DVD Verdict reviews: THE DIVINE BETTE MIDLER, JAWS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, THE DIVINE
    BETTE MIDLER, THE GODFATHER: PART II, THE GODFATHER: PART III,
    HUMORESQUE, JAWS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR,
    UNFAITHFULLY YOURS: CRITERION COLLECTION, WHITE NOISE, and X: LIVE IN
    LOS ANGELES:


    THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 94/100):
    "Blackboard Jungle remains an energetic and absorbing film experience --
    gritty, vital, hugely influential."

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

    THE DIVINE BETTE MIDLER (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score
    85/100):
    "She's a tough broad with a big mouth, big nose, big boobs, and an
    undeniable talent for delivering big ballads. She's kind of like a
    Jewish Billie Holiday, or a frumpy, Caucasian Nina Simone."

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

    THE GODFATHER: PART II (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall score
    90/100):
    "Several years ago I had the misfortune of reviewing what might possibly
    be one of the worst films ever, Juwanna Man, about a guy who dresses in
    drag to play basketball. That DVD had deleted scenes, a featurette,
    outtakes, and even a music video. Although I understand that typically
    the discs offered through Paramount's budget-priced 'Widescreen
    Collection' are short on extras, this is the freaking Godfather, for
    crying out loud!"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/godfatherpart2.php

    THE GODFATHER: PART III (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 88/100):
    "The Godfather: Part III is a fascinating but flawed conclusion to one
    of the greatest achievements in American film. Michael Corleone's final
    moment is deeply moving, even if it did not become the cinematic
    iconography that Coppola undoubtedly intended."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/godfatherpart3.php

    HUMORESQUE (reviewed by Jesse Ataide, overall score 85/100):
    "As its inclusion in the Joan Crawford Collection testifies, Humoresque
    is typically thought of as one of Joan Crawford's most effective star
    vehicles, with many fans declaring that her turn as Helen Wright is one
    of her best performances as an actress. Though she does have her
    moments, this reviewer still finds it hard to label this kind of diva
    act (even with the liberal utilization of tears in the characterization)
    as true acting."

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

    JAWS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
    score 94/100):
    "Thirty years on, Jaws is still one of Spielberg's best films, and is
    still the gold standard by which other summer action thrillers are
    measured. Although it's a close call, this disc is just barely worth
    the double-dip, thanks mainly to Universal's two concessions to the
    film's fans."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/jaws30th.php

    STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR (reviewed by Jesse Ataide, overall score 95/100):
    "Though failing to gather much critical or popular response at the time
    of its release, Story of a Love Affair is the film that kicked off one
    of the most renowned careers in cinema. That it's a wonderful film
    besides is just icing on the cake."

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

    UNFAITHFULLY YOURS: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Amanda DeWees,
    overall score 98/100):
    "It's clear to twenty-first-century eyes that Unfaithfully Yours is a
    brilliant black comedy that suffered from bad timing. It's both a
    simple, universal story of jealousy and a richly layered commentary on a
    proliferation of subjects, everything from art and love and culture to
    the frustrations of trying to operate a cantankerous household
    appliance."

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

    WHITE NOISE (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall score 91/100):
    "Call it hackneyed and hopeful, but there does seem to be something of
    interest in the core concept of White Noise. Unfortunately, screenwriter
    Niall Johnson never quite gets over the wide-eyed wonder of EVP's
    premise to truly do much significant with the idea."

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

    X: LIVE IN LOS ANGELES (reviewed by Russell Engebretson, overall
    score 90/100):
    "This concert disc is a must-own for the fan, of course, and I heartily
    recommend a rental to anyone who is even marginally interested in the
    punk, new wave, or alternative genres of rock music. X can be compared
    to Black Flag, The Clash, or other punk rockers of that time, but they
    forged their own unique sound in the '80s and created music that
    transcends mere commercial product."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
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  2. Just skimmed your review of Jaws and it's chock full of errors, most of
    which can be corrected just by *watching* the DVD, which I have to
    assume your reviewer didn't do. Who writes these things?!?




    John
     
    The Man Behind The Curtain, Jul 4, 2005
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    Alpha Guest

    The authors are identified. Perhaps you can write to the reviewer?
     
    Alpha, Jul 4, 2005
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