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Whimsy Cinemas™ is finally ready to open its doors! Yesterday evening, Lyris assembled his projection screen and attached it to the wall, ready for its first gala presentation. What will it be? Inside Man on HD DVD was the first title to be screened on our previous movie-watching solution, the crazy bed sheet of multiple creases, so it only makes sense that we follow it up with something that boasts equally stellar image quality. So far, we’ve taken a brief look at the Blu-ray releases of Ratatouille, Resident Evil: Extinction and Across the Universe, all of which looked suitably incredible, not to mention the most recent pass of La Femme Publique, which looked better than a standard definition DVD has any right to.

Finally, we have something that vaguely resembles being at the movies, only without the spotty-faced youths heckling (if any heckling’s to be done, we’ll do it, thank you very much) the movie and playing with their mobile phones. Sometimes, we even get the films before they’re released theatrically in this country, and in any event, in many cases, the Blu-ray discs we’re watching look somewhat better than the prints being trotted round the local cinemas.

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1:08 AM | Comments: 4
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | General | HD DVD



On a screen that large, Seytan will look absolutely abysmal.

Which entirely suits the film, incidentally.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, May 13, 2008 8:29 AM


I would like to book your cinema for a future birthday - would you be able to give me an idea about ticket prices and whether food and drink is allowed in the theatre? Also do you have a multi-storey car parking facilities near the venue? Finally could you assure me that there is no chance that you will be screening Norbit, Freddy Got Fingered or any of the Resident Evil films at our visit?


Posted by: colinr, May 13, 2008 7:39 PM


I can't comment on the Resident Evil films, but if the films shown include Norbit and Freddy Got Fingered then I can safely say that the price of admission is your immortal soul.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, May 13, 2008 11:43 PM


I'm going to watch MANOS on it tonight! For about two minutes, before I get a headache from the awful picture quality!

Posted by: David Mackenzie, May 14, 2008 1:23 AM

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