If you go out to the movies these days with your friends or family, you can barely watch one without breaking the bank. At home, you can binge as many as you want -- on your big TV, in your comfy clothes. Turning your living room into the place to be -- whether you're on your own or with company -- for a movie- and TV-watching marathon is a smart and fun idea that saves you money and stress. Here's what you need to make that happen.
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Video: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to home video very soon and with it, a whole new perspective on the making of the film. We've already seen some cool Easter eggs, and now the always-wonderful gag reel is online. Spoiler: These guys had a lot of fun making this movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway.
It sucks having to re-buy your favourite movies every time a new format comes out. But this new Terminator 2 box set not only gets you one of the greatest action movies of all time in glorious 4K, it also comes with a limited edition metal T-800 endoskeleton arm that brings you one step closer to building your own Terminator.
John Wick: Chapter 2 is out in cinemas at the moment. Sure, you should go and see it. But you should also buy the Blu-ray, because it has a special feature. The best special feature.
If you've splashed out on a high-end 4K HDR-ready TV, and you're still watching your discs through some crummy $50 Blu-ray player, you're not getting the full picture. Cheap players use cheap video processing chips, stealing detail and dynamic range. Oppo has the solution to the issue you didn't even know you had with the UDP-203, a 4K HDR Blu-ray disc player that has been built with a striking attention to detail and aim for the utmost in picture quality.
It's no secret that a lot of footage was cut or changed in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Huge scenes in the trailers weren't in the final movie. And while some of the how and why that happened has been revealed, fans hoped the eventual home release would include those scenes in full. It will not... at least not yet.
Hi Gizmodo, I just wanted to know why with Blu-ray discs, some of the are softer than the others. As in, when you slightly bend them they are more flexible. Some discs even feel flexible when you hold them in your hand. Just want to know why. The quality is the same, just curious. Please let me know. I don't know who else to ask.
Excellent news, Phantasm fans. The cult classic horror series is capping its recent resurgence - which saw a remastered version of the original, as well as the series finale Phantasm: Ravager, hitting theatres in late 2016 - with a six-disc Blu-ray set. That's all five films, plus a whole disc of special features.
With Star Trek: The Original Series celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, you wouldn't think there was still more new footage to be found. You'd be wrong, and the experts behind the Star Trek Encyclopedia have spent nine years working to show it to us. We spoke with Denise and Michael Okuda about what there still is to discover about Star Trek.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing -- it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.
Here's the weird thing about an already great movie like Captain America: Civil War. It's such a big hit that it doesn't have to be a good Blu-ray. It could be the movie on a disc in a paper slipcover and it would sell like crazy. But thankfully, Marvel decided to pack the release with lots of solid, additional content.