DVD Verdict reviews: LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION and more!
Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BAD SLEEP WELL: CRITERION
COLLECTION, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: ANNIVERSARY EDITION, CABIN IN THE
SKY, THE CHUMSCRUBBER, EMERGENCY!: SEASON ONE, LOGGINS AND MESSINA:
SITTIN' IN AGAIN AT THE SANTA BARBARA BOWL, LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC
SPECIAL EDITION, LOVE, LUDLOW, STORMY WEATHER, and TITUS: SEASON THREE:
THE BAD SLEEP WELL: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Dan Mancini,
overall score 90/100):
"Though it doesn't occupy the top tier of the director's oeuvre, The Bad
Sleep Well is a mostly successful effort that helps to further clarify
-- for those who have been slowly building a Kurosawa DVD collection
over the past few years -- the director's fascination with the ills of
the Japan of his day, and how that fascination informed both his period
and contemporary films."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/badsleepwell.php
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: ANNIVERSARY EDITION (reviewed by Brett Cullum,
overall score 94/100):
"Audrey made Holly's character conform to her persona. She was a
hustler, but she had a feminine style and grace that was undeniably
charming, all due to the actress playing the role."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/br...tiffanysse.php
CABIN IN THE SKY (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall score 85/100):
"Certainly Waters's and Horne's characters are stereotypes, but they're
never simply stereotypes; to hear Waters' rich, stately, majestic
delivery of 'Cabin in the Sky' or 'Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe' is
to hear an artist of the highest order at work, and that's a pretty
radical statement in itself."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/cabininsky.php
THE CHUMSCRUBBER (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 80/100):
"Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club, Donnie Darko...each generation
needs a fictional account that it can point to and say, 'That's how it
feels to be me.' The Chumscrubber wants to be that film for the current
generation, but I don't think it will ever be embraced by the teens that
it claims to represent."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/chumscrubber.php
EMERGENCY!: SEASON ONE (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score
"Emergency! is the balls."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/emergencyseason1.php
LOGGINS AND MESSINA: SITTIN' IN AGAIN AT THE SANTA BARBARA BOWL
(reviewed by Chris Claro, overall score 95/100):
LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Brendan Babish,
overall score 80/100):
LOVE, LUDLOW (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 90/100):
"Greater availability of low-budget independent films is one of the
luxuries afforded by DVD. Ten years ago, a film like Love, Ludlow would
have hit the festival circuit, garnered a few positive reviews, and then
completely disappeared from sight."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/loveludlow.php
STORMY WEATHER (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 93/100):
"Lena Horne is exquisite to look at, full of grace, and with a glossy
singing voice to boot. Fats Waller is an amusing rapscallion with
gifted fingers. Cab Calloway is an energetic composer with an
unshakeable sense of jive. Bill Robinson has educated feet. Watching
them all together in the same musical is like getting a concentrated
dose of American culture."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/stormyweather.php
TITUS: SEASON THREE (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall score 95/100):
"So ends one of the better television shows in recent memory, cancelled
by a network who never quite realized exactly how funny a show they had
on their hands. This was never more apparent than in Titus: Season Three
when the subject matter took even darker and confusing turns. Not that
the previous seasons of infidelity, alcoholism, emotional abuse, and
dysfunctional behavior were free from their share of controversy, mind
you; only that the final season upped the ante by including
schizophrenia, suicide, gay bashing, terrorist hijackings, child abuse,
and senility as comedic backdrops, somehow making them both believable
and hilarious at the same time."
FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/titusseason3.php
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