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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted December 14th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Blu-ray 3D Review

With the grotesque looks, lame comedy and bland acting, these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should probably slink back into their shells.

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

Posted December 12th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

The influential sci-fi anime series Cowboy Bebop arrives in a feature-rich Blu-ray set from FUNimation.

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca [Opernhaus Zurich/Carignani] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca [Opernhaus Zurich/Carignani] Blu-ray Review

This Tosca with, mostly minimalist sets and a thrilling tenor, disappoints in the other two principal roles.

Bizet: Carmen [Opernhaus Zurich/Welser-Möst] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bizet: Carmen [Opernhaus Zurich/Welser-Möst] Blu-ray Review

A minimalist performance of Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen that fails to deliver the passion, heat, and atmosphere that this masterpiece requires.

Step Up All In Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Step Up All In Blu-ray Review

Step Up fans can rejoice as this one keeps on bringing the heat both literally and figuratively.

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna offers up a gender-twisting take on the Sengoku period filled with action, romance, and magic.

The Hayao Miyazaki Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Hayao Miyazaki Collection [UK] Blu-ray Review

The masterful animated works of Miyazaki Hayao are brought together by StudioCanal in this eleven film Blu-ray collection spanning over thirty-years.

Justified: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Justified: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review

The penultimate season of Justified stays true to the vision of the late Elmore Leonard’s work and provides a an excellent amount of gritty entertainment.

Anna Netrebko: Live from the Salzburg Festival Blu-ray Review

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Anna Netrebko: Live from the Salzburg Festival Blu-ray Review

While not the first choices for any of these three operas, Netrebko fans will enjoy watching this consummate artist at work with excellent supporting casts.

L’Avventura [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted December 7th, 2014 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

L’Avventura [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion releases a new 4K restoration of director Antonioni’s breakthrough film L’avventura that defined this genre for the many new wave films that followed in its wake.