Fast & Furious 6 Target Exclusive Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Unboxing


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This is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of the Fast & Furious 6 Target Exclusive Blu-ray disc set. The movie comes in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. When you are finished watching the unboxing video check out our Fast & Furious 6 Buyer’s Guide.









The Fast & Furious 6 Target Exclusive
disc set comes with the following:

  • Extended and Theatrical Cut Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Digital Copy, UltraViolet or iTunes
  • Fast & Furious 6 Soundtrack CD

All Fast & Furious 6 Blu-ray disc sets contain the following extras:

  • Extended Version of the Film
  • “Take Control”—Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and director Justin Lin appear at key moments throughout the film, offering observations and reflections on the movie, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
  • “Planes, Tanks and Automobiles”
  • “The London Chase”—Gives viewers a front-row seat for the filming of a sprawling car chase through the streets of one of the world’s most historic—and congested—cities.
  • “Highway Heist: The Convoy Attack”—A first-hand account of a meticulously planned and executed action sequence, as Dominic’s gang saves the day.
  • “The Antonov Takedown”—An exploration of what went into creating Fast & Furious 6’s spectacular finale sequence.
  • “Dom and Letty Race Again” – Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez reunite on screen.
  • “Gearhead’s Delight”—Narrated by car lover Paul Walker, this piece features Dom’s latest Charger, Brian’s Nissan Skyline GTR, the BMW M5’s, the Alfa Romeo and the classic cars from the film’s car-auction scene.
  • “The FLIP Car”—Provides an inside look at the Fast franchise’s newest mind-blowing vehicle—the pivoting FLIP car.
  • “Hand-to-Hand Fury”—This jam-packed featurette offers viewers a detailed look at the rehearsals, choreography, stunt work and filming.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “The Making of Fast & Furious 6”
  • “The Fastest of Them All”—Chronicles the epic saga of the Fast films from chapters three through six.
  • “Reuniting the Team”—Explores the characters (and actors).
  • “Letty’s Return”—Heralded by a crowd-pleasing cliffhanger in Fast Five, Michelle Rodriguez (“Letty”) makes a dramatic return in the sixth installment.
  • “The Mastermind and The Mole”—Viewers meet Fast “newbies” Luke Evans (“Shaw”) and Gina Carano (“Riley”).
  • On the Set with Vin—Vin Diesel talks through a stunt he is about to perform.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Justin Lin

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Yamaha YSP-1400 Sound Bar Review



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Taken in its entirety Yamaha, the multinational conglomerate, builds and sells various products and services. The company, founded in 1887, initially sold pianos. Over the last 125 years the company has grown to selling all sorts of music related products, and after World War II Yamaha started building motorcycles. Of all of the industries in which Yamaha competes, their products in home theater often set the benchmark. So when they recently announced a new sound bar, the YSP-1400, I was really interested in testing it out. The YSP-1400 is one of their entry-level products. The YSP-1400 is what Yamaha calls a “Digital Sound Projector.”

The Yamaha YSP-1400 Includes:

  • Sound Bar Speaker with built-in Subwoofers
  • Remote Control
  • Optical Cable

Yamaha YSP-1400 Design

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The Yamaha has excellent build quality in a simple design. When I first took it out of the box, the YSP-1400 did not look particularly special. It does not have a distinguishing design aesthetic like the current generation of Sony sound bars. However while I was shooting some footage for the review video, I started to notice the finer points in the build quality. The length of the YSP-1400 is covered with a glossy plastic that looks classy. In the center of the sound bar the eight array speakers are behind a grill.

I placed the YSP-1400 in front of my 40-inch television. Its length of about 39 inches matched nicely with the width of my television. As I started to try it out with the Blu-ray of Star-Trek Into Darkness, the deep black of the sound bar was unnoticeable. This is good, because it was not distracting at all.

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The controls on the sound bar are simple and easy to navigate. It can be controlled with the remote control or the buttons on the sound bar. And instead of a display, Yamaha uses indicator lights that show which connection is active and when the YSP-1400 is responding to commands.

The dual 3.25” built-in subwoofers are implemented nicely. The openings for the subwoofers are in the feet of the sound bar. This design choice is the embodiment of simplicity. This design will compliment any wall-mounted television nicely. If your television is on a stand, the YSP-1400 includes a signal repeater.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Built-in Subwoofers

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The YSP-1400 includes two 3.25” down-firing subwoofers. The inclusion of the subwoofers into the bar itself is a nice design touch. The low-end sounds are good, but with only 30W from each, you definitely won’t bother the neighbors. Even without the bone rattling sound, the built-in subwoofers offer enough sound to balance the eight array speakers.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Wired Connections

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The YSP-1400 has four input connections. It has an optical audio connection and a coaxial digital audio connection for Blu-ray players. There are two more connections that are analog. There is a single output connection for adding an additional subwoofer.

With this model, Yamaha does not include any HDMI ports. Without HDMI ports you cannot have Audio Return Channel. This is not essential, but it is nice when manufacturers include this feature.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Bluetooth

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The Yamaha YSP-1400 includes Bluetooth that allows other Bluetooth devices to transmit sound through the sound bar. Bluetooth has quickly become a required spec. This feature is great for connecting tablets, smart phones and other devices. Pairing my iPhone to it was easy. The audio played well from iTunes and NPR apps. It works best when you keep the device near the sound bar.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Sound Quality

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The first hurdle for any sound bar is whether our not it offers better sound than your television. The Yamaha YSP-1400 easily clears that standard. The sound is clear, distinct and balanced. Voices are easily heard through sound effects and music. That clarity comes without compromising the overall atmospheric effect that comes from the lows.

Yamaha promotional material identifies the YSP-1400 as a “Digital Sound Projector.” Digital sound projection is supposed to create a surround sound experience by bouncing different audio channels off of the surrounding walls. After some modifications to the setting of the sound bar, the channels became more distinct, however, I never quite got an auditory experience that “fooled” my ears into believing that I was getting real surround sound.

Though the built-in subwoofers are nice, I found myself sometimes wanting more rumble. Yamaha has included a connection for an external subwoofer if you share my opinion.

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As I mentioned earlier, there are numerous inputs to choose from. First, I tried the optical connection from my television. The audio signal is first set to the television from my Blu-ray player then from the television to the YSP-1400. Using this setup while watching Star Trek Into Darkness, takes the 7.1 surround sound signal and makes it stereo when it passes through the television. Once the stereo signal is received the YSP-1400 then uses Dobly Digital Plus to try and create a surround sound signal. This is somewhat effective, but not nearly as good as a direct connection between the Blu-ray player and the YSP-1400. Afterward, I used the coaxial digital connection. The signal is direct and uses DTS Digital Surround. Connecting my Blu-ray player directly to the sound bar made a noticeable different in sound quality.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Remote FSR80 ZG80760

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The included remote adequately performs all needed setup and modifications. You can select which input to use. There are dedicated buttons for Clear Voice, Univolume and Audio Delay. Clear Voice makes voice even more distinguishable. Univolume maintains a consistent volume between channels, commercials and programs. Audio Delay allows you to compensate for any subtle drifting of audio.

The remote has dedicated YSP Position buttons. These buttons allow you to choose how the YSP-1400 executes its surround sound effect based on the layout of your room.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Home Theater Control App

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If you prefer to use your Apple iOS or Android device, Yamaha has developed free apps for both platforms. The HT Controller works really well. It allows you to control nearly every feature of the YSP-1400.



Yamaha YSP-1400 Value

The Yamaha YSP-1400 brings a superior audio experience to your living room. This is not the cheapest sound bar available, but if you want quality and convenience, the YSP-1400 is a great choice. The built-in subwoofers and speakers offer great audio quality. The inclusion of Bluetooth adds a convenient way to connect numerous devices directly to the sound bar without a hassle. It is currently priced at $399.95 from Amazon.com.

Yamaha YSP-1400 Wrap Up


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I really enjoyed my time with the Yamaha YSP-1400. While watching Star Trek Into Darkness, the warp engines of the Starship Enterprise sounded stellar. You may choose to add an external subwoofer to enhance the bass, but that is not enough of an issue to be a deal breaker. WaysToWatch.com recommends the YSP-1400 sound projector.

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The Wolverine Best Buy Exclusive DigiPack 3D Blu-ray Unboxing


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This is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of The Wolverine Best Buy Exclusive DigiPack 3D Blu-ray disc set. The movie comes in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. When you are finished watching the unboxing video check out our The Wolverine Buyer’s Guide.







The Wolverine Best Buy Exclusive
set comes with the following:

  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray
  • Extended Cut Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Digital Copy, UltraViolet or iTunes

All The Wolverine Blu-ray disc sets include the following extras:

  • Alternate Ending
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past Set Tour
  • The Path of the Ronin – an immersive feature following the journey of a hero without a past
  • Sync with The Wolverine Second Screen App for an interactive Second Screen experience
  • Theatrical Trailer

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The Wolverine Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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The Wolverine is the sixth in the X-Men film series. When Hugh Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men many fans questioned whether or not he would be a good fit for the role. Now, 13 years later, it is hard to imagine someone else playing the iconic Marvel character.

For this Buyer’s Guide we will consider Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies. Some of the disc sets and digital options include an extended version of the movie. The extended version of The Wolverine is an additional 12 minutes longer than the theatrical version. This is a real deal extended version, far more additional footage than the typical extended version. There is a lot more blood and even more action. The extended cut also includes a alternate ending that fans of the comic book character may appreciate.

The Wolverine Extended Cut 3D Blu-ray DVD Disc Set

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Of the bunch this Blu-ray disc set covers you for all screen sizes and types. It contains four disc: 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray with theatrical cut, Blu-ray with extended cut and a DVD. The digital copy has both an iTunes option and an UltraViolet option. From your 3D television to you smart phone this disc set has you covered. The movie is in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound. It features a silhouette of Wolverine painted with a calligraphy brush. It is currently priced at $26.96.


All The Wolverine Blu-ray disc sets include the following extras:

  • Alternate Ending
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past Set Tour
  • The Path of the Ronin – an immersive feature following the journey of a hero without a past
  • Sync with The Wolverine Second Screen App for an interactive Second Screen experience
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Wolverine Blu-ray DVD Disc Set

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This disc set lacks the 3D Blu-ray and has only the theatrical version of the film. It includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and a digital copy. On the cover there is a silhouette of the Wolverine with a red sun behind him. The red sun is symbolic of Japan “the land of the rising sun.” This disc set cost $19.96.






The Wolverine Blu-ray only

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For folks who are sure that they will only want to watch this on their HD television, there is the Blu-ray only option. It contains all of the extras that the other Blu-ray disc sets include. The cover features Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine with claws exposed from the right hand and a sword in the left hand.





The Wolverine Blu-ray Target Exclusive

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Target is starting to leverage Target Ticket, their digital movie download store. With their exclusive of The Wolverine Target is offering the addition of digital bonus content. The disc sets are the same as the regular ones, but Target adds a sticker explaining their exclusive. Both the 3D Blu-ray disc set, $34.99, and the Blu-ray disc set, $24.99, come with the following extra:




The Wolverine Target Exclusive extra:

  • The Legendary Wolverine comes to life is a great bonus feature

The Wolverine Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive

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The Best Buy exclusive of The Wolverine is a really cool disc set. It has four disc. It includes a 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray with theatrical cut, Blu-ray with extended cut and a DVD. The disc come in a nice looking box. The It cost $34.99. This is probably the best of the bunch.

This is the Best Buy of Canada exclusive. At the time this post was created the U.S. Best Buy had not yet posted any information about their exclusive. UPDATE: The link to the left now connects with the U.S. Best Buy website.

The Wolverine on DVD

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This case includes a single DVD. The cover is similar to the cover of the single Blu-ray option. The only difference is that Hugh Jackman has a red sun behind him.

The Wolverine on DVD includes the following extra:

  • Inspiration– A Ronin’s Journey




The Wolverine from iTunes

iTunes is offering The Wolverine in both the theatrical version and the extended version. You can play either purchase on all Apple devices and PCs.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version from iTunes

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The theatrical version of the The Wolverine from iTunes comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It cost $14.99.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version has the following iTunes Extras:

  • Inspiration– A Ronin’s Journey





The Wolverine Extended Cut from iTunes

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The extended cut of The Wolverine from iTunes comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. You will pay an extra $5 for the extended cut. It cost $19.99.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version has the following iTunes Extras:

  • Inspiration– A Ronin’s Journey





The Wolverine from Vudu

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Vudu is only offering the theatrical cut of The Wolverine. It cost $14.99 and comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. It does not include any extras. This is a good price considering the numerous devices that are compatible with Vudu’s service.







The Wolverine from Amazon Instant

Amazon Instant is offering both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version from Amazon Instant

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This version from Amazon Instant cost $14.99 . It does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. This is a good choice for those of us who own Kindle HD tablets.






The Wolverine Extended Cut from Amazon Instant

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This version from Amazon Instant cost $18.99. Compared to iTunes it is a little cheaper, but it does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. This is a good choice for those of us who own Kindle HD tablets.







The Wolverine from Google Play

Google Play is offering both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version from Google Play

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This version from Google Play cost $14.99 . It does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. This is a good choice for people who own Chromecast or Android devices tablets.








The Wolverine Extended Cut from Google Play

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This version from Google Play cost $19.99. It does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. This is a good choice for those of us who own Chromecast or Android devices tablets.








The Wolverine from CinemaNow

CinemaNow is offering both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie.

The Wolverine Theatrical Version from CinemaNow

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This version from CinemaNow cost $16. It does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. This purchase will work on numerous devices from various manufacturers.









The Wolverine Extended Cut from CinemaNow

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This version from CinemaNow cost $20. It does not include any extras or special features. It comes in full HD, 1080p video, but only has stereo sound. CinemaNow works on various devices, from Blu-ray players to smart phones.







Wrap Up

For fans there are various options for enjoying The Wolverine at home. Personally, I will pick up the extended edition 3D Blu-ray disc set.


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Sony HT-CT260H Soundbar & Wireless Subwoofer Review


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When watching movies audio can be more important than what we see on the screen or television. The significance of sound is most easily appreciated in horror movies. Without the menacing music or unexpected whisper many horror films would not be nearly as scary. Good sound is essential to a complete movie watching experience. With that in mind I picked up the Sony HT-CT260H Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer.

The Sony HT-CT260H Includes:

  • Sound Bar Speaker
  • Wireless Subwoofer
  • Remote Control
  • Optical Cable

Sony HT-CT260H Design

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This year Sony began deviating from the typical rectangular design approach. It began with adding triangular shapes to its Blu-ray players. Continuing the trend of incorporating nonconventional shapes into their products, Sony is using a hexagonal profile for the HT-CT260H. The speaker grill cloth runs the length of the sound bar. On each end Sony has added a metal plate, a design choice that adds to the perceived quality of the product. In comparisons with other sound bars the HT-CT260H immediately stands out.

The controls on the HT-CT260H feature chrome buttons with a clear display. It took a few attempts to familiarize myself with the interface, but then it was easy to navigate. My couch is about 12 feet away and the display was easy to read. If you misplace the remote the controls can adjust all settings.

This sound bar also includes a IR repeater. This feature allows the signal from your television’s remote to reach the television, because most television IR receivers will be blocked by the sound bar.

Sony HT-CT26H Wireless Subwoofer

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The wireless subwoofer that is included in this set is convenient and loud. Convenience is the number one reason for choosing a sound bar system. And the number of wires involved in the installation process is the determinant of convenience. One less wire to run and connect is a welcomed feature.

The wireless connection worked immediately without a need for configuration. The subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room. This is a great feature that compliments the convenience of a sound bar. Once I started playing a movie, in this case Man of Steel, the first thing I noticed was the increased atmospheric sound. The wireless subwoofer does a good job of making you feel the movie.

Sony HT-CT260H Sound Quality

For all that can be said regarding the convenience of sound bars, that convenience comes with compromises. For its size the HT-CT260H puts out enough sound. It does not compare to my Klipsch speakers and subwoofer. I know that it is not a fair comparison, but it provides a reference to which you can compare.

The sound is superior to anything that you will get from your television. It does a good job at bringing typically subtle audio elements to noticeable levels, but can leave dialogue lacking distinction. While watching Man of Steel I found myself wishing that the dialogue was clearer and separated from the music and sound effects.

Sony HT-CT260H Wired Connections

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With this model Sony has added two HDMI ports, one in and the other out. This allows for Audio Return Channel (ARC). ARC allows you to pass the video signal through the sound bar via HDMI.

The HT-CT260 has an optical audio connection and an analog in jack. This allows for new and old connections. The analog jack is a nice touch if you happen to have a music player that lacks Bluetooth.

Sony HT-CT260H Bluetooth

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The Sony HT-CT260H includes Bluetooth 3.0 that allows other Bluetooth devices to transmit sound through the sound bar and subwoofer. This feature is great for connecting tablets, smart phones and other devices. Pairing my iPad Mini to it was easy. This feature is nice to have, because there are some times when you want to hear music or a podcast from your phone or tablet beyond what the built-in speaker can provide.

Sony HT-CT26H Remote RM-ANP109

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Sony does not get any points for their remotes, but the RM-ANP109 allows you to make all necessary adjustments to the sound bar and subwoofer. The design is nearly identical to the remote included with Sony’s Blu-ray players. Unlike the Blu-ray player remote that feels like too many functions were crammed into its small shell, the design of the RM-ANP109 compliments the number of functions it needs to accomplish.

Sony HT-CT260H Value

The Sony HT-CT260H brings functionality, quality and convenience in a simple format. This is a good audio system for someone looking to affordably improve their television’s sound without the hassle of running and hiding wires all over the place. The HT-CT260H has 300 watts of power providing plenty of sound. For a little less than $300 you can significantly improve you home theatre audio.

Sony HT-CT260H Wrap Up

The Sony HT-CT260H is a beautifully designed sound bar with a good set of features. Your experience with audio and music in your home will noticeably improve for a modest price. Oddly, of all of the features, I found that I appreciated the convenience of Bluetooth the most.

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Planes 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray DVD and Digital Copy Unboxing


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This is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of Disney’s Planes 3D Blu-ray disc set. The movie comes in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. When you are finished watching the unboxing video check out our Planes buyer’s guide.







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set comes with the following:

  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Digital Copy

The Planes 3D Blu-ray Disc Set comes with the Following Special Features

  • Exclusive: Franz’s Song: Produced exclusively for Blu-ray and HD Digital, a never-before-seen completely finished animated song features the German mini-car, Franz Fliegenhosen, who encourages Dusty on his flight.
  • Klay’s Flight Plan: Follow Director Klay Hall’s personal journey during the making of Planes and discover why his family connection to aviation made Planes his perfect project. Fly along with Klay as he lands on a working aircraft carrier to get first-hand experience on the flight deck.
  • Deleted Scenes: Director Klay Hall and Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn introduce deleted scenes from the movie.
    • 1. Training Montage
    • 2. Taj Mahal “
  • Meet the Racers: Four existing character interstitials: El Chu, Ripslinger, Dusty, and Ishani.
  • Top Ten Flyers Hosted by Colin Cowherd: Colin Cowherd hosts Top Ten Flyers in a fun, fast-paced countdown of the greatest aviators in history.



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The World’s End Blu-ray DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide

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The World’s End was written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. It is the the third film they have written together. The first two movies were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. All three films were directed by Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. On screen Pegg and Frost always have great chemistry. The World’s End isn’t the best of the three movies, but it is still fun to watch.

This buyer’s guide will cover the U.S. Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

The World’s End on Blu-ray

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This option, like most Blu-ray disc sets, covers you for all screen sizes. This set contains a Blu-ray disc, DVD and an UltraViolet digital copy. The Blu-ray displays the movie in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The DVD has the film in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The digital copy is from UltraViolet and is in high-definition. You can use the digital copy on most tablets, phones and streaming devices. There are nearly three hours of extras in this Blu-ray disc set. It cost $22.99.

The World’s End Blu-ray disc set comes with the following special features

  • Feature Commentary: Writer/director Edgar Wright and co-writer Simon Pegg serve up the first of three, count ’em three audio commentaries, and it’s an entertaining opener. Naturally the pair focus on the story, characters and comedy, but that doesn’t stop either one from chasing tangents and a few good laughs.
  • Technical Commentary:: Next up is Wright and director of photography Bill Pope, who deliver a technical track that dissects the look of the film, its cinematography and effects, and other aspects of the shoot as seen from behind the camera. It’s a solid commentary; not as funny as its sister tracks but informative and, despite its drier bits, quite engaging.
  • Cast Commentary: Pegg returns with co-stars Nick Frost and Paddy Considine for a laugh-out-loud third commentary, although it isn’t nearly as extensive as its predecessors, which strike a better balance between production detail and humor.
  • U-Control Storyboard PiP : View The World’s End storyboards alongside the final cut of the film. It’s not a full Picture-in-Picture suite per se, but with so many special features on tap, it hardly matters.
  • Completing the Golden Mile: The Making of The World’s End: This high definition Blu-ray exclusive documentary is a must-see, inching through the film and hitting on virtually every aspect of the production. There’s some overlap with Wright and Pegg’s feature commentary, but not enough to make either extra redundant in the least.
  • Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World’s End : Delve into the film’s action, stuntwork and visual effects via this secondary documentary. Pairs perfectly with “Completing the Golden Mile.”
  • VFX Breakdown : A second visual effects featurette that covers additional ground.
  • Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart : Get a unique glimpse into the writing of the screenplay.
  • Director at Work: Wright is thrust into the spotlight by key members of the cast and crew.
  • Pegg + Frost = Fried Gold : Pegg and Frost receive the same treatment.
  • Friends Reunited : A truncated EPK with bits culled from “Completing the Golden Mile.”
  • Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy: The tasty trilogy treat in all its glory.
  • Animatics : Animatics for two scenes.
  • Hair and Make-Up Tests : Early tests with the actors.
  • Rehearsal Footage : Pre-shoot rehearsals with the cast.
  • Stunt Tapes : An overview of three different stunt-heavy sequences.
  • There’s Only One Gary King: Osymyso’s Inibri-8 Megamix: Music remix montage.
  • Signs & Omens: The film’s easter eggs revealed!
  • Deleted Scene: A single deleted scene, and an inconsequential one at that.
  • Outtakes: Funny, but standard gag reel stuff.
  • Alternate Edits: A series of alternate takes.
  • Bits and Pieces : More alternate takes and shots.
  • Trailers & TV Spots: Three trailers presented in HD and three TV promos in SD.
  • TV Safe Version: Four minutes of the film edited for all-ages access (and further laughs).
  • Galleries: Photographs, concept art, animatronics, prosthetics, theatrical posters and pub signs.
  • Trivia Track: Not enough, you say? Alright then. How about yet another way to watch the film? This time with a pop-up trivia track featuring every last nugget of info that doesn’t have a home elsewhere on the disc?

The World’s End on DVD


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This case contains only the DVD. The DVD of The World’s End has the following special features:

  • Feature Commentary: Writer/director Edgar Wright and co-writer Simon Pegg serve up the first of three, count ’em three audio commentaries, and it’s an entertaining opener. Naturally the pair focus on the story, characters and comedy, but that doesn’t stop either one from chasing tangents and a few good laughs.
  • Completing the Golden Mile: The Making of The World’s End: This high definition Blu-ray exclusive documentary is a must-see, inching through the film and hitting on virtually every aspect of the production. There’s some overlap with Wright and Pegg’s feature commentary, but not enough to make either extra redundant in the least.

The World’s End from iTunes

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The World’s End from iTunes is priced at $14.99. As with all digital download options you have the convenience of making this purchase without every needing to leave your home. Although it is priced competitively, when compared to the list of special features in the Blu-ray disc, The World’s End from iTunes only has a fraction of the special features. I suspect only true fans of the Wright, Pegg and Frost team will care about the absence of special features. This purchase can be played on all Apple devices and on PCs. The video has 1080p resolution with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

The World’s End iTunes Extras

  • Completing the Golden Mile: The Making of The World’s End: This high definition Blu-ray exclusive documentary is a must-see, inching through the film and hitting on virtually every aspect of the production. There’s some overlap with Wright and Pegg’s feature commentary, but not enough to make either extra redundant in the least.
  • Trailers & TV Spots: Three trailers presented in HD and three TV promos in SD.
  • Galleries: Photographs, concept art, animatronics, prosthetics, theatrical posters and pub signs.

The World’s End from Vudu

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The World’s End from Vudu comes in 1080p video with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. It is competitively priced at $14.99. Unfortunately, it does not include any special features or extras. Buying The World’s End from Vudu will provide you with the broadest list of devices on which you can watch your purchase.




The World’s End from Google Play

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For Android and Chromebook users, The World’s End from Google Play cost $14.99. The video has 1080p resolution with stereo sound and can play on most Android and Chrome devices as well as PCs and Macs.







The World’s End from Target Ticket

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Target Ticket really tries to address the concerns of parents who purchase movies. It is the only digital download service that offers information from Common Sense Media. Common Sense Media’s information provides an appropriate age for watching movies. Target Ticket also shows reviews listed on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes. The World’s End from Target Ticket cost $14.99. Target Ticket does not list the technical specs for each movie, but most movies come in 1080p resolution when you purchase the HD version.




The World’s End from Amazon Instant

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Amazon Instant is the most expensive of the digital download bunch with a price of $19.99 for The World’s End. Amazon Instant purchases can be watched on numerous devices from various manufacturers. Of course all purchases can be watched on Amazon’s recently revamped line of Kindle tablets. This purchase does not include any extras.

The World’s End from CinemaNow

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The World’s End from CinemaNow cost an even $16. CinemaNow is Best Buy’s digital movie store that works in conjunction with your UltraViolet account. Loyal customers of Best Buy will find this a convenient option. CinemaNow purchases can watched on most Blu-ray players.






The World’s End in the Cornetto Trilogy

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As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, The World’s End is the third film from the team of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. A trilogy of their three films together will be released on November 19th on Blu-ray. Any fan of Hot Fuzz (my personal favorite), Shaun of the Dead or The World’s End may consider picking up this disc set. It cost $34.59.



Wrap Up

This is a fun movie that you can conveniently buy from nearly any of the popular digital download stores. If you can want all of the special features then you will have to go with the Blu-ray disc set.

Noah Movie Official Trailer


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This is the trailer for the movie Noah. The film stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. This is not the first movie about the biblical character but it is the most ambitious. It has a reported budget of $130 million. Do you think this film will be a success?





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Man of Steel Walmart Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray DVD Unboxing


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This is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of the Man of Steel Walmart Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray disc set. The movie comes in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. When you are finished watching the unboxing video check out our Man of Steel buyer’s guide.







Man of Steel Walmart Exclusive
set comes with the following:

  • Steelbook Case
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy

Here are the extras that come with Man of Steel
Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray DVD set:

  • Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel
  • Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology.
  • All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel.
  • Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry, (Clark Kent, age 13) covers all the Krypton tech featured in Man of Steel.
  • Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.
  • Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy

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Click to Read the WaysToWatch.com Review of the Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Player

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Man of Steel Limited Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray DVD Unboxing



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This is the WaysToWatch.com unboxing of the Man of Steel Limited Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray DVD set. The movie comes in 1080p video with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. When you are finished watching the unboxing video check out our Man of Steel buyer’s guide.





Man of Steel Limited Collector’s Edition
set comes with the following:

  • Metal Case
  • Stand
  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy

Here are the extras that come with Man of Steel
Limited Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray DVD set:

  • Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel
  • Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology.
  • All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel.
  • Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry, (Clark Kent, age 13) covers all the Krypton tech featured in Man of Steel.
  • Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.
  • Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
  • UltraViolet Digital Copy

Click to Read the WaysToWatch.com Review of the Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Player
Click to Read the WaysToWatch.com Review of the Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Player

WaysToWatch.com Windows Phone 8 vs. iPhone
WaysToWatch.com Windows Phone 8 vs. iPhone