DVD Verdict reviews: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: SEASON TWO and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: SEASON TWO,
    BEST OF THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW (VOLUMES 1 AND 2), THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS
    REY, 11:14, HIGH TENSION, INSERTS, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, LEGEND OF ZELDA:
    COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, SLIME CITY,
    SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON, UNBORN BUT FORGOTTEN, and THE
    WORK OF DIRECTOR ANTON CORBIJN:


    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: SEASON TWO (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 97/100):
    "Each episode brings premise after ridiculous premise, and it's all
    executed with the trademark wit of the writers and the timing of the
    cast, which, for my nickel, is the funniest comedy ensemble since The
    Muppet Show."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/arresteddevelopmentseason2.php

    BEST OF THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW (VOLUMES 1 AND 2) (reviewed by David
    Johnson, overall score 89/100):
    "Not all the sketches are homeruns, but there's enough thoroughly funny
    stuff for me to recommend this set, as a huge Chris Rock fan and as a
    dude that likes watching things that make me laugh to myself."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bestchrisrockvol1and2.php

    THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall
    score 91/100):
    "If you have read the novel, you'll find that The Bridge of San Luis
    Rey, for the most part, keeps the spirit of Wilder's classic. It does
    make changes, however."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bridgesanluisrey.php

    11:14 (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall score 93/100):
    "A kaleidoscopic jigsaw of flashbacks, cuts, montages, and repetition,
    the film traces through the events leading up to the fateful 11:14 PM,
    through various angles, observed by the people who congregate
    inadvertently upon the chaos. No linear storytelling here; the film
    jumps in every direction possible, weaving its tale back and forth,
    often repeating sequences from the perspective of different characters."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/1114.php

    HIGH TENSION (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 88/100):
    "Compared to some of the 'horror' that Hollywood has churned out
    recently, High Tension is gorier than a marathon of those Learning
    Channel surgery shows."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hightension.php

    INSERTS (reviewed by George Hatch, overall score 92/100):
    "Inserts was an audacious film for its time and paid the price for being
    so. Take advantage of this DVD release to see what all of the fuss was
    about. Despite excellent acting by the entire cast, and a provocative
    but well-handled storyline, most reviewers, and the general public who
    saw it on its original limited release, hated the movie."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/inserts.php

    KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 97/100):
    "One of the pleasant surprises about Kingdom of Heaven, and probably a
    key in its box office drubbing, is its thoughtful, ambivalent approach
    to the conflict between Christians and Muslims."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/kingdomheaven.php

    LEGEND OF ZELDA: COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES (reviewed by Mac McEntire,
    overall score 83/100):
    "These days, fans often complain how there's yet to be a decent video
    game adaptation coming out of Hollywood, but here's one that, although
    not perfect, is pretty good."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/legendzelda.php

    SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall
    score 84/100):
    "Quite a pleasant film, and one that should live on video for awhile, as
    the themes of friendship, love and life are great growing of age
    concepts that everyone can relate to."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/sisterhoodtravelingpants.php

    SLIME CITY (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 86/100):
    "For the miniscule budget it was made on ($35,000), the gore effects are
    surprisingly well done. Again, these aren't of the scary, disturbing
    ilk, but more of the slapstick severed-head-on-the-floor-instructing-its-body-to-
    kill variety."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/slimecity.php

    SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 94/100):
    "Unlike its chief rival, The Simpsons, there is no attempt at familial
    bliss, interpersonal insight, or subtle spirituality. No, Parker and
    Stone believe that kids are far more primitive than we allow them to be.
    In their eyes, growing up is the complication and deconstruction of
    something that is pure, prescient, and puerile."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/southparkseason6.php

    UNBORN BUT FORGOTTEN (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 65/100):
    "Yeah, it's yet another creepy techno-ghost Asian horror film. Yipee."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/unbornforgotten.php

    THE WORK OF DIRECTOR ANTON CORBIJN (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 89/100):
    "When viewed side by side, without any distance of time or setting, the
    similarities are just striking. One video melds into the other, creating
    a kind of universal statement of rock-and-roll musicianship."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/antoncorbijn.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Oct 11, 2005
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