Tag Archives: Featured

Next Week in HD: May 27 – June 2

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Gorilla Family and Me (TV3, 4.50) Series Premiere: Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 4.55) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Series Premiere: Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 18

► Off the back of Survivor NZ’s popularity, TVNZ 2 will trial another primetime run for The Amazing Race. Season 29 will screen 9.30 Wednesdays from May 31 whereas its predecessor aired 4.20 on Saturday afternoons. The twist with this season, which launched two months ago in the US, is all the competitors in the nine-country, […]

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New to Blu: May 17 – 23

   Direct-to-dsic releases dominate this week’s slate, with the best of the obscure bunch being The Autopsy Of Jane Doe. “Umbrella Entertainment presents the film in 1080p in the AVC MPEG-4 codec, in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio,” Rewind said. “Being a recent film, the transfer is basically flawless. It is a dark film as it […]

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SoHo’s to Die For in June

Next month Sky’s premium drama channel will premiere the latest Showtime drama series, I’m Dying Up Here (9.30 Tuesdays from June 13). It’s the stand-up version of HBO’s misjudged Vinyl, set in the 1970s when the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman were dominating the Hollywood circuit — but with the focus still […]

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This Week in HD: May 20 – 26

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice (TV3, 4.50) Saving Lives at Sea (TV1, 4.55, F) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) Premiere: Kitten Impossible (TV2, 5.10) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Ireland With Simon Reeve (Prime, […]

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New to Blu: May 10 – 16

  Patriots Day, a dramatisation of the Boston Marathon bombing, earns a 4K-UHD release, as do re-issues of The Mummy Returns and The Mummy – Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, while Oscar favourites Fences and Hidden Figures are Blu-ray only. And exclusive to Australasia is a remastered version of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which is ironic given the 2014 update never landed here […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 11

► TVNZ 2 will be awash with 25th anniversary Shortland Street specials on May 25 and 26. The soap tribute will kick off with “a shocking event will rock the hospital to its very core” in a 90-minute episode ahead of the documentary, Shortland Street: Inside an Icon. It will analyse the soap’s legacy from the perspective […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in June

   Sky Movies Premiere Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Random Tropical Paradise Jason Bourne Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends Suicide Squad Backup Boyfriend Sully Yoga Hosers Sky Movies Extra Indignation Free State of Jones Walk of Fame Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie A New York Christmas Wedding Bells Our Kind of Traitor Who Gets the Dog? […]

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This Week in HD: May 13 – 19

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice (TV3, 4.50) Saving Lives at Sea (TV1, 4.55) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Ireland With Simon Reeve (Prime, 6.00, R) The Middle (TV2, […]

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New to Blu: May 3 – 9

   It’s an Oscar-winning trifecta this week, with La La Land, Lion and Manchester by the Sea all landing on Blu-ray. “Lion comes to Blu-ray in a very straight-forward 1080p presentation that preserves the film’s theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1,” Home Theater Forum said. “Colours are solid but somewhat muted, often leaning toward earthy browns […]

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