James Quirk

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (8 of 9)
Location: Pennsylvania United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 556,604 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 9
This Island Earth <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeff Morrow
This Island Earth DVD ~ Jeff Morrow
4.0 out of 5 stars "They're pulling us up!", March 13 2004
About a year ago when suddenly there were no copies of this available through the retail market, I took notice of the incredibly high asking prices that some individual online sellers wanted. I knew there was no way I would spend big bucks for something that was originally worth a lot less. Then I happened to find a brand new copy of the DVD in a local record store. I bought it cheap, never opened it and sold it on the Internet for a huge profit. I believed a lot of the reviewers on Amazon that the DVD transfer of"This Island Earth" was nothing to write home about so had no problem with making a little money on it. The problem is, where is a re-release of this film from Universal… Read more
The Phantom of the Opera [1925] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lon Chaney
There's a couple reviews on here that slam Image Entertainment for its DVD presentation of this Lon Chaney classic, particularly a harsh review entitled "I hate this Image DVD." I believe the reviewers who gave it a thumbs down must actually be the producers of inferior DVD/VHSeditions because the special collector's version I now own is spectacuar. Allow me to rebut the negative criticisms.1. I like the tints. Ths IS the way the movie was originally exhibited and it certainly enhances the film.2. The Thibaudoux score doesn't stop at all like some reviewers would make you believe. It is continuous throughtout the film and most deinitely increases the suspense. It's a wonderful… Read more
Old Dark House (1932) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Boris Karloff
Old Dark House (1932) [Import] DVD ~ Boris Karloff
5.0 out of 5 stars grrrrrrrrr..., Dec 17 2002
Boris Karloff's initial scene in this classic of the macabre lets you know immediately that he won't be talking much ... he opens the front door of the old dark house in answer to the knocking of some stranded travelers and grunts in an animal-like tone. This is only the beginning of what turns out to be a really strange night for five people seeking shelter from a massive storm. In addition to Karloff - who plays Morgan, the butler who goes a little mad when drinking, the other strange denizns of the Femm household include Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Elspeth "John" Dudgeon and Brember Wills as the maniacal Saul Femm.The first time I saw this film on television, I enjoyed t… Read more