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Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for home entertainment enthusiasts who demand only the best High Definition content and equipment that money can buy. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all Blu-ray news and release dates, and review the latest HD offerings on disc, streaming, and a variety of HD platforms.

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for large ticket consumer purchases, acquired High-Def Digest in January 2008.

All disc reviews at High-Def Digest are completed using the best consumer HD home theater products currently on the market. More about our gear.

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Staff


Mike Attebery, Editor-in-Chief
Email: attebery AT highdefdigest.com

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Film and Animation, Mike spends his off hours writing novels and screenplays. Mike is the author of the novel "On/Off - A Jekyll & Hyde Story,", and the Brick Ransom adventures "Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys," Seattle On Ice, and 2012's Bloody Pulp. All are available in $9.95 paperbacks and $2.99 Kindle editions.

Bill Braun, Reviewer

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Bill found an appreciation for the sights and sounds of the now extinct arcade, while spending countless hours learning the intricacies of role-playing games. Not wanting to give up this hobby as he grew older, arcade cabinets and 20-sided dice were replaced with home consoles and table-top games. He has been a contributing writer for PSNation, an Editor and Publisher Relations Director for 30PlusGamer, and the co-creator and podcast host with A Band of Gamers.

Steven Cohen, Senior Editor HD Gear, Reviewer

Steven is an award winning independent filmmaker who graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in film production. His short film 'Broken Records' has screened at several major film festivals including Slamdance. In addition to his review work, he is currently pursuing a career in screenwriting in Los Angeles, California.

M. Enois Duarte, Reviewer

A cinephile since childhood, M. Enois is a student of literature, film, art, philosophy, cultural history, and the sciences. Other than reading, watching movies, and fiddling around with his HT hobby, he spends time with his wife, sixteen-year old daughter and their ten-year old American Pit Bull Terrier, exploring nature trails and walks. He aims to one day travel the world and drive the country in a pimped out RV.

Mike Flacy, Social Media Manager, Reviewer

By day, Mike is the content and social media manager for High-Def Digest, Steve's Digicams, and The CheckOut on Ben's Bargains. During his free time, he loves to write about home theater, digital photography, social media, video games, mobile technology, and innovative gadgets!

Brian Hoss, Senior Editor for HDD Gaming
Twitter: Second Variety

Brian brings his years spent working in the game industry to the High-Def Digest Games section, ensuring that it's always one milestone away from success or failure.

Bryan Kluger, Reviewer

Bryan has worked in the film and tv industry as an actor, producer, and casting director. In 2003, he made a comic book convention documentary 'Nerds Gone Wild.' In 2008, he opened a comic book store called Boomstick Comics, specializing in rare comics, movies posters and props, and action figures. He collects horror soundtracks on vinyl and writes movie, music, and video game reviews.

David Krauss, Reviewer
Email: david AT highdefdigest.com

David has been a movie buff since his early teens and possesses a special fondness for classic films from Hollywood's Golden Age. He holds a degree in film history and criticism from Northwestern University, and over the past 20 years has written film-related articles for several national and regional magazines. Most recently, David was a DVD and Blu-ray reviewer for digitallyOBSESSED.com. He lives with his wife and three kids in the great Southwest.

Tom Landy, Reviewer
Email: landy AT highdefdigest.com

A former collectible gamer, Tom Landy has published dozens of game-related reviews and strategy articles for IQ Gamer and Scrye Magazine, and as an ultimate movie fan he has also been a regular contributor to DVDTOWN.com as both a news reporter and DVD/Blu-ray reviewer. In his spare time he's kept busy by his three dogs: Murdock, Clark, and Ace.

Gordon S. Miller, Reviewer

After being asked to join The Masked Movie Snobs, where they wore masks and made up Spanish names, El Bicho first appeared on the Internet in January 2003 with a review of Star Trek: Nemesis (Spoiler Alert: He didn't like it). Since then his online writing has appeared on a number of websites, and that's not counting the thieves who have stolen his work. His articles have been published on High-Def Digest, Film Radar, Film School Rejects, Blogcritics, and Cinema Sentries. At the latter two, he also works as an editor. Movies are his current main focus, but he'll cover anything that interests him.

Shannon T. Nutt, Reviewer

Shannon is the former Editorial Director for DVD Empire and a former staff reviewer for DVD Talk. He's a lifelong movie buff who got hooked at the age of five when his parents promised to take him to a screening of 'Bambi,' totally miscalculated the start time, and instead treated their impressionable son to 'Race With The Devil.' When he isn’t reviewing for HDD or working his tedious desk job for a major conglomerate, Shannon spends his free time drinking massive amounts of Diet Mt. Dew.

Michael S. Palmer, Reviewer

Michael spent six years working as an assistant and development executive at Hollywood production companies like Kopelson Entertainment (SE7EN, PLATOON, THE FUGITIVE, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE) and Krasnoff|Foster Entertainment (THE SOLOIST, GHOST RIDER, NBC's COMMUNITY) before transitioning into writing full time. He is now a member of the WGAw, a part-time Blu-ray Disc reviewer, and an overall gadget and HD enthusiast. His greatest success thus far was marrying the girl of his dreams, who later let him upgrade to 7.1 surround sound and run ugly-ass wires all over the living room in an apartment chosen specifically for optimal Blu-ray viewing and listening.

Aaron Peck, Reviewer

Aaron has wanted to be a film critic since he realized such a job existed. He currently writes film reviews for High-Def Digest and a number of online publications. In addition to films and Blu-rays, Aaron's other obsession is with Jack Bauer's adventures on '24.'

Trevor Ruben, Reviewer

If given the choice, on a desert island, between a bottle of water and a NES with Super Mario Bros. inside, Trevor would definitely choose the bottle of water. He wants to live. Chances are, however, he would regret that decision about a day later when he dies of dehydration. Living is so much easier when he’s playing Super Mario Bros. Endlessly endeared by the boundlessness of games, he looks for creativity, innovation and, most importantly, a purpose when reviewing a game. There’s no point in winning when you get nothing in the end. Out the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, he’s currently floating about looking for something to do. In the meantime, he figures, he might as well play video games and get paid to do it.

Kevin Yeoman, Reviewer

Kevin Yeoman is an entertainment journalist who also writes about television for Screenrant.com. An avid film enthusiast, who is always looking for a new or exciting film to add to his collection, Kevin enjoys rewatching films almost as much as discovering them for the first time. When he's not writing about or watching something, Kevin can usually be found walking around the various national forests in Washington State.

Joshua Zyber, Blogmaster General, Reviewer
Email: joshzyber AT highdefdigest.com

A long-time movie buff and collector from laserdisc to DVD and beyond, Joshua Zyber has previously written for DVDFile.com (working with High-Def Digest's own Peter Bracke) and DVDTalk.com. When he isn't busy writing reviews, putzing around on the internet, or hammering away at that Great American Screenplay he'll never finish, Josh toils at a very Dilbert-like office job.

Founders

Jed Rosenzweig, Founding Publisher

Prior to founding High-Def Digest in April 2006, Jed worked at Yahoo! for over seven years. As Director of Production for Yahoo! Entertainment, Jed was responsible for overall product strategy, leading his team in the creation, design, and programming of Yahoo!'s top ranked entertainment sites. As Yahoo!'s Director of Front Page Programming, Jed oversaw the content strategy and daily programming of www.yahoo.com, the most visited page on the web.

Peter M. Bracke, Founding Editor

An internet pioneer, Peter Bracke founded the web site DVDFILE.com in 1998 while enrolled at the USC School of Cinema-Television. Over the next six years, he developed DVDFILE into the web's leading source for original DVD news and reviews. He published his first book, Ultimate DVD in 2003, followed by his award-winning slasher tell-all, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.