These Early Prime Day Blu-ray Discounts for your 4K TV Go from Great to Awesome
Stephan Jukic – July 12, 2019
Amazon Prime Day is one of the online retail giant’s biggest sales events and it comes packed with quite a few genuinely unique, limited-time discount offers for all sorts of products. Among these are numerous electronics, 4K HDR TVs and of course, the entertainment that will make them shine at their capabilities more than anything else: 4K HDR Blu-rays. And we mean what we say about the quality of Blu-ray discs on a 4K TV: Because they offer full multi-format HDR mastering, ultra-sharp 4K 2160p resolution and upscaling technology, ultra HD televisions showcase the dense video quality of any Blu-ray disc better than anything else does.
This applies especially to 4K UHD HDR Blu-rays discs since their very formatting comes with all the resolution and dynamic range trimmings and hooks directly to a 4K TV through the high bandwidth of HDMI cables. However, this elevated quality applies just as much to any Blu-ray movie, and whether you’re viewing a 4K disc or a regular 1080p edition, the compression of either type of Blu-ray is of a better quality than what you’d get from any streaming content source at the same resolution. This difference in color, detail and other visuals is something that you absolutely will notice if your 4K TV has the display specs to deliver what the disc came packed with.
Fortunately, if you want to get an early start at building up your own 4K Blu-ray collection, a few really large deals are already here even though Prime Day itself is still a couple of days away, and we’ve picked out some of the best that you can pick up right now.
Before we get down to our selection, we should note that Prime Day 2019 discounts are only open to Amazon Prime members. This membership comes with a small monthly fee but it does also offer a free 30-day trial so if you just want these one-time discounts or any others without paying a continous monthly membership for anything, you can joing then cancel to enjoy the benefits of free two-day shipping as well as the special discounts for Prime Day itself. Cancelling your free trial for Prime membership won’t change discounts or any shipping fee waivers you’ve used.
Now that we’ve covered the technical details, here are some of the best pre-Prime Day offers we’ve seen so far for incredible 4K HDR home entertainment.
Game Of Thrones: The Complete Series
Starting things off, we have the single biggest and most awesome Prime Day Blu-ray deal we could find. If you’re a GoT fan and want your blood, betrayal and dragon fire at their best possible resolution, detail and color levels, then here’s the best choice there is. The Game of Thrones Blu-ray collection doesn’t come in 4K HDR but it will still look stunning on a 4K ultra HD TV. Two options are available from Amazon right now for a major discount. One is the pricier but much more special feature-loaded Collector’s Edition that comes in one seriously cool package and the other is the standard edition. Check out whichever suits your budget:
Fast and Furious 7 Movie Box Set (Absolute best deal of the this list)
This is one genuinely awesome pre-Prime Day Blu-ray deal. The 7 movie collection of the Fast and Furious franchise is retailing for just $16.16, which amounts to a bit over $2 dollar per Blu-ray disc movie. You basically won’t find a better offer on these 7 now classic action adventure films in brand new packaging and if you’re a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise or want a gift for someone who is, this is just great.
If you want your racing scenes to play out even more spectacularly across your 4K HDR TV, Amazon is also offering an 8-movie 4K ultra HD HDR Blu-ray collection for a very reasonable discount price of just $54.93, which amounts to $6.84 per movie, also a damn good deal:
“Friends”: The Complete Series
Moving on to much more light-hearted entertainment, we have the whole series of “Friends”. In the humble opinion of this writer, “Friends” was awful and insipid, but it has its huge cult following even now, and to each their own. So, if you happen to be a fan or know someone who is, well Amazon is selling the box set of every single season for 50% off its normal price in this pre-Prime Day offer. Getting the complete Blu-ray set also means not having to jump from a Netflix subscription to an HBO subscription when the show switches from the first to the second in 2020.
Scooby Doo Where Are You: The Complete Series Limited Edition Anniversary Collection
Getting down to something for the kids (or adults who still love childhood nostalgia), we have the full collection of every single episode of the iconic Scooby Doo cartoon series. The gang’s adventures in ghost, goblin and monster hunting go on for hours of fun in this limited-run 50th Anniversary edition that’s available for pre-order from a run of only 50,000 copies on Amazon. In this case, time might be of the essence and if you want Scooby Doo for your 4K TV, grab a copy now for $65.27 at check-out. The price shows as $81.59 but a $16.32 discount applies at purchase. Also, the box set just looks awesome!