New to Blu: August 10-16

Critics may have felt sucker punched by the movie, Sucker Punch, but there were few complaints about its HD authoring on Blu-ray.

Sucker Punch may fizzle, but its 1080p/AVC-encoded video transfer does no such thing” and is “nearly flawless” while “the English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio tracks provide great demonstration material”.

Red Riding Hood’s transfer also was viewed as “enchanting” and “stunning … with near-perfect detail, beautiful colour saturation” and “pretty terrific” fidelity.

The Rite apparently has “a few pretty corny CG scenes, but overall this is a great looking transfer for a brand new release” while he 5.1 DTS Master Audio track is “absolutely fantastic”.

The direct-to-disc Carlos the Jackal earned mixed reviews for its transfer. “Overall this is a decent enough visual presentation … but it also seldom shines through as superior video material, and consequently does not quite do the HD format proud”.

But others thought it “a strong high-definition transfer” with “a purposely less-than-natural colour palette”.

Also new this week are Just Go With It, The Firm, Saw: The Final Chapter 3D, Blades of Blood, K-On! Vol 1 (and a limited edition), and Ga-Rei-Zero Collection.

Being dusted off from distributors’ back catalogues are Defiance, Mortal Kombat, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Point Break and the Millennium Trilogy.

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One Response to “New to Blu: August 10-16”

  1. Agree, Sucker Punch is one of the most stupid and offensive movies I’ve ever seen but it sure looks gorgeous on BD.

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