RISING DAMP-THE MOVIE
After 4 very successful seasons and countless awards,
Rising Damp becomes a movie! This film premiered in 1980, two years after
it went off the air with all the original cast members came back except
Richard Beckinsale who sadly passed away before the film was made so a new
character was introduced to take place of Beckinsale. His name was Christopher
Strauli as John. The movie's plot was ideas from 8 episodes of the series
for Leonard Rossiter did not want to do anything new but to retell the story.
The new tenant in the building and vying for Miss Jones's affections was
none other than Denholm Elliott of Indiana Jones fame. The movie also received
awards for its comedy. It made back its 120,000 pound budget. This disc
also contains the original theatrical trailer and cast filmographies.
The movie was done on film. From a very good film print. The movie is 94 minutes long.
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.
Disc 1- 1. "Rising Damp-The Movie"-Movie-with Leonard Rossiter, Frances De La Tour, Denholm Elliott, Christopher Strauli and Don Warrington
Disc 1: Original Theatrical Trailer- (2:26)
Photo Gallery-25 pictures
Cast Filmographies- (Text Only)
I would recommend this movie if you are a fan of the show or British Comedy get the movie!
THE SWEENEY (2012)
"The Sweeney" is available for the first time on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo from EOne Home Video. As a British Action-Thriller, The Sweeney was a good fast paced drama, but if you are a fan of the original series like I am and have the entire series on DVD, this movie was not the Sweeney. It was the Sweeney in name and character names only! In the series, John Thaw played Regan as a roguish but likeable Cop, which is what, endeared him to fans of the show. In the movie, Ray Winstone plays Regan as a very unlikeable and just get the job done sort of Cop which you just can't come to feel any kind of support or sympathy for. Don't get me wrong, Winstone is a great actor but miscast in this film. The actor, Ben Drew, who plays his partner, Carter is out of his depth! Believe me, I'm not a prude, but the F-word was use like running water. A bit much! I have been an Anglophile for years and can understand Cockney slang to a point, but I had to turn on the Subtitles to totally understand what they were saying in some scenes! For me, if you are going to do a reboot or remake that is based on the original series, it make the film ten times better if someone from the original cast is in it even a cameo and not their original character, just as a tip of the hat, but as far as I can tell there is no one from the series in it at all. The only other thing linking the old with the new was the close to unrecognizable version of the original iconic theme music at the end credits. The extras are plenty on the set with audio commentary from director Nick Love and the producers of the film along with I would recommend this movie if only for the action aspect, but if you're a fan of the original and expecting anything from the series, you will be slightly disappointed!
The video quality is fantastic!
Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in 5.1 surround sound!
Disc 1- 1. "The Sweeney" (Blu Ray)-(2012)-with
Ray Winstone and Damien Lewis (112 mins)
Disc 1: Audio Commentary with the Director and Producers
Behind the Scenes of the Sweeney-(25:49)
Preparing the Sweeney-(15:05)
Shooting in Trafalgar Square-(15:18)
The New Regan & Carter-(04:19)
On the Shooting Range-(04:32)
Top Gear and Caravan Park-(08:34)
Animated Storyboard: Trafalgar Square (02:26)
Animated Storyboard: The Caravan Park (01:57)
Movies Made From A TV Series-Transformers
I have been a Transformers fan since it came on TV in 1984 as an animated series and went on to subsequent series and now a live action version has come out. You kind of cringe when they make a live action version of an Animated show but I was pleasantly surprised! I did not know that the concept of the film started as far back as 2002 and that Steven Spielberg was part of it from almost the beginning! Thanks to General Motors and the United States Military, the budget of the film was kept under 150 million dollars thanks a lot to CGI! The movie was also shot with an 83-day shooting schedule. Filming at the Hoover Dam was the first production to be shot there since 9/11. Starring in the film is Shia Le Beouf who is best known among other films as one of the stars of the "Even Stevens" TV Series, Megan Fox, Jon Voight and John Turturro also star. What is a nice touch is the inclusion of the original voice actor Peter Cullen as Opitmus Prime from the original series. Overall, I really enjoyed the film sans 2 bits of nitpick. First, there were a few scenes that were too busy and got be a little confusing at times and Second that the Transformers themselves were more supporting characters than the main focus, but I can see where they were going for human character development. The 2-disc set includes audio commentary from director Michael Bay with behind the scenes documentary and the history of the Transformers and much more.
The video quality is fantastic! The movie is shown in Widescreen.
Was originally recorded in DTS for the theaters. The movie is in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound on this set.
Disc 1- 1. Movie- (143 Minutes)-with Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight, John Turturro and Peter Cullen.
Disc 1: Audio Commentary with Director Michael Bay
Disc 2: Our World-Documentary of the film
The Story Sparks- (08:33)
Human Allies- (13:11)
I Fight Giant Robots- (13:59)
Play All- (49:19)
Their War-History of the Transformers and filming the
Rise of the Robots- (13:41)
Autobots Rollout- (20:00)
Deceptions Strike- (14:34)
Inside the Allspark- (16:59)
Play All- (1:05:12)
More Than Meets The Eye
From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack- (08:53)
Concepts-Artwork from the Movie- (02:12)
Trailers-Teaser and Theatrical Trailers- (06:37)
A great action-adventure film. Making 698 million dollars at the box office has insured the next Transformers movie will come out in 2009!
TRIPPING THE RIFT-THE MOVIE
I enjoyed the series of "Tripping the Rift" and when I heard there was a movie version coming out I was happy to hear it. The movie like the "Uncensored" versions of the TV episodes have the sexual innuendo and language that are free for the taking but there is no nudity in the film at all! The movie also gives nods to Young Frankenstein in the Black & White sequence, The Terminator and Desperate Housewives. The thin plot for the movie is about an upset princess being protected by the group from another group of clown assassins. Jenny McCarthy voices this time the sexual android "Six of Nine" for the movie. The original voice cast also returns. A funny film but felt like a few episodes were thrown together. A movie defiantly not for kids! The disc comes with a making of featurette about the movie and a trailer to the film.
The video quality is great! The performance is 75 minutes long. The movie is in Widescreen.
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also in 5.1 Dolby Surround sound.
Disc 1- 1. "Tripping the Rift-The Movie"
Disc 1: Captain's Log: The Making of Tripping the Rift-The
I would recommend this movie if you are a fan of the TV series!
I watched "Underdog-The Movie" with my family last night and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It was well done but surprisingly short at 82 minutes. The main difference between this film version and the cartoon series is that in the cartoon series Underdog and company were animals that were accepted in a human world. This movie shows that in a human world, dogs and animals are not accepted the same in our world. I know deep! Sorry, back to the movie. Shoeshine the dog was a rookie Police dog that quits and is picked up by a family and before that was in a lab where he was changed in a creature that has super powers that turn Shoeshine into Underdog. The movie has some good character actors and actresses and Voice Talent such as Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) as the voice of Underdog and Brad Garrett as the voice of Riff Raff with Human actors Jim Belushi and Patrick Warburton. This disc has a few bonus features such as Bloopers, deleted scenes, a music video and an episode from the original cartoon show.
The video is crystal clear and crisp. The movie is 82 minutes long.
Has 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Disc 1- 1. "Underdog-The Movie"-82 mins long.
Disc 1: Bloopers (01:37)
Sit, Stay, Act: Diary of a Dog Actor (05:52)
Underdog Raps: Music Video Performance by Kyle Massey (02:40)
Original Underdog Cartoon-Safe Waif (04:57)
A very good film for the entire family! Make it part of your collection!