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Stalked: Fry Inn at the Edge of the World, 1066 with Bond, Cohen hypes Mummy 3 Blu-ray

Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton are in Charles Dance's new film...

Is this 1066 the one that Daniel Craig was rumoured to be in?...

Rob Cohen says Mummy better on Blu-ray...

Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton have joined the upcoming film The Inn at the Edge of the World which has been adapted and is to be directed by the superb actor Charles Dance. According to The Hollywood Reporter the film tells the story of a group of unrelated people who want to escape the enforced Christmas and head off to a remote Scottish island, man that sounds like heaven to me.

1066 is being fast-tracked and is expected to hit production this year according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film tells the story of the famous battle in 1066 between King Harold and William Conqueror for the right to the English throne and is set to show two massive land battles and a naval exchange (that's not swapping boats). The writer is now attached too, the writer of Gladiator no less, William Nicholson. He says that the film will show two men who start as comrades and become bitter enemies who will fight to the death at the infamous Battle of Hastings.

Sounds great, but what about that pre-everything rumour that Daniel Craig was set to play William the Conqueror?

Rob Cohen has said that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will be even better on Blu-ray, hyping the media as being a better experience than the cinema and offering the film-maker much more opportunity to create a better film.

Well that would be all well and good if we were sitting with the best Blu-ray player and high definition television screen in front of us unlike the studios probably supply for their editing and picture rework. Through Home Media Magazine and HDTV UK he says:

“It is fantastic, a filmmaker's dream really...No matter how good the cinematography is, there is new potential to make the image more impactful beyond what you can do on location or on the set. So when you do Blu-ray you have an up-rezing quality so things that were sharp before become sharper...

...you are seeing all the details we put in it that are even a little better defined," he continued. "The dark/light values are better so you can be darker and still see all the detail. Plus you have many more layers of ancillary material, and much more information.”

Yeah, like I said, great if you have a 1,000,000:1 contrast ration on your 70inch+ 1080p LCD, however the majority of screen's it's watched on will be much, much less than that and giving much less detail and hiding even more of the picture that Cohen has just made even darker! Nice.



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