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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Widge @ 6:29 am
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Henry Edwards, based on the music of The Beatles
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Songs by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney, with George Harrison
Starring: Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Sandy Farina, George Burns, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, Dianne Steinberg

Features:

  • Trailer

Released by: Universal
Region: 1
Rating: PG
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Oh God, it BURNS. IT BURNS.

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File Under: Reviews
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Iron Monkey (1993) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Doc @ 6:23 am
Iron Monkey DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Tai-Muk Lau, Cheung Tan, Pik-yin Tang, Hark Tsui
Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen
Starring: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, and Sze-Man Tsang

Features:

  • Quentin Tarantino interview
  • Donnie Yen interview
  • Score medley
  • English and Chinese language tracks
  • English subtitles
  • Enhanced for 16x9 TVs

Released by: Miramax
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it.

Originally released in 1993, Iron Monkey was a huge hit in its native Hong Kong, but due to the relative lack of interest in such things, it was virtually unheard of in the United States. A mediocre VHS release was relegated to the dusty corners of video stores, and only the die-hard wuxia fans knew it existed. But following the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Western audiences were suddenly clamoring for more quality kung-fu flicks, and Quentin Tarantino offered up Iron Monkey, complete with a brand new score and some remastering. And now you can have it on DVD.

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File Under: DVD and Reviews
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Original Sin (2001) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by HTQ4 @ 6:18 am
Original Sin DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich
Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson, Gregory Itzin

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by director/writer Cristofer
  • Music Video "You Can't Walk Away from Love" by Gloria Estefan
  • Animated Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Released by: MGM
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Borrow it.

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File Under: DVD and Reviews
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Dindrane @ 6:17 am
Hills Have Eyes (1977) DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written & Directed by Wes Craven
Starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with writer/director Craven and actor/producer Peter Locke
  • Documentary: "Looking Back On The Hills Have Eyes"
  • The Directors: Wes Craven
  • Alternate ending/deleted scene
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Posters and advertising art
  • Storyboard art
  • Wes Craven bio
  • Screenplay
  • Screensavers

Dindrane's Horror Warnings:

  • Animal abuse and death
  • Possible sexual assault

Released by: Anchor Bay
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Get it if you're a Craven fan.

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File Under: Reviews
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First Blood (1982) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by HTQ4 @ 6:16 am
First Blood DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim & Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by David Morrell
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with author Morrell
  • Documentary: "Drawing First Blood: Creating John Rambo: 20 Years Later"
  • Production notes
  • Cast and crew info
  • Theatrical trailer

Released by: Artisan
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it.

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File Under: Reviews
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Frosty the Snowman (1969) & Frosty Returns (1993) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by HTQ4 @ 6:16 am
Frosty the Snowman DVD

Film:
DVD:

Features:

  • Animator's Original Pencil Test from Frosty
  • Other Golden Books Titles
  • Introduction by Arthur Rankin

Released by: Sony Wonder.
Rating: NR.
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Avoid It.

Frosty the Snowman

Written by Romeo Muller
Directed by Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Starring the voices of Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray

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File Under: Reviews
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Classic Christmas Cartoons (1934-1949) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Dindrane @ 6:15 am
Classic Christmas Cartoons

Film:
DVD:

Written by Larz Bourne, I. Klein, Robert May, Larry Riley, Joe Stultz, Paul Wing
Directed by Dave Fleischer, Ub Iwerks, Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber, Bill Tytla

Released by: Delta.
Rating: NR, safe for all audiences.
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My advice: Rent this for Christmas.

Classic Christmas Cartoons collects seven of the titular short subjects from the early period of American animation, often created and directed by the wonderful Max Fleischer. In "Christmas Comes But Once a Year," an inventor passes an orphanage and resolves to give them more than the broken toys they got from Santa. "Jack Frost" relates the tale of a wayward baby bear who, resenting the need to hibernate, sets out alone into the wintry woods. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" gives us another look at the familiar Christmas favorite about the little deer who rises above the teasing of his fellows and saves Christmas. "Somewhere in Dreamland" shows two good-hearted waifs dreaming of food and toys, and the reality to which they awake on Christmas morning. In "Santa's Surprise," the animators relate the story of a group of young children who determine to give Santa a treat in return for the gifts he brought to them. "Hector's Hectic Life" shows the adventures of a hound on Christmas, and "Snow Foolin'" shows winter games and sports as played by forest creatures.

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File Under: Animation and Reviews
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Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vols. 1-4 (2000) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Dindrane @ 6:15 am
Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 1 DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written and Illustrated by Yu Watase
Character Design by Hideyuki Motohashi
Directed by Hajime Kamegaki

Features:

  • Interviews with Yu Watase
  • Video of Watase drawing a character from a different series
  • Character profiles
  • Stills gallery
  • Japanese trailer

Dindrane's Anime Warnings:

  • Brief nudity
  • Violence
  • Existential angst

Released by: Viz.
Rating: NR, suggested for 16+
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Own it.

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File Under: Reviews
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Dragonball Z: Fusion: Hope Returns (1996) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Dindrane @ 6:15 am

Film:
DVD:

Original Japanese Version by: Akira Toriyama

Features:

  • Contains episodes 251-253
  • Trailers

Dindrane's Anime Warnings:

  • Too short! Too short!
  • Heroes dropping like flies
  • Tough choices

Released by FUNimation
Rating: 13+
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; episodes appear in their original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Buy it.

As the Majin-Buu Saga continues, three more episodes bring new twists to the story that make matters even worse...and then usher in a new hope. In "The Old Kai's Weapon," we see how the absorption of Piccolo and Gotenks has given Buu nearly unlimited power, as well as several new ideas for how to use those abilities, thanks to Piccolo's intelligence. Gohan, while newly powerful, is still all alone and weakening under Buu's borrowed power, until the Old Kai steps up with an idea for Goku. In "Ready to Fuse?," Goku has to watch helplessly as his other son is absorbed by Buu, making the monster yet more powerful. Old Kai, however, has tricks of his own that just might allow Goku to even out the battlefield a bit. Finally, in "Union of Rivals," Goku must decide with whom he can fuse to face Buu: Hercule Satan, Dende, or...Vegeta?

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File Under: Anime
Comments: None



Akira (1988) - DVD Review
Posted on 12.07.03 by Doc @ 6:13 am
Akira DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by Izô Hashimoto, based on Katsuhiro Ôtomo's original manga
Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Starring the Voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, and Mami Koyama

Features:

  • New film transfer from original negative, completely restored and digitally remastered
  • New English translation dub from original screenplay
  • "Capsule" mode - provides additional information during the film
  • The Making of "Akira" documentary
  • Making-of feature on the film's soundtrack
  • Interview with director/creator Ôtomo, circa the original release (1988)
  • Production materials gallery of more than 4,500 stills from the film
  • Trailers (TV and Theatrical)
  • Restoration featurette
  • Akira glossary
  • Wicked metal keepcase

Released by: Pioneer.
Rating: R.
Region: 1
Anamorphic: You betcha.

My Advice: Own it.

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File Under: Anime and Reviews
Comments: 1 Comment



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