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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It 4k Dolby Vision & Atmos Home...

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On HBO Max, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It streams in 4k with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio. These home video formats are only available on 4k TVs, 4k HDR TVs,...
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8x Oscar-winner My Fair Lady (1964) reviewed on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Winner of 8 Academy Awards and nominated for another 4, My Fair Lady is a masterpiece made even more so by 4k & HDR. In its class you can’t find a better upgrade to...
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Apple TV 4k 2nd-Gen (2021) Hands On Review

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It seemed like an eternity before the first Apple TV 4K model was introduced, as the upgrade trailed long after Fire TV, Roku and Shield TV media players already supported 4k content. But it...
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King Kong (1976) reviewed on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory

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Jeff Bridges stands out in this movie (other than Kong himself) as the lead character and hero and probably saves the movie from a casting disaster. Jessica Lange, if you consider it was her...
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Tim Burton’s Big Fish reviewed on 4k Blu-ray

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“The LA Times once called “Big Fish” Tim Burton’s “masterpiece,” but there’s an argument to that proclamation when comparing to the director’s early signature film “Beetlejuice” (1988), as well as the quirky "Edward Scissorhands"...
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Angels & Demons 4k Blu-ray vs. DirecTV 4k

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When we found out DirecTV was offering a free view of Angels & Demons in 4k last month the immediate question was how would it compare to the quality of 4k Blu-ray. The answer, is...
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Mortal Kombat Barely Sticks the Landing, Stunning Action Sequences Make Up For Odd Character...

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When the film's first trailer debuted, 2021's Mortal Kombat looked to be a contender for best video game movie of all time. While the movie largely failed to live up to that hype, it brought...
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HBO vs. HBO Max ‘The New Mutants’ HD Comparison

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HBO Max is still stuck in HD land (with the exception of a few 4k titles) which doesn't exactly give it a competitive edge against competing services like Disney+ and Netflix. However, the HD...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Delivers on Spectacle, Not Much Else

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Mind-Blowing Action and a Dumbed-Down Plot: Godzilla vs. Kong Delivers on Spectacle, Not Much Else Not every film needs to be a cinematic masterpiece. Sometimes, all movie-goers want is a chance to shut off...
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The Ten Commandments (1956) Reviewed on 4k Blu-ray

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Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) is a historical piece of cinema that is recognized by AFI in their list of Top 10 epic films of all time, ranking among masterpieces such as...
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Biopunk Thriller ‘Gattaca’ Resonates on 4k Blu-ray

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What can be referred to as a "biopunk thriller," the genre is typically represented by more action-based films such as Lucy and the Resident Evil franchise. But Gattaca is less action and more pyschological. It's...
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Akira 4k HDR10 Version Boosts Color & Black Levels

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When Akira was released to Ultra HD Blu-ray last December, Funimation failed to include a 4k disc encoded with the HDR10 spec, a layer of metadata using the Rec. 2020 color space that expands...
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Sci-fi thriller Life (2017) impresses on 4k Blu-ray

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Life is not a movie to watch if you’re looking for a feel-good, happy ending in which humanity is saved. Rather, the concept of the film (that is completely relevant today as NASA pursues...
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The Good. The Bad. A Review of Paramount+

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We’ve had a few days to take some time with the new streaming service Paramount+ that launched on March 4, 2021. The service is more of a rebrand of CBS All Access (launched back...
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New HBO Max Movies & Shows Video Quality Scores

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With Wonder Woman 1984 no longer on HBO Max, there are only two films (as of Feb. 6, 2021) that offer 4k/HDR resolution: Wonder Woman (2017) and The Little Things (2021). The rest of...
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Read a review of Elysium (2013) on 4k Blu-ray

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Sony Pictures’ Elysium (2013) releases to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 9, 2021. The 2-disc edition includes a 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy, as well as multiple pieces of bonus content (including on...
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Read a Review of The Hobbit Trilogy on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy released to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc on Dec. 8, 2020 simultaneously with The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy also on UHD BD. The three Hobbit...
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Review: Marvel Studio’s WandaVision Premieres in 4k, HDR & Atmos

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Marvel Studio's much-anticipated series WandaVision has premiered on Disney Plus with the first two 29 and 36-minute episodes presented in 4k, HDR (HDR10 or Dolby Vision depending on device) and Dolby Atmos audio. The...
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Theatrical & Director’s Cut 4k Review

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Doctor Sleep is a great film that you can literally watch twice (we suggest the theatrical version followed by the Director’s Cut) and still get something out of it. McGregor’s performance never gets old...
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The Top 10 Best 4k Blu-ray Discs of 2020

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2020 will forever be marred by the coronavirus pandemic that has practically destroyed the theater industry and stalled the premiere of many new movies. But as folks have stayed indoors more often home media...
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Read a review of Akira (1988) on 4k Blu-ray

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Funimation released a 3-disc Ultra HD Blu-ray 1 of Akira on Dec. 22, 2020. The combo edition includes a 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and bonus Blu-ray Disc with 95 minutes of special features including the...
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Read a review of Tenet in 4k on Blu-ray & Digital

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After seeing the movie in its entirety twice (once in theaters and once at home) and giving it some time to settle, I found Tenet to be basically a glorified action film. The plot...