Nick’s Blu-ray Pick of the Week: Blade- X-Men is considered by many to have kicked off the comic book craze especially with regard to the Marvel universe but it was actually Blade that got the ball rolling hauling in an impressive $70+ million at the domestic box office in spite of its ‘R’ rating. Blade has had a somewhat notorious history on Blu-ray already after being released in 2009 by Canadian distributor Alliance. Their release altered the original aspect ratio from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1 and featured plenty of noise, edge enhancement, and washed out colors. This release sports the correct aspect ratio, a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and the somewhat dated extras from the original DVD release including an audio commentary, featurettes, and a trailer. The third film in the series, Blade Trinity is also being released today while Blade II is scheduled for release July 10th.
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Theatrical Review(s) of: Project X (see below)
Throw Your Money Away Instead of Buying… Project X- From my review… “Project X is an ugly film; the characters are ugly, the dialogue is ugly, the general look of the film is ugly, and worst of all its message is ugly… There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be some fans of Project X but I’m guessing most of them are still trying to figure out the “Net Nanny” password on their computer to download their first Girls Gone Wild video.”