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David Vaughn Posted: May 19, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/trueblood.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is a sweet and innocent waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, who has the ability to read minds. When we first meet her, she has difficulty tuning out her various customers and their crude thoughts, but when Bill Compton enters the restaurant one night, she's instantly attracted to him for one reason&#151;she can't hear his thoughts because he's a vampire, and for once in her life, she can get through a date without knowing how badly the guy wants to sleep with her.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 15, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/TOS1.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Even older films and TV shows can look great on Blu-ray, and Season One of <i>Star Trek</i> is a perfect example. Of course, the series was broadcast in standard definition, but it was shot on 35mm film, which has far more resolution than even HDTV. Paramount remastered the Blu-ray discs from the film prints, allowing them to reveal the cheesy sets and props in excruciating detail. By contrast, the audio wasn't all that great to begin with, and there's not much that can be done about it, so these discs are video demos only.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 15, 2009 0 comments
Every Pixar release so far has looked outstanding on Blu-ray, and A Bug's Life is the perfect movie to debut our new Ultimate Demo series. The image has impeccable detail in both foregrounds and backgrounds to show off your display's capabilities, and the audio is just as impressive in both scenes highlighted below.

Early in the film, the grasshoppers, led by Hopper, arrive at the ant hill for their food offering. When they can't find it, they invade the hill to confront the queen.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 14, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/paycheck.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) is a genius engineer who has his memory erased after every project to keep the clandestine projects he works on secret. When an old friend offers him a huge paycheck in exchange for three years of his life, Michael reluctantly agrees. But when he's finished with the project, instead of the $90 million promised, he's left with a group of unrelated objects as clues to discover the truth about the previous three years.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 14, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/machinist.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Trevor Reznick (Christian Bale) hasn't slept in a year, and when we first meet him, he's in a darkened bathroom staring into a mirror looking like a man who's been to hell and back&#151;because he has. Why is he so tormented and why can't he get any sleep?

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David Vaughn Posted: May 14, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/batman20.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>As a young boy, Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) witnessed the murder of his parents in Gotham City. As he matures into a man, criminals begin to rule the streets of his beloved city, and the only way to fight back is to become Batman, a vigilante hell-bent for revenge.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 14, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/bugslifeblu.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After one of his failed inventions destroys his ant colony's annual offering to the grasshoppers, Flick (voiced by David Foley) must venture off the anthill in search of some warrior bugs to help fend off the hungry predators. Unfortunately for Flick, the crew he hires to protect the colony turns out to be a group of down-and-out circus performers who think he's booking them for a gig.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 11, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/passengers.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway), is assigned to counsel the flight's five survivors. When she begins to uncover conflicting accounts of the accident, she chalks it up to traumatic stress disorder&#151;until the survivors start vanishing one by one.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 05, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/incendiary.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Michelle Williams stars as Young Mother (really, that's her name), who suffers a devastating loss when London is attacked by a terrorist bombing while she's shagging her lover (Ewan McGregor). Filled with guilt and shame, she tries to piece her life back together by getting intimately involved with the Police investigation behind the bombing.

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David Vaughn Posted: May 05, 2009 0 comments

<IMG SRC="/images/archivesart/ferris.jpg" WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 ALIGN=RIGHT>Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) ditch school for the day and frolic around Chicago in a Ferrari. Although Ferris's parents think he's the ideal child, his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) know better and would like nothing more than to catch Ferris in his shenanigans.

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