Tag Archives: DVD

Hatch-chan, the Blogging Cat: DVD I & II, Reviewed by a Film School Graduate

At first glance the two official DVD releases of Hatch-chan the blogging cat seem little more than a shrewd cash-grab by two pet owners and aspiring internet-preneurs. But repeated viewings of these cultural curiosities reveal a nothing short of a … Continue reading

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(Hopefully Not) The Future of Movies on DVD

So last night I watched The Interpreter, a pretty passable thriller with a really, really bad ending. I can almost imagine some asshat movie executive saying, “Hmm… How to best wrap up a story about corruption and international politics? I … Continue reading

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DVD à la LG

What a difference a year and half makes! Two Aprils ago I was singing the praises of my new region-free Philips DVD player. This week it’s been replaced by the LG LRA-536 pictured above. Like the Philips player it has … Continue reading

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AV Guy Strikes Again

Okay, this is getting a bit ridiculous… Last night my financial advisor sponsored a screening of A Decent Factory, a film about working conditions at a Chinese Supplier to Nokia. The event was held at the NOW Magazine Lounge, which—who … Continue reading

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Don’t get me wrong — I think the DVD format is awesome. I just hate the stupid region encoding imposed by big media companies on their DVD releases. I mean, God forbid I should want to broaden my tastes with … Continue reading

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