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1. Whore
Director: Ken Russell
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3-0 out of 5 stars A trashy work of Ken Russell.
The only one reason that I have seen this film is the director of this film, Ken Russell who is one of my favorite directors. However, contrary to my expectations, it gives only disappointment. As the title shows, it describes a life of one prostitute who threads streets of the city. At the beginning, this film progresses with her conversation to the audience that how she has became a prostitute and how she has lived. This kind of form makes a characteristic feeling, but as the whole, this film has lost persuasiveness. Unfortunately, I think, the director of this film, Ken Russell did not show what he really wants to talk about. This kind of film has to evoke sympathy from the audience, but it is lacking in this point. So, it was not particularly interesting and has no impression or excitement. After all, it just became a trashy work of Ken Russell¡¯s films. He brought forward a problem well, but solving this problem was little bit clumsy.

3-0 out of 5 stars What pretty woman should have been...
Banned!

I won't pretend that this is even one of my favorite movies, but it was good. I had to go way out of my way to see this film as it was banned where I lived and I think that was a disgrace to this country. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to let my children watch this film, but I would take the time to explain it to them... on the other hand I'd do anything in my power to keep my kids, especially my daughter, from seeing Pretty Woman.

2-0 out of 5 stars Semi-Interesting tragi-comedy
This movie fails as something serious, but it isn't quite bad enough to be "so bad it's good" either. Sure, it has some quite hilarious moments and dialogue, but only of the campy "Mommie Dearest" or "Valley of the Dolls" variety. But these few moments are not enough to make it a good camp movie either. It's extremely predictable (abusive pimp tells her he loves her but abuses her; she always falls for it), chalk full of cliches (can't get her son back, watches him from afar at school), some of the dialogue is laughable ("I learned not to get into vans....the HARD way."), and, as much as I love Theresa Russell, she really is not a strong enough actress to convincingly pull of the monologues. Half the time you end up laughing at her character, which I don't think they intended. It's good for one viewing, but that's about it. Any (...) who thinks street prostitution is like "Pretty Woman" ought to see this, but it's done in such a silly manner, I'm not sure someone would learn to stay off the streets after watching it either. The soundtrack, however, is first rate. Again, it's not really funny enough to be entertaining, but it flops as a drama as well. It's a semi-interesting mixture.

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sountrack
The dialogue and soundtrack to this film are brilliant in their courseness and ability to deliver their message. This movie should be required viewing with "Pretty Woman". Hey, girls, Theresa Russell is prettier than Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere didn't offer to set her up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Pardon me while I puke on you.
A flat, uninspired, meat parade of a movie. Didn't Theresa retire after this? Whoever produces Ken Russells's films has got to be the biggest con artsit of all time because his films don't ever break even. This movie's so bad, Burt Reynolds collects royalties. ... Read more


2. Moonbase
Director: Paolo Mazzucato
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1-0 out of 5 stars By far, the WORST I've ever had the misfortune of seeing
Normally, I am very powerful with words, but this movie just left me speechless. No words I can say in this review can come close to what I really think. I'll start off on a good note. There are two bits of cleverness you'll find while watching. First, typed words below a shot of a horribly fake orbiting space prison read, "Minimum sentence: life without possibility of parole." Not much, but just enough to get a small chortle out of someone. Second, to comfort a young recruit gathering garbage on the moon, another man tells a quite amusing story about Neil Armstrong's real first words on the moon.

Much unfortunately, those are the only perks, and I'll add that after the story about Armstrong is finished, the man it was meant to calm down is relieved just long enough for terrorists to surprise and kill him. How idiotic is that?

The special f/x looked like they were done with a home video camera and an obsolete bluescreen found in a Salvation Army. The same goes for the props. The suits that the protagonists use are biohazard suits on loan from the CDC. The suits that the antagonists use are black spandex and goggles. The gravity on the moon is terribly simulated, and only by slow movements and one's words about being able to lift great weight. The final explosion meant to completely vaporize anything in its radius is merely a simple fade technique from trash to no trash. Call me crazy, but I would think that such an explosion would vaporize everything. Instead, it makes the garbage disappear and doesn't touch the moon's soil. I don't know how much more fake anyone can get.

The plot just outright... me off. A group of prisoners escape from a maximum security prison and hop a shuttle to the moon to find some nuclear weapons. Somehow, this small group that is outmanned, outgunned, and possesses no knowledge of the moon's topography is always able to get the jump on everyone. First, they kill a young recruit on his first solo assignment. I can tolerate that, but when they killed off an entire security team twice their size and then crashed a shuttle carrying an even larger military contingent to the moon without losing more than two of their men, I almost smashed my TV. The phrase "Just shoot them!!!" comes to mind more than once.

In conclusion, if you buy this movie, give it to someone you hate because it has the anger capability of someone keying your car. The f/x which normally would be laughable have all the humor taken out by the plot. Any idiot can see that this doesn't even earn a star, and I'll add that I have a 186 IQ.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mazzucato strikes again!
I really enjoyed this film. Mazzucato boils sci-fi down to its essence and really delivers. I only wish I had known about this sooner when it was in theaters! ... Read more


3. Raging Angels
Director: Alan Smithee
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2-0 out of 5 stars Rage Against the Mediocre: Alan Smithee's Raging Angels
Despite a name cast and a couple of Oscar veterans, this silly film has little going for it.

Sean Patrick Flanery, who is still trying to find that star making role, is a down and out musician with a cute girlfriend. She is hired as a backup singer for Michael Pare, who is pushing a one world order with the backing of...oh, I don't know...could it be...SATAN. Flanery has religious fanatics grandma Shelley Winters and evangelist Diane Ladd on his side, for what that is worth.

The pseudonym Alan Smithee is used by directors who take their name off a project, and I was surprised to not see it used more throughout the credits. Five different writers are credited with a script that features more holes than an Afghani cave complex. Michael Pare finally gets to use the guitar face that made "Eddie and the Cruisers" so successful, but the songs here are all really tepid and uninteresting. Speaking of tepid, the special effects are awful, I have seen better use of computer animation on local television ads.

I cannot imagine the film makers started out with such a cheap idea, but after getting the cast, that is what the film degenerated into. "Raging Angels" is a cool title to an otherwise bland film.

This is rated (R) for physical violence, some gun violence, some profanity, and sexual content.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not even the eye candy could spice it up.
This movie is more of a comedy than a horror. Beyond the attractive qualities of the young leads, there was not much to enjoy about this flick. Even good actors like Diane Ladd and Sean Patrick Flanery give poor performances. The only thing that made this movie worth viewing (in my opinion) was the vocal stylings of Mr Flanery (yes, I watched the credits and was really him singing).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie, but it just didn't work for any audience.
It was too obviously Christian for a secular audience, but it was a bit too riske for a Christian audience. Gotta say it was a gutsy move to make a film so blatently Christian in today's world. That alone impresses me. I love the story, though. I'm not one to be picky about special effects (which were pretty bad) just so long as the story is creative and fascinating. And I LOVED the end.

5-0 out of 5 stars loved it
I love the music in this movie

If anyone ever comes in here and knows where i can get some of this music i would be greatful. ... Read more


4. Whore
Director: Ken Russell
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3-0 out of 5 stars A trashy work of Ken Russell.
The only one reason that I have seen this film is the director of this film, Ken Russell who is one of my favorite directors. However, contrary to my expectations, it gives only disappointment. As the title shows, it describes a life of one prostitute who threads streets of the city. At the beginning, this film progresses with her conversation to the audience that how she has became a prostitute and how she has lived. This kind of form makes a characteristic feeling, but as the whole, this film has lost persuasiveness. Unfortunately, I think, the director of this film, Ken Russell did not show what he really wants to talk about. This kind of film has to evoke sympathy from the audience, but it is lacking in this point. So, it was not particularly interesting and has no impression or excitement. After all, it just became a trashy work of Ken Russell¡¯s films. He brought forward a problem well, but solving this problem was little bit clumsy.

3-0 out of 5 stars What pretty woman should have been...
Banned!

I won't pretend that this is even one of my favorite movies, but it was good. I had to go way out of my way to see this film as it was banned where I lived and I think that was a disgrace to this country. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to let my children watch this film, but I would take the time to explain it to them... on the other hand I'd do anything in my power to keep my kids, especially my daughter, from seeing Pretty Woman.

2-0 out of 5 stars Semi-Interesting tragi-comedy
This movie fails as something serious, but it isn't quite bad enough to be "so bad it's good" either. Sure, it has some quite hilarious moments and dialogue, but only of the campy "Mommie Dearest" or "Valley of the Dolls" variety. But these few moments are not enough to make it a good camp movie either. It's extremely predictable (abusive pimp tells her he loves her but abuses her; she always falls for it), chalk full of cliches (can't get her son back, watches him from afar at school), some of the dialogue is laughable ("I learned not to get into vans....the HARD way."), and, as much as I love Theresa Russell, she really is not a strong enough actress to convincingly pull of the monologues. Half the time you end up laughing at her character, which I don't think they intended. It's good for one viewing, but that's about it. Any (...) who thinks street prostitution is like "Pretty Woman" ought to see this, but it's done in such a silly manner, I'm not sure someone would learn to stay off the streets after watching it either. The soundtrack, however, is first rate. Again, it's not really funny enough to be entertaining, but it flops as a drama as well. It's a semi-interesting mixture.

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sountrack
The dialogue and soundtrack to this film are brilliant in their courseness and ability to deliver their message. This movie should be required viewing with "Pretty Woman". Hey, girls, Theresa Russell is prettier than Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere didn't offer to set her up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Pardon me while I puke on you.
A flat, uninspired, meat parade of a movie. Didn't Theresa retire after this? Whoever produces Ken Russells's films has got to be the biggest con artsit of all time because his films don't ever break even. This movie's so bad, Burt Reynolds collects royalties. ... Read more


5. Whore
Director: Ken Russell
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3-0 out of 5 stars A trashy work of Ken Russell.
The only one reason that I have seen this film is the director of this film, Ken Russell who is one of my favorite directors. However, contrary to my expectations, it gives only disappointment. As the title shows, it describes a life of one prostitute who threads streets of the city. At the beginning, this film progresses with her conversation to the audience that how she has became a prostitute and how she has lived. This kind of form makes a characteristic feeling, but as the whole, this film has lost persuasiveness. Unfortunately, I think, the director of this film, Ken Russell did not show what he really wants to talk about. This kind of film has to evoke sympathy from the audience, but it is lacking in this point. So, it was not particularly interesting and has no impression or excitement. After all, it just became a trashy work of Ken Russell¡¯s films. He brought forward a problem well, but solving this problem was little bit clumsy.

3-0 out of 5 stars What pretty woman should have been...
Banned!

I won't pretend that this is even one of my favorite movies, but it was good. I had to go way out of my way to see this film as it was banned where I lived and I think that was a disgrace to this country. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to let my children watch this film, but I would take the time to explain it to them... on the other hand I'd do anything in my power to keep my kids, especially my daughter, from seeing Pretty Woman.

2-0 out of 5 stars Semi-Interesting tragi-comedy
This movie fails as something serious, but it isn't quite bad enough to be "so bad it's good" either. Sure, it has some quite hilarious moments and dialogue, but only of the campy "Mommie Dearest" or "Valley of the Dolls" variety. But these few moments are not enough to make it a good camp movie either. It's extremely predictable (abusive pimp tells her he loves her but abuses her; she always falls for it), chalk full of cliches (can't get her son back, watches him from afar at school), some of the dialogue is laughable ("I learned not to get into vans....the HARD way."), and, as much as I love Theresa Russell, she really is not a strong enough actress to convincingly pull of the monologues. Half the time you end up laughing at her character, which I don't think they intended. It's good for one viewing, but that's about it. Any (...) who thinks street prostitution is like "Pretty Woman" ought to see this, but it's done in such a silly manner, I'm not sure someone would learn to stay off the streets after watching it either. The soundtrack, however, is first rate. Again, it's not really funny enough to be entertaining, but it flops as a drama as well. It's a semi-interesting mixture.

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sountrack
The dialogue and soundtrack to this film are brilliant in their courseness and ability to deliver their message. This movie should be required viewing with "Pretty Woman". Hey, girls, Theresa Russell is prettier than Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere didn't offer to set her up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Pardon me while I puke on you.
A flat, uninspired, meat parade of a movie. Didn't Theresa retire after this? Whoever produces Ken Russells's films has got to be the biggest con artsit of all time because his films don't ever break even. This movie's so bad, Burt Reynolds collects royalties. ... Read more


6. Desert Kickboxer
Director: Isaac Florentine
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7. Party Plane
Director: Ed Hansen
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5-0 out of 5 stars Sexiest movie ever made
The most exciting and memorable striptease is the unexpected one or the one performed in unusual circumstances. This funny and pleasant movie demonstrate. ... Read more


8. Good Luck
Director: Richard LaBrie
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3-0 out of 5 stars Heart Warmer
I bought this because when Gregory Hines recently died I wanted to see those movies he did that I had missed. Perhaps a poor reason, but better late than never. He was an accomplished actor and dancer. This DVD has a great price on it as well for the entertainment you will get out of it. I was pleasantly surprised. This is one of those feel good sleepers you run across now and then.

When Hines, playing a paraplegic, decides to enlist the aid of a blinded football star, played by D' Onofrio, to win a white water race, anything can happen. The friendship that develops is earned through hard work and the realization that no matter what, we can move forward with our lives.

Fans of movies like "Brian's Song", "Field of Dreams", "Cool Runnings", and "Amazing Grace" should enjoy it. Other than some ocassional bad language the movie is suitable for most the family.

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Underrated!!
This is a fabulous "feel good" movie. I've watched it a dozen times and it's still a favorite to pop in the VCR when company comes calling. This movie never got the publicity it deserved so it's pretty much a surprise when I play it for guests. Then, everyone wants a copy. I probably would never have heard of it myself if my mom hadn't been an extra in it. It was filmed in Winchester Bay, Oregon where my mom had a gift shop.

4-0 out of 5 stars This film is an satisfactory way to spend 96minutes.
I bought this film sight unseen as that is the only way I could see it. No video store had it.{most had never heard of it}And waiting for it to show up on t.v. could take months. I have had mixed results buying films unseen but this one did not disappoint. It won't go down as one of the best I have seen but I don't get the feeling the people behind it were shooting for greatness. They were just trying to tell the story of two men trying to rise above a handicap. And as that it works well. It contains a GREAT deal of bathroom humor. I'm not bothered by it but it's dwelt on to the point it becomes a little tiresome. Otherwise it's an enjoyable film. The performances by Hines and D'Onofrio are VERY good. I found D'Onofrio very belivable as a blind man and most of the films dramatic burden is carried by him. I am sure I'll spend 96 minutes with it agian.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise
I first caught this flick whilst doin' a little insomnia-ridden late-night channel-surfin' a few years back. After encountering nothing but infomercials, I was kinda surprised to discover some real programming! I was just about to see what was brewin' on the next channel up when I saw Vincent D'Onofrio as the blinded and bitter formed NFL superstar Tony 'Olee' Olezniak. Aside from his role as the screw-up-come-Section-8 'Private Pyle' from 'Full Metal Jacket' and the giant-roach-in-disguise in 'Men In Black', I've never really taken a look at D'Onofrio's other thespian efforts, and was curious to see what he could do here. I must admit, he plays a pretty convincing blind man (reminded me of a few sightless folks I befriended many years back). He and Gregory Hines (as 'Lem' the easygoing-yet-oft-irritated paraplegic) display some good comedic chemistry in this umpteenth incarnation of the well-worn 'unlikely-partners-who-start-to-bond-and-actually-like-one-another-at-the-end' comedy with a bit of the 'road-trip' and 'underdogs-overcoming-adversity' formats thrown in for variety.

For a movie about 'gimps' (as Lem likes to call the handicapped), 'Good Luck' is surprisingly light-hearted. The often sophomoric and occasionally scatological humor hewn throughout this production (especially the 'playing-chicken-with-a-train' scene and the part where Olee asks Lem to describe a certain... thing) conveys reasonably solid proof that things aren't being taken too seriously 'round here. Aside from the funny stuff, 'Good Luck' has a little somethin' for everyone! There's Joe Theismann's cameo for all the pro football nuts. There's the pot-farmer-with-a-heart-of-gold to attract the sodbusters AND the stoners. A brief appearance by James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, is a virtual Star Wars-fan pheromone. The bug-eyed Robert O'Reilly, best known as the Klingon chancellor Gowron on NextGen and DS9, is a sure-fire Trekkie draw. There's even a chicken-foot-wielding, blackjack-playing small town mayor that's sure to bring in... um... well, someone-or-other. And I haven't even gotten to the guy with a clock on his hat yet! I tells ya, this baby is a marketing executive's dream!

'Late

Post Script: If you're interested in buying 'Good Luck' on DVD, be sure to get the Gold Series version (UPC #7-83722-70673-2 / ASIN: B00004ZBHC)! Its picture quality is slightly better (though not by much) than the earlier release, which had some pretty bad 'ghosting' and pixelation. And the new release's sound mix is much better than that of its predecessor!

'Later

4-0 out of 5 stars Basically, I can watch any movie with Vincent D'onofrio
When I found this movie at the video store I was little nervous but after about fifteen minutes into it I really started to enjoy it. Yes, it is most definitely a guy movie and there is some vulgar bathroom humor. But, the acting and the theme make this a worthwhile rental. I really wish this movie was longer because near the end is when you can really feel the chemistry between D'onofrio and Hines. They really get comfortable with one another and I wanted more. The last thirty minutes of the movie is absolutly terrific because it just really picks up once they get to Gold City. Plus, the audience gets a better indepth perception of Olee(especially) and Lemely. I think that Vincent D'onofrio does a good job at playing a blind man. Unlike some actors he makes it believable throughout that he cannot see(it very natural it is like he is not acting, the way it should be). Rent this movie it is good I mean it only made like 40,000$ at the theater these small films need our support and plus how can you not respect an actor who can do a multimillion dollar film(Men in Black) and then do a tiny film like this one in the same year. Also, I would like to add that I am quite jealous of the guy who wrote a review and he was in the movie. I mean that is pretty cool it is pretty hard to top that! Hey I can be emailed at littlejake4@ivillage.com if you like the film or not. ... Read more


9. By Dawn's Early Light
Director: Jack Sholder
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Made for cable movie about the dangers of the cold war. Nuclear war is inadvertently launched and the presidents of the US and the Soviet Union find themselves trying to reclaim control of their military forces. Based on the book chr(39)Trinitychr(39)s Ch ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Apocalypse Wow!
A chilling story of accidental nuclear war, By Dawn's Early light succeeds where other similar stories fail easily in terms of human drama and military accuracy. Reminiscent of the movie "Fail Safe," By Dawn's Early Light explores the horrors of nuclear war with an all-star cast of Powers Boothe, Rebecca DeMornay, James Earl Jones, and many more. Unlike 99% action/1% story movies of this genre that miss the mark by far (such as "Crimson Tide"), Bruce Gilbert's interpretation of "Trinity's Child" hits the nail on the head with a tour de force dramatic rollercoaster that culminates into a truly unforgettable ending. By Dawn's Early Light- A story of two nations in crisis. A tale of two lovers torn by war. Two worlds. One epic adventure of a lifetime.

4-0 out of 5 stars "We're going with the Grand Tour. History can't wait."
"By Dawn's Early Light," an HBO film based on the novel "Trinity's Child" by William Prochnau, holds the honorable distinction of being the final cold war nuclear armageddon thriller. Released in 1990 a mere year before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the film clearly harkens back to such memorable thrillers as "Fail Safe," "Dr. Strangelove," "The Day After," and "Testament." Remember those halcyon days when we all lived under the threat of nuclear annihilation? When the Looking Glass plane flew over your house every twenty minutes or so? Well, I do. Nuclear doomsday thrillers really turn my stomach into knots because I lived, and still live, in Omaha, Nebraska. As you will see in the movie, the Strategic Air Command (SAC) sat in Bellevue, Nebraska, mere miles from my home. Those planes roaring overhead while I played in the yard were the aircraft responsible for keeping the national chain of command viable in the event of a Soviet missile attack. We always wondered what we would see first: the vapor trails of the incoming missiles or the flash. Either way it would have been the last thing we would see. Watching these movies now is sort of a trip down memory lane, albeit a horrific one. Films like "By Dawn's Early Light" still tie my stomach up in knots.

The nightmare here begins when the Soviet Union, wracked by internal dissolution, suddenly comes under attack by a group of rogue military officers hoping to force the high command to respond to internal threats. A nuclear missile wipes out a city near the Turkish border, and the Russian computer system orders up a limited launch on the United States before the leadership can stop it. Several missiles rain down on American military bases, including Andrews outside of Washington, D.C., SAC in Nebraska (See? I told you so), and a few other places around the country. The generals urge the president (Martin Landau) to reply with a full retaliatory response, but the chief executive hesitates. Then he receives a message from the Soviet premier expressing horror at the mistake and offering three options. The first is to simply ignore the attack. The second is to launch an assault on Russia similar to the one made on the United States. The third is to reply with overwhelming force, which will require the Soviets to do the same. Trusting the Russians is a tough decision, but the president wishes to avoid all out destruction. Perhaps global destruction will not occur when the president decides to follow the second option. Then, disaster strikes.

The president's chopper goes down somewhere over Maryland in the flash of a nuclear bomb. Our government, which cannot find the vice-president or many cabinet members, finally locates the Secretary of the Interior (Darrin McGavin) in Louisiana and declares him president as they load him on the E-4 plane. Known by the code name Condor, the new president is an unapologetic hawk that won't hesitate to escalate the war. Despite the advice of "Harpoon" (Jeffrey DeMunn), an admiral who always preaches restraint but who must ultimately give the president nuclear authorization codes if ordered, Condor falls in with Colonel Fargo's (Rip Torn) line of thinking. This guy advocates a "grand tour" of the Soviet Union, a plan that will use American bombers to vaporize Soviet leadership installations. Of course, this course of action will result in a massive strike on American cities. Also in the mix is the Looking Glass plane-helmed by "Alice" (James Earl Jones)-another back up command aircraft that must carry out the president's orders. Too, we follow the crew of a bomber as it prepares to sweep into the Soviet Union. Flown by Major Cassidy (Powers Boothe) and Captain Moreau (Rebecca DeMornay), the crew of this bomber undergoes several crises both physical and mental as they prepare to nuke their targets. "By Dawn's Early Light" exclusively focuses on the military and the national chain of command and how the two would work together to respond to a nuclear attack.

I first saw the film on cable when it originally aired. I thought it wonderful at the time, a taut, dramatic thriller that had me on the edge of my seat. A recent viewing allowed me to step back and analyze the finer points of the film. I still think it works, especially the hair raising conclusion, but there are numerous problems to contend with. I took exception with a map that showed SAC south of Plattsmouth, Nebraska when the base actually sits due north of that town. I also had difficulty believing the bomber crews sat on the ground for as long as they did. Harpoon even mentions later that most of the bombers were caught on the ground. Why? The head of SAC even says in the film that the nuke aimed at the base won't hit the ground for twenty some minutes. If we can't get our bombers in the air within half an hour, we are in big trouble. Too, other problems plague the film. Continuity errors, poor acting on the part of DeMornay, and mediocre editing brings the movie down a bit in my estimation. Still, the positives outweigh the negatives. The inclusion of James Earl Jones in the cast is probably a sly wink to "Dr. Strangelove," and Darren McGavin and Rip Torn do a great job as the dynamic duo willing to turn the world into a charcoal briquette.

The DVD is unfortunately a disappointment. The picture quality is flawed, there are no extras-not even a trailer-anywhere to be found, and the transfer is fullscreen. HBO discs, at least the ones I have seen, usually don't have much in the way of extras. Fortunately, the movie is good enough to overcome a dearth of goodies. Give this one a watch.

5-0 out of 5 stars Will somebody give me a cigarette!
The James Earl Jones cigarette bit in "By Dawn's Early Light" is one of my all time favorite movie scenes--maybe second only to Tom Cruise's deathbed scene in "Magnolia." The scene is funny, but it makes sense, too, since he's in this unthinkable struggle to save the world with a best case senario that includes his own death.

My genius friend found the movie too chaotic a representaion of choas, which I don't see. I see a likely and well developted plot: the Secretary of interior seems to be rooted in any one of our current leaders (in 2004).

Oh, well. I was surpised at how much the movie still moved me when I tracked it down again 12 or so years after seeing it on HBO. I might have been 11 when I first saw it. It was part of my phase in which I was obsessed with the notion of nuclear war and was having frequent nightmares.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unquestionably my favorite film !
I don't imagine for a second that everyone who's seen this film feels quite as strongly about it as I do and I'm usually far too complacent to write reviews but I felt I owed it to the film and to myself to state my blatantly biassed opinion of this film.

It was only by sheer chance that one evening whilst skipping channels randomly, I conviently stopped when I glimpsed the opening credits of this film and although initially I was sceptical, as the film progressed, any unfounded reservations I had swiftly dissipated.

The acting is superb throughout with James Earl Jones gracing us with his charismatic screen presence as always. The typecasting was perfection itself with no individual actor letting the side down with a poor performance. The musical score, although limited in variety only adds to the overall sense of doom with it's sinister bass notes resonating like a mushroom cloud.

The variety of sets and scenes are intentionally claustrephobic but not lacking in imagination and by no means insular. Lavish presidential and state quarters, hi-tech bomber cockpits and military bunkers embued with a sense of real purpose soon start to feel quite familiar as do the characters.

Since it's difficult to rent this title and since VHS tapes are so incredibly cheap now, I would be fool not to encourage anyone reading this review to have a stab in the dark and order it.. if you don't like it, just send it to me and I'll put it in my 'Dawn's early light' shrine ! :P

2-0 out of 5 stars This is a grade B Movie at best.
Well I certainly hate to disagree with all the other glowing reviews of this movie but quite frankly I wasn't impressed. Granted the movie (and subject matter) are dated but I found the acting to be only average, at times almost mechanical - not very realistic. Not very good chemistry between De Mornay & Boothe. The special effects could have been done better. This movie probably had a low budget.

Sadly, I bought the movie based on the reviews posted here. Do yourself a favor and rent it (if you can find it). Had I rented it first I would have saved a few bucks.

Don't get me wrong, the movie will keep your attention but I found it to be fairly predictable. Finding two pilots willing to make the ultimate sacrifice at the same moment seems a little far fetched !!! ... Read more


10. Candyman 3 - Day of the Dead
Director: Turi Meyer
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2-0 out of 5 stars Better than the second, but thats nothing to brag about
The last living descendent of the Candyman (Donna D'Errico) is haunted by dreams telling her to destroy the Candyman myth. It basically has the same plot of the other two installments, but still has lame murder sequences and poor scripting that doesn't make it anything special. Its rather ironic that every sequel always ignores the end of the previous Candyman movie. How many times do they have to kill him? When will he just die and this cycle of depressingly average sequels finish.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good sequel and I think the scariest!!!!!!!!
I like the candyman movies. I've never seen the second one but will buy it when it comes out on DVD. The first one was okay. It was very scary. The only thing that it didn't have as much gore as the 3rd one does. But it does have quite some. The movie is about a man that was a slave and was killed by being covered in homey and then covered in a swarm of bees. His right hand then was chopped off and a bloody hook was jammed on. He came back. Anytime someone would look into a mirror and say his name (candyman) five times, he would appear and kill them by gutting them though their stomach neormous times causing guts and blood to go everywhere with his hook. It's a pretty good series. The third one is the best and especially on the DVD. Ithas great sound and picture quality. It only has a trailer. I wish they had a commentary or a documentary on the series. It still is good.

1-0 out of 5 stars This movie is utter crap
I have not seen the first two, but I happened to watch this cable. Bad acting, irrelevent plotline, it is basically your typical horror movie series pattern: 1st 1 or 2 movies do well, other people cash in one the name recognition.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not see this movie
From the people who brought you "Crap," "More Crap," and "Even Worse Crap" comes "The Crappiest Thing We've Done Yet."

What? That's not the title of the movie? You must have not seen it yet...

5-0 out of 5 stars good sequel
exiting sequel in the gripping candyman series this time a girls whos a great ancester of candyman is having nightmares about him when she goes to a painting gallery one of her friends exposes some mythical fiction about the candyman and is outraged soon the horror begins when the pinter and his girlfriend are ripped AND MURDERD AND SHES HAUNTED BY THE REAL CANDYMAN BUT IN MEXICO THERES A SPECIAL DAY OF THE DEAD DAY AND BELIEVERS OF THE CANDYMAN ACT VIOLINTLY AND ARE SOON RIPPED APART BY THE MAN HIMSELF GOOD SEQUEL A-. RATED R FOR STRONG BLOOY HORROR VIOLINCE/GORE BRIE SEXUALITY BRIEF NUDITY STRONG LANGUAGE ... Read more


11. Steel Frontier
Director: Jacobsen Hart, Paul G. Volk
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good for a post-apoc flick
"Steel Frontier" is another one of those low budget post-apocalyptic genre films that pop up with frightening regularity on video store shelves. Generally, I can always find time to watch yet another entry in this fascinating field of cinema. The special effects in these types of movies usually attain new levels in mediocrity, the acting often tanks, and plot holes abound in these zero budget efforts about life in a world destroyed. The best post-apocalyptic films came from Italy in the early 1980s, cheesy, ultra cheap movies that provided endless opportunities for laughter. The movies are always essentially the same: a gruff, lonely hero prowls the barren wastes in search of redemption for a past crime or to forget about a lost love, an army of miscreants threatens to destroy a group of people struggling to reassert a sense of normalcy, and plenty of people will die by the end of the movie. "The Road Warrior," more than any other apocalypse film, set the tone for every subsequent effort in this genre. "Steel Frontier" never strays far from this formula, differing only in its attempt to add a western theme to the proceedings.

Joe Lara plays Yuma, a drifter with a heart of gold and a high tech motorcycle in search of something in the wastelands of what once was America. Yuma looks like a gunslinger, a man decked out in a long overcoat, cowboy hat, and long scraggly hair. I guess his motorcycle doubles as his steed, except this mount shoots bullets and rockets into hostile vehicles seeking to do our hero harm. After finding a mutilated, nearly dead man in the desert raving about some dangerous dudes in the area, Yuma has his own run in with these very men. Captured after a short chase on the highway, the hostiles take the hero to a recently conquered town in the desert. It seems a rebel army under the command of General J.W. Quantrell (Brion James) seized the town in order to secure supplies for their campaign to reconquer a significant portion of the former United States. Quantrell's army includes his spoiled son and Roy Ackett (Bo Svenson), one of the general's colleagues back in the days when the two men were grunts in the U.S. Army. Most of the members of this "army" are no more than former bikers, thugs, and other ruffians who survived the nuclear war. The opening sequence of the film shows Quantrell and gang ravaging their way through this small settlement, gunning down defenseless civilians, having their way with the women, and generally terrorizing everyone they can get their hands on. These soldiers execute any of the men who refuse to join this new army.

Into this madness rides Yuma, a prisoner of one of the general's patrols. In order to avoid death our hero agrees to join Quantrell's forces, meaning he must accept a very painful branding and then drink himself into a coma every night with his fellow vagabonds. Predicatably, a local woman enters into the picture, a gal who reminds Yuma of his long lost wife and therefore a woman our hero must save at some point in the film. He accomplishes this by ingratiating himself with a few of his fellow soldiers over a card game, and then promptly winning the woman from one of these men. Bad feelings ensue, but Yuma gets the girl for a time at least. After striking up a friendship with the tormented Ackett--who hates what he does for Quantrell and the man's son but realizes he must survive somehow--Yuma cleverly turns the soldiers against one another. It is all predictable from this point forward: lots of people die, General Quantrell returns from a new mission to face down this troublesome insurgent in his own ranks, Yuma and the general have a showdown on the highway, and the movie ends. Along the way there are a lot of explosions, some nifty stunt work, and Kane Hodder turns up as one of the general's goons.

There really isn't a lot to say about this movie. The acting is above average for this type of film, with Brion James and Joe Lara turning in decent performances as Quantrell and Yuma respectively. Unfortunately, the always amusingly watchable James disappears for a significant part of the film. Bo Svenson looks slightly bored with the whole thing, though, and most of the actors who play soldiers in Quantrell's army take their performances over the top. The special effects work, mainly explosions and lots of squibs, looks good for a low budget actioner. The predictable plot and script is so average it is tough to remember the movie a few days after you watch it. That's not to say "Steel Frontier" is a bad film; it's just that fans of the genre have seen all of this a million times before. The movie still entertains, however, so devoting ninety minutes to this movie is an acceptable trade-off. If you are still unsure about the movie, you will know within ten minutes if "Steel Frontier" is something you will enjoy. The DVD, by the way, is not bad. Not a lot of extras, but the picture transfer looks nice. Give this one a shot, but rent it instead of buying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars action: *packed*
i loved general quantrell and the kid with the slingshot!

4-0 out of 5 stars Action Packed!
I agree with everything that lgodin said about this movie. Definately fast paced and action packed! Loved Johnny Yuma's humor mixed with intensity. I thought he was a great character and I for one would've liked to see more Johnny Yuma in the future. P.S. That bike was the coolest bike *ever*, I wish *I* had it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good
Very fast moving. Yuma's character one of mystery and humor for a bounty hunter. Man of action than words. I liked the gunplay and the idea of a motorcycle that shoots on command.Good fight scenes.Good all around movie. ... Read more


12. Steel Frontier
Director: Jacobsen Hart, Paul G. Volk
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good for a post-apoc flick
"Steel Frontier" is another one of those low budget post-apocalyptic genre films that pop up with frightening regularity on video store shelves. Generally, I can always find time to watch yet another entry in this fascinating field of cinema. The special effects in these types of movies usually attain new levels in mediocrity, the acting often tanks, and plot holes abound in these zero budget efforts about life in a world destroyed. The best post-apocalyptic films came from Italy in the early 1980s, cheesy, ultra cheap movies that provided endless opportunities for laughter. The movies are always essentially the same: a gruff, lonely hero prowls the barren wastes in search of redemption for a past crime or to forget about a lost love, an army of miscreants threatens to destroy a group of people struggling to reassert a sense of normalcy, and plenty of people will die by the end of the movie. "The Road Warrior," more than any other apocalypse film, set the tone for every subsequent effort in this genre. "Steel Frontier" never strays far from this formula, differing only in its attempt to add a western theme to the proceedings.

Joe Lara plays Yuma, a drifter with a heart of gold and a high tech motorcycle in search of something in the wastelands of what once was America. Yuma looks like a gunslinger, a man decked out in a long overcoat, cowboy hat, and long scraggly hair. I guess his motorcycle doubles as his steed, except this mount shoots bullets and rockets into hostile vehicles seeking to do our hero harm. After finding a mutilated, nearly dead man in the desert raving about some dangerous dudes in the area, Yuma has his own run in with these very men. Captured after a short chase on the highway, the hostiles take the hero to a recently conquered town in the desert. It seems a rebel army under the command of General J.W. Quantrell (Brion James) seized the town in order to secure supplies for their campaign to reconquer a significant portion of the former United States. Quantrell's army includes his spoiled son and Roy Ackett (Bo Svenson), one of the general's colleagues back in the days when the two men were grunts in the U.S. Army. Most of the members of this "army" are no more than former bikers, thugs, and other ruffians who survived the nuclear war. The opening sequence of the film shows Quantrell and gang ravaging their way through this small settlement, gunning down defenseless civilians, having their way with the women, and generally terrorizing everyone they can get their hands on. These soldiers execute any of the men who refuse to join this new army.

Into this madness rides Yuma, a prisoner of one of the general's patrols. In order to avoid death our hero agrees to join Quantrell's forces, meaning he must accept a very painful branding and then drink himself into a coma every night with his fellow vagabonds. Predicatably, a local woman enters into the picture, a gal who reminds Yuma of his long lost wife and therefore a woman our hero must save at some point in the film. He accomplishes this by ingratiating himself with a few of his fellow soldiers over a card game, and then promptly winning the woman from one of these men. Bad feelings ensue, but Yuma gets the girl for a time at least. After striking up a friendship with the tormented Ackett--who hates what he does for Quantrell and the man's son but realizes he must survive somehow--Yuma cleverly turns the soldiers against one another. It is all predictable from this point forward: lots of people die, General Quantrell returns from a new mission to face down this troublesome insurgent in his own ranks, Yuma and the general have a showdown on the highway, and the movie ends. Along the way there are a lot of explosions, some nifty stunt work, and Kane Hodder turns up as one of the general's goons.

There really isn't a lot to say about this movie. The acting is above average for this type of film, with Brion James and Joe Lara turning in decent performances as Quantrell and Yuma respectively. Unfortunately, the always amusingly watchable James disappears for a significant part of the film. Bo Svenson looks slightly bored with the whole thing, though, and most of the actors who play soldiers in Quantrell's army take their performances over the top. The special effects work, mainly explosions and lots of squibs, looks good for a low budget actioner. The predictable plot and script is so average it is tough to remember the movie a few days after you watch it. That's not to say "Steel Frontier" is a bad film; it's just that fans of the genre have seen all of this a million times before. The movie still entertains, however, so devoting ninety minutes to this movie is an acceptable trade-off. If you are still unsure about the movie, you will know within ten minutes if "Steel Frontier" is something you will enjoy. The DVD, by the way, is not bad. Not a lot of extras, but the picture transfer looks nice. Give this one a shot, but rent it instead of buying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars action: *packed*
i loved general quantrell and the kid with the slingshot!

4-0 out of 5 stars Action Packed!
I agree with everything that lgodin said about this movie. Definately fast paced and action packed! Loved Johnny Yuma's humor mixed with intensity. I thought he was a great character and I for one would've liked to see more Johnny Yuma in the future. P.S. That bike was the coolest bike *ever*, I wish *I* had it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good
Very fast moving. Yuma's character one of mystery and humor for a bounty hunter. Man of action than words. I liked the gunplay and the idea of a motorcycle that shoots on command.Good fight scenes.Good all around movie. ... Read more


13. Party Plane
Director: Ed Hansen
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5-0 out of 5 stars Sexiest movie ever made
The most exciting and memorable striptease is the unexpected one or the one performed in unusual circumstances. This funny and pleasant movie demonstrate. ... Read more


14. Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
Director: Turi Meyer
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1-0 out of 5 stars stupid
this movie wasnt scary at all.if you liked the 1st and 2nd and your a candyman fan,like i am,dont waste your time on this movie.its just cheesy and weird.not scary

4-0 out of 5 stars good.....
Im surprised at all the negative reviews for this film....comon....it was a good movie..really dark and spooky and much much better than the sequel...it had graphic violence which i liked...the plot was paper thin but the fun was in the violence and sometimes campy acting...overall...this movie was really good...and a big imporovement over part 2....see it only if u r a fan of the series though....

3-0 out of 5 stars Something New From a Spooky Series
I enjoyed the first two films in the "Candyman" series and I was excited to rent the third film (featuring Baywatch babe Donna D'errico). It wasn't at all what I expected and I can't decide if that's a bad or good thing. The plot is kind of dull and simple yet there is some originality in it. The acting wasn't all that great, but the special effects were pretty good. It has a fair amount of violent and lots of gore, but it isn't that scary. That is what makes it different from its prequels. So, I wouldn't recommend you renting this if you want to be scared. Rent it if you want to see something new and different.

3-0 out of 5 stars 'Candyman 3' Isn't What It Seems
Okay, so the film wasn't great. I wasn't expecting much when I rented it, but it was okay. The acting is fare, the gore is heavy, the scares are few, but the effects are pretty good and it is very unique. Don't rent this film if you are trying to get scared, rent it if you're in the mood for a modern thriller that isn't like all the rest.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'd give it negative one if i could!
Oh My God! This movie blew total burrito chunks! I LOVED the first two, but this one was SO bad--the acting, the special effects....everything! (especially the stunts-check out Donna D'errico's fainting..it deserves multiple rewindings! ) DOnt waste your money! ... Read more


15. Whore:If You Can't Say It Just See It
Director: Ken Russell
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3-0 out of 5 stars A trashy work of Ken Russell.
The only one reason that I have seen this film is the director of this film, Ken Russell who is one of my favorite directors. However, contrary to my expectations, it gives only disappointment. As the title shows, it describes a life of one prostitute who threads streets of the city. At the beginning, this film progresses with her conversation to the audience that how she has became a prostitute and how she has lived. This kind of form makes a characteristic feeling, but as the whole, this film has lost persuasiveness. Unfortunately, I think, the director of this film, Ken Russell did not show what he really wants to talk about. This kind of film has to evoke sympathy from the audience, but it is lacking in this point. So, it was not particularly interesting and has no impression or excitement. After all, it just became a trashy work of Ken Russell¡¯s films. He brought forward a problem well, but solving this problem was little bit clumsy.

3-0 out of 5 stars What pretty woman should have been...
Banned!

I won't pretend that this is even one of my favorite movies, but it was good. I had to go way out of my way to see this film as it was banned where I lived and I think that was a disgrace to this country. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to let my children watch this film, but I would take the time to explain it to them... on the other hand I'd do anything in my power to keep my kids, especially my daughter, from seeing Pretty Woman.

2-0 out of 5 stars Semi-Interesting tragi-comedy
This movie fails as something serious, but it isn't quite bad enough to be "so bad it's good" either. Sure, it has some quite hilarious moments and dialogue, but only of the campy "Mommie Dearest" or "Valley of the Dolls" variety. But these few moments are not enough to make it a good camp movie either. It's extremely predictable (abusive pimp tells her he loves her but abuses her; she always falls for it), chalk full of cliches (can't get her son back, watches him from afar at school), some of the dialogue is laughable ("I learned not to get into vans....the HARD way."), and, as much as I love Theresa Russell, she really is not a strong enough actress to convincingly pull of the monologues. Half the time you end up laughing at her character, which I don't think they intended. It's good for one viewing, but that's about it. Any (...) who thinks street prostitution is like "Pretty Woman" ought to see this, but it's done in such a silly manner, I'm not sure someone would learn to stay off the streets after watching it either. The soundtrack, however, is first rate. Again, it's not really funny enough to be entertaining, but it flops as a drama as well. It's a semi-interesting mixture.

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Sountrack
The dialogue and soundtrack to this film are brilliant in their courseness and ability to deliver their message. This movie should be required viewing with "Pretty Woman". Hey, girls, Theresa Russell is prettier than Julia Roberts, and Richard Gere didn't offer to set her up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Pardon me while I puke on you.
A flat, uninspired, meat parade of a movie. Didn't Theresa retire after this? Whoever produces Ken Russells's films has got to be the biggest con artsit of all time because his films don't ever break even. This movie's so bad, Burt Reynolds collects royalties. ... Read more


16. Good Luck
Director: Richard LaBrie
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3-0 out of 5 stars Heart Warmer
I bought this because when Gregory Hines recently died I wanted to see those movies he did that I had missed. Perhaps a poor reason, but better late than never. He was an accomplished actor and dancer. This DVD has a great price on it as well for the entertainment you will get out of it. I was pleasantly surprised. This is one of those feel good sleepers you run across now and then.

When Hines, playing a paraplegic, decides to enlist the aid of a blinded football star, played by D' Onofrio, to win a white water race, anything can happen. The friendship that develops is earned through hard work and the realization that no matter what, we can move forward with our lives.

Fans of movies like "Brian's Song", "Field of Dreams", "Cool Runnings", and "Amazing Grace" should enjoy it. Other than some ocassional bad language the movie is suitable for most the family.

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Underrated!!
This is a fabulous "feel good" movie. I've watched it a dozen times and it's still a favorite to pop in the VCR when company comes calling. This movie never got the publicity it deserved so it's pretty much a surprise when I play it for guests. Then, everyone wants a copy. I probably would never have heard of it myself if my mom hadn't been an extra in it. It was filmed in Winchester Bay, Oregon where my mom had a gift shop.

4-0 out of 5 stars This film is an satisfactory way to spend 96minutes.
I bought this film sight unseen as that is the only way I could see it. No video store had it.{most had never heard of it}And waiting for it to show up on t.v. could take months. I have had mixed results buying films unseen but this one did not disappoint. It won't go down as one of the best I have seen but I don't get the feeling the people behind it were shooting for greatness. They were just trying to tell the story of two men trying to rise above a handicap. And as that it works well. It contains a GREAT deal of bathroom humor. I'm not bothered by it but it's dwelt on to the point it becomes a little tiresome. Otherwise it's an enjoyable film. The performances by Hines and D'Onofrio are VERY good. I found D'Onofrio very belivable as a blind man and most of the films dramatic burden is carried by him. I am sure I'll spend 96 minutes with it agian.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise
I first caught this flick whilst doin' a little insomnia-ridden late-night channel-surfin' a few years back. After encountering nothing but infomercials, I was kinda surprised to discover some real programming! I was just about to see what was brewin' on the next channel up when I saw Vincent D'Onofrio as the blinded and bitter formed NFL superstar Tony 'Olee' Olezniak. Aside from his role as the screw-up-come-Section-8 'Private Pyle' from 'Full Metal Jacket' and the giant-roach-in-disguise in 'Men In Black', I've never really taken a look at D'Onofrio's other thespian efforts, and was curious to see what he could do here. I must admit, he plays a pretty convincing blind man (reminded me of a few sightless folks I befriended many years back). He and Gregory Hines (as 'Lem' the easygoing-yet-oft-irritated paraplegic) display some good comedic chemistry in this umpteenth incarnation of the well-worn 'unlikely-partners-who-start-to-bond-and-actually-like-one-another-at-the-end' comedy with a bit of the 'road-trip' and 'underdogs-overcoming-adversity' formats thrown in for variety.

For a movie about 'gimps' (as Lem likes to call the handicapped), 'Good Luck' is surprisingly light-hearted. The often sophomoric and occasionally scatological humor hewn throughout this production (especially the 'playing-chicken-with-a-train' scene and the part where Olee asks Lem to describe a certain... thing) conveys reasonably solid proof that things aren't being taken too seriously 'round here. Aside from the funny stuff, 'Good Luck' has a little somethin' for everyone! There's Joe Theismann's cameo for all the pro football nuts. There's the pot-farmer-with-a-heart-of-gold to attract the sodbusters AND the stoners. A brief appearance by James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, is a virtual Star Wars-fan pheromone. The bug-eyed Robert O'Reilly, best known as the Klingon chancellor Gowron on NextGen and DS9, is a sure-fire Trekkie draw. There's even a chicken-foot-wielding, blackjack-playing small town mayor that's sure to bring in... um... well, someone-or-other. And I haven't even gotten to the guy with a clock on his hat yet! I tells ya, this baby is a marketing executive's dream!

'Late

Post Script: If you're interested in buying 'Good Luck' on DVD, be sure to get the Gold Series version (UPC #7-83722-70673-2 / ASIN: B00004ZBHC)! Its picture quality is slightly better (though not by much) than the earlier release, which had some pretty bad 'ghosting' and pixelation. And the new release's sound mix is much better than that of its predecessor!

'Later

4-0 out of 5 stars Basically, I can watch any movie with Vincent D'onofrio
When I found this movie at the video store I was little nervous but after about fifteen minutes into it I really started to enjoy it. Yes, it is most definitely a guy movie and there is some vulgar bathroom humor. But, the acting and the theme make this a worthwhile rental. I really wish this movie was longer because near the end is when you can really feel the chemistry between D'onofrio and Hines. They really get comfortable with one another and I wanted more. The last thirty minutes of the movie is absolutly terrific because it just really picks up once they get to Gold City. Plus, the audience gets a better indepth perception of Olee(especially) and Lemely. I think that Vincent D'onofrio does a good job at playing a blind man. Unlike some actors he makes it believable throughout that he cannot see(it very natural it is like he is not acting, the way it should be). Rent this movie it is good I mean it only made like 40,000$ at the theater these small films need our support and plus how can you not respect an actor who can do a multimillion dollar film(Men in Black) and then do a tiny film like this one in the same year. Also, I would like to add that I am quite jealous of the guy who wrote a review and he was in the movie. I mean that is pretty cool it is pretty hard to top that! Hey I can be emailed at littlejake4@ivillage.com if you like the film or not. ... Read more


17. Candyman 3 Day of the Dead
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18. Moonbase
Director: Paolo Mazzucato
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1-0 out of 5 stars By far, the WORST I've ever had the misfortune of seeing
Normally, I am very powerful with words, but this movie just left me speechless. No words I can say in this review can come close to what I really think. I'll start off on a good note. There are two bits of cleverness you'll find while watching. First, typed words below a shot of a horribly fake orbiting space prison read, "Minimum sentence: life without possibility of parole." Not much, but just enough to get a small chortle out of someone. Second, to comfort a young recruit gathering garbage on the moon, another man tells a quite amusing story about Neil Armstrong's real first words on the moon.

Much unfortunately, those are the only perks, and I'll add that after the story about Armstrong is finished, the man it was meant to calm down is relieved just long enough for terrorists to surprise and kill him. How idiotic is that?

The special f/x looked like they were done with a home video camera and an obsolete bluescreen found in a Salvation Army. The same goes for the props. The suits that the protagonists use are biohazard suits on loan from the CDC. The suits that the antagonists use are black spandex and goggles. The gravity on the moon is terribly simulated, and only by slow movements and one's words about being able to lift great weight. The final explosion meant to completely vaporize anything in its radius is merely a simple fade technique from trash to no trash. Call me crazy, but I would think that such an explosion would vaporize everything. Instead, it makes the garbage disappear and doesn't touch the moon's soil. I don't know how much more fake anyone can get.

The plot just outright... me off. A group of prisoners escape from a maximum security prison and hop a shuttle to the moon to find some nuclear weapons. Somehow, this small group that is outmanned, outgunned, and possesses no knowledge of the moon's topography is always able to get the jump on everyone. First, they kill a young recruit on his first solo assignment. I can tolerate that, but when they killed off an entire security team twice their size and then crashed a shuttle carrying an even larger military contingent to the moon without losing more than two of their men, I almost smashed my TV. The phrase "Just shoot them!!!" comes to mind more than once.

In conclusion, if you buy this movie, give it to someone you hate because it has the anger capability of someone keying your car. The f/x which normally would be laughable have all the humor taken out by the plot. Any idiot can see that this doesn't even earn a star, and I'll add that I have a 186 IQ.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mazzucato strikes again!
I really enjoyed this film. Mazzucato boils sci-fi down to its essence and really delivers. I only wish I had known about this sooner when it was in theaters! ... Read more


19. Desert Kickboxer
Director: Isaac Florentine
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20. Raging Angels
Director: Alan Smithee
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Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Rage Against the Mediocre: Alan Smithee's Raging Angels
Despite a name cast and a couple of Oscar veterans, this silly film has little going for it.

Sean Patrick Flanery, who is still trying to find that star making role, is a down and out musician with a cute girlfriend. She is hired as a backup singer for Michael Pare, who is pushing a one world order with the backing of...oh, I don't know...could it be...SATAN. Flanery has religious fanatics grandma Shelley Winters and evangelist Diane Ladd on his side, for what that is worth.

The pseudonym Alan Smithee is used by directors who take their name off a project, and I was surprised to not see it used more throughout the credits. Five different writers are credited with a script that features more holes than an Afghani cave complex. Michael Pare finally gets to use the guitar face that made "Eddie and the Cruisers" so successful, but the songs here are all really tepid and uninteresting. Speaking of tepid, the special effects are awful, I have seen better use of computer animation on local television ads.

I cannot imagine the film makers started out with such a cheap idea, but after getting the cast, that is what the film degenerated into. "Raging Angels" is a cool title to an otherwise bland film.

This is rated (R) for physical violence, some gun violence, some profanity, and sexual content.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not even the eye candy could spice it up.
This movie is more of a comedy than a horror. Beyond the attractive qualities of the young leads, there was not much to enjoy about this flick. Even good actors like Diane Ladd and Sean Patrick Flanery give poor performances. The only thing that made this movie worth viewing (in my opinion) was the vocal stylings of Mr Flanery (yes, I watched the credits and was really him singing).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie, but it just didn't work for any audience.
It was too obviously Christian for a secular audience, but it was a bit too riske for a Christian audience. Gotta say it was a gutsy move to make a film so blatently Christian in today's world. That alone impresses me. I love the story, though. I'm not one to be picky about special effects (which were pretty bad) just so long as the story is creative and fascinating. And I LOVED the end.

5-0 out of 5 stars loved it
I love the music in this movie

If anyone ever comes in here and knows where i can get some of this music i would be greatful. ... Read more


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