Beyond the Blu - November 2010

Posted Tue Nov 9, 2010 at 03:05 PM PST by Dick Ward

Beyond the Blu is a new feature here on High-Def Digest for those folks who want more than just the movie. The people with bumper stickers and action figures, with posters and props - the hardcore fans. Each week we'll take a look at some of the things you can pick up with your Blu-rays to show off your true fandom.

The Goonies

If you're a huge 'Goonies' fan you've probably already picked up the 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray, but what if you want more than that? Sure, you could get a T-shirt or an "I Love Chunk" bumper sticker like every other fan, or you could get a replica Copper Bones Skull Key. Only 2,000 of these were made and they were only available at the 2007 Comic-Con, so you know you'll be one of the few who have one. As one user review says, "It will not get you dates, but it will get you into caves!"

Sound of Music

There's a lot to sift through when you're looking for cool 'Sound of Music' swag. Collectable plates may not be your style, and chances are high that you've already picked up one of the many karaoke CDs available. So think a little bit outside the box and pick up some goat marionettes to recreate a scene from the movie on your own. They're fairly typical marionettes though, so you'll have to put that creepy makeup on yourself.

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series

When you're a geek - and if you're a fan of 'Doctor Who,' you're definitely a geek - it's required that you own at least a few geeky things. If you're feeling a little more traditional, pick up a replica of the 5th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. If you're feeling a little nuts, you can pick up a suspenders,bowtie, and fez - the whole Matt Smith package.

Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition

You've seen ' Avatar ' in theaters and at home, you've picked up the McDonald's toys and maybe you even own a Leonopteryx figure with a 20 inch wingspan. If you want to take things to the next level, consider a replica of Jake Sully's Na'Vi dagger. But what if, like some, you think the humans were in the right? Get yourself a replica of the massive knife that Colonel Quaritch used while in his AMP suit.


Just owning the 'Metropolis' Blu-ray puts you on a level apart from most folks. But why stop there? As a 'Metropolis' fan, you're required to own a copy of the legendary poster, so you may as well grab one that's 27 inches by 40 inches, perfect to hang on your door. Want to broaden your horizons? Take a look at the similar but different 'Metropolis' anime, based on the 1949 manga of the same name.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

If you somehow haven't seen 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' you really should. Then you'd know how cool it is to own the box set of Scott Pilgrim Comics, or the ultra-cool Sex Bob-Omb t-shirt. If you want to get a little bit obscure, you could always pick up the same Smashing Pumpkins shirt that Michael Cera is wearing in the movie.

Clash of the Titans - 3D

The new 2010 version of 'Clash of the Titans' may not have lived up to the expectations set by the original, but the release of a non-animated 3D movie is something to celebrate. You can do it with this incredibly cool poster featuring the Kraken, or an amazing 12 inch tall Perseus figurine. Of course, if you want to go old-school and represent the original, there's nothing better than a nine inch Bubo.

That wraps it up for this installment of Beyond the Blu. Come back next month for the cool, the unique, and the downright strange things available to pick up along with your Blu-rays.

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