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High-Def Highpoints

April 16, 2014
One of the beauties of downloads purchased from the Kaleidescape Store is that they are delivered in the same bit-for-bit quality as the disc, so there is no compression, no loss of audio quality and no other compromise to the fidelity of the film.
We’ve put together a list of 25 must-have movies in Blu-ray quality.

300

300

A stylized and sweeping war epic told through a bold visual style, reminiscent of its graphic novel roots.

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1 (16.80 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001

An enthralling meld of symphony, visual effects and cinematic technology.

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1 (13.39 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
  • D-Box Ready

All Is Lost

All is Lost

In a film with no dialogue, the delivery of the soundtrack and ambient sounds of the ocean create a visceral experience for both the eyes and ears.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (28.58 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Amelie

Amelie

A highly stylized, fantastical love story painted with a rich palette for an all-around delightful experience.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (35.00 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Argo

Argo

Filmed with a variety of source formats ranging from Super 8 to digital, the delivery is raw, exciting and dramatic.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner

This noir action thriller with spectacular visuals has never looked better.

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1 (16.88 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Chicago

Chicago

The razzle-dazzle of the visuals are second only to the audio that sings in TrueHD.

  • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 / English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.03 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The incredible panoramic cityscapes remain bold even at night in this shadow-soaked film.

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Codec: VC-1 (24.00 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1, 1.78:1
  • D-Box Ready

Gravity

Gravity

Award-winning sound and visuals created with groundbreaking filmmaking techniques.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (21.82 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

A glittering look at a life of luxury, opulence and excess.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter

In this fifth installment, the series takes a dark turn that is masterfully captured in the look and feel of the film.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.41:1

Hero

Hero

A martial arts epic that is visual art at its best, combining color, sound and balletic action.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • D-Box Ready

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

A sophisticated use of visual elements, from the costumes to the action sequences.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 / Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (34.00 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

IMAX: Born to Be Wild

Born to be Wild

A captivating journey into the lush rainforests of Borneo with breathtaking nature footage coupled with a charming story.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Inception

Inception

Sweeping scenes of cities and landscapes, flipped on their head against a pounding soundtrack.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1 (24.01 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

Kill Bill, Volume 1

Kill Bill

Blood has never been so beautiful than in this sword-scraping homage to some of film history’s most visceral genres.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings

This first installment of the ambitious franchise introduces all the beauty, darkness and lush detail that carry through the entire series.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (29.88 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

The Matrix

The Matrix

From its tri-colored palette to its patented “bullet time,” this film earns numerous stripes for its visual elements.

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • D-Box Ready

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

The state-of-the-art restoration of this print brings one of the most famous chase scenes to life like never before.

  • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1 (26.73 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

A CGI masterpiece that crushes other robot movies with its exuberant attention to detail.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (23.90 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • D-Box Ready

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pans Labyrinth

A deeply textured movie that intertwines fantasy, nature and horror.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
  • Codec: VC-1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • D-Box Ready

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

A bold adventure with big, unexpected action sequences coupled with witty humor and a fun mystery.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • D-Box Ready

Step Into Liquid

Step into Liquid

Experience stunning footage of surfers from around the globe in this dazzling documentary.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

T2

The groundbreaking and extensive CGI used in this film still stands up today.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1(19.27 Mbps)
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • D-Box Ready

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

After several restorations, this film sparkles as it jumps from black-and-white to color with spectacular flair.

  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Codec: VC-1
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1

 

Visit the Kaleidescape Store and take advantage of our sale price of just $9.99 for these must-have movies.

© 1968 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 300 and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. IMAX is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation, Toronto, Canada. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation © 2012 IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Inception © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures. All rights reserved.© 1959 Turner Entertainment Co. © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC. © 2006 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. All Rights Reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2013 Bazmark Film III Pty Ltd. 2002 New Line Home Entertainment, INC. All rights reserved & ™. © 1939 THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. © 2013 All Is Lost LLC. © Miramax. © 2003 Top Secret Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved. © 1991 StudioCanal S.A. ™ and © 2012 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.
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