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Great Scott! Look Who’s Back in 4K

  It’s time to dust off the Delorean! The Back to the Future trilogy will make its 4K-UHD debut here on October 21. Universal Pictures NZ’s limited release will be exclusive to JB Hi-Fi; there also will be a new Blu-ray re-issue. The 4K Ultimate Trilogy will comprise seven 4K-UHD and Blu-ray discs, and the […]

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New to Blu: September 9 – 22

The first batch of Blu-ray releases in two weeks is dominated by vintage TV series and movies making their debuts on the format. Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series Restored comes with extraordinary extras and was highly praised for the quality of its HD mastering given the four series were made between 1969 and […]

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New to Blu: August 25 – September 8

In a depressing reminder of streaming’s impact on Blu-ray sales in this market, there’s only one release scheduled over the next two weeks while three other titles that should be for sale on the format are DVD-only. Season seven of The Blacklist and the movies The Current War and Capone are all out on Blu-ray in Australia […]

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New to Blu: August 19 – 25

  Yahoo! A posse of John Wayne westerns rides out here on Blu-ray for the first time. Rio Grande, The Fighting Kentuckian and Dark Command are the latest additions to Shock’s budget label, Hollywood Gold. Also new for $15 each are Wayne’s Flame of Barbary Coast and Wake of the Red Witch. None comes with extras […]

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And Now for Something Completely Definitive

Monty Python fans have only three weeks to wait for the NZ release of the Blu-ray box set of the Flying Circus TV series. The outstanding HD restoration of all four series is spread across seven discs with premium extras. Here’s what $150 will buy you on September 10: Series 1 Features: Sex and violence: […]

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New to Blu: August 12 -18

Season one of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys lands on Blu-ray with a “largely excellent HD rendition [that’s] decent enough to almost go toe-to-toe with Amazon’s streamed 4K equivalent,” AVForums says. “Detail is impressively realised, and The Boys enjoys a fairly gritty look which translates very nicely to a top tier Blu-ray presentation, with grain […]

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New to Blu: July 21 – August 11

Fans of Jerry Lewis can binge on a Blu-ray bonanza of some of the movies that made him the comedy king of his era. Among the budget releases are several Blu-ray firsts, including Dean Martin double-acts The Stooge, My Friend Irma Goes West, Hollywood or Bust, Artists and Models and Who Was That Lady?. The Hollywood […]

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New to Blu: July 15 – 21

The controversial political satire The Hunt is this week’s sole Blu-ray release — and US reviews suggest it’s worth searching out for its technical merits. “The Hunt stalks its way to a 1080p HD transfer on Blu-ray in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio with some excellent detail and a gory colour palette that should satisfy genre […]

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War of the Worlds Classic Due on Blu-ray

Great news for collectors of classic movies in HD: the original The War of the Worlds (1953) will be released Thursday on Blu-ray for the first time in NZ. The Imprint edition was meant to have gone on sale last month but was delayed because of a shortage of stock. “Imprint’s Blu-ray release is mastered from a brand […]

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New to Blu: July 8 – 15

The impact of COVID-19 disruption on theatrical and home video schedules continues with a paucity of new Blu-ray releases this month that looks set to extend through to September. This week’s are limited to a remastered box set of The Outer Limits, a Twilight Zone wannabe of the early ’60, the postponed The War of […]

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