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Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 4th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Akira Kurosawa Samurai Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

The Kurosawa Samurai Collection from the BFI brings together four of the auteur’s finest chambara films masterfully restored by Toho.

47 Ronin (2013) Blu-ray Review

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

47 Ronin (2013) Blu-ray Review

47 Ronin is a run-of-the-mill fantasy take on a true Japanese legend, but it still offers a visually enticing bit of weekend escapism

Seven Samurai (Limited Edition SteelBook) [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 21st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Seven Samurai (Limited Edition SteelBook) [UK] Blu-ray Review

The BFI release Kurosawa’s samurai masterpiece in a restored Blu-ray SteelBook edition worthy of any collector’s shelf.

Brave10: Complete Series Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted November 14th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Brave10: Complete Series Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

Brave10 is a richly drawn anime series that blends fantasy with historical fiction

Gate of Hell [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted March 21st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Gate of Hell [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion brings Kinugasa Teinosuke’s richly saturated samurai classic, Gate of Hell to Blu-ray in a beautifully restored, high definition edition.

Rurouni Kenshin New Kyoto Arc Blu-ray Review

Posted February 25th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rurouni Kenshin New Kyoto Arc Blu-ray Review

Sentai’s release of this new story arc of the classic anime series Rorouni Kenshin in this solid 1080p release has a lot to offer to fans despite being a barebones package.

Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season

Posted December 15th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Saban’s Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Complete Season

A new generation of these primary-colored superheroes has arrived to thrill preteen boys, but don’t expect too much in the way of stories (or from this Blu-ray release). It should make for a fine stocking stuffer.

Gate of Hell [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 15th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Gate of Hell [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review

Kinugasa Teinosuke’s richly saturated samurai classic, Gate of Hell, arrives in a beautifully restored high definition dual-format release in a Masters of Series series package from Eureka Entertainment.

Ninja Scroll: The Motion Picture Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Ninja Scroll: The Motion Picture Blu-ray Review

Classic 1993 anime motion picture Ninja Scroll gets a strong high definition release from Sentai Filmworks.

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto — Collection 2 Blu-ray Review

Posted November 30th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto — Collection 2 Blu-ray Review

The second collection of this brooding chambara anime series from Sentai Filmworks offers a satisfying conclusion with a strong high definition transfer.

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