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DVD title: The Princess Bride
Productgroup: DVD
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Hard Core Comedy! #3 Cult film!

So how do I review a movie that everyone has seen??? After all, this film is third to "Rock Horror" and "Buckaroo Banzai" in the cult film count-down.
This film is a parody of medieval fairy tales/romances much like "Shrek" or "Don Quixote." We all grew up on these stories so we understand the playfulness, the jokes, and the mock of conventions. Rob Reiner is a master in translation Goldman's book to the screen. It is not a perfect transliteration, but a transposition to the idiosyncracies of film. I have read the book and was not disturbed in any way--Reiner got the spirit of the book right!
This is a hard-core film popular among the college crowd. So that tells you something about the appeal of this film. A fun film, with only two objectionable words it, which, by the way, is fewer than the four found in "Star Wars: Episode IV A NEW HOPE." You can use the mute. Plus some children might be disturbed by the blood in the sword
This film has great one-liners, and is perfect for quoting:
"You say it's impossible because no one has done it before.""Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something..""Mawage."&quo t;You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia [!]; and only slightly less well known is this: Never go in against a Sicilian, whendeath is on the line!""Anyone want a peanut?""Inconceivable."
As a comedy, I won't spoil any of the jokes, but as a testimonial, I have enjoyed the movie many times over and it still has not lost its luster. And that is the mark of a good film!

Studio: Mgm/Ua Studios
Director: Rob Reiner
Cary Elwes
Mandy Patinkin
Robin Wright Penn

DVD title: Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
Productgroup: DVD
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A good look at what reality really is.

The mean streets of Echo Park Ave, is a scary one. Two best friends from chilhood try to keep it together after the shoting of Mousie boyfriend. And how Sad Girl tries to help her sister out with a guy that was in prison. This movie really shows how life as a girl gang member could be like. I really love it, and so do my friends.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Allison Anders
Angel Aviles
Seidy Lopez
Jacob Vargas

DVD title: A Walk to Remember
Productgroup: DVD
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Go Read the Book

Alright, let me start by saying this, I was dragged to this movie by my mother, and I didn't expect it to be even close to decent. When I left the theater I couldn't wait until it comes out on DVD. The acting was great, which I didn't expect from a singer and some other unheard of actors/actresses. I have not read the book, so I can't really compare, but it was very emotional, I almost cried (don't tell anyone). Hell, it'll cost you what, 6 bucks? Go check it out, you won't regret it.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Adam Shankman
Shane West
Mandy Moore (II)

DVD title: The Matrix
Productgroup: DVD
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The future of film making?

Want to see the future of film-making? Look no further than "The Matrix"! Truely stunning use of cutting-edge film-making technology combines with a strong plot and great characterisation (Fishburne is particularily good) to produce a film experience that will not be soon forgotten.

Studio: Warner Studios
Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss

DVD title: Body Double
Productgroup: DVD
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DePalma Ain't Hitchcock....

...but was every one of Hitchcock's film considered great when they first came out? No. Critics started giving him more props in retrospect.
And such is the case with DePalma's crazysexybloody suspense thriller "Body Double". It is much, much better than originally thought. You have got to give it to the man for the sheer audacity of not sparing us from a thing in the graphic drill scene, but, hey, like the peeping tom Wasson, we wanted some kinda payoff of all this voyeurism...I mean, that's what the average movie viewer wants also. It gets kinda surrealistic thinking about all this who's watching who, but the upshot is--did DePalma set us up, big time! Ain't that what we want from movies, anyhoo?
Also, he set us up with several other scenes, such as with the bloody ending credits and the gravesite scene. I also think DePalma kinda thought it was 'in-jokey' to have Melanie Griffith cast in one of his most blatantly Hitchcockian (this and "Dressed to Kill", are the two) thrillers.
You are gonna have so much fun with this in DVD.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Brian De Palma
Craig Wasson
Melanie Griffith

DVD title: Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (Special Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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The gamers expected a game and not a movie.

It is my opinion that the reviews before this one were written by pure gamers who just wanted to go crazy over their favorite game characters on screen. I am a game fan as well and it is a fact that every Final Fantasy game had different characters and different stories. The movie was no different. It held pure to the game with it's concepts of spirits and life. But held it's own twists and plot. The animation was spellbinding and the story was riviting. The characters persona's in the movie were also surprisingly relatable which is hard to find in a film these days. So if you are a sci fi fan who wants to see a great movie with adult concepts this is for you. If you are a gamer who wants to see a new twist just like ever Final Fantasy game has provided it is also for you. If you are a gamer who just wants to see the same game he played on screen without playing then get another movie this will not please you.

Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
Alec Baldwin
Steve Buscemi

DVD title: Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death
Productgroup: DVD
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I love this documentary by John Richardson. It is an honor to have been asked to contribute to this great DVD with a lengthy selection of biographical and critical material from the ON-LINE PICASSO PROJECT.

Studio: Bfs Entertainment/Mu
John Richardson

DVD title: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Productgroup: DVD
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella - movie DVD cover picture
What I wouldn't give to own this video!

As a child, I was captivated, year after year by this movie. I have the R&H version on audio cassette, starring Julie Andrews, and my children are really missing out by not seeing this version. I am hoping the studio is so overwhelmed with requests that they re-release it soon.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Charles S. Dubin

DVD title: Donnie Brasco
Productgroup: DVD
Donnie Brasco - movie DVD cover picture
Is this a good movie? FEGEDDABOUDITT - AWSOME

Working undercover as a jewel dealer Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) earns the trust of Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). Lefty vouches for Joe and brings him into his mob family. What was supposed to be a three-month assignment for Joe turns into several years. Joe begins to drift away from his own family and deep into the mob. He and Lefty form a strong bond and a father son relationship. When the investigation is coming to an end Joe realizes that his only way out of the mob is to betray his friend.
The film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. It is a very nice transfer the only flaw I noticed was a hint of grain occasionally. A Dolby Digital 5.0 audio track is provided. The surround speakers are hardly used. When they are its mostly only for music. With a movie like this that is mostly dialogue its understandable. This special edition DVD has several extras. The highlights are a director's commentary, two featurettes, deleted scenes and trailers. The featurette titled "Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows" was excellent. It gives a lot of background on the film and contains several interviews with the cast and crew. The deleted scenes are nice to see but I can understand why they were cut from the film.
For those of you thinking this is just another mob movie, you are wrong. Instead of showing the top of the crime family tree like many other films this one shows the bottom. It shows soldiers that are scraping at the bottom of the barrel and are just trying to make ends meet. This is a film that stands on its own on many levels. It was perfectly cast with Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Anne Heche. If you like mob movies or just fine acting this is one film you need to see.
One movie that will definately not be forgotten.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Mike Newell
Al Pacino
Johnny Depp

DVD title: Damiana - Lesbian Erotic
Productgroup: DVD
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Sensuality all it's own. Very original.

I've never seen anything like Damiana girl. It's a beautiful piece of erotic art sure to appeal to men and women alike. The original soundtrack adds a lovely edge to the passionate scenes. The girls are all very exotic and beautiful and very natural looking in the rustic hillcountry setting. There are plenty of tastefully hot scenes in which the passion is very convincing. The fire spinning scenes are also breathtaking. If you are looking for mindless porn, look elsewhere. If you are looking for an orignal piece of erotic art then I guarantee Damiana Girl will be an excellent choice.

Studio: The Wolf Posse
Director: Kevin Kinkade

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