Review Archive: April 2002

Stargate SG-1: Volume 20

Andy Hall has reviewed the Region 2 release of Stargate SG-1 Vol 20. Four good episodes from the start of season 5 of one of the best SF shows on television. The disc has very good picture and sound quality, and for a long running series of discs,
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Madame Bovary

Noel Megahey has reviewed the Region 2 release of Claude Chabrol's 1991 version of Madame Bovary. An almost line for line adaptation of Flaubertís scandalous 1856 novel, starring the remarkable Isabelle Huppert.
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Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace & Music

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace & Music. The most famous and popular music festival movie of all time is given a technically sound if barebones release from Warner Brothers. At least the Reg
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Stalker

Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 0 release of Andrei Tarkovsky's enigmatic sci-fi masterpiece Stalker as created by Ruscico and distributed over here by Artificial Eye, and has mixed feelings: it's fine in terms of visuals and extras, but ha
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Rocky Anthology

In light of the recent television coverage of the Rocky series of films, Raphael Pour-Hashemi has revisited (polished) his review of the Rocky Anthology.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2. Here is the much anticipated second box set release from Paramount. It seems the reasonable collection of extras on the first set were not a one off. Also the
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The Man Who Wasn't There

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 1 release of The Man Who Wasn't There. An excellent, noirish work from the Coen brothers, which represents a welcome return to Fargo and Blood Simple territory, is presented on a technically s
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The Man Who Wasn't There

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Man Who Wasn't There. A very clever homage to 1950's B-movies by Joel & Ethan Coen, featuring a very thankless performance by Billy Bob Thornton. The DVD contains some very good and ver
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Madman

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 0 release of Madman. An enjoyable low-grade slasher flick with more proficiency than usual, given a very good DVD release courtesy of the ever-impressive Anchor Bay
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Alice Cooper - Prime Cuts

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 0 release of Alice Cooper - Prime Cuts, a 2 disc documentary on the life and times of Alice Cooper, an entertaining rockumentary which is sadly let down by quite poor image quality..
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La Fille sur le pont

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of La Fille sur le pont. Renamed 'Girl On The Bridge' for English language audiences, La Fille sur le pont is a charming, often mystical tale of romance and luck starring Daniel Auteil and Vanessa Paradis and directed by Patrice Leconte.
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How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog

Tiffany Bradford has reviewed the Region 1 release of How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog. Kenneth Branagh stars in a hilariously acerbic little comedy, given a disappointing barebones DVD release from Artisan.
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Running Time

Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 1 release of Running Time.Bruce Campbell stars in this ingenious heist movie with a difference. The difference is the entire film is done with one camera and the story runs in real-time.
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La Ville Est Tranquille

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 2 release of La ville est tranquille, a film which now seems almost prophetic with the recent events in France. AE have given it a decent release although the extras are few and far between.
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Eureka

Noel Megahey has reviewed the Region 2 release of Shinji Aoyama's Eureka. Three survivors of bus hijack try to get their lives back together after the traumatic incident.
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Sonatine

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 2 release of Sonatine. Finally released on R2 DVD is Takeshi Kitano's Sonatine, a Yakuza film with a difference and one that any respectable fan of Japanese cinema, or indeed cinema in general should ma
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Starman

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Starman. John Carpenter's attempt to outdo Spielberg and make a family film, starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen, and featuring a fantastic DVD release considering Region 1 was barebon
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Sleepless

Gary Couzens has reviewed the UK Region 0 release of Sleepless. A return to the giallo for Dario Argento, and a partial return to form, Sleepless has a two-disc DVD release with some good extras but less than wonderful picture quality.
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Papillon

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Papillon. The gripping, powerful prison movie starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and released on an acceptable DVD from Columbia Tristar.
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Angel: Season Two

Colin Polonowski has reviewed the Region 2 release of Angel: Season Two. Fox once again prove that they are listening to us by providing us with an excellent widescreen transfer to complement an excellent television series.
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Thelma & Louise (Special Edition)

Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of Thelma & Louise (Special Edition). An excellent film is released on a disc with some fine extras, but surprisingly bad picture quality.
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Joy Ride

Tiffany Bradford has reviewed the Region 1 release of Joy Ride. A relaxing cross-country adventure turns into the road trip from hell. Paul Walker and Steve Zahn star in this chilling, jammed-packed w/extras DVD from Fox.
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Body Heat

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Body Heat. The brilliant erotic homage to forties film-noir directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring William Hurt and the sizzling Kathleen Turner. A barebones release from Warner Brothe
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The Barefoot Contessa

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Barefoot Contessa , a tremendously camp melodrama about the wicked ways of movie folk with an embarrassed Bogart and a radiant Ava Gardner.

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