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DVD title: Good Bye, Lenin
Productgroup: DVD
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X Filme/Creative Pool Strikes Again!

What a delightful pleasure this movie is. It's fun to watch, yet gut-wrenching in its honesty. There are moments of unbounded humor here, but the tone overall is one of poignant tragedy amid a growing series of obstacles which the main characters must face together.
The film wrestles candidly with absurdity: At times, the best action might be to perpetrate deceit, even toward one's own mother. The viewer--witnessing the mother's reactions to the increasing complexity of staged, televised, and recorded lies--wonders what she must think.
It's difficult to say who the real star of this movie is. On the surface, it appears to be the talented young Daniel Bruehl. On deeper reflection, the best candidates may well be the city of Berlin, the passage of time, or the rapidly-dying idealism one found in the East German republic.
I hope you will see this movie. I think you will enjoy it regardless of your age or political leanings.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Wolfgang Becker (II)
Daniel Brühl
Katrin Saß
Chulpan Khamatova
Florian Lukas

DVD title: Pokemon - The Mystery of Mount Moon (Vol .2)
Productgroup: DVD
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Meowth Says: This is a Perrrrrrrrrrfect movie!!!!

This was a Grrrrrreat movie! Clefairy is one of my favorites! I love the "Clefairy Chant!" Meowth is one of my favorite Pokemon! He is soooo cute! I like the way he says "Meowth That's Right!"

Studio: Pioneer Video

DVD title: Maze
Productgroup: DVD
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Moving in a way that one better not talk about it....

My favourite sequence in "Maze" is when Morrow runs on the streets, silence behind, and "I was Brought To My Senses" plays in the background...this is one of the most poignant depictions of despair, and despairing love between two people who shouldn't have any romantic feelings for each other, on film. The pace with which Maze runs in the scene, and the haunting beginning of the song, which is sung without any musical accompaniment till the fourth line, are in stark contrast, but that is exactly what makes this shot one of the finest moments on celluloid. It befits a film on a touching subject.

Studio: Vidmark/Trimark
Director: Rob Morrow
Rob Morrow
Laura Linney

DVD title: WWE Bloodbath - The Most Incredible Cage Matches
Productgroup: DVD
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This is #16 on the top 130 greatest WWE DVD's. This DVD may be expensive but it is worth it. BloodBath is a great DVD to have, no doubt.

Triple H vs. Mankind was a great match and it was obvioulsly bloody. Triple H trys to use D-X to help him steal the match and I'm not gonna tell you the ending.

Edge vs. Kurt Angle was a weird choice to have on this DVD. Edge & Angle didn't have a great match but it was interseting and defintly worth seeing.

This DVD is great and it is brutal so if you can't take blood don't pick up this DVD because there is tons of blood.

Studio: Sony Music (Video)
Kurt Angle
The Rock

DVD title: Roger Waters - In the Flesh (Live)
Productgroup: DVD
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In The FLesh

I dont need to watch the video i was there! The way Roger performed is truly one of his best performances next to the WALL This DVD took to long for it to come out on DVD for the fans and now the people who missed the show will see what they missed out on. Roger should take floyd back!! I hope you all enjoy this Show!!!!Im buying this one myself!

Studio: Sony/Columbia
Director: Ernie Fritz

DVD title: The Thin Red Line - DTS
Productgroup: DVD
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The Best Film of 1998

Briefly, I've written several reviews of this film, for several web sites and everyone here that has said positive things about it have captured the thoughts and feelings I feel towards this movie. So, it would be a little redundant for me to review it again, with all of the great things said about it.
But, I will say just this, Terrence Malick's comeback with "The Thin Red Line" is grand and sweeping. His style is etched from his two previous films and the period he made them in. If you want to watch a film by one of the great directors of our time, this is it. It's a not-so-standard war film, which I'm sure is pretty obvious to anyone reading the comments on this web page. And as such, Malick takes the freedom to interpret James Jones' book openly with broad strokes and he does so magnificently. "The Thin Red Line" was the best film of 1998.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Terrence Malick
Sean Penn
James Caviezel
Nick Nolte

DVD title: Joe
Productgroup: DVD
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An American Classic- finally, an anti-hero we can all love!

"...we gotta get this country off of welfare. Back our boys in Vietnam. Show the world we'll fight for freedom. But does anybody give a good goddamn?..." -Title Song from "Joe"
Peter Boyle's debut as the bigoted hard-hat Joe Curran should send a message that is as pivotal now as it was back in 1970- racism and hatred of counterculture are simply signs of confusion of the times we live in. His emotional depth that he puts in his role was more than Oscar-worthy, simply because he was a man of limited emotion and limited feeling. Joe Curran, one of cinema's first anti-heroes, is a lovable and favored character trapped in the walls of his frustrations. He was a man who needed an escape from his blue-collar existence. This is why we empathize with his flag-waving, freedom-loving persona.
"Joe," adapted from Norman's Wexler's worthy script, was a sleeper hit back in its initial release and a personal triumph to all involved (specifically director, John G. Avildsen, and actress, Susan Sarandon) and rocketed them all to stardom. To put it simple, the film is a swan song in waiting about the complex blue collar view of the hippie generation of the 1960's, actually being a film suitable for any counterculture generation. It shows how often confused past generations are with new lifestyles and fads, etc. This is an excellent film that is worthy of being a favorite of mine for years to come. It is a shame that it is has long since faded from memory. Although I somewhat differ from his opinions and idiosyncrasies, I love Joe Curran in my own way that is different from any character-audience relationship-- simply because he doesn't force the charm on his audience... and this is helped by John G. Avildsen's thoughtful connection. His charcter is what part of makes the final image haunting.
The story is of wealthy advertising executive William Compton (Dennis Patrick) who murders his daughter's hippie-druggie boyfriend (Patrick MacDermot)for turning her onto drugs and overdoses her on speed- resulting in her hospitalization. Leaving from their hip, low-class apartment (disgraceful for their bourgeoise existence), he meets Joe Curran (Peter Boyle) in a bar. He listens to Joe preach to a bored bartender about his racist and anti-hippie views. He identifies with it and catches Joe's ear. When Joe finds that Bill actually murdered someone, he takes him under his wing and they become unlikely friends. When Bill's daughter (Susan Sarandon) finds out that her father murdered her boyfriend, she goes missing in Greenwich Village. Joe now becomes obsessed with helping him find her (after a rather humorous dinner sequence involving Joe, Bill, and their wives). Their search takes them to a marijuana party that later results in violence.
This is a movie that our golden boy, Oscar, totally and unfairly ignored and underrated. These performances in "Joe" are top notch and tour de force and the direction is just as effective, even more than the 1970 winner "Patton." It was terribly and brutally underrated at the Academy Awards which is a shame. This is a beautiful film. Simply and lovingly accomplished. I loved it. It boils over in its humor ("Stop it, for Chrissake, you'd think the Pope was comin'") and steaming social commentary. It would be a noble gesture to restore it and release it to DVD. Putting it bluntly, it needs more attention and more of a following. 1970 was awarded with this fine gem.
This is the #2 film on my Top Ten list and has an asset with this sprawling "epic." A 10!
"Hey Joe! Doesn't it wanna make ya go to war once more? Hey Joe! Why the devil did we go to war before? What the hell for?" -"Joe"'s Title Song
This film is Rated R for nudity, a brief orgy scene, profanity, mild violence, adult situations, and simulated sex.
Is suitable for pre-teen viewing.
Daniel Kremer, film critic

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Director: John G. Avildsen
Peter Boyle
Dennis Patrick
Susan Sarandon

DVD title: Fantasia 2000
Productgroup: DVD
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The Best Movie In The Whole Wide World!

From the animators of The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast and Aladdin comes the critically acclaimed Fantasia 2000. Honoring Walt Disney's hope that Fantasia would become a work-in-progress, Roy E. Disney oversaw this brilliant new film, in which more than 1,200 artists, animators and technicians set striking new images to breathtaking musical scores.
Pines Of Rome A Marvel of 3-D animation in which whales swim among the clouds.
Firebird Suite Exquisite visuals tell a surprisingly uplifting tale of transformation and renewal.
Pomp And Circumstance Donald Duck takes on the challenge of Noah's flood, helping all the animals and his lady love.
Rhapsody In Blue A rich, rhythmic portrayal of New York City citizens throughout their day and in their daydreams.
Piano Concerto #2, Allegro, Opus 102 A brave tin soldier overcomes huge odds to rescue a tiny ballerina from a wicked jack-in-the-box.
Beethoven's Symphony No.5 Abstract images tell the tale of good vs. evil.
Carnival Of The Animals What happens when you give a yo-yo to a pink flamingo?
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Returning favorite from the original in which Mickey gets into magical mischief.

Studio: Disney Studios
Steve Martin
James Levine

DVD title: Three Colors Trilogy (Blue / White / Red)
Productgroup: DVD
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I've waited years for this.

One of the sad things about owning a DVD player and having eclectic tastes is that more often than not, the films you want to see have not been released, and may never be.
This is a wait that was well worth it.
The films are incredible, and I am sure the DVD will do them justice, if the production value is anything on par with the original VHS trilogy. If your love of the noir/foreign/abstract/beauty/politico whirlwind is something you keep close to your chest, I wouldn't hesitate on this one, and especially for this price.

Studio: Buena Vista Home Vid
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Juliette Binoche

DVD title: Point Break
Productgroup: DVD
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In answer to your question about the song

Don't waste your time reading this ... You are much better off getting your own copy of this great(!!) movie !

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Patrick Swayze
Keanu Reeves

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