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Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – August 3, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – August 3, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the first Tuesday of August 2021. This week, we got 3 movies on DVD and 1 on Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Back Again

DVD

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • American Assassin
  • Klippers
  • Slender Man
  • Sorry To Bother You
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Blu-Ray

  • American Assassin
  • Slender Man
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Movies Coming Soon

August 6th

  • DVD: She Ball
  • Blu-Ray: Luca
  • DVD: Luca

August 10th

  • DVD: Queen Bees
  • DVD: Finding You
  • DVD: Profile
  • DVD: Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2
  • DVD: Occupation: Rainfall
  • DVD: The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2
  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits
  • DVD: Till Death

August 17th

  • Blu-Ray: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

August 24th

  • DVD: Jurassic Hunt
  • DVD: Habit
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2

August 31th

  • DVD: 12 Mighty Orphans
  • Blu-Ray: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: In The Heights
  • Blu-Ray: In The Heights

More upcoming releases

  • DVD: The Gateway
  • DVD: Zola
  • DVD: F9: The Fast Saga
  • Blu-Ray: F9: The Fast Saga
  • 4K UHD: F9: The Fast Saga
  • Blu-Ray: The Forever Purge
  • DVD: The Forever Purge
  • Blu-Ray: Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • DVD: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 27, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 27, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the last Tuesday of July 2021. This week, we got 4 movies on DVD, 2 on Blu-Ray and 1 on 4K UHD. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

4K UHD

Back Again

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • An Elephant’s Journey
  • Death of a Nation
  • I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
  • Mandy
  • Minutes To Midnight
  • Scorpion King 5: Book of Souls
  • The Legend of Halloween Jack
  • The Padre

Blu-Ray

  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Movies Coming Soon

August 3rd

  • DVD: Take Back
  • DVD: Here Today
  • DVD: Don’t Breathe (Back Again)
  • Blu-Ray: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • DVD: Those Who Wish Me Dead

August 6th

  • DVD: She Ball
  • Blu-Ray: Luca
  • DVD: Luca

August 10th

  • DVD: Queen Bees
  • DVD: Finding You
  • DVD: Profile
  • DVD: Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2
  • DVD: Occupation: Rainfall
  • DVD: The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2
  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits
  • DVD: Till Death

August 17th

  • Blu-Ray: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

August 24th

  • DVD: Jurassic Hunt
  • DVD: Habit
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: In The Heights
  • Blu-Ray: In The Heights
  • DVD: The Gateway
  • DVD: Zola
  • DVD: F9: The Fast Saga
  • Blu-Ray: F9: The Fast Saga
  • 4K UHD: F9: The Fast Saga
  • Blu-Ray: The Forever Purge
  • DVD: The Forever Purge
  • Blu-Ray: Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • DVD: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Marvel “Super Used Movie” Sale at Redbox

Marvel “Super Used Movie” Sale at Redbox

Hi everyone,

Redbox is currently having a Marvel Movie Sale titled “Super Used Movie Sale”, with each film being available for just $1.99. This applies to both the DVD and the Blu-Ray versions.

Do note that some kiosks may only have a fewer selection of films and some of them can be bought only at the box. An example is the first Avengers Movie and the Avengers: Age of Ultron film, which will not be shown in the app, but some kiosks may have them. Also, you may find the Avengers: Infinity War Blu-Ray on some kiosks as well, while the app only allows the purchase of the DVD version. For Ant-Man and The Wasp, you can only purchase the Blu-Ray version on the app while the DVD version may be at the kiosk.

I’m going to be honest: I have not seen the Marvel movies except for Iron Man 1 and 2 and the first Thor movie, so this sale is worth it as you can basically own the movies for $0.01 less than renting the Blu-Ray version and $0.14 more than renting the DVD version. You can bet I took advantage of this sale:

The first Avengers movie was made available at the kiosk this past Tuesday, but can only be rented at the box and only the Blu-Ray version is in stock. Maybe Redbox will update their app inventory to include this title to buy or purchase.

You have until August 2nd to go and purchase the Marvel movies. The only movies that seem to not be available for sale so far are the Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange movies.

My guess is Redbox wants to liquidate inventory while also making space at the boxes for the new movies coming in the following weeks. August is sure to bring hit movies to the box every week!

Will you buy any of the Marvel movies on sale?

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 4x

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 4x

Hi everyone,

Today, we will see how well the Pioneer BDR-2212 can burn the SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Discs at a speed of 4x:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB on Pioneer BDR-2212

This drive can burn these discs at up to 8x but we will focus burning it at 4x this time:

The burning process was successful:

Data verification was also successful:

Here’s how the disc surface look after burning it:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Burned in Pioneer BDR-2212 at 4x

The surface looks smooth and identical to the 6x and 8x burns.

Quality Scans

We’ll see how well this disc burned in this drive:

From the above scans, we can see that burning at 4x brings better results except on the layer break, which is worse than the 6x burn. The LiteOn and LG scans maintained good numbers on the first and second layer, but the increase in the layer break is unexpected. The disc, however, is still completely readable with no slowdowns.

Conclusion

While the Pioneer BDR-2212 can also burn this disc at 4x, we have to be careful about the burn quality around the layer break. It seems it is better to burn these discs at 6x in this drive to get an optimum burn.

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 6x

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 6x

Hi everyone,

Today, we will see how well the Pioneer BDR-2212 can burn the SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Discs at a speed of 6x:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB on Pioneer BDR-2212

This drive can burn these discs at up to 8x but we will focus burning it at 6x this time:

SpeedX BD-R DL Pioneer BDR-2212 6x 2

The burning process was successful:

Data verification was also successful:

Here’s how the disc surface look after burning it:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Burned in Pioneer BDR-2212 at 6x

The surface looks smooth and identical to the 8x burn.

Quality Scans

We’ll see how well this disc burned in this drive:

From the above scans, we can once again see that the LG drive scanned the disc better. It did present a bit of elevated numbers once it was reaching almost the end of the first layer, and it reports a bit of high numbers at the start of the 2nd layer. The scan on the LiteOn drive also shows the elevated numbers in the layer break and the rest of the 2nd layer scanned good. The disc is completely readable with no slowdowns.

Conclusion

The Pioneer BDR-2212 can also burn this disc reliably at 6x. The numbers are a bit less than on the 8x burn which should make the disc work better on sensitive drives. The difference between the 6x and 8x burn is about 5 minutes, so you can choose this speed if you prefer a bit better quality burn over the 8x.

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 8x

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive at 8x

Hi everyone,

Today, we will see how well the Pioneer BDR-2212 can burn the SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Discs:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB on Pioneer BDR-2212

This drive can burn these discs at up to 8x. We will be burning it at that speed:

SpeedX BD-R DL Pioneer BDR-2212 1

The burning process was successful:

Data verification was also successful:

Here’s how the disc surface look after burning it:

SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Burned in Pioneer BDR-2212 at 8x

The surface looks smooth altough with the usual dark part of these discs.

Quality Scans

We’ll see how well this disc burned in this drive:

From the above scans, we can see that the LG drive scanned the disc better. The Pioneer drive always seem to do a better burn at the 2nd layer than at the first one. Regardless, the LG drive did report higher numbers just at the moment of the layer break. Even through the LiteOn drive scanned worst the first layer, the disc is completely readable with no slowdowns.

Conclusion

The Pioneer BDR-2212 can burn this disc reliably at 8x, but some drives may scan the disc worse than others, possibly due to its different optic mechanisms. An 8x burn takes about 25 to 30 minutes and the data verification takes about the same time. Overall, it takes about an hour to burn and verify these discs.

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 20, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 20, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the 3rd Tuesday of July 2021. This week, we got 4 movies on DVD and 1 on Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Also, on Friday we got Out of Death in DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

Back Again

DVD

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Constantine: City of Demons
  • Lifetime Double Feature: A Very Merry Toy Store & Four Christmases And A Wedding
  • The Pagan King

Movies Coming Soon

July 27th

  • DVD: Joey & Ella
  • DVD: The God Committee
  • Blu-Ray: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • DVD: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II

August 3rd

  • DVD: Take Back
  • DVD: Here Today
  • DVD: Don’t Breathe (Back Again)
  • DVD: Till Death
  • Blu-Ray: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • DVD: Those Who Wish Me Dead

August 6th

  • DVD: She Ball
  • Blu-Ray: Luca
  • DVD: Luca

August 10th

  • DVD: Queen Bees
  • DVD: Finding You
  • DVD: Profile
  • DVD: Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2
  • DVD: Occupation: Rainfall
  • DVD: The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2
  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits

August 17th

  • Blu-Ray: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • Blu-Ray: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: The Gateway
  • DVD: Zola
  • Blu-Ray: F9
  • 4K UHD: F9
  • DVD: F9
  • Blu-Ray: The Forever Purge
  • DVD: The Forever Purge
Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Panasonic UJ-260 drive

Burning a SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Disc in the Panasonic UJ-260 drive

Hi everyone,

Today, we will see how well the Panasonic UJ-260 can burn the SpeedX BD-R DL 50GB Discs:

This drive can burn these discs at up to 4x:

SpeedX BD-R DL Panasonic UJ-260 1

The burning process was successful and reached the 4x speed:

Data verification was also successful:

Here’s how the disc surface look after burning it:

SpeedX BD-R DL 5

We can see the 2 regions: 2x and 4x, as this drive burns these using a Z-CLV method.

Quality Scans

We’ll see how well this disc burned in this drive:

From the above scans, we can see that both drives reported similar numbers. Overall, a great burn.

When the drive fails burning

It seems the Panasonic drive has some issues with this media code. Similar to the Philips BD-R DL 50GB discs, these may also fail sometimes. My experience was positive for the most part, but it may still do a bad burn.

SpeedX Failed Disc Panasonic UJ-260

Conclusion

While this drive is able to burn these discs, you may get a bad burn every now and then. It seems the drive doesn’t like these discs sometimes, but when it does, it produces a good burn. I’m not sure what may trigger the bad burns, but I guess it may be quality issues and the drive not able to do a proper power calibration. It may also be due to some dark spots in the discs, similar to the spots in the Philips discs. If you’re going to use this drive, keep this in mind.

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 13, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 13, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the 2nd Tuesday of July 2021. This week, we got 5 movies on DVD, 2 on Blu-Ray and 1 in 4K UHD. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

4K UHD

Back Again

DVD

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Arizona
  • Armed
  • Benched
  • Down a Dark Hall
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Reprisal
  • The Legend of the Hallowaiian
  • The Mummy (2017)
  • Unfriended: Dark Web

Blu-Ray

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The Mummy (2017)

4K UHD

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

Movies Coming Soon

July 16th

  • Blu-Ray: Out of Death
  • DVD: Out of Death

July 20th

  • DVD: Initiation
  • DVD: Die in a Gunfight
  • DVD: Held
  • Blu-Ray: Spiral
  • DVD: Spiral

July 27th

  • DVD: Joey & Ella
  • DVD: The God Committee
  • Blu-Ray: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • DVD: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II

August 3rd

  • DVD: Take Back
  • DVD: Here Today
  • DVD: Don’t Breathe (Back Again)
  • DVD: Till Death
  • Blu-Ray: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • DVD: Those Who Wish Me Dead

August 6th

  • DVD: She Ball

August 10th

  • DVD: Queen Bees
  • DVD: Finding You
  • DVD: Profile
  • DVD: Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2
  • DVD: Occupation: Rainfall
  • DVD: The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2
  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2
  • Blu-Ray: Zola
  • DVD: Zola
  • Blu-Ray: The Forever Purge
The SpeedX BD-R DL discs

The SpeedX BD-R DL discs

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be seeing the SpeedX BD-R DL discs. I got these on eBay last month. They are dual layer Blu-Ray discs that can hold up to 50GB and can be officially burned at up to 6x:

These have a White Inkjet Printable surface:

SpeedX BD-R DL 3

On the bottom side, they look similar to the Philips BD-R DL discs I reviewed some time:

SpeedX BD-R DL 4

In fact, they have the same media code: CMCMAG-DI6-000. This means that SpeedX is sourcing their discs from CMC Magnetics.

SpeedX BD-R DL Panasonic UJ-260 1

In the next few posts, we’ll see how well these discs burn on some drives, and if the same story that happened with the Philips discs still happens here.