BLU-RAY: Blu-ray Gift Ideas for Dads, Part 1

Father’s day is coming this Sunday, June 21.  Here are some great Blu-rays to get your Technically hipster Blu-ray dad. Of course, I’d recommend getting him a Blu-ray player first – but that’s in tomorrow’s Tech Gifts for dad story. Today let’s get him some Blu-rays to start his collection with. No Die Hard, Godfather or ID4 Blu-rays on this list because, frankly, those were horrible, horrible, transfers. Stay away from them. Since this is a guide for fathers, I’m going to stay away from the great Blu-ray titles like The Dark Knight, Speed Racer, etc.  This is part 1 of a two part list.


Fox War Classics Blu-ray Bundle – Patton, The Longest Day, and Sand Pebbles



For dads who like classic War Flicks you really can’t go wrong with the Fox War Classics Blu-ray bundle, I mean it’s Patton AND The Longest Day! Blu-ray War Classics Bundle (Patton / The Longest Day / Sand Pebbles) – ( Exclusive) [Blu-ray]

The Day the Earth Stood Still



The Day the Earth Stood Still Blu-ray Disk is a beautiful package that include an incredibly sharp transfer and tons of great extras. Now you have two choices  you can either get the 3 Disc Special Edition of the Keanu version which includes the original, or just get him the Original. The Keanu version is a bore, but it’s a great Blu-ray package that gives you both versions but you won’t get all the extras from the Original. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]


The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition



Really, this list could have easily turned into a Clint love fest and a large collection of his famous characters are now on Blu-ray. Including Dirty Harry in this set that includes every DH movie. All the transfers look great, hardly any grain in the pictures. Tomorrow I’ll give you the Silent Man Western Series (Pale Rider, Unforgiving, etc.). Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Dirty Harry / Magnum Force / The Enforcer / Sudden Impact / The Dead Pool) [Blu-ray]


The Adventures of Robin Hood




The Adventures of Robin Hood with the late, great Errol Flynn is a classic for any Swashbuckling Fan and this is a beautiful transfer. The Color depth looks amazingly fresh, considering how old this movie is.  The Adventures of Robin Hood [Blu-ray]



James Bond Set



What Dad doesn’t dream of being James Bond? At least 6 Bond films are now available in Blu-ray in two different collector’s packs. James Bond Blu-ray Collection Six-Pack (Dr. No / Die Another Day / Live and Let Die / For Your Eyes Only / From Russia with Love / Thunderball) ( Exclusive) [Blu-ray]


2001 A Space Odyssey Blu-ray



I’ve never been able sit through this classic Sci-Fi film, but the Blu-ray transfer on this is gorgeous. 2001 – A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray]




Casablanca Ultimate Collector’s Edition



This is a beautiful transfer of one of the all time great romantic adventures. Casablanca (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]





What Father doesn’t want to have the skills Liam Neesan has to protect their family? Taken [Blu-ray]


The French Connection I and II



The French Connection I and II are now on Blu-ray and both look great. How can any Dad resist this classic genre defining 70s Police Drama? Gene Hackman’s Popeye Doyle is one of the great codger detectives which is quite a feat considering he’s really young in this. The French Connection [Blu-ray]