DVD Verdict reviews: G, DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA'S FIRST TRIP, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BALLROOM DANCING MADE EASY,
    BREAKING NEWS, DON'T DELIVER US FROM EVIL, DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA'S
    FIRST TRIP, DUKE ELLINGTON: LOVE YOU MADLY / A CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC
    AT GRACE CATHEDRAL, DUMBLAND, THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY ABOVE
    SUSPICION, G, HOW TO LOSE YOUR LOVER, JUDAS PRIEST: RISING IN THE EAST,
    THE PERFECT MAN, THE SCORNED, THE UNTOLD STORY OF EMMETT LOUIS TILL, and
    YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: CONCERTO SUITE FOR GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA:


    BALLROOM DANCING MADE EASY (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 90/100):
    "It is geared mainly toward beginners, so advanced booty-shakers may not
    find as much value in the disc as novices, but who knows, there still
    might be a few interesting tips to pick up."

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

    BREAKING NEWS (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall score 90/100):
    "In fact, the majority of the film is pretty predictable and derivative,
    with only a few key deviations from the normal Hong Kong action
    blockbuster. But oh, what a difference a few small nuances can make."

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

    DON'T DELIVER US FROM EVIL (reviewed by Geoffrey Miller, overall
    score 82/100):
    "I was expecting Don't Deliver Us From Evil to be a cheap, gory horror
    flick only good for some gross-outs and laughs. So it's a pleasant
    surprise that it's almost the complete opposite: a relatively subtle,
    artful drama. It is haunting and strangely beautiful -- an ode to the
    poignancy of doomed youth."

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

    DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA'S FIRST TRIP (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 80/100):
    "For me, Dora is as irritating as skin rash, but I get why kids dig her.
    If those kids happen to be yours, then this disc should keep them
    yelling 'Go left!' or 'Look behind the elephant droppings!' for a long
    time. Good luck with all that."

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

    DUKE ELLINGTON: LOVE YOU MADLY / A CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC AT GRACE
    CATHEDRAL (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 90/100):
    "Love You Madly and A Concert of Sacred Music at the Grace Cathedral are
    both Emmy-nominated programs that capture Ellington at the height of his
    talents. They provide a fascinating look at the monumentally gifted
    composer, bandleader and pianist that emphasizes his mastery and
    influence over jazz -- and popular music as a whole."

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

    DUMBLAND (reviewed by Mac McEntire, overall score 85/100):
    "At first glance, Dumbland appears to be nothing but a bunch of shorts
    about disgusting people being horrible to each other. But this is David
    Lynch we're dealing with, so it's never about what's on the surface.
    Dumbland is Lynch's critique of 'normal' people."

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

    THE FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY ABOVE SUSPICION (reviewed by Paul Corupe,
    overall score 80/100):
    "Thanks to a steady stream of DVD releases like these, sexy Italian
    thrillers have emerged from obscurity to take the a prominent place in
    Euro-cult fandom and horror cinema in general, and The Forbidden Photos
    of a Lady Above Suspicion is another interesting contribution to this
    stylish legacy."

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

    G (reviewed by Michael Rankins, overall score 71/100):
    "G is for guilty. It's also for grave, where F. Scott Fitzgerald is
    likely spinning even now."

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

    HOW TO LOSE YOUR LOVER (reviewed by Michael Rankins, overall
    score 81/100):
    "The romantic comedy is perhaps the most challenging film genre in
    which to innovate. Men and women have been falling in (and out of) love
    on this planet for thousands of years -- is there really anything new
    that can be said or shown about the process? In all likelihood, no. But
    that status quo doesn't keep filmmakers from trying, or filmgoers from,
    well, going."

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

    JUDAS PRIEST: RISING IN THE EAST (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 82/100):
    "When one of heavy metal's most notorious groups can weather line-up
    changes, fickle popular music tastes, and the trials and tribulations of
    fame without sacrificing their rock overlord status, you know there's
    something special about them."

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

    THE PERFECT MAN (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 72/100):
    "This movie is guaranteed to make any man in the near vicinity flee,
    perfect or imperfect as he may be."

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

    THE SCORNED (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 50/100):
    "Awful on so many levels, The Scorned elicited many gut reactions from
    this reviewer: boredom from the tedious story, amusement at the
    ridiculous performances, pity for the cast of emotional retards, and
    limitless joy at the sight of the closing credits."

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

    THE UNTOLD STORY OF EMMETT LOUIS TILL (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall
    score 91/100):
    "Beauchamp does an excellent job of providing the details of the case,
    and at the heart of the film (and moreover the cause) is Emmett's mother
    Mamie. She presents a level of strength, courage, and determination that
    few could ever fathom."

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

    YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: CONCERTO SUITE FOR GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA (reviewed by
    Paul Corupe, overall score 77/100):
    "While several heavy metal bands have recorded an album backed by a
    symphonic orchestras in the past few years, none may have been better
    suited to the task than Malmsteen. He's one of the few metal artists
    whose work often shares more similarities with classical music than what
    most people traditionally consider metal."

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

    Mike Jackson
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    DVD Verdict, Apr 11, 2006
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