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DVD title: X - The Movie
Productgroup: DVD
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X, one of the best anime movies i've seen.


Many people said "X" was dumb just because it was too long and had several boring parts. In my opinion this had to be one of the greatest movies yet. I know the movie goes along kinda slow, but if you appreciate the movie for its storyline, plot, and the elements, it really is a good movie. There are a couple of disturbing, violent scenes, but it made it cool to see action in this movie. I'd recommend all anime fans to see the movie but try not to just sit there and wait for the violent scenes, watch every part and see how the storyline is pretty cool and how it fits in perfectly with the rest of the series.

Studio: Palm Pictures/Manga Video
Director: Rin TarĂ´



DVD title: Videodrome
Productgroup: DVD
Videodrome - movie DVD cover picture
Thank you Criterion.


This film is finally getting the treatment it deserves, a double-disc Criterion edition. It will be re-discovered and newly discovered by Cronenberg & Criterion fans alike.
The soundtrack and the dialogue were always more disturbing to me than the imagery, which still shocks and creeps under your skin more than any CGI effect ever could. It's the organic nature of Cronenberg's style that sets him apart from everyone, period.
It's also his most prophetic work, a warning for how television can and has warped our sense of reality.
"The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena, the Videodrome."

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors:
James Woods
Deborah Harry




DVD title: Reservoir Dogs
Productgroup: DVD
Reservoir Dogs - movie DVD cover picture
The Best of the Best


This is without a doubt, one of the best movies i've seen. I could someone say this is a bad movie. You need to get your head fixed if u dont like it.~~~~e-mail me if you would like to test your movie trivia

Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors:
Harvey Keitel
Tim Roth
Michael Madsen




DVD title: House of the Dead
Productgroup: DVD
House of the Dead - movie DVD cover picture
It's Difficult to Understand These Negative Reviews


I have to wonder what is going on with the popular opinions of many recent horror films such as House of the Dead and Cabin Fever. There seems to be somewhat of a backlash against at least the mainstream examples of the genre--mainstream in the "now playing in a Cineplex near you" variety, not necessarily in terms of the origin or attitude of the film.
I can't imagine that many of the negative reviews are coming serious horror fans, and before everyone gets up in arms, let me explain what I mean by "serious horror fans". I don't mean someone who likes horror films a lot "if they're good", which is tautological and implies a person who probably would think that most of them aren't good. I also don't mean someone who has seen, say, 20 or 30 horror films along the lines of The Exorcist, Halloween, Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silence of The Lambs, etc. and who says that they like more of those "classics" than they dislike (whether they really believe this, or think that they're supposed to believe this). I mean someone who has been watching the genre for many years, who tries to see every horror film they can make available to themselves for viewing, and who likes a majority of those films.
Most of the negative criticisms being lobbed at these recent films, although I think they are ultimately unjustified, could be lobbed in the same way against most of the films in the horror genre. So anyone being consistent, and taking a serious look at the objective properties of the films, would have to also not like most of the hundred or so horror films made worldwide each year. Note that I'm not saying anything elitist about "serious horror fans", although I am one of them. I'm merely pointing out that I can't believe that the recent negative reviews of films like House of the Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, Cabin Fever, Wrong Turn, etc. can be written by people who fit the "serious horror fan" description as I have defined it above.
All of these recent films lie solidly within the genre, with characteristic scripts, performances, effects, editing, etc. They are also clearly made by crews (and not just the directors, but scriptwriters, effects persons, and so on) with a deep love of the genre, who are both transparently acknowledging their influences and trying to bring something new to the table.
So what about House Of The Dead? I thought it was brilliant. For anyone who doesn't know already, it is an example of the recent "video game film" subgenre. The game was a first-person shooter with lots of gory zombie action, but the filmmakers were also big fans of the zombie film genre, especially the George Romero films. Additionally, the Sega folks wanted it to not just be an adaptation of either of the House of the Dead games, so the film has an original plot, which could be seen as a prequel to the games.
Yes, you read that correctly, this film has a plot. Most films do. It would be very difficult to create a film without a plot, although there might be some examples of this, such as Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon, if we can say that it isn't just a music video. But even the Godfrey Reggio/Philip Glass trilogy, consisting of Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi, could be said to have a plot. Plots can be poetic as well as prosaic. House of the Dead however, has a fairly straightforward, linear plot.
A quintet of young adults is headed to a rave on a secluded island. They hire a wonderfully campy duo of sailors (one played by Clint Howard, who at this point in his enjoyable career suggests camp the moment he appears) to take them to the island, despite their protests about its safety. When they arrive, things immediately go wrong, and they are quickly confronted with zombies. I don't like to give to much of the film away to anyone who hasn't seen it already, but there are also subplots having to do with the sailors and the police, and two of the young adults who used to be mates. There is also a great backstory about the origin of the zombies, which seems partially like a nod to Spanish horror maven Amando de Ossorio and his Blind Dead films.
Although the story is enjoyable enough, and the performances are good, and standard for a horror film, ranging from campy to a kind of earnest obliviousness, what really stands out in this film is the zombie material, which is just as heavy on action as horror. Director Uwe Boll achieves a thrilling, almost chaotic mayhem, and even better, goes over the top with some postmodern techniques. Rather than shying away from the modern aspects of the genres he's working in, and the peculiarities of the video game film subgenre, he embraces them in a visceral way, producing an emotional effect that is akin to taking a loop in a roller coaster at 60 miles per hour. The most prominent of these techniques is Boll's insertion of actual video game footage into the film, at first under the credits, then as a very creative wipe, and finally intercut with some of the action. These work beautifully, as long as you view them less linearly and more like a Warhol painting. Other embraced techniques include Mach 5 sequences of music-video style edits (during characters' mental flashbacks) and post-Matrix action sequences, which also have to be read more poetically.
Of course, you don't have to analyze any of this stuff to enjoy the film. But you probably have to be a (or at least be a potential) "serious horror fan" to enjoy it.

Studio: Digital 1 Stop
Director: Uwe Boll
Actors:
Jonathan Cherry
Tyron Leitso
Clint Howard
Ona Grauer




DVD title: JFK
Productgroup: DVD
JFK - movie DVD cover picture
JFK is just a great epic


This movie must be seen, it's very complete. it explains us what really happened on November 22 1963. the murder is not lee Harvey Oswald but the CIA and Lyndon Johnson. They killed him because he wants to stop Vietnam war and stop the cold war. Johnson was just a slack.In the beginning there is a short biography and we can see young JFK.Read the book too !It will explain you how great JFK was.5 stars is not enough.Thank Oliver stone and Jim garrison.

Studio: Warner Studios
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors:
Kevin Costner
Gary Oldman
Sissy Spacek
Jack Lemmon




DVD title: Dragon Ball Z - Majin Buu 7 Volume Gift
Productgroup: DVD
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Truly beatiful and exciting story makes a great Box Set


This saga seems like a perfect fit for a box set. It details the adventures of an evil monster named Majin Buu. While this saga lacks in the fighting scenes, it focuses on other aspects. The next two sagas will have tons of fights, but this saga has a monster named Majin Buu and how he destroys cities while the warriors are forced to watch from a far.
It really is a pretty exciting saga. The first two DVD's have the strange emergence of the monster Buu and includes the most fighting in the saga. The end of the second DVD is unexpected and pretty amazing. After that, the rest of the five DVD's detail how Babidi and Majin Buu (and later this will actually change, but I won't spoil) are destroying the world while the warriors watch and prepare from a far.
It really makes the viewer wonder about the monster Majin Buu. This series makes him a sort of "weird" villain in the way he acts, not as one-sided as some of the previous villains and does a good job of making what will happen in the next two sagas make more sense. A great watch, it is very exciting. I highly reccommend it.

Studio: Funimation Productio



DVD title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Second Season
Productgroup: DVD
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Second Season - movie DVD cover picture
A must have for "Buffy" viewers everywhere!


its true, guys, simply the best stuff around. and this DVD set is a blessing for us all who missed it. The Buffy series is great, and after 6 years, it still is, and even if the current season 6 is really amazing, i dont know if i would have been into the series the way i did had it been the first season i saw, and if it had been, after seeing season 2, i dont know if i'd like season 6 so much. the reason: neve have i seen a series which, in the blink of an eye, changed dramatically from comedy into drama so brilliantly executed. Surprise and innocence will remain in my mind as one of the greatest story twists ever made in all history, as well as Becoming will be forever the best ending i ever saw, truly a masterpiece season, these few episodes justify the price since, im honest, they got deep within me. be smart, BUY this thing if you want to live, or if you want a TV series which makes you feel something special.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Actors:
Joss Whedon
Seth Green
Charisma Carpenter
Sarah Michelle Gellar
David Boreanaz




DVD title: Christine
Productgroup: DVD
Christine - movie DVD cover picture
scary


This movie is great. What can I say! The picture quality is excellent. Sadly, I was disappointed with the 2.0 stereo sound, which makes no use of my subwoofer. On my duntech speakers there was definately something missing without the subwoofer rumbling the room.
If sound does not worry you, buy this one. It's a great movie.

Studio: Columbia/Tristar Studios
Director: John Carpenter
Actors:
Keith Gordon
John Stockwell




DVD title: Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition) - movie DVD cover picture
The Saddest Movie That I Have Ever Seen!


I watched this movie with my mother to really find out where Charles Kane went wrong. We both had seen the movie many times. We would stop our VCR and discuss when and how Kane went wrong. And we both agreed. Kane was yanked away from his mother before he could be really loved. He then sought love from people through money. Not having really been loved, he could not give it. "Rosebud" represented the last thing that he held onto from his childhood. Both my mother and I were astonished to see how this pattern was repeated over and over again. Especially from Jed Leland and Susan Alexander's accounts. This is a "must see" film. But I believe that one must watch it attentively in order to understand the real meaning behind the film. One of the newspaper men at the end is Alan Ladd, star of the movie "Shane". He has a very short part and is hardly visible. Good luck and good watching.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Orson Welles
Actors:
Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten




DVD title: Dragon Ball Z - Frieza - Super Saiyan Goku
Productgroup: DVD
Dragon Ball Z - Frieza - Super Saiyan Goku - movie DVD cover picture
a great dvd


Frieza is on a rampage, he's unstoppable. That is until Goku transforms into the legendary Super Saiyan, rumored to appear once every thousand years. This is the first time in the series anyone has ever become a Super Saiyan. Though it would have been better to include this special moment in a DBZ movie, it is still THE BEST Dragonball Z episode collection ever! Even if you're not a DBZ fan, buy this! You won't regret it! (I only wish they had this episode on DVD... Sadly, it hasn't been released on DVD.)

Studio: Goldhil Home Media 2
Director: Daisuke Nishio



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