Tuesday, 28 October 2008

HD bits and pieces

Bond has finally been released on Blu-ray in a variety of packages, the prices aren't too extreme but as with most franchises I don't want every movie released so will have to cherry pick.
The new Freesat HD DVR has been officially announced for release next month at £299, a little high but unlike SKY and Freeview DVR's there is no subsidy or established market to make prices cheaper.
I got my UK copy of Iron Man yesterday, not a bad price (£15.98) from Amazon since the exchange rate has crippled US disc imports.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Nip/Tuck

The sixth season of the show is not yet with us but an interesting trailer has turned up.

Colour Of Magic

I've just seen that The Colour Of Magic (TV movie adaptation of the first two Discworld novels) is being released on Blu-ray, Amazon UK have a listing here for November 3rd. A little surprised that Hogfather isn't first having been made a year or so before but perhaps the distributor believes the second has more commercial potential.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Smell the mushy peas and burgers.

It's that time of year and Ilkeston has it's annual fair, can't say I'm over excited by the latest rides nor the total lack of parking in town for the next week but there is something about burgers and mushy peas not to mention brandy snap bought whilst surrounded by neon, flashing lights and kids having fun:)

I had an earing test at work today, everything is working correctly.
From what I've been told a few of the older guys have a claim in for working in a noisy environment for many years and the company is looking to protect itself in years to come.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Ark Of Truth

The first Stargate DVD movie Ark of Truth is finally getting a Blu-ray release in January, that I will double dip:)
I had a £1 vouched from Movietyme, had real trouble finding something to buy on Blu-ray, the pricing thanks to the exchange rate has seriously reduced the good value of US imported discs.
I ended up getting Men In Black for £8.99, like the movie and it's got decent reviews for video and audio quality.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

It comes it goes (but only for a short time)

So I get an email telling me £28 has been put into my Paypal account from Quidco and then watch the news to find £3000 in my Icesave account is in limbo after the Iceland government took it over, never a dull day.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Sanctuary

The once web based series Sanctuary kicked off as a TV series proper on the US Scifi channel last Friday, it's UK airing is Monday the 6th on ITV4 at 9pm.
A new official website has been launched to cover the TV version called Sanctuary For All.

Eli Stone the first season gets it's UK premiere on the Scifi Channel on the 6th a 9pm as well, strange channel choice and why it didn't get a better UK presence is a mystery.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

TV show mini-reviews

A few of my favourite shows came back for new seasons in the states in the last week or so, a few thoughts..
Heroes, only seen episode1 so far and overall a tad let down given how so many dead characters have not apparently died, commercial cop out by the producers.
Pushing Daises, looks gorgeous as always and more of the same from the great cast but the story was a little weak.
Chuck, came back with a bang and wrapped up the season 1 cliffhanger and threw in the action, comedy and underwear we've come to expect.

Shawshank Redemption arrived on Blu-ray yesterday, one of the best movies ever made.