DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

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GOUNOD: Faust (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014) GOUNOD: Faust (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 08, 2014

The concept is good, but the visuals don’t make it easy to watch.


Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Blu-ray (2014) Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Blu-ray (2014)
Published on October 07, 2014

An enjoyable French animated feature, but not as good as its predecessor A Monster in Paris.


Edge of Tomorrow, Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy (2014) Edge of Tomorrow, Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy (2014)
Published on October 06, 2014

Alien bugs attack Earth and Tom Cruise is in a time loop trying to fight them.


“Learning from the Legends: Lara St. John” (2014) “Learning from the Legends: Lara St. John” (2014)
Published on October 06, 2014

The most thorough and complete video of its kind that I have ever seen.


VERDI: I Vespri Siciliani (complete opera), Blu-ray (2012) VERDI: I Vespri Siciliani (complete opera), Blu-ray (2012)
Published on September 30, 2014

Far better than most, with terrific sound and fine video, this Vespri is well worth the effort.


VERDI: Attila (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) VERDI: Attila (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 30, 2014

A production that relies solely on the excellence of the title role.


TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014) TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin (complete opera), Blu-ray (2014)
Published on September 29, 2014

A fine new production from the Met Live in HD, a little silliness aside.


“Gala from Berlin – Grand Finales”, Blu-ray (1999/2014) “Gala from Berlin – Grand Finales”, Blu-ray (1999/2014)
Published on September 29, 2014

A New Year’s celebration focusing on finales, entertaining but significant especially because of the 2000 Millennium celebration.


DUKAS: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) DUKAS: Ariane et Barbe-bleue (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 27, 2014

The music is extraordinary if a little long, the singing radiant, but can the overloaded monochromatic sets be tolerated for two hours?


PUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013) PUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Published on September 25, 2014

A sumptuously recorded video presentation that falters at a critical juncture.




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