New to Blu: October 19 – 25

The Legend of Tarzan and Independence Day: Resurgence will try to lord it over one another in this week’s 4K, 3D and Blu-ray sales.

Reviews haven’t been posted yet for the Blu-ray of the ID4 sequel but Tarzan is being praised for its technical merits.

“The 1080p transfer for The Legend of Tarzan looks terrific and this Ultra HD rendering takes it up a notch with a discernible increase in detail, emboldened contrast, both light and dark, and a noticeably sharper image.”

TLOT‘s 3D presentation cannot overcome the film’s shortcomings in narrative progress and character presentation, but it effectively expands the story’s canvas, adding further visual interest to a project that has to rely heavily on its eye candy to hold the viewer’s attention.”

“Warner’s 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray displays the kind of bright and shiny image that Blu-ray fans have come to accept as routine in 2016, with copious detail, good contrast and an absence of noise, interference or artifacts.”

“The included Dolby Atmos mix (and downgraded TrueHD mix) adds a layer of ‘lifelike’ action to the film and it works here – on many levels.  Vocals, for lack of a better word, are rich and pure and the atmospheric essence of the soundtrack has several opportunities to shine.”

Whereas Tarzan offers Dolby Atmos on both the 4K-UHD and Blu-ray release, Resurgence limits the encode to just the 4K-UHD disc.

Also fresh from the multiplex are Central Intelligence (“a stunningly beautiful, reference quality 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode”) and Swiss Army Man (“an exceptional presentation”).

Going direct to disc are The Last ShiftGood Kids and Assassination Classroom Part 2 (ep 12-22) while being dusted off for Blu-ray are Hammer Horrors The Gorgon and Scream of Fear.

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