Thursday, 18 February 2010

Atlantis (Season 5)

I've finally given up on owning Stargate Atlantis on Blu-ray and can't be arsed with the "fans choice" release so ordered the fifth season from Amazon for a grand total of £15.65 which comes under the import tax threshold.
It'll take a week or two to get here but now I've finished my Chuck marathon I can go onto LOST or Smallville, loving me Blu-ray:)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-ray)

Fantastic news that the classic John Wayne/John Ford western masterpiece Stagecoach is hitting DVD and Blu-ray in an all new remastered Criterion edition later this year (May 25th).
Features include...
  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer.
  • Audio commentary by noted western authority Jim Kitses
  • New video interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • New video essay by writer Tag Gallagher

The only downside is that Criterion region lock their Blu-ray releases so I've no idea when a Region B edition will be offered our market. While my PC can handle multiregion discs I rarely do prefer using a standalone player and no player yet has impressed me enough let alone be hackable to replace the PS3 .

Thursday, 11 February 2010

RIP Phil Harris

Phil Harris the skipper of the Cornelia Maria featured in the Discovery Channels "Deadliest Catch" died today after suffering a stroke while off loading his boat during the filming of the latest season of the show.

One of the great characters brought to our television screens thanks to this show and condolences to his two sons who sailed with him and the family he left behind.

Vancouver Sun LA Times

Sunday, 7 February 2010

New Krypton

I'm not a regular comic reader but a good review over on ScifiDig prompted me to place an order for the first volume of New Krypton, it helps that Smallville is still going strong so I am receptive to Superman stuff:)

I have Smallville season8 on Blu-ray to watch or at least to start watching in the next week or so, mind you my Lost season5 Blu-ray came through the letter box the other day, so little time.