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French Cancan [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 24th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

French Cancan [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Jean Renoir’s 1955 Technicolor French return is simply dazzling in this Blu-ray restoration from the BFI.

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted November 10th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

This flawed but still enjoyable release of West Side Story could have been so much better, but is ultimately only a middling transfer at best of a classic Hollywood musical.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted October 14th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review

Warner has reissued Willy Wonka on Blu-ray in this Ultimate Collector’s Edition with a boatload of collectible items in tow, but if you don’t need all the extra fluff, the previous Blu-ray Book edition with identical transfer will serve you just as well at a lower price.

Brand New Day Blu-ray Review

Posted September 28th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Brand New Day Blu-ray Review

This musical comedy from Australia, based on a stage musical, doesn’t quite transition well to big screen, seeming a bit clumsy and superficial, but it is still an aural and visual treat on Blu-ray.

Glee: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Posted September 15th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Glee: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Glee hits the sophomore slump in its second season, but arrives on Blu-ray with a reasonably strong high definition transfer and lossless soundtrack from Fox.

Carmen: The Restored Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 18th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Carmen: The Restored Edition [UK Release] Blu-ray Review

This film version of the sexy, sultry, and memorable opera Carmen starring a young Plácido Domingo in his prime finally arrives on Blu-ray from Second Sight Films in the UK.

Fiddler on the Roof: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

Posted April 29th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Fiddler on the Roof: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

The legendary Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, returns in its 40th anniversary silver screen version. Director Norman Jewison makes a successful film adaptation and is aided by a very strong cast in all of the major roles. While the video and audio qualities of this disc do not measure up to today’s best standards, Fiddler remains a very enjoyable evening’s entertainment.

De-Lovely Blu-ray Review

Posted April 25th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

De-Lovely Blu-ray Review

It’s delightful, it’s de-regal, and of course, it’s de-lovely. This pleasant musical biopic about Cole Porter is wonderfully realized and looks solid on Blu-ray.

Glee Encore Blu-ray Review

Posted April 21st, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Glee Encore Blu-ray Review

Hey gleeks, relive all the musical performances you loved from Season One in Glee Encore.

Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Blu-ray Review

Posted April 11th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Blu-ray Review

Hot pink, glitter, pop music, and plain vanilla all over — it’s another Disney Channel musical specially made for kids.