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Young and Innocent, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Young and Innocent
Year: 1937
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rating: NR
Length: 82 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: N/A

Nova Pilbeam
Derrick De Marney
Percy Marmont
Edward Rigby
Mary Clare
John Longden

A writer accused of murdering his girlfriend escapes police custody with a young woman in tow and the two fugitives attempt to find the real killer to prove the man's innocence.

Scene Access

My Thoughts:
This is another movie I got in the Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins set. This one turned out to be an enjoyable movie as well. It is a nice little murder mystery with a bit of comedy and romance thrown in for good measures. I do think the mystery was solved a little too easily at the end though. While not the best I ever seen... I thought the quality of the DVD was surprisingly good. But that is probably because of two things... how old the movie is and how cheap the set is. So I was expecting very low quality. Watched 2 movies out of this set now... and enjoyed them both. This is turning into a right good purchase.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From My Alphabet Marathon Reviews on July 10th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Up, a review by Tom

Title: Up
Year: 2009
Director: Pete Docter
Rating: U
Length: 96 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dutch: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Flemish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French, Hungarian

Ed Asner
Christopher Plummer
Jordan Nagai
Bob Peterson
Delroy Lindo

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of Monsters, Inc. comes a hilariously uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit.

Carl Fredricksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time - Carl's front porch!
The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, a rare 13-foot-tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realises that somtimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.

Up reaches new heights with a pristine picture, theatre-quality sound and hours of never-before-seen bonus features available only on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def.
It's an adventure that will send your spirits soaring!

Academy Award2009WonBest Animated Feature FilmPeter Docter
Academy Award2009WonBest Music, Original ScoreMichael Giacchino
Academy Award2009NominatedBest PictureJonas Rivera
Academy Award2009NominatedBest Sound EditingMichael Silvers, Tom Myers
Academy Award2009NominatedBest Writing, Original ScreenplayBob Peterson, Pete Docter. Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Thomas McCarthy
American Film Institute Awards2009WonMovies of the Year
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Animated EffectsEric Froemling
Annie Awards2009WonBest Animated Feature
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Character Animation in a Feature ProductionDaniel Nguyen
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Character Design in a Feature ProductionDaniel Lopez Munoz
Annie Awards2009WonBest Directing in a Feature ProductionPete Docter
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Music in a Feature ProductionMichael Giacchino
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Storyboarding in a Feature ProductionPeter Sohn
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Storyboarding in a Feature ProductionRonnie Del Carmen
Annie Awards2009NominatedBest Writing in a Feature ProductionPete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy
BAFTA2009WonAnimated Film
BAFTA2009WonMusicMichael Giacchino
BAFTA2009NominatedOriginal ScreenplayPete Docter, Bob Peterson
BAFTA2009NominatedSoundTom Myers, Michael Silvers, Michael Semanick, Doc Kane
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2010WonBest Animated Feature
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2010WonBest ComposerMichael Giacchino
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2010NominatedBest Picture
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2010NominatedBest Screenplay, OriginalBob Peterson, Pete Docter
Golden Globe2009NominatedAnimated Film
Golden Globe2010WonAnimated Film
Golden Globe2009NominatedOriginal Score - Motion PictureMichael Giacchino
Golden Globe2010WonOriginal Score - Motion PictureMichael Giacchino
Hugo Award2010NominatedDramatic Presentation, Long Form
National Board of Review Awards, USA2009WonBest Animated Feature
Scream Awards2009NominatedBest DirectorPete Docter, Bob Peterson
Scream Awards2009NominatedBest Fantasy ActorEd Asner
Scream Awards2009NominatedBest Fantasy Movie
Scream Awards2009NominatedBest Scream-PlayBob Peterson, Pete Docter, Thomas McCarthy
Scream Awards2009NominatedThe Ultimate Scream
Teen Choice Awards2009WonChoice Summer Movie - Comedy
World Soundtrack Awards2009NominatedFilm Composer of the YearMichael Giacchino

Deleted Scenes
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My Thoughts:
I really like the first half of this movie. Great introductions of the characters. But as with the first time I have watched it in the cinema, I felt it lost something from the moment "Kevin" appears. And then shortly after with all the talking dogs. It's a little too ridiculous even for a movie where a house flies with balloons. But still the second half is worth watching. Some great action scenes, which were even better in 3D.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 26th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Dark Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Season 1: Disc 3

8. Blah Blah Woof Woof
Lydecker gets the local police to post "Wanted" posters of Max throughout the city, charging her with Vogelsang's murder. Zack returns to beg Max to leave town.

My Thoughts:
This was a really good episode... I enjoyed it a lot. The very next episode.... and Lydecker already causing problems by knowing what Max looks like. This one is slightly less on the action (Although still plenty)... but that don't slow down the entertainment at all. Max also finds out that Logan is in trouble... and has to have an operation or he could be paralyzed from the neck down.

9. Out
Tired of Logan's "all business" approach to their relationship, Max refuses to help with his latest case involving a medical supply smuggler. But when Logan gets double-crossed by his target, Max goes undercover as "Eyes Only" to rescue him from a certain death.

My Thoughts:
And yet another really good episode. Max wants to have a romantic evening with Logan... but he messes up... and she is pissed. Not a girl you want mad at you!  Tongue But when push comes to shove... she is of course there for him. And he learns his lesson.

10. Red
Max is sent by Logan to rescue a man in the witness protection program. Turns out the man is Bruno Anselmo, and she has just saved him from certain death.

My Thoughts:
And yet another really good episode... She has to protect someone that she truly hates. A thug that tried to kill her in one of the first (if not the first) episodes. He is turning states evidence... that is if Max don't kill him before court date gets here.

(From Dark Angel Marathon on September 4th, 2007)
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