Jonathon Turner

"Jon Turner"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 54% (7 of 13)
Location: Highland Park, NJ USA
Birthday: April 2
In My Own Words:
Actually, Lisa Weaver is my co-mom's name. I am Jon Turner, the one responsible for the reviews you see listed here. I have always dreamed about being a filmmaker, and I grew up watching Disney movies. I still like them along with Anime, as well as live-action films. While some reviews that I see tend to be overly one-sided, mine are as fair and open as possible.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 497,929 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 13
Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water: Collection 2 (6 dvds &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Noriko Hidaka
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hot on the heels of their first 5-DVD+2-CD Collection edition of NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER, ADV Films releases the second "collector's" installment of the franchise, in a 6-DVD+2-CD package. However, while NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER COLLECTION 1 was brilliant -- featuring the best episodes of the show -- I'm afraid that COLLECTION 2 is weaker by comparison. Although the package DOES include some more must-see treasures, it also houses a very strange mixture of mediocre to awful episodes and a totally useless, unnecessary movie.
You see, NADIA was originally intended to be a 26-part TV series, but because the show was so popular in Japan, backing distributor NHK… Read more
Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water: Collection 1 (5 dvds &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Noriko Hidaka
Combining elements of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA with Hayao Miyazaki's CASTLE IN THE SKY, this 39-part TV Anime series (which had originally been conceived, interestingly, by the man himself but produced by GAINAX) has proven to be a popular favorite with millions of fans since its initial 1990-1991 broadcast in Japan. In particular, Nadia, one of the most interesting (and occasionally annoying) characters ever to be realized, has shown up on the Japanese Animage polls as favorite Anime heroine, dethroning Miyazaki's NAUSICAA. Despite having an impressive fan base, NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER has had little exposure to U.S. audiences, but ADV Films has recently… Read more
My Neighbour Totoro <b>DVD</b> ~ Hitoshi Takagi
My Neighbour Totoro DVD ~ Hitoshi Takagi
Given that I've already given a rave review of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO for the recently released FOX DVD version, I won't be going too much into detail about the film on this page. However, I will say that the only thing which will be missing from Disney's long-delayed but finally evitable DVD release will be the dated yet extremely well-done English version by Streamline Pictures. Although that dub is hailed, even by longtime Carl Mecak deriders, as an excellent dub (and I agree wholeheartedly), its sound quality was sadly mono, and not as strong as the recent Disney dubs have been. On that level, it might be nice to grab the FOX release as well.
That said, I'm still willing to give… Read more