Needless to say, Everest isn’t exactly a lighthearted adventure flick but in spite of that, and some so-so writing, the performances from the ensemble cast, Jason Clarke and Josh Brolin especially, makes it worthwhile, though for myself, I’m not sure if I’d ever revisit it. The Blu-ray released by Universal offers excellent video and audio transfers and a fine selection of bonus material.
Torque is a biker version of The Fast and the Furious (from its producer no less) sans any memorable characters and includes terrible dialogue, a lame story (even for a movie like this) and even worse visual effects culminating with an awful, and confusing, finale. The Blu-ray at least ported over the features including two expansive commentaries while the video/audio transfers are both quite good.
The Ring is a well made, finely paced suspense-horror film that features tight editing and pulse-pounding storytelling from Gore Verbinski and some good acting from Naomi Watts. The Blu-ray offers up some OK features including a cool sequel prelude and while the video transfer is more than acceptable, I was a tad disappointed in the audio track.