Tag Archives: The Sopranos
New to Blu: October 13-19

New to Blu: October 13-19

Few TV-on-Blu-ray transfers have polarised critics like season one of The Sopranos. “Fuhgeddaboudit!” essentially was Blu-ray.com’s advice on Wednesday’s release, bemoaning its inconsistency, unnatural hues and noise: “looks substantially better than its DVD counterpart, but falls far short of expectation (as well as the quality previously established by HBO’s two-stage Blu-ray release of The Sopranos: […]

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Badfellas Abound in New Scorsese Empire

Badfellas Abound in New Scorsese Empire

Paying a premium for Sky’s paltry HD service will seem worth it this month with the launch of Boardwalk Empire. I’ve only seen the first episode, and merely in SD on a screener DVD. But I’m in no doubt as to how glorious the Martin Scorsese-directed premiere will look in HD come Saturday (Sky Movies, […]

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Sky's Scorsese Gangster Series Scores With US Critics

Sky’s Scorsese Gangster Series Scores With US Critics

If early reviews for Boardwalk Empire are any guide, Sky’s new HD gangster drama could be untouchable. The Hollywood Reporter is the latest to publish its verdict, calling the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot about Prohibition-era Atlantic City “nothing short of intoxicating”. “Not since Mad Men has a slice of history been so meticulously re-created for television, from […]

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Boardwalk Empire to Bow on October 2

Boardwalk Empire to Bow on October 2

Sky TV will screen the new HD gangster drama from HBO, Boardwalk Empire, two weeks after its September 19 launch in the US. The 12-part adaptation of Nelson Johnson’s book about the development of Atlantic City during the Prohibition era will air here 8.30pm Saturdays, on Sky Movies, from October 2. But because it will […]

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Blu-ray Alert: Sopranos and Songbirds

Blu-ray Alert: Sopranos and Songbirds

The complete first seasons of the musical comedy, Glee (which airs 8.30 tonight on TV3), and the groundbreaking gangster drama, The Sopranos, are among the TV-on-Blu-ray releases scheduled for between next month and the end of the year. Dates have still to be confirmed but expect both to go on sale in October, along with […]

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Sky Buys Scorching Scorsese Gangster Drama

Sky Buys Scorching Scorsese Gangster Drama

Sky TV has picked up a new Martin Scorsese-directed gangster drama series that HBO hopes will be its next The Sopranos. The deal was done at the LA Screenings market, where broadcasters from around the world gather to preview pilots for the new US TV season. Many of the new shows already are locked up […]

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