Discs and downloads

Discs and downloads

Playlist: this month's top test discs

Tom Parsons Sat, 28 Nov 2009, 10:00am

Welcome to this month's Playlist in which we pick the latest movies, music and games to test your system with. Got an opininon on any of our reviews? Then tell us what you think at www.whathifi.com/forums.   THE WIZARD OF OZ/GONE WITH THE ...

Our Top 10 TV shows on Blu-ray

Andy Clough Mon, 23 Nov 2009, 3:45pm

We love a bit  of telly, and no more so than when it's in glorious high definition. Here's our selection of current top TV shows on Blu-ray:   No.1ROME (2009)This exceptional HBO co-production with the BBC looks stunning. With a ...

Our Top 10 sci-fi films on Blu-ray

Andy Clough Wed, 18 Nov 2009, 12:10pm

With Star Trek out on Blu-ray this week, we thought we'd bring you our choice of Top 10 sci-fi films on Blu-ray, plus an interview with the key players on the latest outing for the Star Trek franchise.No.1STAR TREK (2009)Join a fresh-faced Kirk ...

Coming together - the Beatles re-mastered

Chris Gilson Wed, 9 Sep 2009, 1:04pm

It’s never easy to eat a huge slice of humble pie, especially when you’ve previously been so vociferous in your opinions, but I think that in my revision of views on the Beatles re-mastering, a particularly large slice is about to be served up, ...

Online music: which site is for you?

Andy Clough Wed, 19 Aug 2009, 10:33am

The variety of sites and services for downloading or streaming music can be confusing. The best offer a huge library of songs, HD music and great value The music industry is not what it once was. Gone are the days of trawling through the ...

The Beatles remasters: will they be Good Day Sunshine or Hello, Goodbye?

Chris Gilson Fri, 7 Aug 2009, 8:34am

Ah, it’s another re-mastering blog. Is that “God, no!” I hear you say, coupled with the sounds of millions of mouse buttons being clicked rapidly away? Well relax, chaps – the targets for tonight are those nutty, noisy Beatles, who are set to ...

DVD REVIEW: Gran Torino

Jamie Ewbank Wed, 1 Jul 2009, 12:11pm

Gran Torino starts out like a Sanatogen fuelled reworking of Dirty Harry, with a constantly growling Clint Eastwood waving guns around and attempting to replace ‘Do you feel lucky?’ with the rather more prosaic ‘Get off my lawn!’. Give it a ...

Roses back in bloom with remastered first album

Chris Gilson Mon, 29 Jun 2009, 11:28am

 It’s somewhat frightening, especially for those of a certain age, to think that it’s 20 years since the Stone Roses' eponymous first album hit the shops. A lot has happened since then - a change of Government, ill-advised dabbling in ...

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Bolt

Jamie Ewbank Fri, 19 Jun 2009, 12:12pm

With their sharp lines and rich colours, animated movies often shine on higher resolution formats, but the Blu-ray performance of Bolt is particularly outstanding. Even without the 3D effects it featured in certain cinemas, the film still retains ...

BLU-RAY REVIEWS: Slumdog Millionaire & The Spirit

Jamie Ewbank Fri, 5 Jun 2009, 12:11pm

It’s another pair of polar opposites on our movies channel this week, with Frank Miller’s embarrassingly poor adaptation Will Eisner’s The Spirit picking up a single star for just about managing to look and sound vaguely interesting, while ...