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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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New to Blu: February 21 – 27

Goodbye Christopher Robin, hello demo-worthy disc. Home Theater Forum graded the 1080p transfer and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 of Goodbye Christopher Robin 5/5. ‘Fox’s Goodbye Christopher Robin is beautiful. Lush cinematography by Ben Smithard helps realise director Simon Curtis’ vision of this moment in time, and fills the frame with warm, crisp colours. ‘Flesh tones are natural […]

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New to Blu: February 8 – 14

   The 4K-UHD transfer of The Mountain Between Us scales great heights. Home Theater Forum rated it 5/5 and Blu-ray.com 4.5/5. “Sharpness is outstanding, and every flake of snow in hair or [Idris Elba’s] beard is remarkably detailed,” HTF said. Colour is beautifully modulated from near gray conditions during the frequent blizzards to vibrant colours of […]

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New to Blu: January 31 – February 6

   The Blu-ray of Victorian murder mystery The Limehouse Golem offers a “rich and faithful presentation of the film’s visuals”, reports AVForums. Detail gives rich texture and nuance to the piece, picking up on the minutiae of the elaborate sets and costumes, highlighting the crags and lines on older cast members, and the wisps of […]

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New to Blu: January 24 – 30

  The disastrous disaster movie Geostorm is the week’s biggest new release on Blu-ray. It has a 2.40:1 aspect ratio and a “largely strong image“, DVD Movie Guide said. While most of the movie presented nice clarity, some wider shots looked a bit tentative. Still, the majority of the flick appeared solid, and no signs […]

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New to Blu: January 17 – 23

  New Zealand missed out on the 4K-UHD re-issue of the original Blade Runner but is part of the global release for Blade Runner 2049. A Few Words About … calls the transfer “absolutely gorgeous” as it’s sourced from 4K data files. This makes it a bit of a rarity in the 4K home video […]

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New to Blu: January 10 – 16

   Battle of the Sexes is the ace Blu-ray of the week. “Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, along with cinematographer Linus Sandgren, gave this production an appropriately ‘old school’ 1970s ambience by shooting on film (with an eventual 2K DI),” Blu-ray.com reports. That gives this transfer a nicely thick, somewhat textured look, with a […]

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Last Jedi First Star Wars on 4K-UHD

Expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become the first in the franchise to be released on 4K-UHD. Disney has yet to confirm this but online retailers are taking pre-orders for the title on the format (as well as Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray). There’s no date yet but it’s likely to land in time for […]

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New to Blu: December 20 – January 9

   Dunkirk, It and Kingsman: The Golden Circle dominate a slim Blu-ray slate over Christmas and New Year. “How does the 4K UHD compare to the Blu-ray version?” asked DVD Movie Guide of Dunkirk. Audio remains identical, as both releases sport the same DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. Visuals become a different story, as the movie’s 65mm photography takes […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

   One of the year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, Wind River, heads this week’s movies-on-Blu-ray slate while season seven of Game of Thrones, which earned only one nomination, dominates the TV releases. “Films set in the dead of winter often appear drab and sterile, and Wind River is no exception, yet the excellent 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 […]

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