DVD Verdict reviews: JU-ON, HOWARD HUGHES: THE REAL AVIATOR, and more!
Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE GUNS OF NAVARONE: SUPERBIT
EDITION, HOWARD HUGHES: THE REAL AVIATOR, JU-ON, THE LEGEND OF
SURIYOTHAI, MULHOLLAND FALLS, REDEMPTION, RENEGADE, SECRET THINGS, and
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA:
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE: SUPERBIT EDITION (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall
"Ultimately, a purchasing decision should come down to personal
preferences. As a devout film historian, I thrive on extra features. As
it turns out, I could not discern sufficient improvement in the Superbit
picture to sacrifice interesting supplements available on the earlier
DVD edition of this classic film."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gu...nesuperbit.php
HOWARD HUGHES: THE REAL AVIATOR (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
"Hughes clearly had a strong iron streak in him, but throughout the
narrative Ferreri is full of gee-shucks Texas charm. I don't doubt that
Hughes was charming, but charming in a Sean Connery way, not a Gary
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hughesrealaviator.php
JU-ON (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 90/100):
"My only problem with Ju-on stems from the hype around it. I kept
hearing it was 'the scariest movie of the year' and 'horror has a new
genius,' but it just could never live up to those claims. It creates a
great mood and has a lot of ambiance. The sound design could be a horror
movie on its own. But did it make me pee? No."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/juon.php
THE LEGEND OF SURIYOTHAI (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score
"The stunning cinematography, fabulous recreation of historical Thailand
and solid disc may make this a worthwhile rental for fans of historical
epics. If only it had been tighter and more focused, I think it could
have been recommended for many other people as well."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/legendsuriyothai.php
MULHOLLAND FALLS (reviewed by David Ryan, overall score 82/100):
"Ultimately, the biggest flaw Mulholland Falls had was bad timing. It's
really not a bad film at all -- but compared to Brian Singer's The Usual
Suspects, which preceded it by a year, and Curtis Hanson's L.A.
Confidential, which followed it in 1997, it's a distant also-ran."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mulhollandfalls.php
REDEMPTION (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall score 82/100):
"When I'm watching the story of a man who went from leader of the Crips
to convicted felon to Nobel Prize nominee and I still am not entertained
for an hour and a half, there is a problem."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/redemption2004.php
RENEGADE (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall score 35/100):
"Billy the Idiot is portrayed by Jan Kounen, the director of Renegade,
who is probably unaware of how ironic this bit casting actually is."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/renegade.php
SECRET THINGS (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 74/100):
"Women and men, women and women, and women and men and women and
women do very secret things. I've seen my fair share of softcore
erotica, and I tell you that Secret Things found ways to make me feel
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/secretthings.php
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
"The Witch Who Came From the Sea, cumbersome title and all, is not what
I was expecting. Re-released by the committed folks at Subversive Cinema
(whose prior offering, Living Hell, was lovingly crafted even though the
movie was pretty lame), this film is plays like a '70s version of a
Lifetime movie, just with gushing blood and nudity."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/wi...amefromsea.php
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