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New to Blu: October 18 – 24

  Baby Driver roars on to both 4K-UHD and Blu-ray, with top US reviewers praising the fidelity of the former over the latter. “Baby Driver was reportedly finished at 2K, but even so this marks a solid upgrade over a decent-not-great 1080p Blu-ray picture,” Blu-ray.com said. Sony’s 2160p/HDR-enhanced release delivers a more intricate and stable […]

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New to Blu: October 11 – 17

   Spider-man: Homecoming comes home here ahead of most of the world, on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, along with a 4K-UHD re-issue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind to mark its 40th anniversary. The latest Spidey has more than an hour of extras on the Blu-ray disc, including a pop-up factoid track, while […]

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New to Blu: October 4 – 10

   The top-selling disc in the US, Transformers: The Last Knight, sees the light of day here on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray. “The film marks Paramount’s first Dolby Vision HDR release,” Home Theater Forum said. The disc is also compatible with HDR10 and the results are definite eye candy. Colours are much more vibrant […]

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New to Blu: September 27 – October 3

   Americans will think it despicable that Despicable Me 3 lands here on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray 2-3 months ahead of the US, where it’s not expected to debut until December. Expect the mastering to be as good if not better than its predecessors, with the 4K-UHD disc boasting both HDR10 and Dolby Vision […]

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New to Blu: September 20 – 26

Wonder Woman bounds on to three flavours of Blu-ray here the same day as the US. “Shot on 35mm film and completed as a 2K digital intermediate, Warner’s 2160p upscale is a sight to behold,” Home Theater Forum raved of the 4K-UHD version: There is a slight increase in fine detail, particularly in the fabrics […]

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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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New to Blu: September 13 – 19

   It’s another stellar week for 4K-UHD releases, with The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Rough Night and Minions all benefitting from higher definition transfers. ‘The movie looks wonderful on the UHD format,” Blu-ray.com said of The Mummy. “The 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation offers a tangible increase in sharpness and detail even over the exceptional Blu-ray.” […]

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New to Blu: September 6 – 12

   The stars at last have aligned for mere mortals — ie. viewers and consumers — to buy Planet Earth II on Blu-ray or 4K-UHD. Prime delayed its broadcast by seven months, which meant the earliest the eye-popping sequel could go on sale on disc was this week. But the wait has been worth it, […]

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Too Heavy a Cross to Bear?

  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has cited censorship costs for its decision to pull a Blu-ray release of a Sam Peckinpah classic. One of the controversial director’s best films, Cross of Iron, was to have gone on sale this month as part of a Classics Remastered range that includes The Dambusters and Far From the Madding Crowd. […]

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New to Blu: August 30-September 5

   The season two Blu-ray of Narcos lands here a week ahead of the US — and with the same extras and specs. They include: Audio commentary with director Andrés Baiz, producer Eric Newman, and actor Wagner Moura Unredacted: Declassifying Narcos: Season Two Deleted scenes Sometimes the price we pay for getting the jump on […]

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