Michael Crichton, 66, writer of science fiction novels turned movies such as Jurassic Park, Sphere, Rising Sun, and TV movie “The Andromeda Strain”, has passed away suddenly today, after a long battle with cancer.
Crichton is most famous for creating the tv show “ER”, and for writing novel after novel of medial science fiction books.
This is just my personal opinion, but I think studios should get their act together and release the Blu-ray version at the same time they release the regular DVD version. I would have bought a Blu-ray version of Cloverfield, in fact I asked the kid at Best Buy where it was. But since I bought the regular version, thinking there wasn’t going to be a Blu-ray version, I’m not going to purchase the newly released Blu-ray version. There goes the extra $10 they would have made on the price of the Blu-ray disc.
Also out this week is the DVD version of The Andromeda Strain miniseries that aired last week, and that I failed to correctly schedule in my TiVo as a two-night event.