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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.

The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

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

The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

This is a definitive collection of six of writer/director Jacques Demy’s best films, receiving fabulous makeovers from Criterion Collection

Viva Las Vegas Blu-ray Book Review

Posted August 1st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Viva Las Vegas Blu-ray Book Review

“Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire…” The King’s best film, Viva Las Vegas gets a 50th Anniversary reissue in a Blu-ray Book from Warner.

Elvis: That’s the Way it Is (Two-Disc Special Edition) Blu-ray Book Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Elvis: That’s the Way it Is (Two-Disc Special Edition) Blu-ray Book Review

Elvis has arrived in this beautiful Blu-ray Book edition of the 2000 re-release version of his classic concert film That’s the Way it Is.

Rio 2 Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted July 19th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rio 2 Blu-ray 3D Review

Although it doesn’t quite live up to expectations, Rio 2 is still a fantastic film to sit through with the entire family