Blu-ray Reviews

In-depth and technical Blu-ray Disc reviews for movies and TV shows, for optimum reference picture and audio quality, with special bonus features and other information.

The Dark Knight Rises 4.5/5.0

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan and cast return with several newcomers and a few familiar cameos to the final installment of Nolan’s trilogy. It’s been eight years since the ending of the previous film. Batman is believed to be a killer of one of Gotham’s shining citizens. Bruce Wayne is an ailing recluse. A new villain, Bane, has come out of the woodwork and he’s got it out for all of Gotham, stirring Wayne out of a reluctant retirement.

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January 5th, 2013
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon 3/5.0

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

While Michael Bay’s direction and choices may be questionable at times, it stands to be that all three Transformers films are reference-grade technical marvels. The final installment in the trilogy serves to be no exception and provides a stunning audio visual presentation that dares to be rivaled.

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September 30th, 2011
Tron: Legacy 4.5/5.0

Tron: Legacy

Directed by first-time film director and long-time commercial director Joseph Kosinski, Tron: Legacy is the sequel to the ground breaking 1982 science fiction film Tron, which featured some of the very first computer generated imagery in motion picture history. The 2010 blockbuster sequel takes viewers back to the world of The Grid, this time with almost 30 years of technology and artistry under its belt.

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March 24th, 2011
Inception 4.5/5.0

Inception

It can be argued that Christopher Nolan is one of the most exciting directors working today. Similar to other filmmakers like David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky or even a studio like Pixar, you know that whatever their next project is going to be, you’ll have your hand hovering over your pocket, ready to buy a ticket. Nolan is a filmmaker who unashamedly loves to do blockbuster films, but expertly crafted ones that always take that extra step to engage you. Inception is no exception.

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December 5th, 2010
WOW: World of Wonder Home Theater Calibration 4.5/5.0

WOW: World of Wonder Home Theater Calibration

Even the most hardcore of connoisseurs might be surprised and impressed by the quality and depth of the content in this AV Tools suite. It’s intuitive and thorough for both newbies, enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

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November 17th, 2010
Iron Man 2 4/5.0

Iron Man 2

When the first Iron Man came out, it was a much needed jolt to the superhero film genre, providing a fun take on a oft-neglected but beloved character from Marvel Comics history. It had a fresh and appropriate cast, good humor and exciting action-pieces from a surprising choice of director, Jon Favreau, of Swingers, Elf and Zathura fame.

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November 14th, 2010
Toy Story 3 5/5.0

Toy Story 3

It’s not often that Pixar considers putting out a sequel, so you know they have something special for you when you when they do. Everyone knows they’re one of the rare studios that can continuously put out first-class entertainment without relying on gimmicks or advertise on recognizable celebrity voices.

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November 2nd, 2010
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season 4.5/5.0

Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season

Crafting a final season of any show, let alone one where an end point has been finalized years in advance, is no easy task. Even more so for a show of such depth, complexity and a viciously acute fan base, such as Lost. It’s likely been as nerve wracking and anxiously anticipated for the viewers, as it has been for the producers. Did they succeed? It was bound to be divisive.

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September 22nd, 2010