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Sony Blu-ray Player, Home Theater Projector flaunt 4K HDR

Sony Blu-ray Player, Home Theater Projector flaunt 4K HDR

These days, 2K just ain’t enough. Unless you’re talking about smartphones. Heck, even plain 4K might not be! If TV makers are to be asked, 4K HDR is where it’s at, combining the promises of ultra high def resolutions with an ultra high gamut of colors. Of course, that works well for entertainment equipment manufacturers like Sony, who, coincidentally, just announced its first 4K UHD HDR Blu-ray Player, the X1000ES, as well as a brand new 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Projector, the VPL-VW675ES, both taking advantage of the slow but growing number of available 4K content, both on disk and on the Internet.

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Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Can't wait to grab the disc version of Warcraft for your movie collection? There's a little less than two months remaining before you can get the Warcraft DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD editions, per a new announcement. You can preorder the unit now if you want to make sure you get it as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be able to pick it up from your nearest retail store starting September 27.

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Deadpool DVD and 4K Blu-ray release detailed

Deadpool DVD and 4K Blu-ray release detailed

The Blu-ray DVD combo-pack as well as the fully massive 4K version of Deadpool are coming on the 10th of May. Today the folks at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have suggested that both versions of the film will be released on the 10th of May "with maximum effort" - their words, and Deadpool's. This release of the movie will have so many extra bits and pieces that you'll freak out fully.

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Return of the Living Dead Collectors Edition Blu-ray is truly ghoulish

Return of the Living Dead Collectors Edition Blu-ray is truly ghoulish

The Return of The Living Dead returns to physical format with a Collectors Edition Blu-ray that'll be published and released by the folks at SCREAM FACTORY. This is what its creators call a "definitive set" - the likes of which have never been released before. A cult classic such as The Return of The Living Dead deserves such treatment - it wants BRAINS!

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You’re going to Mars, I went to NASA

You’re going to Mars, I went to NASA

I woke up at 5:30 AM after a string of nightmares about being left alone on a dusty red planet. Like a fool I'd eaten a gigantic piece of chocolate cake the night before while watching a set of tiny teaser clips of "The Martian" to mentally prepare for the next day, which was then, now, today. "It's OK," I told myself. "Stay calm. You're in Houston. You're on East NASA Parkway in the same hotel you'd checked in to the day before. Today you're going to go on a brief ride in a Mars rover and talk to an astronaut."

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Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Six Star Wars films have been re-released in Blu-ray form in two editions, one of which is the Steelbook set we're reviewing today. These movies are available individually, each in their own heavy-duty metal and plastic container, each with a single Blu-ray inside. There's also a "Complete Saga" Blu-ray set that includes a whopping 9-disc collection, full of extra features and commentary tracks. You COULD also purchase the Blu-ray disks in two 3-disc sets, one original trilogy, one prequel trilogy.

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Back to the Future Delorean fully restored for 30th Anniversary

Back to the Future Delorean fully restored for 30th Anniversary

A full museum-quality restoration of the original Delorean time machine is done for the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. Just one of a barrage of gestures pushed to the public by Universal Pictures this month in celebration and preparation for the anniversary of the film series is this restoration of the time machine itself. While many of the original bits and pieces were gone - either already on display in a real museum somewhere or straight-up stolen - the bulk of the car had been sitting in a lot in Hollywood for decades. Behold the rebuilding of the first classic.

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Star Wars original theatrical cuts tipped for re-release

Star Wars original theatrical cuts tipped for re-release

This evening the re-release of the original Star Wars movies - the theatrical cuts of the movies, that is - has been tipped. Not announced by Lucasfilm or Disney, but tipped, by film director John Landis. Landis is a friend of George Lucas and apparently suggested to him that the original cuts of the first three Star Wars films would be re-released. Not necessarily on any sort of format - DVD, Blu-Ray, or anything specific that we know of - just re-released.

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Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports 4K streaming, HDR video

Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports 4K streaming, HDR video

At IFA 2015 in Berlin today, Samsung unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The player sees Samsung bringing its support for Ultra HD media beyond just streaming and to physical discs as well, which offer four times the resolution of standard Blu-ray and 64 times the number of colors. Even more impressive is that the new player is capable of upscaling content to "UHD resolution for any disc," and even supports streaming 4K video content and high dynamic range (HDR) video playback.

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Hobbit “Five Armies” Extended Edition release dated with R-rating

Hobbit “Five Armies” Extended Edition release dated with R-rating

The final installment of the "Extended Editions" of The Hobbit trilogy has been revealed this week. The Battle of the Five Armies will include 20 minutes of additional footage for the film itself, then will also include more than 9 hours of special features. This movie will also be rated R - this is different from the theatrical cut of the film which is rated PG-13. This new rating has been pushed to the film by the MPAA for "some violence." As if there weren't violence in the film in the first place.

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Back to the Future heads to theaters for 30th anniversary

Back to the Future heads to theaters for 30th anniversary

Just as Star Wars did in 1997 for its 20th, Back to the Future will be re-released for its own 30th anniversary this year. This means that on the 21st of October, 2015, throughout the United States the original Back to the Future will be coming to a theater near you. While it's possible the entire trilogy will be delivered in one big go, we're to understand that each film will be released separately, for separate showings with separate tickets. So get your pocketbooks out.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced, for when you can’t stream 4K

Remember when movies and TV shows used to come in physical formats? No? Well, before everything was available to stream, we had these discs called Blu-rays, and before that they were DVDs. Sure, they're a step backwards compared to the convenience of streaming we have now, but as 4K becomes the standard of high-definition, your internet bandwidth may not have the chops to keep up. That where the new format of Ultra HD Blu-ray aims to step in.

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