Firstly I agree with most of what C. Cousins "PoppyCorn" review says.
I bought this set because I really wanted a DVD of Bachelor Mother, as we still have the b+w video of it. Having read Poppy corn's review, I thought I'd chance it. What you get is a cardboard box containing 3 DVD cases (with 2 films per case).
'Batchelor Mother' - yes the colourisation version looks really bad (like a poor you tube video of an old video on a TV, but having said that - this was the first coloured version I've watched, and it was lovely to see how the colours were supposed to look, but you can see the 'aged' film looks and blurred quality - especially on 32 inch HDTV ready TV's!
'The Major and The Minor' - A film I had missed, but b+w brilliance, okay you have to be able to ignore the fantastic Ginger Rogers not looking 12, but she does look a look younger than her true age at the time, and her charm and great portrayal of a 12 yr old girl wins the day. Yes the war time movie shows the support for troops, especially with Ginger Rogers' Mother playing her mother! (sometime we realised watching the credits!) But for me another fine moment of acting!
'It Had To Be You' - I don't agree with poppy corn on this. having watched BM, M+TM, we started this, and after 10 minutes of watching this downright bizarre film (all the while thinking didn't they remake this with a better twist as runaway bride with Julia Roberts), ended up skipping a few (the rest) chapters, after none of the start of the chapters caught any of my families attention. The end doesn't quite work in any of our opinion.
I like enjoyable, if silly, but this was so dreadful bizarre. Let me start out my saying, she wakes up having imagined a red indian who follows her around letting her know she doesn't love her fourth finance's, having run out on the other 3 at the altar. Choas ensures (it seemed), whilst they sort this out, oh and then LOL and behold her imagination chap, is a real fire man whose station is down the road from her parents home. I'm afraid I really felt standards dropped when her imagination chap reported a fire at her 4th wedding, and the real chap turned up - silly. But maybe your cup of tea!
'Tight Spot' - Not our cup of tea, so we've left that to watch later.
'Top Hat' - Poppycorn is so right in her review! "the DVD is the EXACT one which comes in the 'Fred and Ginger Collection' set, it even has that printed on the DVD and the introduction to the film by Fred Astaire's daughter who also mentions the 'F&G Collection' - which I think is really lazy of the producers, after all this set should be all about Ginger (that said, it's a nice bonus for those without the F&G collection). " I so agree! (yes its b+w)
The Gay Divorcee - a b+w Fred and Ginger Classic, many think this is a the second rank of their work, but a very close second rank. I still enjoy it with all its silliness (in a good comedic way). Spot some of the other F=G regulars in here too!
This is the review based on both mine, my mothers, my husband, fathers and brothers, who all watched this together.