New to Blu: May 23 – 29


Phantom Thread misses out on a 4K-UHD fancy dress release but the Blu-ray promises to be one of the year’s finest transfers.

“The 1080p Blu-ray is certainly very efficient and very strong in its own right,” said.

The image features a modest paleness about it to begin, but colours quickly reveal themselves as contextually saturated and pleasantly refined.

Richly colourful dresses, a nice warmth in artificial light at a restaurant in chapter four, firm skin tones, and efficient supporting hues are all highly impressive.

“Shot on 35mm and apparently finished on a 35mm negative instead of the more common digital intermediate, Phantom Thread enjoys a beautiful 1.85:1 1080p transfer,” High-Def Digest said.

“With film grain intact and apparent – but never too noisy or encroaching – the image maintains a wonderful film-like quality.”

Molly’s Game comes with a 1080p HD transfer and is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio,” High-Def Digest said.

The image is strikingly sharp and colourful at most times. Colours are deep and bright with dazzling lights in the hotel rooms that light up all of the fancy outfits on the poker players. The primary colours are well-saturated and ooze colour in each scene.

“It’s a very good presentation of a glossy and stylish film, marred slightly by the fact that, for such a stylish piece, it doesn’t quite look as good as it should,” AV Forums said.

Molly’s Game is presented in an English DTS-HD MA 7.1 track,” Home Theater Forum said.

“It’s frankly a head-scratcher that they chose to have a 7.1 track for a movie that’s entirely dialogue-based, but there we have it.”

Den of Thieves was digitally photographed,” said.

The resultant image can be a little noisy but is otherwise home to high yield, impressive visual delights. Urban textures are a standout …. This is a terrific presentation.

“Fine-object detail is often excellent,” DVD Talk said.

The image reveals the grit and grime of crime scenes, hardened facial features and seedy locations. The high-contrast, neon-tinted color scheme offers bold colours and inky blacks, which crush on occasion.

Also new are The 15:17 Paris and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, and, either for the first time on Blu-ray or as re-issues, RentThe Funhouse and Charlie Wilson’s War.

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