The Rake is your run-of-the-mill and frankly forgettable indie horror film with some shoddy effects, substandard performances and a stale script. Nothing all that noteworthy and likely will end up as a $5 bargain bin title.
The Debt Collector was a surprisingly well made action-thriller with Scott Adkins showing that he has the charisma and charm to carry a small-scale film like this. Beyond that, the action scenes are well shot.
The Great Meadow is a well acted western, with John Mack Brown gives a commanding performance, and rather dark in many respects. Although the western genre isn’t really my thing, with few exceptions, this actually wasn’t half bad.
When you consider the SRP on this Jerry Lewis: 10-Film set, and what you’ll probably get it with a discount on Amazon or other places, this is a value release especially for the fact you get 10 solid comedies and a good amount of features attached to a few of them.
This was kind of a fun little romantic-comedy-adventure flick featuring good performances all around, especially John Blondell and Glenda Farrell, kind of surprised Hollywood hasn’t poached this and did a remake at this point.
This Jackass: Complete Movie and TV Collection is just a re-packaging job done by the studio and as such, if you’re already own them you’re really only getting a more compact set. If you don’t have them, it is at a reasonable price and worthy of picking up.
Woman Chases Man is a charming romantic comedy thanks to the lead performances by Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea; it’s an incredibly fun flick. The DVD released by Warner Brothers is part of the “Samuel Goldwyn Classics” line.
A Notorious Affair is an amiable enough romance-drama but hardly special, though I did enjoy the performances from Basil Rathbone, known mostly for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes from 1939-46, as well as the tremendous Kay Francis.
This is a case of quantity over quality here, though there are a couple of decent films like Vacancy and I Know What You Did Last Summer (if you like late 90s slasher horror) but otherwise these are movies previously released by Mill Creek re-packaged together.
ZOMBIES is pretty much a bumble-gum TV movie you’d expect from Disney and is perfectly safe for the teenaged crowd, though if you want a refreshing telling of the zombie genre, you can choose CW’s iZombie or Warm Bodies.