Media Services at the Movies: Finding Dory

The summer blockbuster season is here! “Media Services at the Movies” will look at what big movie is coming out this week, then offer a few movies like it from our collection. We can’t think of much new to say about Pixar. The studio has some of the best talent in animation – second only … Continue reading “Media Services at the Movies: Finding Dory”

The summer blockbuster season is here! “Media Services at the Movies” will look at what big movie is coming out this week, then offer a few movies like it from our collection.

We can’t think of much new to say about Pixar. The studio has some of the best talent in animation – second only to Studio Ghibli and infinitely greater than whoever made Norm of the North. Although the quality of their films has wavered a bit in recent years, you can still depend on Pixar to bring out the heart in their stories.

Pixar sequels in particular can be hit or miss. For every Toy Story 2, they put out a Cars 2. From early impressions, Finding Dory sounds like it lands in the upper levels of Pixar for its poignant take on  disability. Dory will also be beautiful, as Pixar films tend to be. They look even more beautiful in HD; we’d go as far as recommending animation as one of the reasons to make the bump up to Blu-ray.

Don’t believe us? We have several of Pixar’s movies in Blu-ray (not all, since we bought many before Blu-rays were a thing). If you have a Blu-ray player, check one out and see the quality difference for yourself. It’ll definitely encourage you to opt for the Blu-ray of Finding Dory went it comes out.

Ratatouille – HU BLU 3814
Up – HU BLU 6690
Toy Story – HU BLU 7768
Toy Story 2 – HU BLU 7769
Toy Story 3 – HU BLU 7770
Monsters Inc. – HU BLU 8596
Inside Out – HU BLU 12881

Sorry, VHS players. The Blu-rays are in!

For the longest time, Media Services has helped patrons view movies on-site with over a dozen DVD-VHS combo players. Sadly, they’re falling apart and hard to maintain, and fewer patrons are using VHSes now than even a few years ago. We’ve future-proofed ourselves by replacing the majority of our stations with new Blu-ray-DVD players. They’re … Continue reading “Sorry, VHS players. The Blu-rays are in!”

For the longest time, Media Services has helped patrons view movies on-site with over a dozen DVD-VHS combo players. Sadly, they’re falling apart and hard to maintain, and fewer patrons are using VHSes now than even a few years ago.

We’ve future-proofed ourselves by replacing the majority of our stations with new Blu-ray-DVD players. They’re smaller, faster, and have a number of built-in “smart” features (like Netflix playback) should we ever need those. Don’t worry: we’re keeping a couple VHS players around for those hard-to-find movies and special cases.

Come see them for yourself if you haven’t had to watch a movie recently. They’re pretty nice!

New Home Use Titles!

Somewhere in Dreamland – HU DVD 172 Red Desert – HU DVD 173 The Tudors: Season 3 – HU DVD 6569 – 6571 The Tudors: The Final Season – HU DVD 6572 – 6574 The Maid – HU DVD 7717 Princess and the Frog – HU DVD 7718 Princess and the Frog – HU BLU … Continue reading “New Home Use Titles!”

Somewhere in Dreamland – HU DVD 172

Red Desert – HU DVD 173

The Tudors: Season 3 – HU DVD 6569 – 6571

The Tudors: The Final Season – HU DVD 6572 – 6574

The Maid – HU DVD 7717

Princess and the Frog – HU DVD 7718

Princess and the Frog – HU BLU RAY DVD 7718

Alice in Wonderland – HU DVD 7719

Alice in Wonderland – HU BLU RAY DVD 7719

Crazy Heart – HU DVD 7727

The Messenger – HU DVD 7728

Zabrinskie Point – HU DVD 7729

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done – HU DVD 7730

Pedro Costa Collection: Ossos – HU DVD 7731

Pedro Costa Collection: In Vanda’s Room – HU DVD 7732

Pedro Costa Collection: Colossal Youth – HU DVD 7733

Pedro Costa Collection: Supplements – HU DVD 7734

Chocolat – HU DVD 7736

World According to Garp – HU DVD 7737

Eyes Wide Open – HU DVD 7738

The Good the Bad the Weird – HU DVD 7739


Check out the Media Services Blu-ray collection!!

When it comes to Blu-ray, we’re just getting our feet wet. As more quality titles come out on Blu-ray, we’ll be sure to add to our collection and announce them here. Remember: Blu-ray DVDs can only be played on Blu-ray DVD players. We have one here in Media Services in viewing room 10. Please feel … Continue reading “Check out the Media Services Blu-ray collection!!”

When it comes to Blu-ray, we’re just getting our feet wet. As more quality titles come out on Blu-ray, we’ll be sure to add to our collection and announce them here. Remember: Blu-ray DVDs can only be played on Blu-ray DVD players. We have one here in Media Services in viewing room 10. Please feel free to come down to Media Services to check out one of these titles to watch in Room 10, so you can see what Blu-ray’s all about.

Avatar – HU BLU-RAY DVD 7045
Bonnie and Clyde – HU BLU-RAY DVD 1605
Fantastic Mr. Fox – HU BLU-RAY DVD 7046
Nixon – HU BLU-RAY DVD 28
El Norte – HU BLU-RAY DVD 5225
Persepolis – HU BLU-RAY DVD 4498
Planet Earth – HU BLU-RAY DVD 2721 – 2725
Ponyo – HU BLU-RAY DVD 6937
Ratatouille – HU BLU-RAY DVD 3814
Searchers – HU BLU-RAY DVD 1808
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – HU BLU-RAY DVD 6329
Stagecoach – HU BLU-RAY DVD 50
Watchmen – HU BLU-RAY DVD 6080
Up – HU BLU-RAY DVD 6690