Sep 112012
 

Halloween II doesn’t stack up well against its classic predecessor but it still holds some entertainment value thanks in part to Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dick Warlock’s interpretation of The Shape. The Blu-ray is well done from the great audio/video transfers and a decent amount of features. Unfortunately the lack of “Terror in the Aisles” documentary doesn’t quite make this complete, so you’ll need the Universal BD release if you want it all.

 

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Sep 042012
 

Blindness might not have been my kind of movie but I appreciate it for the fine performances, excellent cinematography and a story which is at least captured my attention for the film’s duration. The Blu-ray itself has two fantastic featurettes which will give insight into almost every aspect of the film.

 

 

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Sep 032012
 

Piranha DD is more or less a SyFy Original Movie with nudity. The story, such as there is, is pretty thin (not surprising, though) but the dagger in this movie is unlike its predecessor, it’s not much fun to watch. I’ll give credit to Danielle Panabaker for trying her best and even the director for attempting to bring back the 1970s monster slasher genre, but for me, I just didn’t find this to have any redeeming value, even in the genre.

 

 

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Sep 022012
 

Cold Creek Manor wasn’t as awful as it’s been portrayed over the years but in no way is it very good either. Mike Figgis is normally a competent filmmaker but here the script is half-baked and the acting subpar especially Dennis Quaid who primarily sleepwalks his way through. The Blu-ray at least offers above average video and OK audio.

 

 

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Aug 292012
 

The Tigger Movie is a fun family movie which, as innocent and kid-friendly of a story as it is, will also entertain the adults in the room as well. It’s a classic story with fun characters that has stood the test of time. The Blu-ray offers up solid video/audio transfers but unfortunately falters a bit in the features department.

 

 

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Aug 282012
 

The Rescuers and its sequel The Rescuers Down Under are both fun action-adventure films for both kids and adults alike with some great voice talents headlined by Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor. The Blu-ray offers up good video/audio transfers but the features are much to be desired.

 

 

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Aug 282012
 

Even though the sequel isn’t any good, Pocahontas is one of Disney’s better modern standard animated features. The songs are memorable, the voice talents solid especially Irene Bedard as the title character. The animation is also strong and colorful with wonderful touches to give it a unique touch. The Blu-ray offers up some average features but excels in the audio/video department.

 

 

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Aug 282012
 

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure is another unnecessary direct-to-video from Disney. It tries to harp back to the nostalgia of the original but it falls flat at each stretch of the lame story. The Blu-ray at least has solid video/audio transfers and the features, while nothing great, are half-decent.

 

 

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Aug 102012
 

Those who were disappointed with the 2006 bare bones Blu-ray release of Total Recall will be overjoyed with this new “Mind-Bending Edition” from Lionsgate, the latest in a long line of home video releases. While a few features were left off from the DVD version, there’s a few new features that are absolutely fascinating to watch and at a price point under $10, it’s well worth picking up.

 

 

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Jul 272012
 

Clue is one of those comedies that have stood the test of time. The actors are so funny and perfectly cast for their respective roles and despite being based on a board game, and as inane/forced as the plot is, it’s reasonably mysterious to go along with the comedy. The Blu-ray offers up a nice high-definition video transfer and although the audio isn’t the greatest, it’s still OK.

 

 

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Jul 222012
 

Singin’ in the Rain is a wonderful musical that has influenced so many over the years and has stood the test of time and will surely/hopefully, be prominent for years to come. The Blu-ray features a wide array of features to go along with great audio/video transfers which makes purchasing this a no-brainer.

 

 

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Jul 192012
 

Just Cause is an overwrought court room drama that is absolutely boring to get through, despite it only being ~100-minutes, and featuring performances which are at best, uninspiring not to mention a predictable plot. The Blu-ray unfortunately doesn’t have much to offer. There are no features and the video/audio transfers are fine but hardly amazing.

 

 

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Jul 162012
 

The Butterfly Effect 2 is a waste of celluloid and time. Although I might not have been the biggest fan of the previous entry, it at least had some interesting ideas behind it, not to mention a character I could actually somewhat care about. This one however has 1-dimensional characters and our main guy is a Grade A douche. The Blu-ray itself doesn’t offer much but has most of the features and decent audio but the video transfer has much to be desired, though it’s probably better than the DVD version.

 

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Jul 162012
 

The Butterfly Effect isn’t a perfect movie but it does have subject matters that not many other films, especially mainstream ones, rarely tackle. The performances from an impressive cast are mostly good and while some of the sequences are a bit laughable, I found it to be a serviceable flick. The Blu-ray has a decent amount of features, and the audio/video transfers are impressive to make this worth picking up.

 

 

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