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The Cineluxe Ultimate Holiday Movie Roundup

The Cineluxe Ultimate Holiday Roundup

As with our roundup of Halloween films, the goal here was to select movies that, if you decide to enjoy an evening of holiday fare, will create a consistent mood of good cheer. Each of these films is meant to evoke the Christmas spirit without wandering into the more cynical and gratuitous offerings that have encroached upon what should be a time of affirmation and celebration. 

 

Sadly, far fewer Christmas than Halloween movies are available in 4K, but we’ve ensured that everything here will look and sound great on a quality system no matter the format. 

 

To read the original review for each film. click on the image or its title.

Elf (2003)
ELF

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (HD/Dolby TrueHD 5.1)

Amazon Prime (HD/5.1) / Apple TV (HD/5.1) 

Fandango Now (HD) / Google Play (HD)

Vudu (HD/5.1)

Klaus

AVAILABLE ON

Netflix (4K HDR/Dolby Digital+ 5.1)

Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Disney+ (4K HDR) / Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision)

Amazon (4K) / Fandango Now (4K)

 Google Play (4K) / Vudu (4K)

Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

AVAILABLE ON

Netflix (HD)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio stereo)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision) / Vudu (4K HDR10)

Amazon Prime (4K) / Fandango Now (4K)

Google Play (HD)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (HD/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Amazon (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1) / Apple TV (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1) / Vudu (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1)

Fandango Now (HD/5.1) / Google Play (HD/5.1)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (HD/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Amazon Prime (HD/5.1) / Apple TV (HD/5.1) /

Disney+ (HD/5.1) / Fandango Now (HD/5.1)

Google Play (HD/5.1) / Vudu (HD/5.1)

"White Christmas": Much More Than Just a Christmas Movie

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (HD/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Amazon (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1) / Apple TV (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1) / Netflix (HD/Dolby Digital+ 5.1)

Vudu (HD/Dolby Digital+ stereo)

Fandango Now (HD) / Google Play (HD)

The Cineluxe Ultimate Halloween Movie Roundup

Reviews: Halloween Movies

We’ve gathered films that, if you decided to pluck out 2 or 3 or 4 and make an evening out of them, would create the perfect Halloween mood. We’ve opted for thrills and scares over sadism, steering clear of gratuitous atrocities, while maintaining a certain twisted style. We’ve also opted for quality presentation, selecting films that, when viewed together, will maintain the illusion you’ve settled in for the night at your favorite movie theater.

 

To read the original review for each film. click on the image or its title.

Alien (1979)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Amazon (4K HDR/5.1) / Apple TV (4K HDR/5.1)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1) / Vudu (4K HDR/5.1)

Google Play (HD/5.1) / HBO Max (HD/5.1) 

The Birds (1963)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio stereo)

Apple TV (4K HDR/stereo)
Fandango Now (4K HDR/stereo)

Vudu (UHD)

Amazon (HD) / Google Play (HD)

Castle Rock

AVAILABLE ON

Hulu (4K/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1) / Fandango Now (HD/5.1)

Google Play (HD/5.1) / Kaleidescape (HD/5.1)

Vudu (4K HD/5.1)

Ed Wood

AVAILABLE ON

Amazon (HD/stereo) / Apple TV (HD/stereo)
Google Play (HD/stereo) / Fandango Now (HD/stereo)
Vudu (HD/stereo)

It (2017)
IT (2017)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/Dolby TrueHD Atmos)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1) / Vudu (4K HDR/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1) / Google Play (HD/5.1)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

AVAILABLE ON

Amazon (HD) / Apple TV (HD)

Fandango Now (HD) /  Vudu (HD)

Psycho (1960)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Apple TV (4K HDR/5.1) /  Vudu (4K HDR/5.1)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1) / Google Play (HD/5.1)

The Shining (1980)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision/5.1)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1) / Vudu (4K HDR/5.1)

Google Play (4K/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1)

Beetlejuice

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/Dolby TrueHD Atmos)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Vudu (4K HDR/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1) / Google Play (4K HDR/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1)

Dracula (2020)

AVAILABLE ON

Netflix (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Eraserhead

AVAILABLE ON

Amazon (HD/stereo) / Apple TV (HD/stereo)
Google Play (HD/stereo) / Criterion Channel (HD/stereo)
Vudu (HD/stereo)

The Invisible Man (2020)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/Dolby TrueHD Atmos)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Vudu (4K HDR/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1) / HBO Max (HD/5.1)

Jaws

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/Dolby TrueHD Atmos)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Fandango Now (4K HDR/5.1) / Vudu (4K HDR/5.1)

Amazon (HD/5.1) / Google Play (HD/5.1)

HBO Max (HD/5.1)

Midsommar

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (4K HDR/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)

Apple TV (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Vudu (4K HD10 /Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Amazon (4K HDR10/5.1) / Fandango Now (4K)

Google Play (HD)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

AVAILABLE ON

Kaleidescape (HD/Dolby True HD stereo)

Amazon (HD/stereo) / Apple TV (HD/stereo)

Fandango Now (HD/stereo) / Google Play (HD/stereo) 

Vudu (HD/stereo)

Stranger Things 3

AVAILABLE ON

Netflix (4K Dolby Vision/Dolby Digital+ Atmos)

Reviews: Oscar-Nominated Films

Cineluxe has looked at most of the movies nominated for the major Oscar categories, so
we thought we’d make it easier to get up to speed on this year’s contenders by gathering
all the 
reviews in one place. You can click on the movie titles below to go to the original
post. We’ll be covering additional Oscar-nominated films as they become available for
digital release.

Joker

Picture, Director, Actor, Adapted Screenplay
Cinematography, Original Score, Film Editing
Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Costume Design
Makeup and Hairstyling

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor
Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Editing
Sound Mixing, Costume Design, Production Design

Jojo Rabbit

Picture, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay
Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design

Ford v Ferrari

Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

The Two Popes

Actor, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Knives Out

Original Screenplay

Klaus

Animated Feature Film

Missing Link

Animated Feature Film

Avengers: Endgame

Visual Effects

Ad Astra

Sound Mixing

Honeyland

International Feature Film, Documentary Feature

The Irishman

Picture, Director, Supporting Actor
Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography
Film Editing, Costume Design, Production Design
Visual Effects

Parasite

Picture, International Feature Film, Director
Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design

Marriage Story

Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress
Original Screenplay, Original Score

Judy

Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Supporting Actor

Toy Story 4

Animated Feature Film, Original Song

I Lost My Body

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon 3

Animated Feature Film

The Lion King (2019)

Visual Effects

The Edge of Democracy

Documentary Feature

American Factory

Documentary Feature