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New to Blu: August 16-22

  It’s an ultra-big week for 4K-UHD and vintage releases on Blu-ray. Alien: Covenant (and prequel Prometheus), John Wick: Chapter 2 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword are out on 4K-UHD while the original Far From the Madding Crowd, Slaughterhouse Five, Mulholland Drive, Chinatown, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Godfather Trilogy, The Graduate, The Dambusters and The Untouchables are […]

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New to Blu: August 9 – 15

  Get out this weekend and get a copy of horror movie Get Out. “The video and audio presentations are both excellent and the extras are all worth listening to and watching, although there could be more in that department,” High-Def Digest said. “Universal’s Blu-ray handles everything quite well with strong image detail, texture, and […]

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New to Blu: August 2 – 8

   Fast & Furious fans can get their latest fix on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD, with The Fate of the Furious being released on both formats as well as in a box set of the eight moves in the franchise. “The UHD version is the go-to visual experience disc for this blockbuster,” Home Theater Forum […]

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New to Blu: July 26 – August 1

   Two movies bearing Weta Workshop’s signature have earned contrasting reviews for their 4K-UHD Blu-ray transfers: Ghost in the Shell and King Kong. “The Ultra HD [of Ghost in the Shell] … arrives with a gorgeous 4K presentation that offers several demo-worthy moments and an awesome but subtle Dolby Atmos soundtrack that enthusiasts will gladly […]

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New to Blu: July 19 – 25

   Ahead of next week’s 4K-UHD release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong comes another entry in the franchise that doesn’t just ape the original, Kong: Skull Island. “Kong: Skull Island is a CG infestation at times, but that doesn’t hamper the 4K’s acute beauty throughout,” WhySoBlu said. “I’m not going to lie to you and […]

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New to Blu: July 15 – 21

   Other than a 4K-UHD edition of Life, this week’s Blu-ray releases have bypassed cinemas for home theatre. “Aftermath was shot digitally,” High-Def Digest reports. “The image takes on a rather sombre palette, with little use of brighter colours and an overall grayish tone to the presentation … “Details are pretty strong throughout, and facial […]

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Galaxy II Will Be a 4K Blast

The first Marvel Studios 4K-UHD release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, will go on sale here on August 23. Director James Gunn revealed the possibility earlier this month and today NZ distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment confirmed the sequel would launch here not only on 4K-UHD but also 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray with exclusive […]

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New to Blu: July 5 – 11

   The LEGO Batman Movie bounds on to 4K-UHD and Blu-ray this week but fans will have to wait until July 12 for the 3D edition. “The LEGO Batman Movie makes for both a striking visual experience and a flawless Blu-ray presentation from WB in its 2.35:1-framed, 1080p treatment,” DVD Talk said. “There’s a slightly […]

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New to Blu: June 28 – July 4

  It’s not a beauty of a week for Blu-ray releases, with only two newcomers: Beauty and the Beast and Saban’s Power Rangers. But at least the latter is for sale on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD Blu-ray — plus it’s also the first Dolby Vision title from Lionsgate. Lionsgate, Warner Bros, Sony and Universal have all […]

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Blu-ray Bounty for Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast will waltz on to Blu-ray and Digital HD next week with a bevy of extras not on the DVD. It will go on sale here three weeks after its US bow but three weeks ahead of its UK launch. And unlike the US market, the June 28 NZ release includes a […]

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