Best Blu-ray Movie Deals


Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Australia Netherlands Japan Mexico
Space Jam 4K (Blu-ray)
$25.99
9 hrs ago
Drive (Blu-ray)
$27.99
1 day ago
Center Stage (Blu-ray)
$29.99
9 hrs ago
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 4K (Blu-ray)
$29.99
 
Godzilla vs. Kong 4K (Blu-ray)
$42.99
 
The Rocketeer (Blu-ray)
$8.99
1 day ago
Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (Blu-ray)
$72.99
 
Dragonheart: 5-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete 4K (Blu-ray)
$24.49
 
The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K (Blu-ray)
$73.43
1 day ago
Nobody 4K (Blu-ray)
$30.99
 
Wonder Woman 1984 4K / Wonder Woman 4K (Blu-ray)
$30.49
13 hrs ago
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Entertainment > General Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #61
:( geek tragedy ): :( geek tragedy ): is offline
Active Member
 
:( geek tragedy ):'s Avatar
 
Mar 2010
4
Default

I was not that big of a fan of their menu's at first but they have grown on me.

I despise that god damned "Ticker" though. That should be something I have the option to turn on if I want it, not turn off if I don't.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Monterey Jack (01-28-2017)
Old 08-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #62
Blu-Dog Blu-Dog is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Blu-Dog's Avatar
 
Dec 2007
Lancaster, CA
9
1
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uberbot View Post
Okay. I admit I am a bit overly obsessed with design but can Universal try any less with their releases? Every single title has the exact same menu.
As long as the movie starts, I'm good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #63
Makarov Makarov is offline
Power Member
 
Mar 2013
Default

In my opinion I agree with the OP, these menu's suck. Consistency is only a good thing between movies in a series, not just slapped on everything. A lot of the time it just doesn't fit - Shaun of the Dead for instance. It deserves a cooler menu than that.

Packaging matters (just look at the interest in slipcovers) and the menu is a big part of the packaging. It can be organized but still have some design to it.

The one thing I do like is the universal screensaver that pops up when paused.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #64
Jett Rink Jett Rink is offline
Blu-ray Knight
 
Oct 2012
2
154
Default

I was just watching Vertigo from the Hitchcock Essential's Set, and they have the basic menu. I was doing major .
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 05:28 PM   #65
Acehit Acehit is offline
New Member
 
Sep 2009
Default 100% agree with the OP

Jeese, I only just figured this out two days ago, when I bought Gladiator blu ray and noticed it had the exact same blu ray menu as Back to the Future, and when I talked about it to a friend, apparently Jurassic Park has the same menu. I was furious to say the least, I'm not all that impressed with the presentation of Blu-rays as it is. Most of them have flast 2d pictures as a backdrop for their menus, with no animated intro's, menu designs are mediocre at best and it's a shame we have to put up with this, DVD's were given far more creativity!

Coming back to the whole issue of Paramount using the same menu's for all their blu-rays, this is totally unnacceptable! I'm paying money for what I like to think is a quality product, so I expect quality presentation, not some bum who sits in front of the computer creating the same bloody menu for every single blu ray release!

Those of you who say "it doesn't matter" and accept it, what the hell is wrong with you all? Is your expectation for a quality product so low that you just don't care? Taking into account that Blu ray has a phemonenal amount of disk space to work with, I want to see more attention paid to these menu's and I want them to have colours, design, sound and intro's that are in tune with the movie, not some box standard menu template that they just fill with film footage! Give us more of a reason to spend money on movies, this is another catalyst to increase piracy. The rocky blu ray set was so badly presented that I just ripped the movies off disc and saved them on a hard drive. Same with the fugitive special edition blu ray that has menu buttons that look like they have been snapped off google or something.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #66
I_Like_Movies I_Like_Movies is offline
Power Member
 
I_Like_Movies's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Toronto
25
562
8
Default

I read the title as "Who else hates the Universe"..

I don't care for the menus, but I don't hate them
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 07:12 AM   #67
AeroK AeroK is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
AeroK's Avatar
 
Dec 2009
DFW TX
51
1109
160
666
1
Default

Their menus are soooooo 2008. My slider phone agrees.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 08:21 AM   #68
Optimus Optimus is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
Optimus's Avatar
 
Apr 2014
Australia
249
619
2
4
Default

I always liked that Universal menu, it's nice imo.

Anyway in terms of the most unique menu, I think Superbad has that honour with their collage of dick drawings as the backdrop (the Tank Man parody always leaves me in stitches), so that's pretty unique and it fits with the movie.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #69
philzilla philzilla is offline
Senior Member
 
philzilla's Avatar
 
Oct 2008
4
464
702
Default

It's distinctive.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 10:55 AM   #70
johnsirett johnsirett is offline
New Member
 
Jan 2017
1
Default

I think Universal do this mostly out of a desire for consistency, rather than lacking design resources. I have a release of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" which uses those rather bland Universal menus, but puts a neat twist on them -- everything is pixelated and 8-bit styled, in a way that fits neatly to the film in question.

I do think that BD menus are a form of artistic expression connected to the films they support, and that Universal lose some of that with their cookie cutter design. But they are easy to navigate, and Universal offer shit-tons of bonus content on most of their releases, so I'm not complaining.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 11:00 AM   #71
dgoswald dgoswald is offline
Blu-ray Knight
 
dgoswald's Avatar
 
May 2015
Erath
61
Default

The BttF Blu-rays were the first discs of that type I bought, and I was lost, lol. I'm a techy-type guy, but they were atrocious for user friendliness.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Crispy0009 (01-29-2017)
Old 06-30-2020, 10:26 PM   #72
DeanerAteMySkull DeanerAteMySkull is offline
Member
 
DeanerAteMySkull's Avatar
 
Jun 2020
4
37
15
Default yes

Okay, am I the only one who thinks Universal menus are so frickin laggy! Like I navigated DVD's easier than this and blu-rays are supposed to be better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 11:37 AM   #73
UnionJackMix UnionJackMix is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
UnionJackMix's Avatar
 
Jan 2014
14
141
13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uberbot View Post
Okay. I admit I am a bit overly obsessed with design but can Universal try any less with their releases? Every single title has the exact same menu. It's not just on the interface but also on the back of their packaging. They must have only one lazy person working in their design department.

Am I the only one annoyed by this? I find the interface and pop-ups on Blu-ray to be part of the overall experience. Things are lessened when everything looks identical. They are offering true meaning to a "Universal" menu!!
Oh funny to see I'm not alone. I hate them so much too. Do you know how many years it has taken me to find out how to exit the "screensaver" mode that takes over if you dont resume play after 5-10 minutes? Why would anyone thing to press the direction buttons?
However, I must say, and I don't know what studio does it, but those who don't write what the menus are, instead they use icons? Home is the only one that makes sense but the rest dont conform to any real meaning. Does it really take too much to design those?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 01:45 PM   #74
Xtempo Xtempo is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Xtempo's Avatar
 
Nov 2009
Commonwealth of Virgin
74
260
176
1
Default

sometimes I like conformity and uniformity in products like Criterion releases or Arrow but Universal with curve thing has always annoyed me. Its like the packaging when they use to show how Hi-Defination the movie is by having a label on top of the cover with that swoosh thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 08:47 PM   #75
jonmoz jonmoz is offline
Special Member
 
jonmoz's Avatar
 
Jan 2009
Bury U.K
40
9
547
3
Default

Always liked universal menus, glad they have gone away from the movie spoilers playing on background of the older ones, but still have always liked the look of them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 04:42 AM   #76
Dollar Colonel Dollar Colonel is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Dollar Colonel's Avatar
 
Oct 2017
Vacationland
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
Default

Reminds me of the original XBox 360 "Blades" interface:

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2021, 11:28 PM   #77
Verisimilitude1984 Verisimilitude1984 is offline
Expert Member
 
Verisimilitude1984's Avatar
 
Dec 2015
London
14
114
7
Send a message via Skype™ to Verisimilitude1984
Default

Not a fan.

Especially of the language menu that pops up first on the left hand side. All all the shimmer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 12:28 PM   #78
joonskeezle joonskeezle is online now
Active Member
 
joonskeezle's Avatar
 
Mar 2019
New England
1
1811
Default

i guess I don't mind the menus as much as the stupid Universal screensaver that appears if I pause the movie for more than like three seconds.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Entertainment > General Chat

Similar Threads
thread Forum Thread Starter Replies Last Post
Movies you love but everyone else hates. Movies Jac0b 782 05-06-2021 11:06 AM
I know everyone hates when these are posted... Plasma TVs victimsofadown 21 04-09-2009 10:17 PM
Am I the only one who hates the slipcovers? Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology HeartOFHatred 43 10-17-2007 05:07 PM
Good Menus/Bad Menus Blu-ray Movies - North America WickyWoo 12 08-20-2007 07:20 PM
Universal needs to see beyond the line, truth is MS 'hates' HD discs Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology Petra 11 02-04-2007 07:54 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:28 AM.