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The X-Files - The Complete Seasons 1-7
The X-Files - The Complete Seasons 1-7
DVD ~ David Duchovny
3 used & new from $209.99

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cost effective?, June 1, 2004
First off, X-Files is must-see television, right up through Season 9 if you're a completist or at least curious, and through Season 7 only if you're deeply offended by the last two years (somewhat understandably, it could be argued).
But the price of this set is outrageous and the seasons can be had cheaper. However, the X-Files on DVD beats almost any other television show DVD. The extras are thorough and great, the DVDs are easy to navigate, the picture and sound quality fine.
So a higher price is understandable.


Little House on the Prairie - The Complete Season 4
Little House on the Prairie - The Complete Season 4
DVD ~ Melissa Gilbert
Offered by knowbodybeatsdawiz
Price: $20.95
55 used & new from $9.00

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing DVD treatment for a great show..., June 1, 2004
"Little House on the Prairie" needs no defense or praise: it was a fabulous show, it easily could have lasted longer on television, and it remains eminently watchable and rewatchable today. Unfortunately, the show has suffered in DVD treatment. Many episodes are inexplicably cut, as if they were taken from a TBS rerun feed instead of the original film. The picture quality could also be much better. It is unfortunate that such a fabulous show has suffered so on DVD. LHOTP deserves better. I wish I could recommend these DVDs, but perhaps with enough fan complaint better editions (maybe also with some extras!) will one day become available.


The Intruder (40th Anniversary Edition)
The Intruder (40th Anniversary Edition)
DVD ~ William Shatner
Price: $14.95
32 used & new from $5.84

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superlative, too-little-known film., May 31, 2004
Many of the finest minds associated with the Twilight Zone...Chuck Beaumont, George Clayton Johnson, even William Shatber (star of 2 of the best episodes)...collaborated with Roger Corman of all people to make this very valuable, very well-done film about the Civil Rights movement in the early '60's South. Even today, after 40 years, this movie delivers chills and conveys a powerful and important message. Shatner proves he can act.


The X-Files - The Complete Second Season
The X-Files - The Complete Second Season
DVD ~ David Duchovny
36 used & new from $7.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indeed, one of the finest seasons ever..., May 31, 2004
This was the longest season of the X-Files...25 episodes.
The opener, "Little Green Men", is a little weak. But immediately thereafter "The Host"...a memorable and great episode, and the introduction of Alex Krycek...picked up the momentum.
"Blood" is an inventive and scary little tale. "Sleepless", with the introduction of X, is another classic. "Colony-End Game" is one of the weaker mythology arc stories (though note the intro. of the Mulder family), but some of the finest stand-alones ever are here: "Irresistible", "Die Hand Die Verletzt", "Humbug" (one of the all-time classics), "Our Town" (an underappreciated gem), "F. Emasculata" (another underappreciated gem, and one of the key episodes in the Cancer Man mythology).
Fox does a great job with the packaging. Don't miss this season if you're buying them selectively. And for the devoted X-Philes, you don't need to be told how great this season is.


The X-Files - The Complete Ninth Season
The X-Files - The Complete Ninth Season
DVD ~ David Duchovny
44 used & new from $7.64

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars X-Files, Season 9., May 31, 2004
The completist of X-Files seasons will of course buy this one right away.
Seasons 8 and 9 are generally considered mixed bags. The fact that they need any defense at all (in comparison to, say, Seasons 2 and 3, acknowledged by all to be fabulous) says a lot.
The X-Files could have ended with Requiem in Season 7 (and Chris Carter almost had to do so), but instead we had 2 more seasons, with a lot less Mulder and a lot of strange new twists to the alien abduction mythology story arc.
This DVD package...like all of the Fox X-Files packages...is wonderfully presented. The extras are plentiful and decent, the box attractive and safe, the menus easy to navigate.
The episodes themselves, all things considered, leave something to be desired.
If you taped them off of television, you might be better off saving your money, or waiting for this to appear cheap somewhere. But, if like me you're a devoted X-Phile, you'll faithfully buy it asap.
Just don't expect the glory days of Seasons 2-5 or even 6.


What Have You Done to Solange?
What Have You Done to Solange?
DVD ~ Fabio Testi
10 used & new from $27.95

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb giallo film., May 31, 2004
"Giallo" films (from the Italian for "yellow", referring to the yellow covers of paperback suspense novels sold in Italy) almost always center on the mysterious deaths of attractive young women.
"Solange" is no different, but adds a startling degree of social relevance. Made in 1971, "Solange" tackles the abortion legalization issue 2 years before Roe v. Wade (a similar horror film examination of abortion is 1974's "Black Christmas").
This is one of the finest of the giallo genre.
The blood and gore are very minimal, though the killer's methods are positively disgusting.


The Twilight Zone, Vol. 43
The Twilight Zone, Vol. 43
DVD ~ Rod Serling
Price: $8.97
49 used & new from $0.23

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Correction, July 24, 2001
This review is from: The Twilight Zone, Vol. 43 (DVD)
I don't know where the previous reviewers are getting their (very false) information, but "The Passersby" is available on Vol. 6 and "Come Wander With Me" on Vol. 41 of the complete numbered DVD collection.


The X-Files - The Complete Third Season
The X-Files - The Complete Third Season
DVD ~ David Duchovny
Offered by Brandon's House of Fun
Price: $49.95
34 used & new from $9.65

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond praise., May 7, 2001
It's difficult not to praise these seven discs. If you are a serious fan of the X-Files you have here the entire third season; unlike the video release of some years ago where one could complain certain episodes were missing, here they are all present. But I would point out certain episodes I feel are worthy of special note. "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" might well be the best episode of the entire series to date. "Oubliette" is a vastly underrated masterpiece. "2Shy" is just as good as any of the classic "Monster of the Week" episodes like "Squeeze" or, more recently, "Hungry". "Syzygy" and "Grotesque", and especially "Avatar", are other gems. All television show distributors should heed the fine example of Fox in releasing X-Files season-by-season. As for extras (as if we really need more than every single episode of the season) these are the best available: all episode promos, several deleted scenes, all the video-release Chris Carter interviews, all the Fox Cable Channel extras, etc. Beyond praise.


The Twilight Zone - Vol. 37
The Twilight Zone - Vol. 37
DVD ~ Albert Salmi
Price: $14.98
26 used & new from $2.73

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Of Late..." is a gem..., May 2, 2001
This review is from: The Twilight Zone - Vol. 37 (DVD)
..."Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" is the reason for this DVD to be sought after...Julie Newmar of course steals the show, though Albert Salmi is not without interest (but it is his weakest TZ episode...see "A Quality of Mercy" for his best TZ performance [there were three total]). Unfortunately "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and fifth season "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" are not as commendable. However, like almost all TZ episodes, they are of great merit in comparison to the vast majority of things being aired on television then or now. The hour long episode DVD's are especially valuable because these fourth season episodes are rarely shown at all in syndication (and of course TZ is always cut in syndication anyway).


The Twilight Zone: Vol. 3
The Twilight Zone: Vol. 3
DVD ~ Rod Serling
Price: $3.86
66 used & new from $0.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *, April 27, 2001
This review is from: The Twilight Zone: Vol. 3 (DVD)
A previous reviewer is quite right: "Walking Distance" is beyond praise. It is impossible to do justice to this episode in a review. Easily one of the best, if not the best, episode ever made. "Kick the Can", remade in the 1980's TZ movie, is also extremely well-done. "A Game of Pool" is flawless. "Steel", as the previous reviewer perceptively remarked, takes time to grow on you...I hated it the first time I saw it, and while it's not one of my favorite episodes, it's a solid and well-done piece of work. If you're not collecting every last TZ DVD, don't miss Vol. 3. It's easily one of the best. E-mail me for any comments/questions about the TZ series, old and/or new.


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