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Directing Movies, Vol. 1: From Action to Wrap
Directing Movies Vol 1 From Action to Wrap
Actor: Ted V. Mikels
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 41min


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Actor: Ted V. Mikels
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Studio: Victory Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/16/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Whatever you do, don't buy this DVD.
James Majors | Atlanta, GA | 07/20/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was hoping that this DVD would in some way shed light on the topic of directing. Not a chance. This is nothing more than an interview with someone I have never heard of talking about movies I've never seen (or would want to) with two hosts that are stuck in the 80's (and not the good part of the 80's, if there was one). Or was this shot in the 80's? Imagine John Waters, Roger Corman, and Hugh Heffner all rolled into one, but with out any hint of ability or talent.

Simply put, who cares. Save your cash and watch a classic movie."
A quick observation.
J.A.R. | Los Angeles | 06/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"As I meandered through Amazon, I found this DVD on directing.

But as there's no real product review from the publisher, or from anyone else, I was left to enlarge the picture of the DVD to glean some sort of information...

They've spelt 'FILM' wrong on the jacket. A DVD that was rushed out to market about 'flim' making can only be so instructive.

Another point the publisher might want to clarify: Is this about producing a film or the craft of directing? The information on the jacket seems to be indicating that the director will be talking mostly about producing. In that case, I'd rather hear from a producer.

First draft's always a doosie."
Keep away
mmaz | South Africa | 03/01/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This dvd should really have been titled "My brilliant career", since it consists entirely of 101 minutes of a self-promotional interview of a director/producer/editor called Ted V Mikels, famous for such gems as "Corpse Grinders", "Astro-Zombies" and "Blood Orgy of the She-Devils," amongst others (including something called "Black Klansman", which we are assured preceded Mississippi Burning by 20 years, though it bears no resemblance to any movie one would pay money for. One of the interviewers looks like she stepped out of "Blood Orgy" and the other, who we are informed is a "writer", appears bored and embarrassed. For the entire period we are exposed to 3 minute trailers of each of Mr Mikel's 11 movies from the 1950's to 1970's (which cannot even be called B grade) followed by inane questions (such as "Were those real worms?" - the movie in question involves endless scenes of persons eating worms - and yes, they were real, we are earnestly informed). Mr Mikels himself has sufficient vibrancy to sustain his self-aggrandizement for the full 101 minutes, while taking credit for having been the first to consider heart transplants, claiming that Charlie's Angels was plagiarised from his earlier "Doll Squad", and attempting to obtain funding from viewers for his upcoming "Corpse Grinder 2" God help us. The man also has a webpage: [...], which I undertake never to visit.
This is not an instructional dvd and one is left feeling cheated out of money and time. Keep away."
It doesn't even rate one star
A. Davis | Cleveland, ohio United States | 09/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased a download of this product. It was horrible. Poor quality. Of no instructional value whatsover. One of the worse purchases I've ever made, period."