DVD Verdict reviews: GRANDMA'S BOY, SNOOPY, COME HOME, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE EDITION, DEAD
    BROKE, GRANDMA'S BOY, THE HEROIN BUSTERS, NAKED AMONG WOLVES, SNOOPY,
    COME HOME, SOUTH FROM GRANADA, STREET LAW, and UPRESSPLAY VOLUME 2:


    DARKNESS: THE VAMPIRE EDITION (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 85/100):
    "Had it been twenty years earlier, Jonker may have been mentioned in the
    same breath as Romero or Carpenter. The film was made for ten thousand
    dollars. Judging from the amount of gore, $9,990 of that paltry sum was
    spent on red goo."

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

    DEAD BROKE (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 80/100):
    "Though it's cinematically sloppy and stumbles getting to its final act
    denouement, Dead Broke is something quite rare in the world of post-
    modern moviemaking -- a straight-ahead murder mystery. You know the kind
    -- a crime (usually murder), a series of suspects, and a shrewd
    detective who has the internal fortitude, both mentally and physically,
    to figure it all out."

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

    GRANDMA'S BOY (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 80/100):
    "Guilty of being a completely unoriginal marriage of Dude, Where's My
    Car and The Golden Girls. You'll laugh, but you won't respect yourself
    in the morning."

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

    THE HEROIN BUSTERS (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 93/100):
    "Grifters, addicts, mobsters, and cops swirl around each other in a dark
    dance set against a backdrop of neon and cold pavement."

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

    NAKED AMONG WOLVES (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 90/100):
    "The horrors of the Holocaust have scarcely faded 60 years on. But when
    this film was released in 1963, barely 18 years after the war, the
    experience of seeing it must have burned like fire in an open wound."

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

    SNOOPY, COME HOME (reviewed by Geoffrey Miller, overall score 79/100):
    "As a product of the times, Snoopy, Come Home is markedly different
    from the first Peanuts theatrical outing, A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
    In some ways it's a refreshing change of pace; in others it's an
    awkward misstep."

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

    SOUTH FROM GRANADA (reviewed by Russell Engebretson, overall
    score 78/100):
    " I don't feel a need to empathize with the star of a movie; sometimes
    the main character is meant to be repellant or unlovable. What I find
    bothersome here is that Brenan's choices, although they smack of
    egocentric manipulation, are bathed in a whimsical and nostalgic glow."

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

    STREET LAW (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 80/100):
    "Castellari's film plays more like a spaghetti western (especially
    during the climactic showdown in a factory) than a tale of urban
    vigilantism. But it is one hyper-kinetic piece of filmmaking when
    characters aren't pontificating about what happened, what should happen,
    and what almost certainly never will."

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

    UPRESSPLAY VOLUME 2 (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 78/100):
    "It is important to note that Jack-of-all-cinematic-trades Daniel J.
    Pico directs four of the entries here (Limbo, Roscoe Village, Reality,
    and Soldier) and his imprint really improves Volume 2."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/upressplayvol2.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, May 18, 2006
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