Standing across the room from Mr Blu-ray, eyeing him menacingly, is HD DVD. It's got its own fine selection of top quality films and TV shows to choose from. And here they are...
Fans of the warring Decepticons and Autobots can expect more than meets the eye in this thrillingly silly robo-blockbuster, especially in glorious HD detail.
Sumptuous and scary fantasy meets gritty realism in Guillermo del Toro’s drama set in Fascist Spain. Don’t be deceived by the fairy story theme and leave your young cousins parked in front of it – it’s strictly for grown-ups.
Heroes Series 1
Wednesdays have been a stay at home night for us ever since the dysfunctional superheroes took to our screens, including Claire (right). The gorgeous cityscapes deserve high def, as well as the jutting cheekbones of the above average looking cast.
The story of how Bruce Wayne became Batman should exorcise the dreadful Joel Schumacher era for good. Back to the Bat’s dark roots, you’ll be able to enjoy every inch of the tight rubber suit in meticulously moody detail.
The Bourne Trilogy
The potato-faced assassin has a right old adventure - three times, no less - trying to find out who he is. It's all edge-of-the-seat-stuff. Look out for a cameo by Paddy Constantine in the “I’ve been there!“ Waterloo station scene.
Some of Britain’s finest actors join Pegg and co in the hit buddy-cop parody. HD DVD gives you a mind-boggling eighteen hours of extras including an optional on-screen trivia quiz during the film.
We can’t help thinking that high-def was made for epics of this sort, as assorted six-packs battle it out in astounding outdoor, or possibly green-screen, panoramas.
Children of Men
One of the best English Sci-Fi films we’ve seen in recent years. Clive Owen’s reluctant hero fights to save a woman and her child’s life while wearing flip flops.
David Lynch’s characteristically weird take on Hollywood scandals is one of his more accessible films as well as being a critics‘ favourite.
The classic Kirk ‘n co series gets the HD overhaul with a crystal-clear clean-up and brand spanking new CGI. It's even got normal-DVD versions on the other sides. Set phasers to stunning.