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Crash And Burn [1989] [DVD]
Crash And Burn [1989] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bill Moseley
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £11.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good follow-up to Robot Jox, 4 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Crash And Burn [1989] [DVD] (DVD)
People are quite unkind about this little gem...but be warned, as it will only truly make sense if you already own, or have seen its predecessor Robot Jox...itself quite hard to get these days.
An innocent movie, with good FX, and tackling quite a unique story..that being giant mechanical robots, complete with human onboard operator, battling for supremacy, in an age where nations no longer fight nations, but choose to fight it out in arenas with schooled and trained jox operators.
Think 'Rollerball', spliced with 'Death Race 2000'.
After all, how seriously can you analise a movie about giant destroying robots?
Very influential too, as can be bourne out by battling robots in the third installment of the Matrix trilogy...
Enjoy! Good honest fun!

Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004]
Shaun of the Dead [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.97

5 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and unfunny, 25 Jan. 2008
Its not as though Simon Pegg's unfunny...he isn't.
It's not as though the supporting cast are bad, or shallow, with bad character portrayals...they have.
It's just that this film has absolutely no idea where it is going, and this reflects on the cast, not knowing if they should be playing it for laughs, or shocks.
Remember the awfulness of 'Mars Attacks?' Same situation.
In many ways, I consider myself fortunate.
I only paid two quid for this tripe round a bootsale, so now it makes an interesting coaster for my coffee mug.

Death Race 2000 [DVD]
Death Race 2000 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Carradine
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £12.62

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Created a stir...., 25 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Death Race 2000 [DVD] (DVD)
A cracking little film!
Created a great deal of press attention at the time of its cinema release...back in the days when a 6 week hype campaign were the norm.
Even that bastion of trash 'Titbits' magazine ran a colour spread!
Stallone excells as Machine Gun Joe Viterbo, as does Carradine as Frankenstein.
Even the dreadful continuity ( check the attack scene, involving the French air force) doesn't detract from the films energy and gusto.
Don't expect a digitally remastered version on DVD though...its still as grainy as a bag of rice.
Apparently, a new version of this film..imaginatively titled Death Race 3000 is due to grace our screens soon, but it'll have to go some to beat the cornball splendour of this gem.

Leprechaun 4 [DVD]
Leprechaun 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Warwick Davis
Offered by A*BargainProducts
Price: £2.70

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lep in space, 24 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Leprechaun 4 [DVD] (DVD)
Ok...hard to be critical about any plotline as absurd as a leprechaun, let alone in space..but, for my money, the first three still take some beating.
Warwick Davies always manages to do wonders with even the thinnest of plots, and this particular outing seems to ramble at times...almost as though the script is being written as they go!
Buy this one's still a laugh.
Ownership of the first three, however, is a real must.
But, for goodness sake avoid Lep In The Hood like the's truly dreadful!

King Frat [DVD]
King Frat [DVD]
Dvd ~ John DiSanti
Offered by Clearance Game Deals
Price: £14.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars King Fart!, 23 Jan. 2008
This review is from: King Frat [DVD] (DVD)
P.C incorrect, toilet humour, obscene, banal, and really bloody funny!
Obviously cobbled together for a handful of cash, and more super8 than Panaflex, it is, in part, the cheap shoddyness of this flick that add to its appeal.
A rawer version of the classic National Lampoons Animal House, and unashameably ripping off said movie in swathing chunks, it still is a real laugh!
If you find drunken college dropouts mooning people in moving vehicles funny, or snigger at unsophisticated humour, find bottom eruptions amusing, and don't mind admitting to it, you're in for a treat.
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Creep [DVD]
Creep [DVD]
Dvd ~ Franka Potente
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £2.71

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, awful & turgid!, 23 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Creep [DVD] (DVD)
If the intention, or objective of this movie had been to shock and sicken, then congratulations! A resounding success!
But if you enjoy ANY movie that has even a shred of a plot, or storyline, you'd best look elsewhere, damned fast.Because this movie has as much thaught, detail, and coherance, as hospital food has flavour.
It could have been great, so easily.
Some 'underground' movies manage to pull it off to great effect...'Quatermass & The Pit', for example.
This tawdry little non-starter seems to follow the general dumbing down descent that so many of todays horror films take these days.That being the path of least resistance, and teen target shocks, hack & slashers are 2 a penny (Saw 1,2,3,4, yawn) and so on.
Sam Raimi knows a trick or two about making a low budget shocker.
Creep however, fails dismally in all area's.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Two Disc Edition) [DVD]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Two Disc Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.72

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic innocent fun, 23 Jan. 2008
I daresay I won't score any brownie points for saying this, but whatever happened to plain, old fashioned fun movies, without a hidden agenda, without high body counts, and without the compelling urge to appear cool?
This movie is brilliant...and in a strange way, quite unique really.
There's a unique blend of 30's gumshoe detective imagery, intertwined with Rocketeer/ Metropolis /Flash Gordon style bravado.
An alternative 1939 almost, on a skewed timeline.
Loaded with top class stars, convincing performances, and plenty of action, ensure that this hidden little jem will remain in your 'films to keep' library for a long time, and will delight young and old alike.

Ghoulies/Ghoulies 2 [DVD]
Ghoulies/Ghoulies 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Liapis
Price: £6.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghoulies 2, 23 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Ghoulies/Ghoulies 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Fair enough, this is a double pack, and also fair to say that Ghoulies 1 is slow, a little tedious in places, and appears to be quite dated now.
But if you're a fan of B movies, along the lines of Demonic Toys, Critters, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, and Puppet Master, then Ghoulies 2 will be a real treat!
Directed by the king of '80's schlock horror, Charles Band, it's a funny and entertaining romp with a few twists, and featuring B movie stalwart Royal Dano as the owner of a failing fairground attraction.
Without wishing to give the plot away, I'd say that it is one of the best of its ilk. closely can you seriously analize a monster movie?
The third outing..'Ghoulies 3- Ghoulies Go To College' is inferior to the second flick, despite a wonderfully eccentric performance from Kevin McCarthy.
To sum it up, if you like monster movies, you could do a lot worse!

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