Weekly DVD Picks – April 18, 2006

It’s a somewhat sparse week. It is, however, the
first week that the HD-DVD releases are really
starting to roll out. I didn’t list any this week,
but it wouldn’t be hard to start. (Serenity
is one of those first titles, too. That’s a pretty
strong show of faith, I’d say.) So, do you want the
HD-DVD and Blu-Ray titles listed too?

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. Remington
Steele
is always
good, and one of those shows I haven’t managed to
budget for just yet.

9 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – April 18, 2006”

  1. Jethro says:

    Sentinel
    I think The sentinel is genre. Guy gains super-powers and hippie sidekick to become better person.

    I’m fine with HD/Bluray. I’m curious to see what comes out in those formats. Maybe have them seperate from the other stuff though… for now.

  2. chad says:

    Cross of Iron
    I watched Cross of Iron some time ago and enjoyed it, although it didn’t make my favorites list. On the one hand you have a glory-seeking officer who wants to earn an Iron Cross no matter what the price. On the other hand you have James Coburn as a grizzled, veteran Sergeant who has already earned an Iron Cross and is disillusioned with the war. The film follows their adventures and the transformation of the officer.

  3. chad says:

    Event Horizon
    There is a sequence towards the end of this movie where a bunch of images are quickly flashed on the screen. I watched it in slow motion and got quite a shock–the images were quite gruesome.

    • Damien says:

      Re: Event Horizon

      There is a sequence towards the end of this movie where a bunch of images are quickly flashed on the screen. I watched it in slow motion and got quite a shock–the images were quite gruesome.

      Oh heck yeah, I personally blame this movie’s sequences for much of the recent gorefests that have come out in the past ten years – <em>The House On Haunted Hill</em>, <em>Ghost 13</em>, etc. THoHH felt like it was that type of footage & sentiment stretched into a full movie, quite nasty.

      Damien

    • Damien says:

      Re: Event Horizon

      There is a sequence towards the end of this movie where a bunch of images are quickly flashed on the screen. I watched it in slow motion and got quite a shock–the images were quite gruesome.

      BTW, the DVD apparently isn’t a new edit but rather includes separate additional footage that was used as part of the test screenings.

      Damien

  4. chad says:

    HD Movies
    My vote is "No." I won’t be purchasing a HD or Blu-Ray player anytime soon.

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    • GrimSean says:

      Re: HD Movies

      My vote is "No." I won’t be purchasing a HD or Blu-Ray player anytime soon.

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      Maybe come November, but it still remains to be seen if the PS3 is going to get the worldwide launch (or if they’ll still be using Blu-ray discs). Even then, I doubt I’ll have the $1000 I’ll need to be able to buy it anyways.

      My vote would be to denote if a release also includes HD or BR formats, but ignore the re-releases of stuff that’s already available on DVD (unless it’s seriously cool, like that Planet of the Apes headset).

    • Set says:

      Re: HD Movies

      My vote is "No." I won’t be purchasing a HD or Blu-Ray player anytime soon.

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      Agreed. I personally won’t go the HD-DVD or Blu-Ray route simply because it’s Beta and VHS all over again. Other reasons:

      1 – My DVD player does HD-upconversion which looks perfectly good to me.

      2 – I imagine downloadable HD movies will be coming soon, or something else.

      3 – I don’t want to re-purchase the DVDs I currently own.

      4 – SACD or DVD-Audio anyone?

      • Jethro says:

        Re: HD Movies

        4 – SACD or DVD-Audio anyone?

        I have both, and my player can play both. What was the question?

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