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The Sins [VHS] [2000]


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  • Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Geraldine James, Caroline Hayes, Billie Cook, Frank Finlay
  • Directors: Sallie Aprahamian, Simon Curtis
  • Producers: Lee Morris
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: BBC
  • VHS Release Date: 26 Mar 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056X2Z
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,136 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Binkley on 13 Aug 2003
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
As suggested, this is an entire series, consisting of 7 episodes on 2 cassettes, which covers each of the 7 deadly sins. A quite wonderful series, whether a fan of Pete P. or otherwise. The writing for starters is truly inspired/ & inspiring, touching on many subjects entirely connected with being a human being...subjects that matter, like love, death, friendship, family. Combine such emotive language with the delivery from a brilliant cast of actors & actresses(or are both just termed actors these days?), & you`ll be weeping like Niagra Falls. So, plenty of loo-roll is mandatory. Well worth the price-tag.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By S2608 on 22 Mar 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I was surprisingly totally captivated by this series. The whole cast was fantastic. The characters of Len Green and Uncle Urwin were so convincing and the most effective thing is how Green seems to have represented the temptation to the sins and in return how Uncle Urwin would provide the wisdom and explanation. A joy to watch. Congratulations!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Mutton on 2 May 2011
Format: DVD
The Sins explores the seven deadly sins through the experiences of Len Green, a career criminal. Sloth was particularly interesting in that this episode examined this state, concluding a rather different deeper interpretation than mere laziness. Len is a hero of sorts having to confront each week and somewhat understand or master these elementary conditions that befall us all.. Liked the fact that it was not moralistic and took a broader perspective of the human condition. Pity it took the death of Peter Postlethwaite to get this production onto DVD, more than a decade after its original television release. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By db 54 on 4 Sep 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A few, very fine actors populate this tepid comic drama, which, certainly for me, sadly shows its age.
The episodes are loosely arranged around each of the `seven deadly sins`, and does contain the occasional dramatic sequence. However the actual plots, dialogue and storylines are comparatively weak leading to scarecly realistic or plausible scenarios. The writers surely missed a very good opportunity to employ the protagonists beyond fairly mild and cliched enactments. Instead each episode denouement deteriorates, irritatingly so, into moralising sentimentality, with the added `bonus` of cringing whimsical music accompanying the dialogue, ... yukk!!
Unfortunately this series fell between two stools, ... it should have been played either as a straight working class drama, or an all out comedy. Trying to combine the both lead simply to a somewhat mediocre offering. If you have viewed, and enjoyed the highly critically acclaimed BBC series, `the street` then you will almost certainly view this creation in a very shallow light.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. D. Wright on 3 Mar 2011
Format: VHS Tape
I caught this series running late at night and immediately became enthralled in the characters and their stories. i loved pete postlethwaite's character as ever an excellent performance and have been looking out for this series to be released on DVD ever since come on BBC!!!!
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By julie hopkins on 12 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I am disappointed with the quality of the DVD, it keeps stopping and starting, I've tried the DVD on to other dvd players and it is still the same, I won't be buying from this seller again.
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By DAVID MARTIN on 10 Feb 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! I SAW IT THE FIRST TIME ON TV MANY YEARS AGO AND NEVER FORGOT IT! PETE POSTLETHWAITE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST ACTORS ,HE ALWAYS HAD A CERTAIN INTEGRETIE , BUT I MUST SAY THE WHOLE CAST WERE GREAT THEY GAVE THEIR ALL! THE STORIES BASED ON THE SINS WERE INSPIRED. IT HAD EVERYTHING COMEDY TRAGERDIE ACTION WARMTH ,I COULD GO ON AND ON .IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT TREAT YOURSELF TO ONE OF THE BEST SERIES EVER MADE! IT HAS PRIDE OF PLACE IN MY DVD COLLECTION. DAVE.
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Pete Postlethwaite at his very best. Exceedingly well cast humourous as well as dramatic. Well acted and a joy to watch, its a pity he did'nt make more like this in his lifetime.
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