New to Blu: October 9-15 > TV & ‘Toons UPDATE #2

Fishers, flying sharks and those who sleep with the fishes sum up this week’s new TV-on-Blu-ray releases, along with Revolution: The Complete First Season.

“Warner delivers another pristine 1080p/AVC-encoded television presentation that’s as crisp and clean as its faux-grit digital source allows.”

“Detail is spectacular, especially in close ups, with pores and facial hair incredibly resolved, with the occasional cutaway and effects shot looking comparatively limited.”

“The DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track is also excellent, featuring full-bodied sound effects and incredibly clear dialogue.

“Warner also piles on some great extras, all in HD.”

Going on sale while still screening on TV One is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: The Complete Series 1. ❋

“The video quality is good but not up to the best of Blu-ray.”

“For the most part, it shows a richly detailed, stylised version of the 1920s. The production design shines here.

“The sets and costumes never look chintzy. Instead they appear detailed even under the scrutiny of high definition.”

“The English soundtrack is provided in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (48kHz/16-bit) stereo.

“It provides a reasonable presentation of the material with clean dialogue and a natural ambient sound, although the additional channels in a surround mix are surely missed at times in this lavish period production.”

Also new are season two of axed mob drama Magic City and Sharknado.

Sharknado twists onto Blu-ray with a largely typical Asylum transfer.

“The 1.78:1 image enjoys a fairly flat and somewhat glossy but otherwise well defined texture, showing with commanding accuracy the finest, natural details of clothes, faces, building façades, and the like.”

Animated newcomers range from Adventure Time (seasons one and two) and Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special to Blue Exorcist: Volume 1 (Bilingual Edition), Blue Exorcist: Volume 1 (Limited Collector’s Box), Fairy Tail – Collection 5 and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Complete Collection.

Since this was posted, distributor Roadshow Entertainment has advised it’s had to withdraw Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries from sale for the time being.  Good news for fans: the contractural issues have been sorted and season one of  Miss Fisher is back on shelves, ahead of season two’s TV One premiere on October 25.

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