Yes, this is a two-fer…and the inspiration (and images) came from a post courtesy of TDOY pal 50 Westerns From The 50s.
A good while back, I got an e-mail from Warner Home Video touting one of the most amazing offers with which I’ve ever been presented: I could purchase Blu-Ray discs for the staggeringly low price of $4.95 apiece as an introductory “Switch to Blu-Ray” promotion. I looked through the offerings and although this may seem like a coinkydink—the only two films I was interested in obtaining were The Searchers (1956) and
Keep in mind, I still haven’t made the giant technological leap to purchasing a Blu-Ray player—but I rationalized that it’d probably be a future Christmas request and so why not capitalize on these inexpensive discs in the interim? (I did a similar thing with VHS pre-records; I bought a stack of Goodtimes videocassettes before actually obtaining a VCR because they were on sale at a local K-Mart.)
Ah, but there was a catch. (There’s always a catch.) I would have to ship my DVD copies of Searchers and Bravo to WHV who, in return, would ship me the Blu-Ray editions. So I decided to pass.
But every so often…I wonder if I might not have made the wrong choice.