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New to Sky Box Sets in February

The first four seasons of SoHo’s hypnotic The Affair will screen next month for the first time on Sky Box Sets. Also new to the back catalogue binge channel will be Generation Kill, Little Britain and the 2007 series, Tell Me You Love Me. Screening in order of their nightly rotation will be: Big Love […]

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Why Not HD? The Shield

Fans of top cop show The Shield should note the seventh and final season premieres at the later time of 10.40 tonight on Sky TV’s The Box. Normally this site doesn’t promote SD content but The Shield rivals The Wire as the best police show ever made and if you don’t have My Sky, you’ll need […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Generation Kill

Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, James Rasone, Lee Tregesen, Jon Huertas. Directors: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones. Screenplay: Ed Burns, David Simon, Evan Wright. Cinematography: Ivan Strasburg. This shockingly raw, seven-part drama was co-written by The Wire’s David Simon, stars True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, and is the alpha male, anti-hero flipside of its HBO stablemates, Band of Brothers […]

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New to Blu: September 8-14

The movie that won Sandra Bullock her first Academy Award, The Blind Side, also boasts an Oscar-worthy Blu-ray transfer. Hi-Def Digest said the football drama was “distinguished by excellent clarity and contrast, but the image maintains a film-like feel, thanks to a delicate, unobtrusive grain structure that supplies marvellous texture”; Blu-ray.com called it “an able-bodied […]

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Blu-ray Blues: Deadwood and The World at War

Deadwood fans will want to unleash a torrent of profanity that would do Al Swearengen proud when they learn Paramount Pictures won’t be rounding up the complete series on Blu-ray in this neck of the woods. The news is also bad for those anticipating seeing the 1973 milestone documentary series, The World at War, in […]

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HDTV Ratings: Jumper vs Desperate Housewives vs Generation Kill

TV3’s Monday night movie got the jump on the competition when it out-rated TV2’s season finale of Desperate Housewives during its first hour. Last night’s HD premiere of Jumper averaged 10.9% of TV3’s demo, 18-49 year-olds, from 8.30pm-10.30pm. It opened with 13.5% (vs Housewives‘ 13.6%) and peaked at 14.1% (vs 13.7%) before losing viewers as […]

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Generation Kill Gets Earlier HD Tour of Duty

The Blu-ray of Generation Kill now will go on sale the day after it ends on TV One. Marbecks, JB Hi-Fi, Whitcoulls and The Warehouse will be stocking it and the DVD from August 3, ahead of its wider release to other retailers on September 8. This is the second time the DVD has been […]

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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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HDTV Ratings: CSI Gains From Generation Kill

Viewers deserting TV One’s Generation Kill in droves on Monday night gave TV3’s HD crime show, CSI, a shot in the arm. The powerful but corrosive Iraq War drama drew 8.4% of TV One’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to earn a 17.7% channel share but, as expected, the viewership nearly halved between the first quarter […]

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HDTV Ratings: Flash-in-the-pan FlashForward Takes TV2 Backwards

TV2 will be relieved FlashForward at last has done its dash, after its time slot opposition, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, helped TV3 to win the night on Wednesday. As it did with Lost, TV2 is to be commended for sticking with the sci-fi flop to keep the faith with its cult following — unlike TV […]

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