High-Def Digest-Digest: April 14, 2011

Posted Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by Dick Ward

We've gotten a little behind on the Digest-Digest, but can you blame us?  There's a lot going on and it can be incredibly difficult to keep up.  Of course, that's what the High-Def Digest-Digest is for, and we're  back with the a wrap-up of the biggest news from the last few weeks.

Blu-ray News

'The Island' Blu-ray Detailed
Fans of the movie, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, will be able to get their hands on this Blu-ray on June 21st, complete with audio commentary and a few other bonus features.

'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' Announced for Blu-ray
This incredibly entertaining dramatic comedy hits shelves on June 7th.  At this time, no special features or specs have been revealed.

'I Am Number Four' Blu-ray Announced
The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack of 'I Am Number Four' will include six Blu-ray exclusive deleted scenes with introductions by D.J. Caruso and drops on May 24th.

'Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray!
This enormous eight disc set includes commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and plenty more.  You'll be able to pick it up on June 7th for $129.

'Boondock Saints: Truth & Justice Edition' Blu-ray Announced
The latest version of 'Boondock Saints' includes a brand new documentary as well as a digital copy of the film.  It hits shelves on June 14th.

Top Ten INCREDIBLE Computer Animated Blu-rays
With the release of 'The Incredibles' on Blu-ray, Michael S. Palmer takes a look back at ten of the best digitally animated movies available today on Blu-ray.

High-Def Digest Ranks the Harry Potter Movies From Worst to First
Aaron Peck goes through the celebrated franchise and picks the ones he loves and the ones that just plain didn't work.

Other News

Regal and Cinemark Theaters Pull Trailers to Protest VOD
Premium video on demand is a hot topic that's caused at least two theater chains to start pulling trailers from their movies.

Sharp Suspends LCD Production at Two Plants
Due to a lack of materials, including natural gas, Sharp is suspending production at two of their largest plants until May.

Onkyo Introduces Home Theater Systems With 4K Upscaling
Is 4K upscaling for a home theater system even necessary?  No.  Is it cool?  You bet it is. 

Samsung Drops Price on 3D Glasses - Includes More With TVs
You'll get two pairs of glasses with Samsung's 2011 line of 3D televisions, and you'll only need to shell out $50 for an extra pair.

Dish Network Wins Bid, Acquires Blockbuster
The auction is over and Dish Network came out victorious.  The only question that remains - what are they going to do with the massive retail chain?

The Bonus View

Blu-Ray Contest: Win 'Tron' 5-Disc Set
You've got until the end of the week to get in your 'Tron' haiku and win yourself a five disc set including both 'Tron' and 'Tron Legacy.'

Movie Madness Brackets: Dr. Evil vs. Jack Torrence
Our ongoing movie madness brackets continue with a competition between the arch enemy of Austin Powers and a writer with a penchant for axe-wielding rages.

IGN Announces a Professional StarCraft League
Things heat up for the world of eSports as IGN announces the beginning of a StarCraft League.

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