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Off Limits
Released in VHS Tape by Twentieth Century Fox (20 May, 2003)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Christopher Crowe
Starring: Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines
Average review score:

Dafoe and Hines do the Two-Step
"Off-Limits" is a lush, lurid pot-boiler set in the smoldering sun of Saigon in '68. Dafoe and Hines, cops on the streets pack a gun where their conscience should be. Hookers butchered in blood, Dafoe leers at nuns, and Keith David shows up for a "Platoon" reunion; Fred Ward and Scott Glenn have a "Right Stuff" one of their own. Viet Cong get chucked out of planes, officers run amuck, and all dances to the beat of "Sly and the Family Stone". What more could you possibly ask for? "Off-Limits" is the twinkly smut dreams are made of. Christopher Crowe, God bless your soul!

War, crime and beautiful asian girls: a good cocktail
One year after "Platoon", Willem Dafoe and Keith David do it again. This time Dafoe, as McGriff, stars with Gregory Hines ("The Cotton Club", "White Nights") as Perkins, and they investigate about a series of murders targeting young asian prostitutes in Saigon, in the middle of the Viet-nam war. Soon, the suspect n° 1 is to be an American soldier...

The story is quite tough but the viewer can appreciate the very pretty girls of Saigon and the exotic background, despite the war atmosphere. There's also some religion involved: if McGriff and Perkins finally find the murderer, it's thanks to a white nun played by pretty Amanda Pays, who was in touch with some of the victims. The mixing of all this is a minor success, the movie is well written, filmed, photographed and played - there's also Scott Glenn in the cast, perfect and funny as a nut officer, and Fred Ward is impressive. In addition, the soundtrack is excellent and very exciting, with many soul and funky hits from that period. What more can we ask?

A good yarn
Good second-tier Willem Dafoe flick that sets a whodunnit in 1968 Saigon. It's like reading a reasonably good mystery on a plane flight; it isn't all that memorable, but it's a nice way to kill time for two hours. Sometimes that's enough.


Sexual Chemistry
Released in VHS Tape by Monarch Home Video (23 July, 2002)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Mike Sedan
Average review score:

Good, goofy gender-bending fun
What would you do if you were a male scientist whose newest discovery caused you to transform into a woman every time you became sexually aroused? "Sexual Chemistry" provides the amusing answer. Although an extremely low-budget shot-on-video feature, "Sexual Chemistry" offers an amusing storyline and competent, if broad, performances. Be warned that this could be considered soft-porn by some viewers, as a number of simulated sex scenes are included. But the fact that most of them are humorous in nature takes the edge off, and the lead actress (playing the "new" woman) is just a lot of fun to watch and beautiful to look at, to boot. If you're a fan of transgendered films or just like sexy movies, give "Sexual Chemistry" a try.

COOLEST MOVIE
Alright,this was the best movie I have seen and it was damn funny too. I havent seen it in a while sosome details might be off. In the begining the main charicter (a man) creates a formula to make their sexual stamina or something like that go up(for the person who drinks it.) Anyway,he tests it on himself and transforms into a very, very, sexy woman. The first time he transforms he runs into the ladies-room and is starting to enjoy his new body. He feels his breasts alot.(Im a guy so I have to admitt that if I turned into a girl that loked like him (h is a man just in the form of a woman) that I would be excited and do more. Anyway I think that he only transforms when he gets sexualy excited. There was also a part when he was offered a job to be the head of sexual products or something like that. So thats all I remember.

Someone Who can not only ACT but do it with her face.
This is a slap comedy but very funny.
The lead Actors who play, Robert and the She-Robert are great.
This movie has some actors who are far from, "GOOD". But the lead
actors are well casted. Stephanee LaFleur "MAKES" this movie. She is someone who we will deffently see making her way in "A" films.
She not only can act but she can act with her face. Jeff (Robert) has some great acting as well. As far as the rest of the cast we will deffently only see them in "B" movies.
This movie is well worth watching. It's funny and it is fun to watch the He/she Robert make his way through this movie.


Sexual Chemistry
Released in VHS Tape by Monarch Home Video (23 July, 2002)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Mike Sedan
Average review score:

Good, goofy gender-bending fun
What would you do if you were a male scientist whose newest discovery caused you to transform into a woman every time you became sexually aroused? "Sexual Chemistry" provides the amusing answer. Although an extremely low-budget shot-on-video feature, "Sexual Chemistry" offers an amusing storyline and competent, if broad, performances. Be warned that this could be considered soft-porn by some viewers, as a number of simulated sex scenes are included. But the fact that most of them are humorous in nature takes the edge off, and the lead actress (playing the "new" woman) is just a lot of fun to watch and beautiful to look at, to boot. If you're a fan of transgendered films or just like sexy movies, give "Sexual Chemistry" a try.

COOLEST MOVIE
Alright,this was the best movie I have seen and it was damn funny too. I havent seen it in a while sosome details might be off. In the begining the main charicter (a man) creates a formula to make their sexual stamina or something like that go up(for the person who drinks it.) Anyway,he tests it on himself and transforms into a very, very, sexy woman. The first time he transforms he runs into the ladies-room and is starting to enjoy his new body. He feels his breasts alot.(Im a guy so I have to admitt that if I turned into a girl that loked like him (h is a man just in the form of a woman) that I would be excited and do more. Anyway I think that he only transforms when he gets sexualy excited. There was also a part when he was offered a job to be the head of sexual products or something like that. So thats all I remember.

Someone Who can not only ACT but do it with her face.
This is a slap comedy but very funny.
The lead Actors who play, Robert and the She-Robert are great.
This movie has some actors who are far from, "GOOD". But the lead
actors are well casted. Stephanee LaFleur "MAKES" this movie. She is someone who we will deffently see making her way in "A" films.
She not only can act but she can act with her face. Jeff (Robert) has some great acting as well. As far as the rest of the cast we will deffently only see them in "B" movies.
This movie is well worth watching. It's funny and it is fun to watch the He/she Robert make his way through this movie.


White of the Eye
Released in VHS Tape by Paramount Studios (08 July, 1991)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Donald Cammell
Average review score:

Cult Director Lays an Egg
This bizarre slasher movie tells the story of David Keith, a stereo systems expert working in the Tucson area. Through flashbacks (Keith's hair is longer and darker otherwise we wouldn't know it's a flashback) we learn how he met his current wife and her boyfriend Alan Rosenberg (well before he became Cybil's ex-husband) as they traveled across country. Rosenberg leaves without her and in the second half of the movie, he turns up apparently to become a potential suspect in the murder mystery of women being ritualistically killed.

This movie tries to be a lot more than it is. While I enjoyed "Performance" with Mick Jagger, this movie fails at whatever it tries to accomplish. There are lots of subtexts to the story that go nowhere. The marriage of David Keith and Cathy Moriarty is not a happy one. She is unlikeable and just reacts without considering the outcome of her actions.

The movie has no apparent continuity. It jumps all over the place. The acting by the cops is atrocious. David Keith and Cathy Moriarty do a creditable job.

Since the director committed suicide in 1996, his movie total is small and this one might be viewed by those who consider themselves completists. Othrwise it might appeal as a slasher movie with the predictable suspense that genre occasionally provides.

I can't recommend this movie nor can I think of a reason to see it again.

A little-known classic
I picked this movie up back in the 80's when I was going through my movie-a-night phase. I have _never_ been able to get it out of my head. Admittedly, it falls apart a bit at the end, but until then it is an eerie, disturbing tale about an unknown serial killer murdering women. It's not a crime story, though; it's horror; dark horror.

Not What You'd Expect
This is a great movie. Charting a particularly difficult marital crisis, the film addresses subjects of love, honesty and loyalty. Is it possible to love someone unconditionally - no matter what? How much can you really know someone you are married to? At what point are you emotionally betrayed by a lover?

The movie follows a typical 80's slasher framework for the first two acts. This cliched, predictable structure allows plenty of opportunity to explore the issues mentioned above.

In the third act, beginning with a grisly bathroom discovery, the slasher movie genre stutters. Expectations here would be for a frantic, exciting chase, with the tables ultimately turned on the killer. We don't get that - really - and this has led some to judge the film as a failure.

Instead, Cammell explores more fully the relationship between the husband and wife. In a hugely unsettling sequence we see their original courtship, the closeness between them now and their reluctance to function in the world apart from each other.

It might be risky, but Cammell pulls it off - just - to make a film that is compelling, disturbing and absurdly romantic. The epilogue, on the surface lifted directly from the 80's straight-to-video handbook, contains an elegance and poignancy which throws this movie in a wonderfully uplifting light.

Performances from the two principles, particularly Moriarty, are faultless. Cinematography and editing are of a similar high standard to Cammell's other work. For some, the movie will be stylistically a period piece, but it is none the worse for this.

If you want a typical slasher movie, get Halloween instead. However if you can see past the cliched 80's format, occasionally awkward arhouse pretensions and extremely challenging subversion of genre, "White of the Eye" is one of the best-observed relationship dramas you are likely to see this, or any, year.


Raw Justice
Released in VHS Tape by Republic Studios (23 March, 1999)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: David A. Prior
Average review score:

Another waste of money,even if it was only £1.
That's it,next time I'm renting her Playboy video.Though superior to the mind blowingly awful Naked Souls,Good Cop,Bad Cop still doesn't feature enough sexually gagging-for-it Pamela to satisfy the red blooded male.There is quite a titillating romping session in an alleyway and seeing Pam in night-atire is never unappealling,but this is all I want,not a boring conspiracy story to go with it.The soundtrack to this film is a really irritating and repetitive sample of Bad to the Bone,David Keith is a poor man's Michael Madsen and Robert Hays is a poor man's James Woods.And one of the bad guys seems to think he's Robert DeNiro.Their lame acting would be perfect if this was the most sexually explicit piece of trash around.Sadly,it's anything but.Still,stay on the screen Pamela baby.And I'm sure you had no intention of playing the good cop.

-Raw Justice - Hot & Steamy!
Well, well... This is an action/thriller staring the ultimate buxom babe, Pamela Anderson. Who cares about the plot! Well, Pamela encounters some mean 'ol nasty criminals, and she has no choice but to team up with her trusty side-kick, David Keith. Did I mention Pamela takes a throbbing love muscle up her pretty littlebuns! Well, she does, and she takes it pretty well. You can actually hear her sweet moans of pure pleasure! Pamela with out a doubt, has some delicious buns! Botom like... Pamela delivers the goodies. Check this movie out!

raw justice=raw pamela!
pam fans, i give you heaven! the story is there is a cop running around after the bad guys. the acting isn't great, but thats not what i got it for! pambo delivers (and shows) the goods. the hot alley scene will make ya' feel good. plenty of nudity, sex, and violence make up a great pam film!


Star Trek - The Animated Series, Vol. 5: The Magicks of Megus-Tu/ The Time Trap
Released in VHS Tape by Paramount Studio (20 July, 1994)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Hal Sutherland and Bill Reed
Average review score:

Star Trek Animated v-5
The weekest of the 11 volumes. I erased the first episode showing satan as a misunderstood alien. The second one is only ok. A bad link to a great cartoon series.

They really Go Where No Man Has Gone Before here...
In the first show, the Enterprise goes right through the center of the galaxy into another dimension where the logic is that magic works as a science, and a race of beings know how to use it. The second show finds the Enterprise crew working together with the Klingons to escape a region of space where starships have vanished since anicent times, a kind of Bermuda Triangle in space. Great stories which show animated Star Trek at it's best.

A great mix of Star Trek and WitchCraft!
The Magick's of Megastu episode was written by a Pagan aware author, and is NOT evil, but in fact a well done introduction to the Craft for beginners... It is NOT about Satan... Witches do NOT believe in Satan. This episode was a pioneer work that broke new ground for Witches and Pagans at a time when both were (and are) mis-understood and mis-characterized by a number of forces and institutions in the world. Combining the subject with Star Trek and it's inherent ability to help break taboo subjects to the public was a stroke of pure genius.

For it's time, it was a gutsy move by the network to show it, and it is a misunderstood piece of work, and it was time someone set the record straight. Magicks of Megastu also was turned into a book that I believe you can find on Amazon. The story is engaging, and an enjoyable read. It was my very first introduction to the Craft, and is a story I am very fond of, as it helped to make me the Witch that I am now.

I give it extremely high marks and am happy to own the tape and book.

Blessed Be! AJ


Star Trek - The Animated Series, Vol. 2: Yesteryear/ Beyond the Farthest Star
Released in VHS Tape by Paramount Studio (20 July, 1994)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Hal Sutherland and Bill Reed
Average review score:

A weak Time Travel Story
I don't understand why they would do another story with the Guardian of Forever, but they did and it is a weak,illogical story, so is Beyound the Farthest Star...Never the less, I still consider the animated shows to be a part of the Star Trek Universe. This show was supervised in production by Gene Roddenberry and D.C. Fontana. It's about time Paramount change their minds and consider the animated shows as part of Star Trek. We Trek Fans have.

A Vulcan and his Dog
Despite being written for a Saturday morning cartoon, 'Yesteryear' is one of the best Star Trek episodes ever, worthy of mention in the same breath was 'Trouble with Tribbles', 'City on the Edge of Forever', 'Space Seed', 'Naked Time' 'Balance of Terror' and 'Mirror, Mirror'.

Spock must return to his childhood past as his own cousin, Sulluk, to repair the timeline for Spock and his mother to live in the present. It is a brilliantly simple and touching story that delves in to Spock's backround while maintaining continuity with the live action series.

'Beyond the Farthest Star', the 2nd episode on this tape, is a rather forgettable story which pits the crew against yet another near-omnipotent alien that takes over the ship and forces Kirk to bring the Enterprise to the brink of destruction in order to save it. Its not a terrible episode, but it is too similiar to a half dozen others from the original series. There are some interesting changes from the live series such as life-support belts, a slim, almost buff Mr. Scott and a weird looking alien manning Mr. Checkov's chair on the bridge.

Belongs in every Trekkies' video collection alongside the episodes mentioned above.

"Yesteryear" influenced the early Trek novels
Nitpickers will find plenty to criticize in the animated series. But I, for one, am glad to finally have them on video. These stories strongly influenced the early Trek novels, and I was reading those novels long before I ever saw the animated episodes (which were no longer on the air when I discovered the books.) Bjo Trimble also included these episodes in her Star Trek Concordance, and Alan Dean Foster novelized them in his "Star Trek Logs" series. The result is, that many Classic Trekkers (including myself) still think of these stories and characters as a part of the Trek universe.

A case in point is "Yesteryear," about Spock's childhood. In the "Journey to Babel" episode of Classic Trek, we were briefly told that Spock had a childhood pet called a "sehlat," described as a sort of teddy bear with long fangs. In "Yesteryear," we finally meet Eye-chaya (sp?) the pet sehlat, and see him sacrifice his own life to save young Spock from a vicious lematya, another Vulcan animal that is frequently mentioned in the novels.

Yesteryear" establishes that Spock's mother's maiden name was "Grayson," and shows us some Vulcan architecture, with abstract sculptures and water fountains. We see, too, how the Vulcan children mercilessly teased Spock for being half human. Vulcans, it turns out, are not born without emotions -- even those full Vulcan children are obviously acting out with emotion! This fact not only plays a part in the novels, it figures in the movies, too, where Spock finally finds a balance between his emotional and logical sides. In short, "Yesteryear" has had such a strong influence on how Classic Trekkers view Spock, that it is the only animated episode still considered to be official canon by Paramount. (The rest, like the novels, are now relegated to the realm of apocrypha.)

"Beyond the Farthest Star," the second episode on this video, was not as good a story in terms of plot, but it did give us another important detail that crops up in the novels: the life-support belts that the crew wears while visiting the derelict alien ship. These belts generate a protective force field around the wearer, enabling him or her to walk in space or in hostile planet atmospheres. The belt concept was not carried over into the movies, where crewmembers wear the more usual type of environmental suits on spacewalks. However, there is a hint of utility belts in the uniforms in Star Trek: The Movie.


Benny Hill's World Tour: New York
Released in VHS Tape by Uni/Polydor (25 July, 1995)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Directors: Ronald Fouracre, John Robins, Keith Beckett, Dennis Kirkland, David Bell (II), and Peter Frazer-Jones
Average review score:

Benny Hill's world New York
Forget about this one.I'm a big fan of Benny Hill & couldn't wait to watch this one.I found very little to laugh about, am very disapointed, I'm sorry I bought it and wasted an hour watching it.

4 and a half stars...
The reviewer by the name of Lyndall gives a 5-star on this but I think it is more on the 4-star side.(4 and a half, really). This is a VERY short tape. I wanted a bit more for the money. Certain bits are trully hillarious (the 'Rockefeller sketch' was the BEST)but still not a 'fiver'. OK! it is a fiver for an American, as he/she will BETTER relate to the jokes.

This is the very best!
This is the very best and funniest video that a Benny Hill fan will find. I saw it when it first came out and almost died with laughter. Was delighted to see it for sale here at Amazon.com. Couldn't believe my good luck at finding it! If you are a Benny Hill fan, this is a must for your collection.


Executive Target
Released in VHS Tape by Sunland Studios (27 January, 1998)
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Joseph Merhi
Average review score:

Poor Roy Scheider.
He and Michael Madsen earnestly trudge through this B movie with nary a flash of charisma. The supporting characters ham things up in an appropriately campy way, but the low-budget mayhem looks flat and dull.

Fun to see, no more, no less.
Why Roy Scheider plays a part in a movie like this I really don't know, but it elevates Executive Target just a little bit above your everyday action movie. It does not really have much of a plot. ( Former stunt driver has his wife kidnapped and must help kidnap the president to get her released, how unlikely can you get ) but Michael Madson as the frantic driver makes tme most of the part and Scheider as the president is quite believable. The action scenes, especially the car-chases are really good and the movie is short enough that you don't get bored from the lack of story and dialogue. Nothing special, but good for an evening of fun.

An above average B-pic!
I didn't expect to find one of the best ever car chases is a straight-to-video, (I don't know about the rest of the world, but in Australia, this went straight-to-video) but Executive Target proved me wrong. The presence of the ever-cool Madsen also makes this movie a winner. To sum it up, its vertually a movie version of the playstation game "DRIVER".


Kent State
Released in VHS Tape by Universal Studios (15 January, 1987)
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Director: James Goldstone
Average review score:

A fictional SPOOF about the shootings at Kent State.
Personally, I was very interested in viewing this video. I was at Kent State before, during, and after, the time of the shootings (1968-1975). I am VERY familiar with the University and the City of Kent. As a student, I was at the Commons on May 4th, during the time of the shootings.

This video depicts a university and a town that neither resembles, nor honors, either Kent State University or the city. FACTS: There were no motorcycle gangs in Kent. Co-ed dormatories were not introduced until 1971-72. The video places a lake in the middle of the Commons area where the rallies took place. (There is no lake on the Kent State campus.) The R.O.T.C. building was not burned down by the citizens of Kent.

The video also shows students being stabbed as they ran from the National Guard. There was never a report of anyone being stabbed in real life.

I can remember attending closed meetings addressed by out-of-state S.D.S. leaders. (There was no mention of outside influences in the video.) As for the depiction of the radicals... Ellen Barkin doesn't change ANY of her clothes during the entire length of the video. That's 4 full days! We may have been radical, and buzzed, but we periodically bathed, and changed clothes.

This movie will appeal to history buffs that are interested in seeing how actual and significant events can be altered by the media to satify the self-served. A docu-drama should have SOME historically integrity; this video has none.

"Kent State" will also be of interest to those who actually witnessed the events that took place during those balmy days in May of 1970. A few beers, a bowl of popcorn, and a whole lot of laughs.

Two Peace-Signs DOWN for this movie.

Hit maybe too close to home
Having attended SUNY-New Paltz during the 70's, I know first hand what demonstrations are all about: why they start; how they're organized; how they're conducted; what the results are; and how they are perceived by the citizens and by the media.

When I saw this on TV in 1981, I was deeply moved like many viewers....but for reasons beyond the usual. My first reaction was 'This will never be rerun on network TV; it hit too close to home in it's condemnation of the real forces behind the tragedy that happened there'. It was one of the very few TV movies that actually told some real truths and didn't sugarcoat the hard realities.

It is not without its flaws, but watch it to see what happened at KSU and watch it to see how, though VERY rare, mainstream TV movies can occasionally hit home....and the fact it was not rerun and is basically out of print...maybe too close to home.

Flawed but powerful
I am a high school history teacher. I occasionally show the last 40 minutes of Kent State to my U.S. History and American Studies classes. That is the part of the film that is most faithful to the historical record as I understand it, and it is one of the most powerful sequences I have ever viewed on network television. My students' responses to the video have often included tears, and always the question WHY? No one goes away unmoved.

That said, I think much of the rest of the film is questionable. While portions accurately convey anti-Vietnam street action, the video has a lot of inaccuracies and sometimes betrays its roots as a TV mini-series. For instance, in an attempt to win as wide an audience as possible, Kent State jettisons most of the political background of the antiwar movement and focusses on the generational conflict. (No one watched it anyway; it rated about 70th out of approximately 75 shows during the week it was first shown in February, 1981. No doubt this was because the subject's a downer.)

I am nonplussed by the vehemence of the review below. While I did not attend KSU itself, I participated in antiwar protests at the University of Iowa, and the crowd scenes in the video are faithful to what I remember. Given that Kent State was filmed in Alabama, I thought the producers did a creditable job in recreating the look of the KSU campus. (Which I have visited many times.) I believe that the Kent State books by William Gordon and James Michener mention stabbings by the National Guard, and Michener's certainly talks about a motor cycle gang. (Of course, the books could be inaccurate, but it's not as if the film's producers made these incidents up out of their heads.)

In sum, the closing sequence of Kent State is moving, first-rate television, as well as a powerful teaching tool. Despite the flaws in the rest of the film, the end makes the video more than worth the price of admission.


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