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Nancy Drew: Detective, a review by addicted2dvd

     Nancy Drew: Detective (1938/United States)
IMDb |
Warner Home Video
Director:William Clemens
Writing:Kenneth Gamet (Screenwriter), Carolyn Keene (Original Material By)
Length:66 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, French

Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew
John Litel as Carson Drew
James Stephenson as Challon
Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson
Frank Orth as Captain Tweedy
Helena Phillips Evans as Mary Eldridge

Wealthy Helena Phillips Evans (Mary Eldredge) mysteriously vanishes just as she is about to donate $250,000 to her alma mater, the exact same school where teenage sleuth Nancy Drew (Bonita Granville) just happens to currently attend. With the help of her lawyer father Carson Drew (John Litel) and her pseudo-boyfriend Ted Nickerson (Frankie Thomas), determined Nancy vows to track down the missing Ms. Evans.

  • Feature Trailers
  • Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I had a little time so went ahead and popped this one in. It is part of a 4 movie set called The Orignal Nancy Drew Movie Mystery Collection. The first thing I did was watch the trailer... which worried me as the quality of the trailer was terrible. Didn't look like t was cleaned up at all. Thankfully you could easily tell they did on the film itself. Though there was still a few minor problems with the film. Mostly just pausing for a second or two here and there. The film itself was right good. I definitely enjoyed it. I thought Bonita Granville was right good in the title role. Even if I am more used to the '70s version of Nancy Drew. The storyline kept my interest from beginning to end. Now I just have to watch the other 3 film in the series. Recommend checking it out for an entertaining classic film.

My Rating:

(From Unwatched DVDs/Blu-rays on May 11th, 2014)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a review by Antares

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 67/100 - Overly long and a bit confusing at times understanding who they are talking about in regards to characters involved. There is a bit too much exposition on the part of Lisbeth's character and not enough on those potentially involved in the disappearance of Harriet. I never read the book, but my wife did, and she said that they changed a lot of the story, and sadly, not for the better. Seems like another mis-fire by Fincher and it's not a film I see my self re-visiting in the future. I was also wondering if it's worth it to check out the Swedish version of this film, even though I didn't care for this one?

What the color coding means...

Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is

(From Antares' Short Summations on October 12th, 2013)

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Tru Calling Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Tru Calling Marathon
Season 1

Image: Track star Tru Davies  running to make it in time to graduation.

Episode 0 -Unaired Pilot
After graduating from college, hopeful medical school student Tru Davies is forced to take a job with the city morgue after her internship at a local hospital falls through. When a woman arrives at the morgue who died before her time, Tru sees the woman seemingly awaken and ask for Tru's help. The entire day rewinds, and Tru finds herself racing against the clock in order to save the woman's life before she dies, alongside trying to fix some of her own mistakes.

My Thoughts:
No... the Unaired Pilot is not i the DVD release. I just happened to have it on VCD so I thought I would start off the marathon with it. This episode really is very similar to what they actually aired. They just changed a couple things. One is her friend Cameron. In this version of the pilot he is making a video game based on Tru's running. And that is the other thing... Tru runs much more in this version of the pilot. And maybe had a couple people played by different  actor... not 100% sure about that. I didn't add the Guest Stars to this one as I didn't find any info on them online. And the credits were not on the VCD that I have.

My Rating:

(From Tru Calling Marathon on April 27th, 2010)