Tag Archives: Outlander

Critical Condition: Outlander

Outlander | Lightbox, from Monday ➢ “To call the third season a reset wouldn’t be wrong, but not exactly right either. At outset, Frank and Claire are together, while Jamie and Claire are apart, effectively inverting much of the narrative of the first two seasons. But both theme and soul of Outlander remain the same […]

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New to Blu: November 9 – 15

  Lording it over this week’s TV-on-Blu-ray releases is Preacher – Season One. “Visually it has a richly vibrant comic book feel, with excellent contrast and popping colours,” AVForums said. “With strong black levels, this is a great video presentation for a great-looking show.” Extras include deleted and extended scenes, The Unfilmable Pilot, The Stunts of […]

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Preacher Fans Spread the Gospel

Lightbox’s Preacher has become the most talked about TV show in NZ digital and social media circles after Game of Thrones. Within a couple of days of going live on the streaming platform, it had notched up 461,923 “demand expressions”. That’s the term for a new form of multi-platform data analysis, undertaken by Kiwi start-up Parrot Analytics, that measures […]

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Hot Off the Press (Release): Spark Makes TV Free to Stream

Spark this morning announced its customers would receive permanently free access to its TV streaming service Lightbox. This follows providing them with a year’s free subscription. Here’s the release in full: Spark has announced today it will be giving all of its home broadband customers a huge amount of extra value by shouting them a […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 5

Lightbox will launch season two of time travel hit Outlander on Sunday. Deadline Hollywood calls the “splendid feast” of a premiere “an opulent, exciting and extremely complicated affair, literally and figuratively” while The New Yorker warns of “graphic surgical scenes that make The Knick look prissy, and another time-travel twist”.  Meanwhile, soon to leave Lightbox […]

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New to Blu: October 21 – 27

Great Scott! It’s not only Arnie’s who back — both back-to-the-future franchises blast their way back on to Blu-ray. Terminator Genisys comes with a Dolby Atmos option and less impressive extras about the casting, locations and vfx. The 30th anniversary edition of the Back to the Future trilogy isn’t worth upgrading to if you already have the 25th […]

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New to Blu: April 1-7

The big hero of the Easter weekend Blu-ray slate is an animated take on one of Marvel’s lesser known superheroes. “As you’d expect, Disney’s 1080p presentation of Big Hero 6 is absolutely flawless. If there was an animated movie meant for big-screen projector viewing, this is it.” “The movie is awash in healthy colours that […]

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Lightbox on the Ball With Saul

Vikings and Outlander are the latest series that Lightbox will stream here in HD within hours of the US. Part two of Outlander’s first season will be available from from April 5 while Vikings’ third season premieres on February 20. Lightbox also is “express” streaming the latest seasons of Black Sails and Suits, and reports […]

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Lightbox Lights Up With HD Exclusives

Spark’s Lightbox sets sail today with crossbones drama Black Sails among its HD attractions. The streaming service went live at midnight, with such exclusives as Outlander, Vikings, 24: Live Another Day, Alpha House, Suits, Franklin and Bash and Lost Girl. It’s also picked up the country music drama Nashville that TV One pulled before the end of […]

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Lightbox Lands Big Hit in Outlander

One of Lightbox’s exclusive acquisitions, Outlander, debuted to out-sized ratings in the US at the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it notched up a “multiplatform best” for the Starz cable channel, delivering 3.7 million viewers in total. “Though the network had a big success in Spartacus and recently got solid performances from Power and Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander has given the […]

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