(More customer reviews)This short HBO film is based on a play by David Hare. It's a somewhat bizzare story of an alcoholic poet (Considine) who comes into contact with a powerful businessman (Pryce) and his wife (Thurman). The story revolves around alcoholism and whether or not it is a disease. As anyone with any acquaintance with this topic knows, this is often a matter of intense debate, and one that every alcoholic struggles with. As the story builds, there is some considerable suspense as the viewer is left guessing the motives of the characters, most notably Pryce. I thought the dialogue between Pryce and Considine was mostly quite excellent, and both turn in masterful performances. On the other hand, this is not Uma Thurman's best work but she is nice to look at so all is forgiven. There are a few excessively melodramatic moments and the ending struck me as a bit anticlimactic, but I personally found the film to be intriguing, and to use a tired cliche; thought-provoking. You see, the topic is something that is very personal to me and it literally made me rethink my position and look at it from a different angle. That being said, the conclusion is open-ended leaving the viewer to make up their own mind, and with something to contemplate. 3.5 stars.
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Adapted from renowned writer David Hare's bewitching play, MY ZINC BED is a searing examination of alcohol addiction and obsession. This three-character piece centers on Paul, a young poet and recovering alcoholic; billionaire businessman Victor who befriends and employs him; and Victors young wife Elsa, an alcoholic who has chosen to recover without the help of Pauls much-relied-upon AA meetings. The story builds in intensity as over the course of a summer, Paul and Elsa become romantically involved. The three main characters clash and challenge each others beliefs as they grapple with their own inner demons. With wit, drama, and pathos, Hare explores themes of faith, friendship, and fidelity with a deep emotional resonance that heightens the story from beginning to end.
(More customer reviews)I love historical entertainment, but plowing through this collection of extremely boring programs was more than I could do....never watched the complete set.... first, the sound is awful, volume had to be turned way up to hear it....and the B/W wasn't crisp and clear... I was looking forward to this set, and was sorely disappointed. Wasted my money - and will donate it to the Friends of the Library book sale....
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Studio: Warner Home VideoRelease Date: 10/14/2008Run time: 635 minutesRating: Nr
(More customer reviews)If you're a fan of Dr. Katz and just want to get one DVD, supposedly this is the one to get. But it really isn't the best bits from the show's long-ish run. More accurately, it contains the bits with the comics or celebrities who are most famous now. Certainly not any kind of criterion for determining "best." But if you neeeeeeed your Dr. Katz and can't afford the 3-figure pricetag of the full box set, then I guess this will have to do!
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Comedy Centrals first hit animated series-the Emmy and Peabody award winning Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist- From living with his deadbeat son Ben, to his day-to-day dealings with his stunningly sarcastic secretary Laura, lie down on the couch, relax and bask in the glory of the funniest (and slightly troubled) comedic minds to ever wander into the office of Dr. Katz, professional therapist.
(More customer reviews)I loved watching re-runs of this show in the late 70's when I was a kid. I remember the opening theme songs being a big part of what I liked about this show. There were 2 opening theme songs. The 2nd theme song replaced the 1st one when June Lockhart joined the cast. I have one of the other Petticoat Junctions DVD (No theme songs on that one Either) and though it has only 4 episodes verses the 7 on this DVD I like it just a bit better than this one. I guess it is because one of the episodes that is titled "The Beatnik" has Dennis Hopper playing the beatnik and I am a fan of most of his work. This DVD is a good buy especially if you are a big fan of the show. None of the shows are in color as advertised, and the picture quality isn't as clear and bright as it could be. But again, one of my biggest disappointments was the absence of the opening theme song. The theme song is replaced with very boring banjo music. If you like the opening theme songs as much as I do you can give them a listen. I had both of the opening theme songs to Petticoat Junction and thought I would share them with other fans of the show. They are both mp3's. I hope you enjoy listening to them.Petticoat Junction 1963-1970 (Opening Theme, 1) (...)
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The Beverly Hillbillies creator, executive producer Paul Henning, also invented the similarly popular Petticoat Junction, a half-hour series set in Hooterville, a small agricultural community. Here, widow Kate Bradley ran a modest hotel called The Shady Rest with the aid of her three attractive daughters.
(More customer reviews)Gilmore Girls is a hilarious, dramatic, romantic, girly show about a thirty-something year old Lorelei (Lauren Graham) who got pregnant at 16. Her daughter, Rory, (Alexis Bledel)is smart, ambitious, and beautiful. The show basically follows them as Lorelei struggles with her love life and career (running an Inn) and as Rory goes from prestigious high school to ivy league college. She too, struggles with her love life and schoolwork. Dozens of other quirky characters are mixed into this witty show, making it funny, heartwarming, and frankly quite addicting. I highly reccomend Gilmore Girls. But just be prepared for hundreds of clever pop culture references throughout every episode!
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Welcome to quaint Stars Hollow, Connecticut. People often mistake Independence Inn's manager, headstrong single mom Lorelai Gilmore, and her equally willful teenage daughter, Rory, for sisters. Lorelai and Rory cope with the same emotional ups and downs, including Lorelai's overbearing, old-money parents and the joys and frustrations of the male gender. This heartfelt, humorous drama appeals to young and old alike with its blend of traditional family issues and hip, contemporary attitude.
(More customer reviews)When Elizabeth's (played by Judi Dench) husband dies, she contemplates where she should go with her life. She starts by returning to the music she played during World War 2, when she belonged to an all-girl band called The Blonde Bombshells. However, when she runs into Patrick (Ian Holm), the drummer from The Blond Bombshells (OK, they couldn't find a girl drummer), she hits on the idea of bringing the Blonde Bombshells back together. However, that's easier said than done--some are dead, some have left the country, one has lost her sanity, one has found God, and all are scattered. However, Elizabeth is not a woman to give up easily. This is the story of nostalgia, overcoming, the love of music...and so much more! [Color, released in 2000, with a running time of 1 hour, 24 minutes.]
I absolutely loved this movie! It is star-encrusted, and even though I am an American, I kept recognizing just about everyone in it. The story is touching, and yet not maudlin. I loved the music (so very timely again), the acting, and the story. The one warning I will give is that the movie earned its PG-13 rating due to swearing, with the "F" word being used all too often. That said, though, this is a great movie, one that I highly recommend.
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LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS - DVD Movie
(More customer reviews)Critics are a lot like infants. They want new toys, and they want them now, because none of the old ones is good enough. The sophomore backlash against The Shield began on schedule with the first published reviews of Season 2: One-dimensional performances, excessive violence, blah blah blah.
If only they had watched more than two episodes. The first two episodes of S2 were distinguished by brilliant writing and acting, but episode 3, Partners, was the best of the season. Partners is proof positive that Chiklis deserves his Emmy nomination (and that co-star Benito Martinez and guest star Carl Weathers should have been nominated as well).
The critics were outraged over Chiklis' repeat Emmy nomination, but, as rogue detective, Vic Mackey, Chiklis is even better this time around, trying to set limits on a life gone out of control. His scenes with guest stars Weathers and Mark Rolston, Cathy Cahlin Ryan (as estranged wife, Corinne), and Walton Goggins (both appealing and scary as Vic's partner, Shane), were masterful.
Even better is Benito Martinez, subtle, volcanic, and fiercely intelligent as the reviled, ambitious City Council candidate Capt. David Aceveda. Martinez is heartbreakingly adept at letting silence speak for him. The look in his eyes, whether he is defying his campaign manager or having a showdown with his new boss, conveys all the moral struggle, passion for justice, and yearning for something better that are The Shield's major themes. Michael Jace also brings a quiet strength and deep, abiding kindness to his role as closeted beat cop, Julien Lowe. These two were the best actors on the show this season, and my only complaint about Season 2 is that they didn't get more screen time. Both bring awsome natural talent and presence to their roles.
Kenneth Johnson's Lem is likeable, as is new Strike Teamer, Brian White (Tavon Garris), and I look forward to seeing more of these watchable actors next season. Jay Karnes is always on the money as Dutch, the squad room scapegoat with daddy issues.
The Shield has always featured outstanding guest performances and S2 is no exception. The astounding Jamie Brown as hooker/informant, Connie; Danny Pino as the relentless drug lord, Armadillo; Weathers as Vic's down-and-out ex-partner, Joe Clark; the terrific Camilla Sanes as Capt. Aceveda's pragmatic, politically savvy wife, Aurora; and Rolston as a P.I. who turns emotional baggage into a contagious disease, are all superb.
The Shield's music supervisor, Evyen Klean, is in top form, too. The S2 soundtrack features brilliant scene-to-song matches, and other, larger networks are taking notice. The transcendent 'Aleluia Melisma', from unsigned artist, Steve Edwards, isn't available commercially. Yet, a few months after it was featured in S2's soundtrack, it showed up on one of the hottest new shows from one of the Big Three networks. S2's final montage -- set to Live's "Overcome" -- is every bit as good as last season's capper, and recalls Miami Vice in its brilliant fusion of music and images.
As usual, The Shield was there first. Ignore the critics and check it out.
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(More customer reviews)I have not seen the DVD version but I have seen every episode. This is our favorite British Comedy!!! I enjoy Friends but I never laugh this hard. My husband almost hurt himself laughing at poor neurotic Jeff doing his blindfolded strip tease for his "surprise" birthday party!!! Much wittier than Friends could be. The storylines in each episode are great!!! They are so convoluded with twist and turns. The American/NBC version was absolutely painful for us to watch..we wrote to NBC to complain! PLease don't compare the American version to the original - they are apples and oranges. The original is fantastic and I've ordered mine!! Can't wait til Christmas on this one!
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Twice the sex, hilarity, and provocation... and sex! The BBC America original of the soon-to-be NBC hit series of the same name, Coupling Season One and Coupling Season Two are now available in a 2-pack!
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"Unpredictable!", "Off the wall!","Truly Bizarre!", " Funniest show on TV!"- just some of the comments culled from the international reviews of the gigantic cult favorite comedy series BIZARRE, starring the multi talented John Byner and featuring the first and most memorable appearances of "the greatest superstar daredevil stuntman in the history of pay cable" - Super Dave Osborne.
John Byner gets a chance to take socially and politically incorrect pot shots at everything from family relationships to the entertainment industry at large to finding the "true source" of every dirty joke ever told.
John is a master impersonator and a comedic chemeleon who transforms himself into a wide range of celebrity personas.
Cast members include legendary sketch comedian Billy Van (The Hilarious House Of Frightenstein), Luba Goy(Royal Canadian Air Farce), and Saul Rubinek.
While stars include Redd Foxx(Sanford and Son), Pat Morita(Happy Days,The Karate Kid films),and stuntman Dar Rubinson make guess cameos.
This volume features 10 episodes of the sought after Showtime Cable Television's "Adult" version of BIZARRE(never shown in Canada or most U.S. syndication!), hand picked by the series' producers and presented on video for the first time ever. Each hilarious episode features a range of comedy formats-sight gags & pranks, risque comic vignettes and off beat satiral sketches.
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(More customer reviews)Televisa makes it very difficult for me to take them seriously when they release chopped up versions of their best telenovelas in one disappointing DVD box set. I'm not a big fan of most of their contemporary telenovelas (especially their recent ones), but I love their period pieces and costume dramas and La Artorcha Encendida (The Lit Torch -- it has a better ring to it in Spanish) is right up there in quality and romance as Amor Real (Real Love), Corazon Salvaje (Savage Heart), Ramona, Yo Compro Esa Mujer (I Shall Buy that Woman) and Alborada (Break of Dawn) -- the latter of which is currently on the air here in the US. I loved watching this intense love story set against the backdrop of the Mexican war for independence in early nineteenth century starring a younger Leticia Calderon, Ernesto Laguardia and Humberto Zurita (who was brilliant as a villain in his most recent period piece called Los Plateados). I also got to see other heavyweights like Enrique Rocha, Carmen Salinas and Juan Ferrara. The brilliant Christian Bach is also featured in this telenovela, but most of her scenes must have been cut off or something because she scarcely appears in this DVD. The scenes are choppy and uneven, the music score is different from the one I remember when it aired on Univision and, if you can believe it, the ending is cut off. We are left high and dry when it comes to knowing what happens to the villains. All in all, this has got to be the worst DVD box set Televisa has ever released. I give five stars to the actual serialized novel because it is one of the best stories I have seen, but I give one star to the actual DVD. I'll be very wary of picking up DVD sets from the popular Mexican production company next time. I hope they will release unabridged or better edited box sets in the future because I like the idea of owning my favorite telenovelas.
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Set against the backdrop of the Mexican War for Independence, this sprawling telenovela tells the story of Mariano Foncerrada and Teresa Muniz, two lovers who defy their families and social classes to be together while fighting for their countrys freedom. The film depicts Mexicos struggle against the Spanish crown, with each episode focusing on a key event in the war, starting with the increasing political friction between Spain and Mexico, and ending with the newly independent nations efforts to establish its own government.
(More customer reviews)My daughter LOVES Clifford. She loves watching this DVD, and I like the "play all" option :) It keeps her busy so I can fold laundry or do dishes. It has cute charaters and every story has a lesson. Cute carrying case that she can hold too.
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To have fun - you never have to go further than your own backyard - especially if you live with a big red dog on Birdwell Island. Episodes include Camping It Up, Hooray for Cleo, Home Is Where the Fun Is and Lights Out.
(More customer reviews)Let me preface my review by saying that I'm a die-hard fan of "Little Britain." However, I will be as unbiased as possible in my review of this DVD.
I have to admit that I do agree with people's criticism that Season 3 of "LB" was not as funny as the previous 2. I didn't find the new characters they added terribly amusing, and sketches with the old favorites do tend to get a little repetitive. I've seen the episodes on BBC America, but I'm looking forward to hearing the episode commentary and deleted scenes. Having said that, I still think that there's enough laughs, giggles, and smiles in each episode to warrant purchasing this DVD. I'd kind of only recommend it for fans and purists... but please know that Matt Lucas and David Walliams' lesser work is still a million times funnier than a lot of drivel that we get here in the US.
Also, as for extras, that's a real enticement to get this DVD. UK fans were disappointed because they were all previously seen television clips. But they're treats and rarities for us US fans. Matt and David never disappoint when they appear on talk shows and such, so that's guaranteed laughs for you too! All in all, if you're a fan and you're considering getting this for yourself or a friend... I'd say "Computer says yes." :)
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Have you ever thought about visiting Britain? Watch Little Britain and you might think again! Series Three of the ultimate catchphrase comedy sees the welcome return of some favorite characters including Lou and Andy, Marjorie and the Fat Fighters club, Sebastian Love and the Prime Minister, and trash-talk teenager Vicky Pollard. Some very interesting new faces are also introduced as well, such as Dudley, who buys a mail order bride from Thailand.DVD Features:Audio CommentaryDeleted ScenesInterviewsOther
(More customer reviews)I purchased "Kay Mellor's Fat Friends: season 1" because two of the lead actors, James Corden and Ruth Jones wrote and along with Alison Steadman, starred in "Gavin and Stacey" a series I thoroughly enjoyed. This series offers a good mix of comedy and drama that I am sure will please most viewers. The stories have substance and are well written; the characters have depth and reveal their vulnerability as the narrative unfolds. Each episode stands alone as the slimming club members deal with their hopes, failings and emotions. I highly recommend this series and I am looking forward to series two and three. I hope series four; if and when it is released on DVD will be sold as a single season and not as part of a four season group. I think most of us are sick of dealing with this obvious stunt to increase sales at our expense.
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Fat Friends follows a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse for all sorts of failings in their relationships, or not living their life to the full.
(More customer reviews)Short Attention Span Summary:
1. There is something like two movies in one.
2. In the first, there are some thug bank robbers that rob a bank and then drive a car that breaks down while headed back to the city. There they meet some cannibals (but they don't know that) that they plan to rob. They try to get ready to rob them, but the cannibals have a surprise for them.
3. In the second part, there are some college kids sitting around at a party and the "Blood Mary" legend comes up. The students say "Bloody Mary" into a mirror several times and then a clown knocks at their door. The clown is a really weird acting guy, and eventually a cop (who may be an impostor) comes along. One of the college kids has her throat slit and the whole scene becomes a Whodunit. While they are trying to figure it out, progressively more of the students get their throats slit until finally it turns out that it was neither the cop nor the clown but that Bloody Mary really *did* make an appearance and do the dirt.
First comment: Flavor Flav looked like a fool in this movie, and didn't add much of anything to it. It's a good thing that his part was short, or the whole movie might have collapsed.
1. This movie was great for what it was (a low budget picture). One can really see that the director carefully thought out every scene. And the plot was not quite original, but neither was it hackneyed.
2. This is worth a matinee movie ticket just to see it.
3. Some elements of the movie were a bit unbelievable--- but then, it was a horror movie, so it is likely that those parts had to go with the film to make the whole thing work.
Overall, it was an interesting watch.
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Item Name: Nite Tales; Studio:Paramount
(More customer reviews)DO NOT BUY THIS DVD. IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING. ALL NUDITY IS BLOCKED THEY EVEN BLEEP SOME OF THE CUSS WORDS. IT'S JUST STUPID [stuff] THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT ON TO THE SHOW, SOME OF IT'S FUNNY, BUT NOT WORTH BUYING. THIS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE REAL WORLD'S SO I KNOW IF THIS ONE [is bad] THE OTHERS MUST BE WORSE.
Click Here to see more reviews about: The Real World You Never Saw - Las Vegas (2003)
" The Real World You Never Saw: Las Vegas- Confessions from Sin City" takes viewers beyond the television program and deeper into the lives and adventures of Alton (rock climbing violinist), Arissa (tough girl with a heart of gold), Brynn (self-described party animal), Frank (small town boy), Irulan (artistic Aries), Steven (hunky hetero and bartender at a gay bar) and Trishelle (closet Southern wild woman).Normal people ten to do crazy things on vacation in Las Vegas, and MTV's handpicked seven include exhitionists who hold nothing back.The very first episode feature a hook-up and the second episode followed with another tryst, but this time with two girls.With that in mind, one can only imagine the extras that were too hot for MTV to air.This is the true story of seven prima donnas, picked to live in a casino and do what they do best: gamble their trust funds away and get falling down drunk trying to live it up in Las Vegas.
(More customer reviews)This is much better than average, with a real shock about a quarter way in. It is moody, well scripted and paced (edited) and well acted. One of the best of this ilk (gargoyles/dragons/flying monsters).
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The mysterious trail of mangled human corpses is only the bloody beginning for the secret terror buried beneath a condemned Parisian church. Suddenly unleashed for their subterranean crypt – and very much alive – the ancient, winged creatures have risen on a mission of destruction. What\'s happening is not just a killing spree. It\'s Judgment Day! Now only a small band of mere mortals, including an American professor (Eric Balfour, "24"), are destined to battle the most deadly evil of all.
(More customer reviews)Amazon dose not give the "RELEASES IN DETAIL's" like they should. So from website of the go to man on all Doctor Who DVD's (and hell, even VHS)Steve Manfred. Here are the detail's for "Battlefield".
Doctor Who: Battlefield starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace, and guest starring Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. 2 discs.
On Disc 1:
- All four 25-minute episodes (the original 1989 versions) with full restoration treatment.
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
- Optional commentary track with actors Sophie Aldred, Nicholas Courtney, and Angela Bruce(Brigadier Winifred Bambera), Writer Ben Aaronovitch, and Script Editor Andrew Cartmel.
- Information Text subtitles option. Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.
- Isolated Music option. Plays the story with only the music soundtrack playing by itself.
- "Storm Over Avallion" 23-minute featurette about the making of the story, featuring interviews with Actors Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Angela Bruce, Nicholas Courtney, and Jean Marsh (Morgaine), Writer Ben Aaronovitch, Script Editor Andrew Cartmel, and Director Michael Kerrigan.
- "Past and Future King" 12-minute featurette about the writing of this story, featuring interviews with Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Angela Bruce, and Michael Kerrigan.
- "Watertank" 7-minute featurette that goes into detail about the near-fatal accident that occurred during the scene of Ace trapped in the flooding spacecraft airlock when the glass in the tank she was in cracked open.
- Studio Recording. 19 minutes of raw footage from the studio floor during the original studio recording session for this story.
- "From Kingdom to Queen" 8-minute interview with Jean Marsh charting her 1965, 1966, and 1989 appearances in Doctor Who.
- Radio Times Listings. PDF files for your computer containing the original Radio Times TV listings for this story, as well as some contemporaneous articles about it they ran.
On Disc 2:
- Battlefield Special Edition.
A 95-minute movie-format version of the story, with numerous deleted scenes edited back into the action, other reediting of the action and the music, boosted CGI effects,and a Dolby 5.1 sound mix. Comes with graphical menus, scene selection menu,and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
- Season 26 Trailer A 1:30 trailer for the entire 26th season that was shown to the press in 1989.
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The Doctor and Ace join forces with UNIT and his old friend the Brigadier against Morgaine (Jean Marsh) and Mordred, Arthurian villains who recognize the Doctor as Merlin.
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