Hellraiser: Judgment Blu-Ray Review

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The Hellraiser franchise has been one of the longest-running in the horror genre. To date there are 10 films in the series: Hellraiser (1987), Hellbound (1988), Hell on Earth (1992), Bloodline (1996), Inferno (2000), Hellseeker (2002), Hellworld (2005), Deader (2005), Revelations (2011), and the latest entry - Hellraiser: Judgment. I have seen every one of these films (save for maybe Revelations), and what's unique about this series is that most of the films after the first two have been standalone films that have had little to nothing to do with the ones that came before or after it. That's not a surprise since most of them are based on scripts that did not start off as Hellraiser projects. That doesn't change with Judgment, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad film.

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Class of 1999 Blu-Ray Review (Vestron Video Collector's Series)

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Class of 1999 arrives on Blu-ray as the 14th entry in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series, "a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features." I have reviewed several other titles in the series.

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Gothic Blu-Ray Review (Vestron Video Collector's Series)

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Gothic arrives on Blu-ray as the 13th entry in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series, "a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features." I have reviewed several other titles in the series.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular Blu-Ray & DVD Comparison Review

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Today I'll be doing something a little different from my usual type of review. This will be a "comparison review", which will be a short and sweet comparison between TimeLife's Blu-ray and DVD releases of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2007). The DVD, which was released on November 4, 2008, has a runtime of 1:21:01. The Blu-ray, which was released four years later on November 6, 2012, has a runtime of 1:24:08. You'll notice that the Blu-ray is three minutes longer. I'll explain why in a little bit.

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Pardon Our Appearance

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Since switching to a new server a few weeks ago, Spook Central and subsite The Corner Penthouse had been having severe issues with the blog software. The blog provides Spook Central with its main page, and runs the entirety of The Corner Penthouse. After a few days of having to disable the blog while we worked on the problem, we have managed to restore it, while at the same time upgrading it to the latest version. Unfortunately, that created a new set of problems because all of the skins and plugins from the old version were not compatible with the new version.

Right now, we have managed to get both sites back to 95% visual accuracy with (near) 100% functionality. Raffaele and I... well, mostly Raffaele, will continue to work on getting things back to 100% all around. Meanwhile, everything functions well enough that I will be able to write the reviews and articles that I have had to put off since all of this started.

We used this upgrade as an opportunity to make the site fully HTTPS-compliant, so you'll have a secure connection here. Not that we're providing any sort of sensitive information, but it seems like everyone loves secure this and secure that, so why not provide that as well.

Thanks to everyone for their patience.

-- Paul