Quantity and quality are two very different things, and while each are important on Blu-ray release day, I’d rather see a few quality flicks hit the shelves every Tuesday than endless supplies of bad movies with low quality transfers. This is one of those weeks. There’s not much out, but it’s all pretty good.
Netflix has officially signed deals with both Universal Studios Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox to increase the availability of titles available to renters and those that use the Netflix streaming service. There’s a downside though.
There are over twenty releases this week, but it’s hard to get excited about the Pierce Brosnan version of ‘Thomas Crown Affair ‘or a less than impressive collection of low rent horror flicks. There’s one Blu-ray set to rule them all.
Fifty gigabytes is an astounding amount of space, but it’s not infinite. What was once unthinkable has become mundane, and even insufficient for some tasks. Luckily the Blu-ray Disc Association has announced a pair of new Blu-ray specifications that should help out.
Don’t worry. Even though the reprehensibly bad “Squakquel”, the embarrassingly atrocious “Tromeo and Juliet” and the inexplicable “Madonna: Sticky & Sweet” are hitting shelves this week, there’s still plenty of gold to be mined from the last Blu-ray releases of March.