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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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New to Blu: June 9 – 15

Award-winning Korean immigrants drama Minari can be streamed in 4K but isn’t being released in the higher resolution on disc. “Minari comes to Blu-ray disc featuring 1080p AVC encoded video and lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound,” AVSForum said. Colours are effectively used in this film to help set the tone/setting based upon the mood […]

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