Deal: 2 Paramount ‘Sapphire’ Blu-rays for $36
"Sapphire Series" Blu-ray releases, Braveheart and Gladiator, on sale at Best Buy.
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September 01, 2009 by Stephen Hopkins

Remember the good ol’ days when you could get all your favorite films on DVD for $15 the week they were released?

Remember heading out to your local big-box store on Tuesday afternoon during your lunch hour to pick up great discs like Braveheart and Gladiator?

Remember how Blu-ray built up hopes and dreams of high-definition physical media only to pull you crashing back down to earth with high disc prices ... and then kick your dog and marry your high-school sweetheart just for good measure? 

Well, today you can relive the glory days of affordable release-week DVDs, only slightly adjusted for inflation, and in shinny blue (or is it Sapphire?) cases.

Pick up the first two releases in Paramount’s new “Sapphire Series” premium 2-disc Blu-ray releases, Braveheart and Gladiator, and receive $10 off the combined total at Best Buy. This makes the pre-tax total $35.98, or $17.99 each. 

If that doesn’t bring back memories of a bygone era with a high-definition flare, well I don’t know what will.

Related: Blu-ray Releases of the Week: Sept. 1, 2009
10 Movies that Belong on Blu-ray

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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