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DVD title: Yu Yu Hakusho - Spirit Detective - Yusuke Lost, Yusuke Found (Vol. 1)
Productgroup: DVD
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The Beginning and the best of Yu Yu Hakusho


Yu Yu Hakusho is the best anime I've ever seen! The first DVD is the best, totally uncensored and coming with tons of extras.::EDIT 1:; Um, actually, I typed this awhile back, when I was inexperienced with anime. There are loads and loads of anime better than Yu Yu Hakusho.

Studio: Goldhil Home Media 2



DVD title: Todd McFarlane's Spawn - The Ultimate Collection (Animated Series)
Productgroup: DVD
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Much better than the live action movie


Havig only been a fan of the work of Todd McFarlane for a short time now, I don't have that "Spawn expertise" that other long time fans of the series/ his work may have. However, I can easily say that the HBO animated series was far superior to the movie released in 1997 in the way it was able to convey the truly dark and menacing atmoshpere of the streets of New York City. The Spawn comic book series has a certain style that a live action movie just cannot express properly because the intricate story would just get lost in the special effects. I would highly reccomend the animated series to anyone who felt somewhat of a let down from the movie. Truly a unique and submersive experience.

Studio: Hbo Studios
Actors:
Keith David
Spawn
Todd McFarlane




DVD title: Dawn of the Dead (Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut)
Productgroup: DVD
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THEY REMADE A CLASSIC.... AND MADE ANOTHER CLASSIC!!!!!


First... you should know there are four versions of this film available. They are:

Widescreen
Fullscreen
Director's Cut Widescreen
Director's Cut Fullscreen

Well... as a longtime zombie fan, I must say that I felt worried when I heard they were going to ramake one of the best horror films ever made. But after reading about it and watching it, I understood this film was NOT a basic, simple remake... it was a "reenvisionment".
They took the original premisse and worked a new movie into it. ...Simple as that. In this way, I think no "Dawn of the Dead" fan should feel angry about "new guys touching the classic film".

This NEW "DOTD" is a completely new film with all the budget, effects and ideas the 21st century can afford (today, this film can do many things it was not allowed 25 years ago!). Like me, the real fans will still feel confortable enough with some references the screenwriter threw in just for our amusement (can you spot them all??).

The premisse is known... It appears that America is turned overnight by a plague os zombies... we see it happens (in one of the best horror film opennings ever made!!!) almost step by step until a group of people barricade themselves inside a shopping mall.

Having said this, I have to admit I cannot choose between the two films (as many people will try to do) because they are so different in so many ways........ anyway... I do believe the simple existence of this "remake" is a great homage to the original film which stays at the cathedral it belongs. Thus, this new version will surelly attract a whole new legion of fans who did not see the original. In fact, it will bring a new (comercial) life to the original - as the Anchor Bay new dvd proves it.

Now, about the film....
I like it very much. To me, it is better than RESIDENT EVIL (which I liked very much) and better than 28 DAYS LATER (whose 30 last minutes I hated). Mr. Snyder seems to have a strong eye and a great sense of composition. His directing seems firm and sure. Many people may not know, but hes comes from advertising films and I sure noticed his strong sense of pacing.

I was also afraid this film would have an "all-too-beautiful" advertising look. Well, it doesn't. It looks real and well situated.

The casting seemed also like a good choice. While there are so much more characters than the original film, the chemistry between them, the plots and their backstories are nicely interlaced. I really liked these characters.

The major plot news is the fact that this film gives a lot of attention to the sense of confusion the characters go into as they witness the "dawn of the dead"... and its massive impact on society - in this sense, the first 20 minutes of this film are some of the best horror-film setups I have ever seen. Yes, it has lots of scarry moments and you should enjoy every one of them!!

Need I say the makeup is over-the-top studio quality?

Anyway, I think this film is a terrific horror film. It is fun, scarry, fast, loud... all in the right portions. It should be seen without prejudice. Obviously, the film has a few details I did not like (which I don't think I should discuss here... ok, I will... I thought the baby zombie was dull!!!), but I still think this to be a winning project. I hope it film is a huge success and I hope finally Mr.Romero is given the green light to his project.

The director's cut does not add too much to the film. The changes I noticed are very discreet... a few more short scenes. I recomend it simply bacause in the case of a good film such as this, why not stay with it 10 more minutes?

More extras?
I loved the news covering the zombie outbreak. They DO look real enough to make you wonder. The documentaries on makeup and f/x are also fine. In short, this is an exemple of good extras and the right way to make a DVD.

Al last, zombies are fully into mainstream Cinema!!!!

Studio: Universal Studios Ho
Director: Zack Snyder
Actors:
Sarah Polley
Ving Rhames
Jake Weber
Mekhi Phifer




DVD title: The Spike Jones Story
Productgroup: DVD
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Spike lives on !


Wierd Al of the past, Spike Jones brought amazing musicianship and humor to his original compositions and perhaps more importantly, his parodies of the hit songs of his era. Spike was a fantastic percussionist and a bombastic bandleader, often playing melodies on tuned bicycle horns and shooting off guns on stage. Grab this DVD for a guaranteed laugh or two ... or 200!

Studio: Navarre Corporation/
Actors:
Spike Jones



DVD title: Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War
Productgroup: DVD
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Cinema done right


After a few years of disappointing Asian movies, this movie gets it right. This Korean film, Tae Guk Gi, tells a story of two brothers thrust into a war they care little about. Over time one embraces the brutality of war, while the other fights against it. In the name of love the warrior fights brutally. But, in the movie's central point, this brutality overcomes good intentions. The other brother must wage his own war against the depravity of war that is destroying his brother.

The last few years have seen an influx of Asian movies hit the scene here in the States. Most have been disappointing and most get lost in their own beauty. Tae Guk Gi is very beautiful and its imagery is amazing. But the story keeps true to its theme. This is well worth the time, and is a gripping portrait of war.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Je-gyu Kang



DVD title: Strollertime: A Complete Workout With Baby in Tow
Productgroup: DVD
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A preemie twins grandma is thrilled


Finally an answer for the mom's and grandma's of preemie multiples. It was impossible to workout - being quarantined with preemie twins was intolerable during RSV season. This video and guided audio for my strollertime power walk is my answer to prayer! I am in shape again and the alone, isolated feelings and depression have been replaced with tons of energy-I so look forward to our daily walk/workout with my video friends! Thank you Strollertime!

Studio: Bee Home Video, LLC
Director: Rob Sucato



DVD title: Kittie - Spit in Your Eye
Productgroup: DVD
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AWESOM!


Kittie rockz and Talena is HOTT!!!! Need I say more?

Studio: Artemis
Actors:
Kittie
Morgan Lander




DVD title: Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Pirates of the Caribbean


This is Johnny Depp at his finest. I had seen the movie before but decided I needed to own it.

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Director: Gore Verbinski
Actors:
Johnny Depp
Geoffrey Rush
Orlando Bloom
Keira Knightley
Jonathan Pryce




DVD title: The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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^_^


ALL I CAN SAY THAT THIS IS THE MOST PERFECT MOVIE IN THE WORLD THAT HAS EVER BEEN MADE AND THAT WILL BE MADE! IF YOU LIOKE GOOD MOVIES WATCH THIS IT'S SO PERFECT! I'M NOT LYING! I'M AN OBSESSED FAN!

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors:
Ian McKellen



DVD title: Finding Nemo (Collector's Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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One of the best animated films ever!


Great film for the kids1 Parents who have seen other Disney films will find that it is the same thing that has been done several times. With animal characters that think like humans and can perform tricks that no animals can do! Yet it is still appealing, especially if you are familiar with the actors that voice the characters.

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
Actors:
Albert Brooks
Ellen DeGeneres
Alexander Gould




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