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Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD]
Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: 10.00

9 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These reviews are a disgrace !!, 14 Aug 2013
In my opinion, it's a disgrace that all these reviews are posted when series 3 of Sherlock haven't actually been released on DVD or Blu Ray yet. The series haven't even been on television yet.

In addition, the content of the reviews are mostly nonsense and the tone is often an insult to the series. In short: a disgrace.

Amazon.co.uk: you should somehow make it impossible for website visitors to leave a review if the DVD/Blu Ray hasn't been released yet!

PS:
While posting my own "review", I left a five star one for this DVD/Blu Ray. I had to do that, because a rating is mandatory. My rating is based on series 1 and 2.
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Sherlock Holmes [DVD] [2009]
Sherlock Holmes [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Jr
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 2.78

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Irene Adler a common thief, Sherlock Holmes as Rambo, how much more can you go wrong???, 5 Sep 2012
This review is from: Sherlock Holmes [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
OK, I'll admit straight away: I'm a Sherlock Holmes purist. That is to say: I am more faithful to the acting of Jeremy Brett than I am to the original stories of Sherlock Holmes. But this stuff is the opposite of taking the cake. It doesn't come near what A. Doyle intended SHerlock Holmes to be...
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Passion Fish [DVD] [1992] [Region 2] IMPORT Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Passion Fish [DVD] [1992] [Region 2] IMPORT Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Offered by Seedhouse-Rare-Movies
Price: 10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous film!, 15 Jan 2011
This film is a beauty! The director managed to create a very good atmosphere in this film and a very touching story. And the music in this film blends in so well. It's cajun music, and it really works. The part of the film where they make an extensive boatride on the network of rivers is so beautifully shot, and again, together with the music really sticks to mind.

One funny detail that had me in stitches is that during a visit of ex-colleagues, a remark is made about a hysterectomy:
"They took out the crib, but left the playpen!"

Anyway, this film is a must see!


Koyaanisquatsi (Original score)
Koyaanisquatsi (Original score)
Price: 13.75

9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid music indeed!, 25 Jun 2010
The only thing I do not understand is why this original score costs GBP 11, while you can buy the film for GBP 4 and just rip the audiotrack off the DVD?
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Hound of the Baskervilles [VHS] [2002]
Hound of the Baskervilles [VHS] [2002]
VHS
Offered by JamesHarvey Fast dispatch from the UK
Price: 2.75

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very faithful..., 31 May 2003
Let's not beat about the bush: it's all very nice, this film, but it's not anywhere near what Arthur Conan Doyle intended. And yes, Grant is very good as Stapleton, but nobody matches Jeremy Brett when it comes to portaying Holmes.
If you want a good version (and faithful to the canon!!) stick to the 1988 version starring Jeremy Brett. You won't be disappointed, I assure you!


The Sherlock Holmes Collection (23 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1988]
The Sherlock Holmes Collection (23 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1988]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Brett

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! This is the moment Brett fans have been waiting for, 27 May 2003
First of all, this box set description should list all the titles on the DVD's. They are:
A Scandal in Bohemia / The Dancing Men
The Naval Treaty / The Solitary Cyclist
The Crooked Man / The Speckled Band
The Blue Carbuncle / The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter / The Norwood Builder
The Red Headed League / The Copper Beeches
The Final Problem / The Empty House
The Musgrave Ritual / The Abbey Grange
The Man with the Twisted Lip / The Six Napoleans
The Priory School / The Second Stain
The Sign of Four
The Devil's Foot / Silver Blaze
Wisteria Lodge / The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Problem of Thor Bridge / The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Shoscombe Old Place / The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Illustrious Client / The Creeping Man
The Master Blackmailer
The Last Vampyre
The Eligible Bachelor
The Three Gables / The Dying Detective
The Golden Pince-Nez / The Red Circle
The Mazarin Stone / The Cardboard Box
In total 23 DVD's of absolute enjoyment for any Sherlock Holmes and/or Jeremy Brett fan. For a long time it seemed that separate DVD's would only be available in region 1 NTSC format.
I've always said that if Sherlock Holmes would have come to life, it could only have been in the body of Jeremy Brett. He IS Sherlock Holmes, and Sherlock Holmes is him! My favourite episode is The Priory School. Although I liked the first Watson in this series (David Burke) better than the second (Edward Hardwicke), this is the best episode, in my humble opinion. The music written for this episode is marvellous (all music for this series is written by Patrick Gowers. Unfortunately the CD is very hard to come by...)
Allow yourself this pleasure, buy this DVD box set!!!


Catweazle: Series 1 (Box Set) [VHS] [1970]
Catweazle: Series 1 (Box Set) [VHS] [1970]
VHS

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is timeless quality! And very sweet memories to me, 25 Jun 2001
I was 6 when I first saw these series and loved it from the start. All the actors deserve credit but of course it is Geoffrey Bayldon's exquisite performance as the excentric Catweazle that makes the series so great! He plays the sorcerer who jumps 900 years in time when trying to escape Norman soldiers, and who is found and cared for by a boy called Carrot. From the first moment, Catweazle is continually baffled by things like electricity, matches (firesticks), telephones (telling bones), cars etc., which are so well known and common to us. This also makes it great for children: an adult who wrestles with things they already know. What can I say? Salmay, dalmay, adonay!!

In addition to Geoffry, Richard Carpenter (writer of among others, Robin Hood) deserves a lot of credit for writing these highly original series.

The decription of this item lacks info about the content: what's in this box set is the complete first series, preceded by an introduction with Geoffry Bayldon and Robin Davies (Carrot) returning to "Hexwood Farm" and looking back nearly thirty years to the great summer of '69 when the series were recorded. The 13 episodes are:

The Sun In A Bottle, Castle Saburac, The Curse Of Rapkyn, The Witching Hour, The Eye Of Time, The Magic Face, The Telling Bone, The Power of Adamcos The Demi Devil, The House Of The Sorcerer, The Flying Broomsticks, The Wisdom Of Solomon, The Trickery Lantern...


Battles in Britain (Wordsworth Military Library)
Battles in Britain (Wordsworth Military Library)
by William Seymour
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of all major battles on british soil, 1 April 2001
This book is great for everyone who has read/heard a lot about british history, but who likes to know more about how it actually happened, what weapons were used. Not only does Seymour describe the battles themselves but he also tells what events led up to the battle and why things happened as they did. But this he only does to get a better understanding of the proceedings of the battles. Luckily, he refrains from telling "what might have happened, had the other side won" A great book for learning the details of battles from Hastings (+ the two proceeding battles) until the battles in the reign of George II. It would have been nice though, if major battles, important for Britain, but not actually fought on British soil would have been included, like: Agincourt, Crecy, Poitiers etc...


When the Fighting is Over: A Personal Story of the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain and Its Aftermath
When the Fighting is Over: A Personal Story of the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain and Its Aftermath
by John Lawrence
Edition: Paperback

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling one the one hand, disturbing on the other..., 27 Jan 2001
This book I read from cover to cover in one big breath. Having already seen the film of the book (an excellent film, I should add which unfortunately is not sold anywhere to my knowledge) I didn't really expect the book could move me more than the film. How wrong I was! The book is written by both Robert Lawrence (the guy it all happened to) and his father John Lawrence. Their writing alternates with eachother so that you get a good idea of what the son and the father (parents) are going through at the same time. I thought this book was compelling, often disturbing, but always heartwarming. And with all due respect to the previous reviewer: this book isn't about the Falklands or the British Army, it's about the struggle of a young man who got wounded, fighting for a cause he believed in, then finding out that society didn't care all that much about the victims of war. I also think that Robert Lawrence is a very courageous man, not only during the battle but even more so in trying to pick up the pieces and build up a living again.


This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century v.1-5 . The BBC Radio 4 Series: The Twentieth Century Vol 1-5 . The BBC Ra (BBC Radio Collection)
This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century v.1-5 . The BBC Radio 4 Series: The Twentieth Century Vol 1-5 . The BBC Ra (BBC Radio Collection)
by Christopher Lee
Edition: Audio Cassette

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit back and let it overwhelm you!!!, 13 Jan 2001
Nothing is as good as being read to. And then especially when the story is so good and being read by such professional readers. I enjoyed each and every minute of this series, from home-to-work and from work-to-home. This Sceptred Isle, to me, presents the 20th century history in a fashion that makes it come op life before my very eyes, my not being a scholar of British history. It continues the series This Sceptred Isle from 55BC to the death of Queen Victoria in a wonderful way. Treat yourself to this jewel and I assure you, you won't regret it!!!


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