DVD & Blu-ray Reviews


MAHLER: Symphony No. 9, Chailly cond., Blu-ray – Accentus (2014)  MAHLER: Symphony No. 9, Chailly cond., Blu-ray – Accentus (2014) 
Published on December 13, 2014

MAHLER: Symphony No. 9, Chailly cond., Blu-ray (2014)  Performers: Gewandhaus Orch./ Riccardo Chailly Studio: Accentus Music ACC10299 (9/30/14) [Dist. by Naxos] Video: 16:9 1080p HD color Audio: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Stereo Languages: German, English, Japanese, Chinese No Region Code Extras: Discussion Length: Concert: 85:59; Disc.: 29:13  Rating: ***** I’m always torn when there is […]


Frank Zappa 1969-1973 – Freak, Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers (2014) Frank Zappa 1969-1973 – Freak, Jazz, Movie Madness and Another Mothers (2014)
Published on December 03, 2014

An interesting look at a musical pioneer.


The Language Of The Unknown – (The Wayne Shorter Quartet), Blu-ray (2014) The Language Of The Unknown – (The Wayne Shorter Quartet), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on December 03, 2014

Both a concert and a documentary on the great jazz performer/composer known for his quasi-mystical approach to music.


The Compleat Al – “Weird Al” Yankovic (2014) The Compleat Al – “Weird Al” Yankovic (2014)
Published on December 03, 2014

Enjoyable tho a bit sophmoric pseudo-life story of Al Yankovic.


The Dog, Blu-ray (2014) The Dog, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on November 28, 2014

Documentary on the true story behind the feature film Dog Day Afternoon.


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 cond. by Kurt Masur; Classical Music and Cold War, Blu-ray (1991/2014) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 cond. by Kurt Masur; Classical Music and Cold War, Blu-ray (1991/2014)
Published on November 22, 2014

A great performance of Beethoven’s Ninth plus a fascinating documentary on musicians in the GDR during the cold war.


Live At Lincoln Center – The Dukes Of September, (2014) Live At Lincoln Center – The Dukes Of September, (2014)
Published on November 21, 2014

Veteran rockers strut their soul roots!


“Rejoice” – Itzhak Perlman & Cantor Helfgot (2014) “Rejoice” – Itzhak Perlman & Cantor Helfgot (2014)
Published on November 21, 2014

A wonderful hour-plus of Yiddish music with violinist Itzhak Perlman and other performers.


Patema Inverted, Blu-ray (2014) Patema Inverted, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on November 18, 2014

A nice family animated feature with two youngsters separated by opposite gravities.


Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go, Blu-ray (2014) Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on November 15, 2014

Last big reunion show of five of the six original Monty Python people.




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