DVD Verdict reviews: DEEP PURPLE: LIVE IN MONTREAUX 1996 and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BLACK REBELS / MURDER IN
    MISSISSIPPI, DEEP PURPLE: LIVE IN MONTREAUX 1996, FOLLOW THE FLEET,
    GRAVION: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, THE HEIRLOOM, KALEIDO STAR: AMAZING
    COLLECTION, MACABRE PAIR OF SHORTS, THE MONEY MAMMALS: SAVING MONEY IS
    FUN!, MY MOTHER'S SMILE, PINKY, PLAYING FOR CHANGE, ROCK 'N' ROLL
    NIGHTMARE, SHE MOB / NYMPHS (ANONYMOUS), and THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE /
    THE LUSTING HOURS / IN HOT BLOOD:


    BLACK REBELS / MURDER IN MISSISSIPPI (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 82/100):
    "Individuals anxious for a little more adult action in their
    exploitation experience will probably flee in fear once they see that
    the black-on-white wantonness here is more or less left to the
    imagination. The braver of the bunch should stick around and, perhaps,
    learn a little something about the disgraceful segregation that ruled
    the country for centuries."

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

    DEEP PURPLE: LIVE IN MONTREAUX 1996 (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 81/100):
    "Though often called Mach VII, the 1996 collective standing on the
    Montreaux Jazz Festival stage is about as close to Mach II as you will
    currently get. Everyone from the 1970-75 seminal line-up is here sans
    Blackmore, and if you can accept ex-Dixie Dregs/Kansas guitarist Steve
    Morse as a replacement, you'll have no real issue."

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

    FOLLOW THE FLEET (reviewed by Bryan Pope, overall score 86/100):
    "So accustomed to playing second fiddle to Astaire, Rogers finally gets
    a film that plays to her strengths. Based on a play by Hubert Osborne,
    Follow the Fleet's creampuff story gives Rogers enough breathing room to
    explore all the qualities she has, until now, only hinted at."

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

    GRAVION: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 75/100):
    "The show looks like a low budget affair without much complexity to the
    images, and lots of the old 'pan across the cell to create action' cheat
    that Japanese animation is famous for using."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gravionseason1.php

    THE HEIRLOOM (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 83/100):
    "If halfway through a movie you just can't engage, something is wrong --
    especially when the picture is so technically accomplished."

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

    KALEIDO STAR: AMAZING COLLECTION (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 88/100):
    "Kaleido Star is among the brightest, most uplifting anime ever
    released."

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

    MACABRE PAIR OF SHORTS (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score
    80/100):
    "Basically, the overall feel of this film is of good-natured, fairly
    harmless parody. Blood and guts and debauchery are held at a minimum,
    the production values are better-looking than most homegrown Troma fare
    and the acting is appropriately ham-fisted."

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

    THE MONEY MAMMALS: SAVING MONEY IS FUN! (reviewed by David Johnson,
    overall score 85/100):
    "'This is really a shame,' said Barbara Icedragon, a parent of two
    young children. 'It's such a sweet DVD, full of music and colorful,
    engaging puppetry. My kids really enjoyed it, even if they were way too
    young to have any clue what money was. Heck, my three year-old still
    thinks quarters are something you put in your mouth that mommy makes
    you vomit up.'"

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

    MY MOTHER'S SMILE (reviewed by Jonathan Weiss, overall score 91/100):
    "On title alone, a person would be completely excused if they didn't
    instantly see the link to religion in this film -- after all a title
    like The Passion of Christ pretty much tells you everything you need to
    know about what you're going to see even before you insert the disc."

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

    PINKY (reviewed by Jesse Ataide, overall score 88/100):
    "Seen through contemporary eyes, Pinky can come off as a rather quaint
    examination of racial tensions in America as it reached the middle of
    the 20th century. One wishes that it would have something more
    compelling and timeless to say about interracial relationships or the
    complex situation of light-skinned African Americans."

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

    PLAYING FOR CHANGE (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 83/100):
    "First impressions are key, and one look at a pre-flood Crescent City
    simply breaks your heart. The vibrance, the life flowing through the
    streets is just incredible."

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

    ROCK 'N' ROLL NIGHTMARE (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score
    82/100):
    "But how often do you see a Canadian '80s rocker in a cape punching a
    demon in the face? If you answered 'Every day, why?' then I wish I
    could be you."

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

    SHE MOB / NYMPHS (ANONYMOUS) (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 90/100):
    "So naturally, with She Mob being a big number two on the must-see
    cinematic hit list, similar fears of dashed expectations surrounded
    its arrival on the digital domain. Honestly, we needn't have worried.
    She Mob is marvelous, a wild, way out exercise in potboiler perversion
    that wears its weirdness right out on its stained cinematic sleeve for
    all to see."

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

    THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE / THE LUSTING HOURS / IN HOT BLOOD (reviewed by
    Bill Gibron, overall score 82/100):
    "While the notion of pimps and the white slavery syndicate are never
    mentioned in this magnificently mannered movie, there are enough uneasy
    life lessons offered here to make The Lusting Hours quite educational.
    It's just not very arousing."

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

    Mike Jackson
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    DVD Verdict, Jun 22, 2006
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