High-Def Digest-Digest July 11, 2011

Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 03:10 PM PDT by Dick Ward

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Blu-ray releases and if you're not visiting the site regularly you might have missed some big announcements, like another Steven Spielberg classic finally making its way to high definition.  There's been plenty of gear and industry news too, and we've gathered it all up for you in the handy dandy "High-Def Digest-Digest."

Blu-ray News

'Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray!
You can check one off of your want list - 'Jurassic Park' is hitting Blu-ray on October 25.  Along with the movies themselves, you'll enjoy a six-part documentary and digital copies of all three films. 

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Blu-ray Announced
Tim Burton's take on a classic tale has only been available on HD DVD - at least if you're looking for a high definition picture.  That all changes October 4th, when the Blu-ray hits shelves.

'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' Blu-ray Announced
Of course, if you prefer the original, you can pick that up on October 4th as well.  The collector's edition comes with the same supplements as previous installments and a few extra pack-ins.

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 6' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed
It's one of the funniest shows on television and it's coming to Blu-ray on September 13th.  Thrill as the gang buys a boat, witness Charlie Kelly: King of Rats and check out the crew's take on 'Lethal Weapon 5.'

'Zombie' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray!
The Italian horror classic 'Zombie' has achieved a significant cult following - partially for the film itself and partially for the reputation it gained at its release.  The Blu-ray release includes a new 2K transfer and plenty of special features.

'Footloose' Blu-ray Announced
Kevin Bacon is sizzling as ever in this dance classic about a city boy fighting against the rules of a small town.  The Blu-ray, which hits shelves on September 27, includes bonus features including a documentary and trailers.

'Scream 4' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray
It's the fourth installment in the horror film series that helped to define the 90s and it's coming to Blu-ray on October 4th in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack.

Other News

Vizio Showcases 2011 Televisions - Including 21:9 Sets
Vizio has plenty up its sleeve for the coming year.  Far from being the best of the budget brands, the company is making a concentrated effort towards high end televisions.

Hulu is Up For Sale After an Offer From Yahoo
Yahoo offered to buy Hulu out of nowhere and Hulu said no.  It must have been a pretty tempting offer though - Hulu went up for sale just a week later.

The Boxee Remote Comes to PC and Mac
Boxee has been leaving out PC and Mac people for quite some time, but the much loved Boxee remote will finally be available for computer users.

Netflix Announces Streaming to Latin America
Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean are all getting Netflix streaming later this year.  US territories like Puerto Rico got access last week.

80 Percent of People Pick Passive TVs, According to LG
It's a study financed by LG, so you'll need to take that into consideration, but it seems that a vast majority of people prefer passive technology to active.


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