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Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue Drama Revealed

Netflix will premiere its take on the daring true-life cave rescue of trapped Thai soccer players on September 22, seven weeks after Prime Video releases its version, Thirteen Lives. While It will be the fourth depiction of the 2018 event that transfixed the world, Netflix claims it will be “the most authentic and expansive retelling”. […]

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New to Blu: August 11 – 17

Silence is golden on both the Blu-ray and 4K-UHD of the week’s top pick, A Quiet Place Part II. “Paramount brings A Quiet Place Part II to the UHD format with a solidly performing 2160p/Dolby Vision UHD presentation,” Blu-ray.com said. “The image offers an evident boost over the concurrently released 1080p/SDR Blu-ray … This approaches […]

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New to Blu: July 14 – 20

The last two Hitchcock classics to be remastered in 4K-UHD (for the time being) go on sale this week. The Birds and Psycho were released with Rear Window and Vertigo as part of a box set in the US but here are available only as separate editions. “I was both excited and a little trepidatious to […]

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New to Blu: July 7 – 13

  If you thought the Blu-ray transfer of Parasite was phenomenal, wait until you see the Oscar-Winner on 4K-UHD. “The dark comedy thriller wiggles and twists its way into the dark recesses of Ultra HD with a stunningly beautiful, reference-quality HEVC H.265 encode, boasting a dramatic improvement in overall contrast and brightness balance,” High-Def Digest […]

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New to Blu: June 30 – July 6

  Godzilla vs. Kong beats its chest here on both 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. “Godzilla vs. Kong was captured digitally in the ARRIRAW codec (at 3.4 and 6.5K) using Arri Alexa Mini and Arri Alexa 65 cameras (with a variety of Arri, Panavision, and Cooke lenses) and it was finished as a native 4K Digital Intermediate […]

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New to Blu: June 23 – 29

Danish drama Another Round is the only new theatrical release on Blu-ray in a week otherwise distinguished by B-grade blasts from the past. “The AVC encoded image (2.00:1 aspect ratio) presentation preserves the warmer look of Another Round, which favours natural light and dimly lit domestic interiors, giving the feature an appealing glow at times,” […]

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Indiana Jones 4K-UHD Tops US Charts

Despite its steep sticker price for a catalogue franchise, the 4K-UHD box set of the four Indiana Jones movies has surged to the top of the disc sales charts in the US. Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon was #1 for the fourth week in a row, Media Play News reports, while the Indy collection bowed […]

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New to Blu: June Imprint Classics

  The latest Imprint selection out today includes the first-ever Blu-ray releases of ’60s satire The President’s Analyst and the Peter Lorre crime thriller The Face Behind the Mask as well as the first Australasian Blu-ray release of The Chalk Garden. There’s also a deluxe two-disc edition of Alfie and another Essential Film Noir Collection […]

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New to Blu: June 16 – 22

  It’s a smokin’ hot week for new and classic releases on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. As well as the 4K-UHD box set of the Indiana Jones movies, Speed is being re-issued in the higher resolution format and the Smokey & the Bandit trilogy is out on a bargain Blu-ray box set. Jerry Maguire’s also been […]

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Indy Cracks the 4K-UHD Whip

To mark 40 years of whip-cracking adventure, Paramount has re-issued the first four Indiana Jones movies on 4K-UHD for the first time. All have been re-scanned and remastered in native 4K for the box set, which includes a fifth disc of Blu-ray extras from the 2012 trilogy (the extras from the first movie to be released […]

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