so, following on from the thread regarding the PS3/Xbox 360 thread on the gaming forum, where I said I'd be going blu-ray now the Alien series has been announced as in the works for a release ( http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/207682/alien_quadrilogy_bluray_coming.html ), I took the plunge and picked one up from Richer Sounds on the way home the other night, and then ordered a big stack of discs off Amazon( no point having nothing to play now, is there?? ) - having just watched the 2001 br disc, all I can say is...wow. It was like watching adifferent film, with colours and textures I've never really seen before. that and The Thing look absolutely superb - the best I've ever seen them look, across vhs and then dvd. Amazon are doing a good offer at the moment with 3 for 2 on selected br discs - so even with the higher priced ones you're effectively paying Â£10-12 for each disc at the most, making the price a bit more palatable (at least to a tightwad like me). theres a handy database here - http://www.thedvdforums.com/blu-ray/Region_A_Coding_22_December_2008.htm - of what will work in UK players as well, as the current UK release list is somewhat thin.