Tag Archives: The Pacific
This Weekend in HD: June 25-26

This Weekend in HD: June 25-26

  Saturday Coasters (TV One, 4.55, R): Al Brown travels to the Capital’s coast, making his way from Wellington’s Island Bay out to Pencarrow Head, exploring the connections Kiwis have with their coast. Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) A young couple start a biodynamic winery from scratch. ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Matt sets […]

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Due on Blu (Again): Alien Anthology

If you missed out on buying Alien Anthology when the November release was gone by lunchtime in some shops, retailers will have new stock from March 2. The packaging will differ from the original, with its stark, embossed cover, but the content will be the same: six discs, four movies (two versions of each), and […]

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New to Blu: November 3-9 (TV)

It’s an epic week for TV-on-Blu-ray releases, with the WWII mini-series, The Pacific, leading the charge. US critics were blown away by HBO’s HD specs.“The Pacific comes to Blu-ray with a stellar video presentation, and an audio presentation that is unparalleled,” Hi-Def Digest raved. “Fine detail is some of the best I’ve ever seen. During […]

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Blu-Tube: November Highlights

The Pacific leads November’s wave of TV-on-Blu-ray releases. The 10-part Band of Brothers stablemate goes on sale on November 3, along with season two of the Aussie hit, Packed to the Rafters, the Complete Specials box set of Doctor Who and the second Sex & the City movie. Extras on the six-disc The Pacific will […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Generation Kill

Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, James Rasone, Lee Tregesen, Jon Huertas. Directors: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones. Screenplay: Ed Burns, David Simon, Evan Wright. Cinematography: Ivan Strasburg. This shockingly raw, seven-part drama was co-written by The Wire’s David Simon, stars True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, and is the alpha male, anti-hero flipside of its HBO stablemates, Band of Brothers […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Sopranos and Songbirds

The complete first seasons of the musical comedy, Glee (which airs 8.30 tonight on TV3), and the groundbreaking gangster drama, The Sopranos, are among the TV-on-Blu-ray releases scheduled for between next month and the end of the year. Dates have still to be confirmed but expect both to go on sale in October, along with […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Generation Kill Blu-ray No Longer AWOL

Warner Bros NZ will release the Blu-ray of Generation Kill on September 8. The Iraq War drama about an imbedded Rolling Stone journalist from the creator of The Wire, David Simon, was briefly out on DVD here late last year but had to be withdrawn from sale after TVNZ made an 11th-hour purchase of the […]

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HDTV Ratings: Flash-in-the-pan FlashForward Takes TV2 Backwards

TV2 will be relieved FlashForward at last has done its dash, after its time slot opposition, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, helped TV3 to win the night on Wednesday. As it did with Lost, TV2 is to be commended for sticking with the sci-fi flop to keep the faith with its cult following — unlike TV […]

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Post-Pacific Generation Ready to Thrill – But Not in HD

TV One will maintain its military Monday strand with an Iraq War miniseries from The Wire’s David Simon but, unlike The Pacific, Generation Kill won’t screen in HD. The decision is as daft as TV One repeating Band of Brothers in SD and is a double-blow for fans of premium drama: the network’s decision to pick up […]

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Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Expect The Pacific, which has only two episodes to run on TV One (8.30pm Monday), to bow on Blu-ray in November. Warner Bros NZ will only say it’s due in the fourth quarter but HBO in the US has just announced a November 2 release and one Australian website is taking pre-orders for the day […]

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