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DVD title: The World At War - Complete Set
Productgroup: DVD
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What a remarkable accomplishment


This series tells the story of World War II primarily from a British perspective, but the story it tells is powerful and compelling. The musical score, the graphics, the interviews and the narration from Sir Lawrence Olivier combine to make this one of the finest documentaries ever made. Looking back with great appreciation to the producers of this documentary getting first hand interviews with such people as Doenitz, Kleist, and other nazis as well as telling the story of civilians who suffered such tremendous losses and went through such incomparable hardships.

War footage from the Soviet Union and obtaining interviews during the cold war with Russian survivors of the war is a remarkable accomplishment that leaves their account available and accessible for future generations to understand the conflict and how it shaped the modern world.

Studio: HBO Home Video
Actors:
World at War
Laurence Olivier




DVD title: Xena Warrior Princess - Season Five
Productgroup: DVD
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Yee Haw!


Xena is sexy, funny, dramatic, tragic, and fun. Season five gets more intense, with a powerful story line that's interspersed with one-off episodes. If you're a fan, you don't need to read this. Just buy it.

Studio: Anchor Bay Entertain
Actors:
Lucy Lawless



DVD title: That '70s Show - Season One
Productgroup: DVD
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Best Show on today


I haved loved this show sense season 1 every show is a classic and is worth every cent and then some. The day this DVD comes out I will be first in line at the store to buy it. For only thirty five dollers this and any season of this is totally worth it BUY IT!!!!

Studio: Fox Home Entertainme
Actors:
Ashton Kutcher



DVD title: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Productgroup: DVD
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A spectacular classic


Since the first time I saw the movie on television during the late 60's I have found it frightening. Produced and released in Japan in 1954, this was Toho Studios first entry in the giant-monster genre, their answer to the West's "Giant Behemoth" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". With a production budget of close to the U.S. equivalent of one million dollars (a large expenditure for a Japanese movie in those years), Toho created what was to become an international "classic". Instead of using the popular stop-motion technique, they chose to employ an actor in a monster suit, miniature buildings and ships, and a large water tank from which they were able to create an effect of considerable realism. The fact that this movie was shot in black-and-white, along with Akira Ifubuke's dramatic music score, created a very errie and gloomy quality to the film. Considering the available technology, the special effects, overall, are pretty good. One major flaw is the use of odd and different-looking puppets of Godzilla's upperbody and head. There are at least three with distinctly different looks... one with oddly-focused eyes... seen primarily when he sprays his atomic breath. There are also some scenes in which the composite photography is sloppy (especially compared to later Toho films)...understandable considering this was the studio's first attempt at making such a motion picture. There were, however, several impressive sfx scenes. I'm sure there was much trial-and-error and learning going on with the special effects crew. Overall, the American version (originally released in the U.S. in 1956), with the inserted footage of Raymond Burr, is fairly well-done and blends in well with the Japanese version. My general impression of the film, after having seen it many times over the years, is that it is more creepy and suspenseful than any other description I can use. I do not consider this movie to be one of the best of the series, but was a fine initial effort by the studio and certainly "set the stage" for the many Toho monster films to follow.

Studio: Sony Music (Video)
Actors:
Raymond Burr
Takashi Shimura




DVD title: Come Back, Little Sheba
Productgroup: DVD
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Tragic, brilliant


This is my favorite Inge play, and for many years has been one of my favorite plays altogether. Shirley Booth was flawless perfection itself in her part, Lancaster was (as everyone has pointed out) too young for the part, but did an adequate job anyway. The movie is almost unbearably sad, and I cried several times. A reviewer of the original Bway production said something to the effect that in the second act, the author took his coat off. Some of that impact was missing in the movie, Turk did not take his shirt off, and Doc's accusations of lust against Lola were diminished in the movie (as I remember the play). I did however recognize some of my favorite lines from the original which made me glad. It's been a while since I read the play, it might have benefited from having been shortened to the hour and 40 minutes the movie lasted. I recently read Picnic and thought I would die of boredom, it made me angry, I've never read such aimless trivia. I love this movie.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Daniel Mann
Actors:
Burt Lancaster
Shirley Booth




DVD title: Bring It On
Productgroup: DVD
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Bring It On brings it!


Bring It On was an awesome movie, full of laughter and a really great cast. It delivers the goods!

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Peyton Reed
Actors:
Kirsten Dunst
Eliza Dushku




DVD title: 1940s Classics 7-Pack (Casablanca / The Maltese Falcon / The Philadelphia Story / Arsenic and Old Lace / The Big Sleep / Now, Voyager / Citizen Kane)
Productgroup: DVD
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Best of the best


These are some of the best of the best movies ever made.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors:
Humphrey Bogart
Ingrid Bergman




DVD title: The Rose Tattoo
Productgroup: DVD
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Electrifying Magnani in her Oscar-winning Performance


I had been a fan of Anna Magnani's films long before first viewing "The Rose Tattoo". Always intrigued by this great actor, my expectations for this film were easily met. -- Magnani, a middle aged widow without means meets goodhearted Burt Lancaster, but feels she is betraying the memory of her late husband, whom she seems to worship even beyond his grave. Later the story reveals that this "gem" of a husband had been completely unfaithful and was not much to brag about. -- Adapted from the Tennessee Williams play, this material transfers nicely to the screen. If you are a fan of the two incredible leads, you will enjoy this movie! The absolute best Anna Magnani film in my opinion is "Bellissima", unfortunately not currently available at Amazon.

Studio: Paramount Home Video
Director: Daniel Mann
Actors:
Anna Magnani
Burt Lancaster




DVD title: Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Seasons 1-7
Productgroup: DVD
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Stargate Series


I am very pleased with my purchase. It is nice to have the whole series to waatch when I get the chaance.

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Actors:
Amanda Tapping



DVD title: Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Productgroup: DVD
Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - movie DVD cover picture
Dude, Where's My Bomber?


It's on every list of the greatest comedy movies. Even though it was made back when movies were still limited to two colors, three if you count grey, it's humor is still...humorous. People today think it's cool when Mike Meyers does multiple characters, but he's nothing compared to Mr. Seller's. Despite a sort of slow start, you soon come to realize why this made it on so many lists. If only because of the great ending.

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors:
Peter Sellers
George C. Scott




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