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.
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 provides brilliant live solo performances orchestrated with his custom-built “Orchestrion” device in this 3D program from Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Rescue is superb eye candy, as is typical with IMAX exhibition films, but, also typically, it lacks some depth as an outright documentary.
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.
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.
Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger’s “performative journalism” makes for an entertaining documentary about the corrupt blood diamond trade with its cutting wit and satire.
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 finally makes it to retail on Blu-ray 3D, but with the same transfer on no extras.
Criterion Collection releases a gorgeous high definition transfer of the innovative Kurosawa Akira 1950 classic packed with informative bonus features.