October 27, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
Maybe it’s appropriate for Halloween week, but this week’s Blu-ray release schedule is frighteningly bad.
There are a few scary movie choices in there, like Night of the Creeps, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue and the spoof Stan Helsing ... but c’mon, it’s Halloween, there are plenty of horror movies yet to be released in the high-def format that would have been perfect for this week. Look for our list marking those later this week.
At least music fans can rejoice this week—classical and operatic music fans. There is a killer Steve Vai show due out, Where the Wild Things Are, capturing the guitar virtuoso in high-resolution glory from a Minneapolis concert.
However, most of this week’s music Blu-rays feature lofty names such as Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, which are sure to help take you to musical nirvana if you appreciate the finer compositions.
Sci-fi fans also get a little bit of love this week with the releases of Stargate and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. And kids will enjoy the Ice Age and Tinker Bell releases in the splendid HD animation. However, if you’re looking to be entertained in a scary way on Halloween, we’d recommend just popping in a classic like Halloween or Friday the 13th, both of which can be found on Blu-ray format already.
Here are all of this week’s Blu-ray releases, courtesy of Blu-ray.com:
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
Bollyrobics: Dance Like Bollywood Stars
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
El Sistema: Music to Change Your Life
Expedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone
Ice Age Triple Pack
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
If You Are the One
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
Look for a Star
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Night of the Creeps
Nothing Like the Holidays
Puccini: Il Trittico
Richard Strauss: Elektra
Shostakovich: Lady MacBeth
Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are
Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes: The Firebird and The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
The Prisoner: The Complete Series
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.