DVD Verdict reviews: GO WEST / THE BIG STORE, THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975): PARAMOUNT EDITION, and more

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BENT: TRILOGY, GO WEST / THE BIG
    STORE, THE GREAT WHITE HYPE, HANGMAN'S KNOT, A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA,
    LOVE LETTERS, NIGHT AND DAY, STAR!, THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975): PARAMOUNT
    EDITION, SUNSET STRIP, and A TOUCH OF FROST: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON:


    BENT: TRILOGY (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 85/100):
    http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/benttrilogy.php

    GO WEST / THE BIG STORE (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score
    83/100):
    "I cannot lie to you, dear readers: Neither Go West nor The Big Store is
    a Marx Brothers masterpiece. They are not the breathtaking, gut-busting
    comedies of their Paramount years."

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

    THE GREAT WHITE HYPE (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score
    82/100):
    "Make no mistake -- I'm no blushing adolescent giggling at the mere
    mention of a four-letter word, but when a film knows how to cuss
    properly, I'm a happy boy."

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

    HANGMAN'S KNOT (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 77/100):
    "Lavishly photographed in Technicolor and boasting an excellent
    supporting performance by Lee Marvin, Hangman's Knot may not be the best
    or most important western of its time, but it's a generally agreeable
    time-waster that should please fans of the genre."

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

    A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score
    91/100):
    "While there are the exciting action set pieces we have come to expect
    in such a film, A High Wind in Jamaica offers so much more. It is a warm
    film filled with human qualities."

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

    LOVE LETTERS (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 95/100):
    "Love Letters is a treat that romantics and fans of literate, well-
    written dramas should eat up with a spoon. It has both wit and heart,
    and at its core are two excellent performances."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/loveletters1999.php

    NIGHT AND DAY (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 85/100):
    "Night and Day hews to familiar 1940s movie formulas: tap shoes one
    moment, hankies the next."

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

    STAR! (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score 99/100):
    "Robert Wise didn't just make a great movie: He made what is arguably
    the greatest film musical of the late '60s."

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

    THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975): PARAMOUNT EDITION (reviewed by Patrick
    Bromley, overall score 85/100):
    "What it is is a piece of pop cinema with a sci-fi bent trying to make a
    social statement -- it's a little like the Chuck Heston vehicle Soylent
    Green in that way."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/stepfordwives1975.php

    SUNSET STRIP (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 77/100):
    "Sunset Strip is a bit like Frankenstein's monster -- it's cobbled
    together completely from the used parts of other movies."

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

    A TOUCH OF FROST: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (reviewed by Amanda DeWees,
    overall score 91/100):
    "Although the character of Frost is what makes this series really stand
    out, the other elements are also very strong: These mysteries are smart,
    well-plotted police procedurals peopled with convincing characters, lots
    of unexpected plot twists, and insightful treatment of real-world issues
    like racism, society's treatment of the elderly, and the impact of drug
    use on an addict's family."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/touchfrostseason2.php

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