The 30th anniversary of Back to the Future took place back in 2015, which somehow feels like it was literal eons ago and only yesterday at the same time. I think it’s because even through multiple generations, Robert Zemeckis‘s time travel comedy has never really left the public consciousness. But to celebrate the film’s 35th anniversary later this year, the entire trilogy is finally getting a 4K release for the first time ever.
And while the new Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy box set repackages plenty of existing bonus features, it also includes over an hour of brand new features, including the casting auditions of then-up-and-coming actors like Ben Stiller and Kyra Sedgwick. Get the details below. Read More »
HBO Max launched this Wednesday with one of the most impressive catalogues for a new streaming service. Not only did it have the highly coveted streaming rights to Friends, it also had decades of Warner Bros. movies and TV shows to pull from. But as new subscribers scrolled through the offerings, a few gaps in the HBO Max catalogue started getting noticed.
Why are all of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films there, except for The Desolation of Smaug? Why is there not a single Superman title to be found? Every streaming platform has the odd gap every now and then due to the complicated legal web that is streaming rights, but with HBO Max so early in its debut, it’s hard to know or find out when these gaps will be filled. It seems like this is one of the few things that HBO Max has to fix now that it’s launched, in addition to none of its titles being available to stream in the high-definition 4K HDR video.
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With two months left to go until the launch of Disney’s highly anticipated streaming platform Disney+, the only thing left is to weigh our options: Is it worth it to subscribe to a whole new streaming service? Well, Disney is certainly making a good case for it, with the impressive slew of original TV shows and movies coming to Disney+, as well as a surprisingly low price for the amount of content we’re about to get.
But new Disney+ details revealed about the service’s video quality and bonus features make a Disney+ subscription even more enticing, even as they seem like outright assaults on the currently reigning streaming giant that is Netflix.
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This morning, at an event taking place at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, the company announced that the new generation of Apple TV will be capable of streaming 4K and HDR content (HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, which translates into superior brightness/darkness in the images on the screen). That much was expected – it had been rumored for a while – but there was a surprising piece of info tacked on to that announcement. Apple also explained that if you’ve purchased eligible movies in HD, they’ll automatically be upgraded to 4K HDR for free.
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