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Swinging UK / UK Swings Again [DVD]

Harold Baim    Exempt   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Directors: Harold Baim
  • Producers: Harold Baim
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Strike Force Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KAIVXG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,791 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Double bill of musical features from the swinging Sixties. DJs Brian Matthew, Kent Walton and Alan 'Fluff' Freeman introduce some of the biggest stars of the British Beat Boom era including The Animals, The Applejacks, The Hollies, Lulu and the Luvvers, The Merseybeats, Millie ('My Boy Lollipop'), Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, The Tornadoes, The Four Pennies and The Swinging Blue Jeans.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good...but could be better. 26 Dec 2010
By DonP
I agree with SeaWasp. The content is unique...but the prints used for this release are soft. They do not look as if they have been sourced from 35mm originals....more like 16mm dupes. Having said that, at this stage, it is probably the best release of these two films available, so if the content appeals...go get 'em!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stuff 20 Mar 2011
God this stuff takes me back! Great quality film for it's age. The pop video in it's infancy and all the more charming for it. Some great songs and some hilarious fashions that had me laughing out loud. A true peice of pop history and highly recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware of short-sighted telecine operators..! 27 Nov 2010
By SeaWasp
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I really like "Swinging UK". It was the companion featurette to The Beatles' "Help" when that movie was shown in Sydney in 1965. The problem with this dvd is that the image is out of focus. I was bitterly disappointed as I bought this dvd to replace my JEF Films version of this title that I got from the USA. The Strike Force Entertainment disc has better sound and better colour that the old NTSC version but the focus is soft. I remember my old Channel4 VHS copy being a lot sharper. "UK Swings Again" seems to show a marginal improvement in image quality.

Padding out the dvd (the two main titles run for a combined total of approximately 55 minutes) we have two shorter featurettes. "Jugglers & Acrobats" which shows us the kind of variety acts that were usurped by the coming of rock'n'roll, and "Reels Within Reels": the surviving section of a behind-the-scenes look at the 1960s recording process.

Had the picture quality been sharp and clear, I'd have given this product 5 stars. It is a priceless relic of the swinging 60s. Some good songs and some mediocre ones as well (you'll groan when you see The Tornnados trudge through "Blue Blue Beat") along with the illustrious presence of Alan Freeman, Kent Walton and Brian Matthew.... it's a shame SFE blew it with the film transfer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars swinging sixties great!! 26 April 2013
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will be doing more transactions in the future, highly rated an good value for money as always very happy with all my purchases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swing On 60s! 9 Mar 2013
By CJ
Bought for me recently as a present. Was on my wish list. Good to see 60s pop groups performing in colour and not the usual black and white images one mainly has to put up with being most 60s shows were recorded on that type of media.

Most of the groups performing are well-known apart from a few which I never heard of. My older siblings may remember them! The groups that are featured include The Hollies, Lulu, The Applejacks, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Tornadoes, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and Eric Burdon & The Animals. Most sing two songs and are introduced by Alan Freeman, Brian Matthews and Kent Walton. It is Great Entertainment for all who grew up or was a teenager in the 60s. Loved going down memory lane. Nice to see the groups performing their songs rather than listening to them on the radio because I wasn't old enough to appreciate them and become a fan.

There are two separate shows on the DVD and some interesting bonus features which were also good fun. Liked the feature on the Jugglers And Acrobats. That was very interesting!

Going back to the main feature of this DVD - hope more of the same will be available to buy!
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