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Serial Experiments Lain: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted February 1st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Serial Experiments Lain: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

The innovative 1998 sci-fi anime series Serial Experiments Lain makes its way to Blu-ray with a strong HD restoration and hefty in-box bonuses from FUNimation Entertainment.

Pina [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted January 28th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Pina [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray 3D Review

Director Wim Wenders gives us a marvelous portrait of the late avant-garde choreographer Pina Bausch. Mixing selections from several ballets with poignant reminiscences by her dancers, this is a disc not to be missed.

That Obscure Object of Desire [StudioCanal Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 28th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

That Obscure Object of Desire [StudioCanal Collection] Blu-ray Review

Lionsgate brings Luis Buñuel’s final film, a masterpiece that examines the indefinable element of attraction, to Blu-ray in a finely transferred StudioCanal Collection edition for the U.S.

Fear and Desire [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 30th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Fear and Desire [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Stanley Kubrick’s controversial debut feature film is brought to Blu-ray with a solid restoration from The Library of Congress by Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series.

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion Collection releases a gorgeous high definition transfer of the innovative Kurosawa Akira 1950 classic packed with informative bonus features.

The Turin Horse [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 12th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Turin Horse [UK] Blu-ray Review

“Magnificent” can hardly describe Béla Tarr’s self-proclaimed final film, The Turin Horse, an essay in the struggles of survival, of life and death, that truly plays out like poetry in motion.

Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 6th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

This 1963 classic is a master class in comedic social commentary by four of the greatest auteurs in cinematic history.

The Gospel According to Matthew [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Gospel According to Matthew [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Pasolini’s story of Christ arrives on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition from the Masters of Cinema series that is a likely contender for one of their best releases of the year.

The Conformist [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 24th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Conformist [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Bernardo Bertolucci’s visually stunning, psychologically moving art house classic, The Conformist (Il Conformista) arrives in a strong Dual Format Edition from the UK’s Arrow Video.

The Tree of Life Blu-ray Review

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Tree of Life Blu-ray Review

The Tree of Life is an existential and impressionistic look at the human experience, marvelous in ts visual aesthetic and emotional achievement. It arrives in a barebones Combo Pack that nonetheless offers reference quality audio and video.