Movies I bought on DVD in June 2011by hansbearnl | created - 11 Jun 2011 | updated - 05 Oct 2011 | Public
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1. Fire & Ice (2008 TV Movie)
84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Ruled by King Augustin, Carpia is a peaceful kingdom in a world inhabited by dragons and knights. The land's serenity is unexpectedly shattered by a Fire Dragon that spreads almighty fear and death amongst the kingdom's innocent people.
Extremely boring. Remarks about "Robin Hoods" make this movie to a joke. Are these supposed to be dragons or flying fishes? The only good thing: costume design.
2. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,804 | Gross: $3.40M
The musical has a bit more plot than the others with Judy Garland. Still it lacks some good evergreens to make it one of your favorite musicals. Had the potential of a good comedy. Not bad though, enjoyable. Maybe something to watch with Christmas
3. Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Hamilan, a cruel and ambitious general, murders his king and places himself on the throne with the former king's evil niece as his queen. He then wages war against his peaceful neighbors, ... See full summary »
Definately one of the more boring movies from the Italian B-movie years
4. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »
Fun story, great way to get to know Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner and a few others who began their way to stardom with that movie.
5. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »
Musical that brings back the old days, great costumes, and is a real time-piece. While the USA was not yet involved in World War II, the Americans tried to forget what was going on worldwide, by going en masse to the theater, to wake up in horror soon that same year with the attack on Pearl Harbour.
6. The Street with No Name (1948)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.
Film noir, great work, exitement building up slowly towards the end.
7. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.
Votes: 4,961 | Gross: $34.34M
Hilarious, funny, great music. Love it!
8. Golden Earrings (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, War
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »
Votes: 848 | Gross: $7.00M
Though definately not Marlene's best role, Ray Milland is playing one of his best.
9. Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)
G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.
Though not of high standards, not really bad too. Some parts are nice, some are good, and some should have been cut out, but overall a movie of reasonable quality
10. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
Votes: 195,736 | Gross: $57.76M
Had seen the movie in the cinema. Now I saw it again on DVD and I rated it higher. Like the visual effects, costumes, design, plot. The spoken word only are sometimes ridiculous.... which keeps me from giving it 10 points...
11. The Gang's All Here (1943)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.
Simply a feel good movie. Sign of the times (wartime, promotion for buying warbonds), great music, simple story. Need to forget your troubles? Watch this!
12. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Approved | 108 min | Drama
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
One of the first Nicklebies, and it is a worthy one. Love Nicholas, but also Smike is great. In all these years though I have never understood Nicholas's mother. But that's not the fault of the actress, it is something I would have loved the author of the book. :-)
13. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 TV Movie)
47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy.
Obviously were the 60-ies the years of bodybuilders in film. The stories didn't need to stay close to the original scripts, monsters were to laugh about, and maidens in distress were mostly ugly, or at least stupid, not to mention the villans who were bodybuilders without brains. The good thing about this movie is that it doesn't take to long, so you can watch it till the end, but to say that you have much pleasure in watching it? no.
14. Dracula (1931)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
Finally got to see the first official Dracula movie. Great. Even when you are used to visual effects and a lof of show in the latest version of Dracula, it is breath-taking to see this one. Hope to see the Spanish version sometime made at the same time at the same studios!
15. Venus Boyz (2002)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to transgendered worlds, where women become men - ... See full summary »
Votes: 393 | Gross: $0.02M
Maybe it is prejudism.... but I prefer Drag Queens, that's show. Drag Kings (women who dress as men and put up a show look for 99% as kids playing games, and even after this documentary I can hardly take any of them serious. One of the only few DVD's I bought that I regret buying.
16. Frankenstein (1931)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Votes: 54,098 | Gross: $12.00M
Oviously, Universal studio's made both Dracula and Frankenstein in the same year. Would be interesting to know which came first. Frankenstein has less silence than Dracula and is therefore more entertaining. Both are masterpieces, even for today's standards. But I tend to value Frankenstein more than Dracula.
17. Lilies - Les feluettes (1996)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
1952: Bishop Bilodeau visits a québécois prison to hear the confession of a boyhood friend jailed for murder 40 years ago. The inmates force the prelate to watch a play depicting what ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $0.22M
One of the best movies I have seen. For a long time I haven't seen such excellent acting, especially by men. So glad I bought it, will watch it over and over again.
18. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.
Votes: 107,219 | Gross: $7.63M
Almost at the end I rembered I had seen the movie before :-) Nevertheless, it was and is a great movie. Rarely they make such simple thrillers again!!
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action, when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
Votes: 364,554 | Gross: $317.10M
Oh boy, what a dissapointment at the end when an UFO appeared! Not to mention the fact that I do not believe in UFO's or alien abductions (which seems to take place in the USA only anyway), but it took all the adventure away from the adventurous Jones... :-(
20. The Flintstones (1960–1966)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.
I watched all episodes of season 4. For me the Flintstones Hillibillies, Ladie's night at the lodge & Operation switchover were some of the best.
21. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997)
Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
A cute, openly gay latin boy's hormones go into overdrive when his hunky cousin (Angel) arrives for an extended stay. The two explore the young and sometimes dangerous gay scene in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 271 | Gross: $0.10M
At times it feels like watching an amateur movie, at other moments the film is quite entertaining. Just ok I would say.