DVD Verdict reviews: THE PISTOL: THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ANTHROPOPHAGUS: THE GRIM REAPER,
    BARE NAKED SURVIVOR, THE CONFESSIONAL, THE CUTTER, DEBBIE DOES DALLAS
    UNCOVERED, THE FUCCONS: OH MIKEY! (VOLUME 1), HOME OF THE BRAVE, HOW TO
    MAKE A MONSTER / BLOOD OF DRACULA, THE PISTOL: THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND,
    PRELUDE TO MURDER, PROMISES! PROMISES!, and SEXUAL CONFESSIONS:


    ANTHROPOPHAGUS: THE GRIM REAPER (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall
    score 73/100):
    "Anthropophagus may be the most notable horror effort mounted by Euro-
    skin and sin maestro Joe D'Amato, but that doesn't mean that it's
    particularly a good film. An ill-fated attempt to crossbreed the Italian
    gut-muncher with more traditional horror elements, it's a predictable
    failure that can't reconcile its ultimate gross-out moments with the
    director's subtler intentions."

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

    BARE NAKED SURVIVOR (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 62/100):
    "You want to know the level of humor we're dealing with here? The island
    is called 'Butta Cheeka.'"

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

    THE CONFESSIONAL (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 67/100):
    "You get multiple poisonings delivered through the Eucharist,
    strangulation from some rosary beads, and a fiery beat down with a
    church artifact. I guess that could be offensive, but the set-up and
    execution of these scenes are so ham-fisted, and Sharp's Father Meldrum
    is more goofy than methodically terrifying, it all came across as trying
    too hard -- as if Walker was saying 'Look how controversial I am! Can
    you believe I just did that?!?'"

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

    THE CUTTER (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 70/100):
    "There are a few fist-fights, a car chase, a big explosion at the end,
    and some intermittent gunfire, but all those necessary ingredients do
    not a flavorful mayhem souffle make."

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

    DEBBIE DOES DALLAS UNCOVERED (reviewed by Jonathan Weiss, overall
    score 71/100):
    "Well, get your tissues ready because we're about to find out whether
    Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered is a hard new look into the world of
    pornography or a limp and flaccid attempt at cashing in."

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

    THE FUCCONS: OH MIKEY! (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Geoffrey Miller, overall
    score 40/100):
    "But the real problem with The Fuccons is that it
    lacks...whatchamacallit...jokes!"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/fucconsvol1.php

    HOME OF THE BRAVE (reviewed by Ian Visser, overall score 70/100):
    "It's amazing to me that this dark part of American history is only 40
    years old. Many of the participants involved with the case are still
    alive, which brings home the fact that only a generation has passed
    since the struggle for civil rights occurred."

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

    HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER / BLOOD OF DRACULA (reviewed by Dennis Prince,
    overall score 77/100):
    "If you're keen for a do-it-yourself MST3K event, then this is the DVD
    for you (and Blood of Dracula will definitely excel in this sort of
    setting). This is fun and harmless fare, outdated and full of
    unintentional camp."

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

    THE PISTOL: THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 70/100):
    "It's not bad in a malignant way. The filmmakers obviously have the best
    of intentions, and the life lessons are good, and Pistol Pete's story is
    indeed inspirational, but the finished product stumbles in its execution
    and trades wit and originality for syrupy been-there-done-that
    storytelling."

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

    PRELUDE TO MURDER (reviewed by Ian Visser, overall score 70/100):
    "And credit Rathbone and Bruce themselves, who resist the temptation to
    merely phone-in their performances and instead finish the series in
    enthusiastic form. "

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

    PROMISES! PROMISES! (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 39/100):
    "It's hard to imagine how awful this picture would be if not for the
    occasional glimpse of undulating Mansfield flesh. Indeed, this is the
    raison for the film's d'etre."

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

    SEXUAL CONFESSIONS (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall score
    55/100):
    "Nobody who's interested in these movies wants a history lesson. You
    just want to know about the good stuff, don't you? Well I'm about to
    tell you, so keep your shirt on."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Mar 31, 2006
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