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A PEEK AT JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH REDUX Blu-ray Mar 14 2015
First off, I enjoyed the previous presentation of Journey to the Center of the Earth on Blu-ray and never found it to be the travesty that a few others did.  I began by skimming that disc again - and for something that was an older transfer I still found it nice, and... Full topic ›
Best Way To Store A Large DVD And Blu-Ray Collection Blu-ray Nov 14 2009
What's the best way to store a large DVD and Blu-Ray collection in the least amount of space? Keeping everything in their original cases isn't cutting it, especially since most studios don't have a clue about how to conserve space. (Why are studios still releasing DVDs i... Full topic ›
HTF Exclusive Interview with Stephan James (Selma) Blu-ray Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Home Theater Forum recently had the pleasure of speaking with Stephan James, the young actor who portrays the civil rights leader John Lewis in Ava DuVerney's Selma, for an extended interview. Selma is the story of events leading up to the Martin Luther King led march... Full topic ›
Can't get surround sound system to work on tv channels Beginners, General Questions & HTiB (Home Theater in a Box) May 18 2011
Samsung HT- C5500 , they're connected by hdmi and audio(red and white) the speakers work when i watch a movie but not when i try to use them for watching tv, why wont it work?   Full topic ›

A Few Words About - Robert Harris weighs in on the latest releases

  • A few words about...™ Escape from New York -- in Blu-ray Watch the opening sequences of John Carpenter's Escape from New York, and you'll immediately pick up music later used in The Thing, which hit screens a year later - and it works.   Escape from New York (1981), not to be confused with Escape f... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Invaders from Mars -- in Blu-ray I've never been a fan of Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars, but some people can't seem to get enough of it.   Fortunately, those folks will be able to own the film on Blu-ray, courtesy of MGM and Scream Factory.   Unfortunately, for those... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Thank Your Lucky Stars -- in Blu-ray David Butler, the director of Thank Your Lucky Stars, has his roots in the silent cinema, with a career as an actor beginning in the teens and twenties, before moving into directing around 1927.   He's probably best known here at HTF for some... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Wolfen -- in Blu-ray Unless my mind is playing tricks on me, I recall seeing Wolfen in late summer / early fall of 1981 in a 70mm blow-up with 6-track mag at a screening in LA.   I loved the film then, and continue with that appreciation decades later.   Bas... Read More
  • A few words about...™ - Jamaica Inn -- in Blu-ray "Make way for Pengallan!"   Many cinephiles have a tendency to dismiss Jamaica Inn as a failure, or as non-Hitchcockian Hitchcock.   While the great Alfred Hitchcock's final British production until Stage Fright in 1950, and... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Wolf Hall -- in Blu-ray Based upon the premise that it was BBC / PBS, and based upon the historical novels by Hilary Mantel -- novels of which I was aware, but had not read.   So basically, I went in blind.   Two minutes into the first episode (of six), I knew... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Cake -- in Blu-ray In the fall of 1994, before people came to know her as Rachel Green on the long-running hit TV show, Friends, Jennifer Aniston had already been earning her stripes on other TV series.   While I was never a huge fan of the show, I appreciated... Read More



DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

  • The Pyramid Blu-ray Review
    Today, 01:49 PM
    A couple of genuine shocks combined with the usually surefire scenario featuring a group of people trapped in an enclosed space and being picked off one by o... Read More
  • Tracers Blu-ray Review
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Great stunt work in an action film can cover up for a lot of lapses, but there still needs to be a basic story of substance in back of all that great movemen... Read More
  • Masters of Sex Season Two Blu-ray Review
    May 04 2015 06:39 PM
    In 1966 the book "Human Sexual Response" by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, was published to much fanfare and controversy. Unlike Alfred Kinsey, wh... Read More
  • Mortdecai Blu-ray Review
    May 04 2015 01:36 PM
    The succession of artistic and financial disappointments for actor Johnny Depp continues almost unchecked (Into the Woods was a hit, but he was hardly a majo... Read More
  • Wolf Hall Blu-ray Review
    May 03 2015 06:11 PM
    King Henry VIII’s desperate attempts to produce a male heir resulting in the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation in England has been a tale told through... Read More
  • Pitch Perfect Aca-Awesome Edition Blu-ray Review
    May 02 2015 11:14 AM
    As a tie-in to promote the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2, Universal has repackaged Pitch Perfect, the original film from 2012, in an Aca-Awesome Edition, adding a... Read More

Featured Home Theater

  • Pirate Themed Home Theater
    Dan did a great job documenting the work he put into his pirate themed home theater. Framing, electrical, staining, painting, lighting, he did it all. You can read more about his fantastic theater and see lots more pictures here

Featured Equipment Review


  • Anthem Statement A5 Multi-Channel Amplifier Review
    As a firm believer in the importance of amplification in my home theater, I am always eager to hear the effect a change in amplification can have on the performance of my system. For the past few years, my daily driver speakers have been Paradigm Studio 100 v.5’s, powered by a Wyred4Sound MiniMC-7. The MMC-7 is a great class D amplifier, but that doesn’t mean I’m married to it either..
    Read the full review here