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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Posted September 5th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Stefan and everyone else is back for this Third Season of The Vampire Diaries. Warner’s Blu-ray features a strong presentation, but lacks in the feature department. Still, fans will want to grab this one.

Mother’s Day (1980) Blu-ray Review

Posted September 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mother’s Day (1980) Blu-ray Review

This infamous 1980 cult classic comes to Blu-ray looking about as good as it can, which isn’t saying much.

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Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Review

Posted September 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Review

This stop-motion classic arrives with an average transfer to Blu-ray from Lionsgate, but good enough to appeal to those who remember this from their childhoods.

My Sucky Teen Romance Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

My Sucky Teen Romance Blu-ray Review

This teen romance vampire spoof shows a lot of potential for its young filmmaker, but it will only appeal to a limited audience.

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Blue Like Jazz Blu-ray Review

A well crafted film by Steve Taylor, Blue Like Jazz takes viewers along a young man’s journey through faith lost and found. Both cinematography and soundtrack are first rate.

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Gritty, intense, and often difficult to watch, Rosetta yields a disturbing portrait of a young woman who takes on life single-handed. The Dardenne brothers bring reality cinematography to a high level in this Criterion Collection reissue.

La Promesse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

La Promesse [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The Belgian Dardenne brothers give us a grim coming of age story, set in the hard scrabble world of tenements, illegal immigrants, and bitter life lessons. A good remastering job by The Criterion Collection makes for a worthy watch.

Lonesome [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Lonesome [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Lonesome is a minor classic of the “silent” era although it has some interpolated talking scenes. Director Pál Fejös provides some cutting edge visual effects for the times, and, mostly, lets this simple love story tell itself.

Steve Niles’ Remains Blu-ray Review

Posted September 2nd, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Steve Niles’ Remains Blu-ray Review

A bland zombie story, mixed in with a rather weak video/audio presentation, make Shout! Factory’s Blu-ray for Remains one you can skip.

Safe Blu-ray Review

Posted September 2nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Safe Blu-ray Review

Safe is a big-hearted action romp that is classic Jason Statham and perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn fodder.