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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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New to Blu: March 21 – 27

   Break out the marmalade — Paddington 2 lands here on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “If you’re the sort of AV-Holic that likes to marvel at individual strands of fur, then this is the 4K disc for you,” Home Cinema Choice said. Animation has often been a picture quality flagbearer, and this is a task Paddington […]

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New to Blu: March 14 – 20

Superhero ensemble Justice League leads an otherwise puny week for new releases on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “Justice League was shot largely on 35mm photochemical film (in Super 35 format, using Arriflex cameras) to give it an organic look,” The Digital Bits reports. It was finished as a 2K digital intermediate, upsampled, given both HDR10 and […]

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New to Blu: March 7 – 13

   The 4K gods deliver not only Thor: Ragnarok on UHD Blu-ray but also Murder On The Orient Express, Daddy’s Home 2 and re-issues of Groundhog Day, The Dark Crystal and Straight Outta Compton. “Thor: Ragnarok was shot digitally using ARRI Alexa 65 and Phantom Flex4K cameras in the ARRIRAW (6.5K) and Phantom RAW (4K) codecs and was finished to […]

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In a Streaming Galaxy Not Too Far Away

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the first in the franchise to come out on 4K-UHD (complete with Dolby Vision) but buyers of the disc will have to wait two weeks longer than those who stream the movie. The DVD, 3D/Blu-ray and 4K-UHD editions will go on sale here on March 28 whereas digital […]

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