New to Blu: September 15-21

Back in the days when Brad Pitt still endured second billing to actors like One Tree Hill’s Craig Sheffer, he starred in a period drama about life and fly-fishing in small-town Montana called A River Runs Through It.

This week it bows on Blu-ray and judging by reviews in the US and Europe, does proud the Oscar-winning legacy of cinematographer Philippe Rousselot.

“The picturesque scenery translates marvelously well to Blu-ray, and most every shot in the film steals the breath and fills the display with frame after frame of awe-inspiring scenery,” said

DVD Talk agreed: “The lush nature scenes, beautifully photographed by cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, are well-preserved here, with vivid green leaves and grass and water so detailed you feel you can reach out and touch it.”

Hi-Def Digest thought the 1992 release showed its age but said “detail is enhanced greatly from the previous DVD editions” and awarded the HD quality 4/5.

Also new this week are the movies The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Letters to Juliet, She’s Out of My League and The Greatest, along with the BBC documentary series, Yellowstone, and Thunderbirds Volumes 1-6.

A raft of back-catalogue titles, some of which already have been released on Blu-ray, are being packaged as DVD combos, including The NeverEnding Story, Elf, The Mask, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Cats & Dogs, Speed Racer and TMNT.

The more classically-inclined will appreciate seeing and hearing in HD Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito, William Shakespeare – Love’s Labour’s Lost and Sir William Rattle Conducts Mussorgsky & Borodin.

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