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DVD title: The Godfather DVD Collection
Productgroup: DVD
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Personal Favorite


With regards to the greatest movies, for me, there is the Godfather, and then everything else. Never has there been or perhaps will be such storytelling combined with such cinematic genius. Sadly enough, it paints the picture of a world increasingly unfamiliar to our own -- and by that I don't refer to the New York mobster world, this movie is not about shoot'em up gangsters. Its about a world where family is of the highest value, where the mistakes we make we pay for in full, where nothing is glorified and idealized, but seen for what they are. Its brutally honest, full of timeless wisdom, and the most wonderful film ever produced.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors:
Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
Robert De Niro
Al Pacino




DVD title: The Violent Years/Girl Gang
Productgroup: DVD
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The Violent, Girl-Gang Years


Something Weird Video has paired the Ed Wood classic flick "The Violent Years" with the similarly-themed movie "Girl Gang." Both films include Timothy Farrell, who also appeared in the Ed Wood classics "Glen or Glenda?" and "Jail Bait." In "The Violent Years" he co-stars as a police lieutenant, but in "Girl Gang" he stars as the head dope pusher - talk about a versatile actor!
My favorite scene in "The Violent Years" is when the women attack a couple parked in lover's lane. One of the gang asks the woman for her angora sweater, thus proving that the screenplay was indeed written by Ed Wood! Then, the 4 femme fatales take the hapless man into the woods to have their way with him. Just as the ringleader starts removing her clothes, the camera cuts away. Next, the newspaper headline proclaims, "Young Man Robbed, Criminally Attacked By Four Girls!" In a later incident, the police arrive as the women are vandalizing their school. The gang starts shooting at the cops, and the police return fire. A gang member exclaims in disbelief, "They're shooting back at us!" The ringleader retorts, "What did you expect them to do, throw powder puffs?" Great Ed Wood dialogue! "Girl Gang" is even more graphic, mostly dealing with drug addiction and its crime-related consequences. The drunken doctor who tends to that gang provides much needed comic relief. "I'm a respectable doctor, even if I haven't got a license!" Add in theatrical trailers, short subjects, etc., and you have another great Drive-In Double Feature from Something Weird Video.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: William Morgan



DVD title: Ichi the Killer (R-Rated Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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a few comments


This is Possibly one of the best movies ever. The violence is not there to just try to shock or amaze you, but it serves a purpose as to show you the extent of ichi's sadism.
It is about a man looking for the killer of his boss, and possibly the most pain he could ever experience.
While not everyone will like it, It is definitly one I reccomend for all.

Studio: Media Blasters, Inc
Director: Takashi Miike



DVD title: Them!
Productgroup: DVD
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The Prototype 1950s Monster Movie


"Them" was probably the first of the 1950s monster movies, and one that spawned from the angst about the atom bomb and radioactivity. It is several cuts above most of the gendre. The movie unfolds as a good mystery, and even throws in some educational bits about the lives of the monsters. James Whitmore is a first rate actor whose presence lends a sense of seriousness to the proceedings, while James Arness gets his acting start. The dvd is brighter and better to watch then reruns on tv.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Gordon Douglas
Actors:
James Whitmore
Edmund Gwenn




DVD title: Survivor - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Watched it non stop


I was impressed by this set. I ordered it on the 26th and got it on the 30th(due to super save shipping it was cheap)
I then watched it and could not stop after each episode. I only
took breaks after 4 or 5 in a row. This is the one season I had
never seen and am glad about my purchase. The back of the cases
are bad though as they reveal too much info and the cases are
soooooooooooooooooo small but I can live with that. The video
quality is astounding, but the special features are pretty
boring. The top 10 is okay and the LA to Borneo was useless.
However this collection is great and further ones can only get better.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Actors:
Jeff Probst



DVD title: Identity
Productgroup: DVD
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Nothing is Really What It Seems!


Just think of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Negroes, Hitchcock's Psycho,and add Raising Cain to the mould and what you get is one of the most intelligent suspense thrillers I have seen in a long while, with a twist at the end that will truly shock you.However these comparisons are more related to the mood, setting and atmosphere of the film rather than the content or style ,for James Mangold (Girls Interrupted, Copland) manages to direct Michael Cooney's original script with his own undeniable touch.I will not write a lot about the story of the film, since it is the kind that the viewer should watch with a degree of ignorance in order to discover it all by him/herself, and any hints might very well ruin the explosive end:Save to say that during a violent storm a group of people become stranded in a remote motel,and soon enough they start dropping dead one by one in mysterious and sinister circumstances.Of course, nothing is really what it seems, and there lies a secret behind these deaths that unless you are a brightest of your local Mensa group,it will come totally unexpected.(Thank God I am not, and the ending blew my mind)Mangold is an able director, and he manages successfully to create the right mood for his film from the very start and keep the suspense till the very end, with the help of spot on editing. One aspect of Cooney's script which I found very well covered, is the fact that despite the relatively large number of characters in the film,each one (in varying degress of course), gets enough treatment to make him/her much more interesting.(Suspense/horror thrillers with many characters tend to emphasize more on two or three characters,leaving the rest not more than extras.)The casting was made of fine actors such as John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Rebecca De Mornay.But, personally watching any film, I largely expect the big stars to deliver their end of the bargain flawlessly,and some names are enough to attract the viewers regardless of the genre, yet I love to discover the little relatively unknown supporting actors and actresses who give a performance as good if not better as their star colleagues. And surely enough, in Identity, I was greatly impressed by the performance of Pruitt Taylor Vince, notwithstanding his relatively short time on screen.He was the best thing in the average Trapped and yet again he proves that he is an actor of immense capabilities.So if you want an intelligent suspense film, with a great script, direction and acting, a movie that you will think about long after the credits roll, then look no further, for Identity is such a film, a valuable addition to your movie library.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: James Mangold
Actors:
John Cusack
Ray Liotta
Amanda Peet




DVD title: The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Santa is back!


wow, to tell you the truth I was expecting a little more from this movie, but that's ok cuz it still totally rocks! It has a little "spoof" on Saddam Hussein which could be pretty distressing for the younger kids since he's about to ruin christmas but as usual Santa saves the day. The ending isn't what I thought it would be, but I was plesently, VERY plesently suprised that Eric Lloyd was playing Charlie again. It has the comedy and it's really sweet with Charlie having trouble with girls and all. I think if i had to pick the best actor in this movie, I would say Eric Lloyd because he does the whole "troubled teen" act really well and he's just so dang believeable when he cries. All in all I loved this movie, The first one was my favorite, and now this one is inching it's way to the top of the list

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Director: Michael Lembeck
Actors:
Tim Allen
Elizabeth Mitchell
David Krumholtz
Eric Lloyd
Wendy Crewson
Spencer Breslin




DVD title: The Fisher King
Productgroup: DVD
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One of my favorites!


I've seen it several times over the years and always find it grab me, time and time again. From the beginning with its flavor of arrogence to its articulation of mass humbling,(I'm referring to Jack, the character)the portrayal of its characters is intense and moving. Though the characters seem extreme, when one thinks honestly, they all relate to all of our extemes. I know people like those people! Sometimes I am those characters in my own crazy yet joyful life, even in the middle of complete disaster.
So I guess, Mr. Harvard..we don't agree.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Terry Gilliam
Actors:
Jeff Bridges
Robin Williams




DVD title: The Final Countdown (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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ONE OF THE ALL-TIME COOL MOVIES


I HAD SEEN THIS MOVIE YEARS AGO, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT POPPED BACK INTO MY MIND BECAUSE OF THE NEW MOVIE "PEARL HARBOR". IT HAS SUCH AN EXCITING CONCEPT- MODERN WARSHIP GETS TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME AND CAN POSSIBLY CHANGE THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO PEARL HARBOR. I THOUGHT I REMEMBERED THE SHIP GOING THROUGH THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE- BUT I GUESS THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. EVEN STILL, IT REMAINS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME AND I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S RE-RELEASED. I REMEMBER THE SCENE WHERE WE "SPLASHED" TWO JAPANESE ZEROS, AND THE STARTLED LOOK ON THE JAPANESE PILOTS FACES WHEN THEY SAW OUR JETS COMING AT THEM! A MUST SEE, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME.

Studio: Blue Underground
Director: Don Taylor
Actors:
Kirk Douglas
Martin Sheen
Katharine Ross




DVD title: Hocus Pocus
Productgroup: DVD
Hocus Pocus - movie DVD cover picture
Very Entertaining


This movie was entertaining from start to finish. Bette Midler was perfect for the lead witch role and played off perfectly her two partners in crime. The children were well played without too much "cutesy" stuff to make you gag.
It was nice to see this type of film that did not rely on special effects to keep you entertained. Shows what a good script, actors and direction can do for a film.

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Director: Kenny Ortega
Actors:
Bette Midler
Sarah Jessica Parker
Kathy Najimy




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