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Armageddon (The Criterion Collection)
Armageddon (The Criterion Collection)
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
Price: $11.99
91 used & new from $1.98

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars criterion dvd review, April 2, 2000
Im not going to read all 843 reviews so i figure "there are many like it but this one is mine."When I first saw this movie in the theater I hated it. I still hate it. Is it possible that u could have so much action in a movie that it bores u senseless? Yes it is.Ok now for the DVD criterion collection I absolutely loved it. First of all an unrated directors cut that has a store security sticker that says must be 18 to purchase. Well, criterion has never let me down so i got. The extra material really make this movie a whole lot better. Not this added footage in the movie mind you but michael bays commentary is definately a plus.Also a highlight on this is the gag reel. Its totally uncensored stuff and its great. Theres also a great technical commentary as well as excellent production making of featuretts.Definately not the greatest movie of all time but for the person who loves movie making this is the 1 for u.


The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Collection Spine #13)
The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Collection Spine #13)
DVD ~ Jodie Foster
21 used & new from $0.98

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars criterion the only way to go, April 2, 2000
I was going up and down the bins of DVD section at my local record store and just about had a heart attack when i saw criterion put out SOTL on DVD.Years ago i saw this one in the laser disc bin and had always wanted to see it. Finally I have it and its great.The commentary really makes this a collectors item along with the deleted scenes.One of the best psychological thrillers of all time.Make your DVD collection complete with this criterion edition.


Robocop (The Criterion Collection)
Robocop (The Criterion Collection)
DVD ~ Peter Weller
18 used & new from $1.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars robocop X, April 2, 2000
The unrated directors cut of robocop is the reason I bought a dvd player. When it came out on laserdisc years ago i begged my parents to buy me 1 so i could see it they then looked at the price of the player and the robocop ld and flipped out. Later i found a book called the cutting room floor and it eased my pain of not being able to see it.Now i have it on dvd criterion and i couldnt be more thrilled with it. Although it doesnt have that much extra material it does change the feel of the movie. At the beginning when the executive gets blown away and some1 says "will some1 call a g.d. ambulance" is now hilarious and murphy's death has a much more lasting impact. Murphy's death is the most sadistic i have ever seen in a movie and with the added details its almost impossible to watch albeit there r some very noticeable editing spots in it. The commentary is really good pointing out the only time verhoven has ever appeared in one of his movies and how orion felt about the movie in general.This movie is one of the all time sci-fi classics and probably the most adult ever made definately not for the jar jar binks crowd.


Sid and Nancy (The Criterion Collection)
Sid and Nancy (The Criterion Collection)
DVD ~ Gary Oldman
9 used & new from $57.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars commentary better than movie, April 2, 2000
I first saw the movie about 10 years ago and thought it was one of the greatest movies i had seen since a clockwork orange. A couple years ago i read a book called sex pistols and america which was about thier tour of america and i realized that there were a lot of inaccuracies about the movie in particular the stuff with the sex pistols. But everything after the pistols break up in the movie still really affects me like no other movie can.This DVD is amazing for historical accuracy. The commentary is outstanding and the stuff from DOA is downright disturbing. The only problem with the disc is that on the grundy show and the making of documentary they couldnt get the rights to use any of the sex pistols songs so they have been dubbed over with really annoying laughter.This DVD is a must for sex pistols collectors.


Brazil (The Criterion Collection 3-Disc Boxed Set)
Brazil (The Criterion Collection 3-Disc Boxed Set)
DVD ~ Jonathan Pryce
18 used & new from $5.87

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars im speachless, April 2, 2000
WOW! What an amazing DVD or shall i say 3 DVDS.I had never seen this movie before i bought this collection but i knew all about the battle of brazil from a book called the cutting room floor.If you have absolutely nothing to do for this next week sit down and go through this set. Although a week might not be enough time.Watching the love conquers all version is appalling without the commentary and the transfer just looks terrible without widescreen. The Gilliam transfer is beautifully done and the bonus materials will leave you with no doubt about the films meaning.This is criterions absolute best DVD that i have seen from them. A must for the DVD and movie fanatic.


This Is Spinal Tap (The Criterion Collection)
This Is Spinal Tap (The Criterion Collection)
DVD ~ Christopher Guest
6 used & new from $59.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars got lucky on this 1, April 2, 2000
I didnt even know this went out of print. What a tragedy. This criterion collection rules. Two audio commentarties an excellent one by spinal tap (themselves) and two hours of bonus material. The deleted scene with bruno kirby in the hotel room is classic and the dos sub-plot is hilarious.Theres also a lot of tidbits like the cheese rolling films and hell hole vid.A must own criterion collection DVD.


EdTV (Collector's Edition)
EdTV (Collector's Edition)
DVD ~ Matthew McConaughey
Offered by Mediaflix
Price: $8.48
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD is a winner, April 2, 2000
This review is from: EdTV (Collector's Edition) (DVD)
Although I prefer the truman show over edtv comparing DVDs is a no brainer.You get so much more here. Two audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a making of featurrette, and some other tidbits.I still feel that this movie is a real sick look at societies obsession with television and this dvd reinforces this viewpoint.The extra features really make this movie a treasure for any collection.


12 Monkeys (Collector's Edition)
12 Monkeys (Collector's Edition)
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
171 used & new from $0.01

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hampster factors, April 2, 2000
After buying the criterion collection of Brazil i waited no longer to buy 12 monkeys DVD collectors edition.The making of documentary which runs almost 90 minutes is one the best making of a movie accounts I've ever seen. The only 2 that i have seen that have surpassed this was hearts of darkness (the making of apocolypse now) and under pressure (the making of the abyss).The audio commentary only adds to the genius and madness of terry gilliam.A true gilliam masterpiece made even better.A must own DVD for any collector.


Apollo 13
Apollo 13
DVD ~ Tom Hanks
Price: $8.62
93 used & new from $1.93

5.0 out of 5 stars DVD rocks the house, April 2, 2000
This review is from: Apollo 13 (DVD)
I first became aware of the Apollo 13 mission when i saw a documentary on TBS called moonshot. Its an amazing account of the mercury, gemini, and apollo missions. Any1 reading this needs to go and rent it at your local video store if you can find it.As for this DVD its amazing. The audio commentary by Jim and Marilyn Lovell is among the best i have ever heard. And the making of documentary is great as well.For the DVD fanatic u cant go wrong this collection.


Scarface (Collector's Edition)
Scarface (Collector's Edition)
DVD ~ Al Pacino
Offered by DAILY "Black-Friday" 4U
Price: $25.99
18 used & new from $0.33

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars scarface DVD, April 2, 2000
The only thing negative about this DVD was the packaging. I bought this in complete faith that the extra material would be killer. And it it did not disappoint.The making of documentary is completly uncensored and gives great insight into the making of the movie by depalma, stone, pacino, and bregman among others who participated in the making of it. Also, the outtakes are great to have for any collector.The movie of course is a classic and not to be missed.


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