DVD Verdict reviews: THE MEL BROOKS COLLECTION, DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN, CRUMB,
    DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY, THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE COMPLETE FIRST
    AND SECOND SEASONS, GLENN TILBROOK: ONE FOR THE ROAD, HOME MOVIES:
    SEASON FOUR, THE MEL BROOKS COLLECTION, and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: SPECIAL
    COLLECTOR'S EDITION:


    A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN (reviewed by Geoffrey Miller, overall
    score 84/100):
    "The appeal of Peanuts has always been the incongruity of young children
    with very adult personalities and problems. Charlie Brown may be barely
    school age, but he has the same inadequacies and insecurities that many
    of us 'grown-ups' do."

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

    CRUMB (reviewed by Steve Evans, overall score 82/100):
    "Crumb ultimately comes across as a bitter man, less deserving of our
    pity than vague sadness."

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

    DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY (reviewed by Michael Rankins, overall
    score 89/100):
    "It's rare that a film can be described as predictable, derivative,
    simplistic, and saccharine, and also be described as a good movie.
    Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story -- and yes, the latter subheading is
    part of the film's official title -- is just such a rare film."

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

    THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS (reviewed by
    Brett Cullum, overall score 84/100):
    "It's hard to watch the show as an adult and remember how serpentine and
    crushing these problems were and see it all confronted and solved in a
    half-hour. All 29 episodes hide a special moral lesson aimed at teens,
    and it makes the show hard to swallow when you've learned The Facts of
    Life for yourself."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/factsoflifeseason1and2.php

    GLENN TILBROOK: ONE FOR THE ROAD (reviewed by Bill Gibron, overall
    score 90/100):
    "One can go out and purchase all the Squeeze/Tilbrook CDs they want,
    but they won't offer the joy of seeing a man connect with his own
    inner desire to entertain, nor will they provide the proof in
    wonderful sequences of a man making music for those utterly devoted to
    his designs."

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

    HOME MOVIES: SEASON FOUR (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 93/100):
    "What do you get when you cross a terrific show with a solid technical
    presentation and a batch of interesting extras? Another must-own Home
    Movies set, of course."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/homemoviesseason4.php

    THE MEL BROOKS COLLECTION (reviewed by Ryan Keefer, overall score
    81/100):
    "In times of politically correct extremists who boycott and protest
    everything, Blazing Saddles would never see the light of day in 2006.
    Many of the jokes in Young Frankenstein would be trimmed or excised
    altogether, and no one would see a star-laden 90 minute silent movie
    nowadays."

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

    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION (reviewed by Joel
    Pearce, overall score 88/100):
    "If what you want is a story a monkey can understand and wall-to-wall
    thrills, perhaps the sequel would be a better choice. The original
    Mission: Impossible is an unusual beast: a blockbuster with the heart of
    a spy drama and the brain of a thriller."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mi1ce.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, May 1, 2006
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    Bill Coleman Guest

    There's a pretty embarrassing error in the Mel Brooks Collection. It
    has to do with the film Brooks did NOT direct. You might want to fix
    it.

    Bill Coleman
     
    Bill Coleman, May 1, 2006
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    Bratboy Guest

    Well also they say YF was the same as you can buy in discount bins, which it
    isnt. At least here in the USA, IIRC, there has never been an animorphic DVD
    before the one in the set. Between that & the fact that a fair number of the
    included titles are 1st time releases, all animorphic and clean looking,
    the score its given seems a tad low, but then again Im a fan of Mel Brooks
    and the gang.
     
    Bratboy, May 1, 2006
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