Wednesday, December 24, 2008

T.O.S. Violation? ME????

Well folks, I got the dreaded 'T.O.S. Violation' notice today. Looks like I'll be having to re-structure my future reviews a bit as a result.

This is especially irritating, since I JUST finished a special 35-minute Christmas Edition of the Multimedia Chronicles, in which I talk about (and show clips from) some of my favorite Christmas movies as a gift to you all.

Guess I'll just post it on my website, but unfortunately that will now have to be put off until AFTER Christmas... So much for being topical.

Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I only EVER used clips within the context of my reviews, which are technically NEWS items and thus any clips used within the CONTEXT of that news item falls well within "Fair Use" under U.S. copyright law.

Anyway, this is my quickly thrown-together rant video about it. Beautiful high definition text set to gloomy music by yours truly. Enjoy.

And have yourselves a great holiday! See you all in a few days...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Blackstar Complete Series DVD Review

In many ways, Blackstar was the pre-cursor to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. An under appreciated little gem from Filmation, I've always actually preferred Blackstar over He-Man.

The complete series was recently released on DVD by BCI Eclipse, and for such an obscure series that few people know about, they really gave it the royal treatment! Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Collection DVD Review

Next to Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, this is without a doubt one of the MOST underrated cartoons of the 80's. An epic sci-fi western, it featured some of the finest writing for an animated series of the era.

And at LONG LAST, the complete series is available on DVD in the originally intended viewing order, with all continuity and storylines intact.

Here's my in-depth look at the first of the two DVD sets that make up the full run of the series. Enjoy!

Dungeons and Dragons Complete Series DVD Review

Love or hate the show, you can't deny they did a great job on this DVD set!

Let's take a closer look...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sonic the Hedgehog Complete Series DVD Review

You asked for it, you got it!

This is my in-depth review of Sonic the Hedgehog (aka Sonic SatAM) on DVD, available now from Shout Factory!

The Black Knight

Monday, December 8, 2008

More Blu Bond and Sam Playing it Again and Again

The final part of my 3-part DVD and BluRay Collection update. All Blu this time around!

Titles covered include -

James Bond - Dr. No Steelbook
James Bond - From Russia with Love Steelbook
James Bond - For Your Eyes Only Steelbook
Casablanca - Collector's Edition Giftset

Getting Some Serious Punishment and Dark Knight - Scene 1

Part 2 of my 3-part DVD and BluRay update.

This time around:

The Punisher (2004) Extended Cut
and
Batman Begins - Limited Edition Collector's Set on BluRay (which I swear should have been called the "Dark Knight - Scene 1 Deluxe Uber Collection o' DOOOOM!" Seriously, it's like Batman Begins is almost an afterthought in its own Collector's Edition!)

Arnold Special Ed and Humor from the Future (FIXED)

MASSIVE DVD and BluRay update this time (well, massive in length if not in sheer number of new additions to the collection - although this IS the most we've bought at once for quite some time). So massive, in fact, that I've had to split it into 3 parts!

In Part 1, we look at the Special Edition of Predator (which I FINALLY got back into my collection after the irritation about the Bluray edition) and Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs!

Old Stuff Made New, Widescreen, HD and Censorship

Filmed on location at the beautiful Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, B.C.

In this edition, I give a quick rundown of the 9 older videos I've re-uploaded over the past few days, along with why I uploaded them.

Then I talk about YouTube's new widescreen video player, the HD quality option, and the current heat over censorship.

All while looking at the gorgeous scenery all around me.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Drainage Ditch Canines, On Being a Bug, and Geeking Out

DVD and Video Game collection update time! This time around we cover -

Reservoir Dogs on Bluray,
Mister Mosquito for the PS2 and
Lego Star Wars - The Complete Saga for PS3.

Also, a brief bit about the new widescreen video window on YouTube.

David Tennant - Lover, Blu Bond and a Talking Duck

DVD Update time again!

DVD covered in this edition -

Casanova starring David Tennant
James Bond - Live or Let Die on BluRay
Duckman - Season 1 and 2