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All About Lily Chou-Chou [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hayato Ichihara
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable, 16 Dec 2003
Shunji Iwai's visually sumptuous and achingly beautiful cinematic style is employed to stunning effect, in what can perhaps be described as the definitive 'coming-of-age' drama to appear in Japan. The genuinly moving story is played out to a backdrop of vibrant colour depicting both the dark and light of rural Japanese culture. The use of Debussy's romantic piano pieces to highlight the shockingly brutal reality of the film is quite masterful, as is the skillful touch of blending this with the etheral tones of the fictional Diva Lily Chou-Chou. The film handles strong issues seen through the eyes of Yuichi, the introvert central character, with flair and compassion, allowing both the… Read more
Resident Evil 2 - Box by Sold Out Software
Resident Evil 2 - Box by Sold Out Software
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The saga continues..., 25 Aug 2002
Resident evil began the saga. Resident evil two continues it in style. The game plays very differently to the original yet it adopts the same premise. The main difference is that the two characters have different paths through the game and very different storylines. This technique builds on Resident evil 1 but adds more to each so as to preserve the feeling of two very different takes on a common problem. The voice acting is better, however the plot is less believeable. There are more guns, bigger enemies and more set pieces making this the Aliens of the saga,More action than puzzles. It is a refreshing change and well worth owning.
Resident Evil by Avalon Interactive
Resident Evil by Avalon Interactive
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the greatest games of all time. It began the survival horror genre and forged the way for others such as dino crisis and parasite eve. However for the true experience you have to return to the roots. Resident evil is a masterpiece of gaming. It has the shocks and fear (as well as camera angles) of a classy horror movie and a great plot to boot. The voice acting is a little under par to say the least, however this just adds to the fun. Buy this game and you wont regret it. It will keep you up at night and suck you in to the horror. So turn off the lights, get a mate round for protection and crank up the volume because the mansion is waiting for you, don't dissapoint! - I hope… Read more