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r_burgos2003
06-29-2003, 11:12 PM
He's uglier than Jason, he cracks more jokes than Freddy and he's taller than Chucky...He's the Leprechaun, played by Warwick Davis....And he's in a very cool dvd set well worth the $45 price.

It all started with Leprechaun. Mr. O'Grady started the whole thing when he stole a little leprechaun's gold. (remember: "Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won't live through the night!"). However, O'Grady successfully locks the leprechaun in a crate with a single 4-leaf clover on the top. Years later, when Tori and her dad go to the O'Grady house for a vacation, it escapes. It terrorizes the group and tells them he wants his gold back. They tell him they don't have it. But one of them does, Oz. Oz is a mentally retarted man who ate one of the gold coins. He actually tried to bite it and see if it was real...A great film (obviously, or it wouldn't have spawn off 4 sequels...to date)

A different kind of story is told in Leprechaun 2 when the poor leprechaun tries to find his long lost bride in modern day LA....He thinks he found her. The only thing is, she has a boyfriend. He solves that by kidnapping her and bringing her to his underground home...The boyfriend (with the help of his best friend) try to get the Leprechaun before he marries and kills her. An interesting story to keep your interest. There aren't many deaths (5 to be exact) but when there are....watch out for some great special F/X.

Leprechaun 3 in my opinion is the best one yet. It centers around college bound Scott. He meets up with Tammy, a magicians assistant for a very shitty show at a casino. When he is on a losing streek at the roulette table, he decides to pawn in his watch. He goes across the street (convient, ain't it?) and finds the shop owner dead, with a CD-ROM playing. It says how to kill leprechauns (the funniest moment in the series, by far!) and finds a gold coin. He looks at the computer screen and it tells him that each gold coin will give you a wish. any wish. So he wishes that he was at the casino on a winning streak. Well, wish granted. But one thing is for sure: he's not going to enjoy his earnings for long. He's been bitten by the evil leprechaun and is turning into one himself....so with the luck of the Irish, Scott has to save his new girlfriend and put the little leprechaun down once and for all. Boy, and they said college was tough!

Well, the best in the series comes right before the worst in the series... Leprechaun 4: In Space deals with a space crew going to a planet to save a princess from the leprechaun. You see, if the princess marries the leprechaun, he could rule the universe...they are taken abord the ship in one piece. The leprechaun gets his bride and tries to get away. But even before they get married they are already having marital
problems ....
(Leprechaun: [under his breath:] stupid little bitch....
Princess: what did you say?!
Leprechaun: I said we'll be rich! Rich!)

Finally, there is Leprechaun in the 'Hood which is about Mack Daddy: He found a magical flute that belongs to the little leprechaun. The flute casts a short zombie-like daze on anyone who hears it. Well, that turns Mack Daddy into a success. Years later, a new group comes along trying to be gangster for a record deal with Mack. When Mack tells them he's not interested and to get the fuck out, they decide to rob him that night to get enough money to go to Vegas to be in a competition. Well, they steal a medallian (last seen in Leprechaun 3 ) from a stone leprechaun's neck and that sets him free. The group is constantly chased around the 'hood by Mack Daddy and what the group assumes is "Chucky on crack". The funniest scene in the movie deals with the groups friend (who is a transexual) and the Leprechaun: I didn't come to play with fruit. I only seek me golden flute.
Fontaine: Ohh, when you put it that way, you make it sound all lyrical!
A good enough movie, indeed!

TOTAL RUNNING: (All 5 disks) 454 minutes


THE LEPRECHAUN IS PLAYED BY: WARWICK DAVIS
C A S T
Leprechaun
Tori JENNIFER ANISTON
Nathan KEN OLANDT
Ozzie MARK HOLTON
Alex ROBERT GORMAN
O'Grady SHAY DUFFIN
J.D. JOHN SANDERFORD

Leprechaun 2
Cody CHARLIE HEATH
Bridget SHEVONNE DURKIN
Morty SANDY BARON
Ian ADAM BIESK
William O'Day JAMES LANCASTER
William's Daughter SHEVONNE DURKIN

Leprechaun 3
Scott JOHN GATINS
Tammy LEE ARMSTRONG
Fazio JOHN DEMITA
Mitch MICHAEL CALLAN
Loretta CAROLINE WILLIAMS

Leprechaun 4: In Space
Books BRENT JASMER
Tina JESSICA COLLINS
Dr. Mittenhand GUY SINER
Harold GARY GROSSMAN
Princess Zarina REBEKAH CARLTON
Metal Head TIM COLCERI
Sticks MIGUEL A. NUNEZ, JR.

Leprechaun In the 'Hood
Mack Daddy ICE-T
Postmaster P A.T. MONTGOMERY
Stray Bullet RASHAAN NALL
Butch RED GRANT
Jackie Dee DAN MARTIN
Fontaine Rivera LOBO SEBASTIAN
Reverend Hanson IVORY OCEAN


T H E - - - L O W D O W N :


MOVIE RATINGS (MPAA)
Leprechaun : Rated 'R' for language, violence and gore.
Leprechaun 2 : Rated 'R' for sexuality, language, gore and extreme violence.
Leprechaun 3 :Rated 'R' for sexuality, language, gore and violence.
Leprechaun 4: In Space : Rated 'R' for sexuality, gore and language.
Leprechaun in the 'Hood : Rated 'R' for drug use, sexuality, gore, violence and language.

PERSONAL RATINGS: (out of a possible 4)
Leprechaun : 3.5 stars
Leprechaun 2 : 2 stars
Leprechaun 3 : 4 stars
Leprechaun 4: In Space : 1.5 stars
Leprechaun In the 'Hood : 3 stars

The Video: (out of a possible 4)
Leprechaun :FULL FRAME, minor grain...2 out of 4
Leprechaun 2 :16X9 Widescreen, very little grain...3 out of 4
Leprechaun 3 :FULL FRAME, no grain...3.5 out of 4
Leprechaun 4: In Space :FULL FRAME, some grain...3 out of 4
Leprechaun in the 'Hood :LETTERBOXED, no grain...4 out of 4

The Audio: (out of a possible 4)
Leprechaun : 2.0 Doby Surround...No problems. 3 out of 4
Leprechaun 2 : Ultra Stereo.Clear.fine listening. 4 out of 4
Leprechaun 3 : Ultra Stereo. Spanish track included. Good audio. 4 out of 4
Leprechaun 4: In Space : Stereo...spanish track included. Minor problems. nothing terrible. 2 out of 4
Leprechaun In the 'Hood: Dolby Stereo, Perfect! 4 out of 4

Subtitles:
Leprechaun : Spanish & French
Leprechaun 2 : Spanish & French
Leprechaun 3 : English, Spanish & French
Leprechaun 4: In Space : English, Spanish & French
Leprechaun In the 'Hood : English, Spanish & French

Special Features: (out of a possible 4)
Leprechaun : A single Trailer.....2 out of 4
Leprechaun 2 : A single Trailer.....2 out of 4
Leprechaun 3 : A single Trailer.....2 out of 4
Leprechaun 4: In Space : A Single trailer.....2 out of 4
Leprechaun In the 'Hood : A single Trailer.....2 out of 4

Hidden Features:
On every disk, on the main menu, highlight the Trimark logo to see trailers for the Leprechaun series, the Warlock series and a few others. Different (in some way or another) trailers on each disk.)

The BOX SET:
A damn good set! Although I would've liked to see a booklet on the series...The disks would cost around $55 to buy sepretly! Get them together and save $10...It's like getting an extra disk-free!

AND A FINAL WORD ON THE SERIES:
I found this seriously great site. Go here (http://www.lepconnie.com) to see a wonderful site with a death list, rhymes, pics, scans, memorbilia, sound clips, scripts, articles and much much more....

Final Thoughts: [my little LEPRECHAUN RHYME]

The only way to keep the Leprechaun at bay/
Is to buy this wicked little set...today!/

He'll make you laugh/
He'll make you scream/
But be warned/
He's not what he seems/

He's a poor old man who wants a friend/
But steal his gold/
And it'll mean your end!

Buy this set and you won't be in doubt/
Now see what the fuck I'm talking about?


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RyanPC
06-30-2003, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by r_burgos2003
Final Thoughts: [my little LEPRECHAUN RHYME]

The only way to keep the Leprechaun at bay/
Is to buy this wicked little set...today!/

He'll make you laugh/
He'll make you scream/
But be warned/
He's not what he seems/

He's a poor old man who wants a friend/
But steal his gold/
And it'll mean your end!

Buy this set and you won't be in doubt/
Now see what the fuck I'm talking about?

:lol::lol: :D

Cool review, almost makes me want to go out and buy this set, although the Leprechaun films may not be my pot of gold, if you know what I mean! :D

Seriously, though-- I liked the first one a lot, but the second and third weren't near as good. I've yet to see the others. If I were to get it, I'd have to buy all the other stuff in my wish list that I want more, first. :)

Mortis
06-30-2003, 02:05 PM
I love the Leprechaun box. I've always liked the Leprechaun movies, so this was a no brainer for me.

r_burgos2003
06-30-2003, 06:32 PM
Well...what'd you think of the review?

rhett
06-30-2003, 06:51 PM
Great review Ryan, thanks. I used to watch the first three all the time when they came out. I watched Part 4 and that totally turned me off from the series for a long time, I still haven't seen 5. My favorite film of the sereis though, is the first one. I love seeing Jennifer Aniston ham it up with her large proboscis. The other films are guilty pleasures, but the first one is great 90's horror entertainment!

I wouldn't spend ~$70 Canadian on this set though, the first one is the only one I care about. Still though, great review!

r_burgos2003
06-30-2003, 06:57 PM
Thanks! It's an OK set....when I got it, I never saw parts 4 and 5....as a matter of fact, I just saw them yesterday and saturday! I owned the set since march! I'm starting to watch all of the dvds I never had time for...I just finished FRITZ THE CAT and now it's on to THE NINE LIVES OF FRITZ THE CAT....fucking funny as hell! Pot-smoking cat, cat fucking other animals constantly, horse tits, cops as pigs!!! Funny!

RyanPC
06-30-2003, 07:51 PM
Oh yeah! Great review!! :)

r_burgos2003
06-30-2003, 08:15 PM
Thanks! I might make another one....

Mortis
07-01-2003, 02:09 AM
The review was good.

I'm going to try and watch these again tonight. :D

Originally posted by r_burgos2003
Well...what'd you think of the review?

r_burgos2003
07-01-2003, 06:49 AM
Part 3 is the best!!!! I'll make a poll

r_burgos2003
07-01-2003, 06:50 AM
On second thought....nah