New to Blu: February 13 – 19


Bohemian Rhapsody

➢ “Bohemian Rhapsody is the first film I’ve reviewed that uses the HDR10+ format [which] adds scene by scene metadata to the standard HDR10 data stream that HDR10+-capable TVs can use to improve the way they render the HDR images … Throughout the film the image looks more dynamic, with slightly more profound black levels and much more pronounced brightness peaks.” — Forbes.

➢ “This 4K version offers significant and noticeable upticks in detail and fine detail levels, especially with regard to elements like the fabrics of costumes and upholstery on furniture. Fine patterns on these items have a more precise appearance, and other elements, like facial crags and skin pores, really pop in the many close-ups in the film.” —

➢ “I also enjoyed the implementation of HDR. The added dimension in blacks, and shadows during the low-level scenes is immediately noticeable. There are a host of sequences where the cinematography makes use of shadows, streaming light and a mix of light/dark elements. It’s application here is used very well, drawing upon HDR’s ability to create stark contrast between the two.” — AVS Forum.

Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Season 

➢ “This series continues the show’s generally excellent presentations in high definition, and as is discussed in some of the commentary tracks included in this set, there was attention paid to things like palette and saturation in various episodes, leading to one of the more colourful and vibrant seasons in recent memory … A well wrought DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track offers good immersion in the many effects laden sequences but also in some of the “quieter” dialogue moments, where both ambient environmental sounds and directionality come into play.” —

➢ “This 2.00:1 framed video presentation offers appreciable high definition resolution that has a satisfying glossy aesthetic. Images are stable and sharp with plenty of discernible texture and revealing fine detail during close-ups. Many of the show’s sequences are shot in uneven and low lighting. Shadow delineation and depth is quite good.” — AVS Forum.

American Animals

➢ “This is a pleasing video presentation that boasts plenty of high level detail, enriching contrast, natural colours and dimensionality. Blacks are punchy and stand out when onscreen with mixed content. Visual perspective in low lighting and darkened areas is estimable.” — AVS Forum.

● Also new are Billionaire Boys Club and the anime titles:

  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Complete Series
  • Made in Abyss: The Complete Season 1 (Limited Edition)
  • Mob Psycho 100 – Complete Season 1
  • Ocean Waves.
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One Response to “New to Blu: February 13 – 19”

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    February 12, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing season 11 of Doctor Who on Blu-ray, it’s the best way to watch it 🙂

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