Best of AVForums: 24th - 30th Nov, 2018

The week that was...

by Aaron Macarthy Beards Dec 1, 2018 at 5:21 PM


  • Take a moment to relax, look back and catch up with all the stories you missed from last week.
    Movie Reviews:

    Creed II Review
    Is Creed II a knockout blow or does it go down without a fight? Find out here.


    Blu-ray and Streaming Reviews:


    Khartoum Blu-ray Review
    Charlton Heston and Lawrence Olivier go toe-to-toe in this visually stunning Ultra Panavision 70mm-shot feature. Does the Blu-ray do it justice? Find out here.

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K Blu-ray Review
    A superb sequel to Rogue Nation, the series gets better and better, with Fallout one of the best blockbusters of the year. Read the full review here.

    Yanks Blu-ray Review
    John Schlesinger came off the back of his success with Marathon Man to direct the wartime Richard Gere drama, Yanks, which earns itself the Eureka treatment. Click the link to read the review.

    The Equalizer 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Denzel Washington's first sequel is a little flabby and predictable, but also reliably brutal, and looks and sounds spectacular on UHD. Read the full review here.

    Dog Days Blu-ray Review
    After Love Actually and New Years Eve, Dog Days provides another ensemble 'tail' of disparate relationships. Click the link to read the review.

    Incredibles 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Sequel to the superb 2004 Pixar film gets the 4K treatment, but only in the US! Read the full review here.

    Quatermass and The Pit Blu-ray Review
    One of the greatest sci-fi TV serials comes to Blu-ray for the first time - but is a 1958 drama worth an upgrade? Find out here.

    Gosford Park Blu-ray Review
    Robert Altman's Award-winning ensemble period mystery, Gosford Park, gets the Arrow '4K' treatment for this newly remastered Blu-ray release. Click the link to read the review.

    First Blood 4K Blu-ray Review
    The first 3 'Rambo' films are given a 4K Disk release. Read the full review here to find out if it's worth picking up.

    Rambo First Blood Part II 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the new 4K restorations of the first 3 'Rambo' films, we come to Part II. Click the link to read the review.

    Rambo III 4K Blu-ray Review
    Concluding our look at the original 'Rambo' trilogy on 4K, we come to Part III. Read the full review here.


    AV Hardware Reviews:

    SVS PC-4000 Subwoofer Review
    The SVS PC-4000 is a cylindrical subwoofer with a 13.5-inch driver, 1,200W of power, and a minimal footprint. It looks like it belongs on the Death Star but how does it perform? Read the full review here.

    Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 Wireless Speaker Review
    The Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 is the latest version of the company's stereo wireless speaker, but does it do enough to stand out in a crowded market? Find out here.


    Phone Reviews:

    Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Review
    The latest smartphone from Nokia is here for review. It has a display which looks gorgeous: it supports HDR10 - one of a tiny number of phones at this price with a HDR-capable screen. But is it any good at normal smartphone tasks? Read the full review here.


    Game Reviews:

    Fallout 76 Review (PS4)
    An always-online survival game, Fallout 76 deviates wildly from what fans love about the series with extremely mixed results. Read the full review here.

    News:

    Pod Point will be installing 2,400 Electric car charging bays across 600 Tesco stores within the next three years. Read the full story here.

    In Memoriam:
    Sadly, this last week saw the passing of two directing giants.
    Oscar winning Italian director, Bernardo Bertolucci, sadly passes away after battling cancer. He was 77. Read more here.

    Nicolas Roeg, the acclaimed British director of Don't Look Now, Performance and The Witches died aged 90. More here.


    Podcast:

    AVForums Podcast: 26th November 2018
    The podcast returns with first thoughts on the Sony ZF9 LED LCD TV and the Arcam AVR390 AV receiver, plus, Ed explains audio formats, Steve reviews Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and we round-up with the latest film and disc news. Click the link to listen.

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