Francisco José Poyato Ariza

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (413 of 634)
Location: Madrid, Spain


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Sea Symphony, A (Daniel, Bournemouth So) [Sacd/CD &hellip ~ Ralph Vaughan Williams
There is probably no need to say a word about this beautiful, sadly underrated symphony. This is just about this particular version. The recording is excellent, strong but nuanced and balanced. Unfortunately, the surround sound of the sacd layer is what I call "false" because the rear speakers only reflect the sound. This can be made practically by any amplifier, so it's not real multichannel for me. This is specially a shame in this majestic work, where the vast choir might have sounded beautiful on the rear speakers. Insted, there is only a faint echo of the front ones. The rendition is also very good, although the choir may lack a bit of strength here and there; that is certainly… Read more
Whitney Houston: Live [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston: Live [DVD] DVD ~ Whitney Houston
We opera lovers know that a really outstanding performance is always much more powerful than a mediocre recording. This is just the case here. Yes, the concert is edited; yes, the image and the sound are not as brilliant as they are now in the fully digital era; it was probably a TV edited concert; but the performance is so powerful that you really come to forget about all that. She was a blues-soul queen, and she shows it here far beyond the slightest shadow of doubt.
Ravenous [Blu-ray] [1999] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ John Spencer
Ravenous [Blu-ray] [1999] [US Import] Blu-ray ~ John Spencer
The two stars are for a mediocre transfer of an excellent, underrated, misunderstood movie. A black suspense-comedy that gains in ulterior viewings. Not an up-to-your-face comedy, of course. Wittly dialogues, marvelous actors, excellent production desing and music. Unfortunately, the transfer is not as good as it should; there is very little definition, the image is constantly blurry, like slightly out of focus. It looks as if it was treated with too much DNR and/or transferred from a master tape instead of a negative or print. It has not been restored or remastered either. Still, the best version currently available, but not quite up to the standards of high definition.