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The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted June 7th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

An adventure-filled romantic fantasy, The Princess and the Pilot is a nice break from the usual anime fare.

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted May 27th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary 2-Disc Edition Blu-ray Review

This opulent epic gets a dazzling high definition release on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox.

Beautiful Creatures (2013) Blu-ray Review

Posted May 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Beautiful Creatures (2013) Blu-ray Review

No amount of enticing visual effects can save this sappy melodrama, which seems tailor-made for tweens in search of the next fantasy saga to replace Twilight.

The Assassin’s Blade Blu-ray Review

Posted May 4th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Assassin’s Blade Blu-ray Review

This wuxia twist on Romeo and Juliet is rooted in a Chinese legend, but despite the stunning visuals from director Ma Jingle, it fails to evoke the tragic romance due to bad casting and a poorly fleshed out story.

True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted May 1st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Sookie’s (mis)adventures continue in another round of this campy, sexy, blood-drenched season of True Blood, filled with so many unexpected twists it’ll give you a neck ache.

Billy Liar: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 25th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Billy Liar: 50th Anniversary Edition [UK] Blu-ray Review

This classic comedy of the British New Wave gets a 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release from StudioCanal.

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Les cousins [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Claude Chabrol’s second feature, Les cousins, was a mirror image of his first, Le beau Serge. More successful than the former, the complex morality play that mixed elements of farce, romance, thriller, and film noir would go on to help define and vindicate the nouvelle vague.

Hemingway & Gellhorn Blu-ray Review

Posted April 1st, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Hemingway & Gellhorn Blu-ray Review

A well intended biopic of the stormy relationship of a famed novelist and war correspondent, Hemingway & Gellhorn comes up a bit short in the areas of script, direction, and editing.

Babette’s Feast [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 26th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Babette’s Feast [UK] Blu-ray Review

Babette’s Feast is one of the most delightful films centered around food ever made. At its heart it is about life’s journey — love, regret, charity, fulfillment. Beautifully filmed and acted, this one is not to be missed.

The Great Magician Blu-ray Review

Posted March 16th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Great Magician Blu-ray Review

This humorous fantasy-actioner from writer/director Yee Tung-Shing is a surprising change of pace for the director, even though it is somewhat uneven. Despite some flaws, the film still provides a fun watch.

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