Cool As Ice PG CC

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It's Ice, Ice, baby, all the way as rapper Vanilla Ice stars as motorcycle-riding bad boy Johnny, who attempts to melt the heart of an uptight high school honors student.

Starring:
Naomi Campbell, Vanilla Ice
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Music, Comedy
Director David Kellogg
Starring Naomi Campbell, Vanilla Ice
Supporting actors Deezer D, Kevin Hicks, Allison Dean, Bobbie Brown, Kristin Minter, Sydney Lassick, Dody Goodman, John Newton, Candy Clark, Michael Gross, Victor DiMattia, Brooke Alexander, Jack McGee, Ted Swanson, S.A. Griffin, Louie Bonanno, Portia Dawson, Amy Tenowich
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Jess on February 10, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
In a more perfect universe I suppose he would have left us with just a little more, but did we truly deserve it? Did we as a civilization really embrace and honor the message that Ice put forth through his work? It wouldn't be appropriate for me to answer such a question that exceeds the scope of of only one man." I don't believe that this country will ever come across such a great figure as Vanilla, not for some time anyways." This was Quoted by Mr. Nelson Mandela reflecting upon 'cool as ice's first week ticket grosses. He vanished shortly afterwards, almost as quick as he changed the world. Perhaps it was inevitable that Ice would eventually leave, but so quick? Well they say that the brightest flames always vanish the quickest. I would like to think that Ice's music secretly reveals what his goals were, there was a line in 'Ice, Ice, baby!' that went" rollin' in my V.O, drop top down so my hair can blow!" The optimist in me would like to think that that one line is a indication as to where he is now. I can almost see him if I close my eyes, hes somewhere out there in this great republic of ours, rolling around from town to town city to city in that white V.O of his, giving himself to those in need. Vanilla Ice was many things, he was a musician, an actor( judging by his work in this film, perhaps the finest ever.)but most of all he was a healer. It was his bussom that we cried into after the gulf war, he was there to comfort us, and well we took him for granted and asked for too much , we didn't realize that he was only human just like us, and so he went away. What he left us with was an album and this very movie( a testament to love, compassion, and of course a word to our mother earth.Read more ›
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This film was pure cinematic brilliance. From the direction of David Kellog, to the ground-breaking camera work of award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaninski comes a new breed of film-making. This film was beautifully shot (1.85:1) and is a feast for the eyes. It is as if the filmakers are taking us on a jorney similar to entering an alternate dimesion. Yes, we step into a world where, essentially, we all learn what it means to be cool as ice. As is noted in David Stenn's cleverly penned script, "It ain't where your from, It's where you're at anyway. And right now I'm with you." That pretty much captures it right there. For 2 hours we are with Ice, playing Johnny Van Owen, as a rebelious rapper who is travelling across country, by motorcycle, on his world tour. Accompanied by his 3 bandmates, unfortunate circumstances arise when Bandmate "Jazz"'s (played by a hilarious Deezer D.) bike breaks down. Now stuck in a town they don't belong whose denizens are discriminatory and rude, Ice happens upon the woman of his dreams. It is love at first sight and Ice now faces incredible odds to win the woman he so desperately loves. This film is powerfull, engrossing, and gripping. I just didn't want it to end. There are tear-jerking moments like when Ice says goodbye to Tommy "I'm outta here like yesterday, slick." (so bring your hanky). There is also an oscar winning scene in which Ice proclaims to Kathy "You don't know me. You don't know me at all." (eat your heart out James Dean). Most of all, This movie was escapism at it's finest. Pure entertainment and a thrill ride you just don't want to stop. I find myself watching it over and over so I can relive the moment when I first found out what it meant to be "Cool as Ice." 5+ stars.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 2002
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"Cool as Ice" has a distinct class struggle undertone redolent of "The Discreet Charm of the Burgeoisie" or the best of 1950s French cinema. Vanilla Ice is the classic rebel outsider and loner, although I think his performance is drawn more from early Brando than James Dean. In one sense he reminds this reviewer of the classic Ernest Hemingway "code hero" such as lieutenant Henry in "A Farewell to Arms" or the fisherman in "The Old Man and the Sea" - a person who does not need the approval or validation of outside society to prove his self worth and inner, spiritual integrity.
Earlier that same year (1991) Vanilla Ice rapped "Go ninja! Go ninja! Go!" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze - while the turtles fought on the dance floor. Ice was demonstrating the utopian vision of man existing spiritually within and outside of nature, a vision first put fort in such early, first generation romantic works as Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey" or "The Ruined Cottage" or even Blake "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". I also found parallels between Kat's father )portrayed by Micheal Gross) and Alexei Karenin, Anna's estranged husband in "Anna Karenina".
"Cool as Ice" is an absolute masterpiece, a snapshot of America in the important, epochal year of 1991 - a nation caught between the end of the Reagan boom years of the 80s and election of Bill Clinton in 1992.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By TiredofCrap on August 16, 2011
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The only reason Cool as Ice gets the "almost" award is because everyone knows the best film ever made is Road House with Patrick Swayze. If you are waiting for your new Road House DVD (because the other one wore out) or letting it cool down because the of the laser heat, you should be watching Cool as Ice.

Not since the release of the Where is Waldo? series on books on tape has there been a more anticipated release. This new DVD brings Robert Van Winkle's acting talent to the masses. VHS' of this movie could be found in the $100.00 range.

This is the 1991 story of a misunderstood tough guy with a good hart, Johnny Van Owen, falling in love with a goody-two shoes honor student, Kathy, who is hotter than her GPA would suggest. Ironically, Kathy's parents hide a dark secret.

The movie has been compared to a modern day Rebel Without a Cause; but this does a disservice to Cool as Ice. The only similarities are a leather jacket and a motorcycle.

The supporting cast is rounded out by can't miss favorites Michael Gross (Family Ties), Bobby Brown, and Naomi Campbell.

This addition includes the music sound track on a seperate CD. This allows you to appricate the quality of the sound track independant of the film. It is tight, moving and really the voice of early-1990s middle class suburban white teenage angst. By not relying on his prior hits, Vanilla Ice shows you his musical range and provides a personal journey into his soul. He also is proud about achieving a People's Choice Award as it is mentioned several times in two songs and is the title of one of the ditties. His ability to say VIP 37 times in one song is a testiment to his impact on the Rap community. Vanilla Ice made it possible for people like Marshall Mathers to be taken seriously as rap artists.
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