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DVD title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Productgroup: DVD
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France 2 England 0

I liked the laurels, particularly.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Terry Gilliam
Terry Jones
Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Eric Idle
Michael Palin

DVD title: Teen Titans, Volume 1 - Divide and Conquer (DC Comics Kids Collection)
Productgroup: DVD
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My husband and son have enjoyed several cartoon superhero shows together over the years - especially Batman. Teen Titans, another superhero type cartoon, caught their attention and both agree it's a great show to watch. Like the movie Shrek - Teen Titans has enough subtle humor that adults (mostly men, I think) will enjoy the cartoon too. How can you beat superheros fighting the bad guys? If you haven't caught the cartoon on TV, this DVD is a great way to catch the episodes you've missed.

Studio: Warner Home Video

DVD title: Boogie Nights
Productgroup: DVD
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A surprisingly warm look at the porn industry...

The greatness of PT Anderson's achievement with this film is the way his exotic and appealing cast of characters gradually reveals itself to be a huge dysfunctional family of people who really care for each other, even as they labour away in the porn industry. Unexpectedly heartwarming, Anderson's film is at times profoundly absorbing, at other times simply hilarious...but he never wavers from the sympathetic portrayal of his characters as real people that lies at the core of this powerful film's strength.

Studio: New Line Studios
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Burt Reynolds
Julianne Moore
Mark Wahlberg

DVD title: The Last Horror Movie (Unrated Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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The Title is true to it's self

How Ironic in that the title of this picture almost speaks the truth about not only this movie, but the genre from which it is placed in as well as movies in general.

The last Horror movie is about a psychopath named Max who videotapes himself killing people (even to go so far as hire an assistant). However he is also documenting to a certain degree on life itself. We see the ins and outs of his life, from spending time with friends and family, to his job as a wedding video recorder. However the real meat and potatoes of the movie is the fact that this guy is a coldblooded killer. But because he is so witty and charming he does not fit the profile of the deranged killer most know about.

What really makes this movie is how it was made. The killer is recording this on his life like it's a documentary and at many moments is talking directly to the audience. That's right at many moments the killer actually talks to you. It's because of this and many other reasons that this is highly recomended. In truth the title is right, this is the Last Horror Movie, or at least the Last Origional Horror Movie.

Studio: Hart Sharp Video Llc
Director: Julian Richards

DVD title: The 'Burbs
Productgroup: DVD
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Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Joe Dante
Tom Hanks
Bruce Dern
Carrie Fisher
Corey Feldman

DVD title: Bicentennial Man
Productgroup: DVD
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A must see for all people everywhere.

I saw this movie in the theatre and It made me use emotions I didn't even know I had. Even though Robin Williams plays an android, I can really feel a lot of Empathy for his character. This is probably the best tear-jerker movie ever made. It takes you away from the humdrum of regular movies and into a world where slavery and equal rights are being fought by a new species of mankind (robotic). I think Robin Williams deserves an Oscar for this stellar performance. What this DVD lacks in extras', is totally made up by superior acting and enjoyment value. This is by far my all time favorite DVD.

Studio: Touchstone Video
Director: Chris Columbus
Robin Williams

DVD title: Stephen King's It
Productgroup: DVD
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It's great!!!

Ok, so its not as good as the book, but then Stephen King never intended it to be on the screen. I've read the book and seen the film, so here is my tip for complete enjoyment. Read the book first, then watch the film, there is some good acting here, and instead of criticising everything note how the clown is actually a very real, very scary foe, and also how lovely Jonathan Brandis (Bill Denbrough, age 12) is, that will take your mind off the poor adaptation! I think my fave bit of the movie, is when they come out of the sewers age 12, and they have the "swear to me, that if it isnt dead, you'll all come back" moment. The acting is great here, and you can totally feel the childhood ties, it's really sweet!! If you're supposed to read the book for school, then dont think you can wangle out of it by watching the film, its totally not the same at all, but i think the film adds a few nice touches that the book couldnt convey, but make sure that you read the book first, cos the film is good, and it might put you off reading it, cos it's a hell of a lot easier to sit for two hours than it is to plough your way through the heft of the novel, but believe me, its worth it, read the novel, it may take you a while, and your hands may shake as you turn the pages (i hid mine on several occasions cos it is a bit of a frightener) but at the end, i promise you will feel warm and fuzzy! magnificent book that a good film tried to be like, it's like britney spears trying to upstage madonna, we all know its not going to happen, but we enjoy ourselves watching her try! Sx.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Annette O'Toole
Tim Reid
Richard Thomas

DVD title: The Chronicles of Riddick (Theatrical Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Dune-like scale with amazing camera work

Never liked any Vin Disel movies. Pitch Black being "ok."

Chronicles of Riddick is amazing. Epic, stylistic, dark and fast paced. Probably too fast paced for most individuals who are giving it poor reviews. Lots of characters with strong dialog who are only given short amounts of screen time (lord Marshal, the purifier, the elemental etc) - its a tough balancing act but rewards the viewer if Chronicles of Riddick is watched a few times. Arguably the best set design of any recent movie with camera work that boggles the mind. Every scene is a well framed (rule of thirds) post card or poster - its thats cinematic. The director/writer has an amazing eye for detail - if given half a chance, he could become the next Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, BlackHawk Down, Gladiator) or David Fincher (Seven, Game, FightClub). He has that much vision imo.

Some moments (out running the solar heat) beg belief and will be looked down upon, but its galactic fiction, emphasis on "fiction." So cut it some slack. Its not trying to be the next 2001 A Space Odyssey. If Lord of the Rings can get away with cheesy giant spiders and trees that talk and look like the Muppet's, Riddick can have its moments of "oh come on, how did he do that!"

All these flashing images of heroic (though the Riddick character is still a true anti-hero) battling and rumbling sounds require a top grade home theater system. If your speakers, receiver, and TV are garbage, you wont get an ounce of enjoyment from Chronicles of Riddick. Dont sell yourself short - if you dont have the gear to appreciate Chronicles of Riddick, go to a friends house who does.

Only buy the "Unrated Directors Cut" widescreen version. The theater rated version leaves out plot details about Riddicks home world that are vital to understanding his motivations and powers.

Studio: Universal
Director: David Twohy
Vin Diesel
Colm Feore
Judi Dench

DVD title: Baby Einstein - Baby Van Gogh - World of Colors
Productgroup: DVD
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Great for Infants to Pre-Schoolers.

Both my son and daughter, now aged 2 and 4 watched this from the time they were infants in VHS format. I am now buying the DVD version, because still love this video. At first I was afraid that it would not hold their attention because it wasn't Sesame Street or Barney, but they consistantly sit from beginning to end, unlike when they watch Barney.

Studio: Buena Vista Home Vid

DVD title: Elvira's Haunted Hills
Productgroup: DVD
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First off, ignore the mean spirited Chastity Piriah-like comments by some of the so called fans; as this parody/tribute of the 1960's Corman/Poe/Price films is actually quite excellent. ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS is not ELVIRA,MISTRESS OF THE DARK part II, but an entirely new and equally fulfilling celluloid romp. Yes the first film is more outregeous, and the new film at times could have a little more bite; yet I find HAUNTED HILL'S 1851 Carpathia the perfect realm for ELVIRA to forever be cemented in. We find our heroine surrounded in atmosphere haunting the same Gothic fogged hallways she used to host on Movie Macabre, all the while wonderfully spoofing too many horror/comedy genere cliches to count. ELVIRA'S in top form both physically and comedically; as her impeccable line delievery and gorgeous animated face once again crown her the Queen of Camp. By the way youth obsessors, one can still be a Vamp in middle-age, as long as one doesn't try to be twenty. Actress Cassandra Peterson (who plays ELVIRA) wisely knows this and ignores the notion that a woman isn't sexually viable after forty. YOU GO GIRL and may you make many more ELVIRA EXTRAVAGANZAS !!!!

Studio: Good Times Home Vide
Director: Sam Irvin
Cassandra Peterson
Richard O'Brien

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