CHICAGO – If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a director and a producer, let “47 Ronin” explain how the hierarchy of creativity hinders the evolution of even the most straightforward-sounding pitches. “47 Ronin” is the type of samurai movie set in Japan that features native actors speaking only English, while Keanu Reeves stars as an outsider clearly plunked into the picture for stateside star power.
Blu-Ray Reviews: Sci-Fi Catalog Releases Including ‘Matrix Reloaded,’ ‘THX 1138’
CHICAGO – Warner Brothers recently unveiled a slate of science fiction films, many of which are making their debut on Blu-ray or are being made available on their own for the first time. Check out the HD releases of “Forbidden Planet,” “Lost in Space,” “Mars Attacks!,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “A Scanner Darkly,” and “THX 1138: Director’s Cut.”
Obviously, the collection of WB sci-fi hits features six films from different eras and with wildly varying levels of quality but at least five of the releases offer something worth checking out and a couple could arguably be called must-owns (except, sadly, none include new special features for those who already own the standard DVD and are considering an upgrade), especially for fans of the genre. Sci-fi has always been a genre that fits well with the brilliance of 1080p, so consider an upgrade on one or all of the six catalog releases now on shelves. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page to read through one at a time or merely click on the title that interests you the most below.