Even though the 2D and 3D presentations are solid, Disney’s G-Force just isn’t a good film. Unless you’re dying for 3D material, I can’t see recommending this unless you have little one’s dying to see this.
Archives for October 2011
The anime series Clannad proves a quite charming and poignant look at life and coming of age and it arrives in a solid high definition Blu-ray release from Sentai Filmworks.
Even though the concept may sound interesting, 13 is poorly executed on nearly all levels.
With a funny cast, solid video and audio, Father of Invention comes recommended as a solid rental.
A Wiener Staatsoper 2011 production of Handel’s Alcina provides a treasure trove of great singing and orchestral playing in this rarely heard masterpiece.
This souvenir from the Chopin bicentenary year features stellar performances between pianist Daniel Barenboim and conductor Andris Nelsons leading the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. The sound recording is a bit dry while the videography is excellent.
A musically satisfying performance of Janacek’s masterpiece, Jenufa, is rendered by the Teatro Real forces led by Ivor Bolton. Excellent vocal performances are led by Amanda Roocroft, Debra Polaski and Miroslav Dvorsky. The video quality is not quite up to the best current standards but the voices are well captured by the audio engineers.
The second season of Darker Than Black continues the action and the intrigue and it arrives in this Blu-ray+DVD combo pack from Funimation with the OVAs included, which should please fans of the series.
Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony receives an extra-worldly performance by maestro Riccardo Chailly and his Leipzig Gewandhausorchester. Soloists Oelze and Connolly are marvelous as is the entire audio and video proceedings captured at this international Mahler festival
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new opera based on the over-the-top life of reality celebrity Anna Nicole Smith is given a definitive if not entirely successful performance by the Royal Opera House forces in this world premiere video.