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Catherine Cookson Complete Collection (24 Disc Box Set) [DVD]


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  • Actors: James Fox, Edward Rawle-Hicks, Mark Gatiss, Colin Buchanan, Hannah Yelland
  • Directors: Mary McMurray, Richard Martin, David Wheatley, Alan Grint, Norman Stone
  • Producers: Ray Marshall, Roy Roberts
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 24
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Aug 2006
  • Run Time: 3396 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PZ8I0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,690 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A collection of 23 dramas based on the novels of Catherine Cookson: 'The Mallen Secret', 'The Mallen Curse', 'The Mallen Girls', 'The Mallen Streak', 'The Fifteen Streets', 'The Wingless Bird', 'The Round Tower', 'The Black Velvet Gown', 'The Black Candle', 'The Rag Nymph', 'The Moth', 'The Girl', 'The Tide of Life', 'The Glass Virgin', 'The Gambling Man', 'The Man Who Cried', 'The Cinder Path', 'The Dwelling Place', 'The Colour Blind', 'The Tilly Trotter', 'The Storyteller', 'The Secret' and 'Dinner of Herbs'.

Synopsis

The Catherine Cookson Complete Collection is a 24-disc box set containing dramatic adaptations of 23 Catherine Cookson tales. Included in this collection: 'The Moth'; 'The Black Velvet Gown'; 'The Black Candle'; 'The Secret'; 'The Mallen Secret'; 'The Mallen Streak'; 'The Mallen Curse'; 'The Mallen Girls'; 'The Girl'; 'The Fifteen Streets'; 'The Rag Nymph'; 'The Wingless Bird'; 'The Dwelling Place'; 'The Glass Virgin'; 'Tilly Trotter'; 'The Storyteller'; 'The Cinder Path'; 'The Man Who Cried'; 'The Round Tower'; 'The Tide Of Life', 'Colour Blind'; 'A Dinner Of Herbs'; and 'The Gambling Man'.


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4.7 out of 5 stars

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shell on 1 May 2009
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Absolutely loved this collection - I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the Mallen streak which is really poor and lets the set down. The other DVD's are too good to let the Mallen mishap stop you from buying ...its still good value and worth every penny.
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107 of 111 people found the following review helpful By AC of Norwich on 24 Nov 2008
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This is a very good value Catherine Cookson box set. All the stories are superbly produced, and the casting is spot on. The sheer and compelling drama of each Catherine Cookson story is faithfully produced and will have you glued to the screen all evening ( some of them 3 hours ). The only critical note is the sound track. If you haven't got a good speaker system you could struggle to hear all the dialogue. My TV system has extra speakers, plus tone control,but it only just coped. Otherwise sit back and enjoy.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Blue hunter VINE VOICE on 11 Jan 2008
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Here you have some brilliant film versions of some great books.Catherine Cookson was a fine writer and these movies really do shine as they should.This box set contains so many that you be watching them for month's.The acting is very good in all of the films and there are some well known stars in them.Overall a fantastic box set and a brilliant present for someone as well.Highly recommended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By bob on 7 Feb 2009
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Overall good but some of the quality issues with early films. If you have an decent TV you will notice 1960s and 70s productions could do with a remake.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Michelle Jenkins on 24 April 2008
Format: DVD
I was given this boxset as a gift from my mother. I've never much been into costume drama/romance type of films so wasn't expecting to enjoy these films much. I always associated Catherine Cookson with books that old ladies read (I'm a mother in my 30s).

The first one I watched (The Dwelling Place) had me totally absorbed, I just had to watch it till the end. After that, I had to move on to another film then another. I just love everything about these films, the acting, the stories, the costumes and the settings to name a few.

I havn't watched every one of the films yet, but the ones I have watched I have found to be thoroughly enjoyable. They make me feel like I am really in another era watching the way people of the upper and lower classes lived, worked and played.

The films are all quite long (over 2 hours) so it's probably best to watch them when you have that sort of time to yourself as if you're like me you may get totally absorbed and forget other things you need doing in that time.

I can't imagine any woman not enjoying these films although we're all different so I can't speak for everyone.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Derek on 21 May 2008
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My wife and I have enjoyed these DVDs for their general quality of story-telling and acting, despite the 4:3 format limitations, but the technical quality of some of them is atrocious - the older the copyright date quoted, the worse the transfer from whatever original ITV broadcast format to DVD. This is most marked in the set of 4 "Mallen Streak" stories copyrighted 1979/80 by Granada. No matter how I try to use today's technology to improve them, these are very grainy and dark. If anyone is concerned about such matters, beware!! Otherwise, just enjoy the stories.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Keightley on 16 Feb 2009
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I bought this collection for my wife at Christmas who has read all the books. She thinks it's first rate and I must admit i have watched some of them too. Very well made productions
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 13 Jan 2010
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These films (appart from the The Mallen episodes) are very well produced. I bought these for my mother who likes clear honest stories especially with female lead roles. As a man in his thirties I have to say somewhat surprised that I've enjoyed the ones I've watched with my mother. They are stories about people lives hopes and dreams and in that sense touch all of us.
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