Blu-ray Beauties

October 5, 2008

It’s a great time to be a movie lover but especially if you’re a movie lover with a Blu-ray player. The long drought of anemic titles seems to be behind us now and we’re well into A-List territory for the first time in recent memory.

It seems like an eternity ago the calls of “where are all the blockbusters?” were met with answers like ‘Training Day’ and ‘Layer Cake’. Those were fine films in their own right but hardly the top-shelf fair many of us were looking for.

With titles like ‘Iron Man’ (a must see in my opinion), ‘The Godfather’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ already released. And titles like ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Interview with the Vampire’, ‘Carrie’ and the ‘Platinum Edition of Sleeping Beauty’ from Disney on the way; combined with the fact BD-Live players available we’ve moved beyond the cautious wait-and-see stance to dive-in and enjoy.

Of all the titles mentioned, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ best illustrates (no pun intended) how far Blu-ray as a format as come. The 50th Anniversary Edition of Sleeping Beauty on Blu-ray boasts a fresh 4k negative scan performed by Lowry digital and a new DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack that was recently restored as well.

As impressive as the sights and sounds of the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray are the BD-Live features are surely just as impressive. From a “living menu” that changes with the time of day and even the weather to movie chat and trivia, the disc appears to be a must-have for fans of classic Disney films.  Happy viewing.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blu-ray


Comments

  • Nadia Haney

    we couldn’t get in to BD LIVE on the first or sceond try. Cool features, but don’t understand why there was 57 pages of the terms of agreement and why it was so diffulcult to get in to BD LIVE.

  • Nadia Haney

    we couldn’t get in to BD LIVE on the first or sceond try. Cool features, but don’t understand why there was 57 pages of the terms of agreement and why it was so diffulcult to get in to BD LIVE.

  • Sam G

    I recently picked this up for my daughter. Though it’s a old Disney flick the picture was surprising. It wasn’t a too shabby remake.

    Well worth it if you have kids.

  • Sam G

    I recently picked this up for my daughter. Though it’s a old Disney flick the picture was surprising. It wasn’t a too shabby remake.

    Well worth it if you have kids.