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Blu-ray: James Bond 10-Pack

Blu-ray: James Bond 10-Pack

I spy a ton of spies: the James Bond 10-Pack includes ten hi-def Blu-ray versions of 007’s best flicks with no visible graininess, including Goldfinger, Dr. No, and Quantum of Solace.

Trailer 2: Family Guy SSSD

Trailer 2: Family Guy SSSD

Shot in eye-popping 2D, Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side’s second trailer is filled with giant robot camels and nerf herders; it arrives 12/22/09. Thanks, Thorir!

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic goes Blu-ray with Ghost in the Shell 2.0, which features new CG scenes and a remixed soundtrack; purists, breathe easy: the original version is also included.

Blu-ray: G.I. Joe

Blu-ray: G.I. Joe

Plot notwithstanding, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is made-for-Blu-ray; the Paris chase scene is in-your-face you-are-there with a 2:39:1 frame transfer and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound.

DVD/Blu-ray: WWII in HD

DVD/Blu-ray: WWII in HD

History Channel’s WWII in HD comes to DVD/Blu-ray 1/15/10; culled from 3,000 hours of footage and soldier’s diaries, the 3-disc set features nearly 8 hours of full color video in Dolby SS 5.1.

Blu-ray: District 9

Blu-ray: District 9

Available 12/22/09: District 9 on Blu-ray is a prawns and Poseidon two-fer; the two-disc set not only includes the film in 1.85:1 1080p AVC video, but a God of War III demo.

Blu-ray: Logan’s Run

Blu-ray: Logan’s Run

Its special effects are dated, but few can deny Logan’s Run’s impact on sci-fi; the Blu-ray version is a 1080p transfer with Dolby TrueHD and includes vintage trailers and a commentary track.

Blu-ray: Galaxy Quest

Blu-ray: Galaxy Quest

Sci-fi satire Galaxy Quest hits Blu-ray with Grabthar’s Hammer 11/17; its extras are as eclectic as the film, with a Thermian audio track, Galactopedia, and Sigourney Weaver rapping.

BD: Mel Brooks Collection

BD: Mel Brooks Collection

Three years after the DVD release, The Mel Brooks Collection comes to Blu-ray with one ludicrously schwartz-filled extra: Spaceballs; you’ll get nine total films plus a collectible book.

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds

Blu-ray: Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds’ not-so-merry band of Nazi hunters comes to Blu-ray 12/15; it includes a roundtable with Quentin Tarantino, gag reel, alternate scenes and a digital copy.

Star Trek Replica Set

Star Trek Replica Set

Due out 11/17/09, the Star Trek Limited Edition Replica Gift Set not only includes the three Blu-ray discs + digital copy of the regular set, but a solid metal, 8.5″ replica of the USS Enterprise.

Netflix On PS3

Netflix On PS3

The Playstation 3 finally gets to share the silver screen with the Xbox 360: Netflix arrives on the PS3 in November and will be activated via a special Blu-ray disc that uses BD-Live.

DVD: Almost The Truth

DVD: Almost The Truth

From lumberjacks to knights, Monty Python: Almost The Truth squeezes 40 years into 8 hours; it interviews all five living members plus modern comedians like Jimmy Fallon and Seth Green.

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BD/DVD: Hangover Unrated

BD/DVD: Hangover Unrated

Shipping 12/15/09: Hangover gets an unrated edition, available on Blu-ray and DVD; both will include a Map of Destruction and Gag Reel, but only Blu-ray includes PiP commentary.

Blu-ray: Fight Club

Blu-ray: Fight Club

Tyler Durden’s Fight Club comes to Blu-ray 11/17; in addition to 1080p video and DTS-HD 5.1 sound, it includes an Ed Norton interview, deleted scenes and four audio commentaries.

Family Guy: SSSDS

Family Guy: SSSDS

Available 12/22/09, Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside is Seth MacFarlane’s latest faithful Star Wars retelling, this time parodying The Empire Strikes Back.

Blu-ray: Hannibal Anthology

Blu-ray: Hannibal Anthology

Now available on Blu-ray: the Hannibal Anthology includes all three Lecter films, most notably 1986’s Manhunter: it stars Brian Cox as the original Hannibal instead of Anthony Hopkins.

BD: Shaun of the Dead

BD: Shaun of the Dead

A favorite with zombies, slackers and cricket players, Shaun of the Dead goes Blu-ray; it includes deleted scenes, fictional TV footage, outtakes and Zomb-o-Meter, a pop-up trivia track.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Available 9/29, Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Blu-ray comes with double the gore in a 2-disc set that includes an alternate opening and ending and deleted severed parts scenes.

DVD/BD: Transformers 2

DVD/BD: Transformers 2

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen isn’t Oscar material, but its over-the-top special effects make it “Prime” for home theaters; it’s available 10/20/09 in a two-disc Blu-ray or DVD set.

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Sony BDP-CX7000ES

Sony BDP-CX7000ES

A big name for a big product: Sony’s BDP-CX7000ES is a giant Blu-ray changer, with a capacity of 400 Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs; it also supports upscaling and Dolby/DTS.

Star Trek: TNG Collection

Star Trek: TNG Collection

Available 9/22, Star Trek: TNG Movie Collection is a five-disc set with Picard and crew (Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis) plus a fifth bonus disc; Blu-ray or DVD.

Blu-ray/DVD: Up

Blu-ray/DVD: Up

Pixar’s Up floats into home theaters 11/10/09; the DVD version is a two-disc set while the four-disc Blu-ray also includes the DVD version; both will also include a digital copy.

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Magic and martial arts cult classic Big Trouble in Little China comes to Blu-ray 8/4/09; Kurt Russell gets the HD 1080p treatment, 5.1 DTS HD sound, plus both extended and theatrical cuts.

Dirty Harry Ultimate Edition

Dirty Harry Ultimate Edition

We’re feeling like lucky punks with the Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition; you’ll get Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

For All Mankind, Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary on the Apollo moon landings, comes to Blu-ray 7/14; it’s an HD digital transfer with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, NASA liftoff footage.

Blu-ray: BSG Complete

Blu-ray: BSG Complete

Toaster lovers and Capricans alike should set their calendars for 7/28: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series comes out on Blu-ray in a 20-disc set with Cylon figure.

Blu-ray: Gladiator

Blu-ray: Gladiator

Ridley Scott’s epic Gladiator finally goes Blu-ray 9/1/09; you’ll get a two-disc set with the original theatrical and extended versions in 1080p HD and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

Ghostbusters Blu-ray

Ghostbusters Blu-ray

25 years after the seminal slime-fightin’ flick debuted in movie theaters; Ghostbusters Blu-ray is a high-def, 1080p upgrade that comes out June 16th with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound.

Watchmen Nite Owl BD

Watchmen Nite Owl BD

Coming to Amazon 7/21, Watchmen will be getting a special Nite Owl Blu-ray Edition; it’s a 3-disc set in a case shaped like Nite Owl’s ship (with working lights) on a pedestal.

Blu-ray: Star Trek TOS

Blu-ray: Star Trek TOS

New fans of the Trek franchise would be remiss to ignore the show that started it all: The Original Series looks stunning on Blu-ray with Season 1 spread out on 7 dual-layered discs.

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