Recommended Blu-ray releases today

There are quite a few Blu-ray Disc releases today to choose from, including Academy Award winners “Braveheart” and “Gladiator.” Popular hi-def TV show “Heroes” has also released its third season on Blu-ray. Among the over 20 new releases (which includes a BD value-pack) here are a few recommended titles.

Braveheart (1995)
The long awaited classic “Braveheart” is now available on Blu-ray Disc. The film won five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director (Mel Gibson), Best Cinematography, Best Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Makeup.

The Blu-ray Disc is presented in a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. This is a two-disc set that includes interactive timelines, documentaries “Braveheart: A Look Back,” “Smithfield: Medieval Killing Fields,” and “Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion.”

Gladiator (2000)
Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” is also a five-time Academy Award winner. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Russell Crowe), Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Effects/Visual Effects.

“Gladiator” is presented in widescreen 2.39:1 with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Extras include audio commentaries, featurettes and deleted scenes. This is also a two-disc release.

Heroes: Season 3 (2008)
“Heroes Season 3” on Blu-ray Disc runs 1020 minutes and includes deleted scenes, featurettes, U-Control cast & crew commentaries, audio commentaries, BD-Live, and a sneak peak of Season 4 (a Blu-ray exclusive).

The five-disc set from Universal Studios is presented at 1080p resolution with a widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Sound is formatted DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.

Other notable Blu-ray releases include “Earth (Disney Nature)” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Ninth Season,” “State Of Play,” and a Blu-ray 4-pack that includes “The Invisible,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” and “Unbreakable.”

Here is the full list of today’s new Blu-ray releases from Amazon.com.

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2 Replies to “Recommended Blu-ray releases today”

  1. mike94 says:

    even if the conversion isnt the best, its still gotta be better than DVD.

  2. jasonB says:

    Braveheart cool, but I heard the Gladiator transfer doesnt look so good.

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