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Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  0 comments

HCC's ultimate countdown of the 101 best Blu-ray discs around continues below. Click Part 1 for numbers 101-81, Part 2 for numbers 80-61, and Part 3 for numbers 60-41.

Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Jun 25, 2014  |  0 comments

HCC's ultimate countdown of the 101 best Blu-ray discs around continues below. Click Part 1 for numbers 101-81 and Part 2 for numbers 80-61.

Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Jun 24, 2014  |  0 comments

HCC's ultimate countdown of the 101 best Blu-ray discs around continues below. Click here for numbers 101-81.

Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Jun 23, 2014  |  0 comments

With movie streaming services becoming bigger and better and even TV manufacturers getting into the content-delivery game, Blu-ray is facing its biggest battle since the days of HD DVD. But if you are thinking of leaving the physical format behind, make sure your get these discs first...

Steve May  |  Apr 27, 2014  |  0 comments

In space no one can hear you scream. This kinda makes it difficult to construct an immersive, thrilling yet believable space-locked movie soundtrack – but that's exactly what multi-award-winning sound designer and editor Glenn Freemantle has managed with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.

Steve May  |  Mar 22, 2014  |  0 comments

It’s not just video that is getting a resolution update. Audio has also jumped the bandwagon and is now promising an altogether sharper sonic experience. The High-Resolution Audio banner is being unfurled by a growing number of big-name brands, eager to push performance beyond the limitations of the now venerable compact disc.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 23, 2013  |  0 comments

Having begun his animation career at Pixar working on Toy Story and THX promos, Hal Hickel transfered to Industrial Light & Magic in order to work on the Star Wars prequels having been a fan of the franchise since childhood (he even submitted his own script for a Star Wars sequel at the age of 12 and received a polite rejection letter from producer Gary Kurtz). Since then he has worked on a variety of blockbusters including Star Wars: Episodes I and II, first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, Iron Man and Super 8. His most recent role was as animation supervisor on Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 07, 2013  |  0 comments

Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar shot to fame a little over a decade ago with a series high profile gigs for DC Comics and Marvel including The Authority, The Ultimates, Superman: Red Son and Marvel Knights Spider-Man.

Mark Craven & Anton van Beek  |  Nov 01, 2013  |  0 comments

It's the highest-quality video format around and the basis of any home cinema system, but as Team HCC reveals, the bigwigs behind Blu-ray have occasionally dropped the ball...

Mark Craven & Anton van Beek  |  Oct 29, 2013  |  0 comments

Everyone loves a good horror movie. Well, maybe not everyone, but the longevity of the genre suggests there are plenty of us who enjoy being frightened as we fumble for our popcorn. And whether you get your thrills from haunted houses, masked stalkers, shuffling zombies or cursed videotapes, there are plenty of flicks to choose from when it comes to planning your Halloween home cinema entertainment.

Mark Craven  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  0 comments

So you watched all of Walter White's antics, have enrolled with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and can recite Doctor Who line for line – but there are plenty of other great TV shows you may be missing out on. We round up a dozen must-own TV boxsets...

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 31, 2013  |  0 comments

With its bravura mix of violence, intrigue, action and sex, Cinemax's recent hit series Banshee quickly established itself as a firm favourite here at HCC.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 09, 2013  |  0 comments

Having got his start working in New York's George Eastman House archives - home to one of the largest collections of silent films in the world, as well as a good portion of Martin Scorsese's own private collection - James White has become one of the leading lights of film restoration in the UK.

Adrian Justins  |  Jun 14, 2013  |  0 comments

Few Aces up its sleeve

Acetrax offers new movies to both rent and buy, but in use it's somewhat frustrating