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Why Not HD: Human Target?

Why Not HD: Human Target?

If you were hanging out to see TV2’s long-delayed debut of the graphic novel action sensation, Human Target, in HD, you might as well hang out a little longer for the Blu-ray. The network will double-bill the newcomer with season three of Chuck from August 25, in the 8.30pm-10.30pm zone. Frustratingly, neither will air in […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Generation Kill Blu-ray No Longer AWOL

Blu-ray Alert: Generation Kill Blu-ray No Longer AWOL

Warner Bros NZ will release the Blu-ray of Generation Kill on September 8. The Iraq War drama about an imbedded Rolling Stone journalist from the creator of The Wire, David Simon, was briefly out on DVD here late last year but had to be withdrawn from sale after TVNZ made an 11th-hour purchase of the […]

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Blu-rays of the Day: Heroes - Seasons 1 & 2

Blu-rays of the Day: Heroes – Seasons 1 & 2

Cast: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter. Creator: Tim Kring. Score: Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin. Cinematography: Nathaniel Goodman, Charles Lieberman, John B Aronson. Season three of the sci-fi phenomenon about freaks across America who just might be able to save the world at last is […]

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Post-Pacific Generation Ready to Thrill - But Not in HD

Post-Pacific Generation Ready to Thrill – But Not in HD

TV One will maintain its military Monday strand with an Iraq War miniseries from The Wire’s David Simon but, unlike The Pacific, Generation Kill won’t screen in HD. The decision is as daft as TV One repeating Band of Brothers in SD and is a double-blow for fans of premium drama: the network’s decision to pick up […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Heroes - Season 3

Blu-ray of the Day: Heroes – Season 3

Cast: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Robert Forster. Creator: Tim Kring. Score: Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin. Cinematography: Nathaniel Goodman, Charles Lieberman, John B Aronson. The cheerleader who was meant to save the world turns into a cold stone killer in the opening minutes of […]

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Blu-rays of the Day: The Tudors, Seasons I-III

Blu-rays of the Day: The Tudors, Seasons I-III

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalie Dormer, Jeremy Northam, Sarah Bolger, Nick Dunning, James Frain, Sam Neill, Peter O’Toole. Creator: Michael Hirst. Score: Trevor Morris. Cinematography: Ousama Rawi. This was England 600 years ago, when a young Henry VIII had ascended the throne – or at least how Michael Hirst, the writer of the two Elizabeth […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: True Blood - The Complete Second Season

Blu-ray of the Day: True Blood – The Complete Second Season

Cast: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell , Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Michelle Forbes. Directors: Daniel Minahan, Michael Lehmann, Scott Winant, John Dahl, Michael Ruscio, Adam Davidson, Michael Cuesta. Creator: Alan Ball. Score: Nathan Barr. True Blood creator Alan Ball spiked his V juice with too much gay abandon in the vampire hit’s second season. […]

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Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Q4 Blu-ray Landing for The Pacific but Later for Heroes S4?

Expect The Pacific, which has only two episodes to run on TV One (8.30pm Monday), to bow on Blu-ray in November. Warner Bros NZ will only say it’s due in the fourth quarter but HBO in the US has just announced a November 2 release and one Australian website is taking pre-orders for the day […]

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Blu-ray of the Day: Battlestar Galactica - Complete Series

Blu-ray of the Day: Battlestar Galactica – Complete Series

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Creators: Glen A Larson, Ronald D Moore. Score: Bear McCreary. Cinematography: Stephen McNutt. As commendable as this $399, 20-disc collection is, it’s not definitive. Universal Pictures Video has since released in the US the same set with the bonus of the post-series finale […]

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Underbelly Blu-ray Bound

Underbelly Blu-ray Bound

The first — and best — of the Underbelly series will be released on Blu-ray in August. The award-winning dramatisation of Melbourne’s ’90s gangland wars was one of the first shows TV3 aired in HD (but, ironically, was repeated in SD). The latest series, The Golden Mile (TV3, 8.30pm Wednesdays), bridges the first and second, […]

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