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DVD title: Pride and Prejudice (BBC TV Miniseries)
Productgroup: DVD
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Best Austen Adaptation Ever!

This version is far and away the best and truest representation of Austen's P&P book. The costuming is incredible, the scenery sublime, the acting flawless - in a word, utter and complete perfection. I especially loved seeing the beautiful English countryside displayed so magnificently. Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy, and Jennifer Ehle's Elizabeth Bennet are brilliantly portrayed. The entire cast deserves a standing ovation for representing their characters so tremendously well. (Mrs. Bennet is a hoot!) If you enjoy period pieces, then you will love this film! I was most impressed with the way that the dialogue endeavours to remain true to Austen's original work (though I'm certain it was no easy task for the actors). Can I give it more than 5 stars??? Very enjoyable!

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: Simon Langton
Colin Firth
Jennifer Ehle

DVD title: Bad Religion: The Riot
Productgroup: DVD
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Bad Religion riot dvd way cool for school

This bad religion dvd is the Sh#t! It's total punk rock chaos. I had heard it was crappy so I bought one because punk rock (stinks). When I watched it, I realized I had something that gave me the chills because I just recieved an oldSkool history lesson that I did not expect. The footage was raw and raspy and I felt like I was really there. There are 17 songs from the bands Suffer tour, plus bonus footage that you don't want to miss. I cranked it up so loud on my stereo that it was raunchy and distorted and made my ears bleed just like punk rock should do. I e>mailed L.A. Access Video about future releases. I was told about a 2002 release with legendary punk band T.S.O.L on dvd with bonus footage and the original drummer Todd Barnes. I give this bad religion dvd an A- for video features, C+ for the audio. Punk Out!

Studio: Mvd

DVD title: Queer as Folk - The Complete Third Season (Showtime)
Productgroup: DVD
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Lets go piss off some heterosexuals

Sadly this season had only 14 episodes. But it was still great, with nice humor. I think that season 3 is my favorite one. Sure there is not too much story in this show, but hey.

Oh and the dvd box is awesome, too. Nice bonus material. But same problem here - I couldn't watch every episode. Well I could, but when it came to the last few minutes (maybe 10) I wasn't able to watch the rest of the episode. That sucks!

Great show but bad dvd's.

Studio: Showtime Entertainme
Hal Sparks

DVD title: The Cheap Detective
Productgroup: DVD
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Superb satire

An hilarious spoof of classic Bogart films. Falk fills the Bogie role, Fernando Lamas, Madeline Kahn and Eileen Brennan are excellent.If you appreciate Casablanca,The Maltese Falcon,and The Big Sleep,you will certainly enjoy not only the acting,but the stage settings as well. Outstanding

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Robert Moore
Peter Falk

DVD title: Gung Ho
Productgroup: DVD
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Excellent Movie!

This movie was so much fun! The story was real-life possibility
with a whole lot of laughs. Great for family viewing. I have seen
this movie several times and will watch again I am sure.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Ron Howard
Michael Keaton
Gedde Watanabe

DVD title: Switchfoot - Live in San Diego (Jewel Case)
Productgroup: DVD
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sf rocks...obviously!

This band continues to impress me. Every project is more exciting than the last, and it was great to begin with. Jon Foreman is a great frontman. I don't know what I admire most about him. He is a talented songwriter, singer, guitar player, performer... The live DVD is energetic and leaves you wanting more.

Studio: Sony Music (Video)

DVD title: Goldfrapp - Wonderful Electric
Productgroup: DVD
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Surprisingly good

to be honest i don't really get that excited over live sets on DVD. It may be like you watch them once and think its pretty cool and then never watch it again. not this one. it is on heavy rotation still after two months. both concerts offer different sides of goldfrapp. the first is more of the electronic side shown on the black cherry album mixed with a select few from the more downtempo felt mountain. the second disc is all the thick, atmospheric beauty of felt mountain with a few tracks unreleased. the cover of olivia newton johns physical is stunning.

Studio: Caroline Distributio

DVD title: White Oleander (Full Screen)
Productgroup: DVD
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Poisonous Flowers, Poisoned Lives

In an ideal world, one imagines humans being free to love and never feeling rejected or having to reject. A world where loneliness doesn't exist and people open their hearts to allow love to flow freely through the world.
Perhaps as human beings we can never reach this higher plane of existence since we struggle so much with the idea of unconditional love. Love is at times taken away at the first instance of another's rejection. To give love at times means to accept hurt or to be hurt by those you try to love in an unconditional way.
This movie really captured my attention from beginning to end. You can feel everything the characters experience. That is so rare these days. You can feel the hate, the love, the fear, the loneliness, the rejection, the acceptance.
There is an element of dark beauty in this sometimes emotionally intense drama adapted from Janet Fitch's bestseller (an Oprah's Book Club selection).
There are elements in this movie which seem to be mocking religious beliefs, however if you look deeply into the movie and see the true meaning, what I think the movie is saying is: "It is more important to live out your beliefs and do good to others, than to say you believe in God/Jesus and then to treat others with disrespect." Or at least the main message is that you should live what you believe.
At first, I thought this was going to be another "bash religion" movie, and I was pleasantly surprised at the end.
Some of the main themes include the concepts of loneliness and making mistakes. Astrid Magnussen (Alison Lohman who is a great actress and I can't wait to see her in other films) is not only looking for a father figure in her life, she has had to deal with a less-than-perfect foster care system where she becomes "Nobody's" child. This is a world where more than 450,000 children are living in a foster care situation. She is a victim of her own desire to be loved by a father and sees loving older men (her foster "father") as a way to obtain love. She is therefore the victim of sexual abuse.
Astrid's mother, Ingrid Magnussen (Michelle Pfeiffer), rejects religion and believes her daughter must fight the urge to accept love because she feels loneliness. She thinks to survive, you must fight and destroy. So, when the man in her life cheats on her, she kills him with the poison of oleander flowers in a fit of jealousy. She destroys not only her life, but her daughters life.
Once her mother is in prison, Astrid must struggle to survive in various Los Angeles foster homes. She encounters a "not so" born-again Christian (not exactly an example of Christ shall we say), a suicidal housewife and a Russian business woman. Only the housewife really seems to give Astrid what she longs for: "A mother who cares about her and shows her the meaning of love."
But as the story unfolds, we see that time and time again, it is the men in this story who seem to be making the lives of the women more difficult. When the housewife (Ren?e Zellweger) has to chose between keeping Astrid or sending her back to save her marriage, she hurts more people than just herself to keep a man who she has already lost.
Not only does Astrid have to live in these disharmonious households, she is the victim her own beauty and seems to be living in a world where women hate her.
At a young age, she has to deal with neglect, desertion and brutality. All she wants to find is acceptance, self-worth, a sense of security and love.
Throughout the time her mother is in prison, they write letters to each other. Astrid must decide if she will follow her mother's advice or the deepest desires of her heart.
A poetic start, a tragic story about the loneliness of the human condition and a great ending. This is about survival and about finding love.
Beautiful in a painful way.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Peter Kosminsky

DVD title: RahXephon - Threshold (Vol. 1)
Productgroup: DVD
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Incredible music, animation, and repeat-value

Everyone who is attempting to compare this to Eva is missing the point. I've watched Eva, repeatedly. Hell, I own all of Eva on DVD. I've watched RahXephon repeatedly as well, and am in the process of buying the R1 DVDs as they come out. I'm sorry but, while there are some similarities between the two series (OMG MECHA), RahXephon has incredible character development, artwork, music, and depth. Eva, well, whiny Shinji, an awful dub of Auska, "I WILL NOT RUN AWAY"^3, a terrible ending to the OVA, and two movies that served as a giant "I hate you" to the fans. Forget that. I'll take my opera that is RahXephon anyday.
The music in this series is MINDBLOWINGLY good. The animation is GORGEOUS, although not exactly GITS SAC or Macross Plus. The story is incredible, and is one of the few animes that I have watched that has repeat value. Every time you see this series again, you will understand the plot in a whole new light and really enjoy it.
I'm sorry Eva fanboys. Give it up. I know there's been a lot of knock-offs, but realize that this series doesn't build on mecha with obnoxious Christian symbolism. It totally redefines the mecha genre with an entirely new standard of quality.

Studio: A.D. Vision
Director: Yutaka Izubuchi

DVD title: A Face in the Crowd
Productgroup: DVD
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Media Fascist

At first the central premise of "A Face in the Crowd" was a little hard for me to swallow. I'd like to think that the general public is a little more discerning and would not be so easily taken in by a megalomaniac like Lonesome Rhodes. But then, the argument goes that Abe Lincoln would never be elected president today. When you think about it our more successful presidencies, depending on your political persuasion, would be Kennedy, Reagan, and Clinton who were all masters of the medium. I'd like to think of this film as more of a cautionary tale of the dangers of the new medium of television. Director Elia Kazan from a script by Budd Schulberg have crafted their parable quite well. I would like to think that Rhodes is not quite the monster that he inevitably became, that he started his career humbly and with good intentions only to be corrupted by forces that manipulated him to the darker side. Andy Griffith, in probably one of the most criminally overlooked performances in American film history, is simply mesmerizing as Rhodes. He manages to convey the folksiness tainted with contempt and self-loathing that ultimately is Lonesome Rhodes. Patricia Neal is superb as Marcia Jeffries, the woman who discovers Rhodes and has mixed emotions about his fame. Walter Matthau is also good as Mel Miller, a writer on Rhodes' show who feels he's sold his soul in the process. I am trying to think of another film that tackled the beast that is television and the only comparable one that comes to mind is "Network". By all means check out the documentary on the film that includes reminisces from Griffith, Neal, and Schulberg. One priceless moment is Griffith recalling the filming of the baton-twirlers scene.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Elia Kazan
Andy Griffith
Patricia Neal

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