DVD Verdict reviews: THE INTERPRETER, THE BATMAN VS. DRACULA, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BATMAN VS. DRACULA, BLOODY
    MALLORY, THE CABINET OF CALIGARI, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, ELEPHANT WALK, THE
    HOUSE ON 92ND STREET, THE INTERPRETER, JUNGLE JUICE, THE MAN WITH THE
    SCREAMING BRAIN, OVER THE EDGE, PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS, A WHISPER
    IN THE DARK, and WITCHES OF BREASTWICK:


    THE BATMAN VS. DRACULA (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score
    75/100):
    "When you take a premise as rich with potential as a Batman-Dracula
    showdown and the end result feels painfully underdeveloped, you have a
    serious problem."

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

    BLOODY MALLORY (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall score 60/100):
    "Together they make an unstoppable team of fighters-of-the-weird,
    tooling around the French countryside in their hot pink hearse. So, when
    Pope Hieronymus I is kidnapped by a bunch of undead thugs, Mallory and
    her pals are naturally the only ones who can solve the case."

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

    THE CABINET OF CALIGARI (reviewed by George Hatch, overall score
    40/100):
    "I have no idea why this title was chosen, but the film has no
    connection whatsoever with the landmark German Expressionist classic,
    The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), directed by Robert Wiene. I'd
    like to cite this as another ripoff, but I wonder how many average
    theatergoers are familiar with the original film?"

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

    THE DEAD NEXT DOOR (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall score 60/100):
    "I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting from The Dead Next Door; I'm
    learning that if a film is over twenty years old and not known very
    well, even in cult circles, there's usually a reason."

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

    ELEPHANT WALK (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 40/100):
    "What do you call a movie that takes the trouble to go all the way to
    exotic Ceylon and then bogs down in a run-of-the-mill soap opera love
    triangle? Elephant Walk."

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

    THE HOUSE ON 92ND STREET (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score
    74/100):
    "Unfortunately, in today's 'reality'-saturated screen entertainment,
    it's not as easy to appreciate The House on 92nd Street's precedent for
    authenticity, which is truly the only aspect that sets it apart from
    other, more run-of-the-mill noir genre product."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/houseon92ndstreet.php

    THE INTERPRETER (reviewed by Ian Visser, overall score 70/100):
    "Part of the problem is the sheer amount of plot involved. The movie
    practically groans from the constant introduction of characters, side-
    plots, double-crosses, and twists."

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

    JUNGLE JUICE (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 55/100):
    "At the one-hour mark, we are wishing for something to happen, and at
    the one-hour-and-30-minute mark, we just want it to end. Jungle Juice
    could very easily be called Bungle Juice or Botched Brew as it lumbers
    along on screams, curse words and...not much else."

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

    THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 54/100):
    "It's with great displeasure that I sit here and type that The Man with
    the Screaming Brain is a big, shiny turd. Written, directed, and
    starring Campbell, it's a cheap-o B grade groaner gone horribly wrong.
    Please, Mr. Campbell, don't hate me."

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

    OVER THE EDGE (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 77/100):
    "Young people deserve more credit than this because they're much more
    intelligent than the creeps on display here. Perhaps the adults are to
    blame: those slinking behind the camera."

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

    PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 78/100):
    "Is this movie high art? Of course not -- though a solid case can be
    made that you'd enjoy it more if you were indeed high."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/pumpkinhead2.php

    A WHISPER IN THE DARK (reviewed by Bryan Pope, overall score 70/100):
    "If the film's most unforgivable sin is its inability to elicit chills,
    its inability to hit the right notes with the performances finishes a
    close second."

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

    WITCHES OF BREASTWICK (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score
    76/100):
    "For those of you intrigued by Witches of Breastwick's 'erotic horror'
    genre blend, let's dispel the notion immediately. The only horror in
    this film comes from low piano notes, dancing flames, and a curvy silver
    dagger. Other that that, the flick consists of naked breasts bobbing in
    a hot tub like overinflated beach balls."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Oct 14, 2005
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