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New to Blu: March 25 – 31

The Addams Family ➢ “The Addams Family enjoys a ghoulishly pleasing 1080p 1.85:1 transfer. I don’t know the final digital intermediate resolution, but I was very impressed with the overall clarity of the image, the clean lines, and how well everything blended together here… Practically picture perfect.” — High-Def Digest. ➢ “This film features beautifully […]

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New to Blu: March 11 – 17

Knives Out ➢ “Knives Out arrives on 4K UHD with a particularly interesting 2160p 1.85:1 Dolby Vision transfer upsampled from a 2K Digital Intermediate. While a native 4K DI would have been incredible, this transfer is a rousing success.” — High-Def Digest. ➢ “Much of the film was shot in low and natural light, yet […]

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New to Blu: March 4 – 10

Frozen II ➢ “The high dynamic range tweaks are often mesmerising as in the case of the incredibly vibrant blue sky, the crisp orange and reds of leaves ready to drop on a fall day, the pink and purple flames from a fiery salamander and the multicoloured light reflecting off of ice and snow crystals.” […]

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TVNZ 1 Grounds Manifest to Respect Aretha

TVNZ 1 is pulling Saturday’s broadcast of Manifest to screen Aretha! A Grammy Tribute to the Queen of Soul. The Tyler Perry-fronted special features the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Celine Dion, Patti Labelle and John Legend performing Aretha Franklin’s most memorable songs. It aired a year ago in the US, so why […]

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New to Blu: February 26 – March 3

Ford v Ferrari ➢ “Unfortunately this 4K Blu-ray release doesn’t carry a Dolby Vision (or HDR10+) master. That’s where the bad news ends, though … looks gorgeously detailed and sharp; markedly more so than the HD Blu-ray … the stunning Dolby Atmos mix is exclusive to the 4K Blu-ray. The HD Blu-ray only gets a markedly […]

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New to Blu: February 19 – 25

Jojo Rabbit ➢ “Another 4K upscale of a 2K master.The film was apparently shot at 3.4K, though, which may have something to do with why it shines up so nicely on today’s premium AV disc format. Details are clearly and consistently up from the HD Blu-ray image, lending the 4K picture an extra sense of […]

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New to Blu: February 12 – 18

  Terminator: Dark Fate ➢ “Overall image clarity and detail are terrific, less so obviously in moments with a lot of atmospherics (smoke, cloud, water—as in underwater) but that’s to be expected. Texturing is crisp and well-defined without appearing edgy, colours are rich and nuanced, and the contrast is superb — deep yet detailed blacks […]

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New to Blu: January 22 – 28

Gemini Man ➢ “Holy wow. That alone can pretty much sum up my thoughts about this native 4K 2160p 60fps with Dolby Vision HDR presentation … Dolby Vision HDR kicks up the impressive imagery and with the combination of HFR, it easily surpasses the standard 1080p presentation.” — High-Def Digest. ➢ “The 4K disc breaks […]

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New to Blu: January 15 – 21

Hustlers ➢ “A picture-perfect 1080p transfer. The presentation is exquisite, digitally sourced and brought to life on the 1080p format with flawless textures and colours … The image never exhibits source noise to bothersome levels and compression issues are nowhere to be found.” — Blu-ray.com. ➢ “The image went with some stylised photography at times […]

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New to Blu: January 8 – 14

  Joker ➢ “The 1080p transfer of Joker is a good one and this Ultra HD rendering takes it up a notch with a discernible increase in detail and visual depth. This is a period style film that was shot with a specific visual aesthetic in mind and that comes through in this presentation … […]

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