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‘The Fighter’ delivers a knock-out blow on Blu-ray Disc

[tweetmeme source= “blurayreporter” only_single=false] has reviewed ‘The Fighter’ on Blu-ray Disc and awarded it a glowing 4.5 star review, great news for fans of the boxing tale who eagerly await its arrival on European shores in June.

The early biopic of Massachusetts boxer Micky Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg) scooped two of the most sought after statues at the 2011 Oscars. Best Supporting Actor went to Christian Bale for his turn as Micky’s washed up drug addict brother Dicky and Best Supporting Actress to Melissa Leo in her role as the boys’ manipulative mother.

So what makes ‘The Fighter’ such a winner on Blu-ray? praises the powerful script and David O Russell’s superb direction for lifting it into the realm of great boxing movies such as ‘Rocky’ and ‘Raging Bull’. Alongside its superb picture quality on BD, they drew particular attention to the clarity of dialogue and raw HD Master Audio soundtrack, with the reviewer saying:

‘Every blow lands with an authoritative thud and draws you into the intensity and excitement of the moment. The surround channels are quite active and low frequencies are nicely extended.’

Alongside the quality of the film they also praise the exclusive BD extras which include interviews with the real life friends and family of the characters. And the overall verdict?

‘A triumphant and inspiring sports film, The Fighter will go down as a classic of the genre deservedly so and this excellent Blu-ray release from Paramount is a great way to experience it. Highly recommended.’

Click here for the full review.

Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: Raging Bull vs Charlie St. Cloud

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Love is in the air, so for this week’s Blu-ray Monday we’re offering a Valentine’s giveaway with a difference… Catering for those who love or loathe the most romantic day of the year, this week’s winner can choose between two very different Blu-rays, tender teen drama, ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ or boxing biopic, ‘Raging Bull’.

‘Charlie St. Cloud’ sees Zac Efron take on his first emotionally charged role as aspiring sailor Charlie, a young man who survives an accident enabling him see the world in a unique way. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, hopefully ‘Raging Bull’ will get your juices going as Robert De Niro delivers the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a deeply troubled boxer who’s complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring.

As usual with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment on this post to the following question:

What would be your ultimate Valentine’s Day movie experience and why? Maybe it’s a home cooked meal followed by your favourite film? Or perhaps a trip to the cinema after a glass of champagne? Or do you prefer visiting romantic places featured in your favourite movies? Let us know!

To make it easier for us to contact you, leave your Twitter details with your comment. We look forward to your suggestions!

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