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DVD title: Memento (Limited Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Memento! Thriller for the Millenium

Saw Memento and found it to be a great story. Told in time reverse order, I thought that to be a great twist in the mix, forcing the viewer to be stronger attention to the story as it rolled on, for fear of missing an important detail. The performances of Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano were rock solid in telling this very twisted tale of murder and deception.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Christopher Nolan
Guy Pearce
Carrie-Anne Moss
Joe Pantoliano

DVD title: X-Men - The Phoenix Saga
Productgroup: DVD
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Best DVD ever

This DVD of the old, but extremely awsome, X-Men Animated Series is long over due but is finally arriving. DVD is the best for of entertainment and the best way to capture a favorite movie forever but unlike VHS video tapes which can be unpredictable, these will last forever. The Pheonix Saga is an awsome series and definetly the peak of the show. If you loved the X-Men Animated show when it was on TV then you absolutly have to get this. The best feature is that it comes with 5 episodes all on the one DVD! More like this are on their way and we can not wait to watch and have great memories of the greatest American Made cartoon show ever finally returns to our hearts. BUY THIS! IT RULES! TRUST ME!

Studio: Universal Studios
Cedric Smith
Cathal J. Dodd
Lenore Zann

DVD title: Twin Falls Idaho
Productgroup: DVD
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An endearing story of an unconventional friendship

The Polish brothers do excellent work in this gentle story of unique relationships. By following the story of conjoined twins we are able to see the highs of sharing a symbiotic relationship, and the lows of being an outsider in society. For it is often the same things that bring us togther, yet keep us apart. A very enjoyable movie for anyone interested in the study of relationships.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Michael Polish
Michael Polish
Mark Polish
Michele Hicks

DVD title: Nosferatu, The Vampire
Productgroup: DVD
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Bela Who???

That's the question you'll be asking yourself after viewing Max Shreck's performance as the titular character in Nosferatu. A film once nearly lost to us, Nosferatu is perhaps the film that best represents the creepiness and terror of Stoker's Dracula. Murnau successfully utilizes all the tools and techniques at his disposal to create a film thick with atmosphere. What he is unable to do with dialogue, he does with clever special effects and effectively framed shots and sequences.
This DVD presentation of the film is very good. It offers two musical soundtracks. The first is a simple organ meant to show how the audience would have experienced the film 80 years ago. The second is a modern orchestral composition that I feel better serves the film. It has a haunting, gothic feel to it that fits the action on-screen like a glove. There is also a commentary track by noted film historian Lokke Heiss. While Heiss is clearly a very learned scholar, he is one dull commentator. Honestly, I have an appreciation of silent film but his droning on without the benefit of a musical backdrop nearly put me to sleep. Heiss also narrates a much shorter featurette on the present-day sites of the film that is a little easier to swallow.
I urge you if you are either a film enthusiast or a fan of the horror genre to pick up this well done presentations of one of the best films ever (silent or otherwise).

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: F.W. Murnau
Max Schreck
Greta Schröder
Ruth Landshoff

DVD title: Scrooge
Productgroup: DVD
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A wonderful tradition

This is an AWESOME video. It is not as well known as other versions but is much better than other versions. Every year for the past 16 years we watch this on Christmas Eve. It is one of out favorite traditions. This video will be cherished for years.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Ronald Neame
Albert Finney
Alec Guinness

DVD title: YogaKids 3: Silly to Calm
Productgroup: DVD
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YogaKids is the BEST!

My daughter and I started doing YogaKids every evening when she was 18 months old. At first, she could only do one pose, but she watched the kids doing yoga with great interest and now, at age 2, these are her very favorite. She's learned yoga and lots of new words and concepts from these creative and challenging videos. My daughter is still mastering new poses and is so proud of herself as she tries and achieves new things. It is a great DVD to do with your child. It is our favorite part of the day. Silly to Calm is a great bedtime yoga practice. It loosens us up and brings us down to a calm, peaceful state. My daughter is ready to move into bed when this video is done and she does so happily and easily!

Studio: Gaiam Americas

DVD title: Lady & The Tramp II - Scamp's Adventure
Productgroup: DVD
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Yet another sequel!

Disney has definatly been into the sequel making this year with Little Mermaid II return to the sea, Toy Story II, Lady and the Tramp II, and coming soon Hunchback of Notre Dame II, and in 2002 Cinderella II. However each of them have been or will be good...Lady and the ramp II was excellent. It takes place only a few months after Lady and Tramp get hitched in the original movie and now they have pups, three girls and a boy. The boy wants nothing but freedom he doesn't believe that sitting around in a house is what dogs should be doing. "Rules, Rules, Rules!" is his sarcastic reply to most of what his father says to him. However as most Disney movies, there are so many morals in this wonderful masterpiece about home is where you belong and where the love is. Your children will watch this and fall in love with all the characters, well maybe not Buster! It may be a good idea for them to watch Lady and the Tramp the original to get familiarized with some of the characters. But even if they don't they will fall in love with the movie.
Disney did a great job matching voices for this masterpiece as most of the original voices have sinced passed on. Jodi Benson does the voice of Lady and for those of you that are big Little Mermaid fans she also did the voice for Ariel in both the original and the sequel. Disney originally didn't want her to have the part because they said too many people would associate the voice with Ariel, however Jodi went home and made a demo of her voice doing Ladies voice and sent it in anonomously and Jodi got the part because Disney thought it was a perfect match to Barbara Luddy's voice in the original! A great buy and a great movie to watch over and over for ages 1-101

Studio: Disney Studios
Scott Wolf
Alyssa Milano
Chazz Palminteri

DVD title: Cardcaptor Sakura - Friends in Need (Vol. 16)
Productgroup: DVD
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One of the Best CCS DVD's Out SO FAR!!!

1. Sakura and a Precious Friend: Syaoran wants to confess his feelings to Sakura but must 1st fufill his promise to Meilin by telling her 1st... Ya gotta feel sorry for Meilin in this episode and be impressed on how she got over her sadness so fast
2. Sakura, the Card, and the Presents: When Sakura is looking for X-mas gifts, she tries to find the best gift to thank her cards... loved how MIRROR and Touya interacted and I thought it was sweet what he did for it
3. Sakura and the Strange Written Fortune: On New Year's Day, Sakura gets a strange fortune which hints at things to comes... was an okay episode
4. Sakura, the Pool and the Huge Wave: Sakura must find some way to stop a huge wave from drowning Rika!... was an okay episode
A great DVD! Great episodes! Lots of funny moments! Get this DVD ASAP! I did not get a card for some reason though... oh well

Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Director: Morio Asaka

DVD title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Productgroup: DVD
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THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is definitly gritty and intense for a horror movie; the way it was filmed almost makes it seem as if it is a documentary of a true story. The film follows five friends on a summer afternoon drive who have the misfortune of running into a backwoods family of flesh eating cannibals led by the skin-mask wearing Leatherface. The Special Edition DVD is a must for any fan of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE because it contains all kinds of goodies; out-takes, theatrical trailers, TV spots, and much more.

Studio: Pioneer Video
Director: Tobe Hooper
Marilyn Burns
Edwin Neal

DVD title: The Royal Tenenbaums (The Criterion Collection)
Productgroup: DVD
The Royal Tenenbaums (The Criterion Collection) - movie DVD cover picture
The Best Film of 2001

Oh, my my my my my...This movie has touched me in so many ways I seriously cannot explain. If I were to ever make a movie, this would be the one I would make. Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, you 2 are absolute geniuses. The mood of this movie, the songs on the soundtrack ( especially Nico ), and the actors chosen for this movie make this easily one of the most well written, well thought out and complete movie to date. Thank you very much for making this movie, and please keep up the good work.
"I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum"

Studio: Buena Vista Home Vid
Director: Wes Anderson
Gene Hackman
Gwyneth Paltrow

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