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New to Blu: May 5 – 11

Liam Neeson’s latest action drama, The Marksman, hits the Blu-ray bull’s eye with “a crystal clear transfer”, one online review reports. “Blue skies, and a naturalistic look and feel look great in this 2.39:1 AVC HD encode,” said another of the rancher-goes-rogue thriller. “Details are strong, the print is clean.” The only extra is a making-of […]

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New to Blu: April 28 – May 4

Hard on the apocalyptic heels of last week’s 4K-UHD reissues of the Resident Evil franchise comes the 4K-UHD and Blu-ray releases of another fantasy video game from the same team, Monster Hunter. The Ultra HD Blu-ray release maintains Sony’s high standards, despite a purported upscaled 2K image, delivering visual spectacle even without substance,” AVForums said. “It’s a […]

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New to Blu: April 7 – 13

The latest new release to miss out on a 4K-UHD edition in this market is The Croods 2: A New Age. Also missing is the 3D option for sale in the US. However, the good news is the Blu-ray transfer maximises every bitrate. “The Croods: A New Age evolves onto Blu-ray with a razor-sharp and […]

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New to View on Blu This Easter

  “Great video, shame about the movie,” sums up the reception for the 4K-UHD and Blu-ray releases of Wonder Woman 1984. “There are zero video problems to report here, making this a phenomenal-looking video presentation,” High-Def Digest said of the native 4K transfer. “With the enhanced HDR + Dolby Vision element, there is a noticeable […]

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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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