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New to Blu: May 23 – 29

   Phantom Thread misses out on a 4K-UHD fancy dress release but the Blu-ray promises to be one of the year’s finest transfers. “The 1080p Blu-ray is certainly very efficient and very strong in its own right,” Blu-ray.com said. The image features a modest paleness about it to begin, but colours quickly reveal themselves as […]

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New to Blu: May 16 – 22

   Budget back-catalogue Blu-rays are the week’s sole newcomers. They range from the cult horror appeal of Deadly Blessing to Goldie Hawn in her heyday: Death Becomes Her and Bird on a Wire. Assuming Bird on the Wire uses the same transfer source as last year’s British release (the world’s first), expect it to be presented in the original […]

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New to Blu: May 9 – 15

   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri signposts a strong week for 4K-UHD releases, with The Commuter and Fifty Shades Freed also being released on the higher resolution format. “Three Billboards was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (2.8K) using ARRI Alexa XT cameras and finished to a 2K Digital Intermediate,” The Digital Bits reports. It was given […]

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New to Blu: May 2 – 8

   The Greatest Showman could be one of the year’s greatest showcases for 4K-UHD. “The Greatest Showman was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4 and 6.5K resolution) using ARRI Alexa cameras and was finished as a true 4K Digital Intermediate,” The Digital Bits reports. It’s been given an HDR10 colour grade and is […]

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New to Blu: April 25 – May 1

  Darkest Hour, which fittingly dawns Anzac Day on Blu-ray, will shine even brighter next month when the 4K-UHD is released. “The 1080p Blu-ray offers a screen-commanding image that’s precise and true, even if the movie is often a contrast of shady and low-light locales,” Blu-ray.com said. “This is a terrific Blu-ray presentation of a […]

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New to Blu: April 18 – 24

   Welcome to a textbook Jungle transfer on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was captured at 3.4k resolution on Arri Alexa Mini cameras and completed as a 2k digital intermediate with Dolby Vision high dynamic range,” Home Theater Forum reports. Sony’s upscaled 2160p transfer has also been graded with both […]

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May 30 Black Panther Blu-ray

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther will be released here on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray two weeks later than in the US. It goes on sale here on May 30, after grossing more than $7 million in eight weeks — nearly $2 million of that was earned in its record-breaking opening weekend — and more than […]

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New to Blu: April 11 – 17

   The Oscar-winning ‘toon about the Land of the Dead, Coco, is being resurrected on both 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. “Coco’s digital animation was rendered in 2K and finished at the 2.39:1 theatrical aspect ratio,” The Digital Bits reports. It was upscaled and given an HDR10 colour grade for its release on 4K Ultra HD. But […]

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New to Blu: April 4 – 10

  It’s a lonely Blue Planet II this week, with the BBC blockbuster being the sole newcomer on Blu-ray. The seven-part series is out on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD but, unlike the British release, the latter doesn’t include the Blu-ray discs as well. That will frustrate collectors seeking the highest picture quality as the making-of […]

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New to Blu: March 28 – April 3

   Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi is the retail force to be reckoned this Easter, going on sale in five different Blu-ray editions, including 3D and 4K-UHD. The Digital Bits reports it was finished as a 4K Digital Intermediate, given high dynamic range colour grades in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and is presented on […]

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