Friday, September 25, 2009
Freaky Fridays @ The Haunted Mansion: The Horseless Hearse
This horseless hearse is parked just outside the steps up to the mansion. One popular HM urban myth is that the hearse carried Brigham Young’s body. Young, who died in 1877, was Mormonism’s second president. Added to the Mansion in 1995, this 19th century hearse could not have been used for Young’s funeral as records show that no hearse was used. Still, an interesting anecdote; gives you something to talk about in the line queue, right?
Unless it’s a busy day and the line queue forces you to be stopped right in front of it, many people probably do not even take the time to look at the interior. Well folks, here ya' go.
Much more effective at night with a little green glow for good measure:
See more Haunted Mansion photos at my website.
In Blu-ray news, “Snow White” is about to be released on Blu-ray, October 6. Disney has definitely been at the forefront of Blu-ray releases, and “Snow White” is no exception.
When I popped the disc into my Blu-ray player and the movie began, I was impressed by the bright colors and the level of detail, but I also noticed some slight digital artifacting. I have to admit I was a little surprised. The soundtrack was amazingly clean...the best I had ever heard in its many incarnations. After watching for a bit, I was looking through the packaging and realized I was watching the DVD copy, not the Blu-ray. Folks, let me tell you...when I put the Blu-ray disc in, I was blown away. It was sheer perfection. It was as if I was looking at the actual painted backgrounds and cels. And the soundtrack...clear as a bell. Just absolutely amazing. Pre-order this baby NOW! If you don’t have a Blu-ray player, then get one. BTW: The screen capture downloaded from DVD Beaver does not do the actual film justice! Available at Amazon.com.