Archive for the 'Recommended Blu-ray Discs' Category

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount Home Entertainment/The Criterion Collection This epic romance has at its core a serious subject – how we treat the precious minutes of our lives.  The film takes place beginning after World War I.  It is beautifully directed by David Fincher.  Blu-ray captures the splendid detail of each period [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Invincible Iron Man

  The Invincible Iron Man Lionsgate Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge The Invincible Iron Man is an animated retelling or the superhero’s origin story; however, unlike the live action movie with Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger as the villain, the principal villain here is the Mandarin.  It makes a great gift for [...]

Blu-ray Review: Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye Paramount Home Entertainment (Dreamworks) Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge Eagle Eye is a cyber thriller combined with top notch action with plenty of well done chase scenes.  It exceeds other movies in its genre for pure adrenaline such as The Net, War Games and Colossus – The Forbin Project.  A rental for [...]

Blu-ray Review: Ghost Town

Ghost Town Paramount Home Entertainment (Dreamworks) Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge Ghost Town is a surprising, small romantic comedy with witty dialogue and great character acting.  A buy in my book. Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) plays a dentist who does not like people.  He would rather stuff his patients’ mouths with cotton than listen [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Warner Home Video Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge The Dark Knight is as much a psychological thriller as it is a comic book action movie.  It is a must have for fans of the genre.  The Joker (played by the late Heath Ledger) is a cynical, sadomasochistic villain who organizes the [...]

Blu-ray Review: Dr. No

Dr. No Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge Dr. No introduced “Bond, James Bond” as the secret agent “licensed to kill.”  It has been beautifully restored on Blu-ray Disc.™   Sean Connery’s successful, hard nosed spy portrayal launched the 007 film franchise.  Daniel Craig’s tough guy Bond performance in the current Bond film [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still

  The Day the Earth Stood Still 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Don Lindich The Day the Earth Stood Still, released in 1951, is one of the two great and seminal science fiction films of the 1950s, the other being MGM’s Forbidden Planet.  A full color production, Forbidden Planet has seen [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Kingdom

The Kingdom Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge The Kingdom is a taut, international thrill ride of a movie.  I highly recommend it to the movie collector interested in war and espionage movies, or anyone interested in the politics and culture of the Middle East and its recent history. The movie [...]

Blu-ray Review: Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge Long before the Wayan brothers produced Scary Movie parodying teen slasher horror flicks, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder wrote Young Frankenstein, their classic comedy spoofing Frankenstein movies.  Being a classic it is a must have for the serious collector. Doctor Frederick Frankenstein [...]

Blu-ray Review: Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda Paramount Home Entertainment(Dreamworks Animation) Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge I highly recommend Kung Fu Panda for any collector, especially with a family – it is a highly entertaining, heart filled animated comedy from Dreamworks. Po, a rather large, flabby and furry, black and white panda (voiced by Jack Black) dreams of [...]

Blu-ray Review: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

  Hellboy 2: The Golden Army Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Review By Jerry Rutledge A renegade elven prince (Luke Goss) returns from self-imposed exile to an enchanted underground kingdom of elves, trolls and fairies to steal his father’s crown so he can lead an indestructible Golden Army of mechanical warriors to destroy all [...]

Nim’s Island Blu-ray Review

Nim’s Island 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Directed by: Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin Reviewed by: Lance Rhinehart Nim’s Island promises an all-family, comedic action/adventure drama.  And while it does deliver something in all its categories, it also leaves some of its more anticipated story follow-through unsatisfied.  Not to begin this review on a sour [...]

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Blu-ray Review

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Image Entertainment Blu-ray 4-disc set, $69.99 If you are a fan of documentaries, space exploration, or the history of the space age, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions is a must-have.  addthis_url = ‘http%3A%2F%2Fwww.soundadviceblog.com%2Fblu-ray%2Fwhen-we-left-earth-the-nasa-missions-a-blu-ray-must-have%2F’; addthis_title = ‘When+We+Left+Earth%3A+The+NASA+Missions+Blu-ray+Review’; addthis_pub = ”;

The Mummy Returns Blu-ray Review

The Mummy Returns Universal Studios Home Entertainment Written and Directed by: Stephen Sommers Review by: Lance Rhinehart Ten years after the close of The Mummy storyline, the mummy does indeed return; this time he plays a more secondary role in a sinister plot for domination and havoc. His reincarnated lover, formerly Anck Su Namun, and [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles Paramount Home Entertainmen Directed by: Mark Waters Review by: Lance Rhinehart Film Overview: Set in a traditional old abandoned house with a mysterious history, the Grace family (or at least part of the family) move into their new home to make a fresh start of things. And even though the characters in [...]

Blu-ray Review: The Mummy from Universal Studios

The Mummy Universal Studios Home Entertainment Editor’s note- to learn more about Universal’s impressive Blu-ray efforts, see their great new website at www.universalhidef.com. It’s the best studio website I have seen to date and shows that with Blu-ray, you get much more than better pictures and sound. Blu-ray Movie Review by: Lance Rhinehart The 1932 [...]