As the HD DVD and Blu-ray high-definition disc format war wages on there have been many victories and defeats. Last week HD DVD fans (that’s me!) were blessed with the exclusive release of Transformers, while on Oct. 30 Spiderman 3 gets released only on Blue-ray. It feels strange to say it, but I think I got the better deal on that tradeoff. Anyway, on Tuesday, five of Stanley Kubrick’s films (or masterpieces if you know anything about good movies) will be released on both high-def formats making all of us 1080p-geeks winners. The movies being released are 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. These are definitely Kubrick’s best movies (except I’d have to trade Eyes Wide Shut for Dr. Strangelove or Sparticus) and seeing them in high-definition will be a treat. I’m most excited about 2001: A Space Odyssey which I still think is one of the best science fiction movies ever made. Check out this great website to get more info on high-definition movie releases. HAL would approve.
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