Tag Archives: Rake

New to Blu: March 11-17

It’s a slim week for new Blu-ray releases when Fat Tony & Co and another Australian TV drama Rake are the stand-outs. Like its predecessors, the latest in the Underbelly franchise is labelled the “uncut” version, which means the edit includes 25 minutes of footage that weren’t broadcast. If you think that’s light on extras, […]

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TV1 Gives Rake Heave-Ho

TV1 has delivered its verdict on Australian legal drama Rake: it won’t be picking up the third and final season after airing the first two in HD. S3 is screening in SD on Sky’s premium movie channel Rialto and TV3 will premiere late-night the short-lived American re-make on February 13. But after ratings so dire […]

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New to Blu: June 18-24

Undistinguished direct-to-disc newcomers overwhelm theatrical premieres on Blu-ray this week but there are some gems among the obscurities. On the Job is an Asian crime thriller with “a pristine 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 encoded transfer that is overflowing with the bright, vibrant colours of the Philippines, showcasing the lush greenery outside the cities, and the bustling, neon-soaked environments of the […]

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House Husbands to Relocate to Late Night

The Wednesday drama curse continues for TV One, with the latest casualty being House Husbands. From May 28, the lighthearted Australian drama will replace re-runs of Criminal Minds, in the post-Tonight slot. Taking over its 8.30 slot will be One Born Every Minute, which will resume from episode 11 of the fourth season. TV One is rescheduling House […]

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This Week in HD: May 17-23

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV One, 5.25) Modern Family (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Season Premiere: Undercover Boss USA (TV One, 8.30) Network Movie Premiere: Black Swan (TV3, […]

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New to Blu: TV > April 16-22

The same week Sons of Anarchy’s two-part season-six finale goes to air (TV3, 9.30 Wednesday), season five at last bows on Blu-ray. Given the season came out eight months ago in the US, it’s bizarre that 20th Century Fox didn’t time its NZ release to coincide with February’s premiere of season six – a binge-viewing […]

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This Week in HD: April 5-11

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Modern Family (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) MasterChef Masterclass (TV One, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: NY (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Hannibal (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 29-April 4

Put The Blacklist, The Walking Dead and The Simpsons at the top of your must-see list for the week starting March 29. TV3 is pre-empting Hawaii Five-O for one week only on Sunday to screen a double-episode of The Blacklist that aired a week apart in the US. “Scripted and directed, like the pilot, by Joe Carnahan […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Back to Near Top of the List

The Blacklist bounced back against Agents of SHIELD on Sunday with near-season high ratings. After a prolonged slide that ended in last week’s season low, the James Spader drama roared back to life with 7.0% – 9.5% of the major demographics. It was largely out-rated by the Marvel hit (7.3% – 11.5%) but beat it […]

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HD Ratings: Girls on Top

TV2’s HD comedies went for broke on Wednesday and helped to curse Sons of Anarchy’s chances against Once Upon a Time. The most popular of TV2’s quartet wasn’t The Big Bang Theory, which averaged 12.0% – 17.9% of the major demographics, but its lead-out, 2 Broke Girls, which racked up an extraordinary 12.2% – 18.6%. […]

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