DVD Verdict reviews: THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006), NEWSRADIO: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER, EQUINOX:
    CRITERION COLLECTION, A FINE MADNESS, THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006),
    INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU, KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG: COSMIC CANINE (VOLUME ONE),
    NEWSRADIO: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON, PETULIA, THE PINK PANTHER, THE
    PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN, THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER, REVENGE OF
    THE PINK PANTHER, A SHOT IN THE DARK, TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER, WHAT'S
    EATING GILBERT GRAPE: SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION, and WHEN STAND UP
    STOOD OUT:


    CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 65/100):
    "Hey! At least this isn't Adam Arkin pretending to actually be Inspector
    Clouseau, or that smarmy Steve Martin as Clouseau remake The Pink
    Panther. It gets points for originality, and just about nothing else as
    Blake Edwards tries to spawn a whole new franchise and fails miserably."

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

    EQUINOX: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 91/100):
    "Even for those less than awed with the quality of Equinox, what really
    makes this set an impressive achievement is the breadth of the extras
    that truly catalog each aspect of the film's tumultuous history."

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

    A FINE MADNESS (reviewed by Mac McEntire, overall score 70/100):
    "Throughout the film, Samson is -- let's face it -- a jerk. So why is
    his wife so devoted to him, and why do women everywhere get all turned
    on just by being in the same room with him? Oh, that's right, it's
    because he's Sean Connery."

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

    THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006) (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Still the question remains, are the new tweaks enough to transcend
    Craven's concepts or is it just another example of a revisit for no good
    reason? It turns out to be a very interesting enigma."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hillshaveeyes2006.php

    INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score 78/100):
    "There are some good scenes, like a car chase in which both Clouseau and
    his quarry are stumped by roadside obstacles, but there's little of the
    inventiveness that Sellers and Edwards brought to the character.
    Instead, Inspector Clouseau becomes a Sixties pastiche."

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

    KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG: COSMIC CANINE (VOLUME ONE) (reviewed by Neal Masri,
    overall score 83/100):
    "Krypto the Superdog is a light-hearted and kid friendly introduction to
    the Superman universe."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/kryptosuperdogvol1.php

    NEWSRADIO: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (reviewed by Patrick Bromley,
    overall score 90/100):
    " NewsRadio was one of the best sitcoms of the 1990s."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/newsradioseason4.php

    PETULIA (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 92/100):
    "This is not a movie that gives up all of its secrets with a single
    viewing. That it is so dense and layered that it demands to be seen
    again is high praise. That I am anxious to see it again is even
    higher praise."

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

    THE PINK PANTHER (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score 86/100):
    "The Pink Panther is a sometimes dated 1960s bedroom farce that, had
    Ustinov stayed on board, probably would have faded quickly, except for
    the image of Claudia Cardinale on a tiger-skin rug and some remnants of
    Henry Mancini's excellent musical score floating in the backs of minds
    and beautiful music stations' playlists."

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

    THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (reviewed by Mac McEntire, overall
    score 85/100):
    "It's obvious right from the start that Edwards has a firm understanding
    of the widescreen image. He might be more famous as a comedy filmmaker
    than a visual stylist, but in this film he fills the 2.35:1 screen
    nicely, with an attention to detail not seen in a lot of today's more
    sloppily made Hollywood comedies."

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

    THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 86/100):
    "This was an important collaboration for both men, so treating them like
    a G-rated tie-in to the horribly lame Steve Martin remake hitting store
    shelves is an outrage. The movie -- and the men who made it --
    definitely deserve better."

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

    REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 81/100):
    "Without a doubt, it seems that Writer-Director Blake Edwards is
    guilty of stretching the gag and, when that happens in a comedic
    series, the joke can only elicit a half-hearted chuckle on the second
    or third go-round."

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

    A SHOT IN THE DARK (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score 84/100):
    "I watched this one and Pink Panther together and found Shot in the Dark
    the funnier of the pair, quite possibly (although I'd need some re-
    viewing to be sure) the best of a favorite funny series."

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

    TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall
    score 60/100):
    "Talk about the ultimate milking of a franchise. Your star has passed
    on yet you make new a movie 'starring' him. Not once but twice!
    Amazing. And George Lucas thinks we're still a ways off from creating
    digital actors."

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

    WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE: SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION (reviewed by
    Brendan Babish, overall score 93/100):
    "After recently watching Gilbert Grape with a friend, she sat in stunned
    silence for a few minutes after it was over. She then whispered, sort of
    awed, 'I never knew Leonardo DiCaprio could act.'"

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

    WHEN STAND UP STOOD OUT (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall
    score 70/100):
    "The film does an OK job of chronicling the Boston 'scene' of the late
    1970s and early 1980s -- as well as the standup boom of the same era --
    but it never provides any context."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Jun 20, 2006
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