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Into the Woods Blu-ray Review

Posted April 11th, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Into the Woods Blu-ray Review

Into the Woods is an excellent film adaptation of a Broadway classic that gets great production values.

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Posted March 31st, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Musicals: 4-Movie Collection (The Band Wagon/Calamity Jane/Kiss Me Kate/Singin’ in the Rain) Blu-ray Review

Warner Bros. delve into their vast archive of classic Hollywood musicals and give us four Golden Age films that receive outstanding restoration of sight and sound.

Annie (2014) Blu-ray Review

Posted March 17th, 2015 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Annie (2014) Blu-ray Review

The voices aren’t up to snuff and opportunities are missed in this Annie for the millennial crowd.

Beach Blanket Bingo Blu-ray Review

Posted March 1st, 2015 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Beach Blanket Bingo Blu-ray Review

One of the several American International Pictures “beach” movies that provides for a modicum of listening and viewing pleasure.

Into The Woods: Original Broadway Production Blu-ray Review

Posted December 3rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Into The Woods: Original Broadway Production Blu-ray Review

This is Sondheim and Lapine’s most successful collaboration, Into the Woods, portrayed by a superb cast, but released in its original low-resolution television format marked with artifacts and a score that sounds dry and compressed.

White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted December 3rd, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

White Christmas is a self-recommending holiday classic that warms the heart with Irving Berlin’s songbook and receives a wonderful makeover from the Paramount restoration team.

Audrey Hepburn Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted October 6th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Audrey Hepburn Collection Blu-ray Review

The Audrey Hepburn Collection offers a trio of some of Hepburn’s best roles, lovingly restored at a real bargain.

Sleeping Beauty (1959): Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted October 4th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Sleeping Beauty (1959): Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty returns to Blu-ray in a Diamond Edition lighter on extras, but with the same sparkling restoration.

The Gang’s All Here (1943) [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 15th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Gang’s All Here (1943) [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

The Gang’s All Here is a surreal wartime musical comedy that dazzles with its colors, big band music, and audacious choreography.

Muppets Most Wanted (Unnecessarily Extended Edition) Blu-ray Review

Posted September 9th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Muppets Most Wanted (Unnecessarily Extended Edition) Blu-ray Review

Muppets Most Wanted! is a delightful romp through Europe’s capitals with plenty of comic moments and a heap of good cameos to boot.