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DVD title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Productgroup: DVD
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Want Interpretation? Read the Book!


The screenplay for the film did not follow Clarke's original storyline. In the introductory prehistoric segment, the main hominid character is named "Moon-Watcher," because of his nightly fascination with our satellite. He is the one who the monolith reaches first and in whose mind they implant images of tool usage and well-fed hominids. There is a scene in which the hominids turn on an attacking leopard and, after killing it, mount its head on a stick. It is this grisly trophy that Moon-Watcher carries across a small stream and brings down upon the head of the rival clan's leader, killing him in the process. As he stands over the body of the rival, he surveys the scene around him and, in Clarke's prose, realizes he "was master of the world, and he was not quite sure what to do next. But he would think of something." From this point Clarke moves us rapidly through history to the moment when Doctor Floyd embarks on his trip to the moon. At the end of the film, when Dave Bowman returns to earth as a fetus, Clarke uses the identical phrase about Moon-Watcher being the master of the world to describe Bowman's new situation -- Clarke repeats the emphasis. By learning to use simple tools, the hominids saved themselves from extinction -- a major event in human evolution. When Bowman is transformed into an entity that can cross the abyss of space in an instant, humanity, represented by one man, has reached another plateau of its evolution. Simply put, 2001: A Space Odyssey is about human evolution, albeit with some outworldly assistance. Unfortunately, the film 2010, while entertaining, completely eliminated the illustration of evolutionary leapfrogging Clarke used in his first book when he used Europa and Jupiter as a new Earth and Sun, opting instead to develop a new species in the solar system. If one is interested (or obsessed) in following this storyline, I would suggest they read Clarke's sequels, 2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Odyssey.

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors:
Keir Dullea
Gary Lockwood




DVD title: American Beauty
Productgroup: DVD
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Look Closer..


American Beauty is a modern day tradgey. It is easy for me to see how some people can find it funny, and other appalling. The bottom line here was not so much the disfunctionality of the family but how if you look with the right perspective every little thing in life can be beautiful. How it is never too late to change, and how percious life is. Kevin Spacey's character opens narrating and states that he will be dead in less than a year. I think this clues you in on the fact that this film is not meant to be a happily ever after. As for your children seeing this and seeing a family that has grown a part and a best friend without morals... You can not shelter them forever. This film is about a reality that happens all the time in todays society. Now I am not saying it is suitable for 5 year olds but that is what ratings are for, If you are taking your children to see films that are rated R in the first place you are only getting what you are asking for... Contraversial and well written, but only appreciated by an open mind...

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Sam Mendes
Actors:
Kevin Spacey
Annette Bening




DVD title: The Passion of the Christ (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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The Passion Of The Christ is MORE Than A Movie


A MUST SEE "Movie" /STORY . All of us who grew up being taught that Jesus "Died For Me/Us" will have a MUCH deeper appreciation and LOVE for HIM after experiencing this film..
Mel Gibson..along with his outstanding cast of actors (Jim Caviezel etc..)indeed had to be divinely inspired...
No Doubt, It is THE BEST Religious Epic of All Time..Can't wait To get my DVD edition to see it and get The Inspiration Of Our Lord Again and Again...Rated 5 Stars AT LEAST....
Jeannie

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors:
James Caviezel
Monica Bellucci




DVD title: The Rutles - All You Need Is Cash
Productgroup: DVD
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A Collector's Item!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


When I first saw this about 25 years ago, I had only recently discovered Monty Python and was captivated by the mature, wry humor prevalent in their work.

The Rutles, a mockumentary which takes a rather satiric look at the phenomenon known as the Beatles, is an excellent vehicle for Eric Idle with a stellar supporting cast from some of his Monty Python pals as well as cameso from the likes of John Belushi and Gilda Radner. These two cameso alone make it worth the price of admission.

It is obvious that the Beatles are the object of Idle's scorn but it is by far one of the funniest parodies to come along in a long time. I was thrilled to see it has been released on DVD and if you are a fan of wry, British, humor coming from the likes of Idle, you are definitely in for a treat!

A must have!!

Studio: Rhino Video



DVD title: Smokey and the Bandit Pursuit Pack
Productgroup: DVD
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Great movies


I dunno why people have anythign against the two seaqulls? All 3 of them are great movies IMO. Its a shame theres no bonus features , apart from a couple of trailers, but i never consider them any kind of bonus.... but all 3 movies at a great price on one disc is value for money if you ask me.
You get one disc, dual side, with smokey one and two on one side, and the 3rd on the other.... i wish fans would understand that part 3 is a great Jackie Gleason movie... I guess if your only focusing on Burt Reynolds and Sally Feild, then you wont enjoy them..... but for this great price, its a great deal for all 3!

Studio: Universal Studios Ho
Actors:
Burt Reynolds



DVD title: Spider-Man (Full Screen Special Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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A INSTANT CLASSIC


This movie has everything! It has the classic struggle between good and evil, romance, an action! Spidey fans will find some changes have been made, but it fallows the comics very closely!!!!

Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors:
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst




DVD title: Life as a House (New Line Platinum Series)
Productgroup: DVD
Life as a House (New Line Platinum Series) - movie DVD cover picture
The Best Cancer Movie Ever


When I first heard of this movie I thought that it was going to be really stupid but when I saw it I realized how wrong I was. The story is that George had his life going down at an alarming rate his son Sam hated him, his wife had just divorced him and remarried, he just lost his job, and now only has a month. He has decided that he is going to spend this month tearing down his house and building his dream house alongside his son. His son does not want to do this but his father just says that this may as well be the worst summer of his life but he has earned it. But during this summer can Sam learn to forgive his father and learn to be his son again before it is to late. I would recommend this to mature audiences because there is a lot of language and some suggestive content that children should not watch. I hope that this review has helped you in making a decision about this movie.

Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Irwin Winkler
Actors:
Kevin Kline
Hayden Christensen




DVD title: Janet Jackson - From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos
Productgroup: DVD
Janet Jackson - From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos - movie DVD cover picture
I Feel like Groovin' To Some Old School!


Janet Jackson has always been an innovator in the music video industry. This DVD will showcase that at its best. With the underrated clip for "All Nite(Dont Stop), to her masterpiece that is "If", even her video showcasing a young Jennifer Lopez--"Thats The Way Love Goes", is hot. Then you get the sensual side of Ms. Jackson---"I Get Loney" has to rate as one of her best videos ever--then to the fiesty Janet with "Son Of A Gun". I also can't wait to see the video of "R&B Junkie", if it is indeedo n here, and I hope So! Say what you will about Janet, but she is no flash in the pan, she has consistantly made hits for the past 18 years, and with this small hiccup, she will be on top again, without a doubt.


Studio: Emi Distribution
Actors:
Janet Jackson



DVD title: Midnight Madness
Productgroup: DVD
Midnight Madness - movie DVD cover picture
Better than Cats


fagabefe? Hey Milio, fagabefe

Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Actors:
David Naughton
Debra Clinger




DVD title: Abbott & Costello Show Vol. 8
Productgroup: DVD
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Abbott & Costello Show Vol. 8


Video and sound are very good. It's silly, hilarious, zany slapstick comedy. A must for any Abbott and Costello fan. There are four 30 minute shows. #1 "Little Old Lady"; the boys try to help evicted mrs. Gillicuddy. #2 "Bank Holdup"; the boys become unwitting accomplices in a holdup. #3"Dentist Office"; some hilarious slapstick in a dentist office. #4"Fencing Master"; lou challanges the fencing ace upstairs to a duel.

Studio: Shanachie



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