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Friends: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Posted April 30th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Friends: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

The One Where it All Began is broken out from the big box set with UltraViolet added, but nothing else in this individual season set.

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted April 19th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle [UK] Blu-ray Review

A fascinating, up-close look at three separate penguin colonies’ struggle to survive that uses life-sized “spycameras” to get right into the birds’ inner circle.

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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.

Spies of Warsaw Blu-ray Review

Posted April 17th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Spies of Warsaw Blu-ray Review

This cloak and dagger mini-series from the BBC set in the years leading up to World War II is richly filmed, but poorly executed.

Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted April 6th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

The BBC wraps up their hit sword & sorcery series based on the King Arthur mythology with a satisfying conclusion in this fifth season of Merlin.

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.

Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge Blu-ray Review

Posted March 31st, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge Blu-ray Review

Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge is a beautifully filmed and gripping nature documentary mini-series from PBS that rivals the best from the BBC.

The Borgias: The Second Season Blu-ray Review

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Borgias: The Second Season Blu-ray Review

Forget the historical inaccuracies, the second season of The Borgias is an addictive guilty pleasure you won’t want to miss on Blu-ray.

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.

Ripper Street Blu-ray Review

Posted March 17th, 2013 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Ripper Street Blu-ray Review

The BBC’s new period crime drama, Ripper Street, is a riveting journey back in time to the streets of East London after Jack the Ripper’s murderous spree.