New to Blu: Movies > August 7-13

The re-make of Evil Dead looks wickedly good on Blu-ray.

Evil Dead debuts unto Blu-ray with a fantastic, blood-splattered 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that shows some stylised cinematography as well as a couple, mostly minor artifacts.”

“There’s no real visual flaws to speak of and the cinematography is pretty exceptional.”

“The English DTS-HD 5.1 track on the disc is reference quality. There’s a load of fantastic surround activity present throughout the movie while dialogue stays clean, crisp and clear.”

Two other horrors, The Last Exorcism Part II and Sushi Girl, were praised more for their PQ than IQ.

“Presented in 2.40:1/1080p high def widescreen, complain all you want about its artistic merits, but you cannot deny the fact that The Last Exorcism Part II looks excellent on Blu-ray.”

As for Sushi Girl, “despite the film’s grindhouse influences, the movie, which was shot digitally, is free of post-production scratches, dropped frames, dirt, etc.

“Instead, the image presented is crisp and clear, the better to show off cinematographer Aaron Meister’s at times painterly compositions.”

Identity Thief’s transfer is from the original digital master, meaning there’s little to complain about with the picture quality.

“Contrast and skin tones are consistent throughout, and blacks for the most part are solid and distinguishable.”

“It may not earn that elusive perfect-10 but this is still an excellent, demo quality offering.”

Also new are the direct-to-disc Compulsion and Save Your Legs!, the box set, Evolution: Alien to Prometheus, and The Bee Gees – One Night Only.

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