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DVD title: Immortal Beloved
Productgroup: DVD
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In my top five list of all time greats!


It doesn't matter that the film isn't totally accurate (how could you expect it to be). It doesn't matter that plot revolves around a seemingly pointless search for Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved". What matters is that this film successfully gives you an insight into the tormented soul and creative genius of the maestro. If you come to it with an open mind (and an open heart) you can do no else but love it.
As for myself, I was an occasional listener of Beethoven's music before I watched this film. Now I am an avid fan. This film (and it's wonderful music) inspired me to go see all his symphonies and concertos, buy nearly all of his music, and struggle through the difficult Thayer's Life of Beethoven (both volumes!).
As for Gary Oldman - An absolutely fantastic actor, one of the best. He brings such passion to every role he plays (check out Leon (The Professional in Europe) and Bram Stoker's Dracula for other excellent performances)

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Bernard Rose
Actors:
Gary Oldman
Jeroen Krabbé




DVD title: Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Legend Live
Productgroup: DVD
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Wailing from begin to end


Never thought that I ever would see a Bob marley concert in my life, but this DVD made me cry ! For every fan of Bob this DVD is a 'must have'. I'm not sure if there are any other concerts of Bob Marley on DVD but for now this is the best DVD in my complete collection.

Studio: Bmg Distribution (VI
Actors:
Bob & Wailers Marley



DVD title: John Fogerty: Premonition
Productgroup: DVD
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They don't get any better than this!


Fogerty and company have done a fantastic job on this DVD. The performance, sets, sound (PCM), photography, color, clarity, menus are all great. I can only review the PCM soundtrack, and it's first rate. This DVD is a very welcome addition to my collection.

Studio: Wea/Warner Bros.
Director: Jim Gable
Actors:
John Fogerty



DVD title: Road House
Productgroup: DVD
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It is so bad it has to be good


This movie is one of those films that has a dumb plot and a worthless meaning usually I can't stand those kind of movies but Roadhouse is exceptional. The film keeps you at interest to what is going on. I like the person Swayze portrays in this film he is a philosophical bouncer who has one of the best names in a film I have ever heard of DALTON! I like the whole philosophy major turned Bouncer it is a nice idea in a film. As far as the other actors go well there is Kelly Lynch who is pure eye candy for the film and will keep any guy interested. Sam Elliot just makes you laugh his character is so dumb and rediculous but very funny. I see alot of people that have been in little films here and there in this film but really the stand out actor here is the star Patrick Swayze. It sure is not one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever created but the film is what it is it is supposed to be a action thriller but many people like myself observe this more of as a Comedy. This is a really good movie for those like myself who just enjoy funny light entertainment with a touch of sleeze.

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Actors:
Patrick Swayze
Kelly Lynch




DVD title: Way Down East
Productgroup: DVD
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Mawkish at times, but stays with you


I had the pleasure of watching Way Down East for the first time a week ago and it has stayed with me since. I'm quite a fan of Griffith's earlier works, including in my opinion his finest film ever, Broken Blossoms. Lillian Gish (star of Way Down East and Broken Blossoms) is magnificent with her girl-like charm and portrays a character who is complex and simplistic alike. For anyone who enjoys the pre-Classical Hollywood Cinema silent feature, I highly recommend this film.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: D.W. Griffith
Actors:
Lillian Gish
Richard Barthelmess




DVD title: The Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What else is there to say? Weber has done it again. I must admit I have watched this movie at least 20 times since the DVD came out and saw it 3 times at the theater. This was a wonderful version of this timeless love triangle. I loved the way they used younger actors and actresses to really grab your heart. And that kiss, oh my god, who could ever not agree that the kiss between the phantom and Christine at the end was not the most powerful and emotional kiss you've ever seen? Anyway, if you don't buy this DVD or at least rent it you are definitly missing out!

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Joel Schumacher
Actors:
Gerard Butler
Emmy Rossum
Patrick Wilson




DVD title: I'm Bout It
Productgroup: DVD
I'm Bout It - movie DVD cover picture
Great Movie


This was a great movie for such a small budget. Master P gets mad props for bringing this film out when no film companies wanted any part to do with this film. Keep up the good work. And I can't wait to see No Tommorrow.




DVD title: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Productgroup: DVD
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A Quiet Storm


Kim Ki-duk's "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ...and Spring" is a patient yet intense picture. Known as a bad boy director in Asian cinema for films about prostitution (The Isle) and violence (Bad Guy), here he focuses on the tenets of Buddhism. The verbal language of the film is so sparse, that it really translates beautifully to an international audience. The cinematography and images used are profoundly beautiful and give a sense of timelessness to the picture. For audiences in the United States used to Hollywood formulas where chains of events unfold quickly, this requires patient adjustment, but is well worth the wait. The images of the floating house in the middle of the lake, the impermanence of life as well as its abundance, and the gorgeous natural setting of mountains and water make this a handsome film. While some of the images left me puzzled such as the mother who hides her face underneath a purple scarf, it leaves room for interpretation such as the doorways that seemingly stand without walls. All of the actors deliver powerful emotional performances. The spiritual Buddhist devotions frame the film. Its intense human emotions of desire, anger and longing drive the film forward. This is an intriguing film, a quiet storm. Enjoy!

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Ki-duk Kim (II)
Actors:
Ki-duk Kim (II)
Yeong-su Oh (II)
Jong-ho Kim (II)




DVD title: Titanic
Productgroup: DVD
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The Unsinkable Movie


This movie is my favourite of all time. The special effects were awesome, the costumes brilliant, and the acting unforgettable. There were some good actors, like Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, and Kathy Bates, but some needed improving. Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Jack pretty well, but some of his lines were totally unoriginal. Overall, James Cameron has done a great job, and this movie is - unsinkable.

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: James Cameron
Actors:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Kate Winslet




DVD title: My Architect
Productgroup: DVD
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Best documentary I ever saw, and I've seen a bunch.


My girlfriend and I saw this film at a special screening in the Chicago Opera House, built in 1898, as part of the American Institute of Architects convention. Seeing such a moving film of one of America's premier architects in the company of several thousand architects in such a magnificient structure made for a truly memorable evening. Afterwards Mr. Kahn took questions. The film is about the architect, his work, and about family relationships. I was so moved by the film, I wrote to the production company and asked to be notified when it was available on DVD, which they did. I just bought a copy for my father's birthday and will buy more for other close friends.

Studio: New Yorker Video
Director: Nathaniel Kahn



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