I've never really bothered with Blu-ray, indeed I barely know what it is until I started to checkout some info about it. Is it really that superior? Is it the next thing after DVDs.
I don't know anyone who has a player.
The players seem ridiculously cheap. Does it still play ordinary DVD's.? I have a Region 1 DVD player as well as a MP3/4 player but use the former as I get a lot from America. Will a Region 1 Blu-ray play US releases without me having to pay for an IT wizard to convert anything?
In short is it worth it, as given the specs I'm reading it sounds amazing.
I realise this is in totally the wrong thread, but thought someone might have some good advice. My ignorance knows no limits in the technology stakes.
At least on this thread you all know what a nutcase I am.
A blu-ray player will play regular dvds as well (this is what I worried about before purchasing my blu-ray player ... that it would render all my dvds unplayable).
However, I think most blu-ray players are like most dvd players in that they are locked down to a region. So for example I purchased my PS3 player (which also plays blu ray discs) in the UK, so it will only play region 2(?) blu rays and dvds. If you have a lot of region 1 dvds and wanted to upgrade to a blu ray player you'd either need to buy a machine that will play all discs, or have your blu ray player hacked.
Anyway, I just came on here to say that I finally got around to seeing the film last night and was totally blown away. I was very familiar with the story and songs, but had never seen the stage show.
From the opening moments I had a lump in my throat, and that pretty much stayed with me throughout. When the ending was coming up I was trying my very hardest to 'steel myself' for what I knew was going to happen, as I knew that if I gave into tears it would be like floodgates opening. My OH commented that he could sense me shuddering with the effort of trying not to bawl like a baby, lol.
Loved loved loved every second of it - too many moments to mention.
One teeny tiny criticism though ... one of my favourite parts is where Eponine dies in Marius' arms and they sing 'A Little Fall of Rain'. A little fall
???? Jesus, it was like someone just out of shot was standing over them with a watering can! Poor Samantha Barks could hardly open her eyes against the flow, and it kind of distracted me somewhat from what should have been a very poignant scene.