This Week’s Blu-ray Releases Get ‘Paranormal’
Surprise horror hit 'Paranormal Activity' along with CGI pleaser '9' mark this week's scant Blu-ray releases.
December 29, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger

Obviously the studios just figured if you were going to be purchasing some new Blu-rays for your collection or as gifts, you had everything you needed by the end of last week.

In this case, Blu-ray has saved the worst for last, as in this could be the worst release week of the year (though we did pick at least one for our Top 50 Blu-ray Releases of 2009) in the final week of ‘09.

Oh well. If you’re into horror flicks, you won’t be disappointed at least. The low-budget hit Paranormal Activity might make you a little dizzy the way it was filmed, but content-wise it seemed to be more entertaining than the low-budget thriller it was most often compared with, The Blair Witch Project.

The Blu-ray version details include the theatrical version, as well as an unrated version with alternate ending. Audio will keep you engaged, too, with the DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack in surround sound.

Another horror movie on tap for this week’s release is Jennifer’s Body, about a demonic cheerleader. As if we haven’t seen that one before. Only this time it stars Megan Fox ... in 1080p high-definition, of course.

If you’re more into animation and CGI, you may want to check out 9, which might have been in the theaters for about two weeks in case you missed it. Tim Burton didn’t direct it, but he was a co-producer, and the animation feel of 9 seems to be taken somewhat from Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride films. In other words, very good eye candy.

Here’s the full short list for this week, courtesy of
Home Front
Jennifer’s Body
The Marine 2
Metallica: Orgullo Pasion y Gloria: Tres Noches en Mexico
Paranormal Activity
A Perfect Getaway
Time Warp: Season 2

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for and Electronic House magazine.

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