Tag Archives: Falling Skies

New to Blu: July 8-14

Ahoy me hearties! There’s a bounty of new Blu-rays to binge on if the weekend has you shivering more than your timbers. Home, That Sugar Film and season two of Black Sails are the latest Blu-rays to go on sale here ahead of the the UK and UK while getting an HD makeover are The Other, Audrey Rose and Joan Of Arc: The Messenger (unfortunately, […]

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Wayward Signs for The Zone

Sky’s The Zone will screen its next new exclusive, Wayward Pines, within a week of the US. The M Night Shyamalan-produced drama about the search for two FBI agents missing in creepy small-town Idaho will air 8.30 Thursdays from May 21, six days after it goes to air on Fox. Matt Dillion heads a top […]

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Zone Zeroes In On SoHo and Prime

Sky continues to maximise its programming budget by rotating drama series among its channels, with The Zone picking up two that previously were exclusive to SoHo and Prime. Season one of Orphan Black will screen 9.30 Tuesdays on the fantasy channel from January 13 while season one of Under the Dome will air back-to-back as […]

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New to Blu: August 20-26

Noah scarcely unleashes the Blu-ray floodgates, with just six new titles going on sale this week. Moreover, the revisionist Biblical blockbuster is the only heavyweight. “Noah makes it rain on Blu-ray with a gorgeous and stunning 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that stays true to the stylistic intentions of the filmmakers. “By this, I’m mostly referring to […]

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New Zone for Sci-Fi Staples

Good news for fans of Grimm and Falling Skies if Sky launches its sci-fi channel The Zone in HD: the latest series of each will screen on the service when it blasts off in November. Falling Skies previously aired in SD on The Box and Grimm in SD on Four until MediaWorks dropped the Once […]

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New to Blu: June 11-17

The reboot of RoboCop wears its Blu-ray specs as a badge of honour. “Presented in 2.40:1/1080p HD widescreen, MGM’s RoboCop transfer is stellar, without a defect to be found. “The colours are sharp and the picture is crystal clear, offering a reference quality image.” “The transfer’s main irritation is in its use of inconsistent contrast which naturally […]

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EzyFlix.tv No Easy Fix to Fast Access

New TV and movie streaming service EzyFlix.tv improves on Quickflix with its HD content but won’t impress those wanting faster access to US shows. Although today’s launch promises to “revolutionise digital entertainment in New Zealand,” the site offers only 10 TV series for downloading to rent or own – and none lives up to EzyFlix.tv’s […]

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SD Befalls Falling Skies on Sky

Sky has picked up the war-of-the-worlds drama series TV2 quit, Falling Skies, but not in HD. The Steven Spielberg production, which first aired here 15 months ago, will resume on Sky’s SD entertainment channel, The Box, from April 7, in the 9.30 Sunday slot. There’s more bad news for fans impatient to see season two: […]

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New to Blu: August 29-September 3

The year’s highest-grossing movie, The Avengers, goes on sale this week — a month earlier than in the US. UK fans of the superheroes franchise also have to wait longer, with the disc not being released there until mid-September, even though it’s for sale in European territories this week. It’s surprising to see such a […]

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Heavenly News for Falling Skies Fans

Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season on the eve of season one’s Blu-ray release. The two-disc disc goes on sale on August 29 and TV2 will re-run the Steven Spielberg production in HD late-night from July 22 — which probably means season two will premiere in October. “Falling Skies is television storytelling at […]

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