Blu-Ray Review Archive: October 2008

The Omen (2006 remake)

Michael Mackenzie concludes his trawl through the Omen series of films with a review of the Region A Blu-ray release of the dire 2006 remake, available both separately or in The Omen Collection. The review also concludes with some general thoughts on this four-disc box set.

The Final Conflict

In which God's followers reveal themselves to be so hopelessly inept as would-be assassins that Jesus Christ himself has to come down from the heavens to defeat Damien Thorn.

Damien: Omen II

As part of DVD Times' Halloween coverage, Michael Mackenzie reviews 20th Century Fox's recent Region A Blu-ray release of Damien: Omen II, considered by some the least awful of the various cash-ins on the original Omen.

Iron Man

The Marvel adaptation of their own comic book hits 2 disc Blu-ray in the UK. We take it into our labs and don the white coat of truth...

Mad Detective

Masters of Cinema enter the world of Blu-ray with Johnnie To's Mad Detective. We get our little gray cells focused on the matter in hand

Red Desert

Antonioni's first colour film uses and pushes the Technicolor palette to its limit in its expression of alienation brought about by industrialisation. Noel Megahey watches it in all its High Definition glory on the BFI's new Blu-ray release.

The Omen

No, not the ghastly remake of the same name. The original 1976 version of The Omen has finally made it to Blu-ray, and Michael Mackenzie puts it through its paces.

Salň or The 120 Days of Sodom

Pasolini's controversial final film comes to Blu-ray in all its lurid, gory High Definition detail. Noel Megahey reviews.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Dark Sky release Tobe Hooper's best and first film on beautiful blu-ray. We ask who will survive and what is left of them...

Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2

Now that Quentin Tarantino's B-movie epic has finally surfaced in high definition, Michael Mackenzie does double duty and reviews the Blu-ray releases of both volumes of Kill Bill at once.

The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration

The greatest two-part film series ever made and its superfluous sequel are treated to the wonders of high definition as clydefro looks at the new Coppola Restoration.

Mongol

Tadanobu Asano stars as the legendary warrior in Sergei Bodrov's epic depiction of the formative years of Genghis Khan. The Blu-ray release of the Academy Award nominated Best Foreign Film entry from Kazakhstan is now out in UK courtesy of Universal Pictures. Noel Megahey reviews.