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More Xbox and Box Set Streaming on the Cards

House of Cards may be one of the lowest-rating HD drama series on TV3 but it’s the network’s #1 video on demand drawcard. Coinciding with today’s Blu-ray release of the first season, MediaWorks TV announced season two will be available to watch as a box set on its VOD platform, 3NOW, for 28 days from […]

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New to Blu: June 22-28

New to Blu: June 22-28

Fans of Downton Abbey will be able to buy the popular period drama on Blu-ray barely 12 hours after its season-one finale. It screens 8.30 tonight on Prime and the Blu-ray goes on sale tomorrow for $45. DVD Town thought some scenes suffered from heavy grain and noise but rated the transfer 9/10. “For the most […]

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Bauer to Bow Out on Blu-ray

Jack’s back — but as you’ve never seen him before … in HD! For the first time, the conspiracy thriller serial, 24, will be released here on Blu-ray. The eighth and final season will go on sale on December 1, two weeks earlier than in the US and the same day as a complete series collection on […]

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Due on Blu: Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Great Migrations

On the eve of Sky starting one HD series in SD and ending another, Madman Entertainment has confirmed both titles will be out on Blu-ray for Christmas. The two-disc Great Migrations, which premieres 7.30pm Sunday on National Geographic Channel, will sell for $55 from December 2. Although NatGeo is one of the many channels Sky is […]

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New to Blu: November 3-9 (TV)

It’s an epic week for TV-on-Blu-ray releases, with the WWII mini-series, The Pacific, leading the charge. US critics were blown away by HBO’s HD specs.“The Pacific comes to Blu-ray with a stellar video presentation, and an audio presentation that is unparalleled,” Hi-Def Digest raved. “Fine detail is some of the best I’ve ever seen. During […]

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Blu-Tube: November Highlights

The Pacific leads November’s wave of TV-on-Blu-ray releases. The 10-part Band of Brothers stablemate goes on sale on November 3, along with season two of the Aussie hit, Packed to the Rafters, the Complete Specials box set of Doctor Who and the second Sex & the City movie. Extras on the six-disc The Pacific will […]

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Why Not HD: Human Target?

If you were hanging out to see TV2’s long-delayed debut of the graphic novel action sensation, Human Target, in HD, you might as well hang out a little longer for the Blu-ray. The network will double-bill the newcomer with season three of Chuck from August 25, in the 8.30pm-10.30pm zone. Frustratingly, neither will air in […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Generation Kill Blu-ray No Longer AWOL

Warner Bros NZ will release the Blu-ray of Generation Kill on September 8. The Iraq War drama about an imbedded Rolling Stone journalist from the creator of The Wire, David Simon, was briefly out on DVD here late last year but had to be withdrawn from sale after TVNZ made an 11th-hour purchase of the […]

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Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Expect The Pacific, which has only two episodes to run on TV One (8.30pm Monday), to bow on Blu-ray in November. Warner Bros NZ will only say it’s due in the fourth quarter but HBO in the US has just announced a November 2 release and one Australian website is taking pre-orders for the day […]

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Underbelly Blu-ray Bound

The first — and best — of the Underbelly series will be released on Blu-ray in August. The award-winning dramatisation of Melbourne’s ’90s gangland wars was one of the first shows TV3 aired in HD (but, ironically, was repeated in SD). The latest series, The Golden Mile (TV3, 8.30pm Wednesdays), bridges the first and second, […]

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