Drag Me to Hell Blu-ray review – Sam Raimi drags us back to his roots

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Oct 21, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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Within the first few minutes of Drag Me to Hell, a rather forceful and frightening cold open that effectively sets the tone for the next 90 minutes, Sam Raimi announces his return as master of splatterstick horror. Continue reading “Drag Me to Hell Blu-ray review – Sam Raimi drags us back to his roots” »

Review: The Wizard of Oz – the beloved 1939 classic becomes a benchmark on Blu-ray

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Oct 13, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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It’s hard to imagine a world without The Wizard of Oz; every inch of its production has permeated pop-culture throughout the past 70 years. Every artist, no matter the medium, owes a debt to Victor Fleming’s 1939 classic in some regard. Continue reading “Review: The Wizard of Oz – the beloved 1939 classic becomes a benchmark on Blu-ray” »

Review: Is Monsters, Inc. a trick or treat on Blu-ray?

POSTED IN:  by Joe Grace, Oct 6, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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As a child, I was of the erroneous but firm belief that there was a large monster living under my bed called John. He was big and green, was married to a dragon called Elizabeth and they had six “puppies”. I’m serious. I was a strange kid. It’s a trip down memory lane for me, then, as Monsters Inc. comes creeping out from under the four-poster of Blu-ray obscurity. Will it hit the mark, or will it make me want to put that thing back where it came from? Continue reading “Review: Is Monsters, Inc. a trick or treat on Blu-ray?” »

Hot Fuzz review – the best fake buddy cop movie of all-time finally goes Blu

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 25, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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The sophomore slump is one of the toughest things in entertainment to avoid. Ultimately, the expectations are much higher for any artist following a breakout success, as they were for Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg after Shaun of the Dead. Continue reading “Hot Fuzz review – the best fake buddy cop movie of all-time finally goes Blu” »

Earth Blu-ray review – Disney presents the abridged version of Planet Earth

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 9, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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When BBC and Discovery Channel dropped Planet Earth in our Blu-ray players, it was a landmark title. New camera equipment heralded the first nature documentary recorded in high definition, giving a whole new, defining look at our much underrated planet. Continue reading “Earth Blu-ray review – Disney presents the abridged version of Planet Earth” »

Shaun of the Dead Blu-ray review – the British ‘zomromcom’ goes high definition

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 5, 2009 at 00:00 EST
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Few things are better in life than a Wright/Pegg/Frost (I’ll throw in Jessica Stevenson for good measure) triple decker – the artistic entourage behind Shaun of the Dead and its worthy successor, Hot Fuzz. Continue reading “Shaun of the Dead Blu-ray review – the British ‘zomromcom’ goes high definition” »