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Rose Red, a review by addicted2dvd


Rose Red
The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion -- Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there.

My Thoughts:
Not only is this one of my favorite Stephen King miniseries... it is also one of my favorite ghost/haunting movies. I missed this one when it originally aired on TV... but a friend of mine gave the DVD release to me for Christmas when it was released. Since then I have watched it every year during my annual Month Long Halloween/Horror Marathon. If you have never seen this marathon I would highly recommend checking it out!

Well... I think this is where I will call my Stephen King Marathon to an end. I really enjoyed watching all these this past week. Of course I didn't watch anywhere near my entire Stephen King collection... but that is ok... leaves something for the next time I want to do this marathon! :)

(From Stephen King Marathon... on July 15th, 2007)

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GTO: Special, a review by Tom

Title: GTO: Special
Year: 1999
Rating: NR
Length: 92 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: Japanese: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Chinese, English, Other

My Thoughts:
This is a TV movie special set after the TV series I reviewed previously. Whereas the TV series is a great example of how to do a good TV live-action adaption of a manga, this TV movie falls short.
Most of the characters from the TV show only have minor guest appearances. Instead Onizuka is sent to another school to subsitute and of course has new students to interact with. But these are only cheap rip-offs of the great cast of the TV show.
On the positive side, you get to see all the characters of the TV show again. But it would have been considerably better, if they would focused more on these.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on March 7th, 2009)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     Alias: Season One (2001/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Touchstone Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Length:964 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles:Danish, English, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Golden Globe Award-Winning* actress Jennifer Garner is Sydney Bristow. Syd's not exactly your average college student. Her life might appear normal, but she really is hiding a secret life working as a spy for the CIA. Her mission is to root out evil. But her world is turned upside down when she learns she may work for the very enemy she thought she was fighting. Now she's entangled in a covert lifestyle where she is forced to question the allegiances of everyone, including those closest to her - her family and friends.

Now, see the 22 mesmerising episodes that launched it all. It's a compelling thrill-ride that pulses with an unflinching fervour. See the show everyone has been talking about that has redefined series television.

*Best Actress in a television series, Alias.

Season 1.01 Truth Be Told
Cast: Jennifer Garner (Sydney Bristow), Ron Rifkin (Arvin Sloane), Michael Vartan (Michael Vaughn), Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin), Merrin Dungey (Francie Calfo), Carl Lumbly (Marcus Dixon), Kevin Weisman (Marshall Flinkman), Victor Garber (Jack Bristow), Edward Atterton (Danny Hecht), Jay Gerber (Professor Mizzy), Angus Scrimm (SD-6 Agent Calvin McCullough), William Wellman, Jr. (Priest), Ric Young (Dr. Zhang Lee), Lorenzo Callender (Messenger), Greg Collins (Kenny), Vicki Davis (Intern), Ming Lo (Agent), Raymond Ma (Taiwanese Businessman), Miguel Najera (Agent Gonzales), Greta Sesheta (CIA Receptionist), Philip Tan (Taiwanese Security Officer), Emily Wachtel (Beth (Airline Counter)), Nancy Wetzel (Amy Tippin)

I only ever saw the pilot before. Or so I thought. I couldn't remember anything from it though. I was often tempted to check this series out, because it seemed like something I could enjoy. Recently I finally gave in and bought the complete series set. I have seen now the first episode and it looks promising. No idea yet, if this series can hold my attention for five seasons, but we will see.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on August 25th, 2012)