DVD Verdict reviews: ULTIMATE PARTY COLLECTION: DAZED AND CONFUSED / FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH an

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALICE IN ACIDLAND / SMOKE AND
    FLESH, CLIFFHANGER: SUPERBIT EDITION, FORGOTTEN SILVER, GRAVEYARD OF
    HONOR, KOTCH, LOVE ME IF YOU DARE, THE MISSING: SUPERBIT EDITION, THE
    MORE THE MERRIER, S.W.A.T.: SUPERBIT EDITION, TONGAN NINJA, and ULTIMATE
    PARTY COLLECTION: DAZED AND CONFUSED / FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH:


    ALICE IN ACIDLAND / SMOKE AND FLESH (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 84/100):
    "Whoever sold us this oregano of an opiate should be sprayed with
    Paraquat ASAP. With a title as tempting as this, our Mary Jane journey
    should have been a sizable dime bag better."

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

    CLIFFHANGER: SUPERBIT EDITION (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 81/100):
    "Although the film is easily dismissed, the technical prowess of this
    disc is quite impressive."

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

    FORGOTTEN SILVER (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall score 93/100):
    "Forgotten Silver is shot and structured exactly like an ordinary
    television documentary; I've seen it a handful of times, and I sometimes
    still forget it's a fake."

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

    GRAVEYARD OF HONOR (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 78/100):
    "Fukasaku would have us believe that Graveyard of Honor is an actual or
    implied biography of Rikio Ishikawa, a hardboiled account of life on the
    streets. This conceit is as convincing as those anti-marijuana school
    films, with the grim detective condemning the unpitiable stoners."

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

    KOTCH (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score 93/100):
    "For an actor who was often accused of going over the top in his
    performances, Lemmon shows aptitude and restraint in terms of working
    with his actors, guiding many to career best work. He also knows how to
    use his camera, employing it as another character rather than a fancy
    gimmick. Lemmon shows such a filmmaking gift that it is a shame he never
    directed another film."

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

    LOVE ME IF YOU DARE (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 79/100):
    "Love Me if You Dare is a good film that synthesizes many inspirations
    into a fresh tale. It captures the cruel heart of Wuthering Heights
    and the flair of Amelie, as well as the horrific-attractive patina of
    Fight Club."

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

    THE MISSING: SUPERBIT EDITION (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 84/100):
    "With The Missing, Howard has crafted a movie that is pure popcorn
    entertainment, and little else -- but does that always have to be a
    bad thing?"

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

    THE MORE THE MERRIER (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 93/100):
    "Patriotism as much as the liberating impulses of screwball are at work
    here, and the war itself serves as both a catalyst and plot device in
    key parts of the story. The More the Merrier shows the movies heading
    into the era when the solidity of marriage and family life, rather than
    the zany freedoms of romance, would be a paramount value."

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

    S.W.A.T.: SUPERBIT EDITION (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 75/100):
    "This disc is a great technical achievement, but the film itself is a
    bit lacking. I think Superbit fans, or anyone looking for some new demo
    material, will be pleased with this release; as for anyone wondering if
    it's worth upgrading from the original release -- it's not."

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

    TONGAN NINJA (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 82/100):
    "This is a ninja movie on PCP. Writer/director Jason Stutter has crafted
    a straight-up surreal take on the kung-fu flick genre. The entire movie
    is poorly dubbed, the action scenes are mockeries, and the plot is
    nonsensical."

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

    ULTIMATE PARTY COLLECTION: DAZED AND CONFUSED / FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT
    HIGH (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 90/100):
    "In all, while I enjoy both films (with my obvious preference being
    Dazed and Confused), the promise of an Ultimate Party Collection is a
    studio rip-off in a cheap cardboard wrapper."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Dec 7, 2004
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