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What's Up Tiger Lily? [VHS]
What's Up Tiger Lily? [VHS]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: 6.34

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Saxon dog !, 18 Oct 2001
Well, I have to say this seems more of an experiment than a film and Woody Allen has admitted himself that this isn't exactly his proudest moment.
Fair enough. I have to admit that I laughed far more than is probably respectable-the script is very silly. I suspect this is more of a reflection on my sense of humour however !
I'd recommend Woody Allen fans to at least take a look but you wouldn't be missing out if you didn't.


David Byrne - Between The Teeth [VHS] [1994]
David Byrne - Between The Teeth [VHS] [1994]
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: 18.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars David Byrne going solo in live video, 15 May 2001
This should provide a fix, although admittedly not much of one, for anyone who loved Stop Making Sense. David Byrne is as kooky as ever but his energy is not quite as tangible and some tracks, particularly Road To Nowhere and Nothing But Flowers are a little disappointing. Still, rousing performances of Blind, Make Believe Mambo and Hanging Upside Down compensate some what.
Worth seeing, although it would probably be advisable to familiarise youself with Byrne's solo work before purchasing.


Small Time Crooks [DVD] [2000]
Small Time Crooks [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Woody Allen

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight latest from legendary auteur, 15 May 2001
Considering Woody's forays into darker drama in the nineties and late eighties, Small Time Crooks is a surprisngly lighter affair. It has its faults, not least that it is a weaker version of Take The Money and Run. Hugh Grant also seems out of place, failing to get to grips with Woody's style.
However, for what it lacks in substance, Small Time Crooks makes up for with a sense of fun and frivolity. Tracey Ullman in particular is great, with Allen providing typically wry support, although Jon Lovitz and Michael Rappaport are wasted. It won't win Woody Allen any new fans but established fanatics (like me !) will want to own this.


The Mummy [VHS] [1999]
The Mummy [VHS] [1999]
VHS
Offered by pkeylock
Price: 2.98

7 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No !, 8 Mar 2001
This review is from: The Mummy [VHS] [1999] (VHS Tape)
This film is absolutely diabolical. Yes the effects are good but for me that just does not constitute a worthwhile cinematic experience. Brendan Fraser thinks he's Indiana Jones, Rachel Weisz is lovely but wooden and John Hannah...well, just don't play an Englishman again. I was bored rigid from start to finish and the only reason I'm rating this film at all is because it finished. The Boris Karloff version is far more worth your hard-earned pennies. Avoid this tripe at all costs !
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Sleeper [VHS] [1973]
Sleeper [VHS] [1973]
VHS
Offered by unclejohnsband
Price: 8.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entertainment, 4 Mar 2001
This review is from: Sleeper [VHS] [1973] (VHS Tape)
Great example of Allen's earlier 'funny' films, 'Sleeper' is frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious and Allen and Keaton, as ever, make a wonderful on-screen couple. I prefer Allen's later films but this work proves he is capable of tackling any subject with distinctive expertise. Great fun.


Love And Death [VHS]
Love And Death [VHS]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: 3.98

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten great, 28 Feb 2001
This review is from: Love And Death [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Everyone forgets just how good this film actually is. It's one of Woody Allen's best, charming, articulate and the beginning of his transition to tragi-comic drama-the period of his film-making career that I prefer. The best thing about 'Love and Death' is that it has enough slap-stick as well as tenderness to suit all fans. People ought to talk about this one more; an absolute gem.


Deconstructing Harry [VHS] [1998]
Deconstructing Harry [VHS] [1998]
VHS
Offered by londonstorehouse
Price: 9.87

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An acidic, riotous delight, 28 Feb 2001
Possibly the most acerbic of Woody Allen's films and certainly the most maligned, people need to give this inspired work a chance before dismissing it completely. The jokes are wonderful, I've seen this movie four times and it still makes me ache with laughter. It could be interpreted as a knock at Allen's critics; I wouldn't be surprised. However, there is more to this excellent film than that. It's bittersweet, tender and, at the same time belligerent, work and in Harry Block, Allen manages to make a repulsive character somehow likeable. Not to everyone's taste but those who see the beauty in 'Deconstructing Harry' are in for a real treat. Watch out for the hell scene-marvellous!


Crimes And Misdemeanours [VHS] [1990]
Crimes And Misdemeanours [VHS] [1990]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: 4.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of contemporary genius, 28 Feb 2001
One of my personal favourites of Woody Allen's works, 'Crimes and Misdemeanors' is witty, poignant and emotional. Allen's ability to create a sympathetic character in Martin Landau's Judah Rosenthal, who agrees to the planned murder of his former mistress, shows his wonderful eye for character. The dialogue, as always, is sharp and witheringly dry but without pretension and the echoes of a great Allen influence, Ingmar Bergman, can be detected within the narrative. An often dark yet thoroughly rewarding cinematic experience, this is Woody Allen at his very best.


Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex... [VHS]
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex... [VHS]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: 5.95

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Woody playing for laughs, 26 Feb 2001
And succeeds ! This early example of Woody Allen's genius has been somewhat superceded by his later efforts but still remains fresh and frequently hilarious. The jokes come thick and fast, some verging a little on the puerile side but the bestiality sketch and the sperms are products of sheer brilliance. An enjoyable, if not great, Allen film and a worthy addition to any collector's stockpile.
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Rei Momo
Rei Momo
Price: 7.09

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired slice of musical craft, 21 Feb 2001
This review is from: Rei Momo (Audio CD)
I love David Byrne. Never before has there been a musician with as much innovation or vision. Rei Momo is a truly wonderful album-possibly the most polished example of Byrne's solo work. On the surface an upbeat samba-inspired work but, as usual, there's a lot more to the former Talking Heads frontman's songs than meet the eye. Political messages and sociological acumen are cleverly woven into a fresh, alternative sound that borrows from other styles but has a flavour all of its own. Never one for the conventional, David Byrne is clearly different yet manages to avoid the pretentiousness that so many artists are resplendent of. Outstanding tracks are Make Believe Mambo, The Call of the Wild, Lie To Me and Marching Through the Wilderness- enough to suggest there's plenty of fuel in the Byrne tank yet.


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