High-Def Digest-Digest - December 6, 2010

Posted Mon Dec 6, 2010 at 04:20 PM PST by Dick Ward

Black Friday has come and gone and that means that you're probably either out shopping for Christmas presents or working in a retail store dealing with people shopping for Christmas presents.  Snowy roads, crazy crowds and the numbing cold together are a tiring combination and you don't have the time or energy to check the news every day.  For you, there's the High-Def Digest Digest, a compilation of all the news fit to print over the last few weeks that's simple to digest.

Blu-ray News

'Memento: 10th Anniversary Edition' Announced for Blu-ray
Long before Christopher Nolan came out with 'The Dark Knight' and 'Inception,' he made a brilliant film called 'Memento,' that's hitting Blu-ray again on February 22 of next year.

'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Announced for Blu-ray
Another of Hayao Miyazaki's incredible movies is on the way to Blu-ray.  You can expect to see it priced at $39.99 when it launches in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on March 8 or 2011.

'Red' Announced for Blu-ray
It's a quick Blu-ray release for 'Red,' which brings together Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich in a very fun movie based on the Warren Ellis comic book of the same name.

Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland - 3D' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray
December 7th is the date for the 3D version of 'Alice in Wonderland' which should bring plenty of joy to 3D enthusiasts of all ages.

High-Def Digest Picks the Year's Best Blu-rays
Looking for the best of the best?  Drew Taylor breaks it down, hails the greats and takes a few jabs at those that aren't.

Avatar 3D is Selling for Over $300 on eBay!
If you want to make some quick cash, supplement your TV purchase or - for whatever reason - shell out $300 for a Blu-ray, now's your chance.

We're Giving Away Blu-rays All Month on Facebook
Like free Blu-rays?  Then 'like' us on Facebook, where we're giving away one a day until Christmas.

Other News

Leslie Nielsen Dead at 84
We lost a comedic great last week.  Leslie Neilson, star of 'The Naked Gun' series, died of complications from pneumonia.  He was 84.

Vizio Will Launch a 65" Polarized 3D TV For $3,700
There's no word on when, but the folks at Vizio have priced out a new set that uses passive 3D glasses like those found in theaters.

Microsoft May Offer An Xbox 360 Based TV Service
The new TV service won't be coming from your cable provider, but directly from Microsoft.

Netflix Streaming-Only Service Launches - DVD and Blu-ray Pricing Goes Up
DVD and Blu-ray pricing increases again, but streaming customers are reaping the benefits.

DISH Unveils a Sling Adapter for TV Everywhere
A mere $99 lets you watch TV from your computer, your iPad and even your phone.

The Bonus View

What a Load of Bollocks!
Bad Blu-ray transfers look no better than DVD, according to a British website.  Josh disagrees - strongly.

Statuesque: The Warner Bros. Lot
Drew Taylor takes a look at Oscar contenders, starting with Warner Bros.

Objective Videogame Reviews - There's No Such Thing
I take a look at claims of bias across the internet and point out their ludicrous nature.

First Tentative Steps into the Third Dimension
Josh gives us a peek at his new Oppo BDP-93 and talks a little bit of 3D.