DVD Verdict reviews: HEAT: SPECIAL EDITION, DIG!, END OF THE CENTURY: STORY OF THE RAMONES, and more

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR COLLECTION,
    BATMAN AND ROBIN: THE COMPLETE 1949 MOVIE SERIAL COLLECTION, BOBBY
    DARIN: BEYOND THE SONG, DIG!, DINNER AT EIGHT, END OF THE CENTURY: STORY
    OF THE RAMONES, HEAT: SPECIAL EDITION, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, and
    OCTOBER SKY: SPECIAL EDITION:


    THE AMITYVILLE HORROR COLLECTION (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 75/100):
    "As the end credits rolled I thought to myself, 'Hey, where the heck are
    the spooks?' Listen, you can't have it both ways: Either show us the
    beasties or make a different movie. It's like buying a Reese's peanut
    butter cup and finding out, after you've bitten into the chocolate cup,
    that there's no peanut butter inside. Wouldn't you feel slightly
    cheated? That's exactly how I felt after watching The Amityville Horror"

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

    BATMAN AND ROBIN: THE COMPLETE 1949 MOVIE SERIAL COLLECTION (reviewed by
    David Gutierrez, overall score 85/100):
    "He is the worst Robin I have ever seen. Maybe he decided to play the
    role logically: a tired man almost as old as his mentor stuck wearing
    green tights and standing off the side, forced to take orders and cover
    for a studlier guy who gets the ladies."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/batmanserial1949.php

    BOBBY DARIN: BEYOND THE SONG (reviewed by George Hatch, overall
    score 93/100):
    "With a full orchestra and back-up singers, Bobby still commands the
    stage using his voice, energy, and body language to bring the song to
    'higher' levels with each new chorus. And you'll see some of his most
    inspired and smoothest footwork. Just imagine a combination of James
    Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Fred Astaire."

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

    DIG! (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 98/100):
    "If anyone should embrace the power of the people over the current
    crooked corporate system, it should be Newcombe. It's what he's fought
    for his entire career. Too bad he's too lost in his own ephemera to
    realize it. There is a world ready to buy into what he has to say --
    this amazing movie more than proves it. We can DiG! it, Anton. You
    should DiG! it too."

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

    DINNER AT EIGHT (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 97/100):
    "There's plenty of physical comedy, and the script is chock-full of
    quotable jokes. Yet the film is alive to the fragility of human
    happiness, which gives it a similar flavor to its forerunner, Grand
    Hotel. As terrific as the stars are, it's really the writing that sells
    Dinner at Eight"

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

    END OF THE CENTURY: STORY OF THE RAMONES (reviewed by Bill Gibron,
    overall score 95/100):
    "It really is too bad that The Ramones couldn't have been superstars.
    But, then again, maybe they wouldn't have been The Ramones."

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

    HEAT: SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score
    92/100):
    "Michael Mann does epic the way that Oliver Stone wishes he could, and
    he does it without the overblown theatrics. There is absolutely no doubt
    that this taut tale of obsession is worth owning by any fan of crime,
    action, or drama. The three hours fly by, giving us ten films' worth of
    plot in the process."

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

    JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (reviewed by Neal Solon, overall score 93/100):
    "The question more directly raised by Judgment at Nuremberg is this:
    What responsibility do citizens bear for the past actions of their
    government and for their complicity, active or passive, in the morally
    bankrupt actions of a government that was, at the time, their legal
    authority?"

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

    OCTOBER SKY: SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall
    score 95/100):
    "October Sky is that rare mix of entertainment and quality that will
    leave you thinking about it for days afterward. Everything about it is
    top-notch, from the acting to the production values, and it is
    guaranteed to capture the attention and the imagination of even the most
    jaded teenage -- or, for that matter, adult -- viewer."

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

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