New to Blu: October 14 – 20

The run of blockbusters landing here on Blu-ray ahead of the US continues with the biggest beast of all, Jurassic World.

Both the 2D and 3D editions have DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and include:

  • Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discussing how the movie was conceived and cast
  • Trevorrow and star Chris Pratt discussing key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
  • Pratt’s a tour of the Innovation Center museum/exhibit that was built just for the movie
  • Clips from all films in the franchise showing “near death” or frightening encounters with dinosaurs
  • An insight into the VFX, and how the dinosaurs came to life and the actors filmed scenes
  • Pratt and Trevorrow interviewing each other about the Jurassic franchise
  • Deleted scenes.

Also new are AWOL-72Clouds of Silas Maria and:

The Guest

  • “In the bright New Mexico exteriors, the film is gorgeous, offering up cloudy blue-sky vistas, natural skin tones, and endless resolution. And yet, it’s in the darkness where The Guest truly excels.”
  • “The film’s palette is dark but relatively lifelike, with striking, vividly coloured hues, visceral primaries, warmly saturated skintones, and deep, ominous blacks. Contrast is strong and consistent too, and detail is exacting.”
  • “It’s not every day when a relatively low budget movie gives your sound system a workout. The Guest’s John Carpenter-esque minimalist score thumping throughout and the impressive sound work during a 90s-style action set piece in the DTS-HD 5.1 track should put a smile on home theatre enthusiasts’ faces.”

Let Us Prey

  • “The 2.40:1/1080p/AVC-encoded image is dark, with heavy shadows that intentionally rob the image of detail in spots. Well-lit shots are sharp and detailed, and the digitally sourced image is free from compression artifacts. Skin tones appear natural, and colors are appropriately saturated.”
  • Let Us Prey‘s 5.1 soundtrack, encoded in lossless DTS-HD MA, packs a wallop for the film’s impressive finale.”


  • “The image is sharp, crisp and detailed … The colour palette is consistently warm, and the copious blood in the film’s latter half is rusty red. The black levels in night scenes are appropriately dark, although there is rarely any scene that isn’t illuminated to some degree.”


  • “Video quality is very good, although the crispness and level of detail varies a bit when effects shots pop up. Audio is offered in both 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD and both are well done.”
  • “Although the [1987] source shows clear signs of wear and tear with the usual culprits, such as a couple poorly-resolved sequences, negligible scratches and the occasional white specks, the overall presentation is very well-defined with clean, fine lines.”
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