Disney Continues Desperately Pushing Blu-Ray

First, Disney decided that they would only provide Blu-ray copies to reviewers, because that’s all they wanted talked about. Then, they released the Blu-ray version of Bolt two days early, to goose sales figures. I guess two days wasn’t enough to stack the deck, though, because Disney has just announced that Snow White will be available on Blu-ray almost two months before the standard DVD two-disc edition. That’s right, you can buy Blu-ray October 6 (at a list price of […]

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Warner Begins Selling On Demand DVDs Direct to Customers

Yesterday was the debut of the Warner Archive, an online store where customers can buy made-on-demand DVDs of lesser-known movies. 150 titles are available taken from pre-1986 MGM, RKO Radio Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures films, with about 20 more titles added every month. DVDs are priced at $19.95 each for US customers only. [U]pon purchase, a state-of-the-art manufacturing on demand (MOD) system creates a made-to-order DVD indistinguishable in quality from a standard pressed DVD. The system places the DVD […]

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The Zeta Project Season 1

Review by KC Carlson Former killer robot and spunky gal-pal make good! The Zeta Project is one of the lesser-known WB Animation/DC Comics projects. Lead character Zeta was spun off from a second season episode of Batman Beyond. The series first aired on Kids’ WB beginning in 2001 and ran — sporadically — for two seasons. It initially struggled to find an audience, but since then it has become a worldwide cult classic. As introduced in the Batman Beyond episode […]

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter / Under the Hood

These two special features collected on DVD are due in stores March 24. Tales of the Black Freighter 26 minutes. Rated R for “violent and grisly images”. (That’s fun to say.) Those images consist of various body parts floating around the ocean, and bodies exploding from decay, and the protagonist building a raft of bodies. Anyone who’s read the graphic novel or seen the movie won’t be terribly shocked by all this, I fear. (And if you haven’t, why would […]

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Wonder Woman (The DVD Movie)

Well, that was disappointing. I knew that watching Wonder Woman’s origin story made into an animated film would have some overly familiar bits, but I didn’t expect to be so put off by the attempts to make it new and modern. The movie starts with Hippolyta and Ares fighting. As someone who’s not particularly interested in Greek/Roman mythology, I was bored waiting for the title woman in the costume to show up. Instead, we got battle, clay baby, Amazon bickering, […]

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Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic

Review by KC Carlson Depending on your worldview, the new Watchmen Complete Motion Comic DVD is: The graphic novel version of Cliff Notes, or more directly, the “For Dummies” series. Both series have become synonymous for the lazy person’s method of learning about literature without having to go through the tedious work of actually reading it yourself. A true milestone event! (Although it should be noted that watching this entire production will take over five hours of your time, and […]

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Green Lantern: First Flight Announced as Next DC Animated DVD

Warner Bros. Animation has announced that the next DC Universe original animated DVD movie will be Green Lantern: First Flight, set for release on July 28. Like the others, it will be rated PG-13. It will be available as a two-disc DVD special edition (suggested retail price $29.98), a single disc DVD ($19.98), or on Blu-ray ($34.99). Hal Jordan will be voiced by Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz) with Victor Garber (Alias, Eli Stone) playing Sinestro, […]

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