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The Right Stuff: 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Book Review

Posted October 31st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Right Stuff: 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Book Review

A pure epic, The Right Stuff’s 30th Anniversary release on Blu-ray is a must-own classic.

Floating City Blu-ray Review

Posted August 20th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Floating City Blu-ray Review

Yim Ho’s atmospheric docudrama Floating City looks marvelous on Blu-ray

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42 Blu-ray Review

Posted July 14th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

42 Blu-ray Review

42 is suffers from platitudes on race and character archetypes and fails to give any insight into the real Jackie Robinson or Branch Rickey.

Medium Cool [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 10th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Medium Cool [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A brilliant cinematic recreation of the 1968 political riots in Chicago, writer/director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler delivers a powerful film that transcends its era.

Brubaker Blu-ray Review

Posted May 31st, 2013 by Brendan Surpless

Brubaker Blu-ray Review

The film’s subject matter, as well as Robert Redford’s strong performance, make 20th Century Fox’s Brubaker a Blu-ray worth owning.

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted May 27th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

This opulent epic gets a dazzling high definition release on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox.

Viva Zapata! Blu-ray Review

Posted May 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Viva Zapata! Blu-ray Review

Elia Kazan’s and John Steinbeck’s Viva Zapata! features Marlon Brando in a charismatic, if mostly fictional, portrayal of the famous Mexican revolutionary leader.

Back to 1942 Blu-ray Review

Posted May 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Back to 1942 Blu-ray Review

Back to 1942 is an epic that tells the story of China’s devastating wartime famine. beautifully filmed and with a large budget, the film is sprawling, but fails to strike an emotional note, perhaps due to it overreaching sense of scope.

The Great Escape Blu-ray Review

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Great Escape Blu-ray Review

This classic 1963 World War II adventure film features one of the greatest chase scenes ever, courtesy of the inimitable Steve McQueen. The cast of who’s who actors and high quality of the story makes it the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Mr. Selfridge (Original UK Edition) Blu-ray Review

Posted April 24th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mr. Selfridge (Original UK Edition) Blu-ray Review

Another lavish costume drama from the British that, one gets the feeling, is more soap than fact, Mr. Selfridge chronicles the early days of the famous Selfridge’s department store in London.

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