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New to Blu: July 18 – 24

   Rampage ➢ “The image looks surprisingly filmic. I would say that considering this is a digitally produced film, they have obviously added a lot of ‘grain’ effect in post-processing to make it look more organic. This works well but can look a bit gritty. They have also gone for a desaturated look. On the […]

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Critical Condition: Who Is America?

Who Is America? | SoHo, 10.30 Monday ➢ “Who Is America? feels both as richly comic as anything Baron Cohen has done in the decade-plus since Borat and urgently resonant with our own era. The show’s format—using four new Baron Cohen personae in order to expose the nature of contemporary American culture—is particularly effective, moving […]

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Due on Blu: Deadpool 2

  20th Century Fox today announced Deadpool 2 would release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray on August 22 with an extra 15 minutes of footage. Here’s the press release: THIS TIME, HE’S COMING HARDER DEADPOOL 2 SUPER DUPER $@%!#& CUT GET IT ON BLU-RAY AUGUST 22 NOW WITH 15 MORE MINUTES LOVINGLY INSERTED THROUGHOUT DEADPOOL 2 […]

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Due on Blu: Avengers: Infinity War

   The latest Avengers adventure, Infinity War, will go on sale on 4K-UHD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 15. The Blu-ray editions will boast two hours of extras and some retailers will offer packaged bundles with earlier Avengers movies, with both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron being re-issued on 4K-UHD at the same […]

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New to Blu: July 11 – 17

  A Quiet Place ➢ “A Quiet Place‘s 2160p/Dolby Vision-enhanced presentation can be said to be mildly to modestly better than the 1080p Blu-ray, but better all the same. The Blu-ray delivers a significantly strong and very refined presentation considering textural quality and colours alike. The UHD refines the image and, while there’s not a […]

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New to Blu: July 4 – 10

  Pacific Rim: Uprising ➢ “Pacific Rim: Uprising was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 2.8 and 3.4K) using ARRI Alexa cameras and Panavision anamorphic lenses. It was finished as a 2K Digital Intermediate, upsampled to 4K, and graded for high dynamic range in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It’s presented here on Ultra […]

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New to Blu: June 27 – July 3

Winter’s here, and so too, for the first time, is Game of Thrones on 4K-UHD. “Season One of Game of Thrones was shot digitally in 10-bit 4:4:4 at 1920×1080 resolution using ARRI Alexa cameras but the captured image was recorded on HDCAM SR videotape,” The Digital Bits reports. The entire season was produced on a […]

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New to Blu: June 20 – 26

   TV manufacturers may have stopped marketing 3D as a feature but studios keep releasing movies in the 3D Blu-ray format, the latest being the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider, which also lands here on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “Tomb Raider was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4K) using ARRI Alexa cameras and anamorphic […]

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New to Blu: June 13 – 19

   Red Sparrow flies high on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. The Digital Bits reports the spy thriller was finished as a native 4K digital intermediate and given a high dynamic range grade in HDR10. This is a gorgeous image, with beautifully photographed architecture that’s perfectly enhanced by the use of anamorphic lenses, creating a lovely […]

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New to Blu: June 6 – 12

    On the eve of the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 21) come the 4K-UHD re-issues of the first four movies in the franchise. Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World are for sale in separate 4K-UHD volumes, with all the extras of the Blu-ray releases, and as […]

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