Thai filmmaker M.L. Bhandevanop Devakul’s recreation of the Kurosawa Akira classic Rashomon is visually stunning, but a classic should never be fooled around with. This remake misses all the nuance of the Kurosawa original.
Brutal and straight-up martial arts choreography comes together with a middling transfer to Blu-ray in Yamada: Way of the Samurai, a spectacle in which that fans of the genre are sure to find something to like.
Kingdom of War needs a good editor and a better screenplay to make it worthwhile, but it still contains some gloriously epic battle scenes and wonderfully lavish sets that come across well on Blu-ray.