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Tuesday, 06 August 2002 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close();  studio: New Line Home Entertainment MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Ian Holm, Sean Astin release year: 2001 film rating: Five Stars sound/picture: Four-and-Half-Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein The word “classic” is thrown around far too often in reviews, but it’s hard to avoid in discussing either J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy of novels about his imaginary world of Middle Earth, collectively known as “The Lord of the Rings,” or the film version that director Peter Jackson has made of the first volume, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” This is epic fantasy so fully realized that most viewers will spend much of the film half-ready to rise out of seats and step into the realm on the screen, as it seems to exist as a real place. “Classic” can now also be applied to this first DVD edition of the film, which arrives with breathtakingly beautiful imagery and magnificent sound.
Tuesday, 06 August 2002 |  Written by Tara O'Shea  | 
title: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (Director's Edition) function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> MPAA rating: PG starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley release year: 1982 film rating: Five Stars sound/picture: Four Stars reviewed by: Tara O'Shea "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is the movie which truly launched the franchise. Do not be fooled by the fact that it is a sequel to the dismal "Star Trek; The Motion Picture." There would have been no film franchise, no “Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager” or “Enterprise” had this film not only captured the minds and hearts of die-hard fans of the original series, but also proved to Paramount that mainstream audiences would flock to a well-made character-driven science fiction film even if they'd never seen the 1960s TV series.
Tuesday, 28 May 2002 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Warner Home Video MPAA rating: PG starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith release year: 2001 film rating: Four Stars sound/picture: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" is one of those movies that (assuming you liked it the first time) actually improves on repeat viewing. Revisiting Hogwarts, that renowned English academy for young wizards and witches in training, turns out to be even more enchanting the second time around.
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Strange Days function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video MPAA rating: R starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore release year: 1995 film rating: Five Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Once in awhile, something comes along to make a reviewer here at Audio Revolution completely lose all objectivity. My audiophile friends who have seen the home version of ‘Strange Days’ agree that, in terms of sound, it may be the single best film DVD released so far. The mix is generally dazzling, combining ambient noise, dialogue and pounding music (characters are often shouting over grunge-rock acts in clubs). However, what makes the audio in ‘Strange Days’ so special are nine separate sequences in which sound travels through the speaker system to mimic the level changes that occur in normal human hearing as the head turns, creating point-of-view for the ears as well as the eyes.
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Legend: Ultimate Edition function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Universal Studios Home Video MPAA rating: PG starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennen, Alice Playten release year: 1986 film rating: Four Stars sound/picture: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein If you haven’t seen it in awhile (or at all), even if you’re familiar with director Ridley Scott’s reputation, you may be blown away by the sheer flabbergasting physical beauty of his 1986 fantasy "Legend."
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