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New to Blu: March 3 – 9

After several weeks of sparing and uninspiring releases, the Blu-ray slate bounces back with another stunning selection of vintage Imprint titles, the highlight being the sensational Kurt Russell thriller, Breakdown. It features a 1080p transfer sourced from a new 4K scan by Paramount Pictures, commentary by critic Peter Tonguette, visual essay Life Is a Jeep, interviews with film […]

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New to Blu: January 13 – 19

Indie distributors like Madman Entertainment continue to pump out back-catalogue Blu-ray releases to fill the void left by the majors because of the pandemic-driven disruption to theatrical schedules. This week another slate of Imprint titles goes on sale, along with sci-fi TV productions Skylines and the complete series of The 4400, and anime newcomers Fairy Tail: […]

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New to Blu: January 6 – 12

Greenland is the week’s only Blu-ray release — although there should have been a second. Roadshow Entertainment is distributing Antebellum on Blu-ray in Australia but here has relegated it to DVD only. However, it can be streamed in HD on various services, although not in 4K (unless you can access an Apple TV US account). […]

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New to Blu: December 16 – 22

Today’s Blu-ray and 4K-UHD releases of Tenet appear to have been delayed. JB Hi-Fi says the 4K-UHD is unavailable while Mighty Ape advises both of the HD formats are on back order, with more stock due on January 3; both retailers have it for sale on DVD. This seems ridiculous for one of the year’s […]

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New to Blu: December 9 – 15

Savage, a movie about Kiwi gang culture, heads this week’s Blu-ray releases, which include a monster 4K-UHD box set and a 4K-UHD remastering of an Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi favourite. “While Sam Kelly’s drama will likely be endlessly compared to Once Were Warriors, it feels more like The Dark Horse,” Stuff said of the internationally acclaimed […]

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New to Blu: December 2 – 8

It’s a fantastic week for 4K-UHD releases, with The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies landing on the format, along with The New Mutants and the original Home Alone. There’s also plenty on offer for Blu-ray buyers, ranging from thrillers Unhinged and Force of Nature to a re-issue of Sid & Nancy, the first two seasons of Yellowstone and a […]

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Yellowstone Gets HD Greenlight

Two-and-a-half years after it launched in the US, ranching drama hit Yellowstone at last has been picked up for broadcast here. It will premiere next month on SoHo, nearly three months after seasons one and two were released on DVD. There’s more good news for those who want to view this Kevin Costner series in […]

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New to Blu: November 25 – December 1

Season three of Westworld rides on to both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD this week. The latter features 2160pHEVC encoded video and lossless Dolby Atmos/TrueHD 7.1 channel sound, reports AVSForum. For its presentation in Ultra HD Westworld Season Three was rendered from a 2K DI and up-converted to 4K. With a noticeable increase in detail the image appears sharper […]

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New to Blu: November 18 – 24

It’s another vintage week for collectors of classics on Blu-ray. The biggest headliners are a two-disc release of Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee and Essential Film Noir: Collection 1. The former has both the theatrical and extended cuts of the 1966 western on separate discs while the latter offers Detective Story, Framed, The Garment Jungle and Alias Nick […]

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New to Blu: November 11 – 17

After missing out on a theatrical release and going straight to digital instead, because of Covid-19 shutting cinemas worldwide, Niki Caro’s Mulan resurfaces this week on disc. It can be bought on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD; Disney’s also re-issuing the 1998 animated Mulan on 4K-UHD. There’s more good news for 4K-UHD buyers, with Sony offering […]

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