Best lexx dvd yet
C. Shumate | east coast usa | 12/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i'm definately a big lexx fan, but i didnt get hooked on the show until the third season and therefore had not seen the majority of the second season episodes. So lucky day for me i've been seeing them for the first time on this series of dvds. the episodes really start heating up and getting good here on volume 4. everything about the show from the writing to xenia seeberg's performance as eva haberman's replacement for zev/xev has gone up about 10 notches. the special features on this disc were about 80% as good as ones on the other discs, but the real bonus is having these fantastic episodes for your collection. if you are a lexx fan you should already own this! if you've never seen lexx before then you should start it right and get the original 4 movies ("i worship his shadow" "supernova" "eating pattern" and "giga shadow"). As already mentioned they are only available in canada (on dvd... you can buy the VHS version here on amazon under the original title "tales from a parallel universe") but i got the dvds easily enough on ebay. so there you have it. LEXX IS GOOD!"
From zombies to the Wizard of Oz!
D. Knouse | vancouver, washington United States | 05/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4.5 stars. After stumbling a little on the last volume, volume 4 finds The Lexx in full flight. And except for the final episode, the humor and excellent satire has returned. Here are the episodes:2.13 Twilight--Stanley falls ill and via a little coaxing from Xev the Lexx travels to a planet with a handful of people promising a cure in exchange for a hitched ride. The living inhabitants hate each other, but in a humorous way, and the dead rise and crave living flesh due to the strange radiation emitted from the planet. This radiation has an odd effect on Kai, who is already dead, and he prances about spouting poetry in a very campy way. Xev is bitten by one of the zombies and looks sick, so Stanley asks if she is alright. She replies, "I can smell your brains!" This is a fine parody of the popular Horror sub-genre; and the character standby, Lyekka, makes a very sexy appearance as well. Kudos to her costume designer! Yowza!2.14 Patches in the Sky--The Lexx goes psychedelic! Stanley bullies a robot leader from a robot mining colony into providing him with some form of entertainment or he will command the Lexx to destroy its planet. The robot leader suggests he try the Narcolounger, a device in which he can manipulate his dreams. Given Stanley's recent history of sleep deprivation and nightmares this Narcolounger sounds like Heaven. But the reality is uncontrolled, nightmarish insanity! There are also blank patches appearing in the sky assumed to be areas destroyed by Mantrid drones. This is macabre and trippy stuff!2.15 Woz--This is one of the funniest episodes thus far in the series! This is a grand parody of "The Wizard of Oz." Xev is told by 790 that she, being a manufactured Love Slave, was given an expiration date and will die soon. 790 suggests they travel to Woz where there may be a proto-type machine that could be used to reset Xev's epiration date. Story summation: the crew hop in a Moth and fly through a twister only to land on an assassin wearing red-and-white socks, Kai and Stan bargain for Xev's life and agree to kill The Dark Lady then discover a Love Slave colony, Xev is subjected to a hilarious reel of "real women have curves" propaganda while being shown The Brightness; and finally, Xev says those immortal words, "There's no place like home." This is a sparkling gem in the series! A must-see-episode!2.16 The Web--This is where the DVD falls apart. All the characters are unendearing and uninteresting. Stanley is more interested in finding his hat than saving his friends, 790 has nothing to do but utter 101 insults at Stanley(I've never heard this many before, and it gets old fast), Kai has never been more dead, and Xev just seems baffled by everyone's angry and/or indifferent behavior. All the comedy is absent here, though the story is halfway decent with some exceptional special effects.However, don't let that last negative criticism alter the fact that this is easily one of the best volumes in the second series. Have a crazy journey!"