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Eddie Murphy: Delirious (NR) -  -  -  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - There was a time, once, when Eddie Murphy was a true - comic genius. Yes, I know that your brain has been - burned with images of him plodding around in a fat suit, - talking to animals and taking care of unruly toddlers that - have pooped all over the ceiling. But think back to the - '80s, when he was in classics like Beverly Hills Cop - , Trading Places and this concert film from - 1983. Murphy unleashed all his best bits, which are still - quotable to this day. From making fun of welfare kids - who can't afford ice cream to imitating his drunken dad - spouting off at the family barbecue, Murphy is in top - form. OK, there are some highly un-PC bits that he - apologized for later. But if you're not easily offended, - pick it up, for the first time on DVD.  Louis - Fowler
  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious (NR)

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    There was a time, once, when Eddie Murphy was a true comic genius. Yes, I know that your brain has been burned with images of him plodding around in a fat suit, talking to animals and taking care of unruly toddlers that have pooped all over the ceiling. But think back to the '80s, when he was in classics like Beverly Hills Cop , Trading Places and this concert film from 1983. Murphy unleashed all his best bits, which are still quotable to this day. From making fun of welfare kids who can't afford ice cream to imitating his drunken dad spouting off at the family barbecue, Murphy is in top form. OK, there are some highly un-PC bits that he apologized for later. But if you're not easily offended, pick it up, for the first time on DVD. Louis Fowler

Night of the Living Dorks (NR) -  -  -  - Anchor Bay Entertainment  -  -  - As of late, all the good, original horror comedies seem to - be coming out of Europe. We Americans make "classics" - like Scary Movie 4, but the Germans have - topped us with Night of the Living Dorks, a - riotously funny take on both the zombie film and the - John Hughes-style teen film. When Philip and his friends - Konrad and Weener are killed in a car accident and - resurrected as zombies, they find out that being undead - has its advantages in the high school world  giving - them the courage to take on the buff bullies, demanding - parents and, of course, the girls of their dreams. A huge - hit in Europe, Dorks is a textbook example of - how to make a horror comedy, right up there with - Shaun of the Dead and Freak Out. -  Louis Fowler
  • Night of the Living Dorks (NR)

    Anchor Bay Entertainment

    As of late, all the good, original horror comedies seem to be coming out of Europe. We Americans make "classics" like Scary Movie 4, but the Germans have topped us with Night of the Living Dorks, a riotously funny take on both the zombie film and the John Hughes-style teen film. When Philip and his friends Konrad and Weener are killed in a car accident and resurrected as zombies, they find out that being undead has its advantages in the high school world giving them the courage to take on the buff bullies, demanding parents and, of course, the girls of their dreams. A huge hit in Europe, Dorks is a textbook example of how to make a horror comedy, right up there with Shaun of the Dead and Freak Out. Louis Fowler

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny - (R)  -  -  - New Line Home Video  -  - I'm a huge fan of the musical stylings of Tenacious D, - and of the duo's much-missed HBO series. But in this, - their big theatrical feature, something seemed to be - missing. The raucous, avant-garde spirit, specifically, - which is replaced here with a forced sense of faux- - anarchy. It's essentially a retelling of the same jokes - from the series, and it stumbles all the way. The story - focuses on the origin and rise of D, and their quest to - find the "Pick of Destiny," a guitar pick forged from a - tooth stolen from Satan. There are cameos galore and - slight, quick flashes of brilliance (John C. Reilly as - Sasquatch being a high point), but they are few and far - between. Only hardcore fans will be pleased and even - then, only superficially.  Louis Fowler -
  • Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (R)

    New Line Home Video

    I'm a huge fan of the musical stylings of Tenacious D, and of the duo's much-missed HBO series. But in this, their big theatrical feature, something seemed to be missing. The raucous, avant-garde spirit, specifically, which is replaced here with a forced sense of faux- anarchy. It's essentially a retelling of the same jokes from the series, and it stumbles all the way. The story focuses on the origin and rise of D, and their quest to find the "Pick of Destiny," a guitar pick forged from a tooth stolen from Satan. There are cameos galore and slight, quick flashes of brilliance (John C. Reilly as Sasquatch being a high point), but they are few and far between. Only hardcore fans will be pleased and even then, only superficially. Louis Fowler

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