Terry Trotter, a real musician’s musician, gives us a thoroughly enjoyable jazz piano recital that demonstrates why he has been in great demand for decades. AIX Records’ recording team gives an excellent account of Trotter’s Steinway to boot.
Full of intensity, horror/thriller 247°F works well.
A group of talented musicians gives us four of the late Juan Sanchez Oliva’s dance-inflected Afro-Cuban jazz. These are well recorded pulse-pounding numbers and the beat will get you.
This debut CD/BD set from Emin Algarov, a young European-based singer, contains thirteen tracks, mostly penned by Emin himself, of which six are Blu-ray music videos with high-def audio. Emin has a pleasing voice, but these romantic ballads of love and loss are all quite similar and do not stand out from what is currently hitting the airwaves.
Chris Lilley’s rude and crude mockumentary comedy series Angry Boys hits Blu-ray with hours of extra material that fans should love.
Classic 1993 anime motion picture Ninja Scroll gets a strong high definition release from Sentai Filmworks.
Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood star in this splendid big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical about the early life of Burlesque legend Gyspy Rose Lee. Warner Archive Collection’s first foray into Blu-ray is a good one, bringing this 1962 film to life with a rich high definition transfer.
What was originally meant to be the final season of HBO’s hit half-hour comedy series Eastbound & Down turns out to be just another hilarious season that wraps up with a satisfying conclusion that will have to be reworked for the confirmed fourth season.
Three apocalyptic visions of humanity’s future come together in Doomsday Book, the sci-fi anthology from South Korean directors Kim Ji-woon and Yim Pil-Sung. While on the whole, it is nothing groundbreaking, it should appeal to most sci-fi fans.
I Due Foscari is a rare Verdi opera that receives the royal treatment from Il Teatro Regio di Parma. A musical tour de force supported by superb video and audio recording.