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DVD title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Buffy Rules, First Season a classic!


Ok, should I even bother in saying that "Buffy" is the best tv show? Anyway, even though I love it, I must admit that I liked it better the first two seasons, for after that, it became kind of too complex and maybe lost a little it's similarity with high school. Anyway, that's why it's great that they're selling the ENTIRE FIRST SEASON ( which to me it's the best and it's a classic) just in time for Christmas. Well, not really, but very close to Christmas. Re-live the laughter, the fun, the horror and the charm of Buffy's first season, where Willow still was insecure and nerdy, Xander was still hilarious and dorky; Giles had more screen time, and Buffy had a natural color hair and apple bossom cheeks, and Angel and Cordelia were still here. See how it all started! What I mean, is that you SIMPLY CAN'T DECIDE NOT TO BUY THIS It's simply great. Joss Whedon, the series creator is extraordinarily a genius and as I said, Buffy is the best tv show ever. I dont'know if you will ever find something like this again, it's too good to be true

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Actors:
Sarah Michelle Gellar



DVD title: Tomcats
Productgroup: DVD
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a chessy comidy that I loved


My only beef with the movie was that the soundtrack was awsome, but they did'nt make one!!

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Gregory Poirier
Actors:
Jerry O'Connell
Shannon Elizabeth




DVD title: A Very Long Engagement
Productgroup: DVD
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's wondrous film of Sébastien Japrisot's novel


The idea that Jean-Pierre Jeunet would make another film starring Audrey Tautou that would remind you not only of their previous success with the international hit "Am?lie" is not at all surprising. But the fact that "A Very Long Engagement" ("Un long dimanche de fian?ailles") will also remind you of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is certainly unexpected. Yet the contrast between a realistic depiction of the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War and Jeunet's inventive use of the camera and other cinematic tricks may well prove unpalatable to some, but I found this 2004 film totally captivating. Besides, the war scenes are dominated by brown, with splotches of gray, which contrasts nicely with the golden glow of the scenes in the "present" focusing on Tautou's character.

In 1917 at the front in the Sommes, five French soldiers are court-martialed for the offense of self-mutilation. For all but one of these men these were desperate acts to get out of the living hell of the trenches. The condemned men are not shot by a firing squad, but instead are sent to the trench of Bingo Crepuscule where they are served a last meal and then sent out in the no man's land between the French and German lines. Eyewitnesses report that none of the five survived, but Mathilde (Tautou) feels that she would know if her fianc?, Manech (Gaspard Ulliel), had died. It is now 1920 and she is determined to find out what really happened to him. Along the way she finds out about the other four soldiers and several of their comrades, just as we find out about how the shy, polio-stricken young Mathilde (Sol?ne Le Pechon) ended up with the young Manech (Virgil Leclaire), son of the lighthouse keeper.

Determined to find out the truth, Mathilde collects information from reluctant former soldiers, their family members, and government officials. Her aunt (Chantal Neuwirth) and uncle (Dominique Pinon), who raised her when she was orphaned, wish Mathilde would accept that Manech is dead, but our heroine refuses. Like the postman (Jean-Paul Rouve) who delivers letters to Mathilde answering her questions regarding the fate of her fianc?, we are caught up in her quest, and one of the best things I can say about this film is that while we are certainly hoping that the quest is not in vain, the stories that make up the journey are compelling enough that it works either way. For example, when Mathilde goes to confront Elodie Gordes (Jodie Foster), the story she has to tell is memorable, but while it answers a few questions about what happened at Bingo Crepuscule, it does not get Mathilde any closer to finding Manech. Yet even such dead ends constitute another piece of the puzzle, and S?bastien Japrisot's novel, which provides the words for the film's narration, is full of such pieces. In the end, the story and the characters are as captivating as the compelling visual images that Jeunet provides in this rich film.

In the world of cinema the French army is far and away the most brutal one to ever be depicted. In reality the Soviet army might have been worse, but all we have to go by is the opening sequence of "Enemy at the Gates," while the cruelty of French officers has been established by "Paths of Glory," and reinforced by every reference to the Dreyfus case (e.g., "The Life of Emile Zola"). Add to that the Vichy government that played along with the Nazis in "Casablanca," and you are inclined to start thinking that once you get past the Napoleonic era the only good French general is a dead French general. "A Very Long Engagement" certainly plays into that idea, but what stands out more is the graphic depiction of the trench warfare of the Great War. There are few films about that war, but when you are talking about "Wings," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Sergeant York," and "Gallipoli," you end up with a small but pretty good collection. But just as "Saving Private Ryan" did for World War II, this film redefines cinematic realism for the War to End All Wars. If the scenes of horror entwined with the romanticism of Mathilde's quest does not offend your sensibilities, you will find "A Very Long Engagement" to be a glorious film.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors:
Audrey Tautou
Gaspard Ulliel
Jodie Foster




DVD title: The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Platinum Series Special Extended Edition Collector's Gift Set)
Productgroup: DVD
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Extended Excellence


Watching the shorter theatrical version for the second time, I was a little let down. The tension was greatly reduced. However, to my great pleasure, I discovered that one of the added scenes in this extended Platinum Edition adds greater tension to this film, renewing my love for this amazing work of art. Let me add that there are aspects of this film that improve through watching the film with the director/writer commentary on. I found myself being less disappointed about the content left out of the movie from the book and more moved by the story and especially the longer-than-expected ending. Ultimately, this third installation of the movie trumps the first two, which is saying a lot. After reading the book, and having watched this final extended edition, I am certain that I will never forget these characters. My appreciation for the story increased greatly by being able to experience the original movie and extended edition, and be a part of the obvious love for the story that the artists who put this movie together have for it. I can't recommend the extended editions enough and particularly loved this one. With an extra 50 minutes, which can even be appreciated by those who have not read the book, and with the amazingly low price Amazon offers on it, this is a no-brainer. You must have this movie.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors:
Elijah Wood



DVD title: Sailor Moon Super S - The Movie
Productgroup: DVD
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SailorMoonSuperS


Being a SM fan for 2 years, I decided to buy this movie subtitled instead of waiting for it to be dubbed, having been annoyed with the series dubbing. That was a good choice on my part, because it is just so funny! There is this one part(not a spoiler, just funny!) where Usagi is sleeping, but she is hanging off of her bad drooling. She is dreaming about Mamo-chan, and all of a sudden this ridiculous laugh escapses her mouth and she says something along the lines of--Mamo-chan, do you love me?--Then Diana yells in her ear a couple times to wake her up, and she falls off the bed wailing! I got a kick out of that. THe story is really cute, and you get to see Pluot, Uranus, and Neptune. And a very cute faerie.Chibi-Moon is so cute in this one too!

Studio: Pioneer Video



DVD title: 10 Things I Hate About You
Productgroup: DVD
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Another great teen flick


Ten things I hate about you it's a great movie and it has a nice way of showing how us girls feel about guys. That's all I have to say about it.

Studio: Touchstone Video
Director: Gil Junger
Actors:
Heath Ledger
Julia Stiles




DVD title: Empires - Islam: Empire of Faith
Productgroup: DVD
Empires - Islam: Empire of Faith - movie DVD cover picture
A Must Buy!


This is an excellent video for both Muslims and non-muslim brothers and sisters. A great one for non-muslim to give them a true picture of Islam and this video will remove all the misconception of your mind. It gives you an introduction of Islam and its factors.

Studio: PBS Home Video
Actors:
Islam-Empire of Faith



DVD title: The Thin Red Line - DTS
Productgroup: DVD
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The masterpiece of Terence Malik


This movie is great. The depicted character of the human being , his inner thoughts, his fears in the battlefield , the sense of no sense proportions of the general inmediatly reminds us to Paths of Glory , where the order to advance is just a suicide as wisely the captain answers by radio.The Guadalcanal is now part of the story ; but Malick made much more than a war film . The camera shows you the different characters and points of view without tearful manipulation as Platoon , for instance. Who's the good guy and who's the bad? Nolte and Penn are magnificent in their respective roles and Harrelson played a very believable role.Superb photograph and dazzling direction!A real winner film!

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Terrence Malick
Actors:
Sean Penn
James Caviezel
Nick Nolte




DVD title: Laughing Matters (2pc) (Dol)
Productgroup: DVD
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lesbians are hilarious


All of these wimmin are so funny and I also liked the storytelling/background aspect of the DVD. They talk alot about how they got involved in comedy in the beginning and how hard its been as a lesbian comedian I highly recommend this title.

Studio: Wolfe Video
Actors:
Laughing Matters



DVD title: Slam
Productgroup: DVD
Slam - movie DVD cover picture
It will make you write...or at least want to


"Slam" is for poets and movie lovers. It combines a wonderful plot, innovative cinematography, and convicting acting with awe-inspiring poetry. Of course some of my favorite poets are in this movie, but it is so much more than that. The poetry is not the only "deep" element of the movie. Dialogue, fate, circumstance are all elements which make this a moving and edgy, in-your-face drama. Any creative person will be inspired. I take that back...ANY person will be inspired!

Studio: Vidmark/Trimark
Director: Marc Levin
Actors:
Saul Williams
Sonja Sohn
Bonz Malone




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