The production values are excellent in this hit Australian TV series based on best selling novels down under. The actors all do a great job in their roles set in 1920's Melbourne. A female flapper detective effortlessly solves murders and works with the local police detective to help solve crimes. If you like Murdoch Mysteries you will luv this series. Season Two is in production now and I can't wait to see it!
Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's
prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise plays Maverick Mitchell, a daring young flyer
who's out to become the best of the best....
After winning a trip on the RMS Titanic during a dockside card game, American Jack Dawson
spots the society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater who is on her way to Philadelphia to marry her
rich snob fiance Cal Hockley. Rose feels...
I saw Titanic in 3D IMAX and was amazed at how wonderful the post 3D looked and this Blu Ray is nothing short of spectacular! Of course did we ever doubt that it would be anything less than perfect? Hats off to James Cameron simply one of the (if not the best film maker of our time) in making the best use of 3D technology! This movie while long is still very entertaining after seeing it multiple times (only 4 and counting) which makes it a classic for all ages. The P/Q and 3D on this Blu Ray makes you feel as if you are on the Titanic. The depth perception is quite impressive and the CGI looks so real! The A/Q sounds amazing too! This is one of the must have 3D Blu Rays to have in any serious movie collection. Now I can't wait for Avatar 3D Limited Edition! I know normally I wouldn't triple buy a movie title but Avatar would be the exception!
My buds and I watched TDOTM in glorious 3D last night and were amazed at how great it looked and sounded! Well we knew the 7.1 HD Audio would sound earth shattering on my 8.2 system (8 speakers & 2 subwoofers). I am really enjoying the 7.1 HD soundtracks and hope that someday that becomes the standard. Anyway I saw this film in 2D blu ray and have to say I prefer the 3D version which really shows amazing depth to most scenes. I resisted buying this Blu Ray in 3D for a long time but have to say this is by far a reference quality 3D BD to show off to your friends. Don't hesitate with this purchase!
Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own...
This movie IMO is much better than 300 and the Blu Ray has outstanding audio and video quality. After reading the review regarding the 3D I was a little worried about the quality however after watching this film on my TV I can honestly say the 3D is outstanding. This 3D presentation adds depth to every scene (not gimmicky where things are popping out at you).
We all know the history about this film going way over budget (at the time most expensive movie ever made) and the number one box office hit of 1963 didn't make enough money back for the studio. The set direction and costumes are top notch! The three leads Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison (Oscar nominated role) and Richard Burton (possibly the greatest actor to ever live without ever getting an Oscar) were all excellent as Cleopatra, Julius Cesar and Mark Anthony. The Blu Ray is nothing short of amazing! The colors and textures are vibrant and you feel like you are a part of the spectacle of Alexandria and Rome! This Blu Ray is like seeing and hearing this film for the first time in all its glory! Cleopatra has excellent visuals and sound on the Blu Ray format and if you want to show off your TV and BD format this is the movie to display!
When their owner clears out his bedroom in preparation for starting college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toy-box gang are dumped in the donations box at a local nursery school and find themselves at the mercy of a horde of...
This is by far the best Toy Story film of the trilogy! The 3D is top notch and sound quality is 7.1 which only enhances the story (if that's possible). This is a movie I will watch many times and still enjoy every minute of it!
ARABIA 3D reveals a unique culture, a history full of adventure, an environment of extreme challenges, a people of strong faith, and a chance for a film to bridge cultures and reduce misunderstanding between peoples.
This was a great IMAX 3D film. The depth perception was outstanding and the visuals were excellent! I agree that the story could have been more involved (so to speak) but I understand that IMAX movies like this are really made for children to learn and hopefully become interested in topics they may not know. This is reference quality 3D blu ray and a great way to show off your new TV!
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the...
I purchased this exclusive 3D bundle at Best Buy for $2.00 more than the 2D Blu Ray so not much lost and for 200 cents more definitely worth the purchase. I watched the 2D and 3D BRD select scenes and have to admit the 2D is sharper of course but the 3D was more exciting to watch! I am glad that I have both as this is the best Harry Potter movie of them all!
Entertainment One | 2007 | 133 min | Rated R | Region A, B (C untested) | Oct 12, 2010
Arn is a young Scandinavian lad raised in a monastery during the mid 12th century in an attempt by his noble family to get him a good education. As well as learning to read and religious instruction, Arn is trained in the art of...
This movie boasts an international cast and is spoken in several different languages and of course has English Subtitles. If you like movies about the Crusades then this is one of the more recent better ones ( the best being IMO the underrated Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut ).
The Return to Cranford is a very good follow up to the original Cranford. The P/Q on this blu ray is top notch and A/Q is DTS HD which is quite good. There are no extras but then again for the most part I don't care for many extras as I don't have time to watch them. Also, the blu ray is Region Free not Region B locked as reported here.
In a quaint French village during the late 18th century, Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman, finds escape from her ordinary life, and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle...
OMG this classic movie is made 10 times more enjoyable (if that is possible) to watch in 3D. The depth and detail of every scene is quite amazing! Only once did I even see a slight hint of ghosting when Belle's father entered the Beast's castle (slight ghosting around his head for a split second). I am new to 3D but from what I have read most of the 3D releases are not up to par with this release. But then again Disney usually leads the way IMO in excellent video products.
Yash Raj Films | 2008 | 145 min | Not rated | Region free
| Dec 14, 2009
It’s all happening in the Beach Party Capital of the world…..Miami is the setting for Dharma Productions latest offering “Dostana” - serving a cocktail of all ingredients to do with Friendship, Fun, Frolic and that thing called...
This movie like others have said is about two straight men pretending to be gay lovers to share an apartment with a beautiful woman. Of course we all know that India has some of the most beautiful looking people on the planet and the stars of this movie are wow lookers! Two of my favorite male actors (John Abraham & Abhishek B.) are in this movie. Overall the movie was fast paced however the infamous kissing scene is a little goofy and long played (but this movie is intended for Indian audiences not us) and makes since. I have watched and own many Bollywood movies over the years and have to say this movie was milestone for having the first openly gay characters (however they were portrayed as having overly effeminate qualities (which would turn off most gays) but if one can't laugh at their culture being exaggerated well then they may take life too seriously. The point is that the movie was funny with of course great music! Their is a sequel in the works.
The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's following the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated...
What Can I Say? This is one of the best movies I have ever seen!
Wow! The visual imagery in this movie is amazing! I was skeptical at first as the first 30 minutes or so are so unusual you are wondering if what you are watching is boring or a work of art. The origin of the universe scenes were nothing short of breathtaking! This movie begins mostly as a narrative then shifts into the storyline similiar to a film but the visuals and direction is something I have never seen before. You have to put the pieces together from the narrative but it's obvious which brother dies, etc. This is not a mystery or something so mind boggling that you can't understand the film. Terrence Malick makes the film a touching loving story of a family with ups and downs. At times I had flashbacks of my childhood which I haven't thought of or felt in a very long time. Brad Pitt deserves an Oscar nomination along with Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Music and of course Best Picture. Will the Acadamy embrace this film (hard to tell) but they should whole heartedly!!! OBTW this blu ray is nothing short of reference quality P/Q & A/Q!
Lucas has done a respectable job of presenting these movies in high definition. For the most part they look very good. Yes there are a few brief scenes here and there that don't look so great but overall I would say these films look the best on HD! Now the audio is just amazing and it blows you away on all three films! Excellent sound that brings these films alive again in my living room. The first two movies ANH & ESB are classics in the true sense! ROTJ has moments of greatness but spending a good half hour on Jabba the Hut and then dealing with the teddy bears really brings this movie down IMO. But you have the great space battle, the amazing pod race through the redwoods and the father / son reunion not to mention the duel with the emperor. The good moments significantly outweigh the bad or the silliness of the added bar scene (is Lucas sipping the wrong kool-aid?). Finally the writing and the actors look tired and I think felt like some of the lines were awful. Ok I won't nitpik anymore. Overall still my second favorite trilogy of all time after LOTR's.
World War II in HD
A+E Networks Home Entertainment | 2009 | 470 min | Not rated | Region free
| Jan 26, 2010
WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color. Culled from
thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through
I am obsessed with WW2 and this documentary is very good at showing us the world at war! The P/Q is good not amazing like The World At War BD but it does the job. The audio quality is quite amazing! The bombs exploding and guns firing from tanks sound like they are in a new Hollywood movie production! My livingroom shook when battle footage appeared on the screen! The sound made this documentary seem so much more real than your ordinary soundtrack. I purchased this BD for $13.99 and at that price it really is a steal!
Paramount Pictures | 1977 | 118 min | Rated R | Region free
| May 05, 2009
Tony is an uneducated Brooklyn teenager. The highlight of his week is going to the
where he is the king of the dancefloor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they
dance together in a competition....
After reading this reviewer I think he made a mistake with the marking of the A/Q & P/Q of this film. Even in his review he praises the P/Q and A/Q so I really think he meant to give each section a 4 or higher instead of just a 3! Oh well - JT in his debut Oscar nominated role is a sight to behold and his dance moves defined a generation - my generation!!! The 70's, John Travolta, disco and the Bee Gees - don't get any better than this!
Eagle Rock Entertainment | 2010 | 110 min | Not rated | Region free
| Jun 28, 2011
Recorded live at the prestigious Wembley Arena in London in 2010, these celebrated musicians are at the top of their game, playing their beloved songs as hard as ever in front of a packed and enthusiastic crowd. Founding members...
This blu ray P/Q and A/Q is top notch! Paul Rodgers has never sounded better and the band is excellent for every song played! If your are a child of the 70's and liked any of Bad Company's music then this is a no brainer of a buy for you. Anyone else who enjoys 70's rock should not hesitate as well to purchase this rock gem!
FUNimation Entertainment | 2009 | 128 min | Not rated | Region A (locked) | Apr 19, 2011
In 1582 Oda Nobunaga was on the verge of conquering all of Japan, but was forced to commit suicide at Honno-ji Temple by one of his generals, Akechi Mitsuhide. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Nobunaga’s top general, overthrew Akechi a few...
I really enjoyed this film. Did not know what to expect but the P/Q & A/Q is quite impressive. The soundtrack is wonderful and enhances the movie during the fight scenes. I own the Yes Asia version but from the specs it is the same film. I was in Japan when they released this film and really wanted to see it but waited until it had English subtitles.
This is the only way to enjoy the Trilogy with the extended scenes mostly enhancing the story not dragging it down. The P/Q & A/Q is top notch (much better than the Theatrical BD's) especially FOTR. I thoroughly enjoy watching these movies and for the life of me don't understand how FOTR did not win Best Picture and Ian McKellan Best Supporting Actor! The Two Towers is my least favorite but only by a hair and of course the importance of TT is connecting FOTR & ROTK. I don't mind the DVD's as the case for each movie houses 2 BD's and 3 DVD's. Don't understand why each movie could not have been put on one Blu Ray instead of two but I am sure Peter Jackson had his reasons. There is no reason to have all the fan club members names on the end credits but the additional music is great when the credits are rolling. Overall this is for me the best BD release of the year!
Eagle Rock Entertainment | 2010 | 134 min | Not rated | Region free
| Jun 07, 2011
This 18-song two-hour+ concert was captured last year at the spectacular art-deco Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. Sheryl Crow, touring in support of her 100 Miles From Memphis album, performs a set filled with...
Sheryl Crow never sounded better! I saw her in concert with Stevie Nicks and was suprised how good she actually sounds live. I am an early Ms. Crow music fan but enjoyed her later songs in DTS-HD 5.1 just as much as her earlier classics! This is an easy buy for any Sheryl Crow fan but even if you never heard of her (which I can't imagine) check it out if you like this kind of music!
And people thought that Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a bad movie! First off the TV series Wild, Wild West was a great show (like James Bond in western times). Just like the Bewitched movie the studios ruined another great TV show made into a movie because they totally changed what made these shows so great. I hope this is just a Best Buy exclusive because it doesn't deserve to be sold everywhere!
Warner Bros. | 2009-2010 | 935 min | Rated TV-14 | Region free
| Aug 31, 2010
Meet vampire brothers Stefan and Damon are vampires, one good and one evil; Elena, a double for the beauty both brothers loved some 150 years earlier; plus Jeremy, Bonnie, Matt and more denizens of Mystic Falls, VA.
Overall the P/Q isn't as bad as I thought it would be from reading reviews however comparing this series to other BD releases and the picture is average at best. This show deserves better quality P/Q as I watch this show every week faithfully ( I love True Blood but feel this show moves faster and is more enjoyable IMHO ) and the HD quality is quite good on DTV so don't understand why there is a poor video transfer. I have a Samsung 52" and the picture is watchable and I only paid $23.49 at Amazon for 22 episodes so it was a very good deal! I am hoping that Warner Bros. will start to take better care in presenting their shows on BD format. My god Warner take a look at AMC and HBO and tell me why you can't keep up with that kind of quality!!! I can't wait for Season 2 of Vampire Diaries but will wait until the price is lower to offset the average quality of the Blu Ray disc.
Acorn Media | 2010 | 624 min | Not rated | Region A (B, C untested) | May 03, 2011
Set in Toronto in the 1890s, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a handsome young detective using radical forensic techniques including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the...
Murdoch mysteries are based on a set of novels by Maureen Jennings about a forensic detective during the age ofg invention. Finger marking (now finger printing) just came into existence among other scientific clues (forensics) that helps Detective Murdoch in solving murders. There are only four major characters in the series and over time you really know these quirky individuals. I rented the first two seasons from Netflix and loved this show so much that I purchased this BD from an Amazon seller. I hope they put the other seasons on BD but I have to tell you that watching the first two seasons on DVD that the upscaling was pretty darn good. Season four of the series airs starting in June in Canada. Also, this Canadian series has received over 25 Gemini award nominations (our Emmy award) since it started. Now it airs in the UK and Australia. I have Direct TV and don't know if it airs on any of our channels. If you like period dramas (Masterpiece Theatre) thrown in with a little comedy to lighten things up and mysteries then this is a show worth checking out. Usually don't know who the killer is until the very end!
Flagship of Classic Blu Ray Releases this Year So Far!
I have seen this movie so many times that I can't remember how many times I have watched it. This Blu Ray is amazing in P/Q and the audio is great as well. Granted the audio is not of new releases HD sound but for a movie released in the 50's it is! I was blown away by the picture quality! This is the way to upgrade old movies to make sure they stand the test of time! I hope other classic movies are meticuliously digitally remastered as this one! I don't even care if the film is spread across 2 discs (though I don't know why?) but how hard is it to get off my lazy butt and put in a disc?! I wish Peter Jackson would of released LOTR trilogy with such care to picture quality! Watch and weep Peter! This is what your greatest trilogy should look like on blu ray!!!
Universal Studios | 2001 | 135 min | Rated PG-13 | Region A, B (C untested) | Jan 25, 2011
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But...
Like usual the Oscar for Best Picture goes to a movie that while good was not great! Think of LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring losing to this movie! Unbelieveable! But what was also unbelieveable that year was that Russell Crowe was robbed of the Oscar for Best Actor (which went to deservingly Denzel Washington) however Crowe won every other major award up to the Academy Awards! Crowe should think twice before punching out reporters! Anyway the soundtrack to this movie is excellent and stands on its own! And Ron Howard was long overdue for his Best Director Oscar and Best Picture Oscar so why not Beautiful Mind?!!
Boring! Boring! Boring! This Film Will Win the Oscar for Best Picture
I agree with dstudie that this movie was the worst I have seen since the Hurt Locker! I rated the BD for A/Q & P/Q was excellent. However Hollywood has forgotten the basics of what makes a movie great - you have to be able to identify and care about the characters in the film. I had no feelings watching this movie and I have to be honest after the first hour (right when Justin Timberlake entered the film) I had to turn it off. I was so bored that I kept asking myself - this is Best Picture material? I will admit the production values were top notch, etc. The performances weren't bad they were ok! I just didn't care about anyone in this movie and I think Facebook is the greatest innovation of the 21st century so far. My family and friends (many which have been reunited) because of Facebook! I don't know - maybe I am just tired of critics and Hollywood kukoos telling me what I should call entertainment! Sorry I am not a follower but a leader and I am not getting on the bandwagon for this movie!
This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young
himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of
work. Volume I covers the period...
Why Don't More Recording Artists Do This??? Neil Young is ahead of hi
Neil Young is way ahead of other artists who should be doing this very same thing in compiling Archives on Blu Ray as there is so much you can do with the material. What a classic this gem is and there is no better way to be remembered. I can't wait for Archives: Volume 2 to be released. Thank you Neil Young for the great music you have given us!!!
20th Century Fox | 2001 | 128 min | Rated PG-13 | Region free
| Oct 19, 2010
In 1899 France, a young writer named Christian defies his bourgeois father, leaves his family home and
moves to the seedy, bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. He is taken in by Toulouse-Lautrec
and his entourage, and is...
The P/Q and A/Q are top notch!!! Thank you Baz Luhrman for personally overseeing this creation on Blu Ray. I was hoping this movie would come out on BD but would wait until it was done right! This movie won the Oscar for Best Art Direction and hands down one of the best looking movies of all time!
This movie is not your usual martial arts flick - there is romance and lot's of action but what's makes this movie stand out is how the movie is filmed! The colors, movements of the actors, art direction, etc. is top notch!
First thing I did when I received this blu ray was to check out the Glee Jukebox - you can watch all the musical numbers in a row in glorius HDDolby 5.1 and wow what a difference!!! You can listen to just the music if you want in high def!!! Overall an excellent A/Q & P/Q!!!
20th Century Fox | 2005 | 190 min | Rated R | Region A (locked) | Nov 14, 2006
Kingdom of Heaven is an epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades long war.
A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic queen and rises to
Ridley Scott should never have agreed with the movie studio in editing this film down from the original director's cut. This version makes sense and ties all the stories together. In my opinion this is one of Ridley Scott's best movies. The only way to see this film is in this version! Shame on the studio for ruining one of Mr. Scott's great epics!
I have a question for 99skywalker - did you actually see the blu ray? That is what these reviews here are for as well as the quality of the movie. I have both BD's and they are excellent - I agree I liked the first movie better but enjoyed the action of the second part!
Blu-ray + DVD
20th Century Fox | 2009 | 162 min | Rated PG-13 | Region A, B (locked) | Apr 22, 2010
An ex-Marine finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms.
As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a
desperate fight for his own...
The P/Q and A/Q of Avatar is well breathtakingly amazing! I loved the story (I know some people complain that its been done before) but guess what? Nothing in 2010 is as original as this movie in which Cameron created a new world for us to enjoy on the big screen (in new 3D technology) and now on the small screen (ok I have a 52" LCD). This Blu Ray is the one that rules them all!!! Too bad LOTR trilogy was not up to this standard.
Howards End is a thought-provoking, luminous vision of E. M. Forster’s cutting
1910 novel about class divisions in Edwardian England. Margaret Schlegel, a flighty yet compassionate middle-class
intellectual whose friendship...
The two people who stated that the P/Q was not good - I say you must of had a defective BD because I have not see any better clarity in a BD. This movie was remastered in HD and everything detail pops out at you. The A/Q is HD 5.1 and wonderful - another great Ivory & Merchant BD (the other is Room with a View). Now hopefully the studio will remaster Maurice on BD.
John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its
Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by
appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger...
Summit Entertainment | 2008 | 131 min | Rated R | Region A (locked) | Jan 12, 2010
Find a bomb, defuse it. Find a bomb, defuse it. The job is simple enough, but the room for error is zero. Fail to
defuse it, and die. This is the daily work of the United States Army's Bravo Company. They patrol Baghdad...
I watched this movie last night - yes the blu ray A/Q & P/Q are top notch. But the movie was so boring - I mean the characters were not developed, it moved at such a slow pace that I fell asleep a few times! And yes I rarely do this with a movie but after 1 hour 15 minutes I turned it off and wished I never rented it. Once again these crazy critics see someone standing around while another soilder picks up their hat and that is great cinema! In the words of a great movie, "What are you people smoking?" How this movie won anything is beyond me - all the soilders were so unbelievably nice and sweet. Is this for real? Men in war do not act this way - trust me I know!
I just came back from Sydney today and started watching Assembly BRD - I found no specs in the beginning of the movie - also, the run time is 152 minutes and in DTS-HD. The sound is amazing! The disc states that it is Warner Bros. picture. I am confused but pleasantly suprised by the overall AQ and VQ. If you love War movies this should be in your library.