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DVD title: Kojak - Season One
Productgroup: DVD
Kojak - Season One - movie DVD cover picture
On the Short List of Best Detective/Police Shows


One of the all-time best TV detective series. Get a bag of lolly pops, stick the DVD in, select play all and enjoy the coolest cop on the galaxy!

Studio: Universal Studios
Actors:
Telly Savalas



DVD title: The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Productgroup: DVD
The Abominable Dr. Phibes - movie DVD cover picture
Murder, Art Deco Style


If you are a fan of Vincent Price, Art Deco, and "The Avengers", then "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" should be your glass of champagne. "Phibes" was directed by Robert Fuest, who had worked on "The Avengers" as a set designer, then later as a director. (Fuest directed several "Tara King" episodes) The film is a visual delight, from Phibes' bizarre late 1920s-style abode, which looks like a set from a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical, to Joseph Cotten's smart deco digs. There is an abundance of sly, sick humor-proving Price doesn't even NEED to use his famous silvery voice! The gruesome murders (the THOUGHT of them is even more gruesome than what is shown) are offset by the tongue-in-cheek performances and great camp sense involved. I met Vincent Price in 1978, and when I asked him about "The Abominable Dr. Phibes", he said "Oh, that's the 'No, No Nanette' of horror films!"

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Director: Robert Fuest
Actors:
Vincent Price
Joseph Cotten




DVD title: Stalker
Productgroup: DVD
Stalker - movie DVD cover picture
Stalker -- Make your own interpretation (Mansoor)


This is one of the best works Trakovsky where he uses the images so beautilfully that for a person who has the patience to watch the whole movie the images and dialogue are unforgettable. I watched this movie before 'Solaris' and at first was taken aback by the fact that this was not a 'conventional' science fiction(the box cover is also somewhat misleading). But once through the movie, I realised how much better it was just because it was not conventional. A movie that actually compels the viewer to think!! The use of black and white instead of color and the extended scenes create a suspense which could only have been achieved by a director like Andrei Trakovsky. In the end the story line can be interpretted as deeply theological and may be even gloomy but for true art movie lovers this is a treat not to be missed. When seeing the movie look for the scene when we are shown the 'stalker's' daughter walking and what turns out is shocking as well as a reminder of what Trakovsky is capable of. Enjoy

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky



DVD title: Cooley High
Productgroup: DVD
Cooley High - movie DVD cover picture
classic


this movie is a classic. I watch this movie whenever I'm in the mood for it. And when I do, it's like watching it for the first time. This is a must have movie. I wasn't around in the early 70's to remember how it was back in High School,I was born in 1978, but I can certainly remember my high school years and they weren't as much fun as the guys in this movie had.

Studio: Mgm/Ua Studios
Director: Michael Schultz
Actors:
Glynn Turman
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs




DVD title: Spider-Man - The Ultimate Villain Showdown (Animated Series)
Productgroup: DVD
Spider-Man - The Ultimate Villain Showdown (Animated Series) - movie DVD cover picture
Spidey is back in full sling!


Morbid curiosity - that was the sole reason I considered picking up this DVD especially after reading that the Mouse House had did a cut and paste job to what is easily one of my favorite cartoons of all time. When I found it released early I couldn't pass it up.
Let me say one thing - I was wrong.
The chapter sheet features the cover art for the front and back of the DVD and the disk is just a picture of the Spider-Man face reflecting back the Green Goblin. When I put the disk in I found something else to be amazing - no forced trailers, something Buena Vista home video is notorious for. The menu opens with a bunch of screen caps of villains flashing onto the screen and eventually leads into the city with a still Spidey in mid crawl on the side of a building.
Starting the movie will lead you to the long opening theme for the Spidey toon and only has one change - an added "The Ultimate Villain Showdown" label under the Spidey logo. By now you probably want to know what is on the disk - the episodes go in order - "Make a Wish", "Attack of the Octto Bot", "Enter the Green Goblin", and "Rocket Racer". This is also known as Chapter 2,3,4 and 5 in the Sins of the Fathers story arc. The transfer was very well done but a little slow at times - altho this is more than likely the animation and not the transfer. The episodes still contain the original title cards and at the end of the first three episodes flow directly into the next episode, avoiding the end credits until the end of the movie.
The special features include the 1967 Origin of Spider-Man toon with an intro by Stan "The Man" Lee. There is also a Stan's Soapbox feature which is about 20 mins long and features Stan talking about the creation of Spidey and some other details of the Marvel U. As a fan boy I found this feature very enjoyable and even got a couple of chuckles out of Stan. There is also another feature that allows you to watch commentary by Stan before each episode - once again, great stuff. Another feature is a Villains Gallery that allows you to select either Venom, Doc Ock, the Hobgoblin or the Green Goblin and get a complete bio of the character. Each villain has at least two clips that show some aspect of the character as well as Stan's thoughts about the character. The final feature was a sneak peek section - featuring Spy Kids 2, Snow Dogs, Digimon and a couple others that I can't remember right at the moment.
Conclusion - Overall I think the disk is really worth the pick up and was very happy that Disney hadn't pasted together a new movie and followed a story arc from the series. While the DVD had a lot of features I wish there had been an easter egg with Sins of the Fathers Chapter 1 but overall this DVD comes with a lot more extra features than the X-Men DVD's that were released by Universal. Hopefully sales will be good on this disk and we'll see Disney release season sets. An added note to Disney - make Origin of the Silver Surfer your next attempt.

Studio: Buena Vista Home Vid
Actors:
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Sara Ballantine




DVD title: The Notebook (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
The Notebook (New Line Platinum Series) - movie DVD cover picture
Best movie I've watched in a while!


This is a GREAT movie! You won't be disappointed. Even my husband was moved to tears (and that is saying a lot!).

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Actors:
Gena Rowlands
James Garner
Ryan Gosling
Rachel McAdams




DVD title: Casablanca
Productgroup: DVD
Casablanca - movie DVD cover picture
a classic love tale


Humphrey Bogart is one of the best actors all time and his role as Rick solidifies that statement. Rick must choose between love or doing the right thing or helping himself and it plays out as a great movie and it deserves the acadamy award it won in 1943 as best picture besides guys how often do you get a chick flick you can watch with your girlfriend and still enjoy

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors:
Humphrey Bogart
Ingrid Bergman




DVD title: WWE - Lita - It Just Feels Right
Productgroup: DVD
WWE - Lita - It Just Feels Right - movie DVD cover picture
sexy lita


when a women is in a bra on the cover & you can see her panties you better believe it will be a HOTTT!!! dvd. lita is sexy and beautiful and an awesome wrestler, i cant wait till she gets back to a wwe ring. she really seems like a sweetheart of a lady too.

Studio: Sony Wonder
Actors:
Lita



DVD title: High Fidelity
Productgroup: DVD
High Fidelity - movie DVD cover picture
Outstanding


Angst filled, very identifiable rage, wonderful soundtrack. John Cusack strikes again with a witty look at bachelorhood and the failure of his past relationships. Jack Black steals several scenes, and nobody will ever hear "Baby I Love your way" the same way again.

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Director: Stephen Frears
Actors:
John Cusack



DVD title: Tina Turner - Live in Amsterdam: Wildest Dreams Tour
Productgroup: DVD
Tina Turner - Live in Amsterdam: Wildest Dreams Tour - movie DVD cover picture
The best Tina concert DVD you can buy


I'm a huge Tina fan. I've been to most of her concerts. I have several of her DVD's and, without a doubt, this is the best of the lot.

The sound (DTS) is unbelievable and the song selection is great. It's hard to believe she's as old as she is. Her stage presence and energy are tops.

If you want to have at least one Tina DVD, this is the one to have.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: David Mallet



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