Tag Archives: Defiance

New to Blu: November 9 – 15

  Lording it over this week’s TV-on-Blu-ray releases is Preacher – Season One. “Visually it has a richly vibrant comic book feel, with excellent contrast and popping colours,” AVForums said. “With strong black levels, this is a great video presentation for a great-looking show.” Extras include deleted and extended scenes, The Unfilmable Pilot, The Stunts of […]

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New to Blu: June 22 – 28

“London Has Fallen features a solid 1080p transfer that’s not particularly noteworthy in any way but that goes about its business professionally and to positive overall result. “Much of the movie’s second half takes place in dim and dark locations that don’t allow for much colour pop, depth, or tangible detailing. “The opening half is a […]

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New to Blu: TV > August 19-25

Who needs SoHo when you can buy on Blu-ray complete seasons of Justified, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire? All three are being released this week, along with seasons one of The Knick and Defiance. The Justified box set is cheaper than the Limited Edition US version ($195 vs $US216) but doesn’t have the gift box […]

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The Zone Fleshes Out February Slate

Sky’s sci-fi/fantasy channel The Zone will premiere in HD the long-awaited, BAFTA-winning In the Flesh on February 17. About an 18-year-old who struggles to be accepted by his family and friends after he turns into a zombie, it’s spawned two seasons and was widely acclaimed. The Guardian called it a “superb … timely allegory of […]

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Sky Confirms HD for The Zone

This morning Sky confirmed its new sci-fi/fantasy channel The Zone will be in HD. It will launch on November 3 on Channel 016 and be accessible in HD for subscribers with a MySky HDi and an HD ticket. Unlike SoHo, Sky won’t implement a double pay wall and charge HD subscribers an extra $10 a month for […]

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Will Sky-Fi Be in HD?

It’s not yet known if Sky’s homegrown sci-fi channel The Zone will be in HD. The sci-fi/fantasy/horror hybrid will launch in November at no extra cost to subscribers with series like The Strain, Defiance and From Dusk Till Dawn. “We are still at the beginning stages so how we broadcast will be confirmed a little […]

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MySky HDi … Sky Movies in June

World War II dramas Inglourious Basterds and Defiance are among the 12 HD premieres next month on Sky Movies. Inglourious Basterds was highly decorated here with a sensational Blu-ray transfer but Defiance, despite being the better movie, only received an undistinguished DVD release. There also will be the latest additions to the Terminator and X-Men […]

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