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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: Rocky

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Rocky Blu-ray DiscTo celebrate the cinematic release of The Expendables, we are giving away cult classic Rocky, the movie that propelled Sylvester Stallone into movie stardom.

One of cinema’s greatest sporting icons, Rocky Balboa’s journey from ‘zero to hero’ begins in the 1977 classic, which won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

As ever 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 answering the following question:

The Expendables has brought together the ultimate action movie cast including Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Lock Stock’s Jason Statham and Lethal Weapon’s Jet Li.  Which film do you think has the best group of stars for its genre, or what would your ultimate cast be? Whether it’s for a perfect period drama or a flawless science-fiction tale, we want to hear your views.

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

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