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Fix: The Ministry Movie [Import]
Fix: The Ministry Movie [Import]
Price: CDN$ 27.02
16 used & new from CDN$ 20.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Wait, May 6 2012
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After hearing about this 2 years ago, I was psyched to watch a Ministry biography. It finally came out this spring, and after pre-ordering and watching this movie immediately after receiving it, I must say I was somewhat disappointed. Some of the back stage footage was previously available on the Sphinctour Live Concert DVD,(which is highly recommended, btw) which isn't cool. This movie does not attempt to chronicle Al Jourgensen's life, nor does it tell the story of Ministry. For the most part, it is back stage footage, as well as some decent interview scenes from the likes of Trent Reznor, Lemmy and a somewhat (extremely) disturbed Jesus Lizard front man David Yow.

Also included in the dvd package is a brand new recording from ex-Ministry bass player, programmer (and 2nd in command) Paul Barker, which makes absolutely no sense, as he left the band in 2003. I can't tell you how good or bad this cd is, because I haven't listened to it yet, and may never, as I am so indifferent to it.

I had high expectations for this movie and am left wanting more. More of Al's story and also more fidelity.
I should mention that this dvd was produced on a low budget, and doesn't look or sound very good at all. I think it only has a 2.0 Soundtrack, and it sounded pretty bad the first time around. As for the video, as you can imagine, a lot of b & w and poor quality video footage.

All is all this is a missed opportunity for a great Ministry bio-pic that could have been, and that the hardcore fans deserved.

Brazil (Criterion Collection) (3-Disc Box Set)
Brazil (Criterion Collection) (3-Disc Box Set)
DVD ~ Jonathan Pryce
Price: CDN$ 62.99
26 used & new from CDN$ 37.31

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film of '85, Oct. 2 2006
Brazil is a masterpiece of cinematic brilliance, and arguably Terry Gilliam's best film. I loved this movie when I first saw it in 1985 and still do today, having just purchased the newly released 3 disc HD Criterion edition. This is one of the best sci-fi's ever shot, reminiscent of 1984 but with a comedic slant. The visuals are fantastic and bizarre, thus the oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. Terry and company also won for best screenplay. This movie is one of a kind, though that can be said for most of Gilliam's work. The plot follows one Sam Lowry, a government employee, through his quest to find justice for a man wrongly accused of a crime due to a typographical error on a government form. Some of it won't make sense right away, but be patient. Whatever you do, do not rent or buy the abbreviated 94 minute version.

The full version clocks in at 142 minutes and is

thoroughly enjoyable. A true visionary made this film and it needs to be seen by any open-minded movie buff.

Christ Illusion
Christ Illusion
Offered by Rainy Day Games
Price: CDN$ 10.99
19 used & new from CDN$ 6.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Enter Lombardo, Aug. 16 2006
This review is from: Christ Illusion (Audio CD)
This is hands down the best Slayer offering since Lombardo left. A very strong effort, some fast ones too. Only a couple weak tracks, unlike God Hates Us All, which was mostly weak. I'm giving it a 5 not because it's as good as Reign In Blood, but because for this day and age, it's awesome! The best album released this year, it blows away Tool's 10,000 Days, which was very disappointing. Dave was sorrily missed while he was away. Long Live Slayer!

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