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Madmartigan was a badass
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HighDefDiscNews Blu-ray News Reviews Screenshots Release Dates The Insider with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe on Blu-ray February 2013
This is one of the best, most under-known flicks I've ever seen. Michael Mann at the height of his powers.
Ah, you cocksuckers.No bonus materials are said to be included on the release.
Amazon is selling the Lone Wolf & Cub Blu0ray set for $17.
Amazon.com: Lone Wolf & Cub Complete [Blu-ray]: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe: Movies & TV
and they're selling the Shogun Assassin set for $23.
Amazon.com: Shogun Assassin - 5 Film Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi, Buichi Saito, Yoshiyuki Kuroda: Movies & TV
Blu-ray Review: Dredd | High-Def Digest
There's a reason it's on my best of 2012 list.Final Thoughts
'Dredd' is the best action film of 2012, as well as one of the most faithful comic book adaptations of all time. Karl Urban becomes Dredd, and Lena Headey is downright despicable as the notorious Ma-Ma. The movie is relentless and driving, nothing but pure action from start to finish. The 3D transfer on this Blu-ray disc is absolutely stunning, with incredible clarity and immense depth with almost no ghosting. The 2D transfer isn't quite as immaculate, with unfortunate digital noise in many of the darker shots. The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 mix is bold and aggressive, one of the best I've heard all year, and Neo:X compatible if your receiver can handle it. Sadly, the extras here are meager.
If you didn't see this movie, and judging by worldwide box office receipts most people didn't, please heed all the good reviews and buy this Blu-ray. There are literally hundreds of stories that can be culled from the 'Judge Dredd' universe, and according to writer/producer Alex Garland, he had some big plans for future installments. If enough people buy this Blu-ray and show the studio that there's an audience for more 'Dredd' material, that might be enough to get someone to green light a sequel.
As a comic book fan, and an action movie fan, I urge every one of you who reads this to go out and buy a copy. If you don't comply...you will be judged.
Compliance out today(along with Dredd/Frankenweenie/Archer Season 3...) and I strongly recommend it, at least, for rent. Based on true events where a man acted as a police officer over the phone and managed to get employees of a fast food restaurant to do horrible things to one of it's employees. It's a very frustrating wtf experience until you realize that some of the most unbelievable events are said to be the most accurate. Kingsqueen literally was so aggravated with the behavior of some clearly simple folks that I thought she was gonna stand up and shout 'OH COME ON' in the middle of the movie. Made a lot of best of lists...I won't go that far, but it is a damned compelling flick.
New to Blu-ray: FRANKENWEENIE, DREDD 3D, ARCHER Season 3 and More | Collider
I liked it, and I think it's worth a look, as you say, at least as a rental. I am on the fence about buying the Blu-ray, mostly since I'm trying to cut back. My actual Blu-ray purchases this week made me laugh, though, when I put them all together:
Cape Fear (1962)
Sony Announces "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray Titles
To compliment the electronics industry's launch of 4K Ultra HD Televisions, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it will begin releasing a new line of "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray titles. Sourced from pristine 4K masters and presented at high-bitrate 1080p resolution, the first wave of more than 10 titles will arrive on the market in Spring 2013.
Some of the first films to enter the "Mastered in 4K" series are The Amazing Spider-Man, Total Recall (2012), The Karate Kid, Battle: Los Angeles and The Other Guys. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment also plans to utilize available high quality 4K masters for select upcoming new release Blu-ray titles.
The "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray titles will be playable on all existing Blu-ray players, including the PS3.