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Super Heroic Extras for Captain Marvel

  The 4K-UHD and Blu-ray releases of Captain Marvel will abound in marvellous extras when they land here on June 19. They will go on sale after a week their US debut but a month ahead of the UK (although the Brits will also be offered a 3D Blu-ray that’s not being distributed here or […]

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New to Blu: May 15 – 21

They Shall Not Grow Old ➢ “It’s possibly the most stunning large-scale effort to restore vintage footage, and, sure, the results are still mixed – with some sequences having uncanny valley-like effects on facial movements and speech, whilst others, in particular shots which involve slightly less movement (or reduced down to slow-motion), looking absolutely like […]

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New to Blu: May 8 – 14

The Mule ➢ “While the transfer does have some minor problems, like a few moments of aliasing/shimmering in the image, for the most part, viewers will be pleased. Details are sharp and many of the outdoor scenes provide some real depth to them, although indoor and nighttime sequences do come off as a bit ‘flatter’ […]

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New to Blu: May 1 – 7

  Glass ➢ “Glass‘ 2160p/HDR enhanced UHD presentation generally rates as a moderate-to-major boost over the perfectly rated 1080p Blu-ray … Generally, both detail and colour find improvement in every scene. At its best, the image soars above the Blu-ray, particularly in character close-up, revealing breathtakingly complex and intimate skin details that the 1080p image cannot render […]

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New to Blu: April 17 – 23

     Aquaman ➢ “The extreme dynamics of the master (which is done to 4000 nit peaks in HDR10, but is also available in an even more explosive Dolby Vision version if your TV can support it) are apparent right from the off, as a stormy night sky is punctured by super-bright torch and lighthouse […]

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New to Blu: April 10 – 16

  Mary Poppins Returns ➢ “Mary Poppins lands on Ultra HD with a smashingly good and delightfully charming HEVC H.265 encode. Shot on the Arri Alexa camera system capable of 3.4K resolution and mastered to a 2K digital intermediate, the upscaled transfer may not cast a dramatically better spell than the Blu-ray, but it’s nonetheless […]

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New to Blu: April 3 – 9

  Bumblebee ➢ “Bumblebee was digitally photographed, reportedly at a resolution of 3.4K, and finished at 2K. The image offers a noticeable, if not fairly standard, UHD boost to textures and colors over the excellent Blu-ray that make this the definitive home video version of the film, but not necessarily a top-end reference image or […]

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New to Blu: March 27 – April 2

  Mortal Engines ➢ “The HDR and wide colour grading of the Mortal Engines 4K Blu-ray is gorgeous. As usual with a Universal release, the film has been mastered to 1000 nit peaks, so it’s not the most aggressively punchy image I’ve seen. It combines its peaks, though, with some beautifully deep and rich black […]

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Due on Blu: Free Solo (and Other Oscar Winners)

   The Blu-ray of Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo will be released on April 11 as a JB Hi-Fi exclusive. Everywhere else it will be for sale on DVD only — and that won’t be the optimal way to view it at home. The movie is a visually exquisite — and exhilarating — portrait of free […]

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Due on Blu: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

The Blu-ray of the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Universe will include more than 90 minutes of extras, some of which will feature on the 4K-UHD disc as well, when it goes on sale on April 17 (two weeks after its digital debut). There also will be a 3D release that isn’t for sale in the […]

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