DVD archive

  • Daily Tech Deal: 80% off DVDs at Play.com
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: 80% off DVDs at Play.com

    By 29 April 2009

    If you're still resisting the urge to go Blu-ray then Play.com has an 80% off DVD bonanza. With a range of genres including "Anime", "Cult Movies", "Martial Arts" and "Science Fiction" there should be plenty for the most picky of film buffs. A few choice...

  • General Electric promises 500GB discs
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    General Electric promises 500GB discs

    By 28 April 2009

    General Electric has revealed a "breakthrough in digital storage technology" that could mean 500GB discs will be available soon. That kind of capacity - said to be the equivalent of 100 DVDs - makes the supposedly next-gen Blu-ray disc's 50GB capacity...

  • The Boston Strangler: The Untold Story - DVD review
    Home Cinema 1.5 out of 5

    The Boston Strangler: The Untold Story - DVD review

    By 24 April 2009

    I think we can all agree that the existence of serial killers is, pretty definitely, a bad thing. But for film-makers, they’re a goldmine. Whether it’s Norman Bates, Hannibal Lecter or Leatherface, none of them would have been able to captivate the...

  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) - DVD review

    By 17 April 2009

    Here’s the thing - the next time you find yourself in a potentially cataclysmic situation, say the fabric of reality is unravelling around you or the universe or history itself is under threat, check the whereabouts of Keanu Reeves. Matrix, Bill & Ted...

  • Undead Or Alive - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Undead Or Alive - DVD review

    By 10 April 2009

    When George A Romero gave the dead a new lease of life with Night Of The Living Dead, who knew there was such scope for comedy in the zombie genre? Sadly not the people behind this curiosity, though they didn’t let that bother them. When there’s so...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Twilight on DVD and Blu-ray
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    Daily Tech Deal: Twilight on DVD and Blu-ray

    By 6 April 2009

    We have a big DVD and Blu-ray release for today's tech deal in the form of "Twilight", the big box office hit now released for the home cinema market. Twilight is based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer and follows the story of the "ultimate forbidden love...

  • Kaleidescape Mini System debuts
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    Kaleidescape Mini System debuts

    By 2 April 2009

    Kaleidescape has announced a new "mini" all-in-one system in the UK in an attempt to bring its media server technology to the so called masses. Although the company admits that it isn't going completely in to the realm of consumer land and allow you to...

  • Optical drive equipped Asus Eee 1004DN not for UK
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    Optical drive equipped Asus Eee 1004DN not for UK

    By 30 March 2009

    Asus has announced the launch of yet another Eee variant, the 1004DN, this one the first ever Eee with a built-in super multi optical disc drive. The 10-inch model may be what a lot of consumers are hoping for as it offers netbook dimensions - but comes...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Musicmagpie offering cash for games
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    Daily Tech Deal: Musicmagpie offering cash for games

    By 27 March 2009

    Back in January the tech deal slot brought you news that Musicmagpie were not only going to give you cash for old CDs but DVDs too. Now it seems they are branching out again with the recent introduction of cash for old console games. All you have to do...

  • Waltz With Bashir - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Waltz With Bashir - DVD review

    By 27 March 2009

    Like Persepolis before it, Waltz With Bashir uses animation to give an objectifying distance from the subject, giving fresh scope to the the Middle East crisis that has been so amply covered. Folman makes himself and his experience of the war as the focus,...

  • Warner Bros offers made-to-order DVDs
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    Warner Bros offers made-to-order DVDs

    By 24 March 2009

    In the States, Warner Bros has opened its "film vault" to customers with a new made-to-order DVD service. Rather than go to the expense of getting older titles, with uncertain customer demand, manufactured and distributed the studio is making the discs...

  • Quantum Of Solace - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Quantum Of Solace - DVD review

    By 20 March 2009

    Driven with rage following the death of his lover Vesper at the close of Casino Royale, Bond’s pursuit of his nemesis Mr White leads him to uncover the existence of a shadowy organisation, which has infiltrated MI6, and has nefarious plans on a global...

  • Toshiba launches new portable DVD players for 2009
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    Toshiba launches new portable DVD players for 2009

    By 13 March 2009

    Toshiba has launched its 2009 DVD line-up that includes both portable models, DVD players and recorders. The portables range features four models, all of which get support for DVD, DVD-R/-RW, CD and CD-R/RW along with DivX playback, JPEG picture viewing...

  • W. - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    W. - DVD review

    By 13 March 2009

    Oliver Stone, the once-potent beehive-shaker who proudly waded in the murky waters of the Kennedy assassination with JFK, again returns to unseemly side of US political history with this biopic of the hella controversial George W Bush As the victim of...

  • Quarantine - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Quarantine - DVD review

    By 6 March 2009

    It’s now some 10 years after the release of Blair Witch Project and still the effects are being felt. Proving that you can have a mainstream hit with a reliance on imagination instead of big bucks, A-listers or over-used narrative conventions, the likes...

  • Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release
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    Disney to boost Blu-ray sales by holding back DVD release

    By 4 March 2009

    It seems Disney is attempting to boost its Blu-ray disc sales by introducing a new strategy that will see must-have, pester-power movies launched on the high def format before they see a DVD release. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is staggering...

  • Pride and Glory - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2 out of 5

    Pride and Glory - DVD review

    By 27 February 2009

    It is amusing what a difference the Atlantic can make. On one side you have "dirty cops" whilst the other offers up "bent coppers", the connotations of which can’t help but raise a smile. But dirty cops is the focus of Pride and Glory, a subject to...

  • Sony Optiarc launches 24x DVD burner
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    Sony Optiarc launches 24x DVD burner

    By 26 February 2009

    Sony Optiarc Europe has announced the launch of a new "high-end" DVD burner. The AD-7240S is the world's first DVD burner to achieve a 24x burning rate. Optiarc says this "speed miracle" is reliable thanks to "Auto Strategy Technology" that reads a section...

  • Pioneer unveils 8x Blu-ray writer for PCs
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    Pioneer unveils 8x Blu-ray writer for PCs

    By 25 February 2009

    Pioneer has unveiled its latest Blu-ray writer, the BDR-203BK, which writes at 8x speeds to both single layer and dual layer BD-R discs. In addition the BDR-203BK is compatible with DVD-R/RW, +R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD media types, with 2x write speeds for...

  • Toshiba teases for new home ent products
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    Toshiba teases for new home ent products

    By 20 February 2009

    Toshiba has revealed that it is to unveil a "brand new range of home entertainment products for 2009". In an invite Pocket-lint has received to a "exclusive preview", the company says only: "Featuring a selection of exciting new models, Toshiba’s 2009...

  • Charlie Bartlett - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Charlie Bartlett - DVD review

    By 20 February 2009

    It’s one of the great tricks of cinema to make you give a damn about those who you’d scarcely give the time of day to. Nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to high school kids. From Ferris Bueller to Napoleon Dynamite, these kids have...

  • Righteous Kill - DVD review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Righteous Kill - DVD review

    By 13 February 2009

    The sight of De Niro and Pacino reunited should be enough to trigger the saliva glands of even the most casual of cineastes, and the fact that they do so in a crime flick, the genre that they virtually built over the last lord knows how long, should make...

  • Burn After Reading - DVD review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Burn After Reading - DVD review

    By 6 February 2009

    Seeing how the monstrous success of No Country For Old Men came on the back of a streak of comparative meh-ness, a phase that spawned the love ‘em or hate ‘em The Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty, it was always going to be intriguing to see what...

  • Rocknrolla - DVD review
    Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Rocknrolla - DVD review

    By 30 January 2009

    Oh Guy, what a curious case you are. Are we to take you seriously as a film-maker, or are you just a next-level David Furnish – an A-lister’s plus one with a camera? After such a blistering start to a career which found him at a happy crossroads –...

  • Five great movies to watch in widescreen
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    Five great movies to watch in widescreen

    By 29 January 2009

    With the announcement of Philips' new widescreen ratio television, what are going to be some of the greatest movies to watch on it if you plump for the 21:9 ratio 56-inch LCD television? Here are the ones we can't wait to watch when we get it in for review:...