“What’s New on Blu?” – Week of 03/11/13

Whether you rent or buy movies, Blu-ray offers the ultimate in sight and sound. Streaming is convenient, but if you plan on watching the movie more than once, you need Blu. So, What’s New On Blu? you ask. Well, good, bad or indifferent, Go,See,Talk offers up a trio of titles that are being released each week. Check out what’s hitting the shelves this Tuesday…

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Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival. Check out Marc’s gripping review of Life of Pi here.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman band together to form a united front against the Bogeyman. Check out Andrew’s excellent review of Rise of the Guardians here.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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Hitchcock centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, spanning from Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to the release of the groundbreaking film in 1960. Check out Jessica’s review of this multi-layered and engaging film here.

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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Willow, Ron Howard’s magical 80’s story, gets a revamped look on Blu-Ray and it looks great. When young Willow Ufgood finds an abandoned baby, he is suddenly thrust into an adventure filled with magic and danger. According to an ancient prophecy, the sacred child is destined to end the reign of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Now, with only a single swordsman at his side, Willow must overcome the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy anyone who stands in the Queen’s way!

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit follows the adventures of an animated rabbit framed for murder, and the detective who helps him clear his name. You know the movie, nostalgia aside you most likely (like us) love the movie and it’s a marvel on all fronts. There really hasn’t been anything like it before or since and it speaks to how special a project it really is. The Special Edition released some years back was a stellar edition but this, with mostly retreaded special features is worth it in this cleaned up and much cleaner presentation. P-p-p-p-p-please, do yourself a favor and p-p-p-pick it up!

Blu-ray Release Date (U.S.):  Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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