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Ben 04-05-2009 03:10 PM

CNET's Top 20 must-have Blu-ray Discs
CNET's Top 20 must-have Blu-ray Discs
31 March 2009
By David Carnoy
We used to do a feature highlighting some of the top DVDs that made
your home theater really look and sound like one. Well, with Blu-ray in full
we thought it high time to come up with a similar roundup of our
favorite Blu-ray Discs that will help show off your home theater in all its
Also: if you're someone who likes demoing your system and skipping around
between scenes, you'll want a fast Blu-ray player. Right now, the fastest
players we've tested are the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Samsung BD-P3600
Though not quite as fast as its step-up sibling, the Samsung BDP-1600 is
among the fastest sub-$300 players we've tested (we'll update these "fast"
player picks as we review new models).

1. Baraka
2. Black Hawk Down
3. Blade Runner [Collector 5 disc]
4. Casino Royal
5. The Dark Knight
6. How The West Was Won
7. Iron Man
8. Live Free Or Die Hard
9. Mad Men [Season 1]
10. No Country For Old Men
11. Pirates of the Caribbean-Black Pearl
12. The Police-Certifiable
13. Ratatouille
14. Rescue Dawn
15. Ronin
16. Sunshine
17. Transformers
18. Tropic Thunder
19. Wall-E
20. Youth Without Youth

jcc 04-05-2009 03:47 PM

Uh, well, at least they have a list of must-haves.

Note that they are in alphabetical order. Actually, they are all good ones, except I haven't heard much good about Youth without Youth (haven't seen it either). I would leave off a few of the action flicks and add Planet Earth and some family must-haves like Sleeping Beauty, and some concerts, but that's just me.

eNoize 04-05-2009 03:58 PM

that's a terrible list!

Doesn't matter that it's alphabetical, where's 'Planet Earth', 'Bolt', 'Kung Fu Panda', 'PotC: Dead's Man Chest', and 'Apocalypto'.

'Ratatouille' and 'Wall-E' should be in the top 5. The list has a few good titles, but even 'Doomsday' looks better than 'Black Hawk Down'. And as much as the movie may suck, 'Australia' is phenomenal looking compared to their top ten.

This is a terrible list.

dbacksfan 04-05-2009 04:07 PM

I'm surprised Ronin is on the list. Good movie, but the disc is hardly reference quality or even of the caliber where you'd want to show it off to family and friends who might be on the fence about Blu-ray.

MondayC 04-05-2009 04:07 PM

Tropic Thunder a must-have? I know comedies (and movies in general) are subjective, but really?

ToddS 04-05-2009 05:05 PM

Definately missing a few key discs, but good list.

fugazied 04-05-2009 08:20 PM

A decent list, a couple of those I hadn't even heard of http://www.digitaltvreviews.net/img/L/e.gif

Looks like I have more collecting to do!

JackHunt 04-05-2009 08:27 PM

Honestly, that's a pretty sorry 'Top 20 must-have Blu-ray Discs' CNET dropped the ball on that one.

Only really consider 2 of the 20 must haves, but that's just me. Just a bold list, that comes up way short.

nickoakdl 04-05-2009 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by MondayC (Post 1497013)
Tropic Thunder a must-have? I know comedies (and movies in general) are subjective, but really?

Oh it's a must have in my book. I'm a little dissapointed Pan's Labyrinth isn't on the list though.

cheez avenger 04-05-2009 09:21 PM

Youth Without Youth ROCKS!

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