web analytics

Mystery

Love Crime [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Love Crime [UK] Blu-ray Review

Love Crime is a guilty pleasure of revenge carried by its two strong leads in Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier.

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer’s Code Blu-ray Review

Posted April 18th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer’s Code Blu-ray Review

This British mystery mini-series has an interesting concept and strong cast, but stumbles on its execution.

Dragon Blu-ray Review

Posted April 18th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Dragon Blu-ray Review

Donnie Yen’s latest wuxia film offers a winning mix of martial arts action and thrilling drama.

At the Gate of the Ghost Blu-ray Review

Posted April 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

At the Gate of the Ghost Blu-ray Review

Thai filmmaker M.L. Bhandevanop Devakul’s recreation of the Kurosawa Akira classic Rashomon is visually stunning, but a classic should never be fooled around with. This remake misses all the nuance of the Kurosawa original.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 1 Blu-ray Review

Posted March 21st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 1 Blu-ray Review

This Aussie period detective series is A-grade mystery mixed with luxuriant set designs. It gets a strong HD release to Blu-ray from Acorn.

Ministry of Fear [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 7th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Ministry of Fear [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A classic WW II film noir, the Criterion Collection gives us one of Fritz Lang’s spy thrillers with decent remastering and a good period cast. If not at the top of the heap for this genre, it remains an engaging watch.

Laura Blu-ray Review

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Laura Blu-ray Review

Laura is a well-crafted film noir that has received a fabulous restoration from 20th Century Fox. A tense plot, deftly directed by Otto Preminger and delivered by great actors will keep you on the edge of your seat until the film’s conclusion.

Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Blu-ray Review

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Blu-ray Review

Scooby and the gang hit a comic book convention and try to sniff out who’s posing as the Blue Falcon’s number one nemesis Mr. Hyde and terrorizing the crowds, in this fun for the whole family feature-length adventure.

Persona 4: The Animation — Collection Two Blu-ray Review

Posted January 12th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Persona 4: The Animation — Collection Two Blu-ray Review

Persona 4: The Animation comes to a close with the strong second half in this second collection from Sentai Filmworks.

Umineko: When They Cry Vol. 1 & 2 Premium Editions Blu-ray Review

Posted December 12th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Umineko: When They Cry Vol. 1 & 2 Premium Editions Blu-ray Review

This anime series, based on a visual novel, may work in the video game world, but as an animated series it lacks some cohesion and a satisfying conclusion.