|Q: Who are you and how can we find out more about
A: My name is Joshua Zyber. I was at one time a film
student with dreams of becoming a famous director, but now I'd rather just
watch movies than make them. For information on contacting me, see the
and Color Bars page.
Q: Why are your articles so long-winded?
A: I like to be thorough and comprehensive. Sometimes
I ramble, but it's my web site and I can talk for as long as I want without
length constrictions. I'm tired of reading sound bites from half-literate
quote whores who may not have even seen the entire movie they're talking
about. You will never read a review on this site which can be summarized
with a "Thumbs Up!" or star-rating. I rewatch each disc immediately prior
to writing about it, and I like to discuss both the quality of the movie
itself as well as its home video presentation. If you don't like it, make
your own web site. This one's mine.
Q: How can I contribute a review?
A: At the end of each article I will provide a link so
that you can email me your thoughts and opinions. I reserve the right to
choose which comments get posted to the site and I may edit them for space
or content. You don't have to agree with my opinion to get posted to the
site, but it helps if you can form a coherent sentence.
Q: Do you review PAL discs?
A: No. All of my reviews are limited to NTSC format,
and when I reference video releases in either VHS or DVD I am also referring
exclusively to NTSC unless otherwise noted.
Q: What type of laserdisc player do you use?
A: I own a Pioneer HLD-X9, one of the premiere laserdisc
players ever manufactured, available only by import from Japan. See the
Asked Questions section for more info.
Q: Why aren't there any DVD reviews here?
A: At one time I had intended to create a sister site
called DVD Now to archive my DVD reviews, but these days it seems
like everyone and their brother has a DVD web site. Rather than contribute
to the internet clutter, I decided to focus my energies on this site and
ally myself with some of the most prominent DVD web sites already in existence.
If you wish to read any DVD reviews by me, I have written for DVDFile,
and High-Def Digest over the
years. There is an index of my DVD and High Definition reviews at this
Q: Why are most of your film reviews positive?
A: That's simple. All of the titles reviewed on this
web site are from my personal collection. I try not to own movies unless
I am familiar with them beforehand and have found something of value in
watching them. Not all of the movies I own are masterpieces, but I try
to weed out the completely worthless garbage. Please note that although
my reviews of the films themselves may be positive, that does not mean
that my review of the disc quality will be.