DVD Verdict reviews: THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BLOODY AND THE
    BARE / BEHIND LOCKED DOORS, BIKINI BANDITS: BRIEFS, SHORTS, AND PANTIES,
    BUG, CARTOON NETWORK HALLOWEEN: NINE CREEPY CARTOON CAPERS, FIRST TO
    DIE, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, JUDAS, KING KONG LIVES, THE
    MARTIAN CHRONICLES, and THE POSTMAN FIGHTS BACK:


    THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BLOODY AND THE BARE / BEHIND LOCKED DOORS (reviewed
    by Bill Gibron, overall score 72/100):
    "If you ever wondered what it would look like if a liver-lipped show
    salesman drenched himself in bear grease and groped young gals for hours
    on end, then Behind Locked Doors will provide such emasculating
    entertainment."

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

    BIKINI BANDITS: BRIEFS, SHORTS, AND PANTIES (reviewed by Rob Lineberger,
    overall score 69/100):
    "Bikini Bandits retains a coyness and self-respect that make it viable.
    In fact, though the whole thing is bizarre and white-trashy, it was
    engaging enough that I was entertained the whole way through."

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

    BUG (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 64/100):
    "If you enjoy bugs-on-the-loose film fare, give this one a look, look
    past its shortcomings, and don't forget to check your car, check your
    hair, and check your bed, because the Bug may be coming for you next."

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

    CARTOON NETWORK HALLOWEEN: NINE CREEPY CARTOON CAPERS (reviewed by
    Dennis Prince, overall score 77/100):
    "While it's intended to be a showcase of features that celebrate our
    favorite Haunted Holiday -- a terrific idea, by the way -- this Cartoon
    Network Halloween -- 9 Creepy Cartoon Capers barely manages to drop a
    couple of honest-to-goodness treats in our trick-or-treat sack."

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

    FIRST TO DIE (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall score 64/100):
    "This is where the movie should get interesting, but it's bogged down
    with endless scenes of Boxer and Raleigh's tepid romance, a tendency to
    become a disease-of-the-week movie, and plot twists that are either not
    very twisty or unbelievably convoluted."

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

    I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (reviewed by Neil Dorsett, overall
    score 80/100):
    "Just what the heck is this movie trying to examine anyway? Well, it's
    highly flexible -- you got your communism, you got your homosexuality
    within a hetero marriage, you got your general fears about marriage, and
    personally I had the most fun comparing the whole thing to Cuba. The
    aliens are refugees seeking a friendly shore, after all (okay, maybe the
    movie's just a bit too early for that, but it was still fun)."

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

    JUDAS (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 73/100):
    "Judas is best described as The Gospel According to Dr. Phil. It is
    heavily influenced by pop psychology, and tries to explore Judas's own
    experiences and feeling in order to understand why he would commit his
    infamous betrayal. Of course, scriptural text doesn't really contain
    enough information about his life to really build that kind of profile.
    In order to get around that problem, writer Tom Fontana fell back on a
    classic scriptwriting technique: he made stuff up."

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

    KING KONG LIVES (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 65/100):
    "I'm not sure what motivated the studio to green-light this yak-fart of
    a movie, but I'm sure Polaroids of executives in compromising positions
    with trans-gendered strippers probably had something to do with it."

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

    THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (reviewed by David Ryan, overall score 80/100):
    "In lieu of having a loosely-connected series of independent vignettes,
    the producers of this miniseries wisely chose to rework the material
    into one main story centering on Colonel Wilder. But in doing so, much
    of the richness of Bradbury's writing is lost. You're left with an
    interesting story, and a well-told story -- but kind of a dull story.
    Here's The Martian Chronicles in a nutshell: People are introduced.
    Stuff happens to them. Occasionally, it involves Martians. Colonel
    Wilder shows up. Stuff happens to him. Lather, rinse, repeat. Dramatic
    tension: zero."

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

    THE POSTMAN FIGHTS BACK (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score
    80/100):
    "Here's a two-word capsule review: it's weird."

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

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