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Adventure Time Virtual Gear Available Now on ourWorld.com

ourWorld.com, an online virtual world designed for kids and teens that blends casual games, social networking and self expression, will give fans of Cartoon Network’s smash-hit comedy series,

Blogs

Blu-ray: THE GUARD (2011)

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:48pm

This dark comedy isn't the prettiest looking release, but Sony does bring it to Blu-ray in a quality MPEG-4 AVC 1080p transfer. Dimensionality is the biggest issue with the image often looking soft. This then lowers the depth of field. Colors are natural and balanced well. When more vibrant colors pop up in the palette they do indeed pop. Blacks might not be inky throughout, but they aren't too murky. Digital issues aren't problematic, but crush is its biggest issue. Of course night scenes in low lighting suffer the worst. Some noise and banding occur but nothing too awful. Most of the issues with the picture quality presumably stem back to the source, which was a low-budget indie shot on Super 35. The worst thing you could say about the image would be that it is inconsistent. Some darker scenes can be murky and feature pixelization, but daylight scenes can be crisp and deep.

Universal Headline News

Universal Celebrates 100 Years

Universal will mark its 100th anniversary in 2012, and will commemorate its centennial with a yearlong celebration including major film restorations, a new logo unveiling, home entertainment offerings, theme park celebrations, signature events and a sweeping social media campaign.

Time Headline News

Warner Bros. Doubles DVD Rental Window to 56 Days

As part of Hollywood studios’ efforts to support DVD sales, Time Warner’s Warner Bros. is doubling the window for rental providers Netflix, Redbox and Dish Network-owned Blockbuster to get access to new DVD releases to 56 days. The change is part of Warner's and other Hollywood studios' continuing effort to support profitable DVD sales, which have been weakening.

Idea Headline News

Big Idea Entertainment to Release New DVD Title: VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men

From Big Idea Entertainment press release:

FRANKLIN, TN -- Big Idea Entertainment announced they will release a brand-new DVD title, VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men,on March 3 and March 6, 2012 in Christian and general market stores respectively, just in time for the Easter holiday.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix to premiere all eight episodes of Lilyhammer simultaneously

As Netflix debuts its first original series, Lilyhammer, on February 6, the video subscription service has announced that it will make every episode available to viewers all at once.

Disney Headline News

Disney and Comcast Announce Long-Term, Comprehensive Distribution Agreement

Disney and Comcast Announce Long-Term, Comprehensive Distribution Agreement; Deal provides Xfinity TV customers broad access to top sports, news and entertainment content across multiple screens in and out of the home.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sued Over Santa Paws

Ray Harter, Richard Kearney and Ed Corno have filed suit in Missouri Federal Court against Walt Disney, claiming the studio stole their idea for the direct-to-home vid films SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS and THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Home Headline News

Archer Season 2 Guns for Blu-ray & DVD

Sterling Archer, the world’s most dangerous spy, and his snarky ISIS cohorts are back for another outrageously raunchy season when ARCHER The Complete Second Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 27th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Home Headline News

Happiness Is…Peanuts: Friends Forever Comes to DVD

Charlie Brown’s hilarious and heartbreaking attempts to meet his beloved Little Red-Haired Girl and other endearing adventures are featured on Happiness is…Peanuts: Friends Forever, the latest Peanuts DVD release from Warner Home Video (WHV).

Home Headline News

Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew Collection Now Available

Looney Tunes’ lovable French Skunk, Pepé Le Pew stars in his own entertaining cartoon compilation which is set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) December 27, 2011.

Entertainment Headline News

Hostel: Part III Debuting on Unrated DVD & Digital

Get ready for the next disturbing chapter in the terrifying Hostel franchise when Hostel: Part III debuts on Unrated DVD and Digital December 27th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Home Headline News

Futurama Volume 6 Lands onto Blu-ray and DVD

The future will never be the same when the time traveling pizza boy and his friends wreak havoc on the world as they know it. Loaded with tons of fan favorite special features from the creators, “FUTURAMA” Volume 6 comes to Blu-ray and DVD December 20th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Entertainment Headline News

Underworld Trilogy Descends Onto Blu-ray & UltraViolet

This holiday season, action fans can experience the Underworld like never before with UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION, the must-own collector’s set available on Blu-ray December 20th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Entertainment Headline News

New Avatar Special Edition Arrives on iTunes

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment announce AVATAR available digitally with first-of-its-kind interactive features in the “AVATAR iTunes Extras Special Edition” beginning on Tuesday, December 20.

Idea Headline News

Big Idea Presents New VeggieTales Live! Show

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:45pm

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will debut their all-new VeggieTales Live! God Made You Special tour in over 30 major markets nationwide—including Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville, Birmingham and more—beginning February 23, 2012.

Headline News

Rise of the Planet of Apes Swings Onto Blu-ray & DVD

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th in North America and starting December 7th Internationally.

Entertainment Headline News

Detective Dee Released on Blu-ray and DVD

Master genre director, Tusi Hark’s critically acclaimed action adventure masterpiece, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, staring legendary Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, The House of Flying Daggers), Bingbing Li (Forbidden Kingdom), Carina Lau (2046), and Tony Leung Ka-fai (Bodyguards & Assassins), leaps on to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13 from Indomina Releasing.

Blogs

Blu-ray: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011)

Those damn, dirty apes look quite amazing in this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 Blu-ray. This is certainly one of the best Blu-ray releases of the year. The picture quality is crystal clear adding great depth and detail. Weta's CG apes really stand out from fur to skin textures to their realistic looking eyes. The color palette is natural and clean with black levels inky throughout. There is a light film grain that runs through the picture, which does not increase during night scenes. Crush in those night scenes is also nonexistent. As for compression issues and other digital artifacts, they are completely absent.

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