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Blu-ray Disc Review: Happy Feet

March 28, 2007 |

Happy Feet (Warner) [Blu-ray]Featuring: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Savion Glover (motion capture, tap-dance) and Nicole Kidman

Not quite sure how George Miller does it… Many directors simply cannot swing with going from darker to lighter fare and crossing … Read More

HD DVD Review: Children of Men

March 28, 2007 |

Children of Men (Universal) [combo HD DVD/DVD]Featuring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

On seeing Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men I was somewhat baffled at the intensity of the praise accorded it, but still found it … Read More

Blu-ray Disc Review: Rocky Balboa

March 27, 2007 |

Rocky Balboa (Sony) [Blu-ray]Featuring: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young, and Tony Burton

Yet another movie memory for me: Seven years old and my mother takes me to see Rocky at a North Hollywood theater in the summer … Read More

“Rocky Balboa” vs. “Fight Night Round 3”

March 26, 2007 | 1

I had a bit of a double feature this past weekend, taking in the new Blu-Ray Disc movie, “Rocky Balboa,” from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on my PlayStation 3 and then following that up with some interactive pugilism on Electronic … Read More

“MotorStorm” Shows PlayStation 3 Potential

March 26, 2007 |
While it may not be the deepest off-road racing game ever made, it certainly is the most beautiful. “Motorstorm” is the type of killer app that Sony has desperately needed since it launched PlayStation 3 last year. It’s an arcade-style mud-slinging racer that pits ATVs and motorcycles against rally cars and big rigs in a crash-induced joust to the finish line. The environments are photorealistic and the game’s only running in 720p. I just wonder how good the sequel will look in 1080p. Read More

125 Londoners Get Free HDTV

March 25, 2007 |

Sure, the numbers of people buying PS3s in Europe are going to be small. The machines are going for £425 (about $830), over 25% higher priced than in the U.S. and there’s a lot of press pushing for European gamers … Read More

Word From the Street: March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007 |

Big Fish (Sony) [Blu-ray]Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Danny DeVito and Jessica Lange

I remember seeing Big Fish at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood and remember being blown away by the sun-dappled color that cinematographer Philippe Rousselot … Read More

High Def Newsmakers

March 18, 2007 |

Price Compression Continues: Thinking about buying a new flat panel TV? You might want to hold off for a few more months as prices continue to drop. Even in January, traditionally one of the strongest months for TV sales as viewers gear up for the Super Bowl, set prices fell another three percent. And by the end of 2007, the year-to-year price compression could reach anywhere from 30 percent (according to Sony ) to 35 percent, as forecast by the industry analyst group iSupply. Read More

Blu-Ray Disc Cracks Amazon’s Top 10

March 14, 2007 |

Check out Amazon’s Bestsellers list and you’ll find a first: the Casino Royale Blu-Ray disc comes in at #8. Sure, the Casino Royale standard DVD is #1, but this is good news for the Blu-Ray camp.

Also consider that the … Read More

Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: Waiting for the war to end?

March 14, 2007 |

There is an industry belief that the reason why hi def player and movie sales have been slow is because consumers are waiting for the market to settle on one format. But I believe the slow progress is due to … Read More

Toshiba HD DVD Movies Giveaway

March 12, 2007 |

An aggressive marketing campaign from Toshiba which promises 5 Free HD DVDs when you purchase any HD DVD player launched March 1, 2007. Previously, manufacturers had offered one disc with the purchase of a hi def player. For example last … Read More

Hot Buy! Sony Blu-ray Disc Player

March 7, 2007 |

Here is a hot buy alert…you can now get the Sony Blu-ray Disc player, BDP-S1 for only $772! This is the first of the Blu-ray Disc players and was originally priced at $999.

The BDP-S1 is full hi def … Read More

Word from the Street: Nothing to Report

March 6, 2007 |

A Tuesday without a hi-def release (in either format) is a like a Monday all over again… the anticipation is there, but the releases aren’t. Nevertheless, the next few weeks promise some hot releases, some home theater essentials and some … Read More

THQ Commits to New Generation Consoles

March 6, 2007 |

SAN FRANCISCO–THQ, which is best known for kids games based on Hollywood franchises like “Cars,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and “Jimmy Neutron,” has jumped into the new generation of game consoles with some pretty impressive games for older guys. The company had … Read More

The HD Week That Was

March 3, 2007 |

To borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens, it was the best of times, and the worst of times for high definition TV last week. Consider these noteworthy events, as they went down in roughly chronological order. Our subjective ratings of impact follow. Read More

Sick of flat screen “deals”

March 1, 2007 |

I’m so sick of hearing about these “great deals” on flat screens. “Dude, I saw a 42″ LCD for for $800.” “Hey man, they have the best deals at CostCo. I saw a 32″ Vizio for $699.” “Wow, Target had … Read More

Sony looks to cut loses on Playstation 3

March 1, 2007 |

Europeans won’t be able to play most Playstation 2 games on their new Playstation 3 consoles as Sony looks to cut costs on this expensive unit. Production costs are high for the PS3, and part of the reason for that … Read More

Steve McQueen Rules Hi Def

February 28, 2007 |

Steve McQueen, who never stood in front of a hi def camera in his short lived life, rules this week’s high definition movie releases. Go figure. “Bullitt”(1968) and “The Getaway”(1972) are released in both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats. … Read More

Word from the Street: Hi Def Movie Releases Feb. 27, 2007

February 27, 2007 |

This week’s Hi Def movie releases this week include:

Bullitt – Blu-ray | HD DVDThe Getaway (1972) Blu-ray | HD DVDNine Inch Nails Live: Beside You in Time Blu-ray | HD DVDand Stranger Than Fiction Blu-ray

Bullitt [Blu-ray](Warner) Featuring: … Read More

What is HD DVD?

February 26, 2007 |

As a follow up to last week’s blog “What is Blu-ray?”, this time let’s look at Blu-ray’s direct competitor, HD DVD. The development of the HD DVD format was lead by Toshiba to be the high definition successor to standard … Read More

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