It is so sad that this, the only filmed version of 'Nostromo', has never been transferred to DVD and is generally not easy to obtain. I am lucky enough to have bought the original VHS tapes shortly after watching this excellent mini-series on television in England back in the 1990s when it was first shown. As a teenager I had read Conrad's 'Nostromo' and found it rather turgid and difficult to understand, due to the compexities and convolutions of the plot. But this TV version is eminently watchable and definitely aids in the understanding of the original text (to which I hope soon to return). I found myself glued to this great story of corruption, greed, hypocrisy and venal human weaknesses, and this fascination was brought about by the first-rate acting of the leading characters (Albert Finney in particular is, as always, ablaze with humanity, foibles, yet inner integrity), backed up by marvellously evocative and touching music specially composed by the unique Ennio Morricone. Particular praise should go to Claudio Amendola, who plays the eponymous anti-hero: despite acting in a foreign language (he is Italian), he oozes sexual charisma and screen presence. He is masculine sex appeal on two legs - perfectly cast for this version of 'Nostromo'. The actor who portrays Captain Mitchell is also very fine. In fact, I did not find one actor who seemed miscast: everyone is splendid, and the ending of the story may well have you in tears, due to the first-class acting and the supreme music of Ennio Morricone. I recommend this VHS (which has rather good colour for its age) without hesitation. It is most suited for viewers who are drawn to dramas dealing in the imperfections of man, and which yet give examples of rich humanity even in the midst of moral weakness and degradation. I am happy to give this marvellous version of 'Nostromo' a full 5 stars.