Originally Posted by Damnationdoormat
Never really understood this train of thought. I mean, these are have remained in-print have years on DVD across the globe and are from a giant Hollywood studio. Of course they would eventually make it to Blu-ray.
None of these films have received any kind of re-release after more than 10 years; at best some have been repackaged together with another movie to entice budget sales, but until now they've seemingly been forgotten.
I might have gone along with the notion that they're inevitable a few years ago, but I'm much less inclined to such confidence now, especially where largely forgotten catalog releases are concerned. While you and I may still have fond memories of them, none of these are exactly Jurassic Park, and lets face it, if not for Stallone's renewed celebrity, they likely wouldn't be getting any attention now; Banderas is hardly a major headliner anymore, seemingly due to innactivity rather than a drop in popularity, I haven't even heard Woods name in a long time, and Snipes, Stone and Roberts, while still active, appear to be in the same boat as Van Damme, Seagal, Cuba Gooding Jr, etc, for whatever reason... It's going to be interesting to see how well Schwarzennegger's return is received; nomatter how much we may long to see him on the screen again, there are generations out there who don't even know his name that he's still got to connect with.
Since Warner at least isn't pimping their stuff off to Echo Bridge, I'm ready to let these dvds go with fair confidence that the BDs will at least be mild upgrades. But I've still got about 300 other dvds I haven't parted with yet, just in case I'm never given reason to.