Originally Posted by nick_danger
If you have the DVDs, I would suggest watching them first before committing to a Blu-ray purchase. I made the mistake of picking up Something About Mary on Blu-ray without having seen the movie since the DVD came out. My wife had never seen it and I was talking it up quite a bit. Wow, it did not hold up at all IMO. The whole time I felt embarrassed - it was slow and not nearly as funny as I remembered. In fact, not really funny at all. I actually regret my bargain bin purchase.
With the exception of the Sean William Scott or Eugene Levy scenes, I don't think any of the AP films are going to hold up well. Something to consider...
For me most comedies are like jokes - they may be incredibly funny the first time, but not nearly so much the second + time around. I loved Something About Mary in the theater. I haven't seen it since and rented the BD when it came out and yeah, doesn't do it for me anymore. I chuckled at my fave scenes - Franks & Beans, the rest stop & interrogation, and the little dog catching on fire, but the rest was all just mediocre filling.
But I have AP 1-3 on DVD. I still like them, but man are they a mess on DVD. My Oppo BDP83 can do 24fps for DVD, and on quality made DVDs - Disney & Warner - it gives them a terrific natural film like look. But I couldn't believe how horrible AP looked - it looked like blotchy 3D the edge enhancement & DNR was so heavy handed. Universal usually baked that into the master, and I'm sure Universal will use even more digital magic trying to cover it up rather than spend a little extra and do new masters.