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New to Blu: December 11 – 17

  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ➢ “Sporting a glorious native 4K video presentation that looks sensational, the disc presents a 3840 x 2160p resolution image utilising the film’s original theatrical aspect ratio of widescreen 2.39:1 … Disappointingly, there’s no Atmos on offer here, but the DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track is pretty damn potent […]

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New to Blu: December 4 – 10

   Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season ➢ “If you fancy heading back to Westeros to relive the twists and turns, beheadings and back-stabbings, then you’re in luck. Game of Thrones‘ Blu-ray edition* includes a reunion show with the entire cast, which was recorded live in Belfast, hosted by Conan O’Brien. Then there’s a 30-minute featurette […]

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New to Blu: November 20 – 26

  Angel Has Fallen ➢ “Angel Has Fallen isn’t a colourful film. However, its cooler chromatic hues, sepia tones and variants of blue/red benefited from UHD’s wider colour gamut, appearing warmer and pleasing to the eye …  I felt that this Ultra HD rendering made the most of the film’s elements, which are excellent.” — AVSForum. […]

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New to Blu: November 13 – 19

  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw ➢ “This is an excellent Ultra HD presentation that looks great on my large screen. What struck me from the onset is the lifelike reproduction of the textures captured by the camera’s lens. Whether it be the finest minutia in physical features or rough textures on the surfaces […]

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New to Blu: October 23 – 29

Child’s Play ➢ “This is a high-quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material. Colours are well saturated with eye pleasing vitality and delineated depth. Images are resolute, with stable sharpness, crisp detail and appreciable subtle refinement. Contrast is dynamic without being overpowering and blacks are respectable in depth with discernible […]

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New to Blu: October 16 – 22

  Yesterday ➢ “Yesterday‘s 2160p/HDR UHD presentation offers a good, tangible upgrade over the Blu-ray, which is itself of a very high quality. The bar is raised here, expectedly considering the 8K source photography and 4K digital intermediate. The image is appreciably more sharp. Textures are firmed up beyond even what the Blu-ray has too […]

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New to Blu: October 9 – 15

   Spider-Man: Far From Home ➢ “As with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home arrives on 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony rather than Disney. This immediately brings an advantage in the shape of a Dolby Vision master – something Disney hasn’t bothered with on any of its releases since Black Panther. I’d actually say that Dolby […]

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New to Blu: October 2 – 8

The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season ➢ “The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season arrives on Blu-ray with another high quality 1080p presentation. Season nine continues with the series’ long-established physical construction, maintaining a grainy and grim appearance, slightly softer textures, and often a somewhat moribund worldview that accentuates grays and conveys a sense […]

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New to Blu: September 25 – October 1

  Apocalypse Now: Final Cut ➢ “I’ve seen some damn fine examples on this format: Unforgiven, Blade Runner and 2001 to name just a few, and this new scan deserves to sit alongside as one of the best pictures UHD has produced. Detail is outstanding, from the finest skin texture to the widest tree covered […]

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New to Blu: September 18 – 24

  Aladdin ➢ “Aladdin‘s 2160p/HDR UHD, framed at 2.39:1, is something akin to a nuts-and-bolts presentation for the format. It offers the obligatory light textural upgrades, modest improvements to sharpness, and general deepening (and darkening) of the colour palette by way of the HDR colour parameters …  This is a good UHD, nothing out of the […]

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