Here are all our reviews of Blu-Ray and DVD releases focusing on foreign and art-house films.

Blu-Ray/DVD

The Great Gatsby Blu-Ray DVD Review

The Great Gatsby Blu-Ray DVD Review

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Baz Luhrmann’s new take on The Great Gatsby is now available in every format you can think of, from Blu-Ray to Blu-Ray 3D, DVD, digital copy and streaming. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and premiered internationally this year at the Cannes film festival proved to be a disappointment. As you would expect from a film by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), the 1080p […]

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Amour Blu-Ray DVD review

Amour Blu-Ray DVD review

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The Palme d’Or winner of the 2012 Cannes Festival, Michael Haneke’s Amour is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva & Isabelle Huppert, the film focuses on a husband taking care of his dying wife. The film is presented in its original ration with a 5.1 surround audio track in French with English subtitles. As for the […]

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On The Road Blu-Ray DVD

On The Road Blu-Ray DVD

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The adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s emblematic Beatnik novel by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming. Starring Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart, the film follows a young writer’s road trips throughout the US, as he experiences with poetry, jazz and sex. Presented with a 1080p transfer, the film looks and sounds good but is pretty […]

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Spring Breakers Blu-Ray DVD

Spring Breakers Blu-Ray DVD

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The latest film from cult writer/director Harmory Korine (Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy) is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and ultraviolet. Starring Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine (the director’s wife), Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany and James Franco, Spring-Breakers follows 4 girls who get more than what they bargained while vacationing on Spring Break. Featuring an AVC encoded 1080p transfer, the film looks stunning, especially as the cinematoprapher alternates between saturated […]

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Dead Man’s Burden DVD

Dead Man’s Burden DVD

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Released in 2012, this little independent western is out on DVD and available for streaming. Extras are bare bone with just a trailer and a few deleted scenes. Own It, Watch it or Skip it? While Dead Man’s Burden was praised when showed at the LA Film Festival last year, the truth is that despite being a pretty solid work […]

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Gangster Squad Blu-Ray DVD

Gangster Squad Blu-Ray DVD

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Gangster Squad is available as Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital and DVD/Digital combos. The 1080p/AVC transfer looks good, emphasizing the colorful costumes and Los Angeles setting. Extras can be found on the Blu-Ray edition including a Gangland files playback mode giving you access to behind the scenes. Another feature, the Set-up, offers comments from a surviving member of the squad as well as relatives of […]

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In Another Country DVD

In Another Country DVD

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South Korean director  Hong Sangsoo’s cheerful and most popular film to date In Another Country (read our review here) is now available on DVD and streaming formats (no Blu Ray edition in the US yet). It is presented with a pretty decent transfer, 5.1 surround (English, Korean) but, unfortunately, it doesn’t feature any extra. Own It, Watch it or Skip it? Because […]

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Killing Them Softly Blu-Ray DVD

Killing Them Softly Blu-Ray DVD

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Andrew Dominik’s film (to learn more about the movie and read our review, click here) is available in Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital copy formats. It is presented in a great looking 1080p transfer but only features a couple supplements, a making-of and deleted scenes. Own It, Watch it or Skip it? Based on our film critic’s review, we will say Watch it […]

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