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DVD title: The Heiress
Productgroup: DVD
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Picture Trade - 4 Sisters and the Movies We Grew Up Loving


Sister #1: The costumes and customs of the Victorian age fascinated me when I was a kid and I wished in my yearning pre-teen heart, seeing this movie over and over again, that I lived during those times, so I started collecting cameos, and wearing my hair parted in the middle. I still do, but without the severity or bitterness ("I have been taught -- by masters") of The Heiress.

Director: William Wyler
Actors:
Olivia de Havilland
Montgomery Clift
Ralph Richardson




DVD title: The Smashing Machine - The Life and Times of Extreme Fighter Mark Kerr
Productgroup: DVD
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Best documentary about a misunderstood sport


This is the best doc ive seen about mixed martial arts. I think its eye opening to the fact that it is not just a savage sport like alot of people make it out to be.

Studio: New Video Group
Director: John Hyams (II)



DVD title: Bob le Flambeur - Criterion Collection
Productgroup: DVD
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A cool film with great scenes.


This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.

Bob le Flambeur, also known as "Bob the Gambler" is said to be the foundation of the French new wave movement.

It is about a retired gangster running out of money and decides to rob a casino. The film reminds me of the films "Rififi" and both versions "The Italian Job." It is well written and has some great scenes including a major winning streak at baccarat at the casino

There are also some nice special features. There is a theatrical trailer, a radio interview with director Jean-Pierre Melville and a video interview with actor Daniel Cauchy.

This is a great film!

Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Actors:
Isabelle Corey
Roger Duchesne




DVD title: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Productgroup: DVD
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Wonderful


My two favorite actors/actresses Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton pull off incredible performances in my favorite movie of all time. Burton deserved an Oscar. The dialogue is as venemous as you remember it, the play is just as good. Read it after seeing this. The only problem with the DVD is that the sound volume is a bit low so you need to turn it up if you want it loud. The DVD has only a commentary for real extras (which only runs for the first 100 minutes) but it is quite informative. Honestly, do we really need any cheesy documentaries with old hacks coughing out their lungs to fill out a DVD?

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Mike Nichols
Actors:
Elizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton




DVD title: The Matrix Revolutions (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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A perfect ending to an ambitious series


Matrix Revolutions ends a series that is ground-breaking in story, theme, and special effects. It's such a new style of entertainment, that film-makers are still scrambling to emulate the styles of the first two, and the third film will give them more work to do. It's such a new style, that many people can't connect to, or understand it. The themes involve carefully constructed religious and mythological symbolism, combined with an apocolyptic view of earth in the future. The movie never fails to excite, but some thought might be required.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Actors:
Laurence Fishburne



DVD title: Salo - Criterion Collection
Productgroup: DVD
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a little truth never hurt nobody


"Salo" is a diffcult, challenging piece of cinematic excellence. Brutal and violent in its unforgiving, nihilistic portrayal of the human demons of sexuality, power, sorrow and torture, this film will undoubtedly shut the eyelids and minds of people who are unwilling to face up to the sometimes painful crimes of life. Pasolini, an accomplished cinematographer, editor and writer/poet(his Petrolio is amongst one of the greatest literary achievements ever, IMHO:))is unrelenting in his torment of the captured viewer(this is the point). We are forced to see torture and sodomy; scatophagy and scalping; and listen to endless perverse yet thoughtful dialogues and soliloquies about disgusting sex acts involving feces. We are forced to question constantly the tightly-knotted links between fascist mastery and capitalist submission; the see-sawing power war of gender supremacy; the many conflicts and spiritual contradictions of homosexuality; the sad effects of a crowd mentality. HOWEVER SICK THAT MAY BE, this is a perfect film. The cinematography is brilliant and astounding, the colors of this film are enough reason for any film enthusiast to endure this moral exercise of a movie. The acting, dialogue and script are perfect(if not horrifically scatological)- though the other amazon reviewers are right to say "it's not for the squeamish." Pasolini is a mad genius, though of the true breed: he will not be remembered as Van Gogh's madness is, with mouse pads and corporate cushions; he will tell the truth in words and film and be martyred.

Studio: Home Vision Entertainment
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actors:
Paolo Bonacelli



DVD title: Family Guy, Vol. 1 (Seasons 1 & 2)
Productgroup: DVD
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Blew My Mind


When I first saw The Family Guy it just blew my mind. It instantly became one of my favorite cartoons. It's one of those cartoons where you have to catch the little funny things that appear out of nowhere. I burst out laughing throughout every episode. The characters are hilarious, a little similar to the Simpsons. The dad is a big idiot, the mom is the normal one, the daughter is an average teen trying to fit in, the baby (my favorite) is a power-hungry freak who hates everybody, and the dog (the smartest in the family). Overall these crazy characters in funny, psychotic predicaments add up to a side-splittind good time.

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Actors:
Seth Macfarlane



DVD title: Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai
Productgroup: DVD
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simply the best


This is by far the best movie i have seen the last five years.I believe it is not a piece of art only for Jarmusch fans but for eveybody who loves good cinema.

Studio: Republic Studios
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Actors:
Forest Whitaker
Henry Silva




DVD title: Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows
Productgroup: DVD
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"Hayley's Scathingly Brilliant Idea!"


I loved the carefree approach this movie took. It rocks!

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: James Neilson



DVD title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Sixth Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Buffy On Acid


This was a truly unique season for BTVS. Sadly followed by the lame seven season, but. The darkness and everything about it gave it a very surealistic atmosphere. Eps. that come to mind are "Doublemeat Palace", notice how loud the time clock stamps the time, "Normal Again", the whole of the BTVS universe is a figmant of she imagination. "Hells Bells", I mean even before you watched it, provide you didn't get spoiled someplace, you knew the wedding would never happen, but the intensity of it. Riley with the VERY (Heather's) scar and of course "Once More With Feelin" aWWSome. This was a truly intense season, riviling IMHO the second season, this set, even though at this time, I don't have it except on tape goes down as one of the most critically aclaimed.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Actors:
Sarah Michelle Gellar



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