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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection Review

Posted November 7th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection Review

Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men comics come alive in these fascinating motion comic editions form Marvel Knights and Shout! Factory.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices Blu-ray Review

Posted November 6th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Children Who Chase Lost Voices Blu-ray Review

This fantastic anime adventure immerses you in a beautiful, heartfelt world reminiscent of the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

Benjamin Britten: War Requiem [City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Nelsons] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 6th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Benjamin Britten: War Requiem [City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Nelsons] Blu-ray Review

In commemoration of its debut 50 years ago, Arthaus Musik has released a stunning Blu-ray version of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. Andris Nelsons directs a strong group of soloists, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a moving performance that gets my nod as one of the must-watch discs of the year.

Excision Blu-ray Review

Posted November 6th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Excision Blu-ray Review

The complete oddity of Excision just never clicked for me, despite Anchor Bay’s technically impressive Blu-ray.

The Forgiveness of Blood [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted November 6th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Forgiveness of Blood [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

A blood feud provides the basis for The Forgiveness of Blood, an Albanian film, directed by Joshua Marston. Viewers will get a powerful drama that examines the very core of family bonds, the concepts of kinship and honor, and the harsh justice meted out by an ancient code of law.

General Education Blu-ray Review

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

General Education Blu-ray Review

Well Go USA’s Blu-ray for General Education has an interesting message on paper, but ultimately it doesn’t end up working.

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 1 – 4 Collection Blu-ray Review

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 1 – 4 Collection Blu-ray Review

Gorgeously animated with a compelling story arc, Hellsing Ultimate resurrects this popular manga for a fantastic OVA anime series that fans will definitely love.

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines — Unrated Blu-ray Review

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines — Unrated Blu-ray Review

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines continues this uninventive franchise by offering more vicarious gore for those seeking a bit of legitimized “snuff porn.”

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blu-ray Review

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blu-ray Review

A humorous “odd couple” road trip comedy from John Hughes featuring Steve Martin and the legendary John Candy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a real knee-slapper straight through.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 10th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted November 4th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

My Big Fat Greek Wedding: 10th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray Review

The hilarious romantic comedy returns for a big fat 10th anniversary release on Blu-ray.