Tag Archives: Shrek

HD Ratings: Friends Benefit TV2 But Toons Tank

TV2’s network HD premiere of Friends With Benefits on Sunday won its time slot in the key demographics. It averaged 7.3% – 9.2% compared to Babylon AD’s 5.5% – 7.0% and Call the Midwife’s 4.3% – 6.8%. But in the 5+ race, Midwife was tops, with 9.1% of the country, Friends second with 5.6% and […]

Read more

New to Blu: November 2-8

Bridesmaids bursts on to Blu-ray this week with the theatrical cut of the hit comedy and an extended version that’s five minutes longer and raunchier. “The high-def transfer comes with a beautiful, squeaky-clean appearance and a golden, amber sheen, giving the film a quirky but upbeat air that’s very pleasing.” “This is a very bright […]

Read more

HDTV Movie Premieres: April 9-15

The Devil Wears Prada: TV3, 8.30pm Saturday. The model for TV’s Ugly Betty is a smarter and funnier high-fashion spoof but still not without its “Ahem” moments. Meryl Streep runs away with the catwalk cattiness crown as a Machiavellian magazine editor who grooms grungy wannabe-journo Anne Hathaway into a gopher with glam. The first hour […]

Read more

My Sky HDi … Movies in April

With the prospect of the first three Shrek movies being released here on Blu-ray still seeming far, far away, fans of the jolly green ogre will be delighted to see his first two movies debut in HD next month on Sky. Shrek and Shrek 2 will air April 15 and 16 on Sky Movies Greats, […]

Read more

HDTV Ratings: Can Modern Family Survive the Big Bang?

TV3’s new year’s resolution of turning HD sitcom Modern Family into a primetime drawcard for 2011 will be tested tonight when it squares off against TV2’s The Big Bang Theory in the 7pm weeknight slot. Modern Family’s season-one re-runs started a week ago, opposite TV2’s HD animated specials spun off the movies Kung Fu Panda, […]

Read more
12451_front

Shrek – NOT the Whole Story

Here’s a riddle even Shrek’s Donkey could solve: why buy Shrek Forever After on Blu-ray for $50 when you can import all four Shrek movies in a Blu-ray box set for about the same? Inexplicably, Universal Pictures isn’t releasing the DreamWorks dream box set, Shrek: The Whole Story in NZ. You can buy it in […]

Read more

HDTV Heads-Up: Modern and Animated Families

Among the Christmas curtain-raisers the networks will unwrap in HD are a swag of DreamWorks movie spin-offs, the first Ice Age and the partly-animated biography of the farmyard critters sweetheart, Beatrix Potter. TV3’s Ice Age and TV One’s Miss Potter will screen at 7pm and 8.30pm respectively on December 19, the same night TV2 launches […]

Read more

Due on Blu: October

Whoa, this is heavy — next month the Back to the Future trilogy will bow on Blu-ray. The three-disc set with a lenticular cover goes on sale on October 27 for under $60. Also being dusted off for HD that month are the first two Shrek movies, Beauty & the Beast, Elvis on Tour, Dead Man and […]

Read more