Blu-ray geeks rave about 1080p picture resolution, lossless audio and the high capacity of the discs, but upgrading old DVDs to the high-definition format doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes studios rush out discs without giving them the proper care, either replicating a standard-definition release or eliminating features entirely.
High-Def Digest, which analyzes most notable Blu-rays that hit shelves, helps you out by identifying the worst of the worst.
According to the story, here are a few Blu-rays to avoid:
Bad Boys — The 1983 Sean Penn flick looks just as foggy and unfocused as the bargain-bin DVD version.
Teen Wolf — Michael J. Fox’s 1985 werewolf basketball comedy lacks the sharpness, depth and clarity of the DVD release.
Harry Potter Years 1-7 Part 1 — The gratuitous, useless-to-collectors cash grab is a boxed set that includes seven of the eight Harry Potter movies, leaving no room in the box for the final film.
If you’ve been burned by a poor Blu-ray buy this year, share your pain in the comments.
High-Def Digest Picks The Worst Blu-rays of 2011 So Far… [High-Def Digest]