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    1. Uninvited / Movie
    2. Gandhi
    3. Shadowlands (1993)
    $9.45
    4. I Love Lucy 2: Best of
    $9.45
    5. I Love Lucy 1: Best of
    $18.98
    6. Sodom & Gomorrah
    7. Dirty Dancing
    8. This Island Earth / Movie
    9. Young Winston / Movie
    10. Rudy
    11. Elvis Meets Nixon / TV Movie
    12. Everyone Says I Love You
    13. Incredible Shrinking Man / Movie
    14. Babette's Feast/Subtitled
    15. Best of Saturday Night Live: Jerry
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    1. Uninvited / Movie
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6302503493
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    One of the spookiest ghost stories ever put to film,

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Old Fashioned Ghost Story
    You can't beat the coast of Cornwall for a great ghost story setting. It's storyline is engaging and it moves pretty quickly. Excellent cast and genuinley creepy without cheap scares AND it's filmed in glorious black and white which yet adds another dimension to this great mystery/ghost story! A wonderful movie to curl up with on a rainy Saturday afternoon! I would rank this right up there with the original version of "The Haunting" and "The Innocents". My big question is since Amazon rates the VHS version as #268 on it's sales list when will they let the owners know that we want it in on DVD or let us let the owners know that we want it!! That's it for today. I gotta go!

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's not that scary.
    Actually this 1944 movie is a rather touching human story on many levels.It is about a girl coming to terms with her tragic family past.It boosts some very good acting and a fine cast led by Ray Milland, with a strong screenplay, set designs, and fine direction by Lewis Allen who always maintains a sense of fear with drama and some light comedy here and there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still No DVD
    One of the best ghost stories ever put on film.What a
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    2. Gandhi
    by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
    VHS Tape (07 December, 1992)
    list price: $29.95
    Asin: 0800105141
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 multiple-Oscar winner (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley) is an engrossing, reverential look at the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India and who ultimately gained the nation its independence. Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol. Strong on history (the historic division between India and Pakistan, still a huge problem today, can be seen in its formative stages here) as well as character and ideas, this is a fine film. Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars A total waste of time and money - Its a movie full of lies
    I watched this movie and found nothing but bundles of lies. He did his best not to divide India and it was all Jinnah who divided and founded Pakistan. Gandhi was totally against it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Cinematic Masterpiece Overviewing the Long Complex Life of an International Hero
    Lord Attenborough sought out to offer a sampling of the most well known and farthest reaching events, while interjecting events little known in Gandhi's personal life. The beginning disclosure makes clear that there was no possible way, in the time allowed, to tell all that could be told about the man.This film introduces us to the essence and primary thoughts of Mohandas K. Gandhi and explores the patience and diligence of non-violent philosophy.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A movie that shows us there is hope for humanity
    We are not perfect, but if we decide to do better than what has been the norm for humanity, we can. Gandhi chose to be a better man than he was and through his will power, guided but not blinded by his convictions, he embarked on a life that led him to challenge accepted notions on many aspects of our lives. He was creative, asking questions others did not ask and inventing answers others did not offer, with respect to problems we still face. And then he lived by what he discovered. He did not let his fears control him, but rather experimented with his own life to try out those answers. He sought the "truth" and tried to live by it. Above all, he tried to be honest with himself and with others. He tried not to inflict suffering, while also not allowing it to be accepted.
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    Subjects:  1. Drama    2. Feature Film-drama    3. Movie   


    3. Shadowlands (1993)
    by Hbo Home Video
    VHS Tape (31 January, 1995)
    list price: $9.94
    Asin: 6303115454
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This emotionally moving romantic drama was adapted by William Nicholson from his own acclaimed play, based upon the real-life romance (during the 1950s) between the British writer C.S. Lewis and a divorced American poet named Joy Gresham. Best known for writing Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars He wrote: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great drama and romance.A very psychological movie
    I want to say something a bit different about this movie than some of the other reviews. Clearly, Winger and Hopkins hit a grand slam as character actors and the plot is good as so many reviewers have pointed out.
    5-0 out of 5 stars "I don't want to be lost."
    'Shadowlands' is a film you must be willing to sit through to appreciate, for the first twenty minutes are dreadfully boring.That said, once you get past the exterior and get to the meat of this tragic love story you'll be emotionally drawn into each frame.The true life story of C.S. Lewis (Hopkins) is a beautiful story of love, trust and the ability to allow suffering to appreciate that love and trust.Jack (as C.S. Lewis is reffered) has built a life of comfort for himself, a life around those who can't hurt him.He enjoys the fact that he hasn't felt the cold hand of suffering in his lifetime, but after meeting the beautiful and bold Joy Gresham (Debra Winger) all that is about to change.Joy is a divorced poet who brings her young son to see Jack (beings that he has written the succesfull Narnia franchise) and she immediatly becomes smitten with Jack, as he does her.Their relationship, strickly platonic, changes as Joy is diagnosed with cancer and given a short time to live.The remainder of the film is so heartbreaking for it shows Jack realizing how much he loves this woman, and his faith is tested as he wonders why God would allow this to happen.As Jack soon realizes, it's the suffering now that allowed us the love then...it's a package deal (that's not exactly the way he says it, but it's the general jist).Anyways, it's a truly wonderful film with brilliant acting on all parts, Winger and Hopkins taking the bulk of the praise.Just remember, stick it out and you'll appreciate why! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Drama    2. Feature Film-drama    3. Movie   


    4. I Love Lucy 2: Best of
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (02 October, 2001)
    list price: $9.95 -- our price: $9.45
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    Asin: B00005NFY2
    Sales Rank: 4549
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars All "I Love Lucy" episodes celebrate 50th Anniversary.
    In this decade, every episode of "I Love Lucy" will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary.Every episode is still funny as funny as it was when they first aired.The shows are good. The shows are wholesome.They are healing and warm and will make you feel good.Buy them on VHS or DVD today.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ethel May Potter- We Never Forgot 'Er!
    This is a great video that showcases the genius of Lucille Ball in her first television series, "I Love Lucy (CBS, 1951-1957)!5-0 out of 5 stars Wrapping candy, fake nose on fire, having a baby and more!
    This second volume in the "Best of 'I Love Lucy'" collection begins with two of the show's classic comedy moments."Job Switching" (Episode #36, September 15, 1952), is the classic episode of "I Love Lucy" that I always show to my television classes so they know what a classic sit com looks like. Ricky is tired of the way Lucy spends money without regard for where it comes from, so the boys and girls switch places: Lucy and Ethel will get jobs and Ricky and Fred will do the household chores. One of the greatest moments in television history comes when Lucy and Ethel have to work a conveyor belt in a candy factory. Elvia Allman is the supervisor ("Let 'er roll!") and Amanda Milligan, an actual candy dipper at the Farmer's Market in Hollywood is, uh, the candy dipper. Meanwhile, Ricky is ironing stockings and making rice while Fred bakes a cake. "L.A. at Last" (Episode #114, February 7, 1955) finds Lucy and the Mertzes heading for the famous Brown Derby restaurant while Ricky heads to the movie studio to begin working on "Don Juan." Here is where Lucy has her legendary encounter with William Holden in the booth behind her. Tired of being gawked at while trying to eat, Holden decides to stare at Lucy instead, making her so nervous she end up setting her false nose on fire. To set the record straight: Lucy getting her nose on fire WAS in the script, but her decision to dunk her nose into the coffee was an AD-LIB (she was supposed to take the nose off before dunking it).Read more

    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Comedy    3. Movie    4. TV Shows    5. Television   


    5. I Love Lucy 1: Best of
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (02 October, 2001)
    list price: $9.95 -- our price: $9.45
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    Asin: B00005NFY1
    Sales Rank: 5598
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars All "I Love Lucy" episodes celebrate 50th Anniversary.
    In this decade, every episode of "I Love Lucy" will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary.Every episode is still funny as funny as it was when they first aired.The shows are good.The shows are wholesome.They are healing and warm and will make you feel good.Buy them on VHS and DVD today.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of Lucy Volume 1
    This tape is a great with 5 of the top 10 episodes.5-0 out of 5 stars Vitameatavegamin, Grape Stomping, Harpo Marx and more!
    Volume 1 of the "Best of 'I Love Lucy'" starts off with the classic "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (Episode #30, May 5, 1952), Ricky is set to host a TV variety show and Lucy wants to do a live commercial for (all together now) Vitameatavegamin. Although she fails to win Ricky's support after staging a mock show inside their television set, Lucy arranges to get the gig anyhow. She starts off great, but the problem is that Vitameatavegamin contains 23% alcohol and with each rehearsal Lucy gets progressively drunker and funnier. Lucille Ball considered this the best bit, and one of the hardest, she ever did.Next we have the wonderful grape vat scene from "Lucy's Italian Movie" (Episode #150, April 16, 1956). The Ricardos are in Europe when an Italian movie producer tells Lucy that he wants her in his new film, "Grapola Pungente." Finding out the title translates as "bitter grapes," Lucy takes this literally and heads for the nearest vineyard where she has a memorable encounter with Teresa Tirelli stomping grapes in a vat.So right off the start, you have TWO of the THREE funniest Lucy routines (and the Candy Factory sketch is on Volume 2)!Read more

    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Comedy    3. Movie    4. TV Shows    5. Television   


    6. Sodom & Gomorrah
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (15 March, 1995)
    list price: $19.98 -- our price: $18.98
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    Asin: 6301412788
    Sales Rank: 1480
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sodom and Gommorrah
    The movie was astounding, well put together and of awesome quality. I would treasure it for years to come

    4-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Hollywood Version Of The Famous Biblical Story
    Even for those people not familiar with the stories contained in the Old Testament, when the names Sodom and Gomorrah are mentioned a vivid image will always spring to mind of a world full of vice, sexual depravity, and wickedness. The twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah embodied all these human failings and were a natural for the Hollywood film makers to latch on to as subject material once the "sword and sandal", movie craze gripped Hollywood in the late 1950's and early 60's. In fact this story was a natural for filmmakers of this period and contains everything that an epic movie lover like myself could ask for; lavish sets, court intrigue, well staged sword fights, unbridled passion and romance, all wrapped up in beautiful colour photography using actual locations to really enhance the unfolding story. By 1960's epic standards "Sodom and Gomorrah",is a relatively big budget international production that expands on the original story contained in the Bible but amazingly tends to tone down the sex and sin side of it while still being highly entertaining. I only viewed this film for the first time over Easter and I was surprised at how for the most part it avoided many of the more immoral elements of the story. Another production of 3 years later "The Bible: In The Beginning", directed by John Huston is much more explicit in showing the depravity and vice of the twin cities, which makes it an interesting companion piece to this lavish production.
    5-0 out of 5 stars But did it fill in the extra blanks?
    This is a very good telling of the story of these 2 cities. However, I'm inclined to ask that maybe it was too long of a movie? This is not a very long story at all in the scriptures, and alot of it was filler of Lot's faith and life. It also shows Lot's side of where he backslid, and hopes to repent, and start anew with God. I'm just wondering if maybe it was a little bit too long? ... Read more

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    7. Dirty Dancing
    by Vestron Video
    VHS Tape (13 October, 1998)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6300263673
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    As with Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the movie; 4 stars for the DVD extras
    This is my all time favorite movie. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. The DVD features on this Ultimate Edition are quite good, but not superb. I truly enjoyed the interviews (including Jennifer Grey, Kenny Ortega - the choreographer, and many more). Did you know that Patrick Swayze brought his dog Derek to the set and he was normally perfectly behaved... until Patrick had to shoot a love scene. Then his beloved pooch would sit off the set and cry and howl (cute, huh?). There are several anecdotes like this within the interviews. I also enjoyed the music videos included on the bonus disc. Let's face it, the music of Dirty Dancing is part of its greatness! There are two separate audio commentaries, but I was disappointed that neither Jennifer Grey or Patrick Swayze, nor any other of the film's cast participated.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Nobody puts baby in the corner to carry a watermelon
    I have one hand on the bible, one hand in the air, and I confess that I indeed used to be obsessed with this movie, as most women my age were. I had the soundtrack, I knew every line, I knew the choreography every dance step and swivel and thrust. Jennifer Grey was me, big nose, bad perm and small chest. Patrick Swayze, well he didn't exist in my world, so I had to watch his again and again. We all knew the "I carried a watermelon" and "nobody puts baby in the corner" but did we really know why we even felt so passionate about it in the first place? The story being set in the late 50's, the setting at a family vacation spot, the outsider looking in, dancing, forbidden love, mystery, it all entered our psyches as THE perfect movie and never lost its footing. Could Patrick Swayzes white t-shirt be any tighter, could Jennifer Grays smirk be any cuter, could Jerry Orbach be a more perfect protective father?NO! After this came out, I saw advertisements for learning how to "dirty dance" and asked my parents, with me being in ballet and jazz, what was one more class? Well it turns out 14 year olds shouldn't be gyrating against each other, who knew? I still learned them, by watching the tape over and over, but my partner was a girl named April and I think we giggled too much. Now that I think about it, if anyone had caught us I would have been straight to therapy. I haven't watched it in years, my husband refuses to even acknowledge its existence "chick movie" he mumbles, is it really just a girl phenomena? Well, no matter, It's a perfect specimen of Fun, laughs, thrills, tears and friction!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Movie That Forever Changed My View Of Patrick Swayze
    Prior to Dirty Dancing, I've only seen Patrick in Red Dawn and Uncommon Valor where I found his acting marginal at best and his look somewhat common.I had no intention of seeing this movie when, as a teen, my mom dragged me kicking and screaming to the movie theatre.After Johnny and Penny danced their mambo together I was hooked and have loved him ever since.He was simply to die for! There is just something so sensually mouthwatering about a man trained in dance and who would have though Patrick Swayze could dance or act?Yes he does do a decent job acting in this movie.Turns out he's been doing the wrong type of films.Its too bad he hasn't done more dancing/romantic lead acting, as it seems to fit his brooding demeanor and look very well.
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    8. This Island Earth / Movie
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (01 March, 1992)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6300181847
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    A mysterious, pilotless plane carries scientist Rex Reason to a colony of America's best and brightest minds. They've been kidnapped by a dying alien race, the Metalunians, to repair their defense shield before their enemies destroy their world completely, toiling under their spying eyes and futuristic security cameras (two-way TVs that dominate every room). Jeff Morrow, under a raised forehead, bronze tan, and snow-white hair, philosophizes as Exeter, the thoughtful Metalunian torn between his duty and his morals as he forces the plucky humans to labor in his race's defense. The moody mystery of the first half turns to pure pulp adventure when the humans are transported across the galaxy to the battle-scarred world of Metaluna, under the threatening watch of a monstrous bug-eyed monster with a giant brain for a head and massive claws for hands. There's a genuine sense of wonder to Joseph Newman's intergalactic adventure, one of the most ambitious science fiction films of the 1950s. The story is simple space opera, but the futuristic designs of glass and metal, the marvelous alien makeup, and grandstanding special effects invest the film with a Technicolor splendor. Faith Domergue co-stars as a nuclear physicist and Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Starts Out Promising, but Ultimately Fails to Deliver Much. Bummer.
    This film is forgotten amongst 1950's pseudo-intellectual sci-fi movies for good reason: it fails to deliver any type of philosophical moral to the story, (as the few, best of the 1950's fantasy/sci-fi films did), and the monster scenes are way too brief (as most 1950's monster movies at least got that much right)! THIS ISLAND EARTH is a two-time loser in my opinion.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This Island Earth
    The plot is corny but I loved it.The Metalunians have the technology to travel 80 billion miles through space and yet they come to earth of all places seeking help to save their planet from exploding.I guess the humans being too stupid for extended space travel have to be smart at something, right?However, once you get over the plot, this movie is very entertaining given the neat special effects of the 50's, the interocitor (sp?) powered by a thyratron, the transport aircraft etc ..,This fits right in there with the origional war of the worlds and is from the era when they made fun, non explicit movies for the whole family

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pleasing 50's sci-fi fare still fun to watch
    Let's start with the most important stuff here if you've seen this classic 50's film. How does it look, sound and are there any worthwhile extras? The colors look quite nice in this print. The Image disc appeared a bit blurry at times with colors bleeding. That doesn't occur here. "This Island Earth" was shot using the Technicolor three strip process (except for the visual effects).The film was shot in full screen but presented in widescreen. That will bug you if you have a widescreen monitor but probably won't if you have a standard TV. Three and a half stars for the visual presentation because it isn't presented in its original widescreen presentation.
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    9. Young Winston / Movie
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (30 May, 1995)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6302424879
    Sales Rank: 7121
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Ripping Yarn!
    They don't make movies like this anymore, and that's a sad fact. The movie recounts Winston Churchhill's life before he entered politics, and boy what a life he led before his 25th birthday! If Winston had never entered politics, he would still have gone down in history as a noted soldier/writer.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Churchill light
    If you want a good but "light" version of W.S.C. life then this is a good place to start. I just wish that someone would do say like Manchestors books on him into a film. It is one hell of a good story that needs telling more now than ever. I frankly feel that Churchill will be rated the Man of the 20th Century and a sort of Cassandra to boot. He had that much vision into the future.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fine bio pic
    Winston Churchill's early years make for a fine movie. By all rights young Winston should have been an upper class twit or a hopeless depressive. Although born in a palace he had a childhood none of us would want. His parents were terrible as the movie plainly shows. Her father was a brilliant, complex man and is wonderfully portrayed by Robert Shaw (Quint from Jaws and Red Grant in From Russia with Love). On his good days Lord Churchill is a distant father, and a poor husband but Robert Shaw makes you care about him when he destroys his career and you pity him when his mind starts to decay.
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    10. Rudy
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (05 September, 1995)
    list price: $9.95
    Asin: 0800128052
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This 1993 film by David Anspaugh (Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Root for Rudy
    `Rudy' is all the things that a good sports movie should be.It's emotional, it's touching, it's realistic and it has some great sports action (not a lot, but enough)...but what makes `Rudy' stand out above the rest is it's heart, and that heart is elevated through Sean Astin's wonderful performance.As Rudy, Sean shows us a boy with so much determination amidst so much rejection and lack of support.As a boy he always dreamed of playing for Notre Dame but when the time came his grades wouldn't allow it.No one but his best friend even believed in him, but when his best friend suffers an untimely death Rudy starts to believe in himself.He enrolls in a school close by in an attempt to raise his grades and get accepted into Notre Dame and when he eventually does so his family is pleased (for the most part) but they still knock him down when he proclaims his determination to make the football team.It's not that Rudy doesn't have the knowledge of the game or even the skill to play, he's just way to small to make any difference on the field.But with all his heart and soul on his sleeve he makes a difference, in the hearts of his teammates, his coach, his town and eventually his family.It's a truly heartwarming and tender film with a knock out performance by Astin.Great film for any sports buff, but for all you ladies out there wondering if this is just a guy flick, it's not.It's a movie about believing in yourself...and you'll love it if not for the fact you'll see your man cry.

    3-0 out of 5 stars [Really three-and-a-half out of four stars] Not as good as 'Miracle', but inspiring nonetheless!
    Sean Astin's best to date, and maybe 'Rock's
    5-0 out of 5 stars Rudy
    Rudy is based on a true story about a young boy (played by Sean Astin) growing up in a blue-collar family with a dream to someday go to college and play football at Notre Dame.His family and teachers say he's not smart enough, not athletic enough, and why doesn't he accept his fate working in the local steel mill with his father and brothers.He refused to let his dream die and becomes a walk-on player.
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    11. Elvis Meets Nixon / TV Movie
    by Avalanche
    VHS Tape (02 April, 2002)
    list price: $89.98
    Asin: B000007SQP
    Sales Rank: 984
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "If (it) didn't happen exactly this way, it should have."
    Another "made-for-Showtime" original movie that wildly exceeded expectatations (see also my review of the Patrick Stewart vehicle "Safe House"), "Elvis Meets Nixon" details the two days in December of 1970 when Elvis Presley, for reasons known but to himself, left his home in home in Memphis, Tennessee on his own for the first time in his adult life, criss-crossing the country to Washington, DC, then to Los Angeles, CA, and finally back to DC for a meeting with...President Richard Nixon.5-0 out of 5 stars Fun for Elvis lovers and nonlovers alike.
    I just recently saw this movie with a group of friends, some die-hard fans like myself, and others who know very little about Elvis. This movie was great! Everyone enjoyed and laughed out loud at the absurdity of the reality these two men lived in. Both were so out of touch with everyday life... they were destined to find each other in this truly ironic way.
    5-0 out of 5 stars "You can't make this up..."
    Of course, most of it is an "artists impression", but based on what everyone knows about these two men with many eccentricities and very strong personalities. Bob Gunton does a great Dick Nixon and Rick Peters does a really good Elvis, minus the singing voice. The factuality which the story is based on is the letter Elvis sent to Nixon which is fantastic itself and the photo of Elvis in the purple cape suit with the President in the Oval Office - proof that the meeting did occur.
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    12. Everyone Says I Love You
    by Walt Disney Video
    VHS Tape (03 February, 1998)
    list price: $9.99
    Asin: 630450392X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Writer-director Woody Allen has produced yet another challenging and funny film, this time taking on the musical genre and bending it to his own unique vision. The result is one of the most charming films in recent years, as Allen assembles a typically sterling ensemble cast to evoke the romanticism of years past. This time, the large cast (including Alan Alda, Drew Barrymore, Goldie Hawn, Edward Norton, and Tim Roth) not only turn in funny and touching performances, but they sing the classic songs of the 1930s and 1940s themselves, and sing them very well. The plot centers on an extended family in New York and their various romantic entanglements, including Allen's pursuit of Julia Roberts through the streets of Paris and the canals of Venice. The musical numbers are the film's high point, displaying wonderful choreography ranging from a room full of dancing Groucho Marxes to a dancing couple in flight at the banks of the Seine. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Woody Allen loses his mind--to the audience's advantage
    Watching "Everyone Says I Love You," it is possible to conclude that Woody Allen has gone insane--charmingly and endearingly, but completely, bonkers.A typical Allen-esque New York comedy of love and romance is given a special charge by turning the film into a musical; though Allen has often used classic jazz and show tunes effectively in his other works (especially the Gershwin score of "Manhattan" and the lovely big band tunes in "Hannah and Her Sisters"), this is his first full-out musical with actors bursting into song to (more or less) further the plot.Some, like an endearingly game Edward Norton, shine almost in spite of themselves; some, like Julia Roberts, go down fighting.(Score at the final: Roberts 6, song 2, audience 0.)And some, like Goldie Hawn, positively glow given the chance to show off all of her formidable comedic, singing, and dancing gifts in one package again.Bits of the plot are cribbed from other Allen films (the romances are from "Manhattan," a thread involving a "reformed" criminal echoes "Take the Money and Run"), but the actors--especially Tim Roth as the aforementioned criminal--seem to be having a ball.When Norton and a never-dewier Drew Barrymore are loose in a springtime New York so enchanting that even the store window mannequins have to strike a special pose for them, you get a happy, fizzy glow.And when a set of dancing ghosts causes a conga line at a memorial service, all bets are off; Allen may have officially crossed over from neurotic to delusional, but this adorably addle-pated film is never less than endearing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Spare Me
    Allen's first all out 100% dud.Alas, not the last.The last ten years have shown a marked decline in Allen's interest in his own craft.The idea is to have a bunch of famous actors sing corny old romantic standards any time something romantic happens. Allen tries and fails to send up the romantic comedy and musicals genres in this irritating one-joke flop. Also, this is one of the few Allen movies where the acting is uniformly subpar. Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and Edward Norton are just the most glaring of the nonactor filmstars herein. Be wary of Allen's movies where he packs the stars in with a shoehorn.Shows he knows the material is weak and he's overcompensating.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sweet and lovely and Easy to Love
    Lovers of the great American songbook (GAS)will recognize the title for my review. The same individuals will relish this homage by Mr Allen to the Hollywood musical and no one who has witnessed Mr James Stewart trying to get his tonsils around an Irving Berlin standard will object to any of the actors in EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU who do a commendable job of presenting some wonderful songs from the GAS. Two comments: the film positively drips with charm, and is drippy with the absurdities of those in love much like those in a Shakespearian comedy.A treat, and a GAS. ... Read more

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    13. Incredible Shrinking Man / Movie
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (01 March, 1992)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300987582
    Sales Rank: 3796
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Classic of its Kind
    I haven't got a lot to say about this film right now, but I just got back from Best Buy where I was surprised to find a Best Buy exclusive release of Incredible Shrinking Man on DVD. It comes in a set that also features the films Tarantula (another favorite of mine), The Mole People, The Monolith Monsters and Monster on Campus. The discs are released by Universal, not some fly-by-night outfit... that is, unless you consider Universal "fly-by-night". The quality is very good. The picture is sharp and clear, fairly standard DVD quality. If you were satisfied with any of the other major DVD releases of the horror and sci-fi classics from the 50's then you'll be satisfied with this one. I'm sure that some people would complain, whining about things like "artifacts" or whatever, but when you consider the alternatives the quality is fantastic. The sound is excellent, I felt, or at least it sounded quite good on my computer speakers. And, the best part is that Incredible Shrinking Man is in WIDESCREEN, which is also true of The Monolith Monsters in this set (not, unfortunately, on Tarantula, which, assuming it WAS shot in widescreen, would have benefitted greatly from widescreen treatment). The price was great, too - a mere 19.95. I don't know if Amazon will allow this review to appear, since it sort of steers customers away from here and toward Best Buy; but, and I'm sure I speak for a lot of people, WHERE THE HECK IS AMAZON'S EXCLUSIVE RELEASE OF THESE FILMS?! So, unless they plan to offer these movies, I hope they let this appear so some people out there might know that you can finally get this fine film on DVD in widescreen. I'm fairly certain that this release indicates a future wide release of each individual film, but I haven't found any info on the web about it yet, so this might be the ONLY way you could ever get these films on DVD. So, check it out!

    5-0 out of 5 stars 'so close, the infinite, and the infinitesimal...like the closing of a gigantic circle'
    This film almost defines its own genre.First, it might be said that it is a "grade B" film, with an A+ rating.But it is also not really a cult film, either, so...
    5-0 out of 5 stars If I were the studio releasing this movie...
    This is a masterpiece. Awsome movie. I've been waiting for it to be released on DVD, and now finally is out. Zone 2. European version. So please guys, do it quick, a special edition , two disc, lots of extras, an inmaculate transfer, hurry up... or I'll just buy the one available. ... Read more

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    14. Babette's Feast/Subtitled
    by Orion Home Video
    VHS Tape
    list price: $19.99
    Asin: 6301216156
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Some movies can only be described as delicious. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars transcends time and place
    I first saw this film about 10 years ago, and, no matter how many times I watch it, I am still amazed.It handles art, religion, love, lust, ambition, and yes, food.It skewers it's own characters as well as small town life for frequent giggles, but then stumbles unexpectedly into moments of extremely lonely, soul-searching seriousness.It is both harsh and tender.It is about religion and art, but never preaches either.It simply tries to answer the question all of its characters ask themselves at one point or another: Why am I here?What is my purpose in life?
    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish all films were this good!
    What a wonderful movie!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Babette's Feast - a feast for the senses
    Quite simply, this is the best movie I have ever seen.I have watched it at least a dozen times, and it never fails to move me.I finally purchased the DVD, but alas, my DVD player broke!Now to purchase a new DVD player so that I can begin the second dozen viewings. ... Read more


    15. Best of Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld
    by Starmaker/Anchor Bay
    VHS Tape (18 November, 1993)
    list price: $9.99
    Asin: 6302983193
    Sales Rank: 11304
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars This tape is a collector's item.
    This tape is more of a "must have" for Jerry Seinfeld fans or diehard SNL fans. For others, you may want to think twice before spending good money on this one. That is only because of the length, a mere 32 minutes (and that includes the video company's opening credits). The comedic skits and comedy bits are very good. I believe this originally aired in 1992, a couple of years BEFORE the TV show "Seinfeld" hit its prime. Jerry's fans will like this tape a lot. Especially the "Superman" sketch and the "game show" sketch (where the contestants answer questions, using Jerry's trademark delivery style). Again, if you're a fan of anything "Seinfeld," grab it while you can. It already seems like a collector's item to me. If you're an SNL fan, be aware that the only skits on this tape (except for the opening bit, before the monologue) are the ones in which Jerry appear. The episode's other skits are not included. For fans of both Seinfeld and SNL, definitely purchase it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable. Jerry at his Jerry-best.
    This is a very enjoyable video if you are a Jerry Seinfeld fan. It starts with a sketch (4.10 minutes) with Phil Hartman playing Clinton and Dana Carvey playing Brown. They are talking about a political debate they are about to have. 4-0 out of 5 stars A real classic - collector's item
    If you can still get your hands on this one, do it.This features Jerry at his younger comedian days along with the talented crews at Saturday Night Live.See how his nothingness evolved into His Royal Nothingness. ... Read more

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    16. Harold & Maude (Aniv)
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (01 April, 1997)
    list price: $9.95
    Asin: 6300216268
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Black comedies don't come much blacker than this cult favorite from 1972, and they don't come much funnier, either. It seemed that director Hal Ashby was the perfect choice to mine a mother lode of eccentricity from the original script by Colin Higgins, about the unlikely romance between a death-obsessed 19-year-old named Harold (Bud Cort) and a life-loving 79-year-old widow named Maude (Ruth Gordon). They meet at a funeral, and Maude finds something oddly appealing about Harold, urging him to "reach out" and grab life by the lapels as opposed to dwelling morbidly on mortality. Harold grows fond of the old gal--she's a lot more fun than the girls his mother desperately matches him up with--and together they make Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars I Go To Funerals.
    Harold and Maude is Hal Ashby's 1971 cult hit. Dividing critics, the film nevertheless collected a massive following, spawned a play on Broadway, and has also given birth to new phrases, "Harolding" and "Maudism".
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of THE BEST films to help you face living
    Prior to VHS or DVD - back in 1971-75 - when movie theaters (remember those, the ones where it was only $1 for two films and a short and the films were shown in BIG theaters - so what if the sound wasn't Dolby or DTS - films were still films not; just 1 of 10 stock plots enhanced by computer special effects.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Still Quirky and Funny Black Comedy Tells the Ultimate Opposites-Attracts Love Story
    This 1971 black comedy is still a stitch, even if it doesn't feel as audacious as I'm sure it once did. Directed by the maverick Hal Ashby, it is the epitome of all opposites-attract love stories as a twenty-year old depressive connects with a 79-year old life-loving woman. They actually bond over their mutual interest in death, as they keep showing up at the same funerals. However, the root of their respective interests couldn't be more different - Maude shows up to reconfirm how lucky she feels to be alive, while the hearse-driving Harold simply likes the morbidity of it all.
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    17. Bewitched Halloween / TV Show
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (23 June, 1994)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6302807565
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Samantha and her fellow witches are bedeviled by Halloween in thesetwo black-and-white 25-minute episodes specially packaged for the occasion. In "The Witches Are Out," Darrin (Dick York in both episodes) is fired afterrefusing to use a stereotyped old crone witch in an ad. So Samantha andfriends spook the client with protest signs and tricks until he gladly calls off his "discriminatory" campaign. In "Trick or Treat," Endora (AgnesMoorehead) is peeved that Samantha opts to entertain one of Darrin's clients on Halloween instead of joining her at the sacred volcano. So she turns her daughter's hapless husband into a werewolf during the business get-together as punishment. Watch for a pre-Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Share the first two Halloweens with the "Bewitched" gang
    Quick.Before "Roseanne" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" what television series made a point of having great Halloween episodes.Why, "Bewitched" of course.Collected on these VHS are the two Halloween episodes from the first two seasons of the series, which means we are still on the first Darrin and the shows are still in black & white:5-0 out of 5 stars true classics
    All I have to say is, these two episodes are a true stand out in "classic tv". "Bewitched" is my favorite of all tv series, for I grew up with it, but just in all areas these shows make you want to say, "Ah yes, those were the days". If you like television at it's best, buy this tape...you won't be sorry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Cool!
    This is certainly an endearing Halloween classic! With "Bewitched" being such a good show in itself, it's not suprising to see this well-made, well-acted collection of shows on video to really enjoy yourself this Halloween- or anytime! ... Read more

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    18. Twilight Zone (Time Enough At Last/The Monsters are Due on Maple Street)
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $12.98
    Asin: 6301628470
    Sales Rank: 7067
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars I saw it in English
    I liked the monsters are due on maple street... It made the 50's seem so abnormal because how things are today... If you haven't seen the origanal you must see it...!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Two Classics
    This video contains what are perhaps the two best-known and loved TWILIGHT ZONE titles, "Time Enough at Last" and "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."The former episode stars Burgess Meredith as a bookish bank teller named Henry Bemis.Scolded by his boss and his wife for being "a reader," Bemis retires to the bank's vault each day during his lunch hour to indulge his passion.One day while he is reading in the vault, a nuclear explosion happens and the earth is turned into a wasteland.Stumbling upon the remains of a public library, Bemis declares that now he has all the time in the world to read - but does he really?Serling's script for "Time Enough at Last" is whimsical though ultimately tragic, with similarities to both "The Obsolete Man" (also with Meredith) and "The Lonely."
    4-0 out of 5 stars 2 Fine Episodes Exactly As Pictured
    Time Enough At Last - A sole survivor of a nuclear war is all alone in its aftermath. First, he finds solace in books. However, after he breaks his reading glasses, he is lost.
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    19. Being There
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (08 December, 1994)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6301590740
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Thanks to an extraordinary, delicately balanced performance by Peter Sellers, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A CHARMED LIFE IS WHAT WE SEE HERE WITH PETER SELLERS LITERALLY ABLE TO WALK ON WATER!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The allegorical gardener
    I can see why some people don't like this movie. If the themes don't resonate with you, it's not really strong enough as a story; and, of course, if your comedic horizons end at 'Jackass', you'll find it awfully slow. Personally, I think it's a great movie and Peter Sellers should have won the Oscar for it- the Academy gave the award to Dustin Hoffman for one of his more pedestrian performances, presumably because he had been nominated and lost 3 times previously.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Slow, but amiable
    As with its title character (Chance the Gardener or "Chauncey Gardner" as he's mistakenly called), I found Being There amiable, but slow. The movie did evoke some chuckles from me, but I didn't find myself laughing that hard and it's pace was too slow for my tastes. Granted, it's not a joke-filled movie. The humor comes from the characters, not one-liners. The plot: a men with the mind of a child is left to his own devices after his rich but reclusive caretaker dies. After being accidentally hit by a car belonging to a wealthy woman, he is taken in and soon has access to the rich and famous. Everyone loves Chancey's innocent, simple, good cheer. They mistake his innocent words as great wisdom. The largest problem I had with it was the premise, which I found very hard to believe. Only one person in the movie is on to Chauncey from the beginning, but doesn't say anything so as to not rock the boat. But other events are hard to believe. First of all, would lawyers evict a man from a home even though he is clearly not competent to live on his own? Could a middle-aged man--retarded or not--never have been taken outside the place he lives?How could there be no paper trail detailing Chancey's existence? Could a "slow" person like Chauncey really get access to the president within a day of leaving his home? And would people really seriously consider him for becoming president himself? My answer to these questions is no. But the movie must stretch our disbelief for the sake of its plot and to make a social/political statement about people liking mindless optimism. Unfortunately, the movie says nothing new. It's a cynical belief that the people in power are dumber than those they lead and that politics is about choosing the most inoffensvie candidate possible. There's some truth in these views, but I believe the opposite. I think politicans are shrewd people who are forced to pander and oversimplify in order to get anything done. Some may see this movie as a great statement about how personality matters in politics. But Chauncey is the kind of guy who wouldn't last two seconds in the slice em and dice em world of American politics. ... Read more

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    20. Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Chapter 10 - The Phantom Train of Doom
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (26 October, 1999)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 079215830X
    Sales Rank: 2011
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars If Adventure Has a Name...
    It must be Indiana Jones! German East Africa, 1916:
    5-0 out of 5 stars We did kidnap my father!It's a nightmare!
    All right, I'm biased.When I watched the whole series on TV I was only about 7, so my memories of most of the episodes are all but nonexistent."Phantom Train" is one of the exceptions, and the most vivid in my mind.So naturally I enjoyed watching it again, even more than the others.It's great as a breather between "Trenches of Hell" and "Oganga", which are very thoughtful and serious.It is a tad hokey, but in that respect most like the Harrison Ford movies.Indy undergoes character developement, however, which is good.The first half has plenty of action, but Indy learns his lesson of the day, and this lesson actually sticks with him and is seen in the movies.That is, that the ability to improvise is a quality.5-0 out of 5 stars VERY, VERY GOOD VIDEO
    I've been an Indiana Jones fan for over six years and this was one of the first young Indy videos I watched.I have seen about half of the episodes available on video and so far this is still my favorite.It had a good story with good acting and great special effects.It is a classic tale of adventure in Africa.In the first part of the video Indy accidently goes on a mission to blow up a mysterious train with a flat-bed mounted cannon that has been shelling allied troops but cannot be found.In the second part of the video, Indy and his army buddy Remmy try to survive the wilds of Africa with an important german military prisoner.They run into hostile bush-men, lions, and are being pursued by the entire German army the whole time.Action-packed and full of surprises along with nice bits of humor in appropriate places this video should delight anyone intereseted in Indiana Jones. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Action    2. Action / Adventure    3. Adventure    4. Feature Film-action/Adventure    5. Movie    6. TV Shows   


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