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Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 — Blu-ray Review

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Blu-ray

James T. Kirk & Co. boldly go where they haven't gone before: Blu-ray. With all the fanfare surrounding the Star Trek reboot hitting theaters, there's no better time to check out where the franchise first started — and in stunning HD picture and audio, no less.

Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 includes all 29 episodes of the NBC series' first season, including ... read more

Marley & Me — 3-Disc Bad Dog Edition Blu-ray Review

Marley & Me

We'll say this up front: Dog lovers will adore Marley & Me. But that doesn't necessarily rule everyone else out. Based on the best-selling novel by John Grogan, the film tells the story of a young couple who, before raising a baby, gives raising a puppy a try. Marley is a beautiful Labrador... but he also happens to be a one-pup wrecking machine in the Grogan household. But like any family film, the owners ultimately learn that their pooch brings out the best in them.

As the exasperated dog owners, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston have read more

Slumdog Millionaire — Blu-ray Review

Slumdog Millionaire

If you haven't heard the buzz surrounding Slumdog Millionaire, we'd like to know exactly which rock you've been hiding under the last few months. Let us catch you up: This touching, compelling drama from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) was last year's critical darling and pretty much made a clean sweep of the awards circuit, ultimately taking home the Oscar for best picture. So if you are one of those people who are in the dark (shame on you), now you can see the movie in stunning high definition with this beautiful Blu-ray transfer.

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Quantum of Solace — Blu-ray Review

Quantum of Solace (Blu-ray)

Believe the promotional taglines: Bond is better on Blu-ray. While we have some issues with the film itself, the 22nd James Bond adventure, Quantum of Solace, looks and sounds absolutely stunning in its high-definition release.

Picking up right where Casino Royale left off ... read more

Pinocchio — Blu-ray Review

Pinocchio (2-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition + Standard DVD) [Blu-ray]

A few years ago I had a discussion with someone who told me "old movies can't be released on Blu-ray because they weren't shot with HD cameras." He was clearly wrong, since 35mm film is a higher resolution than HD to start with, and Disney proves it by releasing Pinocchio, their second animated feature, on Blu-ray 70 years after the movie was made. read more

Bourne Trilogy — Blu-ray Review

The Bourne Trilogy

Jason Bourne explodes onto Blu-ray with Universal's release of The Bourne Trilogy consisting of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremazy and The Bourne Ultimatum. This 3-disc set collects the three Bourne movies together for the first time on Blu-ray, and is the only way you can buy the movies; they aren't sold separately.

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The Dark Knight — Blu-ray Review

The Dark Knight Blu-ray

The anticipation that built prior to the summer release of The Dark Knight, the year's biggest blockbuster, may not be matched by the fanboy excitement over the film's Blu-ray release, but it's pretty darn close. And if your goal is just to see the dark and jittery masterpiece again in brilliant high definition, you're eagerness will be rewarded. But for those hoping to spend hours and hours in your own personal bat caves digging through extras, the joke's on you.

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Prince Caspian — Blu-ray Review

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

I have a distinct memory of the local librarian leading me over to a wall of books where she pulled The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe from a shelf and handed it to me, saying "Gordon, you'll love this series of books." She was right; I read all the books in The Chronicles of Narnia series over the following months, and the series remains a childhood favorite. I loved the first movie when it came out a couple of years ago, and I was eager to watch Prince Caspian on Blu-ray, since I missed it in the theater. The movie joins Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmond Pevensie as they return to the land of Narnia only to find it's not quite the place they left behind. The Telmarines have taken over the land, nearly causing the extinction of the Narnians, and now their nation is in a state of upheaval as the heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, has been chased from his throne by his Uncle. The Pevensie siblings battle with the Prince to restore him to the throne, and bring peace back to the land of Narnia. read more

WALL-E — Blu-ray Review

Wall-E

For hundreds of years WALL-E has compacted trash into nice stackable cubes, but one day he receives a visitor, EVE, a beautiful, sleek search robot. Her arrival leads WALL-E on a trip that's out of this world. This is the ninth smash hit for Pixar, and now it's available on DVD and Blu-ray.

I've loved the Pixar movies ever since I caught Luxo Jr and Knick Knack playing in theaters back when I was a 'tween (though we weren't called that yet). The stories are always phenomenal, and the characters are brought to life through the animation. Pixar has always been able to bring such personality and emotion to inanimate objects, whether it's a lamp, or a robot. WALL-E is an excellent example of the emotion Pixar breathes into their characters.

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Band of Brothers Blu-ray — Review

Band of Brothers Blu-ray

Simply put, one of the finest television events ever to be broadcast is now even finer in this stunningly wonderful Blu-ray version of HBO's gripping Emmy- and Golden Globe- winning World War II miniseries. And while HBO touts the original DVD release as the best-selling TV-on-DVD release of all time, every one of those original buyers should consider the upgrade. Never before has the Tom Hanks- and Steven Spielberg-produced look at the men of Easy Company looked or sounded so amazing (and that's a feat considering the audio on the standard DVD was heads and shoulders above its competitors.) Seriously, if you want to experience this masterpiece in its finest form, look no further.

Packaged in an "ammo box" metal tin like the original release, the six-disc set features read more

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