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Shiki: Part Two Blu-ray Review

Posted May 21st, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Shiki: Part Two Blu-ray Review

The vampires are back for another go in part two of Funimation’s reference quality release of this gorgeously animated horror/thriller anime series.

The Woman in Black (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted May 18th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Woman in Black (2012) Blu-ray Review

Classic gothic haunted house horror from reestablished horror production house Hammer Films marks the post-Harry Potter film debut of Daniel Radcliffe. Horror fans should find something to like in this atmospheric thriller.

Mutant Girls Squad Blu-ray Review

Posted May 18th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mutant Girls Squad Blu-ray Review

Headless bodies gushing blood like fountains, butt-chainsaws, breast-swords, tongue-in-cheek one liners, and, oh yeah, beautiful women in schoolgirl uniforms — those wacky Japanese filmmakers are at it again with Mutant Girls Squad.

Chronicle Blu-ray Review

Posted May 17th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Chronicle Blu-ray Review

Chronicle mines the overused “found footage” territory for a flawed and meandering action film about teens with newly developed superpowers.

Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Posted May 17th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

AMC’s beautifully filmed and complex western series, Hell on Wheels, comes to Blu-ray in strong set packed with making-of featurettes.

Certified Copy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted May 16th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Certified Copy [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

An intellectually stimulating romantic comedy from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Juliette Binoche was awarded the Best Actress award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for her excellent performance in Certified Copy.

Occult Academy: Complete Series Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

Posted May 15th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Occult Academy: Complete Series Premium Edition Blu-ray Review

This original anime series from Aniplex’ and TV Tokyo’s Anime no Chikara project is a winner in this premium edition from NIS America packed in a sturdy, glossy slipcover and stuffed with a collectible 36-page hardcover art book.

The Aggression Scale Blu-ray Review

Posted May 14th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

The Aggression Scale Blu-ray Review

With chills, thrills and solid direction, Anchor Bay’s Blu-ray for The Aggression Scale is one worth checking out.

Albert Nobbs Blu-ray Review

Posted May 14th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Albert Nobbs Blu-ray Review

Albert Nobbs is a touching period drama that tackles gender roles powered by an excellent lead performance from Glenn Close.

Shiki: Part 1 Blu-ray Review

Posted May 14th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Shiki: Part 1 Blu-ray Review

This gorgeously animated, addictive, and well written horror/thriller anime series may plough the familiar grounds of the undead — vampires — but it is well worth viewing, especially in this reference Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Funimation.

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