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Tuesday October 16, 2007 12:09 am

This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: October 16, 2007

Transformers HD DVDAs the autumn season pulls the coats from our closets, warms our chocolate beverages, and turns our leaves from a verdant green to a rusty orange, the movie studios give us another reason to spend a comfy evening at home: summer blockbusters on DVD. And what better way to view these visual—if not always plausible—delights than in high definition?

The coveted two-disc special edition of Transformers releases this week on HD DVD, much to the chagrin of Blu-ray loyalists; without a major exclusive release, they’ll simply have to make do with some mediocre thrillers.

But aside from the inferior cinematic fare, the first and second volumes of Showtime’s Masters of Horror series is out just in time for Halloween. The anthology show gives modern horror directors a full hour to play without the restrictions of an MPAA rating or television censorship. Although it failed to garner much critical acclaim, the show ended up being quite successful and achieved what some could perceive to be cult status.

Check out the full list of high-def releases after the jump.

Blu-ray

  • AC/DC: Live at Donington (Sony BMG)—starring Brian Johnson, Chris Slade, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Malcom Young; directed by David Mallet
  • Hollow Man (Director’s Cut) (Sony)—starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin; directed by Paul Verhoeven
  • The Invisible (Buena Vista)—starring Christopher Marquette, Marcia Gay Harden and Justin Chatwin; directed by David Goyer
  • Masters of Horror: Season One—Volume One (Starz)—directed by John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon and William Malone
  • Masters of Horror: Season One—Volume Two (Starz)—directed by Dario Argento, Lucky McKee and John Landis
  • The Reaping (Warner)—starring Hilary Swank, David Morrissey and AnnaSophia Robb; directed by Stephen Hopkins
  • Return to House on Haunted Hill (Warner)—starring Amanda Righetti, Erik Palladino and Cerina Vincent; directed by Víctor García

HD DVD

  • A Mighty Heart (Paramount)—starring Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman; directed by Michael Winterbottom
  • The Reaping (Warner)—starring Hilary Swank, David Morrissey and AnnaSophia Robb; directed by Stephen Hopkins
  • Return to House on Haunted Hill (Warner)—starring Amanda Righetti, Erik Palladino and Cerina Vincent; directed by Víctor García
  • Transformers (Dreamworks)—starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel; directed by Michael Bay

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