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.
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 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 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 comes to a close with the strong second half in this second collection from Sentai Filmworks.
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.
A sci-fi thriller that taps into contemporary anxieties about terrorism and increasing use of government surveillance, Un-Go may not be perfect, but is a refreshing change from the usual anime series we see.
Dull and uninspired, The Raven shall “nevermore” be played around these parts.
Heaven’s Memo Pad mixes mystery, crime, and comedy for an enjoyable anime series and a solid Blu-ray from Sentai Filmworks.
This anime series based on a Playstation 2 role-playing game looks great and has its strong moments, but the lack of the original Japanese soundtrack and confusing storyline leave a lot to be desired.