New to Blu: June 15-21

Blu-ray purists will give an arm and a leg to get their hands on the true-life I-shouldn’t-be-alive dramatisation, 127 Hours.

According to High-Def Digest, the 4.5/5 transfer “maximises the beauty of Utah’s sweeping vistas, dramatic landscapes, and colourful rock formations, while maintaining a natural, rugged feel.”

“The vastness of these remote locations are offered in very beautifully detailed shots that are sometimes like paintings,” Home Theater Forum concurred, “but some of the interior canyon sequences are a little lacking in contrast which then affects clarity just a bit.”

Audio Video Revolution dubbed the image sharp and lifelike: “ If it weren’t for the crazy editing style you would almost swear that the action was taking place right in your own home.”

Also new are the comedies Wild Target, Yogi Bear and No Strings Attached. said Wild Targethits its mark on Blu-ray” with a satisfying, filmic transfer, a sentiment most reviewers echoed, and there also was general agreement that Yogi Bear’s four star-plus 2D and 3D transfers were “appropriately bright and cartoonish in appearance” (Blu-rayDefinition).

DVD Authority reckoned No Strings Attached has “immaculate” clarity and detail while DVD Talk thought it “ridiculously sharp”.

The rest of the week’s releases are limited to Glee Encore, which essentially is a season-one video jukebox; the direct-to-disc dramatisation, Bruce Lee My Brother – Genesis of the Dragon; and the animated All-Star Superman, Green Lantern: Emerald Knight, and the Pokemon movies, Zoroark and the Master of Illusion and Arceus & the Jewel of Life.

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