Robert Michael Rogers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Port Macquarie, Australia
Anniversary: 29 May


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,969,614 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel [The Met&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alice Coote
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Having been blown away by a Met Opera direct screening at the cinema I was anxious to see how a DVD presentation of a Met Live production fared on my big Sony Bravia HD telly. The home product could not have the same impact as a cinema presentation in a full theatre but was one of the best TV/DVD experiences since the big telly came into the house.
Being a country resident in regional New South Wales with but rare opportunities to visit a proper Opera House, the Met's production of Hansel and Gretel is the first I have seen. Such a wonderful departure from reality with the over-sized sets making the 'children' appear child sized and the introduction of the amazing creatures in rubber… Read more
Red Cliff [Special Edition][Blu-ray] [2008] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Tony Chiu Wai Leung
Red Cliff [Special Edition][Blu-ray] [2008] Blu-ray ~ Tony Chiu Wai Leung
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
At last the glorious full version of Red Cliff has come available (rather than the butchered Cinema Release). John Woo's film runs for 280 minutes and engages the viewer from the first. Every scene is perfectly framed by Lu Yue and Zhang Li's magnificent camera work, the editing was spot on (though a few more frames at the end of the tiger hunt would have helped).
Characterisation of the many major players develops well thanks largely to the length of the movie.
The battle scenes are enormous. Certainly there is a lot of blood being spilled but this is kept reasonable. The final hour is devoted to the great battle on land and on the Yangtse River is both dramatic and… Read more