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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Viva Las Vegas Blu-ray Book Review

Posted August 1st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Viva Las Vegas Blu-ray Book Review

“Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire…” The King’s best film, Viva Las Vegas gets reissued in a Blu0ray Book from Warner for its 50th Anniversary.

Classic Archive — Celebrating Strauss [Streich/Schwartzkopf/Topper/Seefried] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Classic Archive — Celebrating Strauss [Streich/Schwartzkopf/Topper/Seefried] Blu-ray Review

EuroArts gives us some memorable archival performances of several of Strauss’ greatest vocal proponents caught in their prime

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Donizetti: Don Pasquale [Glyndebourne Festival/Mazzola] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Donizetti: Don Pasquale [Glyndebourne Festival/Mazzola] Blu-ray Review

A delightfully frothy and intimate Glyndebourne production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is given a superb realization by all involved

Verdi: Aida [Wellber/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Verdi: Aida [Wellber/Arena di Verona] Blu-ray Review

This fifth Blu-ray version of Verdi’s Aida, second from Arena di Verona, benefits from a mostly strong cast

Elvis: That’s the Way it Is (Two-Disc Special Edition) Blu-ray Book Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Elvis: That’s the Way it Is (Two-Disc Special Edition) Blu-ray Book Review

Elvis has arrived in this beautiful Blu-ray Book edition of the 2000 re-release version of his classic concert film That’s the Way it Is.

Nature: The Gathering Swarms Blu-ray Review

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Nature: The Gathering Swarms Blu-ray Review

PBS’ Nature series explores the hive mentality in the fascinating episode, The Gathering Swarms on Blu-ray

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! Blu-ray Review

Posted July 30th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! Blu-ray Review

Game-inspired anime Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! with its butt-kicking ninja babes serves up a rollicking good time on Blu-ray

Need for Speed Blu-ray Review

Posted July 30th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Need for Speed Blu-ray Review

High-octane action is the only thing that sustains the logic-defying, video game inspired Need for Speed

The Wind Will Carry Us: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted July 29th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Wind Will Carry Us: 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

The Wind Will Carry Us is a visually poetic, deceptively complex film about life, death, and traditional living

The Protector 2 Blu-ray Review

Posted July 29th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Protector 2 Blu-ray Review

The Protector 2 is a tremendously fun martial arts romp from Ong Bak star Tony Jaa