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For the Library: Blu-ray Essentials

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Aside from our picks of test discs, you can jump-start your Blu-ray Disc library with these ten films, whose crackerjack video and audio quality will add sizzle to your high-definition TV.

  • Planet Earth (BBC)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Warner)
  • Ratatouille (Disney)
  • Casino Royale (Sony)
  • Blade Runner (Warner)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Sony)
  • The Fifth Element (remastered) (Sony)
  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City (Sony BMG)
  • Lost: The Complete Third Season (Disney)

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Scheduled releases to watch for:
Dirty Harry: Ultimate Collection, Heroes (Seasons One and Two), Men in Black, Sleeping Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, and Stargate: Continuum

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