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Beneath the Planet of the Apes on DVD

Talk about underground films…. Not every hit film demands a sequel. Sure, there’s been talk over the years about The Graduate 2, Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind, and Prettier Woman, but so far the filmmakers of many big hits … Continue reading

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes DVD

The Lawgiver’s final proclamation Though the box office returns for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes didn’t break any records, by this time Ape fandom was growing ever larger. Theaters all over the country were hosting Ape marathons, showing … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Remake/Re-animate When I went to see Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, I tried to do so without a chip on my shoulder, and I came away without being disappointed by what is a reasonably entertaining … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead DVD

Zombies in HD The back package copy on Anchor Bay’s new edition of Dawn of the Dead describes the new commentrak recorded for it “startling”, but what’s truly startling is their new High Definition transfer of the film itself. I’ve … Continue reading

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Behind the Planet of the Apes DVD

Next to the Tool Shed of the Apes To celebrate the 30th anniversary of , Fox and the American Movie Classics channel produced this feature length documentary, which covers the entire series of films – plus whatever Apes spin-offs followed … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The sequel to Next to Last Fantasy This isn’t the first all-CGI animated film. No, those are old digital hat and common as pixels in a bitmap these days. Plus, a lot of “live-action” films now contain a great deal … Continue reading

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes DVD

Beverly Hills chimps With the world apparently destroyed at the end of Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Oops! Um… spoiler!), no one thought it likely that there would be another sequel. The box office tally, however, disagreed with them. The … Continue reading

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Battlefield Earth

Psychlo-tronic First of all: yes, this film based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard is influenced by his famous cult Scientology. It stars, and was propelled into production, by its star, prominent Scientologist John Travolta, who probably wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Parasite DVD

Monsters unleeched They say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Demi Moore is an actress who has seen her share of lemons throughout her career. After all, this is the actress who saw the scripts for … Continue reading

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