Yesterday director James Cameron told The Wall Street Journal to expect a bare bones DVD and Blu-ray release of Avatar on Thursday, April 22, which coincidentally enough also happens to be Earth Day. He then added, "And then we'll do a value-added DVD and a 3D Blu-ray in, I think, November sometime."
Such a move looks to take advantage of upcoming home theater 3D technology with companies like Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba announcing 3D Blu-ray players at this year's CES and Sony's PlayStation 3 rumored to be releasing a firmware upgrade later this year enabling 3D Blu-ray playback. But don't get too excited, an update to the WSJ article reads, "A spokesman for Fox Home Entertainment said on Thursday night that the '3D
The good news doesn't stop with Oshima. The second volume in the Stan Brakhage anthology will finally see the light of day, and both volumes will be collected on a 3 disc Blu-Ray set. Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout makes an appearance for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray. Fritz Lang's M will receive the Blu-Ray treatment. Finally, John Ford fans (there are a few) can look forward to Stagecoach on DVD and Blu-Ray. As usual, full details on the new titles have been added to the 2010 release calendar at the bottom of this post.
This was created (as stated in the above blog post) in retaliation against HMV's "highly flawed" survey of the top 50 horror movies of all time, culled from HMV’s annual survey of more than 6,000 customers, and conducted on HMV.com over a four-week period between September 19 and October 20, 2008 (source: Here ).
This blogger does nothing to explain why he feels HMV's poll is "highly flawed," so I'm assuming it's simply because he didn't like the list, which is hardly the same thing. If there's a more scientific reason why it's "highly flawed," it wasn't addressed in the above blog post.
In his initial response to HMV's list he states, "... you have Saw in the top 5, which, even as a supporter of that movie,
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