The big title this week is without a doubt The Lives of Others. We're not sure how you can argue with an IMDB score of 8.5 with a overall ranking of #77. As impressive as this is, we have our reservations about any movie with subtitles. It isn't that we have a problem reading, but how hard is it to dub in additional sound tracks? Either way, if you speak German you're in luck. HD DVD has had a pretty good run going, but this week they come up empty. Pending new announcements, HD DVD should regain the lead sometime in October. If you were wondering why Blu-ray isn't easily leading this race, we blame Fox, who has been MIA for some time.
HD DVD 273 vs Blu-ray 286.
- Immortal Beloved (Sony)
- The Lives of Others (Sony)
- National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Lionsgate)
- Perfect Stranger (Sony)