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    1. Resurrection / Movie
    2. A Star Is Born
    3. Night of the Grizzly
    4. Forever Amber
    5. Cash McCall
    6. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
    7. Tango Lesson
    8. Santa Clause (Clam)
    9. Harrison Bergeron
    10. 200 Motels
    11. Macbeth (1971)
    12. Yakuza
    13. Atlantis, the Lost Continent
    14. Tammy & The Bachelor
    15. Shoot the Moon
    16. The Dollmaker
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    18. Miracle Worker
    19. Laura (1944)
    20. Looking for Richard

    1. Resurrection / Movie
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $9.95
    Asin: 6300182541
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Released at a time when psychic auras, near-death experiences, and Kirlian photography were all the rage among early New Age proponents, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I must echo the rave reviews.
    This achingly insightful film is one of the most thought provoking stories
    5-0 out of 5 stars Astonishing tale
    This superb work of film art will bring you to tears though presented almost as a documentary.As a man with no need of earthly "beliefs" and a skeptic of most of such stories, I still have an open mind to any idea.This movie reeks of honesty.No doubt because of excellent performances, especially of Ellen Burstyn who can't be more believable, and Sam Shepard who reflects what happens when people can't see outside their framed beliefs.Powerful drama.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Bootleg DVD copy
    For those who are sick of waiting for this great film to become available on DVD, I have found a few bootleg copies on ebay recently.They are transfered from tape and not in WS and no extras, but for those who have worn out their VHS tapes, it's better than nothing! ... Read more

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


    2. A Star Is Born
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (15 April, 1992)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300267997
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This film actually began with the idea of remaking Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Love Story Ever
    If you "love" love stories the way I do, this bittersweet tale of two people from totally different worlds will surely melt your heart (if it doesn't you better make sure it's still ticking).Seriously, it is an excellent movie with an excellent plot and EXCELLENT performances by Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.They make Ester Hoffman and John Norman Howard come to life.GET AND ENJOY!!! (please bring a box of tissues to the room your watching it in and no popcorn cause it's bound to get soggy!!!!)

    5-0 out of 5 stars RELEASE DATE SET !!!
    I just read that A Star is Born will be released in November!!! Hurray!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm tired
    I've waited four months, and I still don't have it... I gave you my money, so give me my dvd... But the movie is extra!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Drama    2. Movie    3. Musicals   


    3. Night of the Grizzly
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (06 May, 1991)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 6300215857
    Sales Rank: 100
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Renaissance Alpha Man
    This movie remains my all time favorite western classic. I work with teen boys, teaching and training them in the traits and habits needed th be successful men.I use this film to help drive home my message. Clint Walker, as Big Jim Cole, epitimizes the essence of manhood. He exhibits honor, courage, compassion, integrity, strength, fidelity, respect, self reliance, love and mercy. As a family man he is the spiritual leader of his household.His wife, Angie, respects and adores him. He is unabashed in his love for her. His children love and look up to him. As a man he has the strength of character and courage to face an assortment of deadly challenges bent on destroyng him and his family. He engages his enemies with determined resolve, steady nerves and manly strength.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Family Classic
    I grew up watching this movie with my dad.On Friday nights he would ask what movie I wanted to watch and I would always say "The Night of the Grizzly".There are a few scary scenes with the Grizzly but nothing to graphic.It's a story of a hardworking family getting through the rough times.A great movie for the entire family to enjoy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A family tames the West
    This atypical "family Western" tells a story that was probably more common on the frontier than every cinematic shootout ever filmed.Former lawman Big Jim Cole (Clint Walker, best known as TV's "Cheyenne") inherits his grandfather's small ranch and brings his family to settle on it.His first 24 hours in town aren't promising: he learns that the ranch was originally won from a powerful neighbor, Jed Curry (Keenan Wynn), who still covets it for his sons, Tad and Cal (Ron Ely, Sammy Jackson); he has to use almost all his savings to pay off a loan against it; 12-year-old son Charlie (Kevin Brodie) gets into a brawl with some local boys; five-year-old daughter Gypsy (Victoria Paige Meyerink) gets "skunked"; longtime deputy and friend Sam Potts (Don Haggerty) gets cheated out of $10 by the young Currys and their buddy Duke Squires (Med Flory); and the ranch turns out to be a near-ruin.But Jim is determined: this is good land, he says; with their purebred bull Duncan, he and his wife Angie (Martha Hyer) will raise "some good cattle and maybe ten or twelve more kids."Then comes full spring and the awakening of the neighborhood nemesis, a huge grizzly bear known as Old Satan ("If that beast ain't Lucifer himself he's sure his first cousin," says banker Cotton Benson (Regis Toomey), an early friend of the Coles).Satan's first visit to the Cole ranch results in a dead bull, the panicked flight of Sam's beloved mule Becky, and the injury of the family dog Solomon.Jim and Sam go hunting and manage to hurt and intimidate the animal, but as fall arrives he returns and wreaks even more havoc, not only against them but at other places in the valley.Now the cattlemen put a bounty on the bear, which draws hunter Cass Dowdy (Leo Gordon), formerly a deputy of Jim's, who bears him an old grudge and yearns to see him "busted, flat broke, and beat."Read more

    Subjects:  1. Movie    2. Westerns   


    4. Forever Amber
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (05 October, 1994)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6303102476
    Sales Rank: 3485
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Linda Darnell was a beauty
    and a good actress.I saw this movie years ago on a Sunday afternoon when I was a kid and loved it.Ms. Darnell was so stunning, and the story wasen't too corny.She played a simple farm girl who had big ambitions.If you can look past the men swaggering, calling each other out and the laughable "Come here wench!" dialogue, it's really kind of a modern woman wanting more for herself than what men think she should have and be happy with.George Sanders is at his sarcastic, snippy and sleazy best, as the king.Wish this was on DVD.Enjoy!

    2-0 out of 5 stars MAKE SURE YOU READ THE BOOK!
    I recently finished the 1944 book, giving it a 5-star rating.I was intrigued when I discovered the movie.It is roughly edited and the plot is very choppy.I was glad that I had read the book prior to its viewing. There are too many characters with little to no background explanation or development(and they all look alike).The storyline is abbreviated (leaving out major segments of the book and its plot development), but you do get some idea of the culture of King Charles II's court and times, and Amber's "Me 1st attitude" and total self-absorption. Not worth the buy, but rental an option for a rainy day.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great movie
    If you like the older movies you will love this one. Good acting, good story line & great actors. scenes are beautiful ... Read more

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


    5. Cash McCall
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (31 January, 1995)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 630298632X
    Sales Rank: 367
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great movie wheres the DVD?
    Love the movie But where is the DVD?It is a very very good classic move that I really enjoyed alot.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It Has Re-do All Over It.
    This mid-50's melodrama probably inspired a lot of arbitrage specialists out there, if not, Hugh Hefners. If you liked the "Hotel" series by Arthur Hailey, read the book before enjoying Hollywood's botching of a fine story.(heard Travolta was interested in the project)The business intrigue was stripped lean to accomodate an all=star cast. Natalie Wood, at her lovely,though wooden best dwarfed by James Garner.Add Nina Foch, Ed Platt,Dean Jagger and E.G. Marshall and things stir up a bit. Garner and Wood do create sparks after much nonsense. We all forgive them, if we can just see a rags-to-riches story with its Shang-Ri-La settings and a converted B-26 with built-in bar. Pretty Rich Man meets Pretty Woman. Fascinates even today.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This classic should be reissued in DVD!
    This film, currently only available in VHS, has become a classic on which other classics are based!As has been pointed out by others, the plot of "Pretty Woman" (ASIN 6305696071) borrows heavily from this earlier film.Natalie Wood shines as much in her role in this film as the poor little rich girl as Julia Roberts does in hers in the other as the lady of the evening with the heart of gold.Both convince the heroes (played respectively by James Garner and Richard Gere) that its better to build up the companies they buy than to tare them apart.Thus both are an affirmation of what can be best about capitalism. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Action    2. Action / Adventure    3. Adventure    4. Drama    5. Feature Film-drama    6. Movie   


    6. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
    by Republic Pictures
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6302765269
    Sales Rank: 1544
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC 1940'S VERSION OF SPLASH!!
    THIS IS A CHARMING AND FUNNY ROMANTIC COMEDY FROM THE 1940'S.
    5-0 out of 5 stars DVD PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This a great old film that deserves to be on DVD. I'm sure there are many Boomers out there that remember this film and would vote for its release to DVD. Thanks, Anita

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fifty Is...
    All the reviews here, correctly, state what a terrific movie this is. But for me...just having turned 60...I confirm the absolute veracity of an early line of the movie, a voice-over by the great William Powell: "Ah, fifty. The old age of youth, and the youth of old age.."That, my friends, is the truth. Now, however, I am one lucky boomer to be able to confirm also that "sixty is the new forty." So, there it is. Enjoy te movie, a lovely fairytale on the aging process. Now, can we have it in a DVD? ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Feature Film-comedy    3. Movie   


    7. Tango Lesson
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (16 March, 1999)
    list price: $21.96
    Asin: 0767800958
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sally Potter's self-reflective film stars Potter (an actress and the director of Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Save your Money!!!
    If you're one of those who likes to see 'artsy' films for the sake of conversation, by all means check this oddball out.If, however, you want to watch a movie to be entertained or to appreciate Tango, be advised: This movie absolutely sucked.Potter was uninspiring and passionless, her love interest was self-centered and whiny, and what was up with the legless midget shooting horrific looking models in the color shots???In a word, the whole thing was terrible.Even the Tango wasn't very good in this one (primarily as it was usually Potter dancing, and she obviously needs some more practice!)...the one redeeming factor was the music, which was outstanding.Particularly moving was Yo-Yo Ma's Libertango.Do yourself a favor...buy the CD, skip the movie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Want to learn Argntinian Tango? Watch this over & over.
    Plot weak. No Matter. WATCH THE DANCERS!!!!over and over.Here you wont see snaps of the head from R-----L & back like in the dance competitions on PBS. Watch older people do it. My dancing has become more fluid (IM75 ) Thisis ARGENTINIAN TANGODANCED FOR FUN not for an award!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nice tango...bad story
    This film was so disappointing. I love tango. And Buenos Aires. If it wasn't for both of these elements in the film...it would get no stars. Sally Potter is so self indulgent. The story is so discredible....that we are supposed to believe this young guy has a romantic attachment to her?! Perhaps if she had cast a younger female for the lead role this may have been more believeable. The actual 'plot' was so weak...nothing happens in the whole film except she learns tango and wrecks my head. ... Read more

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    8. Santa Clause (Clam)
    by Walt Disney Video
    VHS Tape (12 December, 2000)
    list price: $14.99
    Asin: 6303442447
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Divorced toy company executive Scott Calvin (Tim Allen of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Santa Claus is real
    Tim Allen really puts the heart into this movie to make anyone young or old truly believe.The movie is even entertaining for young children with nothing to frighten them and there is no swearing which is another plus.One of my favorite Christmas movies.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Tim Allen is a talentless moron!
    The Santa Clause is just another stupid movie starring that no talent lowlife Tim Allen.Bottom Line: this movie isn't funny, Tim Allen isn't funny (never has been), and by spending money on this movie you will not only be as stupid as Tim Allen, you'll be throwing your dollar bills right out the window.It's a shame that a drunk driving, drug peddling, zero like Tim Allen can become so popular amoung children by using family films as his bread and butter.I tried on a pair of shoes yesterday that were funnier than Tim Allen!What a lame excuse for an actor.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality
    This DVD skips quite a bit, making it hard to relax for what should be an enjoyable movie.Also, the plastic covering on the DVD casewas torn a little bit when the security sticker was taken off.I've never had a movie do that before.I would think twice in the future before buying movies from Amazon.com. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Christmas / Chanukkah    2. Feature Film-comedy    3. Movie   


    9. Harrison Bergeron
    by Republic Pictures
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6303801919
    Sales Rank: 5265
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Foreseeing PC Dystopia
    A cautionary tale of political-correctness taken to its logical extreme in a leftist dystopia that enforces "equality" and no one is permitted the freedom of achievement or failure, since everyone is made to have the same ability ---whether they like it or not.Mediocrity and standardization are enforced on citizens by a totalitarian socialist government of well-meaning know-better elites (who are of course exempt from their own rules) until one young man rebels and threatens their order. In the vein of Orwell's "1984" or Animal Farm, this is a classic allegory for left-wing authoritarian hyprocrisy and supression of the individual's identity in favor of the "group."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Funny results of America's communist revolution !
    This is a funny dark sci-fi comedy based on Kurt Vonnegut's short story, an anti-communist allegory exploring the ultimate result of a communist revolution in America. The new subjects are required to submit to various handicaps to make them all "equal," including bands to stupify their brains, leg weights, etc. Of course it turns out it's all enforced by an elite class led by Christopher Plummer (The Sound Of Music, Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country).
    3-0 out of 5 stars A freak chance never to be lived down
    I haven't seen this film in ages, but I remember it being an impulse rent from a family member who has yet to live down this particular event.Essentially, the family felt the movie was pretty bad, bad enough to be the top reason we don't let anyone impulse rent a movie they've never heard of for fear of witnessing a cataclysmicly bad movie.I give it three stars because while watching I knew that it was a story that would make a great short story but was not something that could be properly transferred to film...and I was pleasently surprised to find out recently that it was indeed based on a short story as I felt lo those many years ago.Now I must go hunt down the short story, because unlike the presentation in the movie, I found the idea behind it fascinating and very much look forward to seeing the idea portrayed in the medium it was meant to be in.
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    10. 200 Motels
    by MGM (Video & DVD)
    VHS Tape (17 March, 1993)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 630196392X
    Sales Rank: 2744
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm so commercial I could die!!!
    Flo and Eddie. Ringo Starr. Theodore Bikel. Keith Moon. And a vacuum cleaner.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Odd
    The question is are you a zappa fan? I'm not a huge Zappa fan but I like a couple of his songs. If you aren't a big fan then don't bother.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Only For The Fans Who Like Flo & Eddie Too..... Average Movie
    *** Warning to Zappa Fans - FZ does not sing or speak at all in this movie...he leaves that up to Flo & Eddie.
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    Subjects:  1. Comedy Rock    2. Experimental Rock    3. Hard Rock    4. Music Video - Pop/Rock    5. Pop    6. Prog-Rock/Art Rock    7. Rock   


    11. Macbeth (1971)
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (28 June, 1994)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6302424887
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Roman Polanski's adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy remains one ofthe most infamous for a number of reasons: the copious amounts of bloody gore, its expert use of location settings (filmed in North Wales), and Lady Macbeth's nude sleepwalking scene. Despite its notoriety, though, this does remain one of the more compelling film adaptations of the Scottish tragedy, if one of the more pessimistic takes on the story of Macbeth and his overreaching ambition. If you think the play is normally a bit of a downer, you haven't seen Polanski's bleak version of it, made in reaction to the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, by the Manson "family." Jon Finch (Hitchcock's Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars ROMAN POLANSKI AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    Bloody well good, and bloody! Roman Polanski's violent, location accurate version of Shakespeare's murderous Macbeth and his lady, seems a natural, insightful interpretation for the 20th Century. So true to Shakespeare's original work, and so indebted to fine cinema.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Turned me off
    I had to force myself to give this two stars intead of one because, to be fair, there IS a great cast, meaningful scenes, and gorgeous cinematography. However, there were many things that totally turned me off this movie. Let me confirm that I am an avid fan of Shakespeare and love many of his plays as well as certain movies that have been made of them. In this one, however, I rather felt that Polanski took Shakespeare's play and ran wild with it. Yes, Macbeth is disturbing and depressing, so the fact that these elements turned my stomach may be considered by some as a success on Polanski's part, but there are plenty of other things the play didn't include that the movie had unnecessarily. For example, the nudity. I'm no prude, but there was plenty of unnecessary nakedness in this film and some of it seemed to add to the idea of the characters taking advantage of each other (maybe this was Polanski's plan, but I doubt it). The scene with Lady Macbeth wandering naked and mad around her room wouldn't have bothered me so much if a male "doctor" hadn't been standing there oogling at her. I wanted to smack him as well as Lady Macbeth's maidservant who stood there letting her mistress walk around naked in front of a man; how many of the notoriously protective and prudish maidservants back then would have allowed such a thing? The inaccuracy of this scene made me think Polanski might've just wanted an opportunity to prove that Lady Macbeth was just as attractive without her clothes; I think the males in the audience guessed that much already. Most disturbing to me, though, was the disgusting scene showing a woman bathing her AT LEAST eleven or twelve year-old-son! He wasn't sitting in a tub, either, but standing and baring all in front of the camera. Thanks, Polanski; perversion wasn't supposed to be the main topic of the film, but who remembers these things? Some of the violence was a little too much, too; I did not need to seethe perspective from the eyes of a decapitated head or a man getting a sword in the groin. The movie altogether gave me afeeling of dirty depression. Shakespeare may be partly to blame for this, but it was definetly Polanski's additions to the story that decided me against a second viewing. This would have succeeded as a moving film without a great deal of the nastiness that it contained; substituting gratitious shock-value junk for quality always fails. Next time, try relying a little more on the pathos of the story, Polanski. And please, let's keep parents out of the room when their pre-teens are taking baths, shall we?

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Bard According to Polanski
    It is always refreshing to see new twists on Shakespeare as each generation of directors gives its take on the Master. While this adaptation drags near the ending and sometimes the dialogue is diffuclt to follow, for the most part this MACBETH works. Polanski has cast the Macbeths (Jon Finch and Francesca Annis) as younger than many directors do, has Lady Macbeth do her famous sleepwalking scene in the nude and portrays the coven of witches naked as well. Every critic has commented on the bloodiness of Polanski's version. There is blood everywhere; the death of Macbeth will make you gasp.
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    12. Yakuza
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (27 April, 1994)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300270432
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Complex to the point of being pleasingly convoluted, this Sydney Pollack film (from a terrific script by Robert Towne and Leonard and Paul Schrader) is an intriguing blend of Western and Asian sensibilities. Mitchum, in one of his best roles of the 1970s, is drawn to the Orient by an army buddy (Brian Keith), whose daughter has been kidnapped. But when he gets to Japan, Mitchum finds that her kidnappers are the shadowy Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia--an organization that is as vicious as it is tradition-bound. He must call on friends he made after World War II for favors and finds himself unintentionally trampling on issues of honor, even as he battles for his life and that of the girl he is seeking. Surprisingly heartfelt and deliciously exciting, the film features a sorrowful performance by Mitchum and a stoically touching one by Ken Takakura. And what great samurai swordplay! Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I am obligated to buy this on DVD and on VHS!
    I have seen this movie numerous times and NEVER tire of watching it. As someone involved in Japanese Budo and having been to Japan several times, I get lost in the movie each time. Watching Takakura Ken perform the first Iaido kata-Ippon Mae: Mai is excellent.
    5-0 out of 5 stars They Bring a Sword, Then You Bring a Gun!Mitchum Rules!
    When we were living in New York City, and I was twelve, my Dad told my Mom that he was taking me somewhere for a few hours.To my delight, we ended up at a ratty movie theater on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.These were the days before the monster multi-plexes.I can't remember the exact address, but it was a large one room gig that had seen it's better days.From what I could tell, some cool guy had come up with the idea of programming this low-rent theater with old Samurai flicks usually starting with the name Yojimbo...Yojimbo meets the One-Armed Warrior...you get the idea.
    4-0 out of 5 stars GRANDDADDY OF FILMS SET IN JAPAN, BUT SHOWING ITS AGE..
    For a movie made in the 70s, this Pollack production deserves a hats-off for being so way ahead of its time. From a Kendo class with very accurate "kata" to Ginza's neon lights, the film gets it astonishingly spot on, which is remarkable given the preoccupation of the rest of the world with the meteoric rise of that whole Japan chimera at the time.
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    13. Atlantis, the Lost Continent
    by MGM (Warner)
    VHS Tape (01 September, 1998)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6302804752
    Sales Rank: 304
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for THIS??
    OK, so it ISN'T "Citizen Kane"!
    5-0 out of 5 stars When is the widescreen DVD coming?
    I would love to see this film either on widescreen DVD or at a revival house screening somewhere.Anybody who knows this movie is probably familiar with its production background: George Pal wanted to make a larger scale movie about Atlantis but MGM didn't give him the budget he needed; leftover footage from "Quo Vadis" was used in the final scenes when Atlantis is destroyed; Anthony Hall (actually the Italian singer Sal Ponti) and Joyce Taylor apparently weren't strong enough actors to avoid being somewhat upstaged by Edward Platt and John Dall, whose campy arrogance as the corrupt warlord is a pleasure to behold; and finally, scenes of flying soldiers were not included in the final film when they tested poorly in test screenings.Still, this film holds some real treasures: Paul Frees' somber narration before the titles, the powerful Atlantis theme by Russell Garcia, the amazing fish-shaped submarine, that fantastic crystal death-ray weapon, and most of all, the striking depiction of an ancient, technologically advanced but corrupt civilization that was destroyed by a volcano.Perhaps the fact that this is still the most well-known Atlantis movie is an indication of its strengths.

    4-0 out of 5 stars ATLANTIS: The Found Continent...
    This second-string effort by sci-fi master George Pal(TIME MACHINE; WAR of the WORLDS)nevertheless deserves a pride-of-place on the pantheon of fantasy classics.Granted, acting by Anthony Hall and Joyce Taylor as Romeo & Juliet of Antediluvian Atlantean Empire is delectably and detectably bogus. But much of A,the Lost C,is B+ entertainment.The story is good. Without pretense,it evokes Platonic myth of Legendary Lost Continent;and Biblical causus Dei belli/wrath,detailed in Scripture concerning The Great Flood .The Mighty Men--the original Aryan Master Race--have gotten too big for their britches. But"before the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights(Genesis 7:11-12). George Pals'APOCALYPSE THEN treats uncritical viewers to a classy clash between World War mongering John Dall(Laurence Oliver's exiled-for-SPQR Legion Commander-incompetence homie in SPARTACUS);and Atlantis High priest,Edward Platt who sagely warns them to GET SMART.
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    14. Tammy & The Bachelor
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (20 January, 1993)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300184889
    Sales Rank: 5601
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Irrepressible Delight
    A wonderful, simple story with an excellent cast.Debbie Reynolds is a superb actress and singer.She uses a credible backwoods accent and powerfully emotes with her singing of "Tammy".This is a movie the whole family can take something from and enjoy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Where is the DVD ???????
    I can't believe Universal havent given this classic a DVD release date yet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars WE WANT OUR DVD!
    Does anyone know when Tammy & The Bachelor will be released on DVD?I would love all of the Tammy movies to be released on DVD - I would buy them immediately!They are so sweet, innocent, and fun to watch! ... Read more

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    15. Shoot the Moon
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (19 June, 1991)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6301977505
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Albert Finney (George) and Diane Keaton (Faith) play well against each other in this rather bleak and (for director Alan Parker) subdued story about a middle-class California couple trying and failing to be "grown-up" about divorce. George is a successful writer who has found another woman.After he walks out, Faith takes up with the handsome working-class stud who is building their tennis court (played by Peter Weller).Her new relationship is just something to ease the pain; George's might be more, except that he is drawn back again and again to his own house, his own wife, and his three daughters--especially the eldest (Dana Hill), who angrily refuses to forgive his dereliction.Increasingly unbalanced, and finally violent, he tries to bully his way back into their lives while maintaining his new life. The movie is too slow, and the surprisingly clichéd emotional atmospherics (a lingering shot of Finney in a boat on alake, clutching his head in grief) sometimes make you feel you have stumbled into a bad made-for-TV event.But the story's the thing--that and the two fine leading performances. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding real-life movie
    I thought the movie was great! I first saw this movie when I was 8 yrs old.I actually wanted to know when it will come out on DVD format.I would love to buy it then.If anyone has any information on when it will be released on DVD, please reply. Or how to inquire the entertainment business about releasing it on DVD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Where is the DVD???????
    This is one of the best films about the emotional chaos created by a broken marriage; and it manages to accomplish this by somehowsidestepping all the cliches.Like the other commentors, I'm completely flabbergasted by the fact there is no dvd??

    5-0 out of 5 stars A superb movie which deserves more acclaim
    The acting performances and directing, the writing, the structure of the film, are all Oscar quality.There are several vignettes in this film, like Diane Keaton in the bathtub smoking a joint singing the Beatles in French, that rank with the great moments in film.As others have said, Finney and Keaton, and I'd say the oldest daughter too, give super performances.It is incomprehensible that this movie is not available on DVD. ... Read more

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    16. The Dollmaker
    by Fox Home Entertainme
    VHS Tape (11 June, 1992)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6301802837
    Sales Rank: 2243
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Dollmaker
    An outstanding film that should be made available on DVD. Jane Fonda portrays realistically a woman of her time.The lessons taught in this movie are numerous and important.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
    This is an all time favorite movie of mine! The entire cast was supremely talented. The story was very moving. It made me so glad I live the life I do. Theirs was such a hard life after they moved to Detroit. This one is a classic!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I will never forget this movie
    I have not seen this movie since it was first aired on TV many years ago, but I will never forget it. It is one of the most moving films I've ever seen, and on my list of favorite movies of all time. (This list includes El Norte, Careful He Might Hear You, The Good Fairy, My Man Godfrey, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Black Orpheus, Dersu Uzala, Notorious, The Shop Around the Corner, Big Lebowski, 12 Angry Men and Whistle Down the Wind, just to give you an idea of my taste.) I wish they would re-release The Dollmaker on DVD, but I'd settle for VHS if I could get it. ... Read more

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    17. Other Side of the Mountain 1 / Movie
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (01 January, 1998)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300182061
    Sales Rank: 3005
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Grass is Greener on This Side of the Valley
    My mom told me about this movie before she was tragically killed in a mule accident (never give a mule human laxatives) so my grandpa rented the movie for us to watch.I really didn't find it was that funny.We had dissected fetal pigs this year in 7th grade, but I wasn't ready for the elephant evisceration scene.743 feet of intestines come out pretty slowly with a shaky camera and slow motion, and I started to get sick to my stomach when they opened up the intestines and found that little girl from the other side of the mountain.And the Yodeling music didn't help, even if she was wearing that goofy moutain outfit with the knee high socks.I also got confused when Lee Harvey Oswald shot President Lincoln in Cuba, when everyone was dancing.I thought President Lincoln was killed by Jefferson Davis.Maybe I'm not old enough to understand the jokes, but the llama rat scene in the bathroom at the end really seemed nutty, especially since Bingo had already died from rabies earlier in the movie.How did he come back to life and get the rat after it had eaten off the ear of the baby?I guess other people liked it better than me.I give it 4 stars mainly for watching how the 2 tanks were used to go over the mountain and take down all the elephants with flame throwers and poison.Overall it is one of the best movies I have ever seen and I'm telling all my friends to watch it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Need DVD...Need DVD
    I've been waiting for this film to come out on DVD for a while now.Please somebody...do something.It's a great movie.Very inspiring.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Please release this as a DVD
    I can vividly remember seeing this movie when I was in my late teens and it was extremely moving. The fact that it was actually based on a true life story made it tragic and yet so inspirational. As I now reach my 50's I would love to own it but want a DVD. Who can persuade the distributors to release it on DVD??? ... Read more

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    18. Miracle Worker
    by MGM (Video & DVD)
    VHS Tape (21 December, 1994)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 630197168X
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft had been playing their respective roles as Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, on Broadway for some time before director Arthur Penn (Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Gripe w/DVD not Film
    This incredible film takes you on a roller coaster of emotion, & hopefully, challenges any preconceptions of "limits" of persons with disabilities!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Every American adolescent should see this outstanding film
    I am in awe of every aspect of this film. The screenplay is almost beyond compare. The acting by Ms. Bancroft and Miss Duke was of the highest merit. The directing and cinematography were both incredible. This is one of America's great achievements in film making. I will go into detail on a few of these points:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Still Powerful Acting Showcase for the Two Leads But Penn Also Deserves Acclaim
    Even though Anne Bancroft had been toiling in execrable B-movies like "Gorilla at Large" for a decade, it took the cinematic recreation of her much acclaimed Broadway performance as teacher Annie Sullivan to establish her in the front ranks. Patty Duke, then a prodigious child actress, also recreates her stage performance in the overwhelmingly primal role of the pre-adolescent Helen Keller, the subsequent author and social activist who lost her sight and hearing at nineteen months old. Yet, none of their virtuoso acting overshadows the considerable contributions of director Arthur Penn in making William Gibson's play resonate onscreen in this 1962 film. Using deep focus shadows and compositions and off-kilter camera angles to magnify the intensity of the drama, Penn lends the true-life story even greater emotional impact.
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    19. Laura (1944)
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (03 March, 1998)
    list price: $12.98
    Asin: 630266232X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This silky smooth film noir pits gruff police detective Dana Andrews, stiff and blunt in his street-bred manners, against a cultured columnist and acidic wit (Clifton Webb at his prissiest) in a battle of wits during a murder investigation. The cop is a romantic hiding under a hard-boiled exterior who falls in love with the beautiful victim through the portrait that hangs in her apartment. Gene Tierney, whose heart-shaped face mixes the exotic with the girl next door, brings the poise and calm of a model to her role as the object of every man's gaze and the target of a killer. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite film-noir!
    LAURA starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, amd Clifton Webb, directed by Otto Preminger, shines as a dusky jewel among les films-noirs. Tierney is never so beautiful and unattainable as in this movie, especially to the men who love her. She is an appealing and wholesome girl with a quick mind, exquisite taste, and a glamorous lifestyle. Unfortunately, Laura is not a wise judge of character, which explains why she has so many "characters" in her life. The screenplay is clever, witty and flowing and all the performances are superb. This is a film worth having since it needs to be watched more than once to absorb the naunces.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Laura - a film noir reviewded by Chroesus
    Laura is a sumptuous beautifully filmed piece of classic noir cinem-
    4-0 out of 5 stars A classic noir thriller.
    Otto Preminger directs this 1944 noir thriller starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews.Dana Andrews plays McPherson, the hard-boiled detective investigating the shocking murder of a society woman, Laura, in New York.McPherson focuses on Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), a sardonic sophisticate who writes a newspaper column and has a radio talk show.Lydecker was a good friend of Laura's but despised her playboy fiancee Shelby (Vincent Price). Inprocess of the investigation McPherson falls in love with Laura's portrait.Fortunately for McPherson, Laura returns--apparently the body of the girl found in the apartment was not Laura!
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    20. Looking for Richard
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (29 April, 1997)
    list price: $29.98
    Asin: 6304393075
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This strange and charming documentary by Al Pacino, in which he also stars, is an exploration of several topics: Shakespeare and his hump-backed villain, the impulse to act, the way actors work--and Pacino's single-minded effort to make the Bard accessible to all audiences and not just the effete few. Over the course of the film, Pacino alternately discusses the role and the text; roams Manhattan, talking about Shakespeare with everyone from scholars to people on the street; and re-creates scenes from the play in a production staged at the Cloisters, an evocative castle-like museum on the north end of Manhattan. He assembles a cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder, Estelle Parsons, and Alec Baldwin to perform the scenes, and he slips back and forth between text and discussion of the play in a way that makes Shakespeare comprehensible and fascinating to viewers who know or care nothing about his writing. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Looking for Richard
    Al Pacino made a movie version of Shakespeare's RICHARD III which I haven't seen and wasn't aware of. And, just to make it interesting, I've never read Shakespeare's original play or seen it performed. This DVD is a documentary on the making of the film, a behind-the-scenes look which I found positively compelling.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A great look at Shakespeare
    Some reviewers have complained about this film. This is a documentary that illustrates how Shakespeare can be seen as both art and history, both as literature and as entertainment. One reviewer called it an introductory for grade school children. That's exactly the point. "looking for Richard" is an introductory to the complexities and richn ess of Shakespeare and those who act and perform his plays. Certainly the general audience at "The Rose" and "The Globe" were not scholars, teachers or students of English literature or history. Few were alive in 1600 that lived in the days of the last Plantagenet and the first Tudor. To them, history was oral and immediate. Historical accuracy is not high on the Bard's priorities or of in those of his audiences. What matters is the interplay of characters, the tone and thrust of its plot and the relevance to its audiences. Thus there is a correlation between those Renaissance English audiences and most American audiences. How many Americans even know what the "War of the Roses" was about? Most would link it to the Mike Douglas/Kathleen Turner movie before a period of desperate political and military conflict, full of violence and treachery, ambition, greed and pride, in England which almost wiped out the old noble families and set the stage for Henry the VIII and Elizabeth Rex. The play uses the "historical" background to explore these issues. It has also been described as a piece of Tudor propaganda, written to buttress Elizabeth's legitimacy on the throne by painting the loser of the last conflict of the war as a villain, defeated by the hero, her grandfather. All this background and the richness of human emotion contained in the play come forth from this documentary like effort. Given the time constraints it does the best it can to set the stage and then draws you into the art of Shakespeare, as being as relevant today as in the reign of Elizabeth. Yes, it has its flaws, but there is no comparable effort out there that will enage a group of American teenagers and, maybe, just maybe, inspire a couple to give the Bard a second look. Keep in mind that something caught Kurasawa's attention to inspire him to produce so many Shakespeare plays within the context of Japanese history and myth, so maybe this will do the same for someone in our generation.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth Looking At
    I read "Richard III" last year and, I confess, there were times I got somewhat lost.However, there were a lot of times that I found myself engrossed in this story of lust for power.I'm not one to read Cliff Notes or other such helps; I prefer to just read the play.I have found that, too often, such sources tend to direct your understanding away from where the text may have taken you.Later on, I have found such sources helpful but I prefer to form my own first impressions."Looking for Richard" was, for me, a very helpful insight to "Richard III".
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