Monday, April 30, 2007

Movie Musings Monday: Underworld Evolution Blu-Ray Edition

Hubs and I undertook a new project this weekend - hooking up the PS3 and DVD player through HDMI cables, upgrading the surround sound system to optical cords, and adding an HDMI source selector to our home theater setup. Ok, more like my idea to add all this stuff and Hubs hard work to get it working properly. I did google around a bit to find a cord that would let these HDMI devices be plugged into our TV's DVI input though. :) Thanks to our college friends, Christina and Tony, who we got the chance to see for the first time in ages this weekend, we even had a Blu-Ray movie recommendation.

We have a copy of Underworld Evolution on regular ol' DVD, so the plot didn't have any big unexpected twists for me to be caught by. What I didn't count on was just how amazing high definition through an HDMI cord looks compared to a non-HD signal. Said amazement led me to say things like "Wow, look at that guy's head get ripped off in HD!" and "Wow, look at that shine off Kate Beckingsale's ass in HD!" By far the best effect was the blue vampire eyes...in HD. :) As Hubs said, this movie will be "The Matrix" DVD of the Blu-Ray format - everyone had to buy a copy of "The Matrix" when they purchased their first DVD player. So it goes with Blu-Ray player and "Underworld Evolution".

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Visually stunning on Blu-Ray.
Knitting Rating: 0 out of 5 Skeins. Far too visually interesting for the simplest stockinette in the round. I abandoned the sock midway through the first scene.

2 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow I was so geeking out over HDMI and optical cables until you mentioned Kate Beckensale's ass. Man. Is there anything hotter than than a hot leather clad vampire chick. I think not.

Zoe said...

I thought I'd mention this weird coincence. I was in the den reading blogs and BP was asleep in the recliner last night. Not 5 minutes after reading this post I heard the opening monologue of "Underworld" on the tv in the livingroom. What are the chances? That was too freaking weird.