If you’re lucky enough to have a 4K TV, you probably know that streaming in 4K can sometimes be a dicey proposition. For now the best way to truly make the most of your crazy new TV is via 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. The problem? For now they’re expensive. Like $30 for just Mad Max: Fury Road expensive. Amazon seems to agree, and is running a very solid and very tempting special sale on UHD 4K Blu-rays: buy any 3 for $49.99, with an extensive list to choose from. That’s $16.66 a piece for those that have trouble with math, which represents the cheapest price many of these 4K UHD Blu-rays have hit yet.
We’re not going to tell you how to live your life. If you want to pick up Battleship, Central Intelligence, and The Legend of Tarzan, you do you. But below we’ve selected some very strong three-packs worth considering. One final note – consider consulting a website like http://realorfake4k.com first – they’ll fill you in on whether the film was truly shot in native 4k or upscaled from 2k or an even lower resolution.
As far as DC movies go, these are arguably the cream of the crop. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight is one of the most memorable in comic book movie history. Get the entire trilogy for one low price.
Since there isn’t a John Wick 3… yet… you’ll have to add an extra movie to take advantage of this deal if you’re looking to fill out your 4K John Wick collection. We’ve added some suggestions to help round things out.
Only two of the new Planet of the Apes films are part of this deal, so you’ll need to supplement a third movie to cash in on the savings.
Some classic and recent-classics are now available in glorious Ultra HD, including Goodfellas, which may be the greatest movie ever made. So mix and match and bathe your eyeballs in all those lines of resolution as Joe Pesci kicks the snot out of Billy Batts in what would ultimately become his downfall.
This promotion isn’t static – more movies are being added at a regular clip. Some more notable movies you might want to consider building your own bundle with:
Seth Macy loves movies. Follow him on Twitter @sethmacy.