Le Nozze di Figaro gets a revival of the classic Giorgio Stehler staging from Paris. Musical production values are top-notch, but the video quality yields a bit of ground to the current competition.
IFC’s The Samaritan is not perfect in the slightest sense, but the film does mostly work thanks to Samuel L. Jackson’s performance.
Lost Girl heats up with more wit, deeper characters and lots of action for an even sexier, more enjoyable second season arriving in a solidly transferred Blu-ray set from Funimation Entertainment.
Miyazaki’s first feature film arrives on Blu-ray in a less than moving transfer from StudioCanal.
A joyous slice of family life and childhood imagination, Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderful film for the whole family and arrives in a solid release from StudioCanal.
The One Where Every Episode of Friends Arrives on Blu-ray from Warner, but without the extended editions available on DVD and with middling HD video quality.
Pixar collects their family-friendly animated shorts in this second volume guaranteed to bring the family together for lots of long-lasting entertainment.
The Muppet’s classic holiday rendition of Dickens’ tale arrives on Blu-ray in this 20th Anniversary Edition with a solid transfer from Disney.
Lawrence of Arabia, a much awarded and critically acclaimed epic, receives its stunning Blu-ray makeover in this 50th anniversary two-disc edition. A top of the list film if ever there was one with superb direction, casting, and cinematography.
The Reichsorchester is a compelling documentary about the Berliner Philharmoniker during the Hitler regime. Historical still and film footage of the era are well blended with interviews of surviving players, their descendants, and current members of the orchestra.