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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Rescue [IMAX] Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rescue [IMAX] Blu-ray 3D Review

Rescue is superb eye candy, as is typical with IMAX exhibition films, but, also typically, it lacks some depth as an outright documentary.

Jour de fete [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Jour de fete [UK] Blu-ray Review

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.

Mon oncle [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mon oncle [UK] Blu-ray Review

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.

The Ambassador Blu-ray Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Ambassador Blu-ray Review

Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger’s “performative journalism” makes for an entertaining documentary about the corrupt blood diamond trade with its cutting wit and satire.

Hoffa [Filmmakers Signature Series] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Hoffa [Filmmakers Signature Series] Blu-ray Review

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: Limited 3D Edition Review

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Avatar: Limited 3D Edition Review

Avatar finally makes it to retail on Blu-ray 3D, but with the same transfer on no extras.

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rashomon [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Criterion Collection releases a gorgeous high definition transfer of the innovative Kurosawa Akira 1950 classic packed with informative bonus features.

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls: Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

This risqué, action-filled anime series is a fun romp, even if it is isn’t exactly perfectly done.

Bedevilled (2010) Blu-ray Review

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Bedevilled (2010) Blu-ray Review

Even though we’ve seen this one before, Bedevilled works thanks in part to it’s strong performances.

Athena: Goddess of War Blu-ray Review

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Athena: Goddess of War Blu-ray Review

This South Korean spy thriller doesn’t quite reach the heights of Bond, Bourne, or Tinker Tailor, but the energetic action sequences and kick-butt performance from gorgeous female lead Soo Ae make it one worth watching.