New to Blu: January 22 – 28

Gemini Man

➢ “Holy wow. That alone can pretty much sum up my thoughts about this native 4K 2160p 60fps with Dolby Vision HDR presentation … Dolby Vision HDR kicks up the impressive imagery and with the combination of HFR, it easily surpasses the standard 1080p presentation.” — High-Def Digest.

➢ “The 4K disc breaks new ground … pushing the 4K format as far as it can go. Using nearly all of the 100 gigs available on the disc, it presents the film in 60 FPS Dolby Vision, which is a first. It’s also the first to include HFR menus, and one significant HFR special feature.” — Forbes.

➢ “Gemini Man, for the most part, makes a fine 1080p 1.85:1 debut … Detail levels are strong throughout giving facial features, clothing, and the scenic locations some impressive range and depth. Black levels are on point without any crush issues.” —

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

➢ “Shot at 8K resolution digital cameras, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was downscaled to a 2K digital intermediate for the home video release. Being that this was a MASSIVELY effects dominated film that’s to be expected, as rendering effects in 4K is enormously more expensive than in 2K. Still, the upgrade over the already excellent 1080p disc is quite palpable, with a fantastic array of bright, HDR laden colours that really pop and are extremely vibrant.” — AV Nirvana.

➢ “This Ultra HD rendering makes the most of its elements. With a discernible increase in detail and emboldened chromatic highlights the image appears sharper and vibrant when compared to the 1080p version.” — AVS Forum.


➢ “Shot on digital, Judy looks bright, vibrant, and razor sharp on Blu-ray. The 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transfer features bold primaries, nicely muted pastels, deep blacks, and crisp whites. Depth and dimensionality bolster the impact of the slick, pristine image, but the lack of grain diminishes the movie’s 1960s period feel.” — High-Def Digest.

➢ “The film’s 2.39:1 theatrical aspect ratio is faithfully reproduced in this 1080p transfer using the AVC codec. Blacks are rich and deep, and colours are bright and deeply saturated … Contrast has been superbly applied for a crystal clear and inviting picture.” — Home Theater Forum.

Zombieland: Double Tap

➢ “Presumably upscaled from the 2K master, Zombieland: Double Tap Looks great on 4K with some noticeable upgrades over the Blu-ray.  The occasional pops of color come through very well and anytime there’s a bright burst in an otherwise dark scene, you can see the 4K improvements clearly.” — Flix66.

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2 Responses to “New to Blu: January 22 – 28”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    January 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve seen Gemini Man and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on BD. Gemini Man looks great, some saying it plays better at 24fps than the high frame rate it was shot in. Sound is top notch too with an encompassing, dynamic Atmos track. Maleficent looks excellent with perfect blending of real life and cgi. sonically this is more of the watered down dreck Disney has been putting on its HD discs; low in level, dynamically compressed, with strangled bandwidth. Ughhhh.

  2. Have yet to view Gemini Man, thx1138, but agree with you re Maleficent. I watched it on 4K — picture sublime but audio frustratingly wanting.

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