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Panasonic Has More 3D TVs Comin' at Ya'!

Panasonic Has More 3D TVs Comin’ at Ya’!

Having just released a $10,000, 65-inch 3D plasma TV in limited quantities, Panasonic hopes to make the technology more affordable with its first 42-inch model. The TH-P42GT20Z will go on sale for $2699 on December 15. It will be bundled with a free 3D Blu-ray of Avatar, which Panasonic has licensed exclusively for the next […]

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New to Blu: November 24-30

New to Blu: November 24-30

HD diehards need not fear the bit rate of Avatar has been compromised to squeeze three versions of the movie onto a single disc for the Extended Collector’s Edition that goes on sale today. Moreover, though it’s still only in 2D, “you’ll notice a depth of field that’s as close to 3D as it’s possible […]

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My Sky HDi ... Movies in December

My Sky HDi … Movies in December

Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Up and Avatar top Sky Movies’ HD premieres in December. James Cameron’s ET phenomenon will first screen on December 19, This Is It on Christmas Eve and the Oscar-winning Pixar ‘toon on Christmas night. The pick of December’s comedies isn’t complicated – it’s It’s Complicated, on December 5 – while the […]

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Avatar 3D Blu-ray a Christmas Bonus for Panasonic Buyers

Avatar 3D Blu-ray a Christmas Bonus for Panasonic Buyers

Panasonic NZ has confirmed buyers of its 3D TVs will qualify for a free copy of Avatar in 3D on Blu-ray. The disc will be used as an incentive for buying a 3D Panasonic plasma TV from December to February 2012. It will be an exclusive 15-month window, with the movie unavailable in 3D from […]

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Alien Anthology Art and Accolades

Alien Anthology Art and Accolades

The Alien Anthology Blu-ray will go on sale here on November 10 as part of a global release of the extraordinary extra-terrestrial collection. It coincides with the director of Aliens, James Cameron, signalling he plans to make the two Avatar sequels here, which probably will follow production of the two Hobbit movies. While the rest […]

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Hot Off the Press Release Machine: Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition

Hot Off the Press Release Machine: Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition

Roadshow Entertainment has just officially confirmed the Extended Collector’s Edition of Avatar that will be released here on Blu-ray on November 24 will include three versions of James Cameron’s 3D phenomenon. Pricing has still to be confirmed but the specs have been revealed in a press release that reads as follows: Auckland, New Zealand. (6 […]

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Shining Blu-rays: The Best You Can Buy

Shining Blu-rays: The Best You Can Buy

The 2009 relaunch of Star Trek has gone where none in the sci-fi franchise has gone before on Blu-ray: to win three major prizes in Home Media Magazine’s Third Annual High-Def Awards. It won Best Theatrical Blu-ray, Best Single Extra for its “Starfleet Vessel Simulator,” and the Consumers’ Choice Award for best overall Blu-ray Disc […]

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Why Not HD: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Why Not HD: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

One of the best DVD transfers of late is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But given this exceptional Swedish thriller, the first in the Millennium trilogy, is out on Blu-ray in the UK, and due for an HD release in Australia, why have Kiwis wound up with only the DVD? The answer lies in […]

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It’s Official: Avatar’s a Blu-ray Blockbuster in NZ

It’s Official: Avatar’s a Blu-ray Blockbuster in NZ

Avatar has become New Zealand’s biggest-selling Blu-ray and DVD in less than a week. According to Roadshow Entertainment, it sold 35,499 DVDs in its first four days – which was 4,742 more units than Twilight sold over the same period. (It also was the most popular video rental for the week ending May 2.) Blu-ray […]

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Knight

It Was a Dark and Stormy Knight

Holy Hollywood Hype! Claims that Avatar notched up record-breaking Blu-ray sales in its first four days of release in North America have been KAPOWED! by a rival studio. Warner Bros has disputed 20th Century Fox’s assertion that its Batman hit, The Dark Knight, sold only 2.5 million copies on Blu-ray, compared to Avatar’s 2.7 million. […]

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