Tag Archives: Transformers

New to Blu: November 29 – December 5

   Marching on to Blu-ray this week are a remastered American Civil War epic and a re-make of a creepy psychological drama set during the same conflict. “Aside from the technological upgrade and the preservation aspects, there isn’t much that a high-definition remastering of Ken Burns’ landmark documentary The Civil War can do to enhance […]

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New to Blu: October 4 – 10

   The top-selling disc in the US, Transformers: The Last Knight, sees the light of day here on 4K-UHD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray. “The film marks Paramount’s first Dolby Vision HDR release,” Home Theater Forum said. The disc is also compatible with HDR10 and the results are definite eye candy. Colours are much more vibrant […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 29-July 2

TV One’s premiere of Missing on Monday held most of its audience over the two hours but was out-rated by TV2’s Desperate Housewives/Revenge combo and TV3’s re-run of Transformers. Missing, which stars Kiwi Cliff Curtis, averaged 5.1%-7.1% of the key demographics compared to Transformers’ 9.0%-9.4%, Housewives’ 11.1%-11.7% and Revenge’s 8.4%-10.3%. But the hour-long episode of Shortland Street […]

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Shining Blu-rays: The Best You Can Buy

The 2009 relaunch of Star Trek has gone where none in the sci-fi franchise has gone before on Blu-ray: to win three major prizes in Home Media Magazine’s Third Annual High-Def Awards. It won Best Theatrical Blu-ray, Best Single Extra for its “Starfleet Vessel Simulator,” and the Consumers’ Choice Award for best overall Blu-ray Disc […]

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HDTV Ratings: Californication vs Fringe, The Mentalist vs Outrageous Fortune/Transformers

TV3’s steamy sex-addict drama, Californication, last night scored its hottest ratings yet, with the HD premiere of season three. It pulled 12.1% of 18-49 year-olds, compared to HD rival Fringe’s 7.7% on TV2, and 12.9% of 18-39 year-olds (vs Fringe’s 7%). With 25-54 year-olds, the gap was similar but much narrower with household shoppers with […]

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