DVD Verdict reviews: UNCLE DAVE'S FUNTIME, KENNY AND CO., and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BARBAROSA, FRIGHT PACK 2: CAMPY
    CLASSICS, JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA, KENNY AND CO., LIVING DOLL, MANDABI,
    THE NARROW MARGIN (1952), NAT KING COLE: STARDUST MEMORIES, PAPILLON:
    2005 RE-RELEASE, SACRED PLANET, and UNCLE DAVE'S FUNTIME:


    BARBAROSA (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score 90/100):
    "The tight close-ups communicate subtle layers of character rather than
    expressionistic tension; this is a film populated by human beings, not
    larger-than-life superheroes, and Barbarosa himself is revealed early on
    as more of a cranky old man than a legendary gunslinger."

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

    FRIGHT PACK 2: CAMPY CLASSICS (reviewed by Mac McEntire, overall
    score 72/100):
    "I have survived. I am now able to step outside into the fresh air and
    the sunlight. I have endured the trials of the '80s low budget horror
    comedy genre. I've seen a dead guy covered with bees. I've seen Geena
    Davis as a half-naked vampire with a bowtie. I've seen the world's
    shortest chase scene. I've seen not one, but two people, in two separate
    movies, stabbed with high heeled shoes. I've seen a Brady sibling eat a
    hot dog while covered with blood. I've seen all this and more, and yet I
    live to tell the tale."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frightpack2.php

    JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score
    92/100):
    "What makes JSA unique is the unique political situation in Korea, and
    the heartfelt way the film approaches characters from both sides."

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

    KENNY AND CO. (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 94/100):
    "Even though it bears many of the markings of its 1970s provenance, the
    picture largely steers clear of too many blatantly commercial signposts
    of the era and therefore retains a sort of 'any time' appeal that will
    genuinely entertain latter-year baby boomers as well as the current
    generation of young moviegoers (I screened this disc with an 8- and 14-year-
    old in tow, and both were captivated by the loose and lighthearted
    exploits on the screen)."

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

    LIVING DOLL (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 72/100):
    "I could be mean-spirited, and tell you this is a crappy horror movie
    you should skip altogether. In some ways it is, and yet it does have a
    certain curiosity factor you might want to satisfy sometime. I will give
    Living Doll credit for taking its premise with deadly seriousness."

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

    MANDABI (reviewed by Joe Armenio, overall score 85/100):
    "I've read some reviews which describe these early Sembene films as
    cinematically 'crude,' mostly because they were shot on 16mm and feature
    less than virtuosic acting. These criticisms ignore Sembene's narrative
    and ideological sophistication. He lets his scenes play out patiently,
    gradually producing a portrait of a city defined by cash and its
    absence; everyone is in debt to someone else, robbing Peter to pay Paul,
    picking pockets, pulling some scam on one's fellow citizens in a
    desperate attempt to remain solvent."

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

    THE NARROW MARGIN (1952) (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall
    score 87/100):
    "It's a lean, tight film with all the essential trademarks of
    classic noir stuffed into narrow corridors and cramped train
    compartments, rocketing along faster than a speeding locomotive to
    its blazing finale. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/narrowmargin1952.php

    NAT KING COLE: STARDUST MEMORIES (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall
    score 90/100):
    "In today's world, when vocal ability is not necessarily a prerequisite
    for a recording career, there is something to be said for listening to
    this supremely talented man, dressed in a simple jacket and tie, and
    without flashy backup dancers or loud accompaniment. It's not necessary
    when one can, well, sing."

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

    PAPILLON: 2005 RE-RELEASE (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 87/100):
    "As we sit through extended scenes of the rain-drenched work camp, the
    arid atmosphere of the butterfly hunt, and the grimy claustrophobia of
    the confinement cell, Schaffner sentences us to wallow in the convicts'
    misery to the point that we become restless, consciously or
    subconsciously unsettled by the stark conditions presented on screen."

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

    SACRED PLANET (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall score 85/100):
    "But IMAX films also work, often too hard, to throw the audience into
    such scenes of nerve-fraying visual splendor that only a few minutes is
    enough to make most people stumble toward the exit feeling like a
    year's worth of National Geographic had just been flash-downloaded to
    their brains."

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

    UNCLE DAVE'S FUNTIME (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 85/100):
    "Some stories really show their age, but all in all, Scholastic has
    presented another harmless, often charming, set of stories for the
    rugrats in your life."

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

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