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New to Prime Video in December

The next Yellowstone spin-off heads the December highlights on Prime Video, which include the return of Jack Ryan and the launch of TV’s second adaptation of Three Pines (the first was nearly 10 years ago ands can be streamed on Acorn TV). Streaming in order of their premieres will be: THREE PINES (December 2) Adapted […]

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HD Ratings: Grand Scheduling Design Pays Off

TVNZ 1’s Grand Designs NZ and Cold Case proved an unbeatable Kiwi double-bill in Tuesday’s overnight ratings. The former averaged 4.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.1% of 18-49s, and the latter 3.3%/2.5%. Grand Designs rated well ahead of TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules (2.7%/2.0%) and Three’s Lego Masters (2.2%/1.7%). MKR lead-out Hunted Australia averaged 2.3%/1.7% […]

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Will New Ad Tier “Reignite” Disney+?

Ahead of The Walt Disney Company reporting its latest quarterly results, Parrot Analytics analysed if the streaming giant’s launch of an ad-supported tier in December can “reignite its domestic growth”. Disney is responsible for two of the 10 highest-grossing worldwide films in 2022 with Marvel blockbusters Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder […]

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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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