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Film & Blu-ray Reviews

The Lost Weekend [Masters of Cinema][UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Lost Weekend [Masters of Cinema][UK] Blu-ray Review

Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series has another winner on their hands with this wonderful rendering of director Billy Wilder’s controversial 1945 multi-Oscar winning noir thriller, The Lost Weekend.

Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind — Live 2011 Blu-ray Review

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind — Live 2011 Blu-ray Review

Duran Duran’s A Diamond in the Mind is a spectacular, high-energy, live concert performance filled with great visuals and lots of the band’s memorable hits.

The 39 Steps [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The 39 Steps [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review

The 39 Steps, a milestone in Alfred Hitchcock’s early career, is given a superb restoration job by The Criterion Collection. This film has all of the elements that made Hitch a legend in the mystery-thriller genre.

Mirror Mirror Blu-ray Review

Posted June 27th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Mirror Mirror Blu-ray Review

Director Tarsem Singh’s modernization of the Snow White fairytale acts as a wonderful vehicle for Julia Roberts to show off her charm, even as the wicked queen, and is a visual and aural delight.

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds Blu-ray Review

Posted June 27th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds Blu-ray Review

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds is typically bland, melodramatic drama in the filmmaker’s normal vein of expression.

Towanoquon: The Complete Film Series Blu-ray Review

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Towanoquon: The Complete Film Series Blu-ray Review

Bones’ Towanoquon is n enjoyable series of anime films with strong character design and an awesome soundtrack that will give any home theatre a good workout.

21 Jump Street (2012) Blu-ray Review

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Brendan Surpless

21 Jump Street (2012) Blu-ray Review

With lots of laughs, and genuine heart, Sony’s remade 21 Jump Street is well worth checking of for fans of the original Depp series, as well as anyone who wants a good ol laugh.

Brahms Sym. No.1/Dvorak No. 9/Sibelius No. 5/Nielsen No. 3 [Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Dausgaard] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Brahms Sym. No.1/Dvorak No. 9/Sibelius No. 5/Nielsen No. 3 [Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Dausgaard] Blu-ray Review

Thomas Dausgaard and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra submit a generous and glorious assembly of four major symphonic works. Beautiful to behold and hear, this is a wonderful introduction to an unfamiliar orchestra and conductor.

Adam: Giselle [Bolshoi Ballet/Grigorovich] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Adam: Giselle [Bolshoi Ballet/Grigorovich] Blu-ray Review

Giselle, one of the most popular of the classic ballet repertory, receives an enjoyable if not outstanding performance by the Bolshoi Ballet company. Videography and sound recording are excellent, enhancing the less than ideal Grigorovich choreography.

The Belly of an Architect [UK] Blu-ray Review

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

The Belly of an Architect [UK] Blu-ray Review

The obsessiveness of the creative mind is explored in this 1987 film from director Peter Greenaway, arriving in a dual format edition from the BFI.