DVD Verdict reviews: NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of BASTOF SYNDROME: PAST ECHOES
    (VOLUME 5), DEAN MARTIN: THE ONE AND ONLY, ECHOES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE,
    FRANK SINATRA: THE MAN AND THE MYTH, GANTZ: GAME OF DEATH (VOLUME 1),
    NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, NINE GOOD TEETH, TITANIC REVEALED, A
    TREE OF PALME, and WARREN MILLER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE DECADES:


    BASTOF SYNDROME: PAST ECHOES (VOLUME 5) (reviewed by Joel Pearce,
    overall score 40/100):
    "By this point, it's clear that the production team is running on empty.
    The animation is noticeably weaker this time around, as if even the
    animators couldn't wait for it to be over."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bastofsyndromevol5.php

    DEAN MARTIN: THE ONE AND ONLY (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall
    score 85/100):
    "Dean was funny, a lot funnier than Jerry Lewis, for sure -- another
    trait that the Chairman envied. Sinatra, on his best day, could do
    comedy like a lobster could knit a sweater. Dean was the funny one, and
    he could do all that other stuff, too. Who else would be cool enough to
    knock the Beatles out of the number one spot at the height of their
    popularity?"

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

    ECHOES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall
    score 80/100):
    "We silly Americans, we just don't know our history, and the White House
    has had a spectacular one. This PBS special, hosted by Martin Sheen,
    takes a unique twist in documenting the history of the White House.
    Instead of a pure and dull lecture, the special enhances the historical
    tour with readings of letters written by Presidents, First Ladies, and
    selected staff members."

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

    FRANK SINATRA: THE MAN AND THE MYTH (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall
    score 76/100):
    "Granted, not even the dry documentary form of this particular offering
    from the Harvs at Kultur can make the life of Frankie S. anything less
    than interesting, but it lacks the kind of ring-a-ding-ding that brings
    it all to life, dig?"

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

    GANTZ: GAME OF DEATH (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 40/100):
    "Oh, yeah, all the characters come across as vile misanthropes, so
    there's no one to care about or root for. Gee, what fun. These episodes
    raise more questions than they answer, but I don't care to stick around
    to see what happens."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gantzvol1.php

    NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Every time I watch a film from Studio Ghibli (with a couple of minor
    exceptions), I am floored by how entertaining, beautiful, and dignified
    they are. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind sits near the top of this
    list, a film with firm moral values and a strong understanding of how to
    entertain audiences of all ages."

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

    NINE GOOD TEETH (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score 80/100):
    "There's a great deal to like about Nine Good Teeth; it's an engaging
    portrait of a classic immigrant family, and its 80 minutes go by
    quickly. But if you're looking for insightful, reflective fare that
    presents an unvarnished, probing document of a family history, you'd be
    better off with documentaries like My Architect or Capturing the
    Friedmans. Nine Good Teeth is pleasant enough, but lacks bite."

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

    TITANIC REVEALED (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 85/100):
    "The underwater footage of the great ship is indeed fascinating,
    particularly the humble remains of people's lives. Ballard is an
    effective narrator and a sensitive observer: He can show us two half-
    buried shoes and conjure up for the viewer the heartbreaking image of a
    mother and child lying side by side."

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

    A TREE OF PALME (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 88/100):
    "A Tree of Palme is yet another sci-fi adaptation of 'Pinocchio,' but it
    works far better than that other robotic Pinocchio movie."

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

    WARREN MILLER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE DECADES (reviewed by Adam Arseneau,
    overall score 81/100):
    "Regardless of sex, race, political affiliation, sexual orientation,
    creed, or any other distinguishing factor in the melting pot of
    humanity, people the world over can uniformly agree that Warren Miller
    films kick great amounts of ass."

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

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    DVD Verdict, Mar 24, 2005
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