DVD Verdict reviews: JUNEBUG, CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BLOOD AND BLACK LACE: UNSLASHED
    COLLECTOR'S EDITION, CAFE LUMIERE, CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT, THE DARK
    CORNER, THE ESCAPIST, JUNEBUG, LADY IN WHITE, MR. SHOW: THE COMPLETE
    COLLECTION, PUPPET MASTER VS. DEMONIC TOYS, and THE ULTIMATE BILLY JACK
    COLLECTION:


    BLOOD AND BLACK LACE: UNSLASHED COLLECTOR'S EDITION (reviewed by Rob
    Lineberger, overall score 86/100):
    "Bava is known beyond the confines of the giallo for his artistic set
    design and fascinating facility with the camera. If you appreciate his
    work, you could do far worse than this special edition by VCI."

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

    CAFE LUMIERE (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall score 93/100):
    "The most vivid image Hou uses is that of the commuter train, speeding
    us about anonymously on our individual journeys. Hajime's hobby is
    riding around with recording equipment, trying to capture some pattern
    in the trains' various sounds; he also generates a computer image of
    himself as a sort of fetus, wrapped in a womb of trains. (He is also
    pretty clearly in love with Yoko, although he never says anything; this
    unspoken fact gives an added poignance to his search for pattern and
    connection.)"

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

    CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score
    80/100):
    "Warner Brothers plucks a bit of Yuletide fluff from the vaults. A
    shimmering print and an Academy Award-winning short on the extras menu
    help compensate for a farce that stretches suspension of disbelief
    beyond the tensile strength of taffy. The results are at once
    pleasantly diverting and instantly forgettable -- at least until the
    next Christmas season."

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

    THE DARK CORNER (reviewed by Brendan Babish, overall score 80/100):
    "The Dark Corner is a film I had never heard of; it is a film I never
    would have seen if I wasn't reviewing it; and it is a movie I would have
    been happy to stay up until 4 a.m. to watch."

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

    THE ESCAPIST (reviewed by Michael Rankins, overall score 75/100):
    "He can escape from anything. Except this script."

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

    JUNEBUG (reviewed by Brendan Babish, overall score 90/100):
    "Junebug is a lovely little movie. I try to refrain from describing
    movies as 'lovely,' but really, no other word is more apt."

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

    LADY IN WHITE (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 85/100):
    "You can feel LaLoggia's unabashed affection for the project in every
    frame of Lady in White, and in an age where the majority of horror films
    are cold, cynical, demographic-driven machinations, that's a pretty
    special thing."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/ladyinwhite1988.php

    MR. SHOW: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall
    score 98/100):
    "I think that little Mr. Show guy sums up Mr. Show. It touches you in
    naughty places, with a friendly maniac grin. It burns you, then
    apologizes. And it dresses very, very badly."

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

    PUPPET MASTER VS. DEMONIC TOYS (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 48/100):
    "Do you honestly need me to tell you this movie is bad? I didn't
    think so."

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

    THE ULTIMATE BILLY JACK COLLECTION (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 89/100):
    "All marketing and distribution innovations aside, the Billy Jack
    movies are a collection of quasi-classics which will continue to be
    looked at in the years to come. No other movies so perfectly capture
    their era, as well as the mindset of those who made them, than this
    quartet of pointed political commentaries. Just like his creation, one
    tin soldier still rides after all other social scoundrels have faded
    away. His name is Tom Laughlin, and his movies are a primer in personal
    conviction and passion."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    DVD Verdict, Jan 17, 2006
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