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Historical Fiction

Manhattan: Season One Blu-ray Review

Posted April 12th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Manhattan: Season One Blu-ray Review

WGN series Manhattan, a fictionalized account of The Manhattan Project, gets off with a blast in its first season on Blu-ray

Back to 1942 [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 3rd, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Back to 1942 [UK] Blu-ray Review

Back to 1942 (一九四二) is a beautifully filmed epic that tells the story of China’s devastating wartime famine in Henan.

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted February 21st, 2015 by Gerard Iribe

The Last Supper (2012) Blu-ray Review

The Last Supper looks stupendous, but that’s about all this dull historical drama has going for it.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted January 16th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Learn about Nucky’s past and see how everything ends in the final season of Boardwalk Empire on Blu-ray now from HBO.

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna offers up a gender-twisting take on the Sengoku period filled with action, romance, and magic.

Queen Margot: 20th Anniversary Director’s Cut Blu-ray Review

Posted August 31st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Queen Margot: 20th Anniversary Director’s Cut Blu-ray Review

A ravishing historical epic with powerful performances, Queen Margot comes to Blu-ray in a beautifully restored director’s cut

The Werner Herzog Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Werner Herzog Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

The Werner Herzog Collection from the BFI offers a perfect opportunity to familiarize oneself with this latter-day auteur.

300: Rise of an Empire Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

300: Rise of an Empire Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D Review

300: Rise of an Empire updates the 300 style and includes standout performances from Eva Green and Lena Headey for an okay popcorn flick.

Stalingrad (2013) Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Stalingrad (2013) Blu-ray 3D Review

A gorgeous World War II epic from the Russian perspective, Stalingrad is a treat for the home theatre.

Pompeii Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted May 17th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Pompeii Blu-ray 3D Review

Pompeii overindulges in CGI, has an overwrought love story, and campy performances, but works as a popcorn flick

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