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Sinbad and the Minotaur
Sinbad and the Minotaur
Offered by Warehouse105
Price: CDN$ 17.78
5 used & new from CDN$ 12.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Second worst Sinbad movie ever, Aug. 28 2013
This review is from: Sinbad and the Minotaur (DVD)
in early days, Sinbad movies were about, friendship, Honor and devotione to your crew mate. I was disgusted at this punkish version of the sailor's adventures. The sleeve is promising and Arabian night fans were waiting for such a full lenght movie, Rapidly, the muscle-bound center characther shows that he is far from being at par with my expectation. The main actor is no Guy Williams or Douglas Fairbanks... but I do not think he was casted to be such. A too-tough-to*my-taste Sinbad is too far from the original, to get the older fans to adapt in 180 minutes. Then again, the film was probablt meant to re-invent the concept and create a NEW action hero. Way too graphic is terms of violence, it was meant for another public than the father and son crowd. The scene were the heroin is led to "talk/spill the beans" in gruesome. On the good side, effects are decent and main actress is gorgeous.

Some old classics can be modernized with a lot of success. In this case, producers have deprived the Franchise of his true essence. By the way, the worst Sinbad movie ever... is the one with Lou Ferrigno

Bowanga Bowanga/the Wild Women
Bowanga Bowanga/the Wild Women
DVD ~ Jean Hawkshaw
Price: CDN$ 12.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fun, Fun in the jungle... kind of, Aug. 7 2013
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In this SWV you are served a triple dose of classic jungle adventure. You get 2 movies which too laid back to be taken seriously and one "save the Damsel" flick.

In Bowanga and Wild Woman, you get the feeling that everyone in the jungle are allowed to wear the latest swinsuit style from Macy's. Perfect makeup are also the norm in the Wild !!! One is set in Africa (with Wilderness scens so obviusly filmed seperatly and edited later) and the other one (Wild Woman) takes place in a Polynesian settings. it is a couple of Frankie Avalon songs short a beach movie. Numerous rituals dances scenes (not meant to be funny, but are totally hilarious) are simply added to show gorgeous woman shaking there assets in designer swimsuits. These are simple feel good movies to be shown on Saturday mornings. There are scenarios ands plots, but they are meaningless.

Vigin savrifice is a usual save the damsel, before the native make their latest sacrifice to their god. Closer to a Jungle Jim movie than the 2 other, this one sports a snene of partial nudity and is more of an serious action flick. Very generic, but entertaining.

SWV includes a short story in this set. A very old silent nudie cutie set up in the jungle. A real relic, if nothing more.

SWV did what is expected from them. A well packed DVD of quality oldies

Triple Feature: Rent-A-Girl / Aroused / Help Wanted Female
Triple Feature: Rent-A-Girl / Aroused / Help Wanted Female
DVD ~ Janine Lenon
Price: CDN$ 12.99
11 used & new from CDN$ 8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decadent Sexploitation relics, witness of the past !!!, July 1 2013
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You get a triple offering of yesteryears sexploitation. Extras are limited to a bondage type of movie. Really unusually borimg for an SWV filler.

AROUSED is a real movie. There are a tons of those sexually spiced up "Jack the Ripper" or "Boston strangler" films made in the very early 70s. This offering is a good ezample. Almost Grindhouse style, this somewhat kinky flick can be watched like a real film. Acting is decent and the story-telling carries you to the end, even if the flick is only a excuse to show skin. Kind of good...

The two other films are a stack of multiple nudity scenes with a plot barely thick enough to hold everything together. lots of photo shoots, a long game of Strip billard, lots of dancing and some whipping. All done in various states of nudity. Elegant gowns and polyester pamties are making thiese two flicks semi-classy..... You have to set your brain of the 60s wavelenght to really appreciate these two, unless you are a woman worshipper.

Human nature slowly evolves !

Good relics for ladies lovers... SWV does it again, but falls a bit short.

10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix [Import]
10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix [Import]
DVD ~ DVD
Price: CDN$ 9.83
28 used & new from CDN$ 2.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners, Dancing purist could disagree... but still a 4.5 stars, June 27 2013
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If you think you have no latino beat or that Mambo is only for skinny tall brunettes with boobs bulging out of their skimpy outfit ....... Think again, this DVD will prove you wrong.

Beginners will love this one. The same 10 - 15 dance steps and arm movements are repeated often in various sequences, so it makes them easy to master and hard to forget. The workouts are demanding but not difficult. They make the most out of the 10 minutes without having you give up due to complexity. Heart Pump ... yes, but not Heart attack. Mix this DVD with 1 or 2 others from the serie and you can have yourself a good workout every day.

Issues : Workout names are misleading. Tango Tone has nothing to do with Tango dancing. The Chacha one is more Merengue and Mambo than Cha Cha Cha. Mrtrngur groove fips rapifly into Mambo. It could be annoying for some. You also hear the trainer voice more than the music. But that is matter of taste.

The trainer is not your typical short skirt Latin dancer girl. She is wears conservative clothes and is not underweight (strong legs !!!!). Guess what, SHE LOOKS HEALTHY and has a PHYSIQUE THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED. Very refreshing and encouraging.

Cannot give it a five (boring music), but a solid 4 stars. "I only have 10 minutes" will turn into "let's do another 10".

Grindhouse Double Feature: Moon of The Wolf (1974) / Honeymoon of Horror (1964)
Grindhouse Double Feature: Moon of The Wolf (1974) / Honeymoon of Horror (1964)
DVD ~ David Janssen
Price: CDN$ 6.98
13 used & new from CDN$ 4.34

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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT GRINDHOUSE, but two "Whodunit" average films., June 26 2013
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Again the word Grindhouse has been mis-used. Those 2 movies are netither violent, sexually explicit or focusing on male stereotypes (maybe). Filmed 10 years apart, they have nothing in common, besides they are serial killers flicks.

"... of the wolf" is a southern states/rednecks film with a definite "Monday night presentation" feel to it. The Werewolf overtone turns it into a very mild horror film. You cannot wait for it to end, but you cannot fast forward it. Acting crew is OK and casting is generic. Cool clean "look for the killer" movie with an Alabama smell.

"Honeymoon..." is no better. A good opening punch line is the only high light to it. Like in the other film, you are led to believe that so-and-si is the killer only to discover that someone else did the deed. The character in this one are very painted by numbers. One of the serious actor probably thinks that he is the next Peter Cushing. Boring....

Movies are charming misleading and ... weak. But you are only paying around $7.00.

10-Minute Solution: 10-Minute Workouts to Shape Up Your Whole Body
10-Minute Solution: 10-Minute Workouts to Shape Up Your Whole Body

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense in many ways... recommanded, June 21 2013
THis five times 10 minutes workout DVD is the total package. The 5 totally different workouts will get you to train every day as it will fit your every mood. You may find that they are to fast to follow, but you need to nake the most out of your 10 minutes. You will feel great ater the 600 seconds of intensity. When used with other "10 minutes" DVD (some sold as low as $9.00), you will get enough (2 or 3 DVD will suffice) workouts to keep everything fresh and keep you interrested.

3 Film Hammer Horror Set [Import]
3 Film Hammer Horror Set [Import]
Price: CDN$ 16.16
27 used & new from CDN$ 8.92

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3.0 out of 5 stars Total is better than the parts, June 20 2013
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Three lesser seen outtings from Hammer. A great value..... but not really a great deal. The lack of any extras is hurting the set. The 3 movies are quite different in quality and taste.

Prince of darlness : the legand states that Christopher lee was such an expensive commodity that they reduced his screen time to save money. He barely shows his fangs for 15 minutes during the film. Luckily, it gives the rest of the actors time to show their talent. A good classic Dracula story well delivered. As Victorian as the queen.. get a tea, relax and watch.

Frankenstein created Woman : Critics will say that it is the best one on the franchise. It is fabulous. it is not scary and more Sci-fi than horror. Peter Cushing is at ease in this misunderstood scientist role. The rest of the cast (with the exception of the pretty lady monster and Frankenstein's helper) is pale in comparison to main actor. A great story that flows lie a river in northern England. No gore or scary stuff on this one, it is almost theatrical.

7 golden vampires : In the later part of the early 70s, Monster movies were on life support, nudie cuties were on their way out, but Bruce Lee induced Kung Fu movies were IN. So let's do Vampire movie in Asia with some clothes-ripping scenes Chinese style. It is one of the worst glicks done by Hammer. Peter Cushing is almost ridicule and his great talent cannot save this disaster. The Kung Fu fighting scenes are endlsss. It actually feels more like a Dungeon and Dragons bad scenario. you have to see it once... I guess.

Could have ben a good set, but the absence of extras and the so-so packaging will not allow me to rate it higher than 3 stars.

Elvira's Movie Macabre - Lady Frankenstein / Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
Elvira's Movie Macabre - Lady Frankenstein / Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
DVD ~ Elvira
Price: CDN$ 14.99
22 used & new from CDN$ 6.64

4.0 out of 5 stars B-Movie heaven.... good match of movies., May 29 2013
Every time you have a spinoff or one of those Mythic characther meeting movie, you have to accept some inevitable anachornism or unlikely coincidences. With that and Elvira in mind, you can safely buy this one. Beware that both flicks are avalaible on multi-disk boxset for a beter price... but you would miss Elvira cleavage !!!

Jesse James is almost funny, but so pleasant to watch. Not scary or gross, it is just a classic monster movie that let itself watched and not compared or analysed. Uyou wil lguess the ending even before you go for your 1st bathromm trip. loved it...

"Lady..." is a pale imitation of Hammer production outing. Somewhat more sexual than the Peter Cushing stuff, it is a prime ezample of the early 70s nudity spiced (a little) monster spinoff. The sets are very nice and the main actress is to die for (some people will just do that...), but the whole ensemble tastes like the day-before leftovers. Good, but not the same !!! HAmmer prod. fans will be charmed and dissapointed.

If you want to avoid the 20+ ,ovie package and thaks to Elvira, this one is OK for the $15.00 Amazon is asking for. 3.75 stars ? Nah, 4 stars.

Eegah
Eegah
DVD ~ Arch Hall Jr.
Price: CDN$ 6.98
21 used & new from CDN$ 3.72

1.0 out of 5 stars Worst beach movie ever... and the SCI-FI portion only makes it worse, May 23 2013
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This review is from: Eegah (DVD)
When you slip such a DVD in your hardware, you only hope to turn off your brain and get a sunshine story told to you for about 90 minutes. This will not do the job, it is a real calamity.

Besides the look of the main actresse, there is nothing acceptable in this film. Plot has holes big enugh to drive a truck through them. The songs are nearly impossible to skip after a dozen bars. The monster shaving scene should have been cut in the editing. How the monster remains shaved is Weird or what ? After ' an hour, you will not care aout the predictable ending coming up The only good part is the dune buggy driving scene. Enough said, even the B-Movie bum has his limits !!!!!

It is available on boxset, it is the only senseless wat ro acquire this one.

Eegah (1962)  (UK PAL Region 0)
Eegah (1962) (UK PAL Region 0)
DVD ~ Arch Hall
Price: CDN$ 6.99
9 used & new from CDN$ 3.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Worst beach movie ever... and the SCI-FI portion only makes it worse, May 23 2013
When you slip such a DVD in your hardware, you only hope to turn off your brain and get a sunshine story told to you for about 90 minutes. This will not do the job, it is a real calamity.

Besides the look of the main actresse, there is nothing acceptable in this film. Plot has holes big enugh to drive a truck through them. The songs are nearly impossible to skip after a dozen bars. The monster shaving scene should have been cut in the editing. How the monster remains shaved is Weird or what ? After ' an hour, you will not care aout the predictable ending coming up The only good part is the dune buggy driving scene. Enough said, even the B-Movie bum has his limits !!!!!

It is available on boxset, it is the only senseless wat ro acquire this one.

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