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Fri 5.1.18
Terminator Genisys (with Bonus Disc) (Blu-ray) (2015)

Terminator Genisys may not be the SyFy Channel-level disaster that I had predicted, and it is watchable to an extent, but it's incredibly forgettable and generic, which is just not good enough in this franchise. Although the first act holds up, it trails off once the story moves to 2017, and the action is too CG-heavy and devoid of excitement. It's a missed opportunity, pure and simple. Paramount's Blu-ray is better than the movie deserves. The technical presentation is borderline flawless, with exceptional video and audio, while this particular bonus disc edition contains around three hours of video extras in total. You can't ask for much more. If you like the movie, this edition with the bonus disc is the undeniably the best option and you can buy with confidence. For everyone else, this is a rental at best. . Sponsored by Disk Doctor.

Thu 4.1.18
Terminator Genisys (4K Blu-ray) (2015)

With its more resolved textures and more lifelike colours, the 4K presentation of this shonky blockbuster is very good, though still slightly held back by the source. Is a double dip worthwhile if you don't especially like the movie and don't watch it much? Not really. But if you're a fan of Genisys and you're 4K-compatible, this is an easy buy at sale price. . Sponsored by Family Boxoffice.

Wed 3.1.18
Neruda (2016)
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Neruda, ostensibly a film about the Nobel Prizewinning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, is really a fascinating look at the nature of art itself, blurring the line between fiction and reality; for is life art or is art life? And can life be rewritten as if it is, indeed, a novel? . Sponsored by DVD Buzz.

Tue 2.1.18
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (4K Blu-ray) (2017)

The excellent 2160p 4K presentation of this insanely fun spy blockbuster represents a welcome upgrade over the already stellar standard Blu-ray, while the Atmos track is flawless. The included standard Blu-ray also contains a great selection of special features, making this an easy buy. Highly recommended. . Sponsored by Atlantic DVD.

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