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My Bloody Valentine, Dogwoof’s Apollo 11 4K reviewed & Network’s Monty Python BD set arrives (and it’s a BEAST!)

November 6, 2019 - 4:57 pm   |   by
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All right, this is a quick post with a couple items of interest for you today...

First, I’ve just posted my review of Dogwoof’s new UK import of the Apollo 11 documentary in 4K Ultra HD. And unfortunately, this HDR grade is very heavy-handed. I can’t say I’m a fan of it. I’m going to try to compare it to one of the Digital 4K download versions to see if it’s the same or if something went wrong on Dogwoof’s end. Anyway, here’s the review.

[Editor’s Note: It appears that my projector and 4K player are having handshake problems in terms of handling the HDR on this title. I’m pulling the review down until I can get to the bottom of it.]

[Late Update: Yeah... it’s not a technical problem. The HDR grade on this title is just not good. The review is back up. And it turns out that I’m not the only person to notice the weirdness here. See this post at Blu-ray.com for another opinion.]

Also today, Scream Factory has just confirmed that their forthcoming Blu-ray release of the My Bloody Valentine: Collector’s Edition is going to feature a brand new transfer of both the theatrical and unrated versions of the film in conjunction with Paramount. So that’s great news. Extras are still TBA and the disc is expected to street on 2/4/19. You can see the cover artwork to the left. [Read on here...]

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Finally today, Network’s final product for the Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Norwegian Blu-ray Edition box set has just arrived via UPS, and WOW... what a heavy and amazing beast! The packaging is gorgeous and each season features a thick book of viewing notes. Overall, the set is impressive as hell. There are reports of some of them being damaged in shipping (and indeed mine has a small tear on the inner part of the box that holds the season sets), but the extent of this remains to be seen.

In the meantime, here’s a couple of pictures...

Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

I’m going to dive into the set tonight and start working to complete my existing Blu-ray review, so watch for that over the next couple of days.

And that’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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