May 06, 2008
| by Gordon Jones
Lots of “discussion” lately as to why Blu-ray isn’t taking off the way some predicted/hoped.
Overpriced hardware, questionable economy, global warming… whatever the cause, I’ll tell you one thing, it’s not Buy.com‘s fault. They’ve had several very enticing sales on Blu-ray titles lately, and this one has placed several titles at new lows.
Over 80 relatively decent movies to choose from including T2, 3:10 to Yuma, all the Rambos, Dawn of the Dead, Lord of War and a couple seasons of Weeds.
One odd thing I’ve noticed in many of these Blu-ray deals is the inordinate amount of slasher flicks (this sale included). I have several theories on this, none with any facts to back them up. Here they are:
One: blood and gore looks great in HD and the movie houses know it.
Two: slasher films cost less to produce and, therefore, are more apt to show up in a deal.
Three: the genre has exploded in the past X years and the number is representative.
Am I missing something? Comment below.
Sale price: start at $7.99 +$1.90 s/h (free on orders $25 and above)
Deal ends: n/a
Buy now: www.Buy.com