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Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics DVD Review

“Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics” is another Time Life gem.

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October 23, 2022 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 20 Albums

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I’ve been on a bit of a music kick lately so I figured I’d do a personal top 20 albums list. Keep in mind these are in no particular order and I only limited it to one album per band/artist on the list otherwise it would just be a lot of albums by a few bands. Of course, there’s so much that could have made the cut ala Rolling Stones albums, multiple Bruce Springsteen records, any Cake album, The Prodigy’s “Fat of the Land,” AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” any The Raconteurs album, early Modest Mouse and The Strokes, and so many more. Continue reading

March 15, 2020 Posted by | List | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yesterday 4K UHD Review


“Yesterday” wastes its promising premise. Continue reading

September 19, 2019 Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Wanna Hold Your Hand Criterion Blu-ray Review


“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” is an underrated gem. Continue reading

March 16, 2019 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sing Blu-ray Review


“Sing” could have been worse. Continue reading

March 19, 2017 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Of The Ed Sullivan Show DVD Review

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show DVD

“The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show” is packed with content. Continue reading

June 3, 2015 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere BoyAny Beatle fan can tell you John Lennon had a troubled youth, which contributed to a lot of his song lyrics in the Beatles and his solo career.  This wonderful film captures the young Lennon, his relationships with the woman who raised him, Mimi; his birth mother, Julia, and also his first fateful meetings with Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

This film had the potential to be filled with Beatle cliches and references but instead concentrates on the young Lennon, as he tries to figure out his family’s odd relationships. In the entire film, I only saw a couple references to Beatles songs.  Aaron Johnson plays the young Lennon with a dead on performance, as does Kristin Scott Thomas as his aunt Mimi.  Julia is played with great feeing by Anne-Marie Duff.

The story line is interesting as Lennon attends and gets suspended from school, discovers sex with a school girl, gets introduced to rock and roll by his mother, who also teaches him how to play the banjo, forms a skiffle band (The Quarrymen), adds in Paul and George, and tries to find out why he was raised by his aunt, instead of his mother.

The dvd has a great picture, nice and sharp, with subtle coloring.  The sound is Dolby 5.1 surround.  Extras on the single dvd include a few deleted sscenes, a 7 minute “making of feature” and a discussion with the film’s director, a Beatle historian, and Yoko Ono.

This is a great film with excellent performances, sharp directions, and a totally immersive story. You owe it to yourself to get this dvd even if you are not a Beatles fan.  While being a fan helps, this is film that is great on its own merit,  receiving a number of British Academy Awards. One of last year’s best.

February 8, 2011 Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Evening New York City-Paul McCartney

This single DVD, 2 cd set is an excellent concert performance from Paul McCartney.

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November 26, 2009 Posted by | DVD review | , , | Leave a comment

2009 Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season approaches, shoppers are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family. Here at DVDCORNER, we have decided to make shopping for Blu-rays, DVDs, music, and video games a little easier by giving you folks a few suggestions. Enjoy! Continue reading

November 15, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment