DVD Verdict reviews: THE RUSSIAN SPECIALIST, GATCHAMAN, COLLECTION 5 (VOLUMES 9 AND 10), and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALONZO BODDEN: TALL, DARK AND
    FUNNY, BEG!, GATCHAMAN, COLLECTION 5 (VOLUMES 9 AND 10), HAKUGEI: LEGEND
    OF THE MOBY DICK: AHAB AWAITS (VOLUME 1), HAKUGEI: LEGEND OF THE MOBY
    DICK: ACROSS THE GALAXY (VOLUME 2), OFF THE CHAIN, THE RUSSIAN
    SPECIALIST, SHINGU: SECRET OF THE STELLAR WARS (VOLUME 2), and A TIME
    FOR BURNING:


    ALONZO BODDEN: TALL, DARK AND FUNNY (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 90/100):
    "The hit-to-miss ratio for Bodden's material was easily four to one, so
    I'll interpret that as a successful program."

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

    BEG! (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 85/100):
    "Are you a fan of trippy, beautiful images and gore? You're gonna love
    this. You like movies to make sense, and thought Donnie Darko was a
    Rorschach test? Then run for the nearest set of hills. Beg! makes about
    as much sense as a three-day mescaline binge with a side order of LSD
    and chaser shots of peyote and angel dust."

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

    GATCHAMAN, COLLECTION 5 (VOLUMES 9 AND 10) (reviewed by Mike Pinsky,
    overall score 83/100):
    "It is clear that the producers felt the need to punch up the show's
    drama here at the midpoint in the hopes of sustaining our interest for
    another 50 or so episodes."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gatchamancoll5.php

    HAKUGEI: LEGEND OF THE MOBY DICK: AHAB AWAITS (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by
    Dan Mancini, overall score 80/100):
    "An earnest attempt at an anime adaptation of Melville's profound,
    sprawling epic of existential dread could only have resulted in
    disaster. Desaki and his crew were wise to focus on playing to anime's
    strengths: visual splendor, thrilling action, and maybe a few laughs."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hakugeivol1.php

    HAKUGEI: LEGEND OF THE MOBY DICK: ACROSS THE GALAXY (VOLUME 2) (reviewed
    by Dan Mancini, overall score 70/100):
    "I admit I experienced paroxysms, but they weren't from laughter."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/hakugeivol2.php

    OFF THE CHAIN (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 95/100):
    "I think you gentlemen out there will likely find Off the Chain more
    emotionally impacting than most other documentaries you may come across,
    except, perhaps The History of the Breast. (Judge's Note: I am not aware
    of a documentary called The History of the Breast.)"

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

    THE RUSSIAN SPECIALIST (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score
    84/100):
    "If you're looking for the tortured, multi-layered antagonist who is
    reluctant to use firearms, watch Batman Begins. For a dose of alpha-male
    shotgunning, go with this."

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

    SHINGU: SECRET OF THE STELLAR WARS (VOLUME 2) (reviewed by Mac McEntire,
    overall score 70/100):
    "Here's a series about aliens, spaceships, and giant robots secretly
    living among humans, and instead the creators spend more than half the
    time with the kids in their student council meetings as they plan
    upcoming school events."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/shinguvol2.php

    A TIME FOR BURNING (reviewed by Jennifer Malkowski, overall score
    80/100):
    "Though the most obvious conflict in A Time for Burning is between the
    tolerant Christians and the intolerant ones, the more haunting theme
    that really resonated for me and stuck with me afterwards was the
    difficult issue of how to be an ally. That issue is every bit as
    relevant today as it was when the naive Pastor Youngdahl strolled
    eagerly into Ernie's barber shop."

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

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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