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Genre: Science Fiction
Country: United States
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman (narrator)
Director: Steven Spielberg
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
There are certain people who can do no wrong. When you say “Albert Pujols had a weak season”, you mean it was a weak season by Pujols standards, which means he hit .310 with 35 home runs and 109 RBIs. It’s still pretty darn good. And when I say that a Steven Spielberg movie is weak, I mean by Spielberg standards, and I am referring to War of the Worlds. Which is weak only because it isn’t Schindler’s List or Munich.
War of the Worlds is being released on Blu-Ray today by Paramount Home Entertainment, and it’s time to pick this movie up. I happen to be one of the many thousands of people in the world who believe that everyone ought to own every single Spielberg movie ever made. Then again, I AM the guy who owns every Steven Seagal movie ever made. So take me with a grain of salt, if you must.
Here’s the deal though – the Blu-Ray, high-definition transfer of War of the Worlds is disappointing. There are no new special features of note, and the high definition enhances the picture only a little. So here’s what I recommend. If you don’t already own War of the Worlds, you should own it. So purchase it on Blu-Ray, because it is a superior format and it IS marginally better than the original DVD. But if you own that original DVD already, don’t bother spending the money on an upgrade. This is a good movie that looks good enough already.