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Entries for September, 2008

Blu-ray Review: Miami Vice [2006]

Miami Vice can be purchased on Blu-ray individually or as a part of Universal’s “Action Starter Pack,” which includes three movies: Miami Vice, U-571 and End of Days for the retail price of $59.98. Reviewed by Johnny McNair Universal Studios Home Entertainment – 141 mins – 2006 – Rated R – 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35: […]

DVD Review: Wayside School – Season One [2007]

Reviewed by Rich Depping Paramount Home Video – 293 minutes – 2007 – NOT RATED – Widescreen – Dolby Digital -Stereo English/Spanish/French  – Two Discs The school was supposed to be 1 story school with 30 rooms, but due to an error when reading the plans, it was built 30 stories tall with 1 classroom per floor! And lucky new student, […]

Blu-ray Review: Beowulf [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Paramount Home Entertainment – 114 mins – 2007 – Unrated – 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35: 1 – Dolby TrueHD 5.1 NOTE: Some portions of this review were taken from our original HD-DVD review. Beowulf, based on the classic Old English epic poem, has been adapted as a live action film various times, […]

Blu-ray Review: Transformers [2007]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Paramount Home Entertainment – 143 mins – 2007 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40: 1 – Dolby TruHD 5.1 Audio Last fall when Paramount announced that they would drop the Blu-ray format and only release their titles on HD-DVD, the world shook hard. It was weeks before everyone was […]

Blu-ray Review: Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior [2008]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Universal Studios Home Entertainment – 109 mins – 2008 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 1.78: 1 – DTS-HD Master 5.1 Audio You’ve got to hand it to Universal, because they are dedicated to The Mummy franchise and won’t let it die. With the current installment, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon […]

Blu-ray Review: The Ruins [2008]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Paramount Home Entertainment – 93 minutes – 2008 – Unrated –Widescreen 2.35:1 – Dolby TrueHD 5.1 When you first look at the poster for The Ruins, it looks like one of those ‘make a quick buck off of stupid teenagers’ horror films that we’ve been slammed with lately. But if you […]

Blu-ray Review: Fool’s Gold [2008]

Reviewed by Johnny McNair  Warner Home Video – 112 minutes – 2008 – Rated PG-13 – 1080p Widescreen 2.35:1 – Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound Let’s just come right out and say it, the only reason the movie Fool’s Gold was made was to cash in on the success of the 2003 film How to […]