Tag Archives: The Purge

Critical Condition: The Purge

The Purge | Amazon Prime Video, from Wednesday ➢➢ “The Purge bills itself as a ’10-episode event,’ which at least pretends it’s not nakedly gunning for a second season of limitless violence, and that’s a good thing. That does not mean USA’s adaptation of the film franchise — which introduced us to the titular 12-hour […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in September

A series spun off the movie franchise The Purge will stream on Amazon Prime Video from September 5. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters in a small city over a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. As the clock winds […]

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Critical Condition: Ghoul

Ghoul | Netflix, from Friday ➢➢ “Ghoul is very different compared to anything Netflix has released before. First up, the show has only three 45-minute episodes. Ghoul wasn’t produced as a web-series; it was acquired during post production. Overall, the series runtime clocks in at just two hours and 16 minutes, practically a feature film […]

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New to Blu: February 8 – 14

   The 4K-UHD transfer of The Mountain Between Us scales great heights. Home Theater Forum rated it 5/5 and Blu-ray.com 4.5/5. “Sharpness is outstanding, and every flake of snow in hair or [Idris Elba’s] beard is remarkably detailed,” HTF said. Colour is beautifully modulated from near gray conditions during the frequent blizzards to vibrant colours of […]

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New to Blu: October 23-29

World War Z breaks out on to both 2D and 3D Blu-ray this week. “Shot with a combination of HD and traditional 35mm cameras, World War Z debuts on Blu-ray with a generally satisfying 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode … “My only gripe is that the video looks unrealistically smooth and sterile with a several instances of […]

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