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    1. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
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    2. Runaway Ralph
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    1. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
    Director: Ron Underwood
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    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    Bored, bored, bored. That's how young Keith feels about being strandedatthe time-worn Mountain View Inn with his parents. Then he meets Ralph, anequally stir-crazy mouse who quickly befriends Keith and begs to rideKeith's toy motorcycle. Soon Ralph masters the tiny two-wheeler and"rrroom-zzzooms" through the hotel hallways, dodging four-leggedpredators, adults, and the occasional vacuum; he even risks his furryskin to help Keith recover from a high fever. Based on Beverly Cleary'sfamous children's novel of the same name, this 42-minutevideo combines live-action talent (including Ray Walston as thewise bellhop) and award-winning stop-motion animation. While the datedlook of the TV movie may not appeal to kids who prefer the heart-pumpingaction of computer-generated favorites such as Small Soldiers, its tameplot and relatively slow pace makeThe Mouse and the Motorcycle a healthy choice for families with 3-to 7-year-olds. Followed by an even popular sequel, Runaway Ralph. --Liane Thomas ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Cute Tale
    A cute tale about a young boy staying overnight at a motel with his parents, when he meets a furry little friend who resides inside the wall of his motel room. The boy and mouse help one another out in nice ways, making the stay enjoyable for both boy and mouse. Only the mouse and his family are animated in this film. Very good actors perform in the film, some of which are familar faces. My 8-year-old son enjoyed the movie, but my 10-year-old daughter was somewhat bored. The only qualm I had was I thought the voice of the mouse sounded somewhat overly "cutesy", borderline corny. The boy's voice was more mature than the mouse's. Overall, a nice family show for viewing with younger children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Funny!
    The Mouse & The Motorcycle is funny, but I did hear of the book, why I wonder if there are mice that can ride motorcycles, since Stuart Little could ride a toy car.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse From a Book now in a TV Movie
    Hey kids! This 1986 television special, which was based on a best-selling novel, and also had two following movies: Ralph S. Mouse(1987) and Runaway Ralph(1988), also based on novels, is a great film. The animation is kind of cheap, but it is funny in most of it, and is a great family story. Talk your parents into getting it along with the other 2. You'll luv 'em!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse and the Motorcycle
    I like when the mouse goes on the toy ambulance. Also, I like when the mouse rides the motorcycle. That's why I love this movie!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Adorable for Young and Old Alike!
    First time I saw this film on a local public television station I sat enthralled. What clever and enjoyable entertainment! The little mouse is precious and the adventures he finds his way into and out of will keep both youngsters and "older" kids laughing throughout.

    This is a great tape to pop in when the kids are restless and you need to quickly distract them! ... Read more


    2. Runaway Ralph
    Director: Ron Underwood
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    Beverly Cleary's entertaining sequel to The Mouse and theMotorcycle comes to life in another stop-motion animation TV short,starring a young Fred Savage. Ralph, a squeaky-voiced mouse with apenchant for peanut butter, decides to run away from the Mountain ViewInn when his uncle threatens to ground him for reckless motorcycleriding. He winds up at the Happy Acres Camp, where an unenthused campernamed Garfield (Savage) captures the tiny rodent. When "Garf" saves Ralphfrom a hungry cat, Ralph starts talking and a friendship develops.Together, boy and mouse combat Garf's own desires to run away from adifficult situation and solve a camp mystery to boot. Wholesome fun bestdescribes this 42-minute family feature, which does not rely oncliché-ridden dialogue or breakneck action. The '70s go-go style ofmusic is a little dated and Ralph's stop-motion movements may seem alittle jerky by today's animation standards, but he and his furrycostars still garner plenty of appeal. Children 4 years old and upwill easily comprehend this film's lesson about the importance of workingthrough problems rather than avoiding them. --Liane Thomas ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse and the Motorcycle 2!
    Hi, people! If you liked the TV special The Mouse and the Motorcycle(1986), yu'll really like this 1988 TV special! They were both based on novels written by Beverly Cleary, a children's author. It's about a mouse named Ralph who runs away from home on his toy motorcycle, and stops at a summer camp. There, he meets a lonely boy named Garfield (Fred Savage, later of "The Wonder Years") and they become friends. Well, I don't want to spoil it, so this is all I'm going to tell you about the story.
    This film was originally aired on ABC in 1988, and, aside from cheap animation, is GREAT! Ya just gotta get it! And, in addition to this movie, get Mouse and the Motorcycle too. They are two excellent movies for all ages.

    5-0 out of 5 stars They don't get any better than this
    This classic needs to be in every video library. Children of all ages will find this movie irresistable. I'm ordering my 4th copy because friends and family have a cute way of begging my copy away from me and ironically, I have no children. When guests come over, a guaranteed way to capture the attention of their unruly children is to put this in the VCR. It usually captures the attention of the adults too. Unfortunately, the film is only 45 minutes long.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I like Runaway Ralph because I like animal books.
    Dear Beverly Cleary, I just read Runaway Ralph. I loved the book a lot. My favorite part was when Ralph met Chun because Ralph asksed Chum what kind of animal he was. I am going to ask you a couple of questions-OK? Why did you want to write so many books? Which of your books do you like the best? When you were little is this what you wanted to do? Please answer my questions. Sincerely, Sarah Teixeira END

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good
    The mouse on the motor cycle is kickin butt on his motor cycle he's trying to get back to his home but in the process he gets cought and put in a cage thats all for now END ... Read more


    3. The Gods Must Be Crazy 2
    Director: Jamie Uys
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You've heard of laughing til you cry? That's this movie!
    I missed "The Gods Must be Crazy," and only stumbled onto
    Gods II. But it was one of the happiest stumbles of my life (and I'm now 77!). We've had this film 6 or 7 years, and I still crack up when I watch it. The director, as well as the actors, are top-grade. The low-key delivery of the dialogue no matter how drastic the crisis, the animals performing like pros (which they may be but it doesn't show), the touches of prattfall humor ( falling through the hole in the plane, leaping up tree trunks in a single bound)--all really tickle our sense(s) of humor. When we're not laughing out loud, we're smiling. And the only word for the two kids is marvelous! The thought of those two poachers drinking their wagonload of water after the two children have played in it--and probably done what all small children do when in swimming--is a real grin. This is not to say that there isn't an undercurrent of some serious concerns running through the film, but they're not obtrusive. This was made as a comedy, and the makers succeeded beautifully.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Film. Why can't we buy it in England???
    The Gods Must Be Crazy II was shown several years ago on our old 'Cable' station, now taken over by 'Sky'.
    We laughed at this film from start to finish. It is the sort of film you can watch over and over again, and laugh at the story every time you watch it.
    We are very disappointed as we cannot buy this film in England, we have spent months and months trying shops and internet sites and still we are unable to purchase this brilliant film.
    Maybe someone will read this message and be able to help us by advising were we can purchase not only this film but also The Gods Must Be Crazy.
    Come on - someone out there must realise that we in England would like to be able to purchase these titles and I'm sure when they are available to us they will be snapped up quickly.
    Why not make them available on DVD. I would certainly purchase
    both films on Video and DVD.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Funny if you like farsical whimsical humour
    I can imagine a lot of people may not make it past the first ten minutes of this movie. It views like a 1970s nature movie crossed with a farscial Harold Lloyd comedy. But somehow if you can stick with it and the cornyness of the effects (lots of strings, speeded up footage and fake animals) you may get hooked enough to want to find out what happen. Ultimately it has some basic childish appeal even for adults, I'm sure that young children may delight in it and be all the better for it. Certainly I think it would be better for them than Batman or some "comic" movie. Adults may have to find their inner child to really enjoy this movie.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's out on DVD now!!!
    For all those who love the "Gods Must be Crazy" I & II movies, the long wait is over! They've finally been re-released - and this time on DVD! Both films are together on a single DVD at a great price - and you can get them right here, at Amazon.com.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 & 2
    It is hard to decide which of these hilarious episodes is the funniest. Like all of the truly classic movies, they can be watched over and over again. They are true entertainment for any age. Both of them can be enjoyed by the entire family.
    There is little doubt they would be among the best selling movies of all time if they had been made by mainstream hollywood. Blockbuster will be hard pressed to keep them on the shelves if they become available on DVD. ... Read more


    4. Animals Are Beautiful People
    Director: Jamie Uys
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    Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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    On the short list for the "world's toughest place to live" award, Southwest Africa's Namib Desert houses a wealth of intriguing creatures, featured in Jamie Uys's Animals are Beautiful People. As various beasts, bugs, fish, and fowl appear, a soft-spoken narrator pinpoints behaviors that mirror human ones, often inventing whimsical tales meant to inspire chuckles or sighs. A male wart hog, a "homely bachelor," lands a "wife" with a penchant for redecorating his burrow; austere maribou glower like disapproving undertakers; a billowy, nameless fish is called a dizzy blonde. Uys's respect for the harsh lifestyle these creatures endure clearly displays itself amid the comical sound effects and Fantasia-lite melodies that infuse the 90-minute show. The result: a richly informative, beautifully filmed lesson in the power of adaptation and the lush wildlife that inhabits the cradle of civilization. Six years after completing this project, Uys went on to create The Gods Must Be Crazy. (Ages 5 and older) --Liane Thomas ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars a manipulated movie- while watching question what is natural
    This movie was very beautiful and funny. The music was well coreographed also. My children and I enjoyed watching it. Never a dull moment. HOWEVER, upon follow up about the Marula fruit trees, we found that the 'intoxification' of the baboons and other animals was man-induced (see wildwatch.com). It is impossible for elephants and baboons to become intoxicated eating this fruit, though people harvest it for this purpose. There is evidence of other manipulation in the movie (the possible burning of a huge bird condominium). I abhore that people would abuse the animals in these or any other ways.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The real world
    This is a great animal video, I have passed it around to my teachers at school and friends are standing in line, the narrator is the same talented guy that did " The Gods Must be Crazy", you will see some scenes from the movie you will remember, a real aborigene trying to fake out an ostrich. The animals all have a grand time getting drunk one day out of the year on fermented fruit, the elephants are knee walking, the giraffe can't hold his neck up and the monkeys are made of silly putty. The baby pelicans that have to do a death march is the low of the movie, nature is as cruel as beautiful, and you see it all here, two thumbs up.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Some staged scenes, but very entertaining
    This "Documentary" was produced by the same guy who went on to do "The Gods Must be Crazy".

    It is very funny in parts, but for parents who don't want their kids seeing baby birds dying by the hundreds, don't watch the last 15 minutes (I don't mind my kids seeing this, but I thought I'd throw in that caveat)

    Like an earlier reviewer, I too thought that nest fire looked set up. There was just no reason for the camera to be focusing on that one drop that happened to start the fire.

    Also, that same reviewer pointed out the "drunk scene" was man made, so I checked out the site he mentioned (wildwatch.com), and if you search around the plant section (some plant that start with an m, sorry I forget which).

    Here is the relavent text:
    "Due to its well-known alcoholic capacities, rumours abound as to the Marula's intoxicating effects on wild animals. While elephants and baboons both relish the fruit, the former would need to consume prodigious amounts of already fermenting fruit for it to have even the mildest impact, and since these huge animals drink up to 160 litres of water a day, there would anyway be a major diluting effect. Interestingly, examination of fresh elephant dung show that less than ten percent of Marula fruits are actually 'processed' in any way - most fruit passes through the digestive tract intact.

    Observations on baboons suggest that they prefer fresh Marula fruit and because the pulp is digested and the seeds passed within a 24-hour period, fermentation is impossible. The infamous scene in a popular movie from the 1970s - Jamie Uys' 'Beautiful People', which depicted a troop of obviously drunken baboons in and under a Marula tree, was clearly man-induced and would today be outlawed in terms of animal cruelty."

    When I first saw this video, (...) Watching it with the knowledge that it was set up, made it seem rather cruel.

    Despite this, I still found this movie very entertaining on the whole.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best kept secret
    I grew up with this movie, and still it remains my absolute favorite. It brings nature close to home, and viewing it should be a requirement for all human beings. Jamie Uys shows that the life of a beetle is no less important than the life of lion, and every living thing has a place on this planet.

    Because it has been released on DVD, I will one day be able to show this film to my children, and theirs after them. I recommend this timeless classic to anyone, any age, any time, any place.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Kids Love It
    I used to show this movie to the children I worked with in the hospital. We all loved it. The kids couldn't take their eyes off of it and the staff were just as enthralled. This movie is spectacular and wonderfully good fun. ... Read more


    5. The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Director: Jamie Uys
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    Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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    Three separate story lines set in Africa eventually come together in this 1980 film by Jamie Uys. (The film wasn't released in the U.S., where it became a huge hit, until 1984.) Story one involves a bushman whose discovery of a Coke bottle causes consternation among his tribe, story two concerns an awkward romance between a clumsy scientist and a sweet schoolteacher, and the third plot involves a group of terrorists on the run. Slapstick, satire, romance, violence--it's all here in a somewhat bumpy but entertaining movie. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Materialism vs. the simple life of the Bushmen
    I found this movie to be a satire on our modern way of life in comparison to the life lived by the bushmen of the Kalahari. I think the filmmaker really believes, at least to some extent, that there are definite advantages to living in a non-modern society. It was quite intersesting how a simple coke bottle came and torchered the lives of these people on the Kalahari. I would like to express that through all they did to the bottle it should have broken. It did not, however, and it soon caused strife to come among them. Interestingly enough, my initial reaction, was to write that certainly they had strife among themselves of this nature before. A reassessment causes me to say that I don't know, I have never lived in a non materialistic society. To me everything can go back to the theme of the unhappiness possessions bring. The white man had a jeep, but we saw how much hassle the jeep was trying to pick up the lady. If she just walked things would have been simpler. Guns were available to civilization and because of that, a group was able to take a large number of childen hostage. That could not happen in the Bushmen society. It also seemed like everytime the white man tried to impress the woman, it was material things that he tipped over or tripped over. Maybe without those possesions he could have been more impressive to the schoolteacher. Who has the right to say which civilization is truly more advanced. It all depends on your perception of advancement.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent family film with a positive story line.
    I saw this movie about 10 years ago on HBO. We taped it butwatched it so much the tape broke. Now I want to buy it for my videocollection but to my dismay, no one has it. Even the internet says it's out of print. For the life of me I don't see why some enterprising person in the movie business has not re-released this film. They would make my day and a lot of money. Most of the films released today have little to no social value and are certainly not films you want your kids or grandkids to see. PLEASE BRING THIS MOVIE BACK!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I can't believe there's only one review
    This is a classic film. It will not make you roll on the floor in laughter, but it will make you smile & admire this man's desire to rid his tribe of this evil thing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A buried treasure, a family gem
    *Finally,* this film has been released on DVD. I was beginning to wonder if it ever would be. This was an international hit, and it's PG, very nearly a G (it's fine for ten year-olds; younger is OK too but they wouldn't get as much out of it). A perfect example of the kind of film that can only be made by a filmmaker on a mission who is not beholden to investors. Run, do not walk, to acquire this movie. It's wholesome and hilarious and exciting, a real pleaser for a ten year-old or a ninety year-old or anyone in between. When you see it, you'll wonder how you never heard of it before. It's a great movie to play to people who don't know what you're showing them, because its beginning makes it look like an old nature documentary. People will be thinking, "Whoa, what am I getting myself into here?" A few minutes later, they'll be riveted to their seats. Ten stars!

    3-0 out of 5 stars A little amusing.
    'The Gods Must be Crazy' is an amusing film about a Coke bottle that causes havoc among a group of tribesmen. It is suppoed to be a satire about industralized socitey. Check it out if it comes on T.V. someday. ... Read more


    6. Tremors
    Director: Ron Underwood
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    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    Tremors didn't actually break any new ground (even though its tunneling worm monsters certainly did), but it revved up the classic monster-movie formulas of the 1950s with such energetic enthusiasm and humor that it made everything old seem new again.It's also got a cast full of enjoyable actors who clearly had a lot of fun making the film, and director Ron Underwood strikes just the right balance of comedy and terror as a band of small-town rednecks battles a lot of really nasty-looking giant worms. The special effects are great, the one-liners fly fast and furious between heroes Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward (and yes, that's country star Reba McEntire packin' awesome firepower), and it's all done with the kind of flair one rarely associates with goofy monster flicks like this. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Attention monster movie lovers:
    TREMORS is nothing more then pure fun. The story takes place in a very small Western town that is besieged by four giant sluglike monsters. These slugs attack anything that causes a seismic vibration on the ground much like a piranha attacks anything that leaks blood. But these slugs chase after a would-be victim with the speed of a runaway train. And add to that, the surviving slugs seem to get smarter when one of their own is killed.

    This is one film where the producers could have just put in a bunch of teenagers that only serve the purposes of taking their clothes off and being victims. But instead, we get a several enjoyable characters that we can actually care about. Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon are priceless as two laborers looking for work only to find - How do I put it? - man-eating slugs. Michael Gross, who plays an NRA poster boy, is far removed from his role as an ex-hippie on FAMILY TIES. His equally gun-toting wife is played by country singer Reba McIntyre, who turns in an impressive performance. Unlike all the FREDDY THE 13TH (Don't blame me if I can't tell'em apart) movies, you find yourself rooting for these people.

    While this movie might not be CITIZEN KANE, it is a perfect rental for a Friday night.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Classic horror/camp. A fun movie.
    If you are looking for a good scare, Tremors is not the movie for you. However, if your goal is to be entertained, this is a great choice. Tremors is the story of two handymen, the people of the town they live in, and their encounters with a bunch of giant, man eating worms that live in the ground around the town. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, who play the two handymen, won't win any academy awards for this one, but their performances as two offbeat handymen looking for something better make the movie. Micheal Gross and Reba McEntire add to the campy feel of this film as a survivalist couple with enough firepower to start (and probably end) world war three. The special effects are good and the plot, while simple, keeps you involved. Overall, this is a movie that is overjoyed to make fun of itself.

    As for comparisons I have seen between this movie and Dune (possibly the WORST adaptation of any book ever to hit the big screen - David Lynch should be ashamed at the way he treated this classic story) the only similarity is that both stories have giant worms in them. Don't let comparisons to Dune scare you off - this movie is in no way similar. Tremors tries hard to be just what it succeeds in being - a campy, funny, semi-horror film that has no other goal but to entertain. Enjoy the film!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    The best movies are those in which you don't expect much and then it blows you away. I've read the other reviews and all those that are five star are on target. What can I add? Some of the banter, and curse words (that are not just the f word over and over) are orginal. The pseudoscientific stream involved with seismology, and sensitivity to sound is wonderfully written. All in all a classic tongue firmly in cheek movie.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Guess you broke into the wrong damn rec room, didn't ya!
    In "Tremors," as you know, massive underground worms threaten to devour everyone in a small redneck town. I'm sure Freud would've loved it!

    You'll love it too, if you have a penchant for cheerfully profane horror/comedy. "Tremors" is a delight, from the slightly bickering (and somewhat homoerotic) performances of Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward, to the offbeat casting, to the clever dialogue ("What kind of fuse is that?" "Cannon fuse." "What the hell do you use it for?" "My cannon."), to the worms themselves, which are totally convincing, if not all that scary.

    It adds up to a wonderful waste of a couple hours. Is "Tremors" for you? Well, put it this way: if you're not interesting in seeing Steven Keaton and Reba McEntire blast the hell out of a massive worm from their underground arsenal, well, I just don't know how to talk to you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For sheer fun, "Tremors" can't be beat
    What a rare treat to have comedy and horror blended together so amazingly well! This movie takes a standard thriller plot (small group of colorful characters becomes trapped by monsters and must work together and use their heads to figure out how to escape) and makes it seem brand-new. The rapport between the cast members--Bacon and Ward in particular--beautifully serves an already tight script. This movie has it all: drama, excitement, laughs, creativity, scares, and yes, even our hero's search for a good woman. Don't be put off by the fact that it co-stars Michael Gross and Reba McIntyre... their characters are two of the most enjoyable in the movie! As survivalists with somewhat itchy trigger fingers, the mere concept of these two characters could have easily plunged the movie into stupidity. But this is no inane shoot-'em-up flick. The direction and script are smart, and they don't let us down. Buy "Tremors." It's a blast. You won't regret it. I promise. If you don't love it, come find me and I will personally call you a moron. ... Read more


    7. Beverly Hills 90210: The Graduation
    Director: Victor Lobl, James Whitmore Jr., David Carson, Gabrielle Beaumont, Jon Paré, John McPherson, Luke Perry, Charles Correll, Christopher Hibler, Jeffrey Melman, Allison Liddi, Sjhorn Sjghovitson, Bill D'Elia, Charles Braverman, Bethany Rooney, Joel J. Feigenbaum, Gilbert M. Shilton, Jason Priestley, Anson Williams, Michael Toshiyuki Uno
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beverly Hills 90210 is one of my favorite shows!
    This video is a must for anyone who loves 90210.It gives bits and pieces of the first two seasons, which brings back happy and sad memories of the characters.The video also talks about the character's feeling about graduating from high school and about leaving each other.If you have graduated or going to graduate from high school, this video will make you feel sad as you recall high school experiences.The saddest scene is at the end when they are looking at the sign that says, West Bev 93 and are staring at it.This is a video that you will love to own about all of the 90210 characters!

    5-0 out of 5 stars 90210 is the best show on television!
    I am a big huge Beverly Hills, 90210 fan! It's the coolest show on FOX, it even has a great soundtrack too. I watch the show all the time and all the actors are good. It's still a good show even though if it's been on for awhile. For those of you 90210 fans you can catch 2 episodes on FX every weekday at 4:00 and 5:00 (I think).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The sadness of 90210 ending
    It is such a shame that 90210 had to go off the air. It was my favorite show ever since i've been alive. I will miss Luke Perry alot on T.V. I recorded almost every episode they made so at least the memories will stay with me forever. All I hope is that they make another show just like that. It really feels good to watch a great show and have the characters go through some of the same issues you might be going through. It was a great show and they did a great job. 90210 will be in memory forever...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Huge Fan from Brazil
    I'm a huge, huge fan of BV 90210 from Brazil and I have never missed an episode of all ten seasons. I really look forward for their release on DVD!!! Beverly Hills 90210 definitely needs to be on DVD ASAP! I still watch the show everyday! Maybe this is the third time!!! But I NEVER get tired of it! I REALLY LOVE THE SHOW! I wish they would come out with all the DVDS soon.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 90210 big fan!
    i want to buy this video but with some of the reviews ive seen im not sure if i still want to. but i was young when the show started so i never watched it untill about the begining of 2004. see i really think luke perry (dylan mckay) is so hot so i started watching it and my dad records it every week day and on sat and sun. i love it so much! i wish they would come out with all the DVDS! season 1/10 cuz i would buy them all. i need to catch up with the early days. ... Read more


    8. Animals Are Beautiful People
    Director: Jamie Uys
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    2-0 out of 5 stars a manipulated movie- while watching question what is natural
    This movie was very beautiful and funny. The music was well coreographed also. My children and I enjoyed watching it. Never a dull moment. HOWEVER, upon follow up about the Marula fruit trees, we found that the 'intoxification' of the baboons and other animals was man-induced (see wildwatch.com). It is impossible for elephants and baboons to become intoxicated eating this fruit, though people harvest it for this purpose. There is evidence of other manipulation in the movie (the possible burning of a huge bird condominium). I abhore that people would abuse the animals in these or any other ways.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The real world
    This is a great animal video, I have passed it around to my teachers at school and friends are standing in line, the narrator is the same talented guy that did " The Gods Must be Crazy", you will see some scenes from the movie you will remember, a real aborigene trying to fake out an ostrich. The animals all have a grand time getting drunk one day out of the year on fermented fruit, the elephants are knee walking, the giraffe can't hold his neck up and the monkeys are made of silly putty. The baby pelicans that have to do a death march is the low of the movie, nature is as cruel as beautiful, and you see it all here, two thumbs up.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Some staged scenes, but very entertaining
    This "Documentary" was produced by the same guy who went on to do "The Gods Must be Crazy".

    It is very funny in parts, but for parents who don't want their kids seeing baby birds dying by the hundreds, don't watch the last 15 minutes (I don't mind my kids seeing this, but I thought I'd throw in that caveat)

    Like an earlier reviewer, I too thought that nest fire looked set up. There was just no reason for the camera to be focusing on that one drop that happened to start the fire.

    Also, that same reviewer pointed out the "drunk scene" was man made, so I checked out the site he mentioned (wildwatch.com), and if you search around the plant section (some plant that start with an m, sorry I forget which).

    Here is the relavent text:
    "Due to its well-known alcoholic capacities, rumours abound as to the Marula's intoxicating effects on wild animals. While elephants and baboons both relish the fruit, the former would need to consume prodigious amounts of already fermenting fruit for it to have even the mildest impact, and since these huge animals drink up to 160 litres of water a day, there would anyway be a major diluting effect. Interestingly, examination of fresh elephant dung show that less than ten percent of Marula fruits are actually 'processed' in any way - most fruit passes through the digestive tract intact.

    Observations on baboons suggest that they prefer fresh Marula fruit and because the pulp is digested and the seeds passed within a 24-hour period, fermentation is impossible. The infamous scene in a popular movie from the 1970s - Jamie Uys' 'Beautiful People', which depicted a troop of obviously drunken baboons in and under a Marula tree, was clearly man-induced and would today be outlawed in terms of animal cruelty."

    When I first saw this video, (...) Watching it with the knowledge that it was set up, made it seem rather cruel.

    Despite this, I still found this movie very entertaining on the whole.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best kept secret
    I grew up with this movie, and still it remains my absolute favorite. It brings nature close to home, and viewing it should be a requirement for all human beings. Jamie Uys shows that the life of a beetle is no less important than the life of lion, and every living thing has a place on this planet.

    Because it has been released on DVD, I will one day be able to show this film to my children, and theirs after them. I recommend this timeless classic to anyone, any age, any time, any place.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Kids Love It
    I used to show this movie to the children I worked with in the hospital. We all loved it. The kids couldn't take their eyes off of it and the staff were just as enthralled. This movie is spectacular and wonderfully good fun. ... Read more


    9. Billy Budd - 40th Anniversary Edition
    Director: Peter Ustinov
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Naval drama of the highest order

    I saw this years ago, and finally purchased the 40th Anniversary VHS tape...a truly excellent and thought-provoking film.

    When Billy Budd accidentally kills a sadistic officer on-board ship, the captain is forced to lay charges under wartime Naval law. In the process he unleashes larger issues about good and evil, and condemning a good man using "just the facts". If you liked the courtroom scene in The Caine Mutiny, you will find this fascinating.

    One of the best films I've ever seen, that it's not on DVD is a tragedy...even more so because the picture quality on the VHS tape is very poor with terrible pan-and-scanning....Budd would cry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars As Close to Perfect as a Movie Gets
    Billy Budd ranks as one of the greatest movies of all time. Melville's tale of good vs. evil receives flawless treatment from director Ustinov. Robert Ryan has never been better as the evil Claggert, who epitomizes unredeemable evil. Terence Stamp is perfectly cast as the uncorruptable Budd who wishes to see good in every man, even Claggert. The movie builds to an unforgettable climax and packs an emotional wallop like no other movie I have seen. This version of Billy Budd has been out of print for years. To have it back is a cause of celebration. Do yourself and your family a favor: watch it together. They surely don't make movies like this anymore!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A hidden gem of Ustinov as director. A winner film!
    This film is unforgettable. Superb adaptation , wonderful cast Terence Stamp as Billy Budd and Robert Ryan , and the extarordinary talented Peter Ustinov carries this film to a good port.
    You'll feel the unjustice in your own flesh. The depicted situations will keep you at the border of your seat.
    One of the winners films in this specially and wonderfilly creative year.
    A must in your collection.
    We are expecting hopefully the transfer in DVD!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite Movie
    This is the most important film that I share with others. Not only as shown by previous reviews does it show how human pragmatics in law and our attempts to design a just reality fail the ideals of humanity, but reveals a basic unavoidable contradiction with idealistic hope and pessimistic thought that are part of the reality we face. Pragmatically, logically and leagally this is reavling portayal of the mechanics of existence. This movie seems to be a post modern quintessential.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAW AND JUSTICE
    The difference between Law and Justice was driven home to me by this film. I was a junior at Cal when I first saw it. Every inflection, every nuance is just perfect - it is truly as if you are there. A parable, a ripping yarn, to see it is to be stunned by it. I graduated and went to law school, now I am among the top 11% of lawyers in the country [Martindale-Hubbell "av"] and the story this movie tells still sticks in my mind as the perfect example of why the law can not always achieve justice. A real trial lawyers movie - up there with 12 Angry Men, Judgment at Neurenburg, etc ... Read more


    10. Lady L
    Director: Peter Ustinov
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A Fairly Pointless Story
    LADY L is a film about an octogenarian aristocrat (Sophia Loren) who reminisces about her steamy life as lover of an anarchist (Paul Newman) and wife of the sophisticated David Niven. The film has a lot of great scenery and a thoroughly competent cast but not much of a story.

    Loren's husband Carlo Ponti is the producer. Peter Ustibov is the director and screenwriter. The film is based on a novel by Romain Gary. The supporting cast includes Cecil Parker, Claude Dauphin, Philippe Noiret and Michel Piccoli.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderfully Querky movie!
    This movie is so "nutty" that you are laughing the whole time... Paul Newman and Sophia Loren sizzle the screen! A great movie with a humdinger of an ending!

    The movie is about eclectic Lady Louise. A friend wants to write her biography and she is delighted, but boy is the friend in for a surprise... she takes him to her summer home and tells her life story, ending it with a shocking revelation. A very good movie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice video
    The action is not availaible in the film, but the best actor is Mr. Raymond Schlatter that appeared in the film holding Sofia Loren in Switzerland. ... Read more


    11. Runaway Ralph/Mouse & The Moto
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Cute Tale
    A cute tale about a young boy staying overnight at a motel with his parents, when he meets a furry little friend who resides inside the wall of his motel room. The boy and mouse help one another out in nice ways, making the stay enjoyable for both boy and mouse. Only the mouse and his family are animated in this film. Very good actors perform in the film, some of which are familar faces. My 8-year-old son enjoyed the movie, but my 10-year-old daughter was somewhat bored. The only qualm I had was I thought the voice of the mouse sounded somewhat overly "cutesy", borderline corny. The boy's voice was more mature than the mouse's. Overall, a nice family show for viewing with younger children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Funny!
    The Mouse & The Motorcycle is funny, but I did hear of the book, why I wonder if there are mice that can ride motorcycles, since Stuart Little could ride a toy car.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse From a Book now in a TV Movie
    Hey kids! This 1986 television special, which was based on a best-selling novel, and also had two following movies: Ralph S. Mouse(1987) and Runaway Ralph(1988), also based on novels, is a great film. The animation is kind of cheap, but it is funny in most of it, and is a great family story. Talk your parents into getting it along with the other 2. You'll luv 'em!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse and the Motorcycle
    I like when the mouse goes on the toy ambulance. Also, I like when the mouse rides the motorcycle. That's why I love this movie!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Adorable for Young and Old Alike!
    First time I saw this film on a local public television station I sat enthralled. What clever and enjoyable entertainment! The little mouse is precious and the adventures he finds his way into and out of will keep both youngsters and "older" kids laughing throughout.

    This is a great tape to pop in when the kids are restless and you need to quickly distract them! ... Read more


    12. Heart and Souls
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    Robert Downey Jr. has never been more charming than in this comedy about a yuppie who is revisited in adulthood by the spirits of four people who had been his friends as a child. The ghosts (Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Tom Sizemore) all have unfinished business in this world before they can move on to the next, and Downey's character agrees to let them inhabit his body while they sort it all out. The appealing cast alone strongly recommends this movie, but Downey's remarkable facility for physical comedy--manifesting the personalities of his supernatural pals as they possess him--is a riot. Elisabeth Shue makes the best of her part as the hero's girlfriend; Leaving Las Vegas was still ahead of her, but one can see her talent straining to get out here. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, production notes, theatrical trailer, biographies of the cast, closed captioning, an optional French soundtrack and Spanish subtitles, and Dolby sound. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Magical Tale of Man "Possessed" by Friendly Spirits
    Robert Downey Jr. is wonderful as the man who became the medium for 4 people who died in a bus accident at the same moment the hero was born. As a child these "friends" were known only to him, eventually leading to psychiatric evaluations because paretns, teachers et al insisted something had to be wrong with this child. While still a small child, the "spirits" decide it's time for him to be "without his special fiends"...until at about age 30 they suddenly make contact again. They need a favor. 4 favors. Each one of the foursome died before they could take care of some importnat unfinished business. In order to go to Heaven and rest in peace, their "little friend" would need to allow each of them to enter his body (since they are only souls) to accomplish their missions. -- The 4 scenarios are beautiful expressions of love and kindness, and although disrupting the young man's (love) life emmensely, in the end he too is richer from the turbulances. -- This is a wonderul fantasy, a big winner with romantic movie lovers. I have watched this film several times and will enjoy it again and again. The widescreen DVD version is particularly enjoyable. Five stars for this gem of a movie! *****

    5-0 out of 5 stars Heartwarmed story and Robert's talent!
    The story is a little curious and strange,but nice. The 4 ghosts are not scarely,but kind and unique. The boy playing as the childhood is excellent! My brother,mother,and I was moved with his acting and had a tear dropped within the first 30-40 minutes of this film. And Robert Downey Jr. plays remarkably well. I admit he is one of the greatest actors in the world. He could brilliantly change his voice,ways of talking/walking for 4 ghosts and his own role. His singing is good,too. He is a gifted and talented actor. I hope he never will abuse any drugs. Anyway,I really liked this movie. It's truely recommends.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Played me like a violin
    This movie is definitely schmaltzy, of this there can be no question. However, as another reviewer so eloquently stated said, it works. After all, it's not so often that one feels quite so shamelessly manipulated by a movie yet remains wearing a smile to the end.
    The four actors comprising the four "limbo-ed" souls are excellent in their own right, with Tom Sizemore being especially good in a comical role quite unlike his other star turns. Elizabeth Shue must be one of my favourite heroines (you could tell she had it even back in "The Karate Kid"), and it is downright unbelievable that she hasn't appeared in any major releases as of late. She is utterly winning in her appearance here. Still, even her performance is eclipsed by Robert Downey, Jr., whose ability to capture his fellow actors' personal mannerisms (or I should say their characters' mannerisms) is a lesson in the art of imitation/impersonation. The sheer talent of Mr. Downey is a joy to behold, and it is a tragedy for the acting community (and the audience) that such a phenomenal actor has been so shackled by drugs and forced to act in such dreck as "Gothika".
    "Heart and Souls" is a marvellous movie, well worth the 5 stars given. It reeled me in hook, line, and sinker.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Heart And Souls (1993)
    This is one of my favorite movies. I was only eight years old when I first saw it and ever since then, it has been on of my favorite movies.

    A bus accident claims the lives of Harrison (Charles Grodin) (a frustrated opera singer is overcome by stage fright), Julia (Kyria Sedgwick) (a young woman who has let the love of her life walk out on her), Milo (Tom Seizmore) (a burglar with a guilty conscience), and Penny (Alfre Woodard) (a single mother who must leave her kids to work the night shift). The accident occurs at the exact moment a newborn baby boy was brought into the world: Thomas Reilly. Harrison, Julia, Penny, and Milo become ghosts and are immediately drawn to Thomas. They become friends with Thomas. The problem is, only Thomas can see and hear them.

    When Thomas turns seven years old, the four ghosts realize that they are getting Thomas into trouble. They must sadly fade out of his life. 27 years go by and Thomas (Robert Downey, jr.) is a hard-working business man, who is in a relationship with a young woman (Elisabeth Shu). The relationship isn't going well, for he is driving her away. The four ghosts realize why they are connected to Thomas: They need him to help resolve one thing in their lives before they died. The problem is, in order to help them, they must take over his body.

    You'll all enjoy this heart warming comedy. I have many times. Buy this and you'll be watching over and over again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Heart and Souls
    This is a funny yet simple movie, great for the whole family since there is not a lot of bad language or sex. Just a great, fun, cute film to enjoy over and over. Robert Downey Jr does a great job as do all the other players in this movie. ... Read more


    13. Blind Spot
    Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
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    4-0 out of 5 stars deaf and dumb, too
    This TVM directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno is notable for how Laura Linney steals the tube, as the daughter of Joanne Woodward as Washington congressman faced with the issue of drug addiction. The use of real life pictures of Woodward with her own daughter, and the fact that she co-produced, tells you that the subject has personal significance for Woodward. Unfortunately for her the teleplay by Nina Shergold, based on a story by Michael McTaggart and Ellen M Violett, presents Woodward as a harridan, evidence of the negative effects of a working mother. At one point Fritz Weaver as her husband says "Trying to reason with you is like standing in front of a bulldozer". If the idea of making the drug addict a torch singer who idolises Billie Holliday is perhaps rather overstated, the teleplay also raises a generational comparison between drug taking and alcoholism. The music score by Patrick Williams is used to lovely effect in one scene, when a baby is first held, but otherwise we get soaked in inspirational uplift. Watch for Patti D'Arbanville, and Allison Janney.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Strong Performances, Strong Message
    Joanne Woodward gives a strong performance as a determined, sometimes domineering, yet well-meaning congresswoman coping with her daughter's drug addiction on the eve of announcing her run for the U.S. Senate. Woodward (who earned an Emmy nomination for this film, which she also co-produced) and Laura Linney, who portrays her substance addicted daughter, show the strong love/hate dynamics in their character's relationship. Linney, (later co-starring opposite Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show," and earning an Oscar nomination for "You Can Lean on Me") gives a heartfelt, unflinching portrait of a woman struggling to deal with her substance abuse/recovery as she asserts her independence from her mother, and Woodward superbly brings to life yet another strong, intelligent female character in her long line of smart, well-chosen, and expertly acted roles. The sensitive, intelligent script by Nina Shengold pulls no punches in illustrating the debilitating side of drug use, yet is never preachy.

    This film handles difficult subject matter that may have seemed cliched or melodramatic in other hands in an honest, straightforward manner; much credit to all involved for first class work. ... Read more


    14. Wash
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    15. Mighty Joe Young
    Director: Ron Underwood
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    Charlize Theron is the latest stunning blonde to be hanging around some big ape in a Hollywood movie, this one a remake of the 1949 semi-classic with echoes of the superior King Kong. Theron plays the daugher of an American researcher killed by poachers in Africa. The baby gorilla left in her care grows up to become a hugely tall and broad specimen named Joe, living in the mountains as a mostly unseen legend among people who live there. Along comes an eco-minded emissary (Bill Paxton) from a California sanctuary, who talks the jungle girl into providing safe haven for Joe at the L.A. facility. The transition is not without discomfort, but everything is aggravated via a conspiracy of poachers to get Joe into their own greedy hands. Director Ron Underwood (City Slickers) uses a combination of special-effects techniques to give Joe life and personality, and he succeeds quite effectively. The requisite giant-ape-goes-amok scenes are all in place--a couple of them pretty intense--as is a conclusion that finds the simian hero performing a stunning feat of escalation. Underwood attempts to give a little modern spin to some classic Hollywood conventions regarding wild hearts lost in civilization, and the results are pretty agreeable family fare. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Disney does a good job with this excellent modernized remake
    As a fan of the original Mighty Joe Young which I've watched many times as a kid, I was pretty impressed with the way Disney took the story and brought it back to life with a bit of modernization to the plot. If you are a fan of Disney movies in general, or you like their Animal Kingdom theme park, you will probably really enjoy this movie. My kids loved it too. There are a few emotionally tough spots, so be sure to watch it with them. But like most Disney movies, just about everything works out to a happy conclusion. This is still one of my favorite stories of all time. I'm glad to see it rejuvenated.

    4-0 out of 5 stars great remake
    this version of the mighty joe young is exciting, enjoyable and a just plain great movie that should have been released during the summer season. Rick baker's make is amongst the finest ever. While you know it is not a real groilla it a[appears anazing life like. the story is engrossign that moves along at a steady pace. the action is great and thrilling without being bloody. this is the type of film that should appeal to teens and adults as well as kids. i loved this movie. It is nothing but fun and excitement all the way through. The heros and villians are of the classic mode, and athough the scene when joe goes on the rampage is much shorter than the same in the original, it is pushed along by a great plot with mean, dispicable villians. the part when joe overturns the truck and runs amok in the city topped off with the great finamusement park are nothing short of a maximum thrill ride. The change at the end when joe rescues a boy trapped on top of a disabled ferris wheel instead of a girl trapped in a burning orphanage is a splendid reworking that works so damn well. there is action aplenty and done so well that this moive is a must summer film for everyone who wants to not only stay awake but enjoy themselves. to hell with the critics who panned this movie and the moron viewers to complained about it and would probably watch worthless bores such as shakespear in love and schindlers list.

    3-0 out of 5 stars MIGHTY Family fun
    A feel good story for the whole family, don't expect "Mighty Joe Young" to knock you off your feet. Instead, watch it for the good "Beauty and the Beast" storyline that is well outlined for any age group to watch.
    There is some violence in this movie, and smaller children may be frightened by "Joe" at first, but if they can control themselves through the first few minutes, they'll fall in love with him. There is very little, if any, foul language.
    The story is simple: Girl and giant ape are moved to the city, girl and giant ape want out, man in love with girl helps, everyone ends up happy.
    If you're interested, "Joe" looks fairly realistic, especially for the time this flick was made.
    Overall, a good family show that all can watch. I highly recommend it for its entertainment value.

    5-0 out of 5 stars awwwww :)
    Ok, this movie makes me cry every time i see it. stupid i know, but what the hey. I love both Bill Paxton and Charlieze Theron, so that was why I saw it initially, but I just love it. Joe looks realistic with the exception of his tongue, which looks goofy, but it still works for me. great kids movie i think too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great movie
    That movie really was good. At the end, I had a few tears coming out, because I really thought Joe died. Charlize is a true African and played the roll of Jill Young, who took care of Joe. ... Read more


    16. The Road to Galveston
    Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Indepth Depiction of Alzheimers Disease
    This movie was sensational to say the least. Road To Galveston is the story of a woman who loses her husband and is driven to make a living for herself. The career that she chooses is one in which she provides care for Alzheimers patients. The touching thing about this movie is that it is extremely informative. It depicts three separate stages of this dreadful disease: the beginning, intermediate, and advanced stages. It also provides a clear understanding of the challenges that family members must endure as they watch their loved-one yeild to this disease. I recommend this movie to anyone who is faced with the unfortunate challenge of providing care to someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. It will prepare you for the journey that, if understood, does not have to be so dreadful. In this movie, Cicely teaches us how to love those less fortunate than us through their circumstances. The sound track is really nice as well. It will make you laugh and cry!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Film
    Never before have I seen such heartfelt performances on television. This movie moved me to the point of tears and Cicely Tyson is a great actress in command of her craft. I would recommend this film to anyone who needs to know what good television writing is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
    This is an exceptional movie about a woman who is faced with living on her own after her husband dies. Tyson portrays a very believable southern woman who takes in alzheimer patients to support herself. Worth renting; buying it, hopefully the price will come down! ... Read more


    17. City Slickers
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    Three middle-age buddies (Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby) facing personal crises decide to sign up for a two-week cattle run for a change of pace. The trail proves a tougher place than anyone thought, and the boss (Jack Palance) is a grizzled taskmaster who doesn't cotton to tenderfoot urbanites. Popular in theaters, the film is both funny and moving, with Crystal giving one of his most complete performances and Palance (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar) a lot of colorful fun. Director Ron Underwood (Heart and Souls) subtly shifts the tone of the film from broad comedy to poignancy over its running time, and he makes the story's end a bittersweet victory that feels like life as most people know it. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Comedies of the Ninties.
    New Yorker Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) turns 39 and thinking that he will be misrable for the rest of his life. Then his two best friends (Daniel Stern & Bruno Kirby) offer a present to Mitch by bringing him to a cattle drive in New Mexico. Then mitch's life start to change unexpectedly by going on his fantasy vacation with his friends. They are set out to find thier freedom and thier adventure, they will remember for a life time.

    Directed by Ron Underwood (Tremors, Heart & Souls, Mighty Joe Young-Remake) made a extremely likeable entertaining ambitious comedy. Crystal, Stern, Kirby and Jack Palance's wonderful Oscar Winning Performance makes this Contemporary Comedy Classic really worth watching. Crystal also Executive Produced the film. There's a nice music score by Marc Shaiman (South Park:Bigger, Longer & Uncut). DVD's has an fine anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an good Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound. DVD only extra is the Original Theatrical Trailer. This is Wonderfully Written by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (City Slickers 2:The Legend of Curly's Gold). Watch for Jeffery Tambor, Yearley Smith, Robert Contanzo, Jake Gyllenhall, Danielle Harris and that's Crystal real-life Daughter-Lindsay Crystal playing his Daughter in the flim. One of the highest grossing films of 1991. This is One of the Best & Most memorable comedies ever made, see it. Grade:A.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buckaroo Bonanza....
    This review refers to the MGM Contemporary Classic DVD Edition of "City Slickers".....

    Saddle up Buckaroos, for the funniest city dude meets cowboy adventure since Bob Hope roamed the plains!

    Mitch(Billy Crystal) is going through a mid-life crisis. He sells "air" for a New York radio station and finds that as he nears 40, his life seems unfulfilling. His buddies Ed(Bruno Kirbly), an aging Romeo, and Phil(Daniel Stern), pitifuly henpecked, also seem to be feeling the strain. They decide a little vacation is in order and head for a New Mexico cattle ranch to enjoy life as they "bring in the herd".

    This "fantasy" vacation turns into one hysterical adventure. Learning to rope and ride is trickier(and funnier), then you think. But the toughest part is dealing with the tough ranch hands. One in particular..."Curly"(Jack Palance)...is one bad hombre as he scares these guys out of their wits.

    They are joined by several others as the drive begins from New Mexico to Colorado and anything than can go wrong... does! There's a stampede, a runaway wagon, and Mitch even has to deliver a calf. Their cell phones are no help here! There's also mucho male bonding going on during the trek. These guys even bond with the cows! They learn about each other and with the help of the very tough Curly, they even learn what is important in life.

    The funny lines and gags are non stop, and there are some very poignant moments as well. It'll have you smiling and often laughing out loud. You won't want it to end, but luckily...there's a sequel.."City Slickers 2..The Legend of Curly's Gold".

    The film was honored with several awards. Among them Jack Palance took an Oscar for Best supporting actor, as well as a Golden Globe and a Best supporting actor from the American Comedy Awards. Billy Crystal was also honored at the American Comedy Awards as Funniest Actor in a lead and the People's Choice Awards voted the film the Favorite Comedy of the year. They are joined by some outstanding and seasoned character actors. Jeffrey Tambor, John Mostel, David Paymer, Patricia Wettig, and Helen Slater and the wonderful Noble Willingham all keep us in stitches as well. The music by Marc Shaiman is as fun as the story and Direcotr Ron Underwood and Photographer Dean Semler bring us some real cinematic delights.

    The transfer of the DVD is very nice. An excellent picture in widescreen presents the beautiful Western scenery and terrific colors. If you watch the original theatrical trailer, you can really notice the difference made by the transfer. Although the sound in Dolby Stereo was good, it could have been better. This film with all the great music and action needs to be in 5.1. It may be viewed in French(Mono) and has subtitles in Spanish and French, but no other special features. Just a really funny flick that will take you away for about 2 hours.

    So sing along to the tunes of "Rawhide" and "Bonaza" with Mitch, Phil, Ed and Norman the cow along the big trail...have fun...Laurie

    5-0 out of 5 stars Poignant Comedy
    This is one of those great comedies that also speaks to the great truths of life. I have watched this film over and over again and am always left with a wonderful feeling after having watched it. It lifts my spirits when I am low and helps to remind me what is truly important in life.

    Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal), Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern) and Ed Furillo (Bruno Kirby) are three friends approaching mid-life at break neck speed. Each year they go on increasingly more dangerous adventures which Mitch's wife (Patricia Wettig) describes as desperate and juvenile attempts to hold on to their youth. When Ed suggests mushing along the trail of Admiral Byrd as a way to top running from bulls in Spain, Mitch is ready to quit the adventure trips and settle into senior life at the ripe old age of 39. After a demotion at his job and a surprise at his birthday party where Phil and his icy wife Arlene (Karla Tamburelli) have a blow out after she learns of his infidelities, Mitch's depression gets the better of his wife who sends him on one more adventure - to find his smile.

    And so it is that the trio finds themselves on a cattle drive in the American west with five other lost souls and Curly (Jack Palance) as the cattle boss. Palance is wonderful as the gruff old cowboy who intimidates everyone around him (Mitch:"Kill anyone today, Curly?" Curly: "Day ain't over yet."). Yet he knows the secret to life and relates the cryptic answer to Mitch during the ride. As they drive the cattle and overcome obstacles like stampedes, drunken escapades by the trail hands and their own personal struggles, Mitch comes to realize what Curly's answer means and that it is the only answer he needs to bring the pieces of his life back together.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Big Letdown!
    WARNING: Spoilers Ahead!! I hate it when they do this!! The first hour of this movie is so funny I laughed out loud on a number of occasions. Something I don't usually do when I watch a comedy by myself but this was just too hilarious. Then, a cow gets shot just after giving birth, Jack Palance dies and is buried on the trail, two horses get killed going over a cliff with the wagon and a cute little calf nearly drowns in a river. After being bullied and deserted by drunken cowboys, the "city slickers" manage to drive home the herd of cattle and are informed that the cows that "trusted" them will be ground up for hamburger....but hey, that's life! Billy Crystal finds his family is the most important thing to him, and he adopts the little calf, but no jokes could make me even smile after the middle portion of this movie that starts out broad comedy and mutates into warm'n'fuzzy, overly-sentimental, and very predictable fluff. Not my idea of a "feel-good" movie... a little sad actually. When it started I was making plans about buying the sequel. When it ended I decided to sell the original. I can see why there are so many used copies for sale at Amazon Marketplace.
    This could have been up there with the best National Lampoon Vacation movies (started out that way) but they blew it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great movie, horrible dvd
    I love this movie! Its among my top favorites. However, the DVD [is bad]! One reason, the dubbing. The first half of the movie is fine, but about half way through, the words being spoken by the characters dont match up with their mouth. It looks like a bad Bruce Lee movie! Im not one to complain, but it just kept getting worse! At one point the whole line was almost spoken before the characters mouth started moving! I just baffles me that those responsible for transfering this movie to DVD took no care at all in doing it! I really dont know how this DVD made it to stores without someone noticing this huge fault and trying to make it better. Like I said, this is my favorite movie, I give it the lowest rating for the lack of dubbing quaility! ... Read more


    18. Inside Club Wild Side
    Director: Lawrence Unger
    list price: $39.98
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    Asin: 1565953851
    Catlog: Video
    Sales Rank: 60168
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a Monique Parent fan, so that's enough for me.
    This wasn't a great movie, even by softcore standards, but it does it's job. A barely-there plot combined with pretty, yet flexible women equals a decent way to spend 85 minutes. Ahmo Hight doesn't get as flexible in this movie as she does in Hotel Exotica, but she's good to look at anyway. Once again, Monique Parent steals the show. This time around she's a primary character instead of a supporting character like in the first "Club Wild Side" movie. Look for plenty of naked chicks; don't look for anything else.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Love Story ?????
    IF you expect this movie to be full of sex and of naked people, Well this is the movie for you. But if you want a movie with romance and a great plot with some sex mixed in, well you are in luck this movie has it also. It tells a story about a texan cowboy who is looking for love and a good job after his girlfriend has told him she is marring the banker's son. So Joe (cowboy)goes to L.A. and he meets a women who tells him he could move in with her and pay her rent. Joe meets other people during the movie who only use him for wild sex because of his looks and his very, very huge manhood. In the end he has to choose the girl or a future of one nigh stands.

    3-0 out of 5 stars SO BAD IT'S GOOD
    The plot is pure schmaltz and highly preictable, but the film has gorgeous sexy people in highly erotic situations in it so and that sense it is quality soft core porn.Monique Parent by herself makes the film worth seeing.

    A club called "Wild Side" is the center of the picture; it's a kind of strip/sex club with young things doing lap dancing and other assorted sex activites. The main guy is an aspiring young artist who becomes the hit of the club after he starts performing onstage sex with his girlfriend; they have their problems but all goes well in an enjoyable happy ending. ... Read more


    19. In the Eyes of a Stranger
    Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
    list price: $8.99
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    Asin: B0000065NM
    Catlog: Video
    Sales Rank: 48566
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Jack before Jack and great followup to Mac
    If you can follow my title than you want this DVD!!!!! RDA is excellent. The good cop/bad cop cliche works VERY well in this story. RDA plays Jack Rourke, a cop who was arrested years ago under false charges, was cleared but has never been able to shake the fact that he never gets promoted. He can't hold a relationship with anyone. Then he meets a murder witness with a HUGE story behind her also. He spends the vast majority of the film deciding whether he will actually break the law and system that have been unfair to him or keep on the right side. The movie is great and would have to be one of Richard's best works.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A must for Richard Dean Anderson fans
    A bit predictable but still a must see for RDA fans.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Another flick from the bargin bin.
    Made-for-TV thriller that is more predictable than thrilling.

    Lynn is an office-clerk with a mysterious past and a tall stranger following her. The last thing she needs is to have an armed robber tell her the location of 2 million dollars in loot before he commits suicide. The other crooks involved are convinced that Lynn knows where the money is while the police know she was listening to loud music on her headphones and couldn't here a word.

    As luck would have it an embittered cop is designated to be her protector and after a few rolls in the sheets he finds out Lynn's ability to read lips (incredible co-incidence isn't it?). So plots and betrayals spring up on all sides and you never know who you can trust with two million on the loose.

    You average TV movie. The most redeeming feature about the DVD is that there are no commercials. But I suppose that there are enough "Family Ties" fans out there to keep this one on the shelves for a while ... Read more


    20. Runaway Ralph
    Director: Ron Underwood
    list price: $12.98
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    Asin: B00008G40R
    Catlog: Video
    Sales Rank: 69516
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Mouse and the Motorcycle 2!
    Hi, people! If you liked the TV special The Mouse and the Motorcycle(1986), yu'll really like this 1988 TV special! They were both based on novels written by Beverly Cleary, a children's author. It's about a mouse named Ralph who runs away from home on his toy motorcycle, and stops at a summer camp. There, he meets a lonely boy named Garfield (Fred Savage, later of "The Wonder Years") and they become friends. Well, I don't want to spoil it, so this is all I'm going to tell you about the story.
    This film was originally aired on ABC in 1988, and, aside from cheap animation, is GREAT! Ya just gotta get it! And, in addition to this movie, get Mouse and the Motorcycle too. They are two excellent movies for all ages.

    5-0 out of 5 stars They don't get any better than this
    This classic needs to be in every video library. Children of all ages will find this movie irresistable. I'm ordering my 4th copy because friends and family have a cute way of begging my copy away from me and ironically, I have no children. When guests come over, a guaranteed way to capture the attention of their unruly children is to put this in the VCR. It usually captures the attention of the adults too. Unfortunately, the film is only 45 minutes long.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I like Runaway Ralph because I like animal books.
    Dear Beverly Cleary, I just read Runaway Ralph. I loved the book a lot. My favorite part was when Ralph met Chun because Ralph asksed Chum what kind of animal he was. I am going to ask you a couple of questions-OK? Why did you want to write so many books? Which of your books do you like the best? When you were little is this what you wanted to do? Please answer my questions. Sincerely, Sarah Teixeira END

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good
    The mouse on the motor cycle is kickin butt on his motor cycle he's trying to get back to his home but in the process he gets cought and put in a cage thats all for now END ... Read more


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