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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

Hatfields & McCoys Blu-ray Review

Posted July 27th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Hatfields & McCoys Blu-ray Review

The infamous family feud between the Hatfields and McCoys plays out in this addictive History Channel mini-series, out on Blu-ray courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

On the Inside Blu-ray Review

Posted July 25th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

On the Inside Blu-ray Review

This mediocre psychological drama from director D. W. Brown has one thing going for it, and that’s Olivia Wilde.

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [UK] Blu-ray Reivew

Posted July 25th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [UK] Blu-ray Reivew

Luis Buñuel’s classic surrealist comedy of manners, Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie, shows up freshly restored on Blu-ray from StudioCanal in time for its 40th anniversary.

Hijacked Blu-ray Review

Posted July 25th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

Hijacked Blu-ray Review

Over-the-top action, yet no real sense of story, defines Anchor Bay’s newest Blu-ray for Hijacked.

Thin Ice Blu-ray Review

Posted July 25th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Thin Ice Blu-ray Review

Although it is a bit of a cut-rate Fargo, there is something to like in Thin Ice (aka The Convincer), especially if you choose the director’s cut and not the unauthorized “theatrical version,” which does a hatchet job on an already middling film at best.

The Royal Tenenbaums [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Royal Tenenbaums [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The classic Wes Anderson quirky style of dysfunctional comedy is well on display in The Royal Tenenbaums coming to Blu-ray in a definitive Blu-ray edition from the Criterion Collection.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Blu-ray Review

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Blu-ray Review

World renowned master sushi chef Ono Jiro is profiled in this insightful and delectable documentary arriving on Blu-ray from Magnolia Home Entertainment.

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011 [Wiener Philharmoniker/Boulez] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011 [Wiener Philharmoniker/Boulez] Blu-ray Review

A stellar opening concert at the Salzburg Festival 2011 comes courtesy of veteran maestro Pierre Boulez with superb orchestra, chorus and soloists. Definitely a night for classical music fans to remember

Puccini: Il Trittico [Royal Opera House/Pappano] Blu-ray Review

Posted July 23rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Puccini: Il Trittico  [Royal Opera House/Pappano] Blu-ray Review

A rarely performed trio of one act operas, Puccini’s Il Trittico gets a great performance by the Royal Opera House forces directed by Antonio Pappano. Strong casting for each opera is upheld for the most part by director Richard Jones concepts.

Treasure Island (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted July 23rd, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Treasure Island (2012) Blu-ray Review

This SyFy mini-series of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel fails to truly convey any of its adventure and danger, despite a strong, A-list cast.