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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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New to Blu: May 30 – June 5

   Black Panther will account for the lion’s share of Blu-ray sales in a week where superheroes rule. The Marvel character’s movie debut is being released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. “Black Panther was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4K) using ARRI Alexa XT cameras and was finished to a native 4K Digital […]

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The Missing Rediscovered on Blu-ray

One of the best westerns of the past 20 years, The Missing, will resurface for the first time on Blu-ray next month. The NZ and Australian release appears to be a world first, as the Ron Howard-directed variation on The Searchers doesn’t seem to have been offered on Blu-ray in any other market. The bad […]

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New to Blu: May 23 – 29

   Phantom Thread misses out on a 4K-UHD fancy dress release but the Blu-ray promises to be one of the year’s finest transfers. “The 1080p Blu-ray is certainly very efficient and very strong in its own right,” Blu-ray.com said. The image features a modest paleness about it to begin, but colours quickly reveal themselves as […]

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New to Blu: May 16 – 22

   Budget back-catalogue Blu-rays are the week’s sole newcomers. They range from the cult horror appeal of Deadly Blessing to Goldie Hawn in her heyday: Death Becomes Her and Bird on a Wire. Assuming Bird on the Wire uses the same transfer source as last year’s British release (the world’s first), expect it to be presented in the original […]

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New to Blu: May 9 – 15

   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri signposts a strong week for 4K-UHD releases, with The Commuter and Fifty Shades Freed also being released on the higher resolution format. “Three Billboards was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (2.8K) using ARRI Alexa XT cameras and finished to a 2K Digital Intermediate,” The Digital Bits reports. It was given […]

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New to Blu: May 2 – 8

   The Greatest Showman could be one of the year’s greatest showcases for 4K-UHD. “The Greatest Showman was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4 and 6.5K resolution) using ARRI Alexa cameras and was finished as a true 4K Digital Intermediate,” The Digital Bits reports. It’s been given an HDR10 colour grade and is […]

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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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