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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

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.

247°F Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

247°F Blu-ray Review

Full of intensity, horror/thriller 247°F works well.

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AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

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.

Emin: After the Thunder Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Emin: After the Thunder Blu-ray Review

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.

Angry Boys Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Angry Boys Blu-ray Review

Chris Lilley’s rude and crude mockumentary comedy series Angry Boys hits Blu-ray with hours of extra material that fans should love.

Ninja Scroll: The Motion Picture Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Ninja Scroll: The Motion Picture Blu-ray Review

Classic 1993 anime motion picture Ninja Scroll gets a strong high definition release from Sentai Filmworks.

Gypsy [Warner Archive Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Gypsy [Warner Archive Collection] Blu-ray Review

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.

Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Eastbound & Down: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review

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.

Doomsday Book Blu-ray Review

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Doomsday Book Blu-ray Review

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.

Giuseppe Verdi: I Due Foscari [Teatro Regio di Parma] Blu-ray Review

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

Giuseppe Verdi: I Due Foscari [Teatro Regio di Parma] Blu-ray Review

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.