Monday, June 21, 2010

LCD TV's May Save Your Life!

Source: Gizmag

A recent study by the University of York in England has come to the conclusion that the chemicals in your LCD TV could have health benefits.

The specific chemical is polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA if you want to sound legit) which has proven effective at combating viruses and infections. Not only does it have medicinal applications, but it could possibly be used as a cleaning solvent for wreaking all kinds of havoc on germs. And if PVA is combined with ethanol its healing potential is that much greater.

Hell, the good news doesn't stop there as the goo in your LCD TV is even environmentally friendly!

But don't go sticking a straw into your high def set and sucking the goodness out just yet, as further testing needs to be done before anyone can even hope for PVA based medicines and cleaners hit the shelves. But the people at York see a lot of promise in polyvinyl-alcohol, and some of these people have doctorates so they should know!

$5 A Day in August

Source: HighDef Disc News

If you think a film starring the talents of Sharon Stone, Amanda Peet and the great Christopher Walken would not be relegated to a straight to DVD and Blu-ray release you would think there was a mistake. (Ok, maybe with Sharon Stone ...)

But that is the case with the film $5 A Day, which was actually due out last January but has been postponed until August 24th. The film has a premise that, with Walken involved, seems ripe with hysterical situations.

The film revolves around Walken, an old conartist, who has recently found out he has a terminal illness so he gets his estranged son to drive him to Mexico for some kind of experimental procedure. They pay for this road trip through a series of ever increasingly ridiculous grifts and you are just along for the ride.

Road trip flick with Christopher Walken? How did this not get nominated for an Oscar, much less not make it to the big screen?! Just criminal ...

Extras Include:

  • Director and Cast Interviews
  • Still Galleries
  • Trailer

And because no words could do this film justice I present you with the trailer for $5 A Day:

Jacob's Ladder Blu in September

Source: HighDef Disc News

Adrian Lyne's (Fatal Attraction) psychological horror Jacob's Ladder is getting a Blu-ray release come September 14th.

The film, which stars Tim Robbins as the titular Jacob, as a increasingly delusional soldier in Vietnam desperately clinging to his memories to ward off the insanity that surrounds him. Jacob battles the North Vietnamese, Army experiments and above all else his own past in this haunting film that while not pleasant it is at least poignant. Woah ... I sounded like a critic there!

Announced Extras Include:

  • Director Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Jacob's Ladder
  • Theatrical Trailer

Dearest Cine-a-tech Readers

I know what they say about looking cool and how you are supposed to act like you have been there before, but I haven't so to hell with it:

Well shucks, guys, I love all ya'll!

In the couple short months that Cine-a-tech spawned from my deranged mind it has already managed rack up over 1000 views! (Thanks mom!)

On this humbling (read: momentus, extraordinary, badass, etc.) occasion I wish to thank all of the people that have stopped by, if only by accident, and I can only hope that I was able to improve the quality of your day if but for a moment.

To all of those kind Spambots that trolled through, thanks for the boost in numbers that kept me trucking along. And I wish to take this opportunity to let it be known that when Skynet finally does become self aware and starts the Robopocalypse that I, for one, welcome our new synthetic overlords.

And finally to you, yes you the reader of this very post, I wish to extend my gratitude. You, whoever you are, are an awesome individual that should be told so on a daily basis and anytime you feel that you have not been feel free to drop by here for a moral boost!

1K is just the start! I hope to get at least five more views before I call it quits and mosey on down that dusty ol' trail of obscurity and mediocrity, and that should only take about 6 more months excluding the Spambots!

Thanks again, at only 2 months Cine-a-tech is still a infant with gratuitous bib drool and repugnant soiled diapers, I can't wait to see what this creation will mature into!