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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 ›
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 ›
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...™ 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 Frenzy in 1972 (yes, I... 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
  • A few words about...™ Selma -- in Blu-ray A woman named Ava directed Selma.  I know that because I remember it from the nominations and awards.  I'd give you her last name, except that it's unreadable, as are all of the other film's credits because of a problem relating to black... Read More
  • A few words about...™ Ladyhawke -- in Blu-ray Richard Donner's Ladyhawke is a unique piece of filmmaking, that holds up well thirty years down the line.   While it's odd in any number of respects, that oddity is part of its charm.   Ladyhawke is another quality addition to Warner Ar... Read More



DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

  • Wolf Hall Blu-ray Review
    Yesterday, 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
  • Everything Happens at Night DVD Review
    Yesterday, 02:45 AM
    Fifteen years before they menaced one another in Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial ‘M’ for Murder, Robert Cummings and Ray Milland faced off for the favors of another... Read More
  • The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Blu-ray Review
    Apr 29 2015 11:08 AM
    Universal’s The Man with the Iron Fists 2 continues the studio’s tradition of inexpensive, ludicrous, and unnecessary direct-to-video sequels to their somewh... Read More
  • Seven Angry Men DVD Review
    Apr 29 2015 08:35 PM
    Seven Angry Men marks the second time that Raymond Massey played the abolitionist John Brown on the silver screen. The first, of course, was Santa Fe Trail,... Read More
  • Escape From New York Blu-ray Review
    Apr 28 2015 03:43 PM
    Escape From New York was something of a departure for John Carpenter, stepping away briefly from the horror genre that made him famous and trying his hand at... 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