EuroArts delivers an historically significant performance featuring the return of legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache to his former orchestra. What follows is a mesmerizing Bruckner Symphony No. 7, limited only by 20-year old video and sound quality.
The Bayreuth Festival has brought us many memorable Wagnerian opera performances. This well-cast 2010 Lohengrin will not be on that list largely due to a bizarre staging concept that overruns the legend of the Swan Knight with rats.
An updated production from the Bayerische Staatsoper, this Idomeneo triumphs with excellent singing and music direction under Kent Nagano.
Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friend’s with Kids is a romantic comedy aimed squarely at adults, and while it is handled intelligently with witty and unexpected dialogue, its uneven tone keeps it from being a complete success.
With fine V/A, as well as an excellent performance from Kelsey Grammer, Starz’ Boss: Season One comes Well Recommended.
Director Francis Ford Coppola’s underappreciated, dreamlike adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s Rumble Fish comes to Blu-ray in a superb high definition rendition on Blu-ray from Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series.
The era of rotating crystal balls, all-night dancing, relentless beats, and drugs is brought back to life by Whit Stillman in The Last Days of Disco. An excellent cast with evocative videography delivers a great watch.
This shōjo manga adaptation is filled with bittersweet teen romance that its prime demographic will love.
Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray for the excellent Being John Malkovich, features fine V/A as well as a few great features.
This gritty wartime action-drama captures some spectacular battle scenes, only faltering when it tries to incorporate its themes of unlikely camaraderie between enemies. Still, My Way will satisfy fans of the genre and offers up a more than solid slice of home theatre entertainment on Blu-ray.