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New to Blu: August 8 – 14

   Howards End: 25th Anniversary Edition ➢ “At first glance, this appears to be a beautiful restoration (which was done in 4K, although no 4K version of the movie has been announced for home video) … The aspect ratio of this release’s presentation isn’t the theatrical 2.35:1 or even a slightly wider 2.39:1 or 2.40:1, […]

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New to Blu: August 1 – 7

Isle of Dogs ➢ “Those familiar with Anderson’s films should know what to expect here: a diverse and object-filled canvas that will occupy every inch of your television screen. Wes Anderson’s live-action films have a ‘fairy tale’ look to them with the candy coloured pastel architecture, prim and proper costumes and everything in between. Granted, […]

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Soon to Be Let Loose

   Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom will be released here on 4K-UHD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray on September 26, a week after it goes on sale in the US. Fans also will be able to buy it in 4K-UHD and Blu-ray box sets with the first four Jurassic movies, which last month were re-issued as […]

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New to Blu: July 18 – 24

   Rampage ➢ “The image looks surprisingly filmic. I would say that considering this is a digitally produced film, they have obviously added a lot of ‘grain’ effect in post-processing to make it look more organic. This works well but can look a bit gritty. They have also gone for a desaturated look. On the […]

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Due on Blu: Deadpool 2

  20th Century Fox today announced Deadpool 2 would release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray on August 22 with an extra 15 minutes of footage. Here’s the press release: THIS TIME, HE’S COMING HARDER DEADPOOL 2 SUPER DUPER $@%!#& CUT GET IT ON BLU-RAY AUGUST 22 NOW WITH 15 MORE MINUTES LOVINGLY INSERTED THROUGHOUT DEADPOOL 2 […]

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Due on Blu: Avengers: Infinity War

   The latest Avengers adventure, Infinity War, will go on sale on 4K-UHD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 15. The Blu-ray editions will boast two hours of extras and some retailers will offer packaged bundles with earlier Avengers movies, with both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron being re-issued on 4K-UHD at the same […]

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New to Blu: July 11 – 17

  A Quiet Place ➢ “A Quiet Place‘s 2160p/Dolby Vision-enhanced presentation can be said to be mildly to modestly better than the 1080p Blu-ray, but better all the same. The Blu-ray delivers a significantly strong and very refined presentation considering textural quality and colours alike. The UHD refines the image and, while there’s not a […]

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New to Blu: July 4 – 10

  Pacific Rim: Uprising ➢ “Pacific Rim: Uprising was shot digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 2.8 and 3.4K) using ARRI Alexa cameras and Panavision anamorphic lenses. It was finished as a 2K Digital Intermediate, upsampled to 4K, and graded for high dynamic range in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It’s presented here on Ultra […]

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New to Blu: June 27 – July 3

Winter’s here, and so too, for the first time, is Game of Thrones on 4K-UHD. “Season One of Game of Thrones was shot digitally in 10-bit 4:4:4 at 1920×1080 resolution using ARRI Alexa cameras but the captured image was recorded on HDCAM SR videotape,” The Digital Bits reports. The entire season was produced on a […]

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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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