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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray Review

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray Review

With a lack of real quality, consistent scares, this sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fails to spark any real substance.

BNO: Here & There, Vol. II Blu-ray Review

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

BNO: Here & There, Vol. II Blu-ray Review

AIX Records gives us a studio concert featuring some of the best bluegrass players around and cameo appearances by Albert Lee and Nathan Mceuen. Sonics are darn good but visuals come up a bit short in detail and color palette.

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Wallace Roney, a lineal descendant of Miles Davis, gets his fellow musicians to deliver a terrific study in bebop. Great sound and decent picture give us an insider’s view of what makes for great jazz.

Rock of Ages: Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rock of Ages: Extended Edition Blu-ray Review

This jukebox musical attempts to recreate the glitzy, Reagan-era excesses of the hair metal days, but a lackluster central story and banal humor keep it from being effective.

Key & Peele: Season One Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Key & Peele: Season One Blu-ray Review

Paramount has brought the funny, witty humor of duo Key & Peele to Blu-ray via the First Season of their Comedy Central series.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted October 1st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Blu-ray 3D Review

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is an awesome wuxia martial arts epic that places Jet Li in his element, supplies ample action, adventure, and visual effects.

Twenty8k [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 1st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Twenty8k [UK] Blu-ray Review

Twenty8k is a tightly woven and high strung crime thriller with a solid transfer to Blu-ray from Showbox Home Entertainment.

Etta James: Live at Montreux 1993 Blu-ray Review

Posted October 1st, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Etta James: Live at Montreux 1993 Blu-ray Review

Late Blues legend Etta James is captured in peak form at the 1993 Montreux Jazz Festival singing her classics. Eagle Rock also throws in selections from previous concerts ranging from 1975 to 1990 albeit with lower visual quality.

Peter Gabriel: Classic Albums — So Blu-ray Review

Posted October 1st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Peter Gabriel: Classic Albums — So Blu-ray Review

This Classic Albums documentary gives Peter Gabriel fans the inside scoop on the making of his ’80s commercial breakthrough album So.

The Heineken Kidnapping Blu-ray Review

Posted September 30th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

The Heineken Kidnapping Blu-ray Review

With scene-stealing performance by Rutger Hauer, MPI’s Blu-ray for The Heineken Kidnapping comes highly recommended.

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