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Century Falls [DVD] [1993]


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  • Writers: Russell T. Davies
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 141 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FPV8J2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,600 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All six episodes of the supernatural children's drama from writer Russell T. Davies. When teenager Tess Hunter (Catherine Sanderson) arrives with her pregnant mother in the town of Century Falls, she finds the town strange and the locals suspicious. With very few children around, she soon latches on to twins Ben (Simon Fenton) and Cairey (Emma Jane Lavin), who have recently returned from exile, and who soon let her in on the strange secret of Century Falls. 40 years ago the townsfolk tried to conjure up a demon, with disastrous results. Even worse, they have plans to try the dark ritual again - and only Tess can stop them.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Brenig on 24 July 2006
Format: DVD
A long-awaited return of this tense and dark drama by Russell T. Davies.
Tess Hunter, a lonely girl moves to a sinister village called Century Falls where she meets the strange twins Ben and Carey Naismith. The villagers are strange in that they share a psychic conscioussness, and are all linked by the shocking events of 40 years ago.
The plot unfurls beautifully, with some interesting twists and turns. The psychic / temporal concepts are a bit tricky to get your head round, but it comes together successfully.

I cannot believe I watched this aged 10, understood it and loved it. It is very dark and grown-up for a child, but it works. The creators are to be congratulated for choosing an ordinary looking cast, some of which are quite elderly actors (unusual for kids drama). They bring real class to this production.

Another reason this drama has dated so well is that it depends very little on special effects. The intensity is brought about by the lingering menace and uncertainty. The soundtrack is also spot-on, and matches the scenes perfectly.

Enjoy this DVD, and be grateful if you saw this series first time around in 1993; this is superb compared to what is often served up as kids' drama today.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By James R. Turner on 26 Jun 2006
Format: DVD
I remember when this was first broadcast that it was spooky, sinister and genuinely terrifying. It was only much later that I realised it came from the TV genius that is Russell T Davies, this was never repeated but I've got great memories of this being a cut above your normal kids drama, treating the viewer as an adult rather than a child, and I can't wait to receive the DVD to see if its as good as I remember it. I doubt I'll be disapointed..... and I'm not, it arrived yesterday and I thought I'd ration myself to an episode a night, in the end I watched it all!! Genuinely chilling, superbly produced & acted and one of the most intelligent drama's I have seen (for either adults or children) in a long time. And showing hints as to what would make Doctor Who so magnificent in Russell T Davies' capable hands.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Good Wolf on 14 Feb 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great stuff, from a golden age of childrens' television drama. It's spooky, dark, funny... I don't think something like this would get made for kids today. It'd end up watered down by committee, and some of the themes would certainly raise a few eyebrows. Take a look at "Dark Season" as well, which is the spiritual predecessor to this, albeit somewhat lighter in tone.

Shame 2entertain couldn't have knocked up a couple of episodes' worth of commentaries with writer Russell T Davies, mind you - he's so eloquent and forthcoming in his other commentaries that it would have been fascinating to hear his thoughts on the early years of his writing career before he went on to hit the big time with the likes of Queer as Folk, Casanova and, of course, the spellbinding revival of Doctor Who.
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5 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David Marshall on 20 July 2007
Format: DVD
I added this film to my rental list, because the reviews I had read said it was good.
Boy was I disappointed, this is a load of rubbish.
Awful acting, except for the character Esme who was pretty good
The story line is so farfetched and quite frankly I was bored with it.
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