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Highdefdigest.com has a good review set of Blu-Ray disks by overall, then also by video quality (for demos) and audio quality (for demos). Other sources of Blu-ray reviews are blu-ray.com which I found lots closer to my personal tastes.

Here is Blu-ray.com’s top rated list:

1.
Dark Knight (Blu-ray Review)

The Dark Knight (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 2008 | 152 mins | Rated PG-13 | Dec 09, 2008



With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent
(Aaron Eckhart), the Batman (Christian Bale) has been making headway against local crime…
until a rising criminal…


Action / Crime / Thriller

2.

Band of Brothers (Blu-ray Review)

Band of Brothers (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


HBO | 2001 | 705 mins | Not rated | Nov 11, 2008



Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose, the epic 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers
tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army.
Drawn from interviews…


Adventure / Biography / Drama / History / Television / War

3.

Iron Man: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Iron Man: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Paramount Pictures | 2008 | 126 mins | Rated PG-13 | Sep 30, 2008



Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey
Jr.) is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead,
using his intelligence and ingenuity, he builds a high-tech suit of…


Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

4.

WALL-E (3-disc) (Blu-ray Review)

WALL-E (3-disc) (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2008 | 98 mins | Rated G | Nov 18, 2008



After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste
Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a…


Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Drama / Family / Romance / Sci-Fi

5.

Transformers: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Transformers: Special Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Paramount Pictures | 2007 | 143 mins | Rated PG-13 | Sep 02, 2008



For centuries, two races of robotic aliens–the Autobots and the
Decepticons–have waged a war, with the fate of the universe at stake.
When the battle comes to Earth, all that stands between the evil…


Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

6.

WALL-E (2-disc) (Blu-ray Review)

WALL-E (2-disc) (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2008 | 98 mins | Rated G | Nov 18, 2008



After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste
Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a…


Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Drama / Family / Romance / Sci-Fi

7.

Chronicles of Narnia Blu-ray Bundle (Blu-ray Review)

The Chronicles of Narnia Blu-ray Bundle (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2008 | 279 mins | Rated PG | Dec 02, 2008



The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – In World War II England, the four Pevensie siblings
— Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe
while playing a game of…


Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy

8.

Blade Runner: Complete Collector's Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Blade Runner: Complete Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 1982 | 117 mins | Rated R | Dec 18, 2007



Visually spectacular, action-packed and enduringly provocative since
its original 1982 release, the stylish noir thriller Blade Runner stars
Harrison Ford in the enigmatic role of 21st-century detective Rick…


Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

9.

Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration (Blu-ray Review)

The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Paramount Pictures | 549 mins | Rated R | Sep 23, 2008



This box set includes the following titles:

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part III


Drama / Thriller

10.

Lost: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray Review)

Lost: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2008 | Not rated | Dec 09, 2008



No synopsis for this title.


Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Television / Thriller

11.

Third Man - Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Third Man – Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Criterion | 1949 | 104 mins | Not rated | Dec 16, 2008



Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself
investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime–and
thus begins this legendary…


Film-Noir / Mystery / Thriller

12.

Bottle Rocket - Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Bottle Rocket – Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Criterion | 1996 | 91 mins | Rated R | Dec 16, 2008



Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision in this
witty and warm portrait of three young middle-class misfits. Fresh out of a mental hospital,
gentle Anthony…


Adventure / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Romance

13.

2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-ray Review)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 1968 | 149 mins | Rated G | Oct 23, 2007



In this surreal sci-fi classic by Stanley Kubrick, adapted from the
Arthur C. Clarke novel, a mysterious black monolith appears on Earth in
prehistoric times, changing the course of human evolution. When it…


Adventure / Sci-Fi

14.

No Country for Old Men (Blu-ray Review)

No Country for Old Men (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2007 | 122 mins | Rated R | Mar 11, 2008



Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men.
A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back
trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of…


Crime / Drama / Thriller

15.

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Blu-ray Review)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Disney / Buena Vista | 2005 | 135 mins | Rated PG | May 13, 2008



In World War II England, the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund,
Susan and Peter — enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe
while playing a game of ‘hide-and-seek’ in the rural country home of…


Action / Adventure / Drama / Family / Fantasy

16.

Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 1942 | 102 mins | Rated PG | Dec 02, 2008



Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns a nightclub in Casablanca during World War II. Ilsa
(Ingrid Bergman), a woman Rick was once in love with and never quite got over, walks into
his nightclub. She’s in town…


Drama / Romance / War

17.

Searchers (Blu-ray Review)

The Searchers (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 1956 | 119 mins | Not rated | Oct 31, 2006



Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford
forged The Searchers into a landmark Western offering an indelible
image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne…


Adventure / Drama / Western

18.

Day The Earth Stood Still: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)

The Day The Earth Stood Still: Special Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


20th Century Fox | 1951 | 92 mins | Rated G | Dec 02, 2008



The Day The Earth Stood Still depicts the arrival of an alien dignitary, Klaatu (Michael Rennie),
who has come to earth with his deadly robot, Gort (Lock Martin), to deliver the message that
earthlings…


Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

19.

Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Warner Bros. | 1987 | 117 mins | Rated R | Oct 23, 2007



The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker – from
his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the
heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive.


Drama / War

20.

3:10 to Yuma (Blu-ray Review)

3:10 to Yuma (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5


Lionsgate Films | 2007 | 122 mins | Rated R | Jan 08, 2008



In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious
gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When
Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to…


Action / Drama / Western

21.

Rambo (Blu-ray Review)

Rambo (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Lionsgate Films | 2008 | 91 mins | Rated R | May 27, 2008



When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the
vast green inferno, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester
Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind to…


Action / Drama / Thriller

22.

Patton (Blu-ray Review)

Patton (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

20th Century Fox | 1970 | 170 mins | Rated PG | Jun 03, 2008



Patton is a three-dimensional bronze bust of World War II field general
George S. Patton who wrote poetry, fired pistols at strafing fighter
planes, and loved America with a lofty and historical zeal. Tracing…


Biography / Drama / History / War

23.

Shoot 'Em Up (Blu-ray Review)

Shoot ‘Em Up (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

New Line Cinema | 2007 | 86 mins | Rated R | Jan 01, 2008



Mr. Smith, the angriest, most hardboiled man in the world, finds
himself entrusted to protect the most innocent thing of all – a newborn
child. When Smith delivers the baby in the middle of a gunfight, he
soon…


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

24.

Dawn of the Dead (Blu-ray Review)

Dawn of the Dead (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Starz / Anchor Bay | 1978 | 127 mins | Unrated | Oct 02, 2007



As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate
survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the
flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This is the ferocious horror
classic,…


Action / Drama / Horror

25.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Sony Pictures | 1977 | 404 mins | Rated PG | Nov 13, 2007



In the night skies near his Muncie, Indiana, home, power repairman Roy
Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His
close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that…


Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi

26.

Spider-Man: The High Definition Trilogy (Blu-ray Review)

Spider-Man: The High Definition Trilogy (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Sony Pictures | 2007 | Rated PG-13 | Oct 30, 2007



This box set includes Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.


Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Fantasy / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

27.

Sunshine (Blu-ray Review)

Sunshine (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

20th Century Fox | 2007 | 107 mins | Rated R | Jan 08, 2008



It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction.
Earth’s last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women
on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon….


Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

28.

Rambo: First Blood (Blu-ray Review)

Rambo: First Blood (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Lionsgate Films | 1982 | 96 mins | Rated R | Feb 06, 2007



He never fought a battle he couldn’t win. Academy Award-nominee
Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero, ex-green Beret John Rambo in the
one that started it all! First Blood is an explosive action-thriller
that…


Action / Drama / Thriller

29.

I, Robot (Blu-ray Review)

I, Robot (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

20th Century Fox | 2004 | 114 mins | Rated PG-13 | Mar 11, 2008



In the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone
trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Will Smith)
investigating what he alone believes is a crime perpetrated by a
robot….


Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

30.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Blu-ray Review)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Disney / Buena Vista | 2003 | 111 mins | Rated R | Sep 09, 2008



Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride (Uma Thurman)
emerges from a coma and decides it’s time for payback… with a vengeance! Having been
gunned down by her former…


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

31.

Planet of the Apes (40th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Planet of the Apes (40th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

20th Century Fox | 1968 | 112 mins | Rated G | Nov 04, 2008



Three astronouts after a crash landing find themselves stranded in an upside-down planet–a
place where talking apes are in charge and mute humans are hunted and enslaved by the
tyrannical primates.


Action / Adventure / Drama / Mystery / Romance / Sci-Fi

32.

Lives of Others (Blu-ray Review)

The Lives of Others (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Sony Pictures | 2006 | 138 mins | Rated R | Aug 21, 2007



Set in East Berlin before the fall of the Wall, the East German
government kept control over its citizens with a ruthless system of
control and surveillance run by the all powerful Stasi. When a
high–ranking…


Drama

33.

Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Warner Bros. | 1982 | 117 mins | Rated R | Dec 18, 2007



Visually spectacular, action-packed and enduringly provocative since
its original 1982 release, the stylish noir thriller Blade Runner stars
Harrison Ford in the enigmatic role of 21st-century detective Rick…


Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

34.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Blu-ray Review)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Disney / Buena Vista | 2004 | 136 mins | Rated R | Sep 09, 2008



Having dispensed with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) and Vernita Green (Vivica A.
Fox), the Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest for justice. With those two down, she has
two remaining foes on…


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

35.

Counterfeiters (Blu-ray Review)

The Counterfeiters (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Sony Pictures | 2007 | 99 mins | Rated R | Aug 05, 2008



The Counterfeiters tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl
Markovics), a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin’s “King of
the Counterfeiters.” However, his life of women and easy money is cut…


Drama / War

36.

TrondheimSolistene: Divertimenti (Blu-ray Review)

TrondheimSolistene: Divertimenti (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

2L | 2008 | 69 mins | Not rated | Aug 26, 2008



Audio only 192kHz/24bit 5.1/Stereo BD-Audio plus 5.1/Stereo SACD 2-disc set

Selections:

Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony

Grazyna Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra

Terje…


Music / Other

37.

World Trade Center (Blu-ray Review)

World Trade Center (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 5.0 of 5

Paramount Pictures | 2006 | 128 mins | Rated PG-13 | Dec 12, 2006



“World Trade Center is a film about heroism and the best in all of us,”
raves Good Morning America’s Joel Siegel. Academy Award winner, Nicolas
Cage stars in the unforgettable true story of the courageous…


Drama / History

38.

Cinderella Man (Blu-ray Review)

Cinderella Man (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 4.5 of 5

Disney / Buena Vista | 2005 | 144 mins | Rated PG-13 | Mar 21, 2007



Cinderella Man is inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim
Braddock, a once-promising light heavyweight boxer forced into
retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters
the darkest…


Biography / Drama / Sport

39.

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 4.5 of 5

BBC | 2006 | 550 mins | Not rated | Apr 24, 2007



With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the
makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the epic story of life on
Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using
40…


Documentary / Television

40.

Batman Begins (Blu-ray Review)

Batman Begins (Blu-ray)


  Overall: 4.5 of 5

Warner Bros. | 2005 | 140 mins | Rated PG-13 | Jul 08, 2008



Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark
Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his
parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian…


Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Thriller

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