New to Blu: September 3-9

Trance would appear to be the most hypnotic of this week’s Blu-ray newcomers.

“Unsurprisingly for a Danny Boyle film, Trance looks superb, brimming with vibrant colours and hyper-stylisation that was simply built for demo presentation.”

“Though the image can be a little uneven, Trance looks great on Blu-ray with a slick and stylish transfer that reinforces the film’s trippy noir sensibilities.”

The direct-to-disc Promised Land has a “great high-def transfer for a subdued but emotional drama”.

The 1080p AVC 1.85:1 transfer averages 34 mbps and “shows off some lovely photography of the Pennsylvania locations.

“Scenes both by day and night, in rain and in shine, are full of detail and depth.”

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is “very watchable from a normal viewing distance, but there are some noticeable compression problems when you take a closer look”.

The Big Wedding’s “theatrical 2.40:1 aspect ratio is faithfully rendered in this 1080p transfer using the AVC codec.

“Sharpness is nicely handled throughout without ever seeming edgy, and flesh tones are mostly natural and appealing.”

The Iceman’s transfer “does a nice job of replicating a very grim looking source”.

“By modern standards, this is fairly tame visually but as a representation of the original I doubt much more could be done.”

Also new are the western Sweet Vengeance and music titles Santana & McLaughlin: Live at Montrieux, The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile, Pink Floyd: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon, Bryan Adams – The Bare Bones Tour: Live at the Sydney Opera House.

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