Almost daily in 2020, it has been reported about this little villain – you know who. Thereby, even the best detectives – fictive or real ones – couldn’t stop that bad guy, who turns all our lives upside down and makes countless people suffer massively, on many levels. Very few have been able to ally themselves with this evil tormentor and take advantage of it. We all, however, can learn from the fight with this evil. One of the lessons we can learn is that when we have the opportunity to appreciate things that usually enhance our lives, we should do so more. Among these things are the cinema and movies, new ones as well as film classics.
Only now, we do notice how we miss both grievously. Of course, Netflix & Co. entertain us with their offerings. However, the perception, indeed, the enjoyment of a film is different when you watch it on a computer or smartphone. Only a cinema or a Blu-Ray and, therefore, a good TV can unfold the full splendor of a film.
Without the cinema, the quality of the film would also change in terms of storytelling and visualization in the future. Only cinema makes blockbuster productions like No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984, Death on the Nile, Top Gun 2, or A Quiet Place 2 possible. These movies were supposed to come into theaters this year. However, the labels had to postpone these and many other films to 2021.
BLOCKBUSTERS WITHOUT CINEMA, CINEMA WITHOUT BLOCKBUSTERS
Disney’s Mulan was the first blockbuster to become a victim of the event. Still a week before the first lockdown, we were able to admire the epic about the young warrior Mulan in a press screening at Zoo Palast, one of Berlin’s best cinemas.
There, we were fascinated by the effect the film has on the big screen. Despite everything, in the summer, Disney decided for better or worse to present Mulan directly on Disney+, which is, of course, ok but not comparable to a cinema screening.
So, if we want to continue enjoying this kind of movies that open the gates to other worlds for a few minutes and make us forget everyday life, we have to support the cinemas and film studios as soon as it’s possible again.
THE ADVANTAGE OF THE BLU-RAY
Even as long as our villain is on the loose, at least we can support the movie studios. We can do this by continuing what was once common practice before streaming services defined our viewing behavior: collecting videos.
Whether on DVD or Blu-Ray, the passion for collecting has many benefits. On the one hand, a well-chosen video collection looks good in the living room. Especially, in the form of limited fan editions. On the other hand, DVDs and especially Blu-Rays offer lots of bonus material. So, they contain such cool stuff like a Making of, interviews, trailers, or entertaining outtakes.
Finally, a film on Blu-Ray is always available. Haven’t you ever found a movie you’ve been dying to see on your streaming service of choice? However, when you found time to watch it, it wasn’t available anymore. Great! That can’t happen to you with a Blu-ray!
With a Blu-Ray, we not only make it possible for the filmmakers to continue to delight us with beautiful, exciting, thrilling, and inspiring films in the future. A Blu-Ray is also a perfect device for an evening with friends. Moreover, it’s a very personal gift.
THE VALEUR HOMAGE TO SOME OF THE BEST FILM CLASSICS
Thereby, everyone has a favorite movie. Flicks that you can watch over and over again. Hence, we want to dedicate the next pages to the cinema, film, and all people who work in front of cameras or behind them to give us great moments with their Film Classics.