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Once Upon a Time in the West -- Special Collector'&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Henry Fonda
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West is splendidly brought to DVD in this double-set with a host of superb extras.
Following on from his Man With No Name trilogy, here Leone pays homage to the days of the Wild West. Four people are drawn into a feud over priceless land that will eventually earn its' rightful owner a fortune from the railroads. Yet they are drawn in for completely different reasons. The pace of Leone's storytelling will not suit everyone, particularly the now classic scenes that move at a snail's pace and not one word is uttered for what seems forever.
The production team, as shown in the extras, bring together an exceptional cast of… Read more
The Shawshank Redemption (3 Disc Special Edition B&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Tim Robbins
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
In 1999, Channel 4 compiled the Top 100 movies of the last century, as voted by the British movie-going public. I'm sure a few eyebrows were raised when The Shawshank Redemption was a surprise entry at number 4. A decade on from its' release, it has grown in justification of its place amongst the likes of The Godfather, Gone With The Wind, Casablanca to name but a few. Director Frank Darabont's screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel, however, did not set the box-office alight, like those films mentioned, upon its' release in 1994. But it's also interesting to note that on its' 10th anniversary, critics and the public voted it the best film never to win an Academy Award. It just goes to… Read more
Superman/Batman: Supergirl by Jeph Loeb
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
With the writing force of Jeph Loeb behind any comic-book story, he can do no wrong. If their is one writer that can get under the skin of any superhero, and bring it to the reader so realistically, he can. And he continues that trend here, when Superman and Batman meet Kara Zor-El (Supergirl). Superman naturally takes to his cousin, who after escaping the doomed planet of Krypton, lands in Gotham City. Batman, however, is not so obliging. His natural instinct is that her intentions are sinister, yet still helps his friend to protect her.
With the inclusion of Wonder Woman wanting Kara to join her Amazonian tribe, it's only a matter of time until evil rears its' ugly head. Superman… Read more