New to Blu: September 21 – 27

X-Men: Apocalypse lands here here ahead of the US in 4K, 3D and Blu-ray editions with the same extras but different audio encodes.

The 4K transfer has Dolby Atmos whereas the 3D/Blu-ray tops out at DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1.

A commentary by director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg headline the extras, which include:

  • An hour-long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
  • Deleted/extended scenes with optional introductions by Singer
  • Gag reel
  • Wrap party video
  • Concept art and photo gallery.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows also bounds forth in 4K, 3D and Blu-ray flavours.

“No surprise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows looks fantastic on Blu-ray. While there’s certainly a case of sensory overload — every frame, it seems, is packed to the gills with stuff — it’s all presented with flawless clarity and pinpoint detail, whether real or digital.”

“It’s nice to see a movie that is so inundated with a wide colour palette have such a stunning image. Details are fantastic throughout, black levels are inky deep, and skin tones (both humans and Turtles alike) are well-defined and consistent.”

“The UHD may be a bit more stable and clear, but beyond an A-B test the UHD doesn’t appear to be a serious upgrade. ‘Incremental’ is probably the best word to describe it. That said, for fans with extra-large screens, bigger than the 65″ used for this review, it may offer a bit more of a noticeable uptick.”

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“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season is another … fantastic 1080p video presentations for the hit AMC TV show.

“Though a handful of shots appear overly processed, and episode four features a few abnormal stylistic choices that give a few moments a distorted appearance, the image is precise and impressive.”

“In the first episode of the season, most of the episode is shot in black and white, just like the comic book series is. The greys and whites look excellent and have varying shades of each colour, which gives the image a ton of depth and almost make the show more realistic than it already is.”

“The same high praise can also be levied to the series’ English language Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix … Pretty damn close to perfect, this mix offers fantastic bass response and a really tight lower end.”

“Along with deleted scenes (there are a lot of cut scenes featuring people digging holes), featurettes, and insightful audio commentary on episodes, the five-disc [sic] set also includes an extended version of the Negan introduction scene as part of an elongated, uncensored Last Day on Earth, the Season 6 finale.”

Also new are are the romantic comedy Me Before You (“exhibits the usual virtues of digital capture, with superior detail, solid blacks and an absence of noise, distortion or interference”) and a slew of horror movies (Discopath, Roommate Wanted, Holidays, Listening Body).
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One Response to “New to Blu: September 21 – 27”

  1. I’m looking forward to getting my season 6 of The Walking Dead, such an amazing show 🙂

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