As ever, 2012 has been a giant year for movies on the big screen – we’ve seen mega successful releases from Marvel film-makers, as well as some of the biggest name in traditional film-making, and there have been some small wonders, unexpected hits that have sparkled despite their comparatively lower profiles. And with all of those films either already out on home release or heading that way soon, it’s a good time to be a blu-ray and DVD collector.
And that’s not even half of it, with classics and collections also getting first time releases and re-releases. It has become increasingly tough to choose what to watch on a cold night in because with the plethora of incredible content being released. Here are the ten stand-out releases of 2012 that deserve to be a part of your collection.
Now I will go on the record as to saying I am not a giant fan of this movie, but one thing I was a fan of was the insane visuals that Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster brought to the screen. Now add in the capabilities that a blu-ray player can give to this movie and you have a real spectacle.
One of the selling points with this film was the incredible visuals that would be displayed on the big screen and in this regard Prometheus did not disappoint. The blu-ray picks up right where the theater experience left off and delivers a stunning display of the movie.
The visuals stick out and appear to almost have 3-D quality while watching them and makes the blu-ray a much better buy than a DVD if you are wanting to watch this movie at its strongest format. The sound does not get close to rivaling that of an IMAX showing but produces a stellar product that will not hinder the viewing experience.
The special features add to the film that in my opinion lacked closure, as in the deleted scenes, Scott offers a lot of scenes that probably could of saved the picture from disappointing so many fans. They also adds tension to many of the relationships, mainly between Shaw and Holloway.
The commentary from director Ridley Scott is also a joy to watch because of the vast film knowledge that Scott has and how passionate he gets about his work. While the movie disappointed me, Scott always is interesting to watch and one of the modern masters of his craft.
As I stated before, I’m not a giant fan of the film but if you are curious about it or you do like it, I highly recommend making your viewing of Scott’s latest film on a blu-ray based on the gorgeous visual quality it achieves.
This article was first posted on December 29, 2012