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BD Review: Surrogates

Surrogates is a surprisingly good, suspense-filled action flick from the master of action himself, Bruce Willis. Check out our review of Surrogates to see what we think of this cool movie on Blu-Ray.

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BD Review: Jennifer’s Body

It’s horror. It’s comedy. It’s Diablo Cody, Amanda Seyfried, and Megan Fox, looking quite svelte. That’s what you have to look forward to with Jennifer’s Body.

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BD Review: Wrong Turn 3 – Left for Dead

Wrong Turn 3 - Left for Dead Blu-Ray Box ArtMovie Info:
Writer: Connor James Delaney
Director: Declan O’Brien
Cast: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Tamer Hassan, Gil Kolirin, Tom McKay, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Chucky Venice, Louise Cliffe, Emma Clifford, Jack Gordon, Borislav Iliev
Rating: R
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment

Release Info:
DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
Online Availability: Amazon for $19.99

They just keep getting dumber and dumber. When Wrong Turn was released, I saw it because I think Eliza Dushku is hot. It wasn’t bad as far as horror goes. However, there is a long standing problem with horror movies. The creators think they have a hit on their hands and develop 800 sequels! That would be great if the sequels were any good. I find most sequels are miss with the occasional hit.

For example, Halloween and Halloween 2 are both pretty good, but 2 is a continuation of the story in the original, so it works out. The third film was a bust. Four and five were okay, only because they played off the story in 1 and 2, but the rest of the sequels sucked. I feel the same way with A Nightmare on Elm Street (1 & 3 are good, the rest suck), Friday the 13th (1, 2, and 5 are good, the rest suck), Saw (anything after 3 sucks), The Evil Dead (1 was the best), and pretty much every other horror movie with sequels out there. Wrong Turn is no different.

This series follows the same path the Pulse movies follow. The first one was okay, but making sequels never should have happened. Wrong Turn 2 was bad enough, but taking this pathetic movie series to a third film was just too much. I was done after the first film. Seriously, when your horror movie is going direct to DVD, it is a sign that it is time to quit.

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BD Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Two Disc Combo Packs)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Two Disc Box ArtMovie Info:
Writer: The Brothers Grimm and various others
Director: David Hand
Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell, Eddie Collins, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw
Rating: G
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Release Info:
Original Theatrical Release Date: February 4, 1938
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
Online Availability: Amazon for $19.99

I, like many other adults my age, have been able to take for granted the fact that Disney regularly makes decent animated features. When Snow White was being developed by Walt Disney and his company, the Disney company had never made a full length, animated, feature film. This was the first Disney feature, that has made way for many, other exceptional animated movies. Without Snow White we wouldn’t have had Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, The Fox and the Hound, and many, other classic Disney films that are a part of my (and probably your) Disney collection.

At the time it was released, Snow White was revolutionary. Most animated studios focused on cartoon shorts, so a full, animated feature was a lot more work, since animation was hand drawn at that time. You can see the care taken to make this film something spectacular. It’s a beautiful film that is even more enhanced by the HD capabilities today. Not to sound clichĂ©, but the Blu-Ray presentation of this Disney classic is absolutely gorgeous.

It is hard to dispute the worth of a film like Snow White. The story had been around since the days of the Brothers Grimm, who first told the tale of the beautiful Snow White, her wicked stepmother, and the seven, friendly dwarfs. The Disney dwarfs have become a symbol of Walt Disney and the Disney Company. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know Dopey, Grumpy, Sleepy or the other dwarfs. Of course, this just adds to the timeless nature of the film, Disney’s legacy and our longstanding recognition of the characters within it.

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BD Review: The Hannibal Lecter Collection

The Hannibal Lecter series of movies has made its way onto Blu-Ray

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BD Review: Misery

Calling all dirty birds. Misery, that awesome Stephen King classic, is now on Blu-Ray. What’s better than seeing James Caan get hobbled in high def? Check out this review to find out how decent the quality of this Blu-Ray is.

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BD Review: Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

While Wrong Turn was kind of good, for a horror movie, it’s sequel, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End left much to be desired. This isn’t horror, it’s just plain horrible.

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BD Review: Child’s Play

Child’s Play is classic 80s horror at it’s best. However, you don’t have to get it on Blu-Ray to enjoy this horror classic. The quality isn’t as amazing as it should be.

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