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Big Kahuna (Widescreen) [Import]
Big Kahuna (Widescreen) [Import]
DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: CDN$ 11.11
15 used & new from CDN$ 6.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a Dekho (Watch), June 5 2003
I have watched this movie on VHS and the dialogues are truly brilliant.
The acting and also the editing (flow) of the movie is excellent.
It is thought provoking and shows that life is not about being judgemental and critical but living and helping others as best as you can - two people can be right in their own ways. We do not perceive things as they are, but as we are.
The moral conclusion of the movie is left to the viewer to decide.
All the three actors come out as very human.
THIS UNCONVENTIONAL MOVIE GOES TO SHOW THAT BRILLIANT FILMS CAN ALSO BE MADE WITH A SMALL BUDGET, HIGHLIGHTING ENDANGERED HUMAN VALUES AND NON-EXISTENCE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS.

Big Kahuna (Widescreen) [Import]
Big Kahuna (Widescreen) [Import]
DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: CDN$ 11.11
15 used & new from CDN$ 6.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a Dekho (Watch), June 5 2003
I have watched this movie on VHS and the dialogues are truly brilliant.
The acting and also the editing (flow) of the movie is excellent.
It is thought provoking and shows that life is not about being judgemental and critical but living and helping others as best as you can - two people can be right in their own ways. We do not perceive things as they are, but as we are.
The moral conclusion of the movie is left to the viewer to decide.
All the three actors come out as very human.
THIS UNCONVENTIONAL MOVIE GOES TO SHOW THAT BRILLIANT FILMS CAN ALSO BE MADE WITH A SMALL BUDGET, HIGHLIGHTING ENDANGERED HUMAN VALUES AND NON-EXISTENCE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS.

The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Robert De Niro
Price: CDN$ 17.98
24 used & new from CDN$ 17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Good News at last, Jan. 1 2003
Thanks Marty for the news that The Mission will be available on DVD in April.
I suggest that the studio should also include the audio soundtrack seperately apart from the movie in the DVD so as to enable the user to play only the audio tracks if required.
Is this a technical possibility, if it is then I think that the studio should go for it as an exceptional case and I bet movie buffs would not mind shelling out that little extra for it especially as the music of this movie is heavenly and has been nominated for the Oscar.

The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Robert De Niro
Price: CDN$ 17.98
24 used & new from CDN$ 17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reasons why "The Mission" should be on DVD., July 6 2002
1. CINEMATOGRAPHY (Cinematographer = Chris Menges)
1987 = Won OSCAR for best cinematography
1987 = Nominated for ASC Award for Outstanding achievement in
Cinematography in Theatrical releases.
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1986 = Nominated for Best Cinematography Award
1986 = Won LAFCA Award for Best Cinematography
2. DIRECTION (Director = Roland Joffe)
1987 = Nomianted for OSCAR for Best Director
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Direction
1986 = Won GOLDEN PALM for Direction
1986 = Won TECHNICAL GRAND PRIZE for Best Direction
1987 = Nominated for CESAR award for Best Foreign Film
1987 = Nominated for GOLDEN GLOBE Award for Best Director
3. BEST PICTURE (Producers = Fernando Ghia & David Puttnam)
1987 = Nominated for OSCAR for Best Picture
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Film
1987 = Won the DAVID Award for Best Producer - Foreign Film
1987 = Nominated for GOLDEN GLOBE Award for Best Pic - Drama.
4. MUSIC SCORE (Music Director = Ennio Morricone)
1987 = Nominated for OSCAR for Best Music, Original Score
1987 = Won BAFTA Film Award for Best Score
1987 = Won GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Original Score - Motion Pic.
5. 1987 = Nominated for OSCAR for Best Art Direction - Set
Decoration (Jack Stephens & Stuart Craig)
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
6. 1987 = Nominated for OSCAR for Best Costume Design (Enrico
Sabbatini)
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design
7. 1987 = Nominated for OSCAR for Best Film Editing (Jim Clark)
1987 = Nominated for EDDIE Award for Best Edited Feat Film
1987 = Won BAFTA Award for Best Editing
8. 1987 = Won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Ray
McAnally)
9. 1987 =Nominated for GOLDEN GLOBE Award for Best Performance
by an actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Jeremy Irons)
10. 1987 = Won GOLDEN GLOBE Award for Best Screenplay (Robert
Bolt)
1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Orig Screenplay
11. 1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Sound (Ian Fuller,
Bill Rowe and Clive Winter).
12. 1987 = Nominated for BAFTA Awardfor Best Special Visual
Effects (Peter Hutchinson)
1987 = Won BAFTA Film Award for Best Costume Design
Now, give me one good reason why a movie with such a fabulous DNA should not be on DVD so as to preserve it for posterity in our DVD collection to be viewed by our children.

The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Robert De Niro
Price: CDN$ 17.98
24 used & new from CDN$ 17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The Mission on DVD please, June 10 2002
Bet I am one of the many film buffs who are awaiting the release of this fantastic film on DVD.
The Mission is the Winner of the Palme D'Or and the Grand Prix De La Commission Superieure Technique at the Cannes Film Festival of 1986 (the year of its release). Its high time this movie is brought out on DVD.
Guess this was one of the most gruelling roles Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons have ever played - climbing those cliffs and through the muck of the rain forests.
Also a suggestion - IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ALSO INCLUDE THE MUSIC TRACKS OF THIS FILM IN THE SPECIAL FEATURES SECTION OF THE DVD. Music Director Ennio Morricone would agree with me on this.
Also since movie is based on a true story of the Guarani tribe, it would be enlightening if the special features could throw some light on the Gaurani tribe or the advent of the white man and Christianity in the rain forests of latin america.

Men Of Honor (Special Edition, Widescreen)
Men Of Honor (Special Edition, Widescreen)
DVD ~ Cuba Gooding Jr.
Offered by Mikani Collectables
Price: CDN$ 8.79
24 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Personification of Grit and Determination, May 25 2002
This movie is full of character. Cuba Gooding Jr has done justice (a very convincing performance indeed) to his role of a small town guy trying to defy all odds to be the first black in US naval history to be a master diver. Robert de Niro is superb as usual.
After all, If you will it - it is no dream. This is a story about shaping your destiny against all odds.
An excellent movie to show the kids, as movies with character are out of fashion these days and movies with a lot of special FX and sound effects but lacking substance are sadly the in thing. This movie proves that you do not need a big budget to make a great movie.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Widescreen/Full Screen)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 4.73
29 used & new from CDN$ 2.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Nicholson as a victim of the system, May 24 2002
This movie is full of great performances. Jack Nicholson gives his greatest performance. Also the roles enacted by Danny De Vito and especially Louise Fletcher are remarkable.
It is a story about how Nicholson gets caught up in the little world of Louise Fletcher's institution and thus ultimately pays the price of trying to break the rules.
It is a reflection of how society 'good-intentionally' breaks the one who does not fall in line and follow the herd.
Thus it has been with most great leaders like Christ who are broken down for not conforming when are alive and then worshiped when they are gone. It is a really bold movie.

The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Robert De Niro
Price: CDN$ 17.98
24 used & new from CDN$ 17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece, May 11 2002
What do you get when you add the direction of Roland Joffe with the explosive screen presence of De Niro and Jeremy Irons who play two Jesuits striving for a common goal but with different mindsets supported by stars like Aiden Quin and Leam Neeson. Mix it with a superb musical score of the haunting pan pipes by Ennio Morricone (music director of The God Bad and the Ugly, the man with the harmonica etc)- feast for the ears and the amazon rain forests (especially the fierce waterfalls) as the scenic backdrop to the re-enactment of a true story. In a nutshell the story deals with the politization of religion and also the transformation of De Niro from a self-seeking mercenary to a selfless jesuit. The transformation is complete in the scene when inspite being shot and on the verge of death, his thoughts and gaze are on Irons. Man, what a movie.
Just one question - why is this movie still not out on DVD inspite of being the winner of an international award.

Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire
DVD ~ Tom Cruise
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 21.98
56 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A very human movie, April 29 2002
This review is from: Jerry Maguire (DVD)
This movie is full of character. Can identify with Jerry as
a white collared guy. Also Cuba Gooding Jr is absolutely fantastic in this movie. One of his greatest performances.

Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith
VHS
6 used & new from CDN$ 12.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Please please get it on DVD, April 29 2002
This review is from: Leap of Faith (VHS Tape)
One of my favourite Steve Martin Movies. Why is it still not
on DVD.

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