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The Shell Seekers [DVD][2006]

Vanessa Redgrave , Prunella Scales , Piers Haggard    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Prunella Scales, Alastair Mackenzie, Victoria Hamilton, Victoria Smurfit
  • Directors: Piers Haggard
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Aug 2007
  • Run Time: 176 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,291 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

TV adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's bestselling novel. After suffering a minor heart attack, Penelope Keeling (Vanessa Redgrave) takes time to reflect on her life so far; heartbreak, three estranged children, and an unhappy marriage have all taken their toll. When her daughter's lover, Cosmo (Sebastian Koch) brings his daughter Antonia (Stephanie Stumph) to stay, Penelope learns that she has fallen for the mysterious Danus (Lucas Gregorawicz). Seeing the relationship as doomed, Penelope believes they must learn from her mistakes if the heartbreak and loss she suffered with her wartime lover are not to be repeated. The discovery that a painting by her artist father is worth a small fortune leads to a gathering of the family, where Penelope discovers their true characters.

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Having watched the dire adaptations of the Winter Solstice novel by the same producers, I began this DVD with a heavy heart, and quickly found that, despite a few creaky moments, it really works well. I think the main reason for this is Vanessa Redgrave, an actress of such immense presence that she can carry almost anything. Here she has a decent script, excellent performances from Maximilian Schell and Prunella Scales amongst others, and pretty decent production values. A surprisingly good watch, really.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase 2 Mar 2010
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Excellent dvd as so true to the book. A lot of films and dvd's do not match the story, but this one does. Ofcourse, the wonderful acting of Vanessa Redgrave never fails anyone.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahell Seekers 14 July 2010
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I thoroughly wenjoyed this version of the Shell Seekers, Vanessa Redgrave was excellent as Penolope Keeling, and the other members of the cast worked well. Also the best thing was that the film followed the story closely.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shell Seekers 15 Sep 2007
By Angel
great chick flick hits all the buttons and reminds you of how different life was during and after the war and how relationships at that time tended to differ massively to today. Also great insight into family dynamics. Has its happy, sad, deep, emotional moments really really enjoyed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story 20 April 2014
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Had watched this on TV, but it was so full of Adverts over two nights, ones concentration wandered
and now I've enjoyed it without interruption. Venessa Redgrave was at her best!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 19 April 2014
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I had read the book and was curious to see how it transferred to DVD. I thought the production was excellent and stayed reasonably true to the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shell Seekers comment 17 April 2014
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Would have preferred the film to be continuous instead of a break half way through - otherwise it was very enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars shellseekers 16 April 2014
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Thank you very much for this quick access to The Shell Seekers. I enjoyed reading it again as much as I first read it in the paper version
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story.
A lovely story with an excellent performance by Vanessa Redgrave. First class entertainment for the discerning viewer. Go and buy it!!
Published 19 days ago by Roundabouter
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely easy film to watch
Good story, very enjoyable and easy to watch. Ideal to get away from it all kind of production. Buy it!
Published 22 days ago by Mrs Patricia Conlon
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the book
I have read the book, which was an excellent read. I am in possession of both dvd versions. The Angela Lansbury version was nice to watch, but not as true to the book as the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present so stars relate to recipient.
Recipient very happy with item/story/tech quality.

If you like this sort of stuff by Rosamund Pilcher then here's your chance; go for it.
Published 1 month ago by stertstech
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely film
I love this DVD it's very sweet and heart warming.. Vanessa Redgrave is brilliant recomend this DVD for women of all ages
Published 2 months ago by Ashleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars the shell seekers
Storey was good kept you watching and it had some nice scenery acting was good and was believable the son could
have done with a slap
Published 3 months ago by jeanie mac
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfull
It is amazing film with the actors that play the parts , very well suited , there should be more films like this that suits my age group 50 to 65 .
Published 3 months ago by Ann Purcell
5.0 out of 5 stars Gem of a movie...........
Recommended. Gem of a movie......emotional and superbly acted. Sit back and might shed a tear in the process ! "
Published 5 months ago by P. Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!
I'm such a fan of Rosamund Pilcher's books and tho' not as detailed as the book, you will not be disappointed. Vanessa Redgrave is a delight! Penny, London
Published 5 months ago by M. P. Beavan
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