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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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New to Blu: August 23 – 29

   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 blasts on to 4K-UHD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray this week. “The digitally photographed and heavily digitally supplemented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives on Blu-ray with a super clean, richly textured, and abundantly colourful 1080p transfer,” Blu-ray.com said. “The UHD disc offers reference quality picture and Dolby […]

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New to Blu: August 16-22

  It’s an ultra-big week for 4K-UHD and vintage releases on Blu-ray. Alien: Covenant (and prequel Prometheus), John Wick: Chapter 2 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword are out on 4K-UHD while the original Far From the Madding Crowd, Slaughterhouse Five, Mulholland Drive, Chinatown, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Godfather Trilogy, The Graduate, The Dambusters and The Untouchables are […]

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New to Blu: August 9 – 15

  Get out this weekend and get a copy of horror movie Get Out. “The video and audio presentations are both excellent and the extras are all worth listening to and watching, although there could be more in that department,” High-Def Digest said. “Universal’s Blu-ray handles everything quite well with strong image detail, texture, and […]

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New to Blu: August 2 – 8

   Fast & Furious fans can get their latest fix on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD, with The Fate of the Furious being released on both formats as well as in a box set of the eight moves in the franchise. “The UHD version is the go-to visual experience disc for this blockbuster,” Home Theater Forum […]

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