A wonderful ode to childhood, coming of age, romance, and love of cinema, Cinema Paradiso is abundant with charm and heart and it comes to Blu-ray in a competent if barebones release for Miramax and Lionsgate.
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.
Emma may be a pleasant adaptation of Jane Austen’s work, but as a Blu-ray it is a major disappointment, showing very little effort on the part of StudioCanal.
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.
Beauty and the Beast outshines its jungle bound counterpart The Lion King in its 3D Diamond Edition, but everything else remains the same in this 5-disc package other than a newly added digital copy.
I still don’t understand all of the fuss over The English Patient, but I do understand that there are a lot of people who would have appreciated a better transfer of this film to Blu-ray than StudioCanal has provided.
Tojamaru: Avenging Blade is an ineffectual update on the Rashomon, story rife with plot holes and weighed down by an anachronistic soundtrack and melodramatic script.
The ultimate chick flick, Breakfast at Tiffany’s receives a loving 50th anniversary makeover. The combination of actors Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini create a magical screen experience.
The Sword with No Name is a visually stunning romantic historical romance from South Korea that arrives in a gorgeous Blu-ray release from Funimation.
Kim Cattrall is superb in this endearing and quirky indie romantic comedy about a teenager and his crush on an ex-porn star from the 1980s.