I gazed at a glassy-looking screen, and attempted to figure out precisely what I was seeing on Terminator 2. 4k Hopeful. If no one had advised me that I was viewing a 4k disc, my presumption would have been DVD, with my gear doing what it could to up-rez. Decidedly […]
Arizona-based Severtson Screens has announced the launch of its new Motorized Electric Floor Projection Screens. The 30-year-old company is renowned for producing professional cinema screens which can be found in multiple countries across the globe. The new custom line comes available in a choice of four of Severtson’s signature projection […]
LG Electronics USA has joined forces with Danish retail furniture brand BoConcept and renowned interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel to create a custom living room space in the flagship BoConcept showroom on Madison Avenue in New York City that highlights the elegant glass design of the LG OLED E8 TV […]
DTS has announced that its DTS Virtual:X post-processing technology is now available in Skyworth’s S8A and S9A MAX OLED TVs. Skyworth hails from China and showed up for the first time at CES this year. While it manufactures a large range of white goods and home appliances, the 40,000-strong company […]
UK loudspeaker company PMC has announced that it is joining The Cinema Designer’s (TCD) manufacturer database. PMC claims that it is an ‘obvious fit’ with TCD’s Award-winning home theatre design software. From now on, integrators using TCD will be able to design everything from small media rooms, right up to […]
I’m curious as to what rare/obscure films out there people would love to have on BLU or even DVD that probably would never see the light of day. Which one or three would you most like? For me, it’s three Fox titles: East Lynne, State Fair, The White Parade, and The Pied Piper.
With the advent of UHD, it doesn’t surprise me about the desire for 4K. Ever since VHS we have sought out higher resolution to create a more theater like experience. As to what resolution is needed to fulfill that can be debated based on viewing size and distance. My question […]
To help promote the upcoming sequel, Sony has released The Equalizer on 4K UHD Blu-ray with upgraded picture and Dolby Atmos sound.
Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis in 1994, and which won a few awards, is a timeless, wonderful film, that beautifully stands the test of time. Sooo… When I began assessing the new 4k Blu-ray with HDR, I had to look at certain attributes multiple times, and I’m still scratching […]
I wouldn’t normally extol the virtues of a wireless audio system on the pages of HTF, but I do think the Dynaudio Music series of speakers deserve special mention. Not only does the top-of-the-line ‘Music 7’ produce an exemplary soundstage and solid articulation on all my tested music sources, but […]
Bowling For Columbine, Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning examination of gun violence in America, makes its Blu-ray debut from the Criterion Collection. Though the film is over fifteen years old, and while some of its more gimmicky moments may not play as smoothly as they once did, the majority of the […]
If any title is screaming out for a freshly scanned 4K transfer, it’s Steven Spielberg’s favourite war movie… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5222111/Night-Liz-Taylor-saved-Richard-Burton-maniac-gunman.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/eagles-dare-50-burton-eastwood-plus-lot-vodka-made-worlds/
A Quiet Place is a serious, dramatically thrilling film that doesn’t disappoint. It quickly establishes its world, its rules, and the stakes, and carries the audience through a riveting and wholly original experience. This is a rare combination of unrelenting dramatic thrills and an intimate and well-crafted film. Original, beautifully […]
The 1976 hijacking of an Air France passenger plane full of Israeli tourists is told from a strange point of view in 7 Days in Entebbe.
Under Capricorn reunites Alfred Hitchcock with one of his best leading ladies, Ingrid Bergman, and features a return of the long take technique he pioneered in Rope, but falls short of his usual high standards. Hitchcock himself apparently considered the film one of his lesser works, and there’s no reason […]
No doubt about it. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, director John Huston’s 1972 paean to the old west, will not be to everyone’s liking. But for those willing to take a shot, there’s a bit of gold therein. Terrific cast – Paul Newman, Victoria Principal, Anthony Perkins, […]