'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that runs on Tuesday; we sift through the week's new releases and recommend titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie, as well as the coolest special feature (unique to the format) and most intriguing rental.

For Blu-ray Vets:


Twitter Tag Line: Virginia Woolf adaptation, with Tilda Swinton as nobleman who lives for 400 years, changing genders and romancing Billy Zane.

New Features Unique to Blu-ray: Audio commentary with Swinton and director Sally Potter. All features from DVD special edition, released in July, are included.

Transfer/Audio: Based on the recent DVD release, which featured a brand-new enhanced transfer, we anticipate high-quality results on Blu-ray, but we have yet to find any reviews of the disc, either yay or nay.

Replay Value: Originally released in 1993, 'Orlando' never found a very large audience, so we're hoping that Tilda Swinton's raised profile will encourage Blu-ray veterans to check it out. Our own Jeffrey M. Anderson found that he appreciates the film more now than when he first saw it: "It's absolutely gorgeous. ... It has a very deliberate, crystalline cinematic quality to it, like a Kubrick or a Coen Brothers production. It's very specifically planned, and defiantly oddball."
Orlando Movie Poster
Based on 13 critics

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Based on 39 critics

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Devil Movie Poster
Based on 14 critics

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