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Are You Dead Yet?
Are You Dead Yet?
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing they could have done...they needed re-invention, and did it right!!!, November 13, 2005
This review is from: Are You Dead Yet? (Audio CD)
The first two COB albums were two of the greatest albums I have ever herd (with Hatebreeder being my favorite). Even their live album, Toyko Warheart was great. Their last two albums have been stale. They seemed forced as a result of fan expectations but musically uninspired.

Are You Dead Yet? is a perfect re-invention of COB. They still have the same sound, but play a little bit of a different style. There is a little industrial sound in it, mixed with the essential heavy and catchy riffs that COB does best!

If you think you are going to buy another Something Wild, forget it, this album is a great piece of music that is new. Those of you who are open to something a little different once in a while, but still love COB at their core will dig this album. Those of you who are conservative metal heads that only like certain sounds and certain hair lengths may want to look past this one.

Night of the Living Dead (Millennium Edition)
Night of the Living Dead (Millennium Edition)
DVD ~ Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Film Really Gets Under Your Flesh, September 4, 2005
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In 1968 George A. Romero and John A. Russo co-wrote a little film called Night of the Flesh Eaters, which ultimately became Night of the Living Dead.

George A. Romero directed this black and white bleak and suspensful film about dead bodies who get up and walk around and eat the flesh of the living.

Night of the Living Dead is not your regular run of the mill basement made $3.25 zombie flick. Night of the Living Dead is a devastating satire displaying the African-American lead as the iscolated outsider. Once you have seen the hunt scene towards the end of the film, and know about the freedom marches and civil rights struggles in those days, you will understand excactly what I am talking about.

Night of the Living Dead has a nice patch job of music, great atmosphere, characters, and really gives the tone of dread and chlostrophobia.

Although films like White Zombie (1933, Bela Lugosi) were out before Night of the Living Dead, there was never a "zombie" film like it and there was never one after it either. Night of the Living Dead remains an all time classic American film. It is part of film history, which makes it part of American history, being that movies play such a huge role in our culture.

Halloween (Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition)
Halloween (Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition)
DVD ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trick for the Easily Spooked...A Treat for Fright Fans!!!, September 4, 2005
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In 1978, John Carpenter took what Alfred Hitchcock created, nearly two decades eariler, and perfected it. The difference between Psycho and Halloween is that Psycho had the feeling of Hollywood and big money production, which takes away from the authenticity of the film. When you watch Psycho, you feel like you are watching a movie, but when you watch Halloween, it has a "real" feel to it and you feel like you are looking out of your window and watching the events happen.

The story is about a group of girls who have to babysit kids on Halloween night. They get drunk and mess around, while they are stalked by a dark figure who lurks in the shadows. Is he a shadow or is he the darkness itself? If you want to personify the evil, you can call him Michael Myers. He murdered his sister when he was six, spent many years in a sanitarium, and one Halloween night, he decides to go trick-or-treating. It is unfortunate for Laurie (and very unfortunate for her friends) that Halloween 1978 is the night he came home. Michael Myers is like a tornado. He is a force of nature that can not and will not be stopped. Stabbings and bullets could not keep him down. He IS the dread that lurks in the shadows...Welcome to John Carpenter's classic...Halloween!! And just remember, we're all entitled to one good scare!

From the moody stalking sequences to the murders to Carpenter's score of the film, Halloween is a perfect fright flick. It doesn't display all the gore of other films in the genre, such as Friday the 13th, The Evil Dead, or Day of the Dead, but it has atmosphere, mood, tone, and Hitchcock influenced suspense.

Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Collection (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part IV: The Final Chapter / Part V: A New Beginning / Part VI: Jason Lives / Part VII: The New Blood / Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)
Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan Ultimate Collection (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part IV: The Final Chapter / Part V: A New Beginning / Part VI: Jason Lives / Part VII: The New Blood / Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)
DVD ~ Kane Hodder
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Legend of Jason Voorhees (beware spoilers!!), August 26, 2005
Within this box set lays some of the most popular horror films ever made featuring one of the most popular villains in the history of cinema, Jason Voorhees. Legend has it that Jason Voorhees drowned in the lake at Camp Crystal Lake in 1957. Since then his mother took her revenge on the area, slaughtering everyone involved with the place up until that fateful night at "Camp Blood" when she was decapitated out of self defense. After that, Jason Voorhees raises from his watery grave (at full adult size) to seek revenge on anyone who dare enter Camp Crystal Lake and the surrounding area.

Really, the first seven Friday the 13th films tell a wonderful horror story of a legend that comes to life. Jason Voorhees is like Big Foot or Loch Ness. He is a creature that people believe in, however, scientifically should not exist, but does exist and is in your face!

The movies all look and sound great. My only problem with the picture or sound quality in the set is with Part 4. They did not improve it from the original single disc release and it still contains the same audio problems and ultra grainy (at times) picture. Again, these problems are brief and do not ruin the over all experience of the film, but they can be an annoyance.

As far as extra features go, we get a nice disc full of documentaries with cast and crew interviews. We get commentary tracks for only half the series. I don't know why they could not provide commentary for all of the movies though.

Most people's biggest complaint is the lack of unrated uncut versions of the films. I can see why people would have a problem there, but you've got to understand when these movies were made. In the 1980s, there were no such things as DVDs and Paramount claims that they do not have the uncut footage. They said it was just thrown away back then. The footage they have now, do to fans and directors coming forward would be (to Paramount) too expensive to re-master, which is sad. We do get uncut footage in the bonus disc which is cool, but some of us wish they would just put it back into the movies. What I did like was how they gave us more of Mrs. Voorhees' death in the box set version of the original then they did in the single disc edition of it. That was nice of them.

All in all, despite some of the above mentioned flaws, this is a very good box set. For fans of the horror movie genre and/or of the Friday the 13th movies in particular should have a great time with this box set. Heck, it contains the best movies in the series by far (the first seven). You also get Part 8, which is when the series started really going down hill.

Hollow Man (Special Edition)
Hollow Man (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Elizabeth Shue
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Bacon is no Claude Rains., August 25, 2005
This review is from: Hollow Man (Special Edition) (DVD)
The one and only reason I gave this movie two stars is because it has great special effects, although Universal Pictures' The Invisible Man, staring Claude Rains, from 1933 invented the type of effects used in this film.

From start to finnish, Hollow Man plays as nothing more...nothing less then an Invisible Man rip-off.

If you want to watch a film about a mad scientist who turns himself invisible, skip this bad rip-off, and watch The Invisible Man (1933).

Fabulous Disaster
Fabulous Disaster
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4.0 out of 5 stars REAL METAL!!!!!!!!!!!, August 20, 2005
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This review is from: Fabulous Disaster (Audio CD)
There was once upon a time when heavy metal bands actually knew how to play their instruments unlike bands of today like Slipknot, Mudvayne, and KoRn. Even Metallica can't write a guitar solo for their songs anymore. Back in the late 1980's the "good" heavy metal scene was coming to a sad end, but not before Exodus released their monster thrash album "Fabulous Disaster." This album is thrash to the core and everything that heavy metal is suposed to be.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enchanting Adventure from Cover to Cover, August 30, 2004
The Hobbit was one of the most fun books I have ever read. It is an adventure full of mystery, suspense, and magic. It tells a tail about Bilbo Baggins' journey, and how he went from being a fearful creature to a hero, fighting off all kinds of monsters and saving the lives of his companions. He doesn't do it all alone, however. He uses a special ring that gives him a certain power. Once you have taken the journey with Bilbo from the Shire to the unknown territories of enchantment, you will just be forced to check out the Lord of the Rings series for further adventure.

The Monster Legacy Gift Set (Frankenstein / Dracula / The Wolf Man)
The Monster Legacy Gift Set (Frankenstein / Dracula / The Wolf Man)
DVD ~ Claude Rains
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Monster Mash!, May 1, 2004
If you ever feel like watching the old school Universal monster movies, go get yourself a "Monster Legacy DVD Gift Set." This is the greatest box set ever made and an ultimate 14 monster movie marathon (sci-fi your heart out)! The films: Dracula (the origional classic, Lugosi rules!), Spanish Dracula (remake of the Lugosi film with Spanish actors), Dracula's Daughter (good sequal, with great character and plot), Son of Dracula (Chaney Jr. can do it all!), House of Dracula (an okay sequal), Frankenstein (greatest monster movie ever made!), The Bride of Frankenstein (greatest monster movie sequal ever made!), Son of Frankenstein (boring), The Ghost of Frankenstein (again, Chaney Jr. can do it all!), House of Frankenstein (an okay sequal, but not the greatest), The Wolf Man (a true classic), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (origional monster mash), Werewolf of London (th origional werewolf movie), and She-Wolf of London (why was this movie even made?) were great, with the exception of three. The documenteries were great, and the statues look perfect! The commentary tracks are most informative. All in all, this is nothing less then a perfect monster set.

Werewolf of London [VHS]
Werewolf of London [VHS]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before the American Werewolf in London..., April 27, 2004
...there was the "Werewolf of London," staring Henry Hull and Valerie Hobson, who is better known for her role as Elizabeth in "Bride of Frankenstein."
Although George Waggner's "The Wolf Man" seems to always steel all the credit as the definative classic werewolf film, "Werewolf of London" is an underrated jem and the origional werewolf film and a true classic. Although the plot is very "Frankenstein" like, it has a great cast, great looking werewolf for a first time ever, great atmosphere, great music, and great lighting.
All in all, though "The Wolf Man" gets all the credit, "Werewolf of London" is just as good and worth the watch.

Dracula's Daughter [VHS]
Dracula's Daughter [VHS]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars She never!, April 27, 2004
The plot of this direct sequal to Tod Browning's "Dracula," staring Bela Lugosi and Edward Von Sloan, is the daughter of Count Dracula wanting to rid herself of being a vampire. The seeks the help of a doctor, whom she winds up falling in love with. After she realizes that she can't cure herself of being a vampire, she decides that she wants the doctor, whom she loves, to be with her...forever.
As a horror film, "Dracula's Daughter" can not stand up to "Dracula," but the film is more of a horror/drama then a straight up horror flick. You can really feel sympathy for the Count's daughter, because she really wants to change, but comes to the sad realization that she can not. On a subliminal level, this film can sympathize with someone who is addicted substances, because they often want to change, but feel that they can not.
The plot is solid, and the cast is great! Looks is a really strong part of this film. The direction and production looks great! This film, also, stays true to the vampire rules set fourth in "Dracula" that later films, like "Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein" break.
All in all, "Dracula's Daughter" is no "Dracula," but it is a great movie and sends a powerful message to the audience. This film is worth the time and money and is a great chapter to the "Dracula" series.

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