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DVD title: The Cutting Edge
Productgroup: DVD
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Excellent Movie

D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly shine in this tale of love on the rink. With excellent chemistry, the two bring to life the story of Doug and Kate, two ice skating partners who don't want to be partners (at first). This movie has all the elements of a great film: great lead actors, great supporting actors, and a great script. Defiately worth adding to your video collection (in fact, buy a second copy for when you wear the first one out!). END

Studio: Mgm/Ua Studios
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
D.B. Sweeney
Moira Kelly

DVD title: The Ring (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Completely Horrifying!

Granted, the plot of this movie has a few holes, but it is by far the scariest movie I have ever seen. Scarier than even "The Exorcist" or "The Shinning". I saw this movie four times and it never stopped being scary. It sticks with you for a long time after you leave the theatre. If you think your kids watch too much television, all you have to do is show them this movie, and they'll never want to go near the set again.

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Gore Verbinski
Naomi Watts
Martin Henderson
Brian Cox

DVD title: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
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"The strangest things seem suddenly routine..."

A mutilated cross-dressing East-German gets shafted by his collaborator/lover and embarks on a journey to get his own back. There, now that the plot is out of the way, what about the movie? John Cameron Mitchell wrote, directed and starred in the original role (as well as the movie version), which was little more than a set at a drag club. From there, it became an off-Broadway show, an album, and now, a truly amazing film. While Mitchell's script is ironic and detatched (albeit very clever), his performance brings a very real pain to the role that keeps it from becoming self-indulgent. The songs here are fabulous, one of the highlights being "A Wig in a Box," which ends with a sing-along. The production values are amazing throughout the film; this does not feel like a first film made on a shoestring, though it surely is that. The DVD has an EXTREMELY thourough documentary, links to the songs, and assorted other goodies. A great purchase.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
John Cameron Mitchell
Miriam Shor

DVD title: Walking with Dinosaurs
Productgroup: DVD
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Take Jurassic Park and turn it into a program about the development and life of the Dinosaur and you'll get an idea of the quality of this program. If you like the subject matter, then this is a must to watch, graphically superb with the history of the dinosaur to boot. The BBC at its best.

Studio: BBC Video

DVD title: Tour of Duty - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Tour Of Duty -- the entire 3 season series

I just finished watching the entire 3 season series of Tour Of Duty. What a terrific series and reminder for me -- don't believe everything you hear from your nation's "leaders." Each segment of the series takes an "issue" related to the Vietnam War of my generation, and does a terrific job focusing on that issue, as well as providing the combat scenarios that occurred in the bush.
Forgive me, but I'm not a purist when it comes to the quality of the DVDs that others sometimes take issue with here in these reviews. For me, it was just fine and the audio was superb. I do wish they had been able to keep the original songs though.
As you are putting your faith in "the President" and his top flight "cabinet" don't forget that a guy named Johnson (a Dem) and a guy named Nixon (a Repub) sold us this bill of goods and it all sounded just fine -- for a while -- back in the 60s. Iraq? Now a huge unconventional war? We need more troops?? Deja vu folks. Here we go again?? I pray I'm wrong.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Terence Knox

DVD title: Behind the Waterfall
Productgroup: DVD
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Studio: Goldhil Home Media I
Director: Scott Murphy

DVD title: Friday the 13th, Part 2
Productgroup: DVD
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Personal favorite!!

I don't get all the people that trash Friday the 13th movies. Well, I'll admit that part 8 was horrible, but every movie prior to 8 was really entertaining to me. Part II is my personal favorite, with parts I and IV close seconds and part III is my third favorite of the series. Basically, with parts I-IV you can't go wrong. Yeah, Jason has the sack on his head and not the hockey mask, but he is still determined to take out some camp couselors and has that menace that we've come to know and love. Anyway, I saw that this movie had the same review rating as part 8 and I decided I needed to put my two cents in and let you know it is an awesome chapter in the Friday series. FYI, if you are a Friday the 13th fan, Paramount is releasing a box set of all the movies with special features and commentaries (on 3 movies) this October 5th. So be on the lookout. I've been waiting a long time for a box set like Nightmare on Elm Street got and now it is on the way. I have all the Fridays on vhs but waited for this box set and I only have a few more months to wait. Unfortunately, they will not have any uncut versions of the movies included, but you will get deleted/uncut footage that you can check out seperately. All in all could be a little better, but beggers can't be choosers and it is supposedly only going to cost about 60 bones.

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: Steve Miner
Amy Steel
Betsy Palmer

DVD title: Shania Twain - Up (Live in Chicago)
Productgroup: DVD
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Instantly a Favorite!

This dvd instantly became my favorite and i'm sure you'll feel the same way. The sound and the look of the video are fabulous. Shania looks so incrediblely happy. If you saw the tv special you'll find by watching the dvd 6 extra songs.No way will any fan be disappointed by adding this to your collection. If you went to the chicago concert you just might see yourself as there are plenty of fans shots.

Studio: Universal Music & VI
Shania Twain

DVD title: Shattered Glass
Productgroup: DVD
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"Read between the lies"

"Shattered Glass" is the unbelievable true story of Stephen Glass; a rising young star at "The New Republic" magazine in the late 1990's who's abrupt downfall is almost identical to that of Jayson Blair. Consider the similarities between the two men's stories, both were successful young journalists at famous news publications (Blair, incase you didn't already know, worked at the Old Gray Lady, "The New York Times") until it was found that they both had concocted most of their most popular news stories. In light of the Blair scandal, "Shattered Glass" is even more fascinating for audiences to watch.
Aside from its subject matter, "Shattered Glass" is a wonderful film in its own right. The script is quick and snappy, the acting stellar, and the film itself is remarkably suspenseful considering we already know how it's going to end before even setting foot in the theater. I was surprised to find myself so deeply involved in this film and so concerned for Stephen Glass. Audiences will either sympathize with Glass, as I did, and understand that it was the pressures of journalism that drove him to lie or they will find him to be repulsive liar. I find it interesting that the filmmakers seem undecided on whether or not they have sympathy for Glass and thus leave Glass's morality for us to judge. While I sympathized with Glass, my father took an entirely opposite stance. I love it when a film strikes up a bit of debate!
Hayden Christensen nailed this role. For those of you out there left with a bad impression of Christensen after the "Star Wars" debacle, fear not, he more than proves himself in this film. One might think his portrayal of Glass is overdone; the puppy dog earnestness, the nauseating sweetness, the impeccable manners; it all seems a bit much. However, that is what Glass was/is really like. Interviews upon interviews with Glass's coworkers and the man himself show this. I admire Christensen for his ability to portray such an "over-the-top" character.

Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Director: Billy Ray
Hayden Christensen
Chloë Sevigny
Steve Zahn

DVD title: The Island at the Top of the World
Productgroup: DVD
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Astragard returns to DVD

I missed getting the disc of this in 99 by a nose. I'm glad Disney re-released it for its 30th Anniversary. It was always one of my favorites as a kid. Starring Donald Sinden as a British businessman looking for his lost son in the Arctic, and one of my earliest childhood heroes David Hartman as an American archaeology professor looking for his own place in history. Together with a kooky French inventor (Jacques Marin, later the cop/bad guy in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo), a pre Hindenburg zeppelin and an eskimo (very different role for Mako) they find Sinden's son and quite a bit more. Tyical Disney fare yes, but who cares. I'm glad I have this preserved for all time on disc. Hartman's dialogue throughout the film, let alone in the last segment is worth the price of admission. Enjoy.:-)

Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: Robert Stevenson
David Hartman (II)
Donald Sinden

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