Nagisa Ôshima’s follow up to his controversial 1976 erotic film In the Realm of the Senses is a more accessible, but hardly mundane, supernatural thriller showing a deft understanding of the human condition. The Blu-ray from the UK’s StudioCanal has some minor flaws, but is still a solid effort.
While the Blu-ray may not be the home run that Warner may have wanted, the film is funny enough to warrant a recommendation for fans and a solid rental for those interested.
Bones keeps things interesting for longtime fans in its sixth season and the Blu-ray is a valuable package that offers a great way to refresh your memory before the new fall season begins in November.
A wonderful ode to childhood, coming of age, romance, and love of cinema, Cinema Paradiso is abundant with charm and heart and it comes to Blu-ray in a competent if barebones release for Miramax and Lionsgate.
The Quiet American is a riveting thriller/film noir that documents the beginnings of American involvement in Vietnam, but this Blu-ray transfer from the UK’s StudioCanal is disappointing to say the least.
The Fourth Season of Chuck continues the zany adventures of Chuck Bartowski and his friends. With good video, lossless audio and a few nice features, this Fourth Season comes very recommended for fans of the series.
The sound is excellent for this 2004 show, but every one of this band’s songs just bleeds into one in a seemingly never ending four-hour-long concert of only 18 tracks.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night attempts to enter the werewolf-vampire-ghoul-zombie sweepstakes. A weak script and less than stellar cinematography keep this BD from hitting the night creature mark.
Yes puts their musical talents on stage with orchestral back up. This 2002 concert recording includes most of their big hits. The sound is superb, the picture a bit less satisfying. Steve Howe is a guitar genius that is well worth the price of admission.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer celebrate 40 years of astounding music in this 2010 High Voltage Festival Concert. These senior citizens are in superb form although the lossy soundtrack undermines some of the program’s unquestionable power.