Out on Blu-ray this week

gangs-of-new-york-miramaxThere are lots of re-released Academy Award Winning films on the on the Blu-ray shelves this week. The packaging on these releases will be different than the originals, with a gold background to indicate an award winning film. Some other re-releases, like Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, boast digital re-mastering and audio upgrade to DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1.

The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) Parts I and II have been released as single Blu-ray Discs under the Sapphire Series label. Although they were already available in giftset form along with Part III, some of you may have held out for only the first two films.

Movies getting their first hi-def Blu-ray releases this week include Mystic River, Amelia, Ong Bak 2: The Beginning & Ong Bak 2: The Thai Warrior, Zombieland, The Music Man, The Last King of Scotland, and Walk the Line.

Here are some of the releases this week:

Amadeus (Director’s Cut)
An American in Paris (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
Amelia
The Departed (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Re-release)
Gangs of New York (Remastered) (Miramax Winner)
Gigi (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
The Godfather (Coppola Restoration) Sapphire Series
The Godfather Part II (Coppola Restoration) Sapphire Series
Hellboy: Sword of Storms & Blood & Iron
The House of the Devil
Love Happens
March of the Penguins (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
Million Dollar Baby (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
The Music Man
Mystic River
New York, I Love You
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
Planet Hulk

To Live and Die in L.A. (Previously an import)
Training Day (re-release Academy Award winner)
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Unforgiven (Re-release Academy Award Winner)
Walk the Line
Zombieland

Here is the complete list of new Blu-ray releases available at Amazon.com.

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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