Dolby Atmos Beyond 7.1.4 – Part 1
A Constant Image Height Refresher
This Just In
Sorry, We’re Closed
Nothing can last forever, I suppose. Regrettably, after more than 8,000 posts and nearly a decade of writing about all manner of movie, TV, and home theater topics, the Bonus View blog at High-Def Digest must close its doors effective today.
Sorry, We’re Closed
Nothing can last forever, I suppose. Regrettably, after more than 8,000 posts and nearly a decade of writing about all manner of movie, TV, and home theater topics, the Bonus View blog at High-Def Digest must close its doors effec...
Anamorphic Lens in a Modern 4k Home Theater, Part 2 – The P
After installing a 4k projector in my home theater, I questioned whether an anamorphic lens is still the best way of achieving Constant Image Height display. Although my first tests using an older model suggested that I was better...
Doctor Sleep Review: Worth Staying Up For
Consider me shocked. As much as I enjoyed director Mike Flanagan’s Oculus, the idea of messing with Stanley Kubrick’s vision by making a sequel to The Shining is a tough prescription for Doctor Sleep to fill.
Motherless Brooklyn Review: One Gumshoe Short of a Pair
Film noir can be a tough sell in modern cinema. Motherless Brooklyn seems intent on displaying all the reasons why it doesn’t work, but that doesn’t mean it’s a total waste of 144 minutes.
DTLA Film Festival Journal: Josie & Jack
Sibling relationships are complicated. Josie & Jack shows an unusually stressed pair of siblings, and how they cope with the tension between life inside and outside that relationship.
Unboxed: The Wizard of Oz on Home Video Through the Years
This week marks another home video milestone for The Wizard of Oz. As the iconic 1939 musical fantasy celebrates its 80th anniversary, Warner Home Video honors the occasion with a 4k Ultra HD release. Over the years, director Vict...
Terminator: Dark Fate Review – The Future Is Still Not Set
Is there a franchise where the notion sequels is more baked-in than The Terminator? We should have known that the famous line “I’ll be back” was more than a just a quip, but a mantra promising decades of reboots ...
From Silents to the Seventies: Whirlpool
Whirlpool reunites Gene Tierney with director Otto Preminger, but despite fine performances and stylish direction, this intriguing yet overblown tale of psychological manipulation and murder can’t match the pair’s prev...
Unboxed: The Terminator Series from Laserdisc to Blu-ray
As the Terminator franchise rolls out a new movie, I’m compelled to revisit the earlier entries across the multiple home video formats I’ve collected.
Dolby Atmos Beyond 7.1.4 – Part 6: Reconfiguring Everything (Agai...
My seemingly never-ending project to incorporate an absurd number of speakers into my home theater has undergone another major overhaul since I last provided an update. While, no, I haven’t squeezed any more speakers into th...
TIFF Journal: Bad Education (2019)
Director Cory Finley takes the good will from his 2017 debut Thoroughbreds and ups the ante even further. Bad Education is a bleak, comical, and surprisingly effective film about a high school finance scandal.
Blu-ray Highlights: Week of October 27th, 2019 – All Monste
This Halloween week is inundated with monsters, ghouls, and beasties on Blu-ray, plus sparkling new 4k makeovers for a couple of genuine classics. October closes, however, without a single recent theatrical release of note – at le...