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Why Be Good? [DVD] [1929] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Why Be Good? [DVD] [1929] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £13.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Vitaphone delight, 22 Feb. 2015
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Fabulous. Very late period silent film with completely naturalistic performances. Somewhat reminiscent of 'The Artist' in style. The original Vitaphone soundtrack is a delight. Although not a complete digital restoration, the picture and sound quality are excellent.


Russian Masters [40cd]
Russian Masters [40cd]

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value, 22 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Russian Masters [40cd] (Audio CD)
At 33p per disc, What's not to like? The performances are perfectly acceptable, mostly by artists you've never heard of, the technical quality is excellent and it's a great way to get to know some unfamiliar repertoire. The only (minor) minus points are the absence of sleeve notes and the unfamiliar translations of many of the titles.


Marx Brothers Collection - Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck Soup [DVD]
Marx Brothers Collection - Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck Soup [DVD]
Dvd ~ Margaret Dumont
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The films are transfers from good quality prints but obviously not full digital restorations, 7 Feb. 2015
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Discs arrived the following day despite my having only paid for second class postage. The films are transfers from good quality prints but obviously not full digital restorations. This isn't a problem because the original material is perfectly acceptable.


Black Narcissus [Blu-ray]
Black Narcissus [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Deborah Kerr
Price: £10.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Feb. 2015
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Stunning digital restoration revealing brilliant Technicolor cinematography. It can never have looked better.


A Shot In The Dark [DVD] [1964]
A Shot In The Dark [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ Peter Sellers
Offered by Super Duper
Price: £23.50

4.0 out of 5 stars although it's still very funny and the transfer quality is excellent - much better ..., 7 Feb. 2015
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Bought as a Christmas present for a relative. The only copies available were second-hand, but this one was in pristine condition sent in record time by the sellers. Back in 1964 I remember finding the film itself slightly disappointing after the original Pink Panther and I haven't changed my opinion, although it's still very funny and the transfer quality is excellent - much better than the ropey Deluxe Color prints we saw in the cinema.


Travels on the A38
Travels on the A38
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky read, 11 Jun. 2014
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Love the book. Eccentric subject and a style to match. Route 66 it ain't! Why aren't British roads laden with romanticism?


The Devil Is A Woman [DVD]
The Devil Is A Woman [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marlene Dietrich
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Camp classic, 11 Jun. 2014
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Fabulous photography, lunatic plot and some wild performances. But you can see why this was Dietrich's last film with von Sternberg.


Shanghai Express [DVD]
Shanghai Express [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marlene Dietrich
Offered by 101Trading
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Treat, 11 Jun. 2014
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Wonderful cinematography, Dietrich never looked better. Shame about the racist elements but this reflects the attitudes of 80+ years ago.


Cwrs Sylfaen: Llyfr Cwrs (South Wales version)
Cwrs Sylfaen: Llyfr Cwrs (South Wales version)
by Mark Stonelake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Value undermined by outrageous postal charge, 2 Aug. 2012
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I am a member of a Welsh learning group in Belper, Derbyshire (don't ask), and we decided to buy the course books from you because of the attractive price. I was horrified to discover that although the books were cheap, on an order of 8 copies for the class, we were charged full postage on each copy of the course book and the exercise book, making an outrageous charge of £44. We went ahead because we need the books, but I really wish we'd taken the order to our local bookshop where we'd have done some good and paid about the same.
We won't be coming back for the next book.


The General Post Office Film Unit Collection Vol.3 - If War Should Come [DVD]
The General Post Office Film Unit Collection Vol.3 - If War Should Come [DVD]
Dvd ~ Various Artists
Price: £24.80

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It did, 15 Feb. 2011
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An interesting collection of films of varying levels of attainment. It's fascinating to see the change in style of the films from the more experimental output under Grierson to the more straightforward approach under JB Holmes.
My only gripe with this series is that since the same films reappear in all the collections, you end up with multiple copies of some items, just to get your hands on something you're really interested in.


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