DVD Verdict reviews: THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE, MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE COW (GAAV), HOW TO DRAW A
    BUNNY, LA CEREMONIE, LES MISERABLES, MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP, ROAD TO
    RIO, SHERLOCK: UNDERCOVER DOG, and THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE:


    THE COW (GAAV) (reviewed by David Ryan, overall score 82/100):
    "Entezami turns in a gripping performance as the man/cow at the center
    of this tragic tale. It's a very fine line between 'guy acting like a
    cow' and 'guy thinking he's a cow' -- and Entezami manages to stay on
    the latter side at all times."

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

    HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score 90/100):
    "You might think that a documentary about someone so elusive would be
    frustrating, and on some levels, you'd be right. But Walter has put his
    documentary together in such an engaging, entertaining, infectiously
    enthusiastic way that you can excuse even the bohemian excesses of the
    New York Pop Art scene and put yourself to work as a detective exploring
    the one-of-a-kind Johnson."

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

    LA CEREMONIE (reviewed by Dan Mancini, overall score 95/100):
    "La Ceremonie is a delicately balanced affair in which the plot emerges
    from the characters even as those characters are shaped and defined by
    the events in which they participate."

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

    LES MISERABLES (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score 91/100):
    "The breathtaking French locations help give legitimacy to the story and
    enwrap the viewer in the world of Hugo's work. Gorgeous pastel and
    spring hues mix with darker, autumnal tones to create the feel of time
    passing by. All of this is beautifully captured by cinematographer Jean
    Tournier (The Day of the Jackal). "

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

    MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP (reviewed by David Gutierrez, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Mayor of the Sunset Strip documents the life of Los Angeles DJ Rodney
    Bingenheimer -- a man with the uncanny ability to launch musical
    careers. Rubbing elbows with the stars of Hollywood and musical royalty,
    Rodney becomes the instrument through which fame and celebrity is given
    a closer examination."

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

    ROAD TO RIO (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score 91/100):
    "As with all the Road movies, this one is chock full of inside jokes,
    asides to the camera, and knowing winks to the audience: While dangling
    precariously from a high wire, Hot Lips says nervously to the camera,
    'You know, folks, this picture could end right now.'"

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

    SHERLOCK: UNDERCOVER DOG (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 48/100):
    "In this terrible land there is a pit; an abyss of such darkness that
    even the foulest of creatures dares not tread -- for within this pit is
    the source of the despair; in there, eternally looped, plays Sherlock:
    Undercover Dog."

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

    THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score
    80/100):
    "Thriller has its own distinctive technique for giving the revenge
    scenes their impact. As Madeline mentally crosses the names off of her
    own retribution checklist, the film launches into slow motion carnage.
    Violence comes in the form of lingering exploding plasma packs,
    prolonged shotgun blasts, and drawn out knee kicks that send bodies
    floating alongside arcs of skillfully spewed Caro syrup. This effect
    works absolutely beautifully when combined with the film's echoing
    monophonic score, giving the proceedings a resonance that helps Thriller
    stand out from its blood-drenched contemporaries."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/thriller1974.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Sep 28, 2004
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