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The Secret of the Sword

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"I've got that flying horsey in my sight" He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character! The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora.  What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the

The Collector (blu-ray review)





The Collector, from the writers of Saw IV, V, and VI, will be released on dvd and blu-ray on April 6th. After the jump you can read my review for the blu-ray.

I reviewed The Collector on dvd a few months ago, so this review is going to be short and sweet, as I am just going to talk about the picture and sound for this blu-ray release. To read my thoughts on the movie and special features you can click here.

The Collector comes to us from Vivendi in a standard blu-ray case. There is no insert and the chapter listing is the same as the dvd.

The Picture: The Collector comes to us in a good looking 1080p transfer with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This is a spiffy looking transfer. Since the movie takes place almost entirely at night, you would think that Vivendi would skimp on the transfer, but they haven't. Black levels are even and there is no "blocking". Skin tones look natural and the few daytime scenes look great.

The Sound: We are given an English 5.1 DTS-HD soundtrack. This movie relies a lot on sound and this soundtrack is somewhat up to the challenge. The surrounds don't get the work out that I though they would with this movie. I found the surrounds to be kinda lacking.

Overall: This blu-ray is an overall step up from the dvd. They both contain the same special features, but the picture and sound get the upgrade.

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