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The origins of Marvel’s Avengers and Next Avengers are told in this 3-movie Blu-ray set, a re-release of previously available feature-length animated films.
The Criterion Collection presents four films produced by legendary playwright, actor, and entertainer Noël Coward. There is much to enjoy in the varied dramatic and comedic fare of these movies and the restorations of these 70-year old films is simply amazing.
This Yosujiro Ozu masterpiece of domestic drama and changing social mores finally arrives on Blu-ray in the US in another fine package from the Criterion Collection.
Werner Herzog’s documentary, Into the Abyss, isn’t perfect, but this look into violent crime, the effects on victims families, and death row is still worth renting.
Shot in composer Puccini’s resort village, this outdoor performance of Madama Butterfly has lackluster singing and downright inferior video properties.
Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel) was Rimsky-Korsakov’s final opera and is transformed into a kabuki theater showpiece by the forces of the Theatre Musical de Paris-Chatelet. A superb feast for the eyes and ears awaits viewers of this Arthaus Musik Blu-ray Disc.
Robert Carsen’s makeover of Wagner’s Tannhäuser succeeds in its portrayal of the conflicts between spiritual love and carnal desire. Strong singing and musical direction trumps sparse sets and nondescript modern costumes
A Night to Remember, one of the earliest re-tellings of the Titanic disaster, is superbly shot, cast, and directed film. While devoid of most “special effects,” this is the best version of this story to ever hit the silver screen.
Christoph Loy’s production of Mozart’s comic opera is long on vocalism and musicianship and short on sets. Still an enjoyable watch of a rarely performed masterpiece.