Top Blu-rays for 2019

AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviewer Ralph Potts offers his picks for some of 2019’s best Blu-ray releases.

It’s hard to believe that we are at the beginning of 2020 and the start of a new decade. 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. 2019 was indeed a good year for home video releases.

I will offer my picks for the Blu-ray releases with top notch audio/video as well as a list of 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. Some titles crossover between audio/video and favorite film. In those cases, the link will only be provided once.

2019 Picks for Best Audio/Video Quality:


























Highly Recommended Titles Released on Blu-ray in 2019:

Avengers: Endgame


Green Book

It’s a Wonderful Life – Ultra HD Blu-ray

Once Upon a Time in….Hollywood

007: The Daniel Craig Collection

Blinded by the Light

Stan & Ollie

Fighting with my Family

The Cotton Club Encore

The Farewell


Hotel Mumbai

The Haunting of Hill House

Brightburn – Blu-ray

Crawl – Blu-ray

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 2019. 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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Stewart Filmscreen – Studiotek 130 G3 100” 16×9 Screen
Carada Masquerade Electronic Horizontal Masking System
Marantz AV7704 Audio/Video Processor
Emotiva XPA-7 Gen 3 Seven Channel Amplifier
Emotiva XPA-11 Gen 3 Amplifier
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
System Controller: Apple iPad/Roomie Remote V6 Universal Remote Control
Canton “Ergo” and Canton In-Ceiling Series Speakers
SVS Ultra Surrounds (Gloss Finish in Bipolar Configuration)
Dual SVS PC4000 Cylinder Subwoofers
Panamax M5400-PM Power Conditioner/Surge Protector
Wireworld, Better Cables (Silver Serpent) – Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
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