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Thomas J. Norton  |  May 09, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper. Directed by Gary Ross. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1. 141 minutes. 2003. Universal Studios Home Video 23287. PG-13. $26.98.</I>

Wes Phillips  |  May 02, 2004  |  0 comments

It's difficult to name a single televised situation comedy that doesn't owe a huge genetic debt to a trilogy of early TV prototypes. The Honeymooners can legitimately be said to have supplied the DNA from which everything since has evolved. The Dick Van Dyke Show, for example, moved the genre into the suburbs and the workplace.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Apr 24, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Sean Bean. Directed by Peter Jackson. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). 4 discs. Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround, DTS ES 6.1 Surround, Stereo Surround (English). 223 minutes. 2002. New Line Home Entertainment N6504. PG-13. $39.99.</I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Apr 18, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Aspect ratio: 4:3. 4 discs. Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (English, French). Warner Home Video 27918. NR. $64.92.</I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Apr 11, 2004  |  0 comments

<I><B>Alien: Director's Cut</B></I>
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<I>Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto. Directed by Ridley Scott. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). 5.1 Dolby Digital, DTS (English), Mono (Spanish). 116 minutes. 1979.</I>
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Picture ***1/2
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Sound **1/2
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Film ****

Aimee Giron  |  Mar 28, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Voices of Miyoko Shoji, Shozo Iizuka, Hisako Kyoda. Directed by Satoshi Kon. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (Japanese, with English and French subtitles). 87 minutes. 2003. DreamWorks Home Entertainment 90393. PG. $19.95.</I>

Barry Willis  |  Mar 21, 2004  |  First Published: Mar 22, 2004  |  0 comments

<I><B>Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon</B> (68 minutes, 1942); <B>Sherlock Holmes Faces Death</B> (68 minutes, 1943); <B>Sherlock Holmes in Washington</B> (71 minutes, 1943). Directed by Roy William Neill. <B>Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror</B> (66 minutes, 1942). Directed by John Rawlings. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Monophonic. B&W MPI Home Video DVD7545, DVD7549, DVD7540, DVD7550. NR. $27.88 each.</I>

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 14, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig, Nana Visitor. Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Surround 2.0 (English). 54 hours 31 minutes. 1992&ndash;1995. Paramount Home Video 056454, 05893, 05894. NR. $139.99 per season. </I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Mar 07, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French). Two discs. 109 minutes. 2003. Warner Home Video 27723. R. $29.95.</I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Feb 29, 2004  |  0 comments

<B><I>Raiders of the Lost Ark</I></B>
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<I>Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliot. 115 minutes. 1981. PG.</I>
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<I>Picture</I> ***
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<I>Sound</I> ** 1/2
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<I>Film</I> *** 1/2

Aimee Giron  |  Feb 22, 2004  |  First Published: Feb 23, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Aspect ratio: 4:3. Dolby Digital 5.1 (English). Two discs. Mute 92189. NR. $20.98.</I>

Thomas J. Norton  |  Feb 15, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Surround (English). Two discs. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 01209. NR. $29.95.</I>
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<I>Picture</I> **
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<I>Sound</I> ***
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<I>Film</I>** 1/2

Thomas J. Norton  |  Feb 08, 2004  |  First Published: Feb 09, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>A Mighty Wind</I>

Steven Stone  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, D.J. Qualls, Richard Jenkins, Tch&#233;cky Karyo, Bruce Greenwood, Alfre Woodard. Directed by Jon Amiel. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 (English, French). 134 minutes. 2003. Paramount Home Video 860233. PG-13. $29.99. </I>

 |  Jan 25, 2004  |  0 comments

<I>Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 2.0 (French subtitles). Four discs. 999 minutes. 1993. Warner Bros. Home Video 24629. NR. $59.98.</I>

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