THE COUNTERFEITERS (Sony Pictures Classics R $28.96) Based on the true life story of SALOMON SOROWITSCH, an artist / counterfeiter arrested by the Nazis and tossed in a concentration camp. There, he’s forced into organizing a counterfeiting operation set up to help finance the war. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction and nowhere is that evidenced better than in this little gem of a film.
GET SMART – SEASON ONE (HBO Home Video NR $24.98) Created by MEL BROOKS and BUCK HENRY, GET SMART was one of the funniest and most off-beat sitcoms of the sixties. DON ADAMS, BARBARA FELDON and ED PLATT were the comedy tri to be reckoned with. If you’ve only seen the recent big screen version of GET SMART, then you haven’t really seen GET SMART. My advice: Get GET SMART!
MISS CONCEPTION (First Look Studios R $24.98) HEATHER GRAHAM plays a woman so desperate to have a baby that she gets involved with all sorts of nonsensical riff-raff in an effort to beat her bilogical clock. Once upon a time, GRAHAM had so much promise…what happened?!? I wouldn’t buy this dvd with YOUR money…jus’ sayin’…
NIM’S ISLAND (Fox Walden PG $29.98) JODIE FOSTER stars in this perfectly respectable adaptation of the best selling kid’s book. A famous author and an imaginative little girl join forces to save the day. This really is fun for the whole family.
ROGUE (Weinstein Company R $24.95) RADHA MITCHELL and MICHAEL VARTAN star in this better than average creature feature set in the Australian wetlands. Seems a rogue croc has put tourists at the top of the food chain and it boils down to a race against time to stop it. Director GREG McLEAN (WOLF CREEK) manages to inject a few scares in what could have been a yawn.