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Sky Movie Premieres in December

   Sky Movies Premiere Life Pork Pie A Cure for Wellness Don’t Think Twice Fist Fight Before I Fall The Great Wall A Few Less Men Ghost in the Shell Sky Movies Extra Tell Me How I Die Sky Movies Greats Horrible Bosses Before I Go to Sleep The Hunger Games Valkyrie Friday the 13th […]

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New to Blu: June 21 – 27

    Alien-wannabe Life launches here on Blu-ray the same week as the US and next month will touch down on 4K-UHD whereas The Great Wall is being released simultaneously on both formats. “For as good as the movie looks on 1080p Blu-ray, this 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation of The Great Wall, sourced from a 4K digital intermediate, […]

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New to Blu: January 20 – 26

“Everest features a gorgeous 2.40:1 1080p presentation. Featuring full detail clarity, it’s easy to see and appreciate fine facial features, the scenery, and the impressive amount of work that went into the production design work to make the locations look as authentic as possible.” “The images are particularly vibrant in the 3D version, which made […]

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New to Blu: May 11-17

In a week swarming with new Blu-ray releases, one title stands out: Life. David Attenborough’s ‘latest’ natural history sensation ended its SD run on Prime on Sunday and bows on Blu-ray up to 18 months after its release elsewhere because of how the free-to-air broadcast deal was done here. Unlike most BBC Blu-rays, all but […]

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Blu-ray Award-Winners Not Found in NZ

In a depressing reflection of the NZ HD market, four Blu-ray releases recognised for their excellence this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas have yet to go on sale here. Lost: The Complete Collection was judged TV Title of the Year and A Christmas Carol, 3D Title of the Year. In NZ, […]

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Prime in SD? That’s Life!

As promising as Prime’s 2011 line-up looks, it can’t expect to close the gap with TV One, TV2 and TV3 while continuing to languish as an SD broadcaster. Next year all three of its chief rivals will be cranking up their HD content in primetime but the earliest we can expect Sky’s Prime to make […]

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Prime HD: What’s Wrong With This Picture (Part Two)?

As the 2010 Commonwealth Games draw to a close, it’s worth reflecting on how Sky dropped the ball with its so-called “free-to-air” HD coverage on Prime. This was a chance for the pay-TV operator to capitalise on what’s been a big year for Prime ratings-wise. Not only has viewership been up year-on-year with viewers five-plus, […]

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