DVD Verdict reviews: NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD, SYRIANA, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALICE COOPER LIVE AT MONTREUX 2005,
    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: UNRATED SPECIAL EDITION, DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK
    PARTY, DIMEVISION: THAT'S THE FUN I HAVE (VOLUME 1), FIREWALL (HD DVD
    AND DVD COMBO), THE FIVE PENNIES, THE LONGEST DAY, METAL: A HEADBANGER'S
    JOURNEY, MR. AND MRS. SMITH: UNRATED TWO-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION,
    MUNICH, NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (HD DVD), 16
    BLOCKS (HD DVD AND DVD COMBO), SYRIANA, and ULTRAVIOLET: UNRATED
    EXTENDED CUT:


    ALICE COOPER LIVE AT MONTREUX 2005 (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 96/100):
    "If you believe Alice Cooper to washed up and merely trying to wring a
    bit more money out of a tired act, you'd be sorely mistaken."

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

    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS: UNRATED SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by Rob
    Lineberger, overall score 81/100):
    "As each atrocity mounts, you will either turn away in disgust or find
    yourself perversely enthralled. It is unabashed, puerile wish
    fulfillment."

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

    DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Politics is always present, in a resolutely unpreachy way: Chappelle
    says at one point that he invited artists one doesn't often hear on the
    radio, who aren't afraid to criticize those in power in blunt and often
    profane ways (Dead Prez, for example)."

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

    DIMEVISION: THAT'S THE FUN I HAVE (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Bill Gibron,
    overall score 84/100):
    "More of a sloppy celebration of a free-spirited rocker's rebellious
    downtime than a homily to a fallen friend, Dimevision: Volume 1 --
    That's the Fun I Have is a scrapbook collection of material accumulated
    over the entire life of this enigmatic man. One look at the content here
    and you can tell that Dimebag Darrell absolutely loved life."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/dimevisionvol1.php

    FIREWALL (HD DVD AND DVD COMBO) (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 90/100):
    "If you say you haven't seen Warner Brother's new Firewall yet, well, I
    say you probably have seen it since it relies on so many action-intrigue
    set pieces that have gone before it."

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

    THE FIVE PENNIES (reviewed by Bryan Pope, overall score 90/100):
    "In a film with countless musical high points, the peak is Kaye's 'When
    the Saints Go Marching In' duet with the inimitable Louis Armstrong
    (playing himself as no one else ever could), a number that transcends
    the film and, if you'll forgive the hyperbole, soars into the
    stratosphere of cinematic legend. It's just that good."

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

    THE LONGEST DAY (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall score 86/100):
    "All in all, megastars aside, The Longest Day is an ode to those who
    fought in the war, and, more importantly, is reverential to those that
    didn't make it back. "

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

    METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Let's not forget my personal favorite heavy metal genre: the
    Norwegian Black Metal. Wait, did I say 'favorite'? I meant 'sweet
    zombie Jesus scary.'"

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

    MR. AND MRS. SMITH: UNRATED TWO-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION (reviewed by
    Ryan Keefer, overall score 83/100):
    "The soundtrack is banging, the movie was entertaining, and Liman's
    intention to release his true cut is never a bad thing, but let's go
    balls to the wall if you want to ask someone to pay more money for the
    same movie, you know?"

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

    MUNICH (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 96/100):
    "With Munich, Spielberg makes a clear and convincing statement for his
    continued relevance as a director of daring, originality, and spirit.
    The movie itself is unquestionably great, a future favorite in the
    director's extensive oeuvre."

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

    NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD (reviewed by Russell Engebretson, overall
    score 92/100):
    "I don't believe Jonathan Demme -- or any other director -- will ever
    match the glory of Stop Making Sense, the best rock concert movie
    committed to film. But that doesn't take a thing away from his latest
    picture, which is perhaps the flip side to the youthful Talking Heads'
    magnum opus."

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

    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (HD DVD) (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Schumacher has a visual style, no doubt, yet he still lacks the ability
    (or desire?) to uphold his imagery with solid narrative."

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

    16 BLOCKS (HD DVD AND DVD COMBO) (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 96/100):
    "In actuality, the film that does unfold is far better than what was
    sold outside the theater box office (or on the DVD keep case)."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/16blockshddvd.php

    SYRIANA (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall score 90/100):
    "Power corrupts. That's the not-so-subtle point of Syriana, a
    mesmerizing look at the tangled web of oil and politics. This film could
    not be any timelier, with oil prices in the evening news almost daily."

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

    ULTRAVIOLET: UNRATED EXTENDED CUT (reviewed by Jonathan Weiss, overall
    score 84/100):
    "If you want to get all cynical about it, Ultraviolet is basically a
    cross between Aeon Flux and Underworld with a little Blade thrown in for
    good measure -- so basically you've seen all this stuff before. But
    guess what? That doesn't make it any less fun."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    DVD Verdict, Jun 19, 2006
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