Tag Archives: Orphan Black

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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HD Heads-Up: April 21

Girls bows out tonight (SoHo, 8.30) with a double-episode season finale the same week the cast did its first table read for the sixth and final season. “Knowing the end was near informed the entire penultimate set of episodes, including its finale,” The Hollywood Reporter says, with tonight’s swan song featuring an “epic fight” between two of the key […]

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Game On For SoHo Must-Sees

Winter is coming — and SoHo’s April highlights will make the transition a treat. As well as the season-six premiere of Game of Thrones, the premium drama channel will screen new episodes of Banshee, Fear the Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, Veep and The Tunnel: Sabotage. Game of Thrones again will be simulcast […]

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New to Blu: September 2 – 8

Mad Max: Fury Road “Fury Road goes ballistic and erupts on screen with a magnificent and often lovely 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that’ll leave viewers wanting to join in on the vehicular mayhem. “Shot on a variety on digital cameras, the freshly-minted transfer is a gorgeous sight to behold thanks in large part to the expert […]

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Orphan Black Back Home on SoHo

Here’s what US critics said of Orphan Black’s third season, which premieres 9.30 Monday on SoHo: “One can admire [Tatiana] Maslany’s dazzling multifaceted work on the show — playing an assortment of disparate characters — while still finding the series somewhat impenetrable, especially with the introduction of a new set of male clones this season. […]

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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: September 3-9

Orphan Black continues to be treated like a poor relation on Blu-ray in this market. Season one was released without any of the US extras and season two has only a 13-minute Look Inside short whereas the Region A version has more than 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes content plus three deleted scenes — although quantity […]

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Lightbox Shaping Up to Be HD Heavyweight

New subscription video on demand service Lightbox may be a Netflix-lite but it will still launch with NZ’s most comprehensive line-up of online TV shows in HD. Yet while it will lure many subscribers with its $15-a-month, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of comedy and drama, Sky TV and the broadcasters will still have first dibs on all […]

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Lightbox Boxes Clever With HD

New Zealand’s newest video on demand service will stream virtually all of its content in HD. Lightbox, which goes live later this month, initially will offer 5000 hours of TV shows at launch and almost everything except children’s programmes will be accessible in 720p or 1080p. That will be in stark contrast to TVNZ, MediaWorks […]

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New to Blu: July 23-29

Need for Speed races on to Blu-ray ahead of the US in 2D and 3D models brimming with extras. They explore what it took to capture the intense car stunts on camera, profile four generations of professional stuntmen, and reveal how the movie’s stunning soundscape helps put the audience in the driver’s seat by recording “car bys” –accelerations, donuts, […]

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