DVD Verdict reviews: PIT FIGHTER, FREAKY FRIDAY (1976), and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of FREAKY FRIDAY (1976), THE GRASS
    HARP, JOHNNY RENO, LORETTA LYNN: SONGS OF INSPIRATION, MACROSS PLUS: THE
    COLLECTION, PIT FIGHTER, RUMIKO TAKAHASHI ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 3: A TOUCH OF
    MAGIC, SUDS, and THROUGH THE BACK DOOR:


    FREAKY FRIDAY (1976) (reviewed by Jesse Ataide, overall score 70/100):
    "There's nothing worse than a little shattered nostalgia."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/freakyfriday1976.php

    THE GRASS HARP (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 85/100):
    "The most amazing aspect of The Grass Harp is the cast. Piper Laurie
    gives a heartbreaking and tender quality to the mystical, girlish Dolly
    Talbo. It's interesting to see her here as Sissy Spacek's sister,
    especially when it's Spacek who is the dour, crotchety, abusively
    domineering one."

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

    JOHNNY RENO (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 70/100):
    "Johnny Reno was probably a feature best enjoyed as the second
    installment in a double bill at a drive-in, when audiences would be
    woozy enough after two hours in a car to not mind a little lackadaisical
    stroll through a Western. It's certainly not perfect, but I wouldn't say
    it lacks charm."

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

    LORETTA LYNN: SONGS OF INSPIRATION (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 76/100):
    "Although not the best digital representation of Lynn's long and varied
    career, MPI's Loretta Lynn: Songs of Inspiration delivers exactly what
    it promises, and with a generally pleasing technical presentation, it
    should satisfy fans of the artist looking to add the coal miner's
    daughter to their DVD collection."

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

    MACROSS PLUS: THE COLLECTION (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 80/100):
    "Macross Plus is a better sequel than I ever could have hoped for.
    Everything I loved about the first series -- simply put, the balance
    between the epic and the personal aspects of the story -- can be
    found here."

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

    PIT FIGHTER (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 72/100):
    "Action movies like this one live and die pretty much on the quality of
    the hand-to-hand combat. Whereas a coherent plot is welcome, I never
    found it that necessary. Besides, if you're tuning into a movie called
    Pit Fighter to soak up a memorable story, chances are your native planet
    is Neptune."

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

    RUMIKO TAKAHASHI ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 3: A TOUCH OF MAGIC (reviewed by Mike
    Pinsky, overall score 86/100):
    "This is the sort of tale Rumiko Takehashi excels at: the psychological
    struggle of characters to overcome their own emotional barricades, even
    while assaulted from the outside by crazy and fantastic circumstances."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/takahashivol3.php

    SUDS (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 93/100):
    "The production of this disc exceeds all reasonable expectations.
    Milestone is rapidly earning a reputation among film lovers that will
    put it on par with Criterion for a devotion to film restoration and the
    release of first-class DVD product."

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

    THROUGH THE BACK DOOR (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 89/100):
    "Milestone receives high marks for keeping our film heritage alive with
    quality DVDs of historically significant motion pictures, supplemented
    by generous bonus features. For the movie lover new to the unique
    pleasures of watching silent films, Milestone's catalog could make it
    habit-forming."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Jul 7, 2005
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