Film DVD related reviews


DVD title: Best of Alfred Hitchcock Collection Volume 1
Productgroup: DVD
Best of Alfred Hitchcock Collection Volume 1 - movie DVD cover picture
Discover Why Today's Filmmakers Worship His Work


"Shadow of a Doubt", "Psycho" and "Rear Window" are the A+ movies in this boxed set. My absolute favorite is "Shadow of A Doubt," about Uncle Charlie who comes to stay with his sister and her family to hide out from being hunted as the serial Merry Widow killer. Joseph Cotton plays Uncle Charlie with all of the charm, grace and elegance which came naturally to him as a member of Virgina's upper class in real life. Yet the sinister undercurrent of his personality is quietly apparent throughout. "Psycho" is the film Hitchcock is now most identified with as was its star, Anthony Perkins, who played twisted Norman Bates. Janet Leigh is also best remembered as the larcenous woman who met her fate in the infamous Bates motel shower. Taking a shower was never the same after people first saw this film! I've reviewed "Rear Window" previously and that is Hitch at the top of his game as well. The other work is all roughly C+ to B+, with "Rope" being a too stagey, limp version of "Leopold and Loeb" and being the C+, the lowest, in the set. "The Man Who Knew Too Much," however, comes in at a strong B+ with Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart being the perfect Every Mr. and Mrs. America who find themselves up to their ears in an international intrigue situation, a role that they never expected or wanted in their perfect mainstream American lives. If there is a film student in your life, these Hitchcock boxed sets will make the perfect gift.

Studio: Universal Studios
Actors:
Best of Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock




DVD title: The Passion of the Christ (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
The Passion of the Christ (Full Screen Edition) - movie DVD cover picture
"The Passion Of The Christ" is brilliant!


"The Passion Of The Christ" is brilliant and one of the best pictures of the year, so far! The movie focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus' (Jim Caviezel) life leading up to his death and resurrection. This movie has some very graphic scenes, but don't let the violence concern you. It is a powerful depiction of the last 12 hours of Jesus' life, thanks in part to its director, the brilliant Mel Gibson, who directed and starred as Justin Mcleod in "The Man Without A Face" and William Wallace in "Braveheart", the latter, which won him the Best Director Oscar. He also well known as Dr. Gibbon in "The Singing Detective" (2003), Graham Hess in "Signs" (2002), Lt. Col. Hal Moore in "We Were Soldiers" (2002), Nick Marshall in "What Women Want" (2000), Benjamin Martin in "The Patriot" (2000), Porter in "Payback" (1999), Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon movies (1987, 1989, 1992, 1998), Jerry Fletcher in "Conspiracy Theory" (1997), Tom Mullen in "Ransom" (1996), the voices of Rocky and John Smith in "Chicken Run" (2000) and "Pocahontas" (1995), Bret Maverick in "Maverick" (1994), Capt. Daniel McCormick in "Forever Young" (1992), Hamlet in "Hamlet" (1990), Mad Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max movies (1979, 1981, 1985, 2004 or 2005), and Fletcher Christian in "The Bounty" (1984). His directing in this movie is brilliant without compromise. Everything he did to make this movie has paid off brillantly. The cast including Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene, Maia Morgenstern as Mary, Jesus' mother, are brilliant as well. Caviezel's performance as Jesus, is emotionally powerful and brilliant and as the co-anchor of the movie, besides, Gibson, does a brilliant job as much as Gibson did. Gibson's production company, Icon Productions, has produced movies of his such as, "The Singing Detective" (2003), "Payback" (1999), "What Women Want" (2000), "Braveheart" (1995), "We Were Soldiers" (2002), "Fairy Tale: A True Story" (1997), "Forever Young" (1992), "Hamlet" (1990), "The Man Without A Face" (1993), and "Maverick" (1994). The screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald and Gibson is brilliant. The music by John Debney is brilliant. The cinematography by Caleb Deschanel is brilliant. The film editing by John Wright is brilliant. The production design by Francesco Frigeri and the costume design by Maurizio Millenotti is brilliant. The casting by Shaila Rubin is brilliant. The set direction by Carlo Gervasi is brilliant. The visual and make-up effects by Greg Cannom and Keith Vanderlaan is brilliant. This movie make a powerful point about how Jesus died and the point is brilliant and succeeds on every level. The language, which is in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew, which is shown in English subtitles, proves that you don't need to speak English to have a brilliant film with heart and soul. Go see this movie now or if you can see it. This is an achievement on every level. It is a movie to remember forever.

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors:
James Caviezel
Monica Bellucci




DVD title: The Who - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Productgroup: DVD
The Who - Live at the Royal Albert Hall - movie DVD cover picture
This is a terrific video!!!


Excellent!The sound & picture quality are superb.The Who are better than they ever were.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: Dick Carruthers



DVD title: The Abyss (Special Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
The Abyss (Special Edition) - movie DVD cover picture
The Abyss: Pure movie magic


We all know who James Cameron is. He gave us outstanding films such as Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic, Terminator 2, and of course The Abyss. This film is a perfect example of what movie magic is, once it has come alive on the big screen. Sadly, The Abyss wasnt a success with critics, but then again most films are not. This was probably due to the fact that the theatrical version had been so severely shortened in length, leaving out so many important scenes that could have answered the larger part of those questions that arose, because of a somewhat confusing plot. A crew of an underwater drilling platform is thrust into a dark and endless abyss in an attempt to salvage a submarine. What they find is a race of aliens so powerfull it could destroy mankind itself. See it even if you have to go far to purchase it. I recommend the Special Edition, but it will do in short version as well. Academy award winner for special effects.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: James Cameron
Actors:
Ed Harris
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio




DVD title: The Prisoner - Set 1: Arrival/ Free for All/ Dance of the Dead
Productgroup: DVD
The Prisoner - Set 1: Arrival/ Free for All/ Dance of the Dead - movie DVD cover picture
This is what the 60's were all about...


I'll make this review short. Basically, you need to immediately buy all 17 of the episodes that are being released on these DVDs. You can read why in all the other reviews. One caveat though, the episodes on each DVD are not in sequential order. That probably doesn't matter after the first two or three episodes, but you should try to view them in the correct order if at all possible. In terms of content by episode, yes there were two or three duds that were huge misfires as far as I'm concerned, including the very last episode that doesn't really explain anything at all! But, virtually any of the other remaining shows were absolute classics in their own right. Patrick McGoohan was a genius to have thought all of this up and then so successfully transferred that vision to film. Amazing stuff, don't let this pass you by! If you missed the sixties, this is what it was really all about - "what is freedom?"

Studio: A & E Home Video
Actors:
Patrick McGoohan



DVD title: Northern Exposure - Seasons 1-3 Bundle
Productgroup: DVD
Northern Exposure - Seasons 1-3 Bundle - movie DVD cover picture
Northern Exposure


Loved the DVD's. They were a gift for my brother, who's a big fan. He's had a hard time recently with an illness in the family and the beautifully done DVD's really lifted his spirits. When are the other seasons coming out? Thank You.

Studio: Universal Studios
Actors:
Rob Morrow



DVD title: Bjork - Cambridge
Productgroup: DVD
Bjork - Cambridge - movie DVD cover picture
Stunning...


A wonderful performance taped during her "Homogenic" world tour; highlights include "Come to Me," "J?ga," & "Play Dead." She is accompanied by beats and a quartet.

Studio: Rhino
Actors:
Bjork
David Barnard
Mark Bell




DVD title: The Last of the Mohicans
Productgroup: DVD
The Last of the Mohicans - movie DVD cover picture
A Terrific Movie


This is a very good movie set during the French and Indian War. The movie captures the essence of the time and the growing independent attitude of the colonists. Strong characters abound in this movie and play off each other very well. The battle scenes are intense and the growing love between Cora and Hawkeye is engrossing.
The backdrop of this film and the mountains that it occurs in are unbelievably beautiful. The musical score along with the visual depications are very pleasing to the senses. I enjoyed the music so much, I bought the soundtrack too. The final scene climaxes in a way that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat.
The only fault I could find in this movie was that while watching it, time seemed to pass too quickly. It ran less than 2 hours and I would have liked more, but what I got was great! I highly recommend this movie.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Michael Mann
Actors:
Daniel Day-Lewis
Madeleine Stowe




DVD title: The Guyver
Productgroup: DVD
The Guyver - movie DVD cover picture
Guyver


The guyver was one of the best movies i've ever seen except for the fact that the zoanoids are horrible looking and the blood is fake. And that the guyver suit looks really cool.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment



DVD title: Days of Heaven
Productgroup: DVD
Days of Heaven - movie DVD cover picture
Sweeping photography and wonderful performances


Days of Heaven is a winner and should be viewed and re-viewed. The photography is stunning and the lack of dialogue (at times) very effective. Although I'm not much of a Richard Gere fan, this is one film where he actually performs well. Linda Manz is at times a scene stealer (great accent, too). Combine all this with a moving soundtrack (that has long been out of print, but that I am still looking for) and you have a must see film.

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: Terrence Malick
Actors:
Richard Gere
Brooke Adams




TopSellers at Amazon - Action and Adventure movie DVD disks

A Pleasant Shade Of Gray : A Novel of the NYPD
The Kite Runner
The Historian
No Country for Old Men
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Until I Find You : A Novel
Letters Home: From 9/11 to Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Military Mom Shares Her Family's Story of Patriotism, Courage and Love
The Secret Life of Bees
Lifeguard
The Beast And Babylon

TopSellers at Amazon - Comedy movie DVD disks

A Pleasant Shade Of Gray : A Novel of the NYPD
The Historian
No Country for Old Men
The Da Vinci Code
Lifeguard
Eleven on Top (A Stephanie Plum Novel)
4th of July
Angels & Demons
To Kill a Mockingbird
Crusader's Cross : A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Hardcover))

TopSellers at Amazon - Sci-Fi and Fantasy movie DVD disks

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
The Time Traveler's Wife
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5 Audio CD)
Fahrenheit 451
1984
The Traveler : A Novel
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling))
The Chronicles of Narnia
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, Book 11)

Top 10 yahoo news about movie DVD-s

Yemen short-lists six for GSM award (ITP.net)
Servinova begins seamless Wi-Fi-GSM/GPRS VoIP network testing with ASNAP (MobileMag)
Strategic Partnership with CPS Enables Simcom to Integrate; High Accuracy Location Technology into GSM/W-CDMA Devices (ZDNet India)
Photo Release -- Servinova, a Cisco Systems Registered Partner Company Has Started Network Testing on CISCO Aironet (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)
2N Intros GSM VOIP Support (Unstrung.com)
Wireless: Making a living from cellphone innards (International Herald Tribune)
Photo Release -- Servinova, a Cisco Systems Registered Partner Company Has Started Network Testing on CISCO Aironet (RedNova)
Group Helps Fight AIDS in Zambia; Four From Vancouver Join Christian Program (RedNova)
Docomo seeking overseas suppliers (Electronic Engineering Times Asia)
Bharti to outsource call-centres business for Rs 1,100 crore (Financial Express)

Valid XHTML and CSS

Valid XHTML 1.0!

Valid CSS!

Popular film titles (from webserver statistics)

Scarface (Jewel Case)
Poirot: The ABC Murders
Outlaw/Santa Fe Trail
Kitaro: Tamayura
A Murder of Crows
Ultimate DVD: Silver
I Spy - Crusade to Limbo
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Animated)
Phantasm
A Farewell to Arms
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
Death Collector
Treasure Island (Nutech Digital)
Tenchi In Tokyo, Vol. 2: A New Friend
Jerome
Dancer in the Dark (New Line Platinum Series)
The Mummy
Magic User's Club! (Maho Tsukai Tai) - I'll Follow You (Vol. 1)
One Man's Hero
The Unknown Marx Brothers
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Playback
Solid Cover
Pokemon - Psychic Surprise (Vol. 7)
In Love and War
Iguana
The Three Ages
Stallone Collectors Pack
Rollerball
Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker
The Jungle Book

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z