DVD Verdict reviews: ZOMBIE PLANET, STATESIDE, BROKEN WINGS, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of AZUMANGA DAIOH: SENIORS! (VOLUME
    5), BROKEN WINGS, MASK OF ZEGUY, NURSE WITCH KOMUGI: WE NEED A MAGICAL
    GIRL, STAT! (VOLUME 2), STATESIDE, STELLVIA: FOUNDATION (VOLUME 1), THE
    UNITED STATES OF LELAND, and ZOMBIE PLANET:


    AZUMANGA DAIOH: SENIORS! (VOLUME 5) (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall
    score 88/100):
    "I have long given up trying to be objective about Azumanga Daioh. I
    found myself a little less enthusiastic about this fifth volume, but I
    think that may be because I have come to expect so much from the
    series. It's obvious that it's winding down now, and that's probably a
    good thing."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/azumangadaiohvol5.php

    BROKEN WINGS (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 92/100):
    "Before I knew what had hit me, an honest emotional response had welled
    forth in response to the plight of Maya and her family. Had my seek-and-
    destroy emotional response team not quickly quelled the outburst, this
    response might have manifested in a release of moisture from my eye in a
    trickle down my cheek."

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

    MASK OF ZEGUY (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 70/100):
    "Peter Max would be in Heaven. Indeed, an odd melange of influences can
    be seen and heard in Mask of Zeguy: Day-glo colors, looping (and loopy)
    dialog that would make Ed Wood lunge for the bottle, and enough synth-
    pop music to make viewers wonder if they are stuck in 1983."

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

    NURSE WITCH KOMUGI: WE NEED A MAGICAL GIRL, STAT! (VOLUME 2) (reviewed
    by Sandra Dozier, overall score 79/100):
    "I get exhausted just watching this show -- the action is fast, and the
    colors are so bright and strobing that the eye is constantly darting to
    catch all the goings-on. Couple this with in-your-face tomfoolery and
    homages to other anime thrown in until they are thicker than the chunks
    in a chocolate chunk cookie, and you have one crazy series."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/nursewitchkomugi02.php

    STATESIDE (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 73/100):
    "This is the kind of dialogue that typically attracts not-ready-for-
    Mamet actors like Cook and Tucker, who gushingly refer to it as
    'original' (as they do on the disc's special features) when it's
    actually awkward and overwritten; it's reminiscent of Kevin Williamson
    (Scream, Dawson's Creek) in its unnatural patterns and self-satisfied
    cleverness."

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

    STELLVIA: FOUNDATION (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 70/100):
    "The driving force behind this series is Tatsuo Sato, the director of
    Martian Successor Nadesico. Whereas that series gently pokes fun at the
    conventions of a big, standard space opera, Stellvia looks to be nothing
    more than a big, standard space opera. There's very little here we
    haven't seen numerous times before."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/stellviavol1.php

    THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall
    score 83/100):
    "Don Cheadle has an intensity and charisma that bigger stars should
    envy, and Kevin Spacey plays the self-proclaimed asshole father with a
    sharpness that stings. But the rest of the supporting characters
    aren't developed enough to make much of an impression, particularly
    the victim."

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

    ZOMBIE PLANET (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 82/100):
    "Writer and director George Bonilla has an epic vision. That's the only
    rationale I can drum up for the ridiculous length of this film -- 119
    minutes! Two hours of low, low budget filmmaking and amateurish
    acting...and this is only part one!"

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

    Mike Jackson
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