DVD Verdict reviews: THE TARZAN COLLECTION STARRING JOHNNY WEISSMULLER and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of AMERICAN STORYTELLERS, BLACK MOON:
    BEHIND THE MOON, CRASH DIVE, DERRIDA, DESTINATION TOKYO, THE ENEMY
    BELOW, GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES, INDEPENDENT'S
    DAY, THE LEGEND OF LEIGH BOWERY, SUPER BOWL XI-XX: COLLECTOR'S SET, THE
    TARZAN COLLECTION STARRING JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, TARZAN, THE APE MAN, and
    THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK:


    AMERICAN STORYTELLERS (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 51/100):
    "Talking a leisurely approach, the film gives each of the directors an
    opportunity to talk at length about their careers, their influences, and
    their respective visions. Because it never goes for anything more
    ambitious than talking heads, the film is often only as interesting as
    the anecdotes of the participants."

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

    BLACK MOON: BEHIND THE MOON (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 83/100):
    "Like a lot of things with this interesting, aggressive rap act, Black
    Moon: Behind the Moon is just a stone's throw away from being great."

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

    CRASH DIVE (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 75/100):
    "Films like this one were made to give the public a positive,
    encouraging vision of the war in an effort to boost morale on the
    home front. Our boys are seen as unfailingly good and decent, the
    Germans are seen as unfailingly villainous, and the good guys always
    win in the end."

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

    DERRIDA (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall score 96/100):
    "Derrida's story can be summed up much like Heidegger summed up the life
    of Aristotle: 'He was born, he thought, and then he died. All the rest
    is pure anecdote.'"

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

    DESTINATION TOKYO (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 83/100):
    "It is important to remember, when watching it, that Destination Tokyo
    isn't following cliches, it's inventing them."

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

    THE ENEMY BELOW (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall score 94/100):
    "What makes The Enemy Below unique and more satisfying than most such
    movies is the humanity of both of the adversaries. This presentation of
    both commanders as real characters is highly unusual for a film made
    only twelve years after the end of the war, and in the midst of Cold War
    paranoia besides."

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

    GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (reviewed by Amanda
    DeWees, overall score 99/100):
    "I wouldn't be a red-blooded female if I didn't note how powerfully sexy
    a presence Lambert's Tarzan is: I'm hard pressed to think of another
    film love scene as tantalizingly erotic as the scene in which Tarzan
    prowls into Jane's bedroom."

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

    INDEPENDENT'S DAY (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall score 89/100):
    "Just like everyday is Christmas for dogs, every Sundance is
    Independent's Day for young filmmakers."

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

    THE LEGEND OF LEIGH BOWERY (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Leigh Bowery was a genius -- sick, twisted, talented, and a little
    tragic, but a being of unbridled brilliance none the less. He was
    performance art, from the moment he woke in the morning until the
    time he hit the nightclub circuit dressed in another delirious,
    decadent design."

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

    SUPER BOWL XI-XX: COLLECTOR'S SET (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Sure, seeing a superstar dunk over and over again, or a home run ball
    sailing over the warning track time after time, is intense and exciting.
    But NFL Films takes this action-packed ideal to dizzying heights."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/superbowl9to20.php

    THE TARZAN COLLECTION STARRING JOHNNY WEISSMULLER (reviewed by Dan
    Mancini, overall score 90/100):
    "Like the original pulp novels, MGM's first two Tarzan films offer
    charged sexual fantasies suppressed beneath a veil of violence, exotica,
    and derring-do. Tarzan the Ape Man is a sort of gentle rape fantasy."

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

    TARZAN, THE APE MAN (reviewed by Neil Dorsett, overall score 33/100):
    "The clothing designer displays a remarkable capability for making
    Bo's breasts stand out as if they're nude, even when she's in full
    Victorian costume."

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

    THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score
    90/100):
    "I wouldn't find The Times of Harvey Milk guilty for all the cupcakes,
    Ho-Hos, and Snoballs in the world."

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

    Mike Jackson
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    DVD Verdict, Jul 14, 2004
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