DVD & Blu-ray Reviews


PUCCINI: La Rondine (complete opera, in English), Blu-ray (2013) PUCCINI: La Rondine (complete opera, in English), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on October 23, 2014

Stratas in her prime is always worth a listen—and a viewing.


UNSUK CHIN: Alice in Wonderland (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) UNSUK CHIN: Alice in Wonderland (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on October 23, 2014

Clever, creative, and broadly esoteric, the whole thing is wrecked by the camera.


Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon, Blu-ray (2014) Supermensch – The Legend of Shep Gordon, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 22, 2014

An amazing documentary on an amazing man in the entertainment business.


BACH: St. Matthew Passion (2011) BACH: St. Matthew Passion (2011)
Published on October 22, 2014

A top flight recording of Bach’s monumental opus performed as well as any on the market today.


“Siddharta”, Blu-ray (2011) “Siddharta”, Blu-ray (2011)
Published on October 20, 2014

An interesting, if somewhat confusing traversal of the making of the Buddha.


The Blacklist – First Season, Blu-ray (2013/14) The Blacklist – First Season, Blu-ray (2013/14)
Published on October 16, 2014

“A senior citizen who kicks butt.”


Thunder and the House of Magic, 3D Blu-ray (2014) Thunder and the House of Magic, 3D Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 15, 2014

A delightful little 3D animated feature for families and cat lovers.


The Innocents, Blu-ray (1961/2014) The Innocents, Blu-ray (1961/2014)
Published on October 12, 2014

A mild Victorian-era ghost story, beautifully photographed, with a screenplay largely written by Truman Capote.


The Metamorphosis, Blu-ray (2013) The Metamorphosis, Blu-ray (2013)
Published on October 10, 2014

Full frontal Kafka is not for everyone, but this production is stunning in its own right.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 08, 2014

Only the second video, and we are fortunate to have such a committed production in Blu-ray.




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