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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Un-Go: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted October 24th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Un-Go: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

A sci-fi thriller that taps into contemporary anxieties about terrorism and increasing use of government surveillance, Un-Go may not be perfect, but is a refreshing change from the usual anime series we see.

The Courier Blu-ray Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

The Courier Blu-ray Review

Well Go USA’s Blu-ray for The Courier arrives with a solid V/A presentation for a film that isn’t necessarily solid, but does provide us with slightly serviceable entertainment.

Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project Blu-ray 3D Review

Pat Metheny provides brilliant live solo performances orchestrated with his custom-built “Orchestrion” device in this 3D program from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Rescue [IMAX] Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rescue [IMAX] Blu-ray 3D Review

Rescue is superb eye candy, as is typical with IMAX exhibition films, but, also typically, it lacks some depth as an outright documentary.

Jour de fete [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Jour de fete [UK] Blu-ray Review

Jacques Tati’s first feature film, Jour de fete, may not be quite up to the standards of his later efforts, but it is still worth watching. This new restoration, however, cannot save what is an obviously flawed color source format.

Mon oncle [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mon oncle [UK] Blu-ray Review

The BFI continue on with their strong Jacques Tati Collection by introducing this wonderful Dual Format edition of the thoroughly enjoyable Tati classic Mon oncle.

The Ambassador Blu-ray Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Ambassador Blu-ray Review

Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger’s “performative journalism” makes for an entertaining documentary about the corrupt blood diamond trade with its cutting wit and satire.

Hoffa [Filmmakers Signature Series] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Hoffa [Filmmakers Signature Series] Blu-ray Review

Jack Nicholson’s performance towers over what is otherwise only an averagely told biopic about Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Thankfully, this Blu-ray’s presentation is of the highest caliber.

Avatar: Limited 3D Edition Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Avatar: Limited 3D Edition Review

Avatar finally makes it to retail on Blu-ray 3D, but with the same transfer on no extras.

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion Collection releases a gorgeous high definition transfer of the innovative Kurosawa Akira 1950 classic packed with informative bonus features.