December 22, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger
Not a whole lot to choose from if you’re looking to add to your Blu-ray collection this week.
Maybe the studios figure that everyone’s done the holiday shopping already, so no need for a bunch of marquee releases this week. The short list is highlighted by District 9, this year’s very well-received sci-fi thriller. And the reviews of the Blu-ray high-def disc are already matching the praise with the video quality—one review on Blu-ray.com mentioned that just about every frame (in 1.85:1 aspect ratio) features reference-quality video.
Combine that with what should be a stellar DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack and we may have a latecomer for demo disc of the year with District 9.
Speaking of quality audio, one movie you probably did not hear about but is definitely worth checking out is It Might Get Loud. If you’re a documentary fan and guitar fan, this is a must-have. It features guitar heroes Jimmy Page, Edge and Jack White talking about what they know best.
Also this week, Family Guy is at it again with another Star Wars spoof out on Blu-ray. Something Something Something Dark Side gives the raunchy cartoon’s take on The Empire Strikes Back this time. Unfortunately it’s in the traditional 4:3 (1.33:1) aspect ratio and not widescreen, but we’ll overlook that for all the laughs.
Click here to view our Top 10 Blu-ray Releases for December 22 (synopses information courtesy of Blu-ray.com).
And here’s the full list for this week, from Blu-ray.com:
(500) Days of Summer
All About Steve
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side
It Might Get Loud
Jay Johnson’s Bootcamp Christmas: Ultimate 3x30
Jay Johnson’s Bootcamp Christmas: Ultimate Abs
Jay Johnson’s Bootcamp Christmas: Ultimate Body Vol. 1
Jay Johnson’s Bootcamp Christmas: Ultimate Cardio
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