January 19, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
We’re knee-deep in the doldrums of winter now. Unless you live in a warm climate, you’re going a little stir crazy and looking for ways to pass the time.
How about 8 or so hours of Jason Bourne, lots of gunfire and car chases galore? In high-definition? Yup, you can have yourself a nice little Bourne Trilogy marathon on Blu-ray as the Matt Damon blockbusters are released in that format this week. You’ll get all the action of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum in super widescreen with dynamic DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound tracks.
If you’d like to do some other mini-marathons, you could pull a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed double feature of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, though you might be a bit emotionally spent after sitting through those two. You might also find your vocabulary now littered with F bombs ... seriously, though, both are highly engaging and showcase why Anderson burst onto the scene in the 1990s (and kept rising all the way to an Oscar nomination a couple of years ago with There Will Be Blood).
If it’s a longer marathon you’re looking for, if you are already into the Showtime hit Weeds you can fire up Season 5 on Blu-ray. You’ll be hearing sounds all over the place, too, with the DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack in full 7.1-channel immersion for your theater.
And if all that’s not enough for you, try the adrenaline-filled Smokin’ Aces movies (did anyone realize there was a second one released until this week?) or A&E’s spectacular World War II in high-def documentary series.
Click here to view our slideshow for more info on our top 10 releases for this week (synopses provided by Blu-ray.com). Here’s the full rundown of this week’s releases, courtesy of Blu-ray.com:
According to Greta
Across the Hall
Artie Lange: Jack and Coke
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Children of the Corn/Hellraiser pack
The Deadly Duo
Death in Love
Five K One
The Invention of Lying
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball
Status Quo: Pictures - Live at Montreux
Weeds Season 5
WWII in HD
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.