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HOOKed on Blu-Ray   2 comments

November 1st will most likely mark the pinnacle of my life. Sadly, it will only go down from there. Weddings and child births will just be blips on the radar compared to something I like to call “Hook on Blu-Ray Day.”

This December marks the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release. I was only 5 years old when I saw it on the big screen, but it’s still one of my most vivid and cherished memories. I can even remember before the feature presentation, they played MC Hammer’s “Addams Groove” music video to promote the modernized Addams Family remake. I don’t know why that stuck with me, but it did, and that’s what makes this memory even more awesome.

It amazes me how many people my age still have fond memories of Hook. It also amazes me how many negative reviews were written upon its release. To those reviewers, you remind me of what happen to Peter Pan when he grew up. He lost his sense of fun and fearless attitude. He forgot how to fly, or a better example, he became an adult. So think about what you’ve done, you angry overpaid critics.

As a blu-ray guru I’ve been waiting for this news for quite some time now. If Steven Spielberg’s current track record of high-definition transfers are any indication of what’s to come, then Hook fans are in for a real treat. The 1080p picture will make us think we’re watching it for the first time. Kind of like Peter finding his happy thought again. Bangarang!