DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

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Supernova, Blu-ray (1995/2015) Supernova, Blu-ray (1995/2015)
Published on January 09, 2015

Not a bad sci-fi film at all, but could have been even better.


Ornette – Made in America, Blu-ray (1986/2015)</br> 
Portrait of Jason, Blu-ray (1967/2015) Ornette – Made in America, Blu-ray (1986/2015)
Portrait of Jason, Blu-ray (1967/2015)

Published on January 08, 2015

A couple of 16mm films of the ‘60s by NYC independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke, restored and enhanced for Blu-ray.


WAGNER vs. VERDI – A Documentary in Six Parts, Blu-ray (2014) WAGNER vs. VERDI – A Documentary in Six Parts, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on January 01, 2015

An excellent documentary but it’s a make-over for English language viewers.


Rise Of A Texas Bluesman – Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983 (2014) Rise Of A Texas Bluesman – Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983 (2014)
Published on December 29, 2014

Documentary examines Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ascension into the Texas blues scene.


The Complete Jacques Tati, Blu-ray (7 discs) (2014) The Complete Jacques Tati, Blu-ray (7 discs) (2014)
Published on December 28, 2014

Criterion has done their expert thing on all six Tati films plus many extras.


BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Blu-ray (2014) BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on December 21, 2014

The kickoff to Gardiner’s Bach Pilgrimage captured in splendid video and sound.


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

A superb audio and video experience.


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.




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