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DVD title: Falcon Crest
Productgroup: DVD
Falcon Crest - movie DVD cover picture
Like fine is time to uncork Falcon Crest!!!!!!

With many of the shows of the eighties finally being released on is finally coming time to uncork one of the best prime time soaps....Falcon Crest! Headed by veteran actress Jane Wyman, Falcon Crest separated itself from Dallas and Dynasty by using choice scenery and more complex characters. The locale and intriguing storylines kept fans glued to the set for nine seasons. I can only hope that a future DVD set would include some interviews with the cast and include TV ads and promotion. Let's uncork this vintage drama!!! It is time.

DVD title: House of Flying Daggers
Productgroup: DVD
House of Flying Daggers - movie DVD cover picture
Visual Treat

"House of Flying Daggers" is visually stunning, making most western films look quite dull & dreary. Zhang Yimou's "Hero" was a modern tragedy, also cinematically breathtaking. Zhang Ziyi who graced "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" & "Hero" does an exquisite job as Mei, taking the character through numerous levels as blind brothel dancer, hardened assassin, and ultimately a girl looking for love. Both beautiful and talented, she is riveting on screen. Takeshi Kaneshiro as the hunk Jin follows her through the woods and numerous battle sequences only to finally fall in love. Andy Lau as Leo, the policeman who assists Jin in his undercover work, also is excellent, particularly as we see how this crime drama evolves into a classic love triangle. The story telling is uniquely Chinese, a bit depressing for Western minds (...) But all actors, the director and breathtaking cinematography make this a stunning visual treat that transcends cultural boundaries. Bravo!

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Yimou Zhang
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Andy Lau
Ziyi Zhang

DVD title: It's Alive
Productgroup: DVD
It's Alive - movie DVD cover picture

Screw the negative reviews! If you're into Larry Cohen movies, you will most certainly enjoy this one. Sure it's cheezy, sure it's unbelievable. But, what few realize is that this film was intended as a spoof of sorts on "ROSEMARY'S BABY". You cannot watch this, or either of it's sequels, expecting to take things seriously. John P. Ryan is great in this. He is one of the most underated actors, working today. Cohen also employed the talents of Bernard Herrmann, to score the film. The score, being one of Herrmann's last compositions, is truly, tremendous. If you're looking for a great exploitation epic from the grand ol' days of '70's cinema, you won't be dissapointed. Also, check out it's sequels. In my opinion, "IT LIVES AGAIN", is an even better film.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Larry Cohen
John P. Ryan
Sharon Farrell

DVD title: Smoke Signals
Productgroup: DVD
Smoke Signals - movie DVD cover picture
Great Native American Movie

Not since Windwalker have I enjoyed a Native American movie so much. I sincerely hope that the success of this movie inspires more production of movies about Native Americans. Most people do not understand the humor NA's are capable of. Our culture has recognized many other minority groups far more than the Natives of our great country. There is much to learn and enjoy from knowledge. And with knowledge, comes understanding. GO RENT THE MOVIE OR BETTER YET, JUST BUY IT....... YOU WILL LOVE IT.

Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Director: Chris Eyre
Adam Beach
Evan Adams

DVD title: New Legend of Shaolin
Productgroup: DVD
New Legend of Shaolin - movie DVD cover picture
Action packed historical drama.

This is one of the better historical dramas that Jet Li has starred in, second only to the "Once Upon a Time in China" series. The English subtitles are humorously bad translations, and the DVD does not have many features found on more recent releases, but the widescreen format is much appreciated in this lush drama of revenge and obsession. The fight sequences are well done and the plot moves along both quickly and logically. If you enjoy martial arts films, this is definitely one to add to your collection.

Studio: Tai Seng Video

DVD title: Pete's Dragon (Disney Gold Classic Collection)
Productgroup: DVD
Pete's Dragon (Disney Gold Classic Collection) - movie DVD cover picture

A terrific story about an orphaned boy sold for slavery who is rescued by a magical dragon and is adopted by a lighthouse keeper (Helen Reddy) waiting for her fiance to return from time at sea. The dragon helps young Peter escape the clutches of a wily magican and the evil family who subjected the young boy to slavery. A delightful mix of animation and regular screening with an excellent musical score make this film a trip down memory lane.

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Director: Don Chaffey
Helen Reddy
Sean Marshall

DVD title: American Family - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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One of the best family series ever

This series is one I bought some time ago. As I am not latino, I bought it because Sonja Braga and Edward James Olmos are two actors that I love.

Once into the series, the word "latino" disappeared and just became "All American Family" to me. Anyone, anywhere in the USA with a growing family can identify with the problems and joys of raising a family in a "working class" world. Iregardless of anyone's cultural or racial background, families all have many of the same problems anywhere! I love this series!

I can't recommend it enough and wish there were more series to buy of AMERICAN FAMILY.

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Edward James Olmos

DVD title: Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me (New Line Platinum Series) - movie DVD cover picture
Funny Funny Funny!

This movie is awesome! I think it is better than the first.Once again,Mike Myers,Seth Green,and the rest of the cast has made another great movie. Anyone that likes a good laugh should see this movie asap!Oh,and this time the phrase 'great movie' is an understatement!

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Jay Roach
Mike Myers
Heather Graham

DVD title: Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition) - movie DVD cover picture
About time it's seen as it was meant to be seen!

Star Wars, or the entire trilogy for that matter, is a bonafide icon of revolutionized movie making and starytelling. It was a shame that for so long, George Lucas's vision was limited to rotting VHS tapes and filmstrip.
The DVD release of the original trilogy has been what I've dreamed of for so long; crystal clear restoration, widescreen format (like Indy, the DVD release is the first we've seen a George Lucas widescreen since the theater), and awesome sound, for the first time released in 5.1 discrete channels. I really enjoyed the original films, and totally look forward to what the DVD remaster of the Star Wars trilogy will have to offer in quality and timelessness.
If you loved the original trilogy, this is worth ever damn penny! The Indy DVD release was the sample of what DVD restoration would hold (it I was in shock when comparing the rotting filmstrip next to the restored DVD, both in color, image stabilzation, and blemish removal)... and Star Wars will continue that, I can promise you that much!

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Harrison Ford

DVD title: Black Adder - The Complete Collector's Set
Productgroup: DVD
Black Adder - The Complete Collector's Set - movie DVD cover picture

That's what you'll need if you should be as lucky as I was! My dear sweet bro Ben gave me this set for my birthday, and I definitely needed a cunning plan to be able to watch it all and still go to work and all the other mundane chores of living. If you are a Black Adder fan - as I am certain you must be if you are even reading this - believe me when I say "Huzzah!". This is the best thing since hygiene and a darn sight funnier. Be prepared to schedule your real life around this and remember if you aren't good you'll reincarnate over and over again - just like Edmund Black Adder.

Studio: BBC Video
Black Adder
Rowan Atkinson

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