Tag Archives: Breaking Bad
Better Call Lightbox

Better Call Lightbox

One of 2015’s most anticipated TV series, Better Call Saul, will be available exclusively to Lightbox subscribers from 8.00 on February 9. The Breaking Bad prequel opens with a two-night premiere express from the US, where a second series has been commissioned even before its February 8 premiere. Lightbox will fast-track each episode and CEO Kym Niblock predicts Kiwis “are going to love what […]

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Lightbox Calls on Saul

Lightbox Calls on Saul

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will screen exclusively in HD on Lightbox. Spark’s streaming service announced this morning it had secured the prequel to the series that’s one of the signature drawcards on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will stream here when US cable channel AMC (The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels) premieres […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

A TV series that’s yet to be broadcast here leads the charge on Blu-ray. Vikings is exclusive to streaming service Lightbox but won’t ever look as good online as it does on disc. Shot in HD video by John S Bartley (Lost, The X-Files), “the colour palette has the slightly desaturated look often used for […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 27-December 3

The final season of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray abounds in extras but the latest series of Dexter and Mad Men on disc will leave fans fuming. “For the first time, a season of Mad Men has been released on Blu-ray without any commentary from series creator Matthew Weiner or the cast and crew. “There’s no indication of why this incredibly enlightening and entertaining […]

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Writer’s Room Promises to be Write Stuff

Writer’s Room Promises to be Write Stuff

On the eve of all of the Dexter seasons at last being available on Blu-ray in NZ, the show’s writers will come under the spotlight in a new SoHo documentary series called The Writer’s Room. It goes to air on November 21, when it will premiere with a behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of Game […]

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Can The Walking Dead Rise Again for TV2?

Can The Walking Dead Rise Again for TV2?

TV2’s gamble on The Walking Dead being a hit fourth time around appears well founded in the wake of the show’s record US ratings over the weekend. Tonight’s fourth-season premiere at 9.30 reaped 16.1 million viewers for AMC in the face of fierce opposition from live football and baseball. That was six million more than […]

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Double-barreling Breaking Bad Blu-ray Bound

Double-barreling Breaking Bad Blu-ray Bound

Breaking Bad diehards can buy the entire series on Blu-ray when the 16-disc set goes on sale here for $289.98 on November 27 — the same day as in the US. It will coincide with the release of The Final Season on Blu-ray as well ($48.98). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is offering the “Blu-ray barrel” […]

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Breaking Down Breaking Bad's Brilliance

Breaking Down Breaking Bad’s Brilliance

Kudos to Sky’s SoHo channel for screening tonight’s 9.30 series finale of Breaking Bad within hours of the US. Who would have thought only a couple of years ago that Kiwis would catch up with Walter White’s past so fast. After years of languishing on the shelf at MediaWorks after only a first-season run on […]

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EzyFlix.tv No Easy Fix to Fast Access

EzyFlix.tv No Easy Fix to Fast Access

New TV and movie streaming service EzyFlix.tv improves on Quickflix with its HD content but won’t impress those wanting faster access to US shows. Although today’s launch promises to “revolutionise digital entertainment in New Zealand,” the site offers only 10 TV series for downloading to rent or own – and none lives up to EzyFlix.tv’s […]

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New to Blu: July 10-16

New to Blu: July 10-16

The first part of Breaking Bad’s fifth season lands this week on Blu-ray just ahead of part two’s premiere on Sky’s SoHo channel. “As always, the video quality is as clear as Walter White’s blue meth … “There are only a few compression errors within the nearly flawless video quality, but the audio quality has […]

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