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Last Minute Video Considerations - Family Edition

23 December 2009 10:29 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

The Blu-ray conversion process continued throughout the year and there’s something for everyone. As the hours dwindle towards Santa’s arrival, here’s a trio of family-friendly Blu-ray offerings that are perfect – as long as you don’t have these on standard DVD. Warner Home Video wisely released A Charlie Brown Christmas and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas some weeks back, completing the hat trick with the Blu-ray debut of Horton Hears a Who!

These are basically the standard DVDs upgraded to Blu-ray so everything looks and sounds marvelous. All the standard DVD extras are still here so there’s little to compel you to upgrade, especially since the prices treat these like the full-length feature films when the reality is, these were thirty minute television specials.

None of the above robs the trio from their power to entertain. The Charlie Brown special, which has been collected in multiple DVD sets, »

- Robert Greenberger

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr Seuss Classics on Blu-ray

15 July 2009 2:49 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner is bringing the holiday cheer to Blu-ray Disc later this year with a trio of classics meant to be replayed year after year. On October 6, Warner will release A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! on Blu-ray Disc for the first time. These are in addition to the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation tin already announced. Each cartoon has been remastered for high definition and will be presented in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio in 1080p video with 2.0 Dolby Digital audio. The roughly 30-minute cartoons will come with bonus features, a digital copy, and a DVD version packed into the Blu-ray case that includes a foil-embossed outer sleeve. The complete bonus features are as follows: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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