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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009) Reviewed on 4k Blu-ray

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Universal Pictures released a 4k Blu-ray Disc edition of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds on Oct. 12, 2021. The 2-disc combo edition from Studio Distribution Services includes a 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc,...
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John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) finds new life in 4k resolution

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Studio Distribution Services (SDS) and Universal released a 4k Blu-ray edition of John Carpenter’s The Thing on Sept. 7, 2021. For the UHD BD edition, the movie’s original negatives were scanned and restored, and...
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‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’ reviewed on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray

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It's taking some time to get through the Star Trek 4-Movie Collection released to 4k Blu-ray Disc on September 7, 2021. A fan-favorite of the original four movies, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) was...
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Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13 Director’s Cut Blu-ray Review

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Lionsgate has released the Director’s Cut of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13 (1963) as part of Vestron’s Collector’s Series of Blu-ray Discs. The Director’s Cut is a shorter 69-minute version of the early sixties...
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Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection 4k Blu-ray Review

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Paramount has remastered the original four movies from the Star Trek franchise for release to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray on Sept. 7, 2021. The 4-Movie Collection includes Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star...
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Bugsy Malone (1976) Paramount Presents Blu-ray Review

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Bugsy Malone is No. 23 in the Paramount Presents series of new Blu-ray Discs, for which many of the films were remastered in either 2k or 4k. So far, Paramount has not released any...
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Review: Ryan Reynolds Breaks the Glass Ceiling of Video Game Movies With ‘Free Guy’

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There is a big difference between "good" and "great" movies. Often "good" movies are the entertaining popcorn flicks that tend to dominate at the box office. They can be funny, action-packed, maybe a bit...
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Review: The Suicide Squad Mashes Heart with Bloody Gore and Dark Humor

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One second, heads are bursting like water balloons, blood flying everywhere. The next, two characters are sharing heartfelt tales as they overcome childhood trauma. James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is a chaotic mess,...
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Read a review of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in 4k

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If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz and other films that fall into the same genre as ‘Willy Wonka’ and enjoy the highest quality available in home theater these days, Willy Wonka...
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The Best 4k Blu-rays So Far in 2021 for your Home Theater

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This year started off fairly slow for Ultra HD Blu-ray with several re-releases and boxed collections hitting stores in the first few months. But late March things started to pick up with some great...
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark: A Polished Gem on 4k Blu-ray ‘Review’

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40 years after the theatrical premiere of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, Paramount has restored and remastered the existing four Indiana Jones franchise movies for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The...
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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...