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DVD title: Frequency (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
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Quite the Movie


Two movies for the price of one. Dennis Quaid is a loving father/firefighter who sadly dies in a warehouse fire. 30 years later his son (now a police officer) is able to talk to his long lost father on his dad's old radio. The reuniting of these two is the first movie, the second is the amazing story of stopping a murderer. Now that his son is a cop, Quaid is navigated by his son through the past to stop the "Nighting Gale" murderer. In the end, Quaid is reunited with his son after surviving the cruel past. With amazing twists and great onscreen acting, "Frequency" is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. You cry, you smile, you laugh.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Actors:
Dennis Quaid
James Caviezel




DVD title: Bully (Unrated/ Theatrical Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Shocking


Brilliant movie based on a true story about a circle of twisted teenagers who murder a high school bully in Florida in 1993. Director and photographer Larry Clark once again brings us a film that's the opposite of pretty, a film that is brutally realistic, shocking, and courageously well-acted, like his previous effort, Kids. But Bully is more violent than Kids, more graphic, and more disturbing. And thus, much better. Nastiest bit ? Well, I won't spoil it for you but take your pick: the sadomasochist sex scenes ? ... the physiological/physical abuses ? all of that gay sex ? ... It's all there, and none of it is pretty...

Studio: Vidmark/Trimark
Director: Larry Clark
Actors:
Brad Renfro
Nick Stahl




DVD title: Brazil - Criterion Collection
Productgroup: DVD
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Gilliam's Magnum Opus


If I had to own just one dvd, it would be the criterion edition of Brazil.
I saw Brazil when it came out on the big screen. It was one of the few films I have ever seen which affected me viscerally and did so for days after. It is a movie with mythical overtones and, as such, speaks to the core of the human experience. Though often mislabled as futuristic, it speaks to our current state of affairs. We can see Nero fiddling. We can see the bureaucrats wading through paper. We can see ourselves.
The commentary and the documentaries available with the criterion edition offer added insight into the production and the battle for artistic freedom so ironically fought by Gilliam as he sought to release his film. You may also, if you dare, dive into the "love conquers all" Hollywood ending version of the film. (I suggest keeping this in your fridge in case you need to induce regurgitation.)
Gilliam's vision is not easy, but it is true and it is art and you should have it in your collection.

Studio: Criterion Collection
Actors:
De Niro
Pryce
Helmond
Terry Gilliam




DVD title: Star Trek The Original Series - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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The original and many ways the best


What many newer fans forget is that in many ways Star Trek (TOS) was a political commentary show. They were able to touch on subjects that could have never been done on TV at the time, because the censors didn't take SF serious. In addition it was damn good adventure show as well. Don't forget the mini-skirted uniforms and green exotic women!

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Actors:
William Shatner



DVD title: The Glass Bottom Boat
Productgroup: DVD
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Good Clean Spying- Or Is It?


The Glass Bottom Boat is about everything that life was about in the 60's. The Cold War was in full swing, James Bond had become a household name and Doris Day was still the top box office actress. With all of this, how could the film go wrong- what could they lose? Doris Day and Rod Taylor had already lost alot in their previous film Do Not Disturb which many have never even heard of unless you are an avid Doris Day fan. All believed including the man responsible for many Jerry Lewis movies, Frank Tashlin that this would be a success. With Tashlin's talent for spoofing the times the world was in, Glass Bottom Boat was just what the doctor ordered.

The film begins by introducing the widowed Jennifer Nelson, played by Doris Day. She works at NASA with a part-time job as a mermaid for her father's Glass Bottom Boat service. When Jennifer gets caught up, literally, she meets Bruce Templeton, played by Rod Taylor. She is not immediately impressed, and thankful that they will never see each other again, or so she thinks.

She soon finds out that she and Bruce are not only co-workers, but worse- he's her boss! She then becomes his personal assistant who makes mysterious phone calls, which the bumbling security guard played by Paul Lynde believes to be to the spy she is working for to get Bruce's top secret GISMO to the Russians. This assumption soon becomes an ultimate security problem, and everyone is out to get her.

Frank Tashlin really does a great job with his characters. Some unforgettable highlights of the film include Dom Deluise as a Public Address Installer (who uses the job as a cover for his real one) who ends up with he and Doris Day covered in banana cream cake and their legs stuck in a trash can, Paul Lynde dressed in drag to get into the women's restroom to see what Jennifer was up to, and finally where Edward Andrews and Dick Martin meet up unexpectedly when they were supposed to be meeting with Jennifer for a twilight rendezvoux.

This really is a film that does not get old. It holds up with some of the other comedy films of today. The acting wasn't Oscar-worthy, but it wasn't intended to be. The movies from this time were intended to be fun and to get your mind off of the serious things going on around the world. For a good laugh, watch this film. It still works 40 years later- it puts a smile on your face and reminds you that things can always be worse!

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Frank Tashlin
Actors:
Doris Day
Rod Taylor




DVD title: Torch Song Trilogy
Productgroup: DVD
Torch Song Trilogy - movie DVD cover picture
Its All About Relationships


This is the first gay movie I ever saw and was totally absorbed by it. I never saw drag queens perform, (fabulous!), never saw men kiss on screen before, (wow!), and never realized there really was gay life outside the small rural area that I was from. It was, and still is the best gay themed movie I have seen, an emotional roller coaster of laughter and tears.If you are gay, or someone you love is gay, this is the movie to watch.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Paul Bogart
Actors:
Anne Bancroft
Matthew Broderick
Harvey Fierstein




DVD title: Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
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Absolutely smashing baby! Yeah!!


This movie seems to have almost divided the country, you either love it or hate it. I for one love it. Every time I watch it I can't stop laughing and I don't even know why. The jokes are pretty simple but it must be the way that Mike Myers pulls it off. I am an avid James Bond fan and I suppose this is why I love all the hidden jokes in this movie. If you didn't see movies like "Goldfinger" and "From Russia with Love" you could never possibly understand all the jokes in this picture. My advice to those people who claim not to like Austin Powers, (God help them), see some of the old Bond movies with Sean Connery in them and you will be laughing your a** off at Austin Powers.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Jay Roach
Actors:
Mike Myers
Elizabeth Hurley




DVD title: Requiem for a Dream - Director's Cut
Productgroup: DVD
Requiem for a Dream - Director's Cut - movie DVD cover picture
Incredible DVD for an incredible movie


There's a reason this is #55 on the top 250 movies on IMDB.com. Absolutely brilliant picture, read the reviews here and at IMDB.com to get all the praise.
Since there is no linked DVD review here, I wanted to mention that this movie has an incredible DVD translation. Dolby Digital has never sounded so good. Those of you lucky enough to have a 5.1 set up, you must rent this DVD. The back speakers get as much play as the front ones and it adds *significantly* to the experience. It would be a wonderful showcase for home theater stores, if the movie wasn't so disturbing.

Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors:
Ellen Burstyn
Jared Leto




DVD title: Ghostbusters 2
Productgroup: DVD
Ghostbusters 2 - movie DVD cover picture
IN THE CASTLE OF PAIN I SAT ON A THRONE OF BLOOD.


Okay, the second movie is cool- but all around it's not as good as the first. The whole Egon/Janine relationship is thrown to the winds and she hooks up with Louis of all people. I personally have never liked Louis as a character. Egon says some things that the character wouldn't say "I think they're more interested in my Epiditymus..." do you happen to know what part of the anatomy an epiditymus is? Here's a clue it's not his nose or his feet. And the scene with Dana and Spengler in the lab at the first has always disturbed me as oddly done- Egon just isn't acting like Egon. The best part of this movie is more Winston/Ray interaction-- and more Winston all over. He didn't get to talk much in the first movie. The special effects are cool and I wish I could get a print of the painting at the end for my wall- so overall it's an average movie with a special kick, because it's the GHOSTBUSTERS!

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: Ivan Reitman
Actors:
Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
Sigourney Weaver




DVD title: Sid & Nancy
Productgroup: DVD
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The Brilliance of Alex Cox


Where did Alex Cox go? This brilliant, satirical director just got swallowed up in the shift of cinematic tastes. Of the three movies I've seen of his (the other two being Repo Man and Straight to Hell) This is his most poetic and gentle. It is a harrowing look at drug addicition and the struggles of young love. The ultimate question it leaves is potent and strikes home with a raging fist: Without the heroin would Sid and Nancy have lived happily ever after? I guess it's a question that cannot be answered, but the movie shows their love and passion for each other in spite of the turbulence both of their lives had to endure. This is powerful storytelling. Gary Oldman is fantastic as Sid Viscious, the ill-fated bassist of The Sex Pistols. Chloe Webb is amazing as his drug-addled wife Nancy. You can see the definite protective nature of each other throughout the film. They truly loved each other, but it was the poor choices they made that ultimately destroyed them. This is a tear-jerker, people. I highly recommend this movie to film buffs and romantics. This is Alex Cox's most brutal statement. Please, Mr. Cox, come back! We need this man's artistic vision in the film world once again. He is truly a guerilla of the motion picture industry.

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Director: Alex Cox
Actors:
Gary Oldman
Chloe Webb




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