Tag Archives: Preacher

New to Blu: November 14 – 20

   Ant-Man and The Wasp ➢ “Ant Man and The Wasp is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Disney Buena Vista with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1 … The 2K DI attains significant new detail levels in this 4K UHD presentation. Kind of interestingly, however, these detail upticks are attained despite what is overall to my […]

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New to Lightbox in June

Fans of the sweet, low-key BBC comedy Mum will have to subscribe to Lightbox to see the second series. Spark’s streaming service has picked it up after TVNZ 1 dropped the show because of disappointing ratings for the first series. The six half-hour episodes will stream from June 11; if you haven’t seen the first […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

   One of the year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, Wind River, heads this week’s movies-on-Blu-ray slate while season seven of Game of Thrones, which earned only one nomination, dominates the TV releases. “Films set in the dead of winter often appear drab and sterile, and Wind River is no exception, yet the excellent 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 […]

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Lightbox’s Vision for Blindspot

Lightbox’s deal with Warner Bros has paid off with Spark’s streaming service about to launch season three of Blindspot exclusively in this market. TVNZ 1 still plans to screen the series but Lightbox will have it first, starting November 5 with a double-episode (it will stream weekly thereafter). Lightbox also has seasons one and two […]

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The Son Rises on Lightbox

If you thought AMC’s western mini-series, The Son, had gone thataway … hitch your wagon to a Lightbox subscription. The Spark streaming service will carry the epic saga that originally was to have starred Sam Neill from August 26. It stars Pierce Brosnan and is one of 10 exclusives that Lightbox will roll out between […]

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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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Netflix Launches Lost in Space Reboot

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode reboot of Lost in Space that will premiere on its global streaming service in 2018. Netflix says the 1960’s sci-fi classic (above) has been “reimagined” by movie screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter) but will take its cues from the original series. The  Zack Estrin (Prison Break)-produced show will follow the adventures of the Robinson […]

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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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