Articles by Mike Long

Hellsing: Impure Souls

June 19, 2002 // 0 Comments

Pioneer continues their commitment to bringing anime to the masses with their latest release. ’Hellsing’ is an OAV from Japan and this DVD contains the first three episodes of the series. The title of the show is taken from The Hellsing Organization, [...]

Captain Scarlet

June 17, 2002 // 0 Comments

"Captain Scarlet" (AKA "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons") comes from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the creators of "Thunderbirds". And while "Captain Scarlet" may have a similar look to that of [...]

Transformers: Season 1

June 14, 2002 // 0 Comments

Sing it with me: ’Transformers/more than meets the eye.’ Most anyone who grew up in the 1980s will remember that song from either the commercials for The Transformers toys or from the animated television show. Rhino Home Video has taken the 16 [...]

Blue Velvet: Special Edition

June 12, 2002 // 0 Comments

Following a bare-bone DVD release from February 2001, MGM now draws back the curtain to reveal a new Special Edition release of David Lynch’s ’Blue Velvet’. While this DVD contains several new elements (see below), the film ’Blue Velvet’ still [...]

Orange County

June 10, 2002 // 0 Comments

At first glance, "Orange County" could easily be dismissed as Hollywood nepotism at it worst, as the film stars Colin Hanks (son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks), Schuyler Fisk (daughter of Oscar Winner Sissy Spacek) and was directed by Jake Kasdan [...]

Happy Campers

June 4, 2002 // 0 Comments

Imagine, if you will, what would happen if someone added a heavy dose of melodramatic teen angst to the classic summer camp film ’Meatballs’, and you’ll begin to get an idea of what ’Happy Campers’ is all about. This little oddity comes to us [...]

Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood

May 30, 2002 // 0 Comments

The saying tells us that ’Everything that’s old is new again’ and that’s certainly true in the case of Scooby-Doo, as the character, who is over thirty years old, is more popular now than ever. With this renewed interest in Scooby, Warner has [...]

The Mothman Prophecies

May 29, 2002 // 0 Comments

With ’Arlington Rd.’, director Mark Pellington was able to breathe new life into the paranoia-thriller genre. With his second film, ’The Mothman Prophecies’, he tackles a supernatural-suspense tale, but the results aren’t as promising. [...]

Depeche Mode: One Night in Paris

May 28, 2002 // 0 Comments

Following the success of their 1999 DVD release, "The Videos 86-98", British musical group Depeche Mode have now decided to bring their exciting live show to DVD. Originally broadcast as a pay-per-view event, "One Night In Paris" comes [...]

Silver Bullet

May 27, 2002 // 0 Comments

’Silver Bullet’ is one of a number of Stephen King adaptions, which hit theaters in the mid ’80s. And like so many of those films, it fails to capture the spirit of King’s literary work. ’Silver Bullet’ begins by introducing two divergent [...]
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