Saturday, 08 September 2012
German briefcase manufacturer Rimowa is the company that made the briefcase used in 'The Avengers' – the one you see the Tesseract being carried in. This bit of trivia will become relevant momentarily. The briefcase in the movie isn't an exclusive for the film, but is a slightly modified version of the Rimowa Topas, which is an aluminum briefcase that comes in at around $750. When Disney decided to include replicas of this briefcase with the 'Avengers: Phase One' box set, Rimowa wasn't happy. They sued and now things are getting complicated.
50 years after it hit theaters for the first time, 'Lawrence of Arabia' is coming back. On October 4th, a digitally-restored 4K resolution version of the movie will be playing in theaters across the country. It's the director's cut too – a nice treat for fans. If you don't make it out to a screening though, you still have a few ways to watch it at home.
If you're a fan of Marvel's recent movies – like, a crazy huge fan – then you'll want to get your hands on the new Marvel Cinematic Universe Blu-ray set that's hitting on September 25th. It's a ten disc set that comes in a SHIELD case and includes a glowing Tesseract cube.
September is a generally unwelcome moth, devoid of exciting holidays, harkening the return of cold weather and, for some, a return to school. It's not even the best fall month – that's October, clearly. But September has one thing going for it this year – 'Indiana Jones' on Blu-ray.
When it comes to sound, it doesn’t get much better than Blu-ray. Or at least that’s what we thought before Dolby announced that they’re improving things even more. They’re going to be using TrueHD technology along with 96K upsampling to provide the best audio possible for the home environment. Dolby says that by improving the source of the lossless audio before encoding, they’re able to eliminate digital artifacts in the source material of 48K mastered recordings and restore the natural sound.