Review Archive: July 2001

In the Line of Fire (Special Edition)

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of In the Line of Fire. A very good thriller is well presented on a disc with some better than usual extras.
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Underneath

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 1 release of Steven Soderbergh's Underneath, a stylish and intriguing if rather remote, flashback-heavy modern-day film noir. Universal's disc is adequate but no more.
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

In the first of two reviews of Steven Soderbergh films to mark the DVD release of Traffic, Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 1 release of Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Soderbergh's breakthrough film, and one of the major American independent movies of the last two decades, gets a
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Airplane!

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 1 release of Airplane!.A classic spoof comedy that is a must see winner, presented on a good disc from Paramount.
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Pay It Forward

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Pay It Forward. A worthy drama that tries too hard to be an all-time classic, presented with extr
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City Hunter

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 2 release of City Hunter. A fun action comedy starring the ever watchable Jackie Chan, this Hong Kong Legends DVD is
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Eastern Condors

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 0 release of Eastern Condors. Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao excel in this action packed Hong Kong war movie. The Hong Kon
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Armour of God

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 2 release of Armour of God. One of Jackie Chans more forgettable movies the DVD offers a very good transfer but is sadly lacking in unique extras.
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Indiscreet

Olly Portingale has reviewed the Region 2 release of Indiscreet.
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Memento

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of the excellent Memento. This is a review of the current rental disc, which can be bought quite easily ex-rental; the disc has excellent picture and sound quality, but no extras, as you would exp
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Disc two of the Evolution boxset, this is a pale imitation of the original film and the disc is nothing to shout about.
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Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Live In London

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 0 release of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Live In London. Not a bad concert for those of us who remember the mid seventies through a drunken haze, but a mediocre DVD release.
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Dancer in the Dark

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of Dancer in the Dark. A film that is absolutely guaranteed to divide any audience, New Line have presented it on a DVD with excellent picture and sound quality and some good extras.
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Under Suspicion

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of Under Suspicion. A very enjoyable thriller which will please fans of Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. The disc is competent but lacking in extra features.
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A Better Tomorrow 2

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 0 release of A Better Tomorrow 2. The second review in my double bill of John Woo classics.
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A Better Tomorrow

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 0 release of A Better Tomorrow. If you are interested in seeing the films that kickstarted John Woo and Chow Yun Fa
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Moby: Play

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of Moby: Play. The most famous man to be named after a whale has released an interesting DVD with a good freebie.
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Gone in 60 Seconds

Andy Hall has reviewed the Region 2 release of the Jerry Bruckheimer produced Gone in Sixty Seconds and was somewhat disappointed. The disc looks great and sounds even bett
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The Ten Commandments

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Ten Commandments. A legend of popular filmmaking which is a lot more entertaining than you might expect. The DVD has stunning picture quality but not much in the way of special features.
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Tiff Needell Burning Rubber

Andy Hall has reviewed the Region 2 release of Tiff Needell Burning Rubber. The Top Gear presenter gives us an instructional video in stunt driving techniques. The
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Way of the Gun

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of Way of the Gun. An underrated film is presented on a fairly good disc.
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Fight Club (Special Edition)

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of Fight Club. A seminal film deserved a good disc, and Fox more than delivered, on a DVD which is still regarded as one of the best yet produced.
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Wishbone Ash: Legends of Rock

Alexander Larman has reluctantly reviewed the Region 0 release of Wishbone Ash: Legends of Rock. A strong contender for 'worst music DVD yet released', it has to be seen to be believed.
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Panda! Go Panda

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 1 DVD release of Panda! Go Panda. Finishing my recent set of reviews based around the work of Studio Ghibli this is a decent Region 1 release that will satisfy fans of Hayao Miyazaki, and is also worth checking out if you are a parent as children will love
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Magnificent Butcher

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 2 release of Magnificent Butcher, directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Sammo Hung this is another quality release from Hong Ko

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