Posts By Jeb Stuart
Post-holiday deals at Amazon include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 knocked down to $39.99 (Reg. $59.99), a savings of $20 on both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The “Hardened” editions, which include a steel book, artbook, game manual, and token to download the original Call of Duty game, are also $20 less at $59.99 (Reg. $79.99).
In Universal Studios’ Public Enemies John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is named “Public Enemy #1” and hunted by the FBI including top agent Melvin Purvis played by Christian Bale. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series and what some might call the “darkest” of the series from Warner Home Video. And, Julie & Julia stars 2-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep as Julia Child along with Amy Adams as writer/blogger Julie Powell who challenges herself to cook her way through all 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Sony is running a limited time offer until Dec. 12 on select HDTVs and HD camcorders, including a 32″ Bravia (KDL32L504) for only $379 and 40″ Bravia (KDL40S504) for only $589. The Sony CX500V HD Camcorder is marked down to $999 ($100 off), as well as several Cyber-shot digital cameras and the Sony Reader. (Some the offers may require the coupon code SONYTV40S.)
Comcast has doubled the amount of HD channels it offers in Baltimore County, that according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The new high-definition channels include Bravo HD, CMT HD, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, HSN HD, MGM HD, Nickelodeon HD and the Weather Channel HD — bringing Comcast’s hi-def lineup in the area to 90 choices.
Here’s a great deal on Rock Band 2 for PS3, PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii — the game is specially priced at just under $20 for all platforms. For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, that’s 60% off the regular price of $49.99. The Special Edition is also being discounted down to $99, which amounts to 40% off the regular price of $139.99.
Last year at this time there were a few cheap Blu-ray players out there for around $150. But they were generic brands – you know the kind that probably work decent but you don’t brag to your friends about. Well this year there are several brand name models, even some with streaming capabilities, that are hard to pass up given the recent price drops.
Amazon is offering $200 to $600 instant rebates on select VIXIA HD camcorders. The HF S100, HF200, and HG21 all record 1080p full HD video at either 24p Cinematic or 30p Progressive mode. All three camcorders also offer external microphone or light attachment, using the advanced mini accessory shoe.
Season One of Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One is now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The two-disc Blu-ray set contains all 22 television episodes from last year’s season, as well as 22 behind the scenes featurettes, an exclusive 64-page production journal, and an exclusive archive of concepts and animations. The discs run a total of 484 minutes.
Retailers are preparing for midnight sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 10. It seems fans have been waiting for the sequel to Modern Warfare ever since its release in 2007. Well, how could you not like this game? BestBuy, GameStop, and Walmart are among the stores who will be open as the clock strikes midnight.
Tomorrow is one of the bigger Blu-ray release days we’ve seen in a while, with a mix of film classics (A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life), hits from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s (Rocky: The Undisputed Collection, Say Anything, Forrest Gump) and a few current theatrical and television releases (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Season One).
The third “Ice Age” animated film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (20th Century Fox) is shipping today on Blu-ray. Voiceovers come from Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, and John Leguizamo. Rated PG for mild rude humor and moments of peril, the film seems to appeal to audiences both young and old. The 3-disc set also includes a digital copy and standard-def DVD. A triple pack containing Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has also been released.
Amazon started a Blu-ray blow-out sale that has discs ranging in price from $9.99 to $12.99. How can you say Blu-ray is too expensive anymore with these titles priced lower than many standard-def DVDs? Simultaneously they are also offering discounts on “Blu-ray Book” titles, and Best Sellers.
The sequel to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is now available for PS3 gamers. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a third-person shooter created by Sony and game developer Naughty Dog. The game has added online multiplayer options including co-op and competitive campaigns.
Today’s Blu-ray Disc releases include several 3-packs from Fox Searchlight, which bundle three high-def films in one package to create Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. The 3-packs retail for about $70 but are currently available at Amazon from $42 to $45. (See below for titles.)
This Tuesday will bring over 40 Blu-ray Disc releases including the new Ken Burns documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” which is currently running on PBS. The 6-disc set compiles approximately 720 minutes (at 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio) documenting histories of the creation of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Acadia, and Great Smoky Mountains national parks.
Two years after Halo 3 was released, Microsoft and game developer Bungie have released Halo 3: ODST, a continuation of the first person shooter which takes place in the 26th century, and pits your characters against the alien race alliance known as the Covenant.
Bethesda’s Fallout 3 DLC is just days away from its release on the Playstation network this Thursday, Sept. 24. The third add-on for Fallout 3, Broken Steel will raise the level cap for your gaming character from 20 to 30.
From Square Enix and the “Star Ocean” series comes “Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International” to be released Feb. 9, 2010. “The Last Hope: International” for PS3 will include six language options in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.
‘Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2’ started shipping today. The sequel to ‘Marvel: Ultimate Alliance’ comes from Activision and continues to follow Marvel’s Civil War storyline. Players assemble four-character teams, and for the first time will be able to fuse two character’s powers into one.