This week, for our first 5, we count down the 5 most anticipated Blu-Ray releases of this fall. These can be any movie or tv series, new or old, that we cannot wait to see in glorious HD! ...and away we go!
4. Scarface Limited Edition
This 1983 film is based off of a 1932 film based off of a novel based off the rise of gangster Al Capone (got all that?). This classic stars Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who gets caught up in the Miami drug scene and apparently likes introducing his "little friends" to everyone he meets. Also, if you have money to burn, you can pick up the totally necessary humidor box set, with a list price of only $999.99!
3. Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Say what you will about the prequels, but the original Star Wars movies are still one of the most beloved sci-fi films of all time, and are long overdue on Blu-ray. With that being said, the reason I listed the complete saga here is that even I have to admit that some moments from the prequels (the giant battles in space being the best example) will probably look awesome in HD. No amount of restoration and reformatting can save us from the terrible writing and acting, though.
2. Game of Thrones: Season 1
As stated in the above picture (the Blu-ray cover art has yet to be released), winter is coming, and the realm is on the brink of war. The adaptation of the first novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire stars Sean Bean as
Boromir Eddard Stark, lord of Winterfell, and follows dozens of characters and multiple storylines as the "Game of Thrones", where you either win, or die.
1. The Lion King
One of my favorite films of all time, if not my #1, has to be the Lion King, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard it was coming to Blu-ray. If I recall, my reaction was something along these lines. Seriously, this is releasing in October and I have had my copy pre-ordered since March. Any Disney fan, or for that matter anybody that grew up in the 90s owes it to themselves to pick this one up when it comes out. You can also pick up the other two films in the trilogy (Lion King 1 1/2 and Lion King 2: Simba's Pride) in this actually pretty cool looking 8 Disc Box Set, but if you ask me the other two films don't exist, so I will just be picking up the original.
So there you have it, the top 5 Blu-ray releases of the fall. Have an idea for a Friday 5 countdown? Hit us up in the comments or shoot us an email at email@example.com