2020 was a challenging year. COVID-19’s impact was felt throughout every corner of our nation and the world. The entertainment industry was hit hard and that included the making/release of films both in theaters and on home video.

As in years past, when I began thinking about assembling this list, there wasn't an abundance of titles coming to the forefront of my mind. But, once I began going over this year's reviews, I didn't have any problem coming up with a cache of titles that make worthy additions to the collections of enthusiasts. 2020 saw a very limited amount of new movie/home video releases. Catalog releases on Ultra HD Blu-ray were more abundant.

I will offer my picks for the best Blu-ray releases for this year which will include some of my favorite films that were released this year on Blu-ray. The list will include Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles. These are not in any particular order nor is this list by any means intended to be comprehensive.

I have included a link to the review of each entry, which can be accessed by clicking on the title.

Full Metal Jacket Ultra HD Blu-ray


Alfred Hitchcock Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection


IP Man: Complete Collection 4K Box Set


There you have it—my picks for some of this year's best Blu-ray releases. I'd love to hear your thoughts as well as your own picks for 2020. And, I would be more than happy to entertain recommendations that could be added to the list based on a group consensus.

Ralph Potts
AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviews

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