Friday, February 19, 2010

Horror on Blu-ray

As this blog grows and matures, you will find all different types of reviews. DVD, theatrical, books, music, blu-ray and anything else that I decide to right about. One thing that I have noticed is the lack of horror movies on blu-ray. Don't get me wrong, I know that there are plenty of horror movies on blu-ray, but it doesn't seem like enough. And I'm not just talking about the usual horror movies. I am talking about any type of cult movie. I mean, we only have two Godzilla movies on blu-ray (the original and the 1998 remake), but where are all the other ones. Fanboys, like myself, would eat that up.
When it comes to horror movies on blu-ray, we get a mixed bag. Virtually all the "big" horror movies from the last few years are on blu-ray and some of the "big" old ones are on blu-ray, but what about the smaller ones? Companies like Blue Underground and Lionsgate have given us some classics, but what about the Universal Monster movies? They seem to get a lot of attention on DVD, none on blu-ray. These are movies that could really show what blu-ray can do and they are MIA.
And where are the Hitchcock movies or the Argento movies? These are master directors who have virtually no representation on blu-ray. It is a shame. There are so many movies that scream to be on blu-ray, but are not.
I know that the blu-ray market is still maturing, but give us fans something to tide us over until you get to the big titles. Blue Underground just released The Crazies and they have City of the Living Dead coming in a few months. They are doing a great job at getting their movies on blu-ray. I just wish that other companies would follow their lead.

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