Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Following suit from their excellent Watchmen follow-up, HBO's Lovecraft Country effortlessly blends Lovecraftian horror-fantasy with arguably even more terrifying hate and race-crimes still shockingly as relevant as ever.
David Cronenberg's son Brandon unleashes an impressive sophomore directorial effort with this dark sci-fi that trades in Ex Machina and Ghost in the Shell vibes, by way of classic Cronenberg body horror.
Thirty years later and Bill & Ted are back to save the world with rock, although long term franchise fans will need some hardcore rose-tinted specs, preferably with HDR, as the 4K disc doesn't have any.
Disaster movie maestro Roland Emmerich delivers a greatest hits effort here with his epic 2012, which can't really be faulted for doing exactly what it says on the tin, and provides a pretty effective experience in 4K with Dolby Atmos
The success of this tremendous pre-Matrix superhero actioner basically kicked Marvel into high gear, with an effortlessly cool Wesley Snipes slicing and dicing with the edge of a blade, earning a superb native 4K release with one hell of a bass-laden Atmos track.
At the height of his critical and commercial success, Coming to America was a fabulous spin on the romantic comedy genre, highlighting Eddie Murphy's multi-role versatility, and earning a gorgeous UHD release with native 4K and Dolby Vision.
The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Blu-ray Review
by Cas Harlow
Attempting to reposition the third movie as less a sequel and more an epilogue, Coppola's new 'Coda' cut isn't drastically different, but does afford an opportunity to revisit this often maligned entry.
Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 cyberpunk classic is arguably one of the greatest anime features ever created, earning itself a gorgeous native 4K presentation in a set that is not without its potentially deal-breaking drawbacks.
Darren Aronofsky's visually magnificent but brutally unflinching look at drowning in drug addiction celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a gorgeous native 4K release boasting both Dolby Vision and Atmos.
Eddie Murphy's big break into superstardom was an unlikely leading role which was basically moulded into an improvised Murphy vehicle to genius effect, impressing in its UHD debut thanks to a native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision.
Paul Verhoeven's classic 1990 sci-fi action-thriller, Total Recall, is one of Schwarzenegger's all-time best movies, earning itself a stunning native 4K release courtesy of Studiocanal, complete with Dolby Vision and Atmos.
As we painfully await Denis Villeneuve's hopefully epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, there's no better time to revisit this surprisingly good TV miniseries sequel, based on Herbert's later Dune novels.
After superb work on Pitch Black, Arrow turns its hand to Abel Ferrara's underrated 1990 crime epic, King of New York, with a career-high Christopher Walken, and gives it some native 4K Dolby Vision love.