Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Blu-ray News

Some good Blu-ray news, the X-Men trilogy is going to be released on the 20th of April, priced around £32.99 for the 6 disk set. Monsters Inc is also getting the Blu treatment, I have it on DVD and it's an excellent release but I've got to have it in HD.

Word has it that Panasonic are ready to launch their Blu-ray recorder into the UK market now there are at least 2 FTA HD channels on Dsat, the model DMR-BS850 may be here as early as May with a rumored price tag of £1000. Sounds a lot but the first DVD recorders were over a grand and didn't have the global enconomic issues which are hammering Japanese exports.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Digital Spy & The Simpsons

Just got an email from DigitalSpy telling me my account was locked out as someone had tried and failed 5 time to log in, an IP trace says it's someone in France, bizarre:)

The first ever Simpsons in HD was screened on SKY1HD yesterday (US screening the week before) but in a very surprising turn of events the St Patricks day episode will air on SKY1 and SKY1HD on the 17th of March a week before it's shown on FOX in the US.
Looking forward to Homer being the guest editor of the SKY magazine, probably a much better read than it is at the mo.

Bits

Bought myself The Dresden Files boxset for £12, given up hope for a Blu-ray and since I was buying a books from Amazon I thought what the hell.
Rumour at work says the company may make some changes at the end of March given the state of the UK and Export order book, worrying.
Going to put some cash into the years ISA, the interest rate for my primary savings account is disgustingly low, I'll keep the current account active but put a few grand away at the still pitiful interest rate compared to this time last year.
I'm even considering buying some premium bonds, just to diversify a bit.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

FIrst Blu-ray of the year

It's February 10th and I've ordered my first Blu-ray of the year and it's not a movie.
I was browsing Movietyme (exchange rate makes US prices very unattractive) and noticed they had the first season of History Channels The Universe on Blu for only £19.99, bargain.
I also added Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog which used to be an Amazon exclusive for under a tenner.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

It went BOOM

Well thanks to some environmental nonsense on Radio Nottingham which prompted me to start switching off the microwave to save money (who needs a digital clock in the kitchen when you have one already on the wall) the result is very bad for the enviroment and my wallet.
Switching on the microwave during the sunday dinner preperation and it blew up, not in a bomb kinda way but it was an impressive bang so that means buying a new one and scraping this one.
Personally I think the microwave had built up some condensation when powered off thanks to the cooking on the near by hob and went powered up it shorted out, just a theory.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has is featured in a two part documentary about Alzheimer's, the first part is on Wednesday the 4th at 9pm and the second a week later at the same time.
It looks like an indepth warts and all look into how TP dealt with the revelation of his illness and the subsequent embrace of the community and efforts to use his illness to promote understanding and research.

Snow

Finally after so many years we have some real snowfall, yes it took me an hour to get home from work and I'm pretty sure the roads will be iffy at 6am in the morning but woop there is white fluffy snow falling from the sky.

Of course as usual with anything out of the ordinary large parts of the country fall apart:)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Zack and Miri

I watched the movie last night and as a big Kevin Smith fan I expected to be entertained. It was a funny movie, not a great movie but it had it's good points and some excellent casting but felt quite short or perhaps took too long to get going.
Justin Long and Brandon Routh were hilarious at the reunion and Jason Mewes again proving he can act beyond his Jay persona and Seth and Elizabeth played their parts in a manner that looked like they were having fun.

I'll probably pick it up on Blu-ray in a month or so.