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DVD title: The Horse Whisperer
Productgroup: DVD
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Poetic and Beautiful


The DVD is of superior video quality and sound. The story is uncomplicated, but unfolds with unparalled affection.
Poetic, beautiful, inspiring, romantic, and wonderful. See it.

Studio: Disney Studios
Director: Robert Redford
Actors:
Robert Redford
Kristin Scott Thomas




DVD title: BBC Shakespeare Tragedies DVD Giftbox
Productgroup: DVD
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Superb


Derek Jacobi's Hamlet is the best I've ever seen, bar none. He gets it exactly right. Patrick Stewart's Claudius is likewise the most interesting and convincing performance of this role. Claire Bloom as Gertrude will break your heart. Only Lala Ward's whiny Ophelia is not up to snuff; she tends to grow a little tiresome. I haven't seen the other videos in this set, so I can't vouch for them. If you don't want to gamble on them, you can order the individual Hamlet video from Ambrose Video (www.documentary-video.com).

Studio: Ambrose Video Publis
Actors:
Anthony Hopkins



DVD title: Liquid Sky
Productgroup: DVD
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Must See Movie


I have never written a review on Amazon[.com] before, and I'm not the type who likes to share my opinions with others, but I feel compelled to write about this movie. I can't recommend it enough. No other movie has changed the way that I think and perceive quite like this.
The sci-fi/new wave heroin dealer/lesbian chic plot is a device that the filmmaker uses to make some very powerful points. It is very easy to lose yourself in the story, the unusual sets and characters, but this is not just a freak-show movie. It's a story with a point. The film's main issues are sex roles, feminism and hypocrisy, and the juxtaposition of the 60's counter-culture with the 80's new wave scene. The only drawback, if you would call it a drawback, is that it takes more than one viewing to appreciate all that this movie has to offer, definitely a movie worth owning.

Studio: Mti Home Video
Director: Slava Tsukerman



DVD title: An Ideal Husband
Productgroup: DVD
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A good English Comedy


I rented this movie Tuesday and watched it Tuesday and Wednesday. It is a good English movie in the sense of having a dry sense of humor. (No heavy Cockney accent to distract.) If you like a more tongue in cheek sort of humor I think you will enjoy this one.

Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Director: Oliver Parker
Actors:
Rupert Everett
Julianne Moore




DVD title: Uncovered: The Series - K-Ci & Jo Jo
Productgroup: DVD
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I Looooooove This DVD!


I am so glad that this DVD was put together! I finally can see and hear them sing! Wooo, Dalvin and DeVante are sooooooo fine! These men are so talented and I am glad that they are keeping this WONDERFUL entertainment going!

Studio: Ventura Distribution
Actors:
K-Ci & Jojo



DVD title: Futurama, Vol. 3
Productgroup: DVD
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the best season


with "time keeps on slipping", "luck of the fryrish" and the episode where fry gets worms in this one, its the best one so far. has my three all time favorite episodes. a must have!

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Actors:
Matt Groening



DVD title: Riding the Rails
Productgroup: DVD
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Ride to Glory


Riding the Rails is an extraordinary video documentary that recounts how hundreds of thousands of teenagers during the Great Depression left their homes and hopped freight trains back and forth across America. Most came from families that could no longer support them, but some were just kids in search of adventure. The documentary is built around interviews with about a dozen survivors from that time, now in their seventies and eighties. Their moving stories are augmented by pictures, newsreel footage, and excerpts gleaned from thousands of letters contributed to the project by other survivors. The reminiscences are by turns grim and humorous, hopeful and bitter, tragic and filled with wonder. By the end of the film you'll feel as if you're close friends with these former hobo kids. The music is likewise outstanding, mixing vintage railroad songs and social anthems with original tracks. The overall effect is a kind of bracing nostalgia that is not cloying but consciousness-raising in the best sense. "Riding the Rails" is the winner of 18 major film awards, including Best Documentary of 1997 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. If you have any interest in either railroad lore or 20th century U.S. history, you owe it to yourself not to miss this video. ...

Studio: Wgbh



DVD title: The Notebook (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
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The Notebook is the Best Movie


I loved the movie The Notebook. The book was wonderful and so is the movie. I cried at the end of the movie. Story was great, actors were great. An A+++. Go buy it and enjoy....

HB

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




DVD title: Mouse Hunt
Productgroup: DVD
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An underrrated comic classic


When their workaholic father dies, luckless brothers Ernie (Nathan Lane) and Lars (Lee Evans) Smuntz are surprised to learn that their inheritance is not only the money-losing string factory Pop founded, but also an old Victorian mansion that turns out to be worth a fortune. The rundown manor is an architectural masterpiece known as "The Lost LaRue". Ernie and Lars - one fired from his job and the other thrown out by his wife - decide to live in the house, fix it up, and cash in by selling it at a private auction. They soon find out they have a roommate in the form of a resolute rodent who has no intention of vacating the premises. Think "The Roadrunner" as you watch this seemingly indestructible mouse go from one extreme escape to another.

Mouse Hunt is a dark comedy, seemingly made for kids but really highly inappropriate for children. There are countless violent scenes (though it's mostly people who wind up this side of sore), including an implied one with a little girl sobbing as her kitten is dropped off at the pound and promptly gassed to death. If Charles Dickens did broad comedy, this would be the result. I love it.

Staci Layne Wilson
Author of Staci's Guide to Animal Movies


Studio: Dreamworks Skg
Director: Gore Verbinski
Actors:
Nathan Lane
Lee Evans




DVD title: H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds
Productgroup: DVD
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A tribute to H G Wells and the early years of film making.


War of the Worlds is a dark tale written in 1898, taking place around 1900, about man's transient place in nature, and the effects of modern machinery on human struggle, whether the machines are in the hands of humans or another species entirely. In the original book, humankind and the narrator are both in defeat and despair at the end, saved for the time being not by any human effort or invention, but by the accidental vulnerability of the Martians to a bacterial organism--another natural species entirely.

This engaging film tells the story in full, including dialogue taken almost verbatim by the page from the original. The visuals are photographed or processed to simulate early 20th Century hand-cranked cameras and projectors, so motion is at variable speeds, with the flickering quality of sub-24-frame-per-second projection. The color is in the style of tinted or two-color process early film (such as sequences in Hell's Angels or the original King of Kings). The actors act like people of 1900, in speech, manner and sentiment. The audio quality is modern, with a good symphonic score.

Special effects echo an earlier age of film, even those effects probably duplicated with CGI rather than modelling and stop-motion. Folks who have to have modern graphics won't like it, period. However this film is a story being told, not an imitation of an imaginary hyper-reality handed to an audience. It requires an extention of the viewer's mind, and rewards that effort with a journey through the world of Herbert George Wells. The Martian war machines and the reduction of their victims to skeletons, as well as the occasional squashing-flat of the stomped-on are efforts which Harryhausen would appreciate (though one sequence of naval combat would have been regarded as primitive by D W Griffith).

Because of the fidelity to the book, and probably because the film is released on DVD without preliminary editing for an American theatre audience, it runs three hours, a sort of director's cut. For those who get into the creative stye of the film and enjoy the details of the authentic story, this is not too long.



Studio: Uav Corporation
Director: Timothy Hines



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