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As much as I tried Terry... I just could not get into that movie! 
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Perhaps maybe a sticky review thread is in order. Certainly helps budding film watchers in making there selections according to there taste and interest.
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As much as I tried Terry... I just could not get into that movie! 


Yeah im one of those that think certain films from certain periods are now mostly dated.
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I don't mind the time period so much. I used to when I was younger... but not so much anymore. But I just found Gone with the Wind to be completely boring.
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I Love Lucy

The Complete Series
Fall in love again and again with the timeless comedy that entertains generation after generation. This special 34-disc DVD collection contains every hilarious episode of every classic season of I Love Lucy — from the Lost Pilot to the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour  shows. Join Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel for non-stop laughter as you savor every magical moment of the greatest sitcom of all time.

Extras:
This set is completely loaded with extras. The set contains all the discs from the season set releases. So there is all the extras released with the season sets Plus there is an extra bonus disc that was made for this Complete Series set.

Season Discs:
- Flubs
On every disc of the set that contains episodes they have this feature. The bulk of the episodes was recorded live in front of an audience. Because of this some mistakes made it to air. This feature points out many of these mistakes. It is a fun extra. One of my favorites... and one I felt I had to watch on every disc.
- Lost Scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Featurettes
- Original Series Opening
- Original Animated Sequences
- Script Excerpts
- Production Notes
- Lucy Radio Series: My Favorite Husband (Several Episodes)
- Guest Cast Info
- Promotional Spots
- Original Cast Commercials
- Desilu / Westinghouse Sponsor Presentation
- Audio Commentary on episode Lucy and Superman, Lucy does the Tango & Country Club Dance

Bonus Disc
- Colorized version of "Lucy Goes to Scotland"
pretty obvious what this is. They colorized an episode from season 5 for some reason
- I Love Lucy:  The Movie
In 1953 with the TV show being so successful, Desilu decided to create a theatrical movie by stitching together three episodes from the first season (The Benefit, Breaking the Lease, and The Ballet.)  Some extra material was filmed to join the episodes together and an intro was created. The movie was never released, since studio execs thought it would hurt the box office results of Lucy and Desi's film The Long, Long, Trailer, which was in release at the time.  Shelved, the movie was forgotten until it was discovered 50 year later.
- A three minute Kinetescope excerpt from The Ed Wynn show
The first time Desi and Lucy appeared on TV together was as guests on The Ed Wynn show  in 1949.
- Phillip Morris introduction to First Episode
The disc concludes with the Phillip Morris introduction, by John Stephenson on the set of the show, to the first episode of I Love Lucy.

My Thoughts:

The Packaging:
The first thing you notice about this set is how it is packaged. Which while it is a fun thing... you don't feel too confident that the disc themselves are safe the way they are stored. Being in a multiple disc cardboard envelope I worry about the possibility of the discs getting scratched. I really like the good hard outer box... but instead of those accordion style cardboard envelopes... I would of preferred something more like THINpak cases for the discs protection. No I haven't had any problems with these discs. But I do worry a bit and feel the need to be extra careful.

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The Show:
This sitcom really is a timeless classic. I absolutely loved the seasons 1-6. These were the original concept I Love Lucy half hour episodes. There was many... many episodes that I literally laughed out loud watching. To many great, hilarious moments to even attempt to list here. Though I will mention one of my favorite episodes being where Superman comes to Little Ricky's Birthday Party.

When the show went to hour length and named changed to the Lucy Desi Comedy Hour I felt  it went a bit downhill. I don't really feel that it could handle the hour long format as well as it did the half hour format. Sure I still enjoyed it. But it just seemed to lose some of the charm it had in the half hour version.

One thing this series became famous for is getting big named guest stars... most the time playing themselves. Some of the big names that showed up in this series includes....

- William Holden
- Eve Arden
- Ross Elliott
- Cornel Wilde
- Rock Hudson
- Harpo Marx
- Richard Widmark
- John Wayne
- Charles Boyer
- Bob Hope
- Orson Wells
- Claude Atkins
- George Reeves
- Cesar Romero
- Betty Grable
- Danny Thomas
- Red Skelton
- Milton Berle
- Ernie Kovacs

Half of these people I never heard of before myself.. but they seemed to be big in their time. Between the 2 versions of the series there is 194 episodes in this set to enjoy. Not to mention the tons of extras listed above. This set is definitely a lot of bang for the buck!

Final Thoughts:

Over-all this is an excellent release for a great classic sitcom. I bought this series back in May of 2009... as I bought it as an early birthday present to myself. It took me till today to finish watching all the episodes. And there is still a ton of extras I still have to watch. The quality of the episodes looks great. though a couple of the extra I looked at could have used some more cleaning up. But this is a set I definitely would recommend if you were a fan of this series.

My Rating: 4.5/5
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It's a nice looking box. But im unsure about how good the storage is for the DVD's. Might be worth buying some other DVD cases for them and use the box as a display item.
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Yeah... not really happy the way they are held. I have a couple sets like it. Like... I have the Brady Bunch set that is stored the same way.
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Title: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Year: 2007
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Rating: PG
Length: 125 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Commentary

Stars:
Nicolas Cage
Justin Bartha
Diane Kruger
Jon Voight
Helen Mirren
Ed Harris

Plot:
Join Nicolas Cage on a heart-pounding adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat in a race to find the Lost City of Gold. Grounded in history, imbued with myth and mystery, Disney's National Treasure: Book Of Secrets takes you on a globe-trotting quest full of adrenaline-pumping twists and turns — all leading to the final clue in a mysterious and highly guarded book containing centuries of secrets. But there's only one way to find it — Ben Gates must kidnap the President. Packed with fast-paced action and crackling humor, National Treasure: Book Of Secrets is a movie your entire family will want to rediscover again and again.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Bonus Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
A year or so ago I saw the first part on cable... and enjoyed it. This is the first time I ever seen part 2. And I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one. It is very entertaining. I like how they put together all the clues and puzzles. I also enjoyed the entire main cast... thought they all did a good job. Now I just need to get part 1 in my collection and I will be all set.

My Rating: 4/5
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Title: BMX Bandits
Year: 1983
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Rating: PG
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
David Argue
John Ley
Nicole Kidman
Angelo D'Angelo
James Lugton
Bryan Marshall

Plot:
Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
When I found out my friend was sending me this movie in a box of DVDs I was pretty excited. Not only because it is an early role of Nicole Kidman of who I really enjoy. But also because when I was a teen I was big into riding my BMX bike all over town with my friends. Of course not to the extent of these kids.. but it still brought back some fond memories.

As soon as I pop it in the first thing I noticed is that the DVD itself is a bit lacking. No extras on the disc what so ever. When you pop in the disc you only have 2 options... Play Movie and Scene Selection. Then I started the movie... and the quality... while not terrible... I mean it is watchable... but it it did feel like I was watching a fairly old VHS copy of the movie. I imagine they just used an old VHS master to make this release.

The movie itself was entertaining... I enjoyed it. I found it to just be a fun movie. The kids were great on the bikes... makes me wonder how much was actually them riding. I be especially interested in how much of the actual bike riding Nicole Kidman actually did. Of course most the trick riding was shot from the back or close up shots of the bike itself.. so I imagine not so much of it was actually them.

I just wish this movie got a better DVD release then what it did.

My Rating: 3.5/5
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Severin Films is releasing BMX Bandits on both DVD and Blu-ray soon. And of course in it's original 2.35:1 ratio.
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Young Adam (2003)



Set in 1950's Scotland Young Adam tells the story of Joe a sex obsessed drifter. He finds work on a barge and while on route between Glasgow and Edinburgh discovers the body of a women on the river Clyde. A slow burning atmospheric drama that unravels the consequence's of deceit as he begins an affair with the barge man's wife and his connection to the drowned women unfolds.

Young Adam while well cast and acted seems to suffocate under the weight of it's own subject matter despite being a responsible 94 minutes in length. Perhaps it was that that mislead me and i never appreciated how much patience i would have to give this film to work on me.

Certainly will be giving this a second watch then and perhaps will have higher praise for this in the future. From my first viewing though i can only credit this with 3.5/5
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I like your new Avatar, It's Sean Connery from "Zardoz" right.

(I always liked the Scottish sense of humor. )

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Certainly will be giving this a second watch then and perhaps will have higher praise for this in the future. From my first viewing though i can only credit this with 3.5/5


I just got done watching this too. I thought this film was okay but nothing spectacular.

Normally if there are commentaries I listen to them after watching the film. My version has two commentaries and I only got part way through the first. I just couldn't watch the movie again.

Maybe, like you, I need to take some time before watching it again in order to appreciate it more. My problem is that when I feel that way about a movie, I seldom go back to it.
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I like your new Avatar, It's Sean Connery from "Zardoz" right.

(I always liked the Scottish sense of humor. )

Rory


There's no greater statement of awesomeness than Sean Connery in hooker boots 

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Young Adam (2003)

Certainly will be giving this a second watch then and perhaps will have higher praise for this in the future. From my first viewing though i can only credit this with 3.5/5


I just got done watching this too. I thought this film was okay but nothing spectacular.

Normally if there are commentaries I listen to them after watching the film. My version has two commentaries and I only got part way through the first. I just couldn't watch the movie again.

Maybe, like you, I need to take some time before watching it again in order to appreciate it more. My problem is that when I feel that way about a movie, I seldom go back to it.


I have the R2 release which comes with one feature commentary with Tilda Swinton, David Mackenzie, Colin Monie and Laurence Dorman. There's also a making of cast and crew biographies narration with Ewan McGregor (which sounds intresting) and the soundtrack and trailer.
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@FilmAlba

I like your new Avatar, It's Sean Connery from "Zardoz" right.

(I always liked the Scottish sense of humor. )

Rory


There's no greater statement of awesomeness than Sean Connery in hooker boots 



Looks like Borat to me.     
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