DVD Verdict reviews: LORD JIM, WU-TANG CLAN: DISCIPLES OF THE 36 CHAMBERS: CHAPTER 2, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of APARAJITO, BELLY DANCE FOR BODY
    SHAPING: ABS, COUNTDOWN TO WEDNESDAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE COMIC BOOK
    BIZ AND HOW TO BREAK IN, THE DEADLY SPAWN, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT, LORD
    JIM, MY NEW GUN, PATHER PANCHALI, THE SOLDIER'S TALE, THE WORLD OF APU,
    and WU-TANG CLAN: DISCIPLES OF THE 36 CHAMBERS: CHAPTER 2:


    APARAJITO (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score 70/100):
    "What Ray did so well in Pather Panchali, he does even better here,
    which is to portray the tragedies and disappointments of life with
    complete honesty."

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

    BELLY DANCE FOR BODY SHAPING: ABS (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall
    score 86/100):
    "Doing these belly dance moves may not give you the tiny tummy you want
    to show off in your low-rise jeans, but it will very likely create a
    stronger, healthier body."

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

    COUNTDOWN TO WEDNESDAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE COMIC BOOK BIZ AND HOW TO
    BREAK IN (reviewed by David Gutierrez, overall score 92/100):
    "For those looking for a key to a career in comics buried inside a DVD
    case: Forget it, because you won't find it here. To paraphrase writer
    Mark Waid, 'Breaking into the comic industry is like breaking into Fort
    Knox. Once they find out how you broke in, they'll seal that entrance.'"

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

    THE DEADLY SPAWN (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 92/100):
    "At its heart, The Deadly Spawn is a pure monster movie -- and a good
    one. Call it a grass-roots effort, call it low-budget, call it guerrilla
    filmmaking; no matter how you might attempt to label this film -- one
    that could easily have gone unnoticed in the horror and gore heyday of
    the early 1980s -- The Deadly Spawn, like its titular terror, manages to
    persevere; sometimes daunted, but never dead."

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

    I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 82/100):
    "Realistic characters in awful situations aren't funny, just like
    Schindler's List isn't funny. Here, though, we are supposed to laugh,
    and that expectation bothers me."

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

    LORD JIM (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score 97/100):
    "Lord Jim remains one of the great epic films of the 1960s. Although
    some will fault it for not remaining completely faithful to the Conrad
    novel, this adaptation still works wonderfully as both an intriguing
    character study and an exciting adventure film."

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

    MY NEW GUN (reviewed by Rob Lineberger, overall score 76/100):
    "The film is full of promise, and delivers on half of it."

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

    PATHER PANCHALI (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score 80/100):
    "I can't imagine a better antidote for postmodern malaise than Ray's
    films, which seek to describe the human condition without artifice or
    cheap sentiment, but with direct honesty and respect for the dignity of
    all people."

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

    THE SOLDIER'S TALE (reviewed by Bill Treadway, overall score 97/100):
    "The Soldier's Tale ranks with Walt Disney's Fantasia as one of the
    greatest attempts at crafting animation out of a renowned and beloved
    classical music piece. Melding the music of Igor Stravinsky with a play
    by C. F. Ramuz, Blechman's film is such a visual feast and takes such
    chances that one can overlook its few flaws."

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

    THE WORLD OF APU (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score 80/100):
    "Watching one of these films is like opening a window into the human
    heart, with all of its complexities and seemingly boundless capacity for
    happiness and despair."

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

    WU-TANG CLAN: DISCIPLES OF THE 36 CHAMBERS: CHAPTER 2 (reviewed by Bill
    Gibron, overall score 90/100):
    "There you have it -- 34 tracks in 90-plus minutes (and you thought the
    Ramones could stuff a set list)."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/wtcdisciples2.php

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