Review Archive: August 2001

Wonder Boys

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 1 release of Wonder Boys. An excellent adult drama from Curtis Hanson starring Michael Douglas and Frances McDorma
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Michael Collins

Alexander Larman has done a retrospective review of the Region 2 release of Michael Collins. A brilliant film is sadly not given especially good treatment on an early disc from Warners, but is partially redeemed by an excellent documentary.
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The Honeymoon Killers

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Honeymoon Killers. A bona-fide cult movie prese...
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Just released this week, this cult classic has been given a fantastic disc from MGM. To make the package even more inviting it only costs around 10 to import it. So i
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Lost Highway

Alan Daly has reviewed the German Region 2 release of Lost Highway. An impressive disc of the David Lynch film marred only slightly by a lack of extras.
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Akira Ltd Ed Tin

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Akira Ltd Ed Tin. For the six people that haven't seen/bought this film already, don't hesitate, buy it now. This is a great film and it has been rewarded with a fantastic two-disc set from Pioneer.
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Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Special Edition)

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Elvis: That's The Way It Is (Special Edition). A newly restored special edition version of the 1970 concert film that will having you swinging those hips to the king of rock and roll!
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The Hidden Fortress

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 1 release of The Hidden Fortress. Criterion show us what they are made of with a superb DVD edition of Kurosawa's classic
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Sanjuro

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 1 release of Sanjuro. A sequel of sorts to the excellent Yojimbo this is another great Kurosawa film to receive a substandard DVD release from Criterion.
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The Graduate

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 Momentum Director's Chair Reissue of The Graduate. One of the quintessential sixties movies on a stunning video transfer with a few nice extras. Definitely worth some of your time and money.
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Grizzly Falls

Chris Lynch has reviewed the forthcoming Region 2 release of Grizzly Falls. Metrodome have presented...
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John Martyn Live In Concert

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of John Martyn Live In Concert. A slightly better rele...
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Father Ted: The Complete 1st Series

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of Father Ted: the complete 1st series. One of the greatest sitcoms ever gets a good DVD release, which bodes well for subsequent series to get them as well.
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Arsenal : The Official End of Season Review 2000-2001

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 0 release of Arsenal : The Official End of Season Review 2000-2001. Unbelievably a Newcastle fan (i.e. me) gives a good review to a disc about Arsenal. Quite honestly I feel dirty now and need a lie down.
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Night on Earth

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 2 release of Night on Earth. Second Sight have produced a second disc of Jim Jarmusch's work. An excellent film, but some extras wouldn't have gone amiss.
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Behind the Planet of the Apes

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Behind the Planet of the Apes. A fantastic documentary to round off the Planet of the Apes Evolution Box Set. The set itself is definitely worth the money and I hope the forthcoming R2 box set is ana
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Santana: Legends of Rock

Chris Lynch has reviewed the Region 0 release of Santana: Legends of Rock, a serious contender for the worst DVD ever. It couldn't possibly be worst than Wishbone Ash could it? Well...
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Josie and the Pussycats

Andy Hall has reviewed the Region 1 release of Josie and the Pussycats. It's not even out at the cinema here yet (it's released on Friday August 24th) but you can already see t
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Yojimbo

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 1 release of >Yojimbo. Another great Kurosawa film receives an average DVD release from the supposed masters of classic films, Criterion.
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Evil Dead, The

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of Evil Dead, The. A seminal horror film is released on a faintly disappointing DVD, although the fact that it is uncut in the UK for the first time should be enough to convince horror fans to buy
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Friends Series 7 Episodes 9-12

Chris Lynch has reviewed the Region 2 release of Friends Series 7 Episodes 9-12....
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Shadow Hours

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of Shadow Hours. A deliriously silly exploitation film...
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Manhunter

Concluding his short series of reviews of the Hannibal Lecter films, Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of Manhunter (new version). A superb film is presented on a more or less identical disc to the Anchor Bay single-disc version a
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The Searchers

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Searchers. The film is an enduring masterpiece containing John Wayne's finest performanc but the disc is rather a missed opportunity.
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But I'm A Cheerleader!

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of But I'm a cheerleader!. A poor film is presented on an unexceptional disc with virtually no extras.

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