Friday, 30 May 2008

Firefly


I don't quite like the idea of Fox milking Firefly especially as it looks like they are not going to create new HD CGI for the original SD effects but I know I am going to end up buying the show on Blu-ray mainly because the UHD versions are piss poor.
Amazon now have the Blu-ray boxset up for pre-order.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Witchblade


I never read the graphic novels/comics so was only exposed to the story with the TV series which I enjoyed especially the twist for the second season. The DVD of season1 is releasd in July on R1, listing here and I may purchase.
On the horizon is a new theatrical movie set for 2009, don't you just love the early promo poster...

Monday, 26 May 2008

Pushing Daises



The world is suddenly a better place..
Pushing Daises is going to be released on Blu-ray around September time, a must have.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Panasonic TH-46PZ85B


Whoohoo...
My new TV arrived well yesterday but only just got it setup and I have to say even though I really couldn't fault my 9986 LCD this new Plasma really is in another league.
The model is the TH-46PZ85B from Panasonic and cost me £600 less than the 32" LCD I bought in December 2004, everything else is rocketing in price but HD displays are falling through the floor.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Wanted

Wanted is a new movie starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Sheppard and James McAvoy which tells the story of Wesley a mild mannered average guy who learns his long beleived dead father was until a a few days ago alive and a deadly assassin.
You really do have to see the trailers to understand how good this movie looks, HD and SD versions on offer from the official website.


Sunday, 18 May 2008

The Guild

The Guild is a collection of live action videos about a group of World of Warcraft players and their real life ups and downs yet still game related, it's very funny and each episode is short so you can watch whenever you have a few minutes in front of your computer.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

House (ep15) Cuddy Rocks!


A magnificent scene as Cuddy only just dressed as a Catholic School Girl does a pole dance for House. The titilation aside it was a quality episode with a stunning ending, part2 next week..

Gatecast

We have a new Podcast to listen too from two guys who I have listened to and read posts from over at SciFiDig, the Gatecast has it's first full episode (ep 0 so be prepared) discussing the movie, the website is live and can be found here.

A little more US telly news, it looks like Moonlight is also cancelled although a few rumours there could be a pickup for a new TV venture.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

US TV News

Reaper has been renewed for a second season and even better so has Eli Stone.
Alas New Amsterdam has been cancelled, not a great surprise since despite a good premise the really screwed it up.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Star Trek LCARS Screen Saver

I've never really been a fan of screen savers especially as they are not needed for modern display protection but this one which presents the Star Trek TNG computer display is good enough to be used all the time never mind during down time.
It's a one man project who goes under the name of System47, worth a look.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Robocop, Broken Arrow and I, Robot all arrived on Blu-ray today:)
ITV have finally announced a HD offering, being a Free To Air broadcast it has come as a big surprise they have tweaked the parameters so half a million UK homes with SKY HD boxes (which can access FTA channels) can not watch the channel. Speculation swings between ITV wanting to avoid a userbase that is 100% DVR or they want paying for a FTA channel, ITV being a Public Service Broadcaster and while not forced to offer HD it's against the spirit of their license to deny it to the public via satellite which they already use for their SD channels.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Blu-ray

Still having to play share the digital input on the TV between the PS3 and SKYHD box (which will change in a week or so) but still impressed with the overall quality of the PS3 as a Blu-ray playback device when used with the remote control.
I just finished watching Spiderman (UK version) and watched Shoot 'Em Up (US) last night, both looked and sounded great.