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Due on Blu: The Equalizer2

  The 4K-UHD, Blu-ray and digital releases of The Equaliser2 will include more than an hour of extras. The digital version can be viewed from November 7, two weeks earlier than the discs. Highlights will include a behind-the-scenes Retribution Mode, pop-up trivia track, 11 deleted/extended scenes and five making-of shorts. Here’s the press release: Two-time Academy […]

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New to Blu: October 24 – 30

   Two Kiwi movies — The Breaker Upperers and Hibiscus & Ruthless — head the Blu-ray slate while Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and a re-issue of Christine are the sole 4K-UHD releases. The Breaker Upperers includes a commentary by stars/directors Jackie Van Been and Madeleine Sami, a featurette and bloopers while Hibiscus has only bloopers. Also new on […]

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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 26 – October 2

   Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ➢ “Universal’s 4K UHD Blu-ray features a h.265 encode at 2160p with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range. Viewing the movie on equipment only capable of HDR10, the result is very cinematic. Colours are vibrant and consistent with no visible banding whatsoever. Contrast is excellent, providing deep inky […]

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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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