Opera Australia offers an updated version of its classic production of the Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece, The Mikado. A strong cast, aided by superb music and stage direction makes for a most enjoyable watch.
Hideo Gosha’s chambara classic Three Outlaw Samurai gets the Criterion Collection treatment in this fine Blu-ray edition that is light on extras, but big on reference video and sound.
An astonishing performance of a rarely heard opera, Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria offers a showcase for exceptional voices and musicians.
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino receives an updated and somewhat controversial staging by director Poutney in this generally well played Wiener Staatsoper production.
The complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle is deftly delivered by Rudolf Buchbinder and the Wiener Philharmoniker. This is Beethoven performed at the highest level and Ludwig lovers owe it to themselves to catch this Blu-ray.
Stravinsky’s venture into the world of opera is well represented by the Glyndbourne Festival’s production of The Rake’s Progress. Stunning visual and audio recording makes this a memorable Blu-ray disc.
A powerful performance by Denzel Washington and sympathetic direction by Spike Lee drive this epic biopic of the controversial Malcolm X arriving in this Blu-ray Book release from Warner ahead of Black History Month.
This action-filled OVA should be a hit with .hack fans and it looks and sounds great on Blu-ray.
Hitchcock’s brilliant dark romance/spy thriller with the cast that is a Hollywood casting director’s wet dream arrives on Blu-ray from MGM stuffed with plenty of extras.
The BBC’s hit sci-fi series Primeval arrives in Blu-ray in strong high definition release.