New to Blu: June 22 – 28

London Has Fallen features a solid 1080p transfer that’s not particularly noteworthy in any way but that goes about its business professionally and to positive overall result.

“Much of the movie’s second half takes place in dim and dark locations that don’t allow for much colour pop, depth, or tangible detailing.

“The opening half is a fair bit brighter and well defined.”

“I don’t really like the smooth, digital look of London Has Fallen, but the 2.40:1/1080p/AVC-encoded transfer does a decent job handling the material.”

“The featured track here is an English DTS:X one, which outputs as a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track for those (like this reviewer) who do not have a DTS:X compatible system.

“As you might expect for a movie such as this one, this is the type of track that really shows off one’s audio set up, with explosions, gunfire, fisticuffs, and just about every act of violence known to man (short of a nuclear exchange!) part of London Has Fallen’s storyline.”

Ride Along 2 was shot digitally on Red Epic Dragon cameras and is presented on Blu-ray in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio.

“As it turns out, the A/V quality of this Blu-ray is about the best thing that can be said about the movie – starting with this nicely rendered transfer that really ‘pops’ with details and colours.”

“Colours are bold and nicely saturated, black levels are good, and shadow detail is abundant. Pans are crystal clear, wide shots are miles deep.”

“Ride Along 2‘s DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack delivers on all fronts.

“Music is richly defined, yielding superb definition, wide front spacing, healthy surround detailing, and tremendous low end support.

“Action scenes, and the final shootout in particular, present with chaotic detail and pinpoint sound placement.”

Also new are Grimsby, GrasslandElectric SlideDefiance – The Complete Second Season and LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Gotham Breakout.

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6 Responses to “New to Blu: June 22 – 28”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    June 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    According to an Australian website, London has Fallen only has a DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. I have got a 7/1 setup so I might wait for the price in the US to drop a bit and then purchase this movie.

  2. Thanks, Mark. It’s amazing how NZ consumers invariably end up with inferior specs.

  3. The US London Has Fallen is region locked A.

  4. Roll on the roll-out of UHD Blu-rays, which are region free.

  5. According to HD Movie Source, the US version of London has Fallen is region-free.

  6. I imported this Blu-ray from the USA and watched the movie last night. The movie was very enjoyable. It is definitely region free and comes with a great 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack.

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