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  Dog-Poop_Walker
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If you say "Star Wars", that's fine.

But for me I don't buy new versions of every movie I already own just to have it on a new format. So that means I require a newish movie where highest visual fidelity matters or it contains more and better material than a previous version.
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Second for second, there is no greater blu-ray release than that of Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line through the Criterion Collection. It's not my favorite movie, but the visuals and sound and features make it a phenomenal release.

Outside of that I really like what they id with Arrow's release of We Are the Flesh and the basic release of Aronofsky's Black Swan, both of which are fantastic in terms of all around inclusive features.
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Except for Star Wars and Jurassic Park, I haven't intentionally bought the blu-ray of anything I already owned on DVD.

There were a couple of times where it happened because I was buying box sets, or it was dirt cheap.

I owned the DVD of Repo! The Genetic Opera, and then saw the blu-ray for less than $10.

I owned a bunch of James Bond DVDs (Volume 2 and 3 of the box sets that each contained 5 movies, split fairly equally among the Bonds), but when Canada's big chain of music and movie stores went out of business earlier this year, I bought some blu-ray box sets (which were organized by Bond actor; so I got all seven Roger Moore and all four Pierce Brosnan movies for $50 taxes in).
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1. Tron: Legacy. Sounds silly, but I love that movie. It's the only movie I've seen in all three formats available at the theater when it was released. I first saw it in IMAX 3D, then just 3D and finally just Standard. Hands down I would pay to see it in IMAX 3D again, and the same goes for the Blu-Ray release. The way the movie was done seriously benefits from the better quality format unlike many movies which, in my opinion, do not.

2. Alien Anthology. Never have I enjoyed the bonus features included in a set more than I did with this one. Fantastic! I almost feel like watching them again right now.
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@Mara: Actually I own that one as well, it's pretty amazing. I love the interactive stuff, they really went all-out. Those are some meaty features.
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I'm of no help with this one. I have both a DVD and a Blu-ray player, so I always end up buying a copy of which ever is cheapest. I've never been overly fond of any of the bonus features with the exception of the making of feature that came with the Alien boxset and then some of the Star Wars documentary making of things for the original trilogy.

When it comes to picture quality, I can't tell the difference between Blu-ray or DVD unless there are two TV's side-by-side.
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I've been contemplating buying a Blu Ray player for a while now, but probably won't until I move out. I bought Rogue One on Blu Ray and will probably start buying more and more (provided they have a DVD included).

Off the top of my head some of my must-haves for Blu Ray would be Star Wars, Christopher Nolan movies, and The Revenant.
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