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New to Blu: October 17 – 23

Skyscraper ➢ “Skyscraper appears on 4K UHD and Blu-ray disc in its original 2:39.1 aspect ratio.  The 4K UHD disc displays the film  in 2160p using the HEVC codec with HDR.  Skyscraper with HDR demonstrates exquisite fine detail with a range of colours that can only be produced in this format on home video. The UHD […]

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New to Blu: October 10 – 16

  Sicario: Day of the Soldado ➢ “Sicario: Day of the Soldado makes its way onto Blu-ray with a solid 2.40:1 1080p transfer. Shot digitally and finished at a 2K DI, the image offers up a well-detailed and colourful image. Like the first Sicario, the colour palette is dominated by pronounced tans, browns, and yellows […]

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Due on Blu: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

  Two filmmakers’ commentaries and a composer’s commentary will grace the 4K-UHD and Blu-ray releases of Mission: Impossible – Fallout on November 14. The 4K-UHD will showcase the movie in both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, and will have a Dolby Atmos soundtrack that’s been remixed specifically for the home. You also be able to […]

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Due on Blu: Ant Man and The Wasp

   Sony Pictures Home Entertainment NZ today announced Ant-Man and The Wasp would bow on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on November 14. Extras will include an inside look at some of Marvel Comics’ most celebrated characters and the actors who portray them, the visual development artists and the effects they used to bring them […]

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Incredible Super ‘Toon Sequel News

   Incredibles 2 will bound on to Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD on November 28, complete with hours of extras, including an animators’ commentary and 10 deleted scenes. Here’s the full press release: Dash to Get Your Copy of the Most Anticipated Sequel of All Time! Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Bursts Onto Blu-ray , DVD & […]

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New to Blu: October 3 – 9

   Solo: A Star Wars Story ➢ “The [4K] image quality is excellent, though it should be noted that the extensive use of on-set atmospherics (smoke, fog, clouds, etc) means you’re not always going to see a ton of abundant detail. When you do see it though, that detail and texturing are nicely refined and pleasing. […]

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New to Blu: September 19 – 25

   It’s another unbelievably soft week for Blu-ray releases, with three direct-to-disc newcomers and three re-issues. The pick of the premieres appears to be the action-comedy Tag. “This is a high-quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material,” AVS Forum says. Colours are deeply saturated with eye pleasing vitality and delineated […]

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New to Blu: September 12 – 18

   Kiwi Karl Urban and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara star in the B-grade thriller Bent. “The film isn’t the most appealing in terms of visuals, but nothing feels limited at all,” Blu-ray Authority said. “The colours and levels all appeared smooth with no obvious flaws detected. Details remained strong, even in the darker lit scenes.” […]

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New to Blu: September 5 – 11

   The paucity of new Blu-ray releases continues, with only two newcomers this week and a remastered re-issue of The Song Remains the Same. Unusually, both Ocean’s 8 and The Bookshop go on sale here ahead of the US and UK. Ocean’s 8 is out on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD Blu-ray. The latter features Dolby Vision […]

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Halloween Feast for Horror Buffs

Sky has curated a week-long frightfest of horror movies for Halloween while John Carpenter fans can look forward to re-issues of some of his catalogue on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. However, there’s no sign yet of Carpenter’s best horror film, Halloween, on 4K-UHD in this market, although it goes on sale in the US on September 25. But […]

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