DVD Verdict reviews: RAMBO: FACE OF FREEDOM (VOLUME 6) and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of COMPANY K, DUANE CARLISLE'S HOME
    FITNESS FOR KIDS: GET UP AND MOVE!, LOVE HURTS / YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE,
    RAMBO: S.A.V.A.G.E. ISLAND (VOLUME 3), RAMBO: UP IN ARMS (VOLUME 4),
    RAMBO: FACE OF FREEDOM (VOLUME 6), THE SONGWRITERS: BURTON LANE AND
    MITCHELL PARISH, THE SONGWRITERS: CHARLES STROUSE AND ARTHUR SCHWARTZ,
    STILLWATER, TOTAL ROMANCE: INITIATION, TOTAL ROMANCE: ULTIMATE GAMES,
    and WEST OF THE PECOS:


    COMPANY K (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 81/100):
    "It's not everyday that a film about World War I could be successfully
    crafted out of promises and persistence, but thanks to William March
    and his incredible book, Company K is a stirring salute to those who
    fought in the War to end all Wars. How brave they were -- and sadly,
    how wrong."

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

    DUANE CARLISLE'S HOME FITNESS FOR KIDS: GET UP AND MOVE! (reviewed by
    David Johnson, overall score 85/100):
    "I don't know if it's enough to get your blob of a kid's cholesterol
    down significantly, but it shouldn't be that steep a challenge and looks
    kind of fun."

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

    LOVE HURTS / YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall
    score 69/100):
    "Love Hurts and You Can't Hurry Love. Or, in other words: Jeff
    Daniels and Bridget Fonda -- Two Actors I Really Like in Two Movies I
    Really Didn't."

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

    RAMBO: S.A.V.A.G.E. ISLAND (VOLUME 3) (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 70/100):
    "Lasting one 65-episode season in 1986, Rambo dispensed with the film's
    pretenses of social commentary to do what cartoons in the '80s did best:
    sell a line of action figures."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/rambovol3.php

    RAMBO: UP IN ARMS (VOLUME 4) (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 71/100):
    "It's obvious just how much the show was inspired by the success of the
    G.I. Joe animated show and accompanying toy empire. Forget about plots
    and characters -- the entire purpose of the show was to turn this
    shirtless, rocket launcher-toting symbol of American might into a four-
    inch plastic doll."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/rambovol4.php

    RAMBO: FACE OF FREEDOM (VOLUME 6) (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 71/100):
    "It's not surprising that death and disaster is downplayed in a kid's
    show, but it also removes all possibilities for suspense -- we know that
    Warhawk will do something bad, Rambo will arrive and some vehicles will
    blow up, and the bad guys will miraculously get away after being soundly
    defeated. Stripped of all the angst and excitement from the films, this
    Rambo is definitely lame-o."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/rambovol6.php

    THE SONGWRITERS: BURTON LANE AND MITCHELL PARISH (reviewed by Bryan
    Pope, overall score 70/100):
    "Some people just love Broadway and film musicals. But others looooove
    them. I'm talking about the people who read Playbill online, have been
    in the audience for every Lanie Kazan cabaret performance, and know the
    names of all seven Pontipee brothers in order from oldest to youngest.
    If this sounds like you, then pay attention. The Songwriters series of
    DVDs right up your alley. Just not this edition."

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

    THE SONGWRITERS: CHARLES STROUSE AND ARTHUR SCHWARTZ (reviewed by Bryan
    Pope, overall score 85/100):
    "Strouse's program is the better of the two, largely because he has an
    impressive array of crowd-pleasing shows from which to draw."

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

    STILLWATER (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 73/100):
    "It's disappointing when a film's trailer winds up being better than the
    feature it touts. It's aggravating, then, when a film's tagline is the
    only redeeming element of the entire production. Such is the case with
    Stillwater, an ambitious yet inept attempt to explore themes of
    isolation, abandonment, and a string of serial murders."

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

    TOTAL ROMANCE: INITIATION (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 75/100):
    "The plot is a skeletal framework on which to hang lots and lots
    of flesh."

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

    TOTAL ROMANCE: ULTIMATE GAMES (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 75/100):
    "We can do it at night! We can do it all day! We can do it in the tub!
    And on the bidet!"

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

    WEST OF THE PECOS (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 73/100):
    "This is yet another hackneyed tale that requires a healthy suspension
    of disbelief, as grizzled trail rider Pecos Smith is unable to discern
    the difference between a duded-up cowboy and a prim, proper lady who has
    unconvincingly shoving her generous tresses underneath a Stetson."

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

    Mike Jackson
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    DVD Verdict, Mar 18, 2006
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