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New to Blu: November 13 – 19

  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw ➢ “This is an excellent Ultra HD presentation that looks great on my large screen. What struck me from the onset is the lifelike reproduction of the textures captured by the camera’s lens. Whether it be the finest minutia in physical features or rough textures on the surfaces […]

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New to Blu: October 23 – 29

Child’s Play ➢ “This is a high-quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material. Colours are well saturated with eye pleasing vitality and delineated depth. Images are resolute, with stable sharpness, crisp detail and appreciable subtle refinement. Contrast is dynamic without being overpowering and blacks are respectable in depth with discernible […]

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New to Blu: October 16 – 22

  Yesterday ➢ “Yesterday‘s 2160p/HDR UHD presentation offers a good, tangible upgrade over the Blu-ray, which is itself of a very high quality. The bar is raised here, expectedly considering the 8K source photography and 4K digital intermediate. The image is appreciably more sharp. Textures are firmed up beyond even what the Blu-ray has too […]

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New to Blu: October 9 – 15

   Spider-Man: Far From Home ➢ “As with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home arrives on 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony rather than Disney. This immediately brings an advantage in the shape of a Dolby Vision master – something Disney hasn’t bothered with on any of its releases since Black Panther. I’d actually say that Dolby […]

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New to Blu: October 2 – 8

The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season ➢ “The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season arrives on Blu-ray with another high quality 1080p presentation. Season nine continues with the series’ long-established physical construction, maintaining a grainy and grim appearance, slightly softer textures, and often a somewhat moribund worldview that accentuates grays and conveys a sense […]

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New to Blu: September 25 – October 1

  Apocalypse Now: Final Cut ➢ “I’ve seen some damn fine examples on this format: Unforgiven, Blade Runner and 2001 to name just a few, and this new scan deserves to sit alongside as one of the best pictures UHD has produced. Detail is outstanding, from the finest skin texture to the widest tree covered […]

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New to Blu: September 18 – 24

  Aladdin ➢ “Aladdin‘s 2160p/HDR UHD, framed at 2.39:1, is something akin to a nuts-and-bolts presentation for the format. It offers the obligatory light textural upgrades, modest improvements to sharpness, and general deepening (and darkening) of the colour palette by way of the HDR colour parameters …  This is a good UHD, nothing out of the […]

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Due on Blu: The Lion King

Disney’s live-action take on The Lion King will be released here on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray on November 13 — three weeks later than in the US and just days before the Disney+ streaming service goes live. The press release promises more than an hour of extras that “showcase the cutting-edge technology behind the stunning savanna”. […]

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Due on Blu: Spider-Man: Far From Home

   The highest-grossing Spider-Man movie, Far From Home, will release on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on October 9, a week after its digital bow. There will be extensive extras on all editions and, on the 4K-UHD, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Far From Home has Peter Parker going on a European vacation with his […]

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Due on Blu: Toy Story 4

  Toy Story 4 will be released on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray on October 9 with more than an hour of extras. The road trip sequel, in which Woody reunites with Bo Peep, earned a 98% critics’ ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and more than $1 billion globally 25 years after the original became the world’s first […]

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