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4/4 100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"There is no doubt that even 70 years after its release, "Kane" still retains the power to hold an audience as it follows the life and death of Charles Foster Kane." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Sep 11, 2011
89%

Easter Parade (1948)

"Nobody made musicals better than MGM, and the proof can be found in this five-film set." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Mar 17, 2005
100%

The Band Wagon (1953)

"Nobody made musicals better than MGM, and the proof can be found in this five-film set. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Mar 17, 2005
No Score Yet

Winners of the West (1940)

"The DVD transfer is only adequate, however. The source material does not appear to be from the studio ... as the night scenes are overly dark and the film is a bit splicy ..." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Mar 7, 2005
88%

Piccadilly (1929)

"Wong was a fabulous performer, and Piccadilly is one of the few films that truly captured her talent." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Mar 7, 2005
100%

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954)

" The DVD features a fabulous restoration of the movie, new English subtitles and interviews with various actors and filmmakers associated with the movie. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jan 28, 2005
100%

Casque d'Or (1952)

"A DVD that film buffs and students will appreciate. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jan 28, 2005
No Score Yet

Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)

"An off-beat product that will captivate film buffs and historians." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Dec 16, 2004
4/5 86%

Testament (1983)

"A bleak, uncompromising look at the after-effects of a nuclear attack. The small scale makes the tragic story the more intimate and personal. A touching experience." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Dec 6, 2004
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"Fans of German films, silent movies and Lang will be captivated by the scope of these larger-than-life features." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Nov 18, 2004
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" But if all you care about are the films, then you can't go wrong with this most entertaining reminder of how the brothers hit their satiric Marx. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Nov 16, 2004
96%

Festival Express (2003)

" This is a wonderful experience for fans of Garcia, Joplin and those heady days when rock stars actually connected with the people. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Nov 4, 2004
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"A must-see for political junkies as well as those who love satire." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Oct 7, 2004
74%

The Hunting of the President (2004)

"At times, the conspiracy theories may seem to edge into paranoia, but the more you watch, the more you come to believe all this was possible. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Oct 1, 2004
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"Unfortunately, the set lacks any amenities; no commentary tracks or discussion of the series is included." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Sep 21, 2004
94%

Freaks (1932)

"The DVD features a new documentary about the making of the movie, with author and horror film expert David Skal ... who also provides a very interesting commentary track." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Aug 13, 2004
64%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

" This lively, comedic action outing contains the usual suspects of extras . . ." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Aug 12, 2004
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"The problem rests with the quality of the source material . . . . On all three the night scenes are overly dark, sometimes to the point that they obscure the actors . . ." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Aug 10, 2004
22%

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

"The dance routines are splendid and the music, especially if you have a decent sound system, will make you want to join in. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
No Score Yet

Zorro Rides Again (1937)

"The quality of both is just fair, and both ... suffer from the same problems. ... The night scenes are much too dark, while other scenes appear a bit muddy. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Aug 5, 2004
77%

Peter Pan (2003)

"Universal Home Entertainment has loaded this disc with extras centering on the making of the movie, and the special effects entailed to bring Neverland to life. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
50%

The Alamo (1960)

" . . . The best part of this MGM Home Entertainment disc, is the documentary, "John Wayne's The Alamo" . . ." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
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"These discs are superb, the colors are brilliant, the sound crisp. They are aptly named Treasures, for they contain . . . animation history that you can savor over and over." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
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"hese discs are superb, the colors are brilliant, the sound crisp. They are aptly named Treasures, for they contain . . . animation history that you can savor over and over." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
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"These discs are superb, the colors are brilliant, the sound crisp. They are aptly named Treasures, for they contain . . . animation history that you can savor over and over." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
93%

The Great Escape (1963)

"This is entertainment at its pinnacle." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 12, 2004
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" The movies, of course, are timeless, and even the weakest of the MGM titles offers delightful tidbits of byplay among the brothers. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted Jun 12, 2004
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Joan of Arc (1948)

" On the plus side, the Image Home Entertainment presentation restores the film to its complete 146 minute length and showcases a vivid color digital transfer. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 17, 2004
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" Trek fans will revel in this very fine set, which continues Paramount's tradition for its top-notch handling of the DVD transfers of its major franchise" Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 14, 2004
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Coming Out Party (2003)

"The juxtaposition between humor and pathos as the storytellers relate their insights into gay culture are a bit uneven; some are funnier than others." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 14, 2004
90%

Pickup on South Street (1953)

" The DVD features ... an entertaining interview with Fuller, a French documentary about the director and a 20-page booklet that includes excerpts from Fuller's autobiography." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 14, 2004
84%

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991)

" Paramount Home Entertainment's two-disc set offers a top-notch widescreen transfer of the movie, as well as a galaxy of extras. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 14, 2004
72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

" This is a film that can be appreciated for its photography, sets and costuming rather than for its performances, solid though they are. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 13, 2004
94%

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

"Extras include featurettes in which director Sylvain Chomet discusses his views on animation, plus a music video of the film's Oscar-nominated theme song. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 13, 2004
66%

The Last Samurai (2003)

"Bonus materials look at everything from the training of the actors in the use of weapons and martial arts to a History Channel episode analyzing the ... historical accuracy. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 13, 2004
100%

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

"The real advantage of this film on DVD is the ability to freeze frame and admire director Vincente Minnelli's sets and his camera composition." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 3, 2004
52%

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

"Extras include deleted scenes and a gag reel that's not really that funny. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 3, 2004
61%

Stuck on You (2003)

" Besides being a funny film, the extras boost your appreciation of the performances by Damon and Kinnear as well as the Farrellys sensibilities. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 3, 2004
36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"(The) ... set showcases the usual behind-the-scene looks at the stunt work and special effects, but it seems so repetitious after watching the DVDs of the first two films. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 3, 2004
36%

The Gospel of John (2003)

"Besides the movie, this three-disc set offers historical background from various biblical scholars ..." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 2, 2004
75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"The commentary track ... contains several insights into the transformation from novel to screen. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 2, 2004
77%

A League of Their Own (1992)

" A must-have for any true baseball fan's collection. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 2, 2004
11%

Timeline (2003)

"The extras are the usual run-of-the-mill behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 2, 2004
85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

" The transfer on this Miramax ... DVD is first-rate; the surround sound brings the spray of every fountain of blood, the clang of every sword hit into your living room. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 2, 2004
100%

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

" The stories, set in their proper Victorian Age, provide ample evidence as to why Rathbone and Bruce became so associated with their roles. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
100%

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

"The stories, set in their proper Victorian Age, provide ample evidence as to why Rathbone and Bruce became so associated with their roles. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
90%

The Magdalene Sisters (2003)

"One nice added touch would have been a commentary track featuring one of the women who had spent time in such a hell hole speaking of her experiences as she watched the film. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"Outstanding performances ... are among the high points of this highly recommended Lion's Gate Home Entertainment disc. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
80%

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

"Using small robot cameras, Cameron brings the ship to life, recalling its power and splendor. " Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
No Score Yet

46664 - The Event (2003)

"This two-disc set covers a concert in Cape Town, South Africa, to raise money and awareness of the scourge of AIDS ..." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Posted May 1, 2004
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