Author: David Rose

VIDEO: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

In this episode, we take a look at the classic ’80s horror/comedy An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis. We’ll look at the Landis’s inspirations and what effect the film had on his future directing career, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. We’ll also look at the Oscar-winning makeup effects by Rick Baker, and why they make the film so unforgettable.

VIDEO: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

In this episode, we take nearly one hour to look at the beloved live-action/animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit! We’ll cover everything from the inception of the original novel, to the years it took to get to the big screen, the century-old techniques used to bring the story to life, and the film’s expansive 2-disc DVD set.

VIDEO: The Great Outdoors (1988)

In this episode, David tries to shake off the cold weather (and a head cold) by looking at the classic summer vacation comedy The Great Outdoors starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. This episode includes a brief look at the careers of Aykroyd and Candy, along with legendary writer-producer-director John Hughes, who wrote the screenplay.

VIDEO: Ed Wood (1994)

It’s the debut episode of The DVD Shelf, where your host David Rose reveals, reviews, and recommends the movies you should have on your own DVD shelf! He takes a look at the Tim Burton film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as one of the worst directors in history, and delves into Wood’s real life to see how it compares to Burton’s hilarious vision of the man.