DVD Verdict reviews: DUNE: EXTENDED EDITION, THE BEST OF THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN: TWO-DISC
    SPECIAL EDITION, THE BEST OF THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, THE CARY GRANT BOX
    SET, CAST IN GRAY, DOMINO, DUNE: EXTENDED EDITION, HE-MAN AND THE
    MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO, MARJOE, MY LITTLE PONY:
    THE PRINCESS PROMENADE, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: SPECIAL
    EDITION, VODKA LEMON, and WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS:


    ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Ryan
    Keefer, overall score 93/100):
    "One of the reasons why All the President's Men is standard material for
    high school journalism classes is that the reporting by Woodward and
    Bernstein is as much about the failures as it is the successes. A
    significant amount of time is spent watching the reporters having doors
    closed in their faces by unwilling subjects."

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

    THE BEST OF THE ELECTRIC COMPANY (reviewed by Chris Claro, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Its combination of sketches, songs and animation has been duplicated
    countless times by dozens of imitators in the last 35 years, but for
    sheer infectious enjoyment, it remains unmatched."

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

    THE CARY GRANT BOX SET (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 90/100):
    "His Girl Friday (1940) is easily the best movie in the collection. It
    simultaneously redefined and ended the screwball comedy by being the
    best example of the genre. It's a golden piece of fast-played farce, so
    well delivered and believable it sings like a fine symphony."

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

    CAST IN GRAY (reviewed by George Hatch, overall score 97/100):
    "Cast in Gray is a fascinating journey through the mind of a man on the
    brink of self-destruction, and director Toth makes the most of the
    premise. Is the Man with The Dog a figment of The Man's imagination, an
    alter-ego used as a sounding board for his suicidal intentions, or is
    the hitchhiker some kind of angel, a form of divine intervention
    deployed at a time of crisis? I have no plans of spoiling your enjoyment
    by even hinting at how these scenarios pan out."

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

    DOMINO (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall score 90/100):
    "In fact, after watching this DVD and going back to the teaser trailer,
    that teaser was a lot better than I thought. I just couldn't get past
    that 'My name is Domino Haahvee, and I'm ah bountee huntah!' Turns out I
    missed a pretty good film. Judging by its low grosses, so did you."

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

    DUNE: EXTENDED EDITION (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 88/100):
    "What went wrong? The script is an unholy mess -- full of lost subplots
    from the novel, disturbing voiceover narrations, and useless additions
    to the Dune mythology."

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

    HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO (reviewed
    by David Johnson, overall score 97/100):
    "By mixing up the villainy, and tossing in a barrage of weird plot
    devices like The Golden Disks of Knowledge, The Fountain of Life, the
    Scarab of Power, the Dimension Sphere, and the Stirrups of Eternal
    Lamentation (I made that last one up), the imagination meter blows way
    past 'psychotropic drug-induced.'"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hemans1v2.php

    MARJOE (reviewed by Neal Masri, overall score 90/100):
    "Marjoe Gortner is like a combination of Elmer Gantry and Abbie Hoffman.
    His weird mix of born again fire and countercultural cynicism makes him
    a fascinating tour guide through the business of religion in America."

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

    MY LITTLE PONY: THE PRINCESS PROMENADE (reviewed by David Johnson,
    overall score 85/100):
    "And what is our primary function? Breeding, of course. It is our seed
    the females are solely interested in."

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

    THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Brendan
    Babish, overall score 91/100):
    "Don't let the serious subject matter scare you away. The Unbearable
    Lightness of Being is funny, erotic, enlightening and thoroughly
    entertaining."

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

    VODKA LEMON (reviewed by Dan Mancini, overall score 95/100):
    "In the interview that comprises the liner notes of this DVD release,
    Saleem quotes a 17th-century Orientalist: 'The Kurds are both the
    saddest and most joyous people.' If we had only Vodka Lemon against
    which to judge the accuracy of that statement, we'd have to conclude
    it's one-hundred percent true."

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

    WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall
    score 94/100):
    "Taken as a whole, Preminger's realization of the characters in Ben
    Hecht's screenplay started an archetypal ripple that has yet to abate."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Feb 13, 2006
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