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  • The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review

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    The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Ken Russell's psychedelic and decidedly loose adaptation of Bram Stoker's poorly-received The Lair of the White Worm gets a UK Blu-ray release courtesy of Lionsgate.

    Feb 24, 2018 at 7:45 AM

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  • The Gate Blu-ray Review

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    The Gate Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    It's only thanks to offbeat supernatural soft-horror films like 1987's The Gate that we now get to enjoy the great 80s throwback series, Stranger Things.

    Feb 24, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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  • Jigsaw Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    Jigsaw Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    The law of diminishing returns stabs the (Jig)Saw franchise in the neck with a needle full of acid, making this hopefully last entry a limp squid that only further sullies the memory of the first movie.

    Feb 24, 2018 at 7:43 AM

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  • Mute Review

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    Mute Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Writer/director Duncan Jones' self-proclaimed spiritual sequel to his dazzling debut, Moon, is a nice - albeit disjointed - little future noir to add to Netflix's roster.

    Feb 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM

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  • Attack on Titan Season 2 Blu-ray Review

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    Attack on Titan Season 2 Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Season 2 of the popular anime TV series, Attack on Titan, continues the exploits of Titan-fighter Eren and his ragtag group of friends as they battle for survival.

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM

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  • Breathe Blu-ray Review

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    Breathe Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Andy Serkis delivers a competent and thoughtful directorial debut which, in the vein of The Theory of Everything, looks at the true story of a pioneering polio survivor.

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM

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  • Funk Firm Gett! Turntable Review

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    Funk Firm Gett! Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley

    Your choices of turntables under £1,000 can often seem like a two horse race but the Funk Firm would like to blow that race wide open with the Gett!

    Feb 22, 2018 at 9:34 AM

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  • Sony STR-DN1080 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

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    Sony STR-DN1080 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

    by Steve Withers

    Sony's STR-DN1080 is a 7-channel AV receiver that supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and despite some limitations it offers exceptional value.

    Feb 21, 2018 at 8:20 AM

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  • RHA Dacamp L1 DAC Review

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    RHA Dacamp L1 DAC Review

    by Ed Selley

    The portable DAC market is still expanding and it is the turn of RHA to see if they can topple the mighty Mojo with their Dacamp L1.

    Feb 18, 2018 at 8:24 AM

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  • Yamaha RX-A3070 9.2 AV Receiver Review

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    Yamaha RX-A3070 9.2 AV Receiver Review

    by Phil Hinton

    Yamaha's new RX-A3070 flagship AVR looks just like the last two models so is it any different and does it still excel? Let's find out...

    Feb 17, 2018

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  • The Shape of Water Review

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    The Shape of Water Review

    by Kumari Tilakawardane

    The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro's latest fairytale, which effortlessly blends Beauty and the Beast and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in a magical tale of forbidden love.

    Feb 14, 2018

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  • Black Panther Review

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    Black Panther Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Culturally significant, Black Panther is also a decent origin story, revitalising tried-and-tested plot beats with its strikingly unusual setting and fabulously realised characters.

    Feb 14, 2018

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  • The Cloverfield Paradox Review

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    The Cloverfield Paradox Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Cloverfield came out of nowhere and it's sequel was also kept under wraps but this latest entry pulls the biggest surprise of all as it's available on Netflix from today.

    Feb 5, 2018

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  • Altered Carbon Season 1 Review

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    Altered Carbon Season 1 Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Netflix's latest glossy big budget original series is a superbly faithful interpretation of Richard Morgan's remorselessly brutal cyberpunk future noir tale.

    Feb 4, 2018

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  • Blade Runner 2049 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    Blade Runner 2049 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Achieving the impossible, Denis Villeneuve's majestic Blade Runner 2049 is one of the greatest sequels of all time, and one of the best 4K releases to boot.

    Feb 3, 2018

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  • Monitor Audio Silver 500 Surround Speaker Package Review

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    Monitor Audio Silver 500 Surround Speaker Package Review

    by Ed Selley

    Monitor Audio has a strong reputation in AV speakers and the new Silver range looks like it has considerable promise. So does it deliver?

    Feb 2, 2018

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  • Bowers & Wilkins 705S2 Speaker Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins 705S2 Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley

    The latest range of speakers from Bowers & Wilkins aims to bring the performance of the 800 Series down to an (almost) attainable price. Does the 705 S2 succeed in this brief?

    Jan 31, 2018

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  • Orbitsound P70W Soundbar Review

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    Orbitsound P70W Soundbar Review

    by Greg Hook

    The One P70W from Orbitsound offers a stylish upgrade to your TV's audio without resorting to a multi-speaker setup. But at £399 does it have the performance to match the price?

    Jan 23, 2018

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  • Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones Review

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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones Review

    by Ed Selley

    The active noise cancelling headphone market is where HiFi meets real life and it's the turn of Bowers & Wilkins to see how best to balance these requirements.

    Jan 18, 2018

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  • Yamaha WX-010 Wireless Speaker Review

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    Yamaha WX-010 Wireless Speaker Review

    by Steve Withers

    Yamaha's entry-level MusicCast wireless speaker makes a handy little addition to a multi-room system or a even a useful stereo pair.

    Jan 17, 2018

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  • LG SJ8 Soundbar Review

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    LG SJ8 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers

    LG's SJ8 is a 4.1-channel soundbar that has been specifically designed to match their B7 and C7 OLED TVs. So if you've picked up a bargain in the Black Friday sales, this might be the best way to boost your new TV's sonic capabilities.

    Jan 4, 2018

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  • Simaudio Moon Neo 340i X Integrated Amplifier Review

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    Simaudio Moon Neo 340i X Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley

    The Neo 340iX is an integrated amplifier that offers an impressive selection of optional extras, so is this the smart amp to end all smart amps?

    Jan 3, 2018

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  • The Dark Knight Rises Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    The Dark Knight Rises Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Nolan rounds out the definitive Batman series with a flawed but still epic conclusion which makes for a stunning 4K disc release.

    Dec 31, 2017

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  • Yamaha YAS-107 Soundbar Review

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    Yamaha YAS-107 Soundbar Review

    by Steve Withers

    Yamaha's YAS-107 is their latest entry-level soundbar and not only offers a refined performance and a decent price but also useful options when it comes to installation.

    Dec 31, 2017

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  • The Dark Knight Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    The Dark Knight Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    One of the greatest superhero movies of all time and one of those rare sequels that bests the first film, hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a bang.

    Dec 30, 2017

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  • Humax FVP-5000T Freeview Play PVR Review

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    Humax FVP-5000T Freeview Play PVR Review

    by Mark Hodgkinson

    Humax's latest Freeview Play personal video recorder sports generous and flexible recording options, a rich content discovery led interface and apps from the likes of Netflx and YouTube. So does it manage to be a true hybrid PVR and Smart TV box?

    Dec 30, 2017

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  • American Made Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    American Made Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Doug Liman's re-teaming with Tom Cruise after the excellent Edge of Tomorrow is a very different animal, giving the star a genuine character to get his teeth into and making for a stunning Ultra HD Blu-ray release.

    Dec 29, 2017

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  • Batman Begins Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    Batman Begins Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Christopher Nolan kick-starts the definitive Batman franchise with an excellent first chapter which receives a decent - though far from exceptional - upgrade on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    Dec 29, 2017

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  • Interstellar Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

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    Interstellar Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow

    Whilst Inception may be Nolan's best film, Interstellar is his most ambitious, a blisteringly emotional trip to another galaxy which makes for a suitably stellar 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release.

    Dec 28, 2017

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