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Police Academy, a review by Dragonfire

The call went out. The recruits came in. No longer would police cadets have to meet standards of height, weight and other requirements. Brains were optional too. Can't spell IQ? Don't know the number 911? No matter. Police Academy grads are ready to uphold law and disorder.

Building on a nightsticks-and-slapstick tradition going back to the Keystone Cops, Police Academy spawned 6 sequels plus 2 TV series (one animated, one live-action). Now the popular debut film calls for backup, adding arresting 20th-anniversary DVD extras. Join Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), Thompson (Kim Cattrall), Harris (G.W. Bailey), Hightower (Bubba Smith), Jones (Michael Winslow), Lassard (George Gaynes) and more. They're not the Five-O. They're the Five Uh-Oh. They make the world a funnier place.

My Thoughts

This one is rather silly, but I think it is entertaining.  It's a good one to watch when I'm in the mood for something silly.  Lt. Harris usually cracks me up with the way he was acting and the little tricks that were played on him..though the best stuff with him happened in later movies.  There was nothing serious about the movie in any way and the movie is probably too silly for some viewers.


(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on December 31st, 2008)

Member's Reviews

House on the Edge of the Park, a review by Jimmy


Title: House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

Genre: Crime
Director: Ruggero Deodato           
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h31
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

David A. Hess
Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Annie Belle
Lorraine De Selle
Cristian Borromeo

HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK has no mercy. Right from the start, the evil and violence of Alex (David A. Hess) and his slightly retarded sidekick Ricky (Giovanni Lombardo Radice aka John Morghen), dominate the movie as they rape and strangle a young girl.

After helping a rich couple with their car, they invite themselves to a party. The people at the party seem bored and looking for kicks, unaware of the two madmen in their midst. When the tension is broken, the film descends into an unrelenting collection of repugnant moments of humiliation, rape, mutilation and murder.

My Thoughts:
I've decided to watch this one after Last House on the Left since it's essantially an italian version of Last House set in the city. I think the plot is honest for what this film is since this is exactly the movie, don't expect any comic relief or genre shifting. I will not comment on David Hess again since in this film he plays Krugg Stillo with a different name. Giovanni Lombardo Radice give the best performance of his career (not with his voice since the movie is dub, but with the gestuals and expressions he use to play a retard). The rest of the cast isn't better or worse than any others italian exploitation films made in this period. But you will see many familliar faces in it : Annie Belle (Bacchanales sexuelles), Lorraine De Selle (Cannibal ferox), Christian Borromeo (Tenebre) and Brigitte Petronio (Emanuelle Around the World) are all easilly recognizable. The movie is violent and some of the scenes are pretty realist (the effect for the slicing of Cindy is particullary well done). You have the same vibe from the beginning untill the end. The movie had a twist ending that make absolutly no sense when you think of it more than 3 seconds, but I can live with that. Riz Ortolani had written another good musical score for this one. My only problem with this film is the english dubbing that is ridicule by moment.

It's italian exploitation so you get a lot of nudity if you don't like the violence... 
Rating :

(From The little known movie review depot on February 1st, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

11. Honeymoon in Metropolis (12/12/93)
Lois and Clark check into the honeymoon suite. No, it's not what you think. They're undercover, on the trail of a crooked Congressman and international arms dealer who threaten national security.

My Thoughts:
A good episode. I have seen better... but it has some funb scenes in it. I enjoyed the scenes of Lois and Clark undercover in the Honeymoon Suite of the hotel. Especially the phone call between Clark and his parents gave me a few chuckles.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

12. All Shook Up (1/2/94)
When Superman zooms into outer space to destroy an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, he gets a jolt and amnesia. Can he regain his memory and try again before a fragment of the asteroid strikes our planet?

My Thoughts:
This is a great episode. One of my all-time favorites. If I am not mistaken this is actually a remake of an episode of Adventures of Superman with George Reeves. I remember there is at least a similar episode anyway.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon on July 16th, 2009)