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Terminator 2 on 4K Blu-ray includes T-800 arm replicate

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

The upcoming release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on UHD Blu-ray will be one of the biggest releases of the year, featuring a beautiful 4K restoration of one of the best action movies ever made.




T2 on 4K Blu-ray comes in a $175 edition that includes a life-size T-1800 endoskeleton arm, which even rocks James Cameron's signature. There will be only 6000 of the limited edition Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Blu-ray packs made available, and at $175 they should be pretty damn quickly.


The new 4K Blu-ray pack includes a new documentary Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Uncle Bob"), Edward Furlong {"John Connor") and other cast members. Even at $180, it's not that expensive when compared against the $330 pack that was packaged with a 6-disc Blu-ray and chrome skull.

Netflix: Stranger Things S2 will premiere on October 27

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Netflix will have one of its biggest premieres of the year on October 27, with the second season of Stranger Things, something the streaming giant just announced.




The company teased Stranger Things' second season with a Super Bowl TV spot earlier this year, with the official Stranger Things Twitter account teasing "Some doors can't be closed. #StrangerThings2 arrives on October 27". We don't know much about about the second season of Stranger Things, but at least we can mark a few days on our calendar to call in sick from work. Thanks, Netflix - sorry, boss.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Disney's first 4K Blu-ray

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 6, 2017 3:44 am

If you haven't experienced 4K Blu-ray in all of its pixel glory... you really owe it to yourself. On the right TV, the high-res 4K Blu-ray content looks absolutely amazing. One of the best experiences so far is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now Marvel and Disney are getting into the 4K Blu-ray game.



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director, James Gunn, took to Facebook that the first Disney movie that will be released not just in 4K but HDR, will be the awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a perfect release considering he shot the movie with Red's slick Weapon 8K camera. Gunn explained: "4K Ultra HD is almost certainly the best way you can see this movie at home - with more definition and the most vibrant colors possible on your home screen, and with the brightest brights and the blackest blacks. A being composed of light truly appears to be a being composed of light!".

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Rogue One looks great, even in a fan-made VHS commercial

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 27, 2017 11:49 am

While moviegoers enjoyed their high resolution projection of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there's now a fan-made throwback to the VHS era of Rogue One - and it looks awesome.



Rogue One looks deliciously vintage in its grainy VHS footage and retro box art, which looks exactly how I envision it at my local Blockbuster, at least in the 80s and 90s. Remember that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available on DVD and Blu-ray soon, with the digital version already online.

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Google and Amazon rentals are just $0.99 over Christmas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 24, 2016 12:40 am

Google and Amazon have just kicked off their massive holiday promotions, with $0.99 movie rentals over the holidays - right up until January 23, 2017. The thing is, you can only rent one movie per account, but still - a movie rental of something recent like Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, or even Star Trek: Beyond.




You can rent movies for just $0.99 from Google Play, which includes recent blockbuster movies, as well as Amazon Video with the promo code "MOVIE11".

Ben Affleck's solo Batman movie will arrive in 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 6, 2016 8:12 am

Ben Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, uh - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with his portrayal as Batman being one of the best received - even after the job Christian Bale did in The Dark Knight Trilogy.




It wasn't long ago that we reported on Aquaman being penciled in for an October 2018 release, but now Den of Geek are reporting that the solo Batman movie will be released in summer 2018. Warner Bros. has previously teased that two DC movies would be released in 2018 - the first, on July 27 - the second, on October 5.


Warner Bros. has confirmed Aquaman for October 2018, so it looks like Batman could be the summer tentpole movie for DC and Warner Bros. in 2018.

Hollywood to rent movies, 2 weeks after they hit cinemas

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 6, 2016 2:32 am

Hollywood makes billions of dollars a year with just a handful of movies, but what would happen if massive releases were thrown onto the market two weeks after they debut at cinemas?




According to sources of Bloomberg, Hollywood studios are working on new plans that would see rentals of their new movies released two weeks after they hit cinemas. Bloomberg's sources said the rentals would be quite expensive, priced somewhere between $25 and $50 - but if you saw a new movie with a few friends or family members, it would exceed that price easily.


Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said during an investor conference this week that he has plans for a new home movie plan, and that he and his studio are ready for premium rentals. Tsujihara said: "We're working with them to try and create a new window. But regardless of whether it happens or not - whether we are able to reach that agreement with them, we have to offer consumers more choices earlier".

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Aquaman swims onto screens on October 5, 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 5, 2016 10:35 am

Warner Bros. has finally given the standalone Aquaman movie a release date, with October 5, 2018 being slotted in according to Deadline.




Aquaman is being directed by James Wan, who has directed Furious 7, Saw, The Conjuring, Death Sentence and more. Aquaman was teased briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year, with Jason Momoa reprising his role in Justice League next year.


Wan has teased Aquaman: "I kind of don't want to give too much away but know this: The spirit that I'm going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story. It's ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone".

Netflix 4K streams require Edge browser, Kaby Lake CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 5:26 am

Netflix is finally beginning to hit the PC with 4K content, but you're going to be locked to using Windows 10, and more horribly - Microsoft's not-so-popular Edge browser.




It's a massive limitation, and unlike the source of this news - The Next Web, which report that it could be Microsoft made this move to "ensure battery efficiency", as not every person has a laptop with a 4K display. The problem is, the current limitation of Netflix resolution support is 1080p, with the next step being 4K.


Worse yet, you'll require Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake processor to play 4K content for now. Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Microsoft must have paid a considerable sum to Netflix for this stupid exclusive crap, and so did Intel. Microsoft's expensive new, super-awesome Surface Studio rocks a gorgeous 4500x3000 display... and thanks to it not rocking Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake architecture, 4K streams aren't going to work with Netflix.

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4K content make its way to Google Play Movies

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 21, 2016 4:46 am

Google Play Music is finally getting with the times, adding 4K content onto its store front, but you'll only be able to access the high-res movies with the 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra, and a 4K TV.




We should also expect 4K-capable devices that run Android TV like NVIDIA's kick ass Shield, and the new Xiaomi Mi Box to work with Google Play Movies and the 4K content, too. When you go to buy or rent a movie, there is now a "Rent UHD" or "Buy UHD" option next to the SD/HD options.


The 4K content isn't in all regions right now, but we should expect that to happen in the coming weeks and months.