Saturday, May 14, 2011

Home Moives: April 2011

Masters of Cinema's Le Amiche (1955) Blu-ray/DVD included in this month's Home Movies at In Review Online.

After gorging myself on 39 films at MSPIFF (not to mention the ones I caught on screeners beforehand), it was kind of hard to immediately pull up my bootstraps and think about rallying for DVD and Blu-ray releases for April. But with the help of In Review Online colleague Jordan Cronk, we tackled nine spiffy new releases (all Blu-ray, because we are Hi-def snobs) that won't make anyone sad. The best release I reviewed was the amazing Taxi Driver package put together by Sony. I checked out the Blu-ray a mere week after seeing the new 35mm print at the Trylon, making for a good comparison. On Jordan's side, he champions the new Blu-ray of Blow Out from Criterion that ultimately got our nod for release of the month.

That being said, among the other seven releases reviewed, including films from Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre Melville, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jane Campion and Michelangelo Antonioni, there is not a clunker in the bunch. Enjoy.

Home Movies: April - In Review Onine

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