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L’Eclisse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 20th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

L’Eclisse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

In the finale of his trilogy, Michelangelo Antonioni further explores the intimacy of human relationships with L’eclisse.

Rossini: Otello [Orchestra La Scintilla/Tang] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rossini: Otello [Orchestra La Scintilla/Tang] Blu-ray Review

A rarely heard Rossini specialty, we get four good tenors contributing to terrific performance of Rossini’s retelling of the Shakespeare legend.

Le mani sulla citta’ [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Le mani sulla citta’ [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

A visually powerful yet coldly distant look at post–war corruption in Rome from Francesco Rosi

Frivolous Lola [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 20th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Frivolous Lola [UK] Blu-ray Review

Female posterior-obsessed erotica director Tinto Brass’ Frivolous Lola arrives in a restored Blu-ray Edition from Arrow

Verdi: Aida [Oren/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Verdi: Aida [Oren/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.

W.A. Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte [Cambreling/Teatro Real de Madrid] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

W.A. Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte [Cambreling/Teatro Real de Madrid] Blu-ray Review

A beautifully filmed and directed rendition of one of Mozart’s supreme romantic comedies that is abetted by a great cast of young singers

Terraferma Blu-ray Review

Posted January 16th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Terraferma Blu-ray Review

Terraferma is a gorgeously captured film that doesn’t quite get its intended point across.

Rossini: Matilde di Shabran [Martone/Teatro Comunale di Bologna] Blu-ray Review

Posted January 4th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rossini: Matilde di Shabran [Martone/Teatro Comunale di Bologna] Blu-ray Review

The Blu-ray premiere of one of Rossini’s least performed operas gets the star-treatment with luxurious casting and excellent videography.

Il bidone [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 30th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Il bidone [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray Review

Fellini’s minor film, Il bidone, gets a beautiful new transfer to Blu-ray from Eureka’s Masters of Cinema and an opportunity for a reexamination.

Cinema Paradiso: 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 20th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cinema Paradiso: 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Giuseppe Tornatore’s heartfelt ode to the cinema gets a beautiful new restoration on Blu-ray from Arrow Films