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Stone Of Destiny / (Ws Dol) [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] [US Import]

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009ERJZP6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,695 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
A heist for no personal gain. This is a very entertaining film based on Ian Hamilton’s truthful, farcical, yet successful attempt to return the Stone of Scone back to Scotland in the 1950s. Ian Hamilton was a student at the time and is here played by a very-good Charlie Cox. (Hamilton himself appears as an extra in this film.)

The film cleverly adopts a slightly sepia tone for its colouring of fifties life, with additional greys and greens. The detail is by and large convincing with regard to vehicles and clothing etc, but the occasional modern road sign or road marking sometimes spoils the pretence. (Also, the streets of London are quite clearly the streets of Glasgow instead, but the occasional shot of the interior and exterior of Westminster Abbey persuades us often enough that we are there rather than Paisley Abbey.) It’s a shame that leaves are still on the trees in a supposed winter, but I cannot vouch for whether police cars would tear through the streets of London sirens ablaze during the quiet early hours of Christmas.

But don’t let such a clever-clogs as me turn you off from watching this really good movie. The enthusiasm of Hamilton and his team of other young students is infectious; the humour of making such an outlandish attempt is well to the fore; and it might even make you wonder why the protagonists were never prosecuted for theft – since we English stole the stone from the Scots in the first place!

My DVD has a twenty-five minute extra featuring comments from the stars and crew members. We learn little that is new but at least we now know where Robert Carlyle lives!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pommie Chook on 22 Nov. 2009
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A great movie for fans of "Waking Ned Divine" and other films in this ilk. Robert Carlyle fans might be disappointed at the size of his part and the awful hairstyle! Do not expect a movie that will rock your world, but it is a good one just to sit back and chill out to. I bought it for my parents (after I saw it on a long haul flight) and they loved it (they are in their late 60s.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gerda Toffoli on 8 Jan. 2014
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A great little bit of entertaining recent history. We recently went to Westminster Abbey in London and saw the place of the missing Stone of Destiny. The movie was a fun and interesting way to learn the story of its disappearance and of its new 'place of destiny' in Scotland.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Constant Reader on 3 Sept. 2009
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This film is based on the book of the same name by Ian Hamilton, one of four Glasgow university students who liberated the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. In most aspects it's faithful to the book, although the film makers use quite a bit of artistic licence at the end.

I was disappointed that two of the major roles weren't played by Scottish actors (Englishman Charlie Cox played Ian Hamilton and American Kate Mara played Kay Matheson - not being Scottish myself I'll leave it to others to comment on how realistic or otherwise their Scots accents were). So it was good to see locals Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, Stephen McCole and newcomer Ciaron Kelly in the other roles, and all of them put in strong performances.

The sets are magnificent - Glasgow University, Paisley Abbey and Westminster Abbey all feature - but the main thing is the story. It's an entertaining ride for the viewer, hilarous in some places and moving in others. I'm glad I have it in my DVD collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.S.J. on 20 Jan. 2012
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Great film for any Scot... Great to see Ian Hamilton appear during film!! Loved it. I went with children and they all loved the film too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Baird on 11 May 2011
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With the May 2011 SNP election, Scottish Nationalism is in the air once again, which could be the reason behind the high price of this DVD. I was going to order one for my sister but will get round to it whenever the price comes down. (Scottish thrift at work!).

My sister and I were Glasgow students in the 1950s around the time of the Stone incident. Yes, there was beer and yes there were old cars in the streets, but the most obvious vehicles (and the noisiest) were the orange and green double decker tramcars. Impossible to bring back the trams, more is the pity.

My main gripe is about the way the students (supposedly) dressed in the film. In the 1950s, male students went around in suits and ties, plus woollen pullovers in the winter months which seemed to last forever. Female students wore skirts (never pants)and their hairdos were usually bobbed in some way and not free-flowing. In the film, no attempts whatever were made to emulate the correct student dress, although a lot of trouble was taken with the clunky old cars.

Getting back to politics and economics. There is virtually no parallel between Scotland in the 1950s and that of today. Back in the 50s unemployment was in the 2-3% range and any new graduate could expect a job, usually a choice of jobs. Scottish nationalism was a "nine-days wonder", compared to the political force that it is today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Tierney on 7 Sept. 2009
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Tongue in cheek for most of the way, this was nevertheless a story worth telling. And it was indeed told well.
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