Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|IndieDVD Fusion ONE |
Actors: Johann Helf, Rob deLeeuw, Debby Helf, Natasha, Owen Hyde
Directors: Brian Whitley, Christiane Schaefer, Cyrus Helf, David Tarleton, James Michael Hughes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Cult Movies, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Nine independent filmmakers come together to show their short films and tell their stories about who they are, how the made their films and the adventures that they have had. It includes: behind the scenes footage, alterna... more »
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Weird is good but if you're over 21, this may be TOO weird.
Dick Oliver | Wilton, NH United States | 01/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm known by my friends and students for loving strange, short, indie films. So you'd think this collection of very strange, very short, very indie films would be my favorite. However, even I, hardcore lover of weirdness that I am, started to long for some good old fashioned plot and hollywood-style drama after watching these. Some on this disk are excellent filmmaking acheivements (Passage is comparable in style and cinematic quality to the classic cult film Eraserhead, and Today's life has some stunning sci-fi effects for a small-budget short), some are just badly-scripted, badly-acted fun (The female lead in the fairies-in-modern-LA story "Dinner" isn't what she seems in more ways than one), and some are only for those under 12 and/or with strong stomachs (if you can watch more than 1 minute of "Zitlover" then you are the type of person who will think it's hilarious and wonderful. If you can't, you aren't.)I'd like to see you buy this DVD just to support the concept of indie short-cinema on DVD. However, I have to be honest and say that all the discs in the "Short" and "Film-fest" series are much more impressive and enjoyable introductions to the delights of modern small-budget short films. The one thing that IndieFusion does have that beats all other short cinema DVDs is a director's commentary track for EVERY feature, and the commentaries are much more creative, fun, and interesting than most commentary tracks on big hollywood feature-film DVDs, too.So go ahead. Try it. If you're a teenager, you'll love it. If you're not a teenager, maybe you should consider becoming one. This DVD will help."
The best mix of shorts yet
Dick Oliver | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IndieDVD really did a great job in the making of this DVD collection, they give you a great variety of some of the best short movies I have seen. I especially like the special features that allow you to actualy hear what the director of each film was thinking step by step while you watch the film. The films they chose were fenominal and I highly recommend this DVD to anyone and everyone."
This DVD rocks!!!
Elizabeth Russell | Los Angeles, CA USA | 09/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a few things about this DVD that I could say were my favorite. One being the filmmakers' presence on the disc, sharing their stories and giving tips on how they made such great films. Another favorite feature are the fantastic films, every film on this disc is exceptional yet different. For example, there is a music video from Tilt, and a "gross-out" film, Zitlover, with special effects created by guy who did the Fly 2 and the X-Files (Zitlover has become a classic in my dorm). Then, there are films that are just beautiful like Today's Life which is a cinematically gorgeous sci-fi and Every Night and Twice on Sundays which is about the "I've fallen and I can't get up" lady, it is very funny. And, last but not least, IndieDVD splits all of the proceeds with the filmmakers without taking away all of the rights to their films. This is practically unheard of in this business, and truly innovative. This is a fantastic piece of work that everyone should buy, not only because it has great films with special features, but also to support the independent film community."
Great for the whole family
Mike | 09/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just received my copy of Fusion One and I would like to start off by saying that it the best short film compilation on the market today. The special feature that stood out for me was that every film that might not be suitable for children lets you know on the film's sub-menu, and why it may not be acceptable. For example Hidden Child had a warning for violence and based upon the age of my children I knew that this was okay for them to watch, and when Flying With the Angels gave me the warning for nudity, I just skipped that one. The people that put this disc together really had the consumer in mind by allowing my family and I to pick and choose which film we wanted to see, and when. I must admit that I did go into the red room and watch Zitlover, it was extremely disgusting, but I can't say that I wasn't warned, or that I didn't like it."