Drag Me to Hell Blu-ray review – Sam Raimi drags us back to his roots

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Oct 21, 2009 at 00:00 EST

Within the first few minutes of Drag Me to Hell, a rather forceful and frightening cold open that effectively sets the tone for the next 90 minutes, Sam Raimi announces his return as master of splatterstick horror. More »

Review: The Wizard of Oz – the beloved 1939 classic becomes a benchmark on Blu-ray

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Oct 13, 2009 at 00:00 EST

It’s hard to imagine a world without The Wizard of Oz; every inch of its production has permeated pop-culture throughout the past 70 years. Every artist, no matter the medium, owes a debt to Victor Fleming’s 1939 classic in some regard. More »

Review: Is Monsters, Inc. a trick or treat on Blu-ray?

POSTED IN:  by Joe Grace, Oct 6, 2009 at 00:00 EST

As a child, I was of the erroneous but firm belief that there was a large monster living under my bed called John. He was big and green, was married to a dragon called Elizabeth and they had six “puppies”. I’m serious. I was a strange kid. It’s a trip down memory lane for me, then, as Monsters Inc. comes creeping out from under the four-poster of Blu-ray obscurity. Will it hit the mark, or will it make me want to put that thing back where it came from? More »

Hot Fuzz review – the best fake buddy cop movie of all-time finally goes Blu

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 25, 2009 at 00:00 EST

The sophomore slump is one of the toughest things in entertainment to avoid. Ultimately, the expectations are much higher for any artist following a breakout success, as they were for Edgar Wright, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg after Shaun of the Dead. More »

Earth Blu-ray review – Disney presents the abridged version of Planet Earth

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 9, 2009 at 00:00 EST

When BBC and Discovery Channel dropped Planet Earth in our Blu-ray players, it was a landmark title. New camera equipment heralded the first nature documentary recorded in high definition, giving a whole new, defining look at our much underrated planet. More »

Shaun of the Dead Blu-ray review – the British ‘zomromcom’ goes high definition

POSTED IN:  by Will Federman, Sep 5, 2009 at 00:00 EST

Few things are better in life than a Wright/Pegg/Frost (I’ll throw in Jessica Stevenson for good measure) triple decker – the artistic entourage behind Shaun of the Dead and its worthy successor, Hot Fuzz. More »