Tag Archives: Vikings

Lightbox Poised to Top 300,000 Subs

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox is about to notch up its 300,000th subscriber on the eve of premiering top-rating US drama The Good Doctor. “We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made to take Lightbox from an idea to one of New Zealand’s most popular SVOD services in just three years,” Lightbox General Manager Hema […]

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Lightbox’s Vision for Blindspot

Lightbox’s deal with Warner Bros has paid off with Spark’s streaming service about to launch season three of Blindspot exclusively in this market. TVNZ 1 still plans to screen the series but Lightbox will have it first, starting November 5 with a double-episode (it will stream weekly thereafter). Lightbox also has seasons one and two […]

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New to Blu: March 29 – April 4

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them can be found this week on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. But Kiwis are missing out on the 4K releases of the last four Harry Potter movies, which go on sale in Australia, the UK and the US at the same time as Beasts. According to AVS Forum, […]

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Lightbox Sheds Light on Exclusives

   Lightbox subscribers won’t have to switch to Amazon Prime to stream the next season of Mozart in the Jungle. While it’s unclear how long Lightbox will retain exclusive rights to Amazon commissions, the Kiwi streamer has confirmed it will launch season three of Mozart on December. All 10 episodes will go online at once, […]

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New to Blu: October 12 – 18

   Ghostbusters 2016 lands here the same week as the US on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD Blu-ray. “The 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation of Ghostbusters offers a marginal, but noticeable, upgrade over the movie’s 1080p Blu-ray transfer. “The movie was reportedly shot at 2.8K and finished at 2K, making this, presumably, an upscale from that source. The image retains all of the same […]

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French “Sacre Bleu” Coup for SoHo

A controversial costume drama that goes to air this week in France will premiere on SoHo in January. Set 350 years ago, in the court of Louis XIV, the 10-part Versailles is named after the spectacular palace he commissioned. “As Louis evolves, his transformation takes him from young King to absolute Monarch, a 17th century […]

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New to Blu: October 21 – 27

Great Scott! It’s not only Arnie’s who back — both back-to-the-future franchises blast their way back on to Blu-ray. Terminator Genisys comes with a Dolby Atmos option and less impressive extras about the casting, locations and vfx. The 30th anniversary edition of the Back to the Future trilogy isn’t worth upgrading to if you already have the 25th […]

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Lightbox on the Ball With Saul

Vikings and Outlander are the latest series that Lightbox will stream here in HD within hours of the US. Part two of Outlander’s first season will be available from from April 5 while Vikings’ third season premieres on February 20. Lightbox also is “express” streaming the latest seasons of Black Sails and Suits, and reports […]

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New to Blu: TV > January 14-20

Season two of Banshee goes on sale the same week season three starts on Sky’s SoHo. The four-disc set comes with a host of novel extras, from audio and Twitter commentaries to “origins” prequels and deconstructions of the opening credits. “Like its first-season release, The Complete Second Season boasts an excellent 1080p/AVC-encoded video presentation courtesy […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

A TV series that’s yet to be broadcast here leads the charge on Blu-ray. Vikings is exclusive to streaming service Lightbox but won’t ever look as good online as it does on disc. Shot in HD video by John S Bartley (Lost, The X-Files), “the colour palette has the slightly desaturated look often used for […]

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