DVD Verdict reviews: MURPHY BROWN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ANOTHER COUNTRY, COFFEE AND
    CIGARETTES, GARY MOORE: LIVE AT MONTREUX 1990, KING ARTHUR: DIRECTOR'S
    CUT, MURPHY BROWN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, RONAN TYNAN: THE
    IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, SCROOGE, and W.C. FIELDS COMEDY COLLECTION:


    ANOTHER COUNTRY (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall score 91/100):
    "Fans of the actors may be curious to see them in these early roles, and
    expectations of fine performances and fresh young faces will not be
    dashed. Just don't expect the confident Everett of My Best Friend's
    Wedding, the vulnerable Firth of Love Actually, or the heroic Cary Elwes
    of A Princess Bride."

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

    COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score
    85/100):
    "Like Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal or (to a lesser extent) Kevin
    Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jarmusch's latest plays like an
    in-joke to his longtime fans -- it's a filmmaker's delirious exercise.
    The difference between the Jarmusch film and those other two is that his
    is not just a stunt; it stands on its own, managing to transcend what
    could have been a mere experiment. It's not the best film Jarmusch has
    made, but it might just be the most fun."

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

    GARY MOORE: LIVE AT MONTREUX 1990 (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall
    score 93/100):
    "If you can sit still while Moore & Co. get off with Texas Strut you
    probably need defibrillation -- or delivery of the last rites. Even the
    devil, his own bad self, would leave the stage weeping openly if he
    dared to match Moore chop for bone-crunching chop."

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

    KING ARTHUR: DIRECTOR'S CUT (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 85/100):
    "Don't believe the vitriol. King Arthur isn't King Ralph."

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

    MURPHY BROWN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall
    score 89/100):
    "Murphy was no role model. She wasn't a plucky Mary Tyler Moore making
    it in a tough man's world -- she was as ballsy as any of the men around
    her. But she didn't slip into the tough-as-nails, broad-with-a-heart-of-
    gold cliche either. Sure, she cared about people, but she cared about
    herself more, and made no apologies for it."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/murphybrownseason1.php

    RONAN TYNAN: THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 84/100):
    "Containing moments of mind-blowing beauty, as well as a few clunker
    conceits along the way (all provided by the good-natured but grossly
    underprepared London Community Gospel Choir), this remarkable program
    proves that Tynan has one of the most outstanding and moving voices in
    all of music."

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

    SCROOGE (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 90/100):
    "The results are something splendid indeed, a mix of Old World Victorian
    sentiment with traditional big-budget musical splendor, creating a
    sumptuous figgy pudding of a film."

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

    W.C. FIELDS COMEDY COLLECTION (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall
    score 91/100):
    "Despite the lack of fun extras, this collection is a must for
    anyone who enjoys classic comedy or just hates children, dogs, and
    shrewish women. Personally, I love children -- but only if they're
    properly cooked."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Feb 7, 2005
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