DVD Verdict reviews: LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BAD SLEEP WELL: CRITERION
    COLLECTION, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: ANNIVERSARY EDITION, CABIN IN THE
    SKY, THE CHUMSCRUBBER, EMERGENCY!: SEASON ONE, LOGGINS AND MESSINA:
    SITTIN' IN AGAIN AT THE SANTA BARBARA BOWL, LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC
    SPECIAL EDITION, LOVE, LUDLOW, STORMY WEATHER, and TITUS: SEASON THREE:


    THE BAD SLEEP WELL: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Dan Mancini,
    overall score 90/100):
    "Though it doesn't occupy the top tier of the director's oeuvre, The Bad
    Sleep Well is a mostly successful effort that helps to further clarify
    -- for those who have been slowly building a Kurosawa DVD collection
    over the past few years -- the director's fascination with the ills of
    the Japan of his day, and how that fascination informed both his period
    and contemporary films."

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

    BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: ANNIVERSARY EDITION (reviewed by Brett Cullum,
    overall score 94/100):
    "Audrey made Holly's character conform to her persona. She was a
    hustler, but she had a feminine style and grace that was undeniably
    charming, all due to the actress playing the role."

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

    CABIN IN THE SKY (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall score 85/100):
    "Certainly Waters's and Horne's characters are stereotypes, but they're
    never simply stereotypes; to hear Waters' rich, stately, majestic
    delivery of 'Cabin in the Sky' or 'Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe' is
    to hear an artist of the highest order at work, and that's a pretty
    radical statement in itself."

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

    THE CHUMSCRUBBER (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 80/100):
    "Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club, Donnie Darko...each generation
    needs a fictional account that it can point to and say, 'That's how it
    feels to be me.' The Chumscrubber wants to be that film for the current
    generation, but I don't think it will ever be embraced by the teens that
    it claims to represent."

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

    EMERGENCY!: SEASON ONE (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score
    95/100):
    "Emergency! is the balls."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/emergencyseason1.php

    LOGGINS AND MESSINA: SITTIN' IN AGAIN AT THE SANTA BARBARA BOWL
    (reviewed by Chris Claro, overall score 95/100):
    http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/logginsmessinasittin.php

    LORD OF WAR: TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Brendan Babish,
    overall score 80/100):
    http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lordwarse.php

    LOVE, LUDLOW (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 90/100):
    "Greater availability of low-budget independent films is one of the
    luxuries afforded by DVD. Ten years ago, a film like Love, Ludlow would
    have hit the festival circuit, garnered a few positive reviews, and then
    completely disappeared from sight."

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

    STORMY WEATHER (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 93/100):
    "Lena Horne is exquisite to look at, full of grace, and with a glossy
    singing voice to boot. Fats Waller is an amusing rapscallion with
    gifted fingers. Cab Calloway is an energetic composer with an
    unshakeable sense of jive. Bill Robinson has educated feet. Watching
    them all together in the same musical is like getting a concentrated
    dose of American culture."

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

    TITUS: SEASON THREE (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall score 95/100):
    "So ends one of the better television shows in recent memory, cancelled
    by a network who never quite realized exactly how funny a show they had
    on their hands. This was never more apparent than in Titus: Season Three
    when the subject matter took even darker and confusing turns. Not that
    the previous seasons of infidelity, alcoholism, emotional abuse, and
    dysfunctional behavior were free from their share of controversy, mind
    you; only that the final season upped the ante by including
    schizophrenia, suicide, gay bashing, terrorist hijackings, child abuse,
    and senility as comedic backdrops, somehow making them both believable
    and hilarious at the same time."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/titusseason3.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    DVD Verdict, Jan 30, 2006
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