New to Blu: June 23 – 29

Danish drama Another Round is the only new theatrical release on Blu-ray in a week otherwise distinguished by B-grade blasts from the past.

“The AVC encoded image (2.00:1 aspect ratio) presentation preserves the warmer look of Another Round, which favours natural light and dimly lit domestic interiors, giving the feature an appealing glow at times,” said.

“Dialogue exchanges are distinct during the 5.1 DTS-HD MA sound mix, supporting emotional performances that range from hushed confessions to rowdier drunken conversations.”

Leading the raft of catalogue titles are the 1956 Burt Lancaster-Katharine Hepburn classic, The Rainmaker, and the 1968 Chuck Connors spaghetti western gem, Kill Them All and Come Back Alone.

The latter is a Studiocanal transfer that hopefully uses the same 4K master as the Kino Lorber release in the US, which High-Def Digest praised as “a pristine Blu-ray  …

“The only way this often jaw-dropping gorgeous 2.35:1 1080p transfer could look any better is fully uncompressed with HDR. As it is – this is a damn beautiful near-flawless presentation.”

Also out are re-issues of the horror hoots Black Water and Slither, and the double-bill novelty of 13 Ghosts (1960) and Thir13en Ghosts (2001).

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