DVD & Blu-ray Reviews


Jack Bruce – Rockplast – The 50th Birthday Concerts  (2014) Jack Bruce – Rockplast – The 50th Birthday Concerts (2014)
Published on January 28, 2015

Legendary rock bassist celebrates his career at birthday bash in Germany.


Touch of the Light (2012) Touch of the Light (2012)
Published on January 23, 2015

Taiwanese drama about a would-be dancer and a blind pianist.


The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013) The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
Published on January 19, 2015

A wonderful and moving tour of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli.


BELLINI: I Puritani, Blu-ray (2014) BELLINI: I Puritani, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on January 19, 2015

A pretty great production, and a good one on Blu-ray, but not the best.


Cantinflas (2014) Cantinflas (2014)
Published on January 17, 2015

A nice bio on the Mexican comic, but some things are left out.


Radhe Radhe – Rites of Holi (2014) Radhe Radhe – Rites of Holi (2014)
Published on January 17, 2015

A gorgeous 53-minute film of the East Indian Holi celebration, with original score by Vijay Iyer.


The Night Porter, Blu-ray (1974/2014) The Night Porter, Blu-ray (1974/2014)
Published on January 12, 2015

An often disturbing examination of the later psychological effects of the Nazi regime.


ImmersAV – Point-of-View Binaural Audio Recording with Hi-Def Video, Blu-ray (2014) ImmersAV – Point-of-View Binaural Audio Recording with Hi-Def Video, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on January 12, 2015

An interesting Blu-ray demo sampler of binaural and speaker playback.


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 cond. by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Blu-ray (2014) BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 cond. by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on January 10, 2015

An excellent performance of the Bruckner 5th with some odd mixing decisions for the multi-channel tracks.


Martha Argerich – Evening Talks, Blu-ray (2002/2014) Martha Argerich – Evening Talks, Blu-ray (2002/2014)
Published on January 10, 2015

A mesmerizing documentary on one of the greatest living pianists.




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