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Odd List Ryan Lambie 28 Apr 2014 - 06:21
From Japanese anime to Disney via stop-motion, here are 18 animated films that are mystifyingly unavailable on Blu-ray...
Not all movies need to be seen in HD, but if there's one type of filmmaking that regularly benefits from the Blu-ray format, it's animation. Let us cite one example at random: My Neighbour Totoro. Until fairly recently, the only copy we had on the shelf was an early, imported version on DVD, which was grainy and a little washed-out.
When Studio Canal issued Totoro on Blu-ray in 2012, the difference in image quality was little short of a revelation: Hayao Miyazaki's colours and fluid lines positively shimmered. In short, it was like seeing this fresh, sun-drenched film again for the first time.
The same could be said for so many other animated films, no matter what country they come from: in high-definition, we can truly »
News Ryan Lambie 2 Jan 2014 - 07:38
We're sad to learn that James Avery, the distinctive and extremely talented actor best known for his role as Philip Banks in 90s comedy series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, has passed away at the age of 68.
Although Banks was arguably Avery's signature role, he worked extraordinarily hard throughout his career, repeatedly appearing in TV movies and series from 1980 onwards. His credits included The Closer, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Legend Of Prince Valiant and La Law, and his voice could also be heard in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated 80s and early 90s series, The Real Ghostbusters and the dubbed version of the cult Japanese anime, Fist Of The North Star.
Avery was primarily a TV actor, but he appeared in several movies, »
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