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Man Who Came to Dinner [DVD] [1943] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Man Who Came to Dinner [DVD] [1943] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Bette Davis
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £7.84

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest movies ever!, 25 Aug 2013
I will be brief......this was a successful stage play, it is superbly cast and the script is witty. If you like and understand the genre you will love this film. The cast Mary Wickes, Reginald Gardiner,,and others alongside the stars and all the Hollywood people are based on real people.......Harpo Marx, Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, etc......so keep your wits about you.
If you are not into Hollywood, the theatre, or this superb cast stay clear otherwise if you haven't seen it you are in for a great.


Lovely to Look at [DVD] [1952] [US Import]
Lovely to Look at [DVD] [1952] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Kathryn Grayson
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £17.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Roberta but in its own way wonderful!, 25 Aug 2013
So......the plot stinks, the story is rushed and twisted, Paris doesn't even pretend to be anything other than Hollywood so why 5 stars.
Well everyone in the cast does their absolute best, Marge and Gower Champion are totally different from Fred And Ginger. Kathryn Grayson is sensational singing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes......totally different from Irene Dunne in a totally different set up. ZaZa Gabor is hysterical as .a model girl and then.......Vincente Minelli takes over with Adrian and Tony Duquette to create the ultimate final fashion show which totally unbalances the film and offers any fashion lover a high unrivalled!
High Style, High Camp, high 50's Hollywood. In a word.....fantabulous!


So This Is Love [DVD] [1953] [US Import]
So This Is Love [DVD] [1953] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Kathryn Grayson
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £14.28

4.0 out of 5 stars Not the truth, but enjoy anyway!, 25 Aug 2013
There is a lot wrong with this account of the life of the fabulous Grace Moore who was killed in a plane crash in 1947.
But you don't go looking to Hollywood for a really truthful bio- pic! Some is correct and Kathryn Grayson is as ever really great but to get an idea of the real Grace Moore and her quite different charisma to Graysons watch her in One Night of Love!
She was I am afraid a very different persona but this film stand as a monument to her fame and is as a separate faction works well enough.
The Mary Garden part is sort of true in parts by the way!


Balalaika [DVD] [1939] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Balalaika [DVD] [1939] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Lionel Atwill
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Price: £9.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Not a typical musical?, 17 Aug 2013
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I had seen this years ago and adored Ilona Massey .......so eventually I purchased the DVD.
What a surprise, a hard hitting serious story with some amazing war scenes in it and a really fantastic finale.
Of course it is dated but please if you love old musical give this a try, you want be disappointed.


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (DVD + Digital Copy)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (DVD + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ Judi Dench
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £14.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life enhancing!, 14 Aug 2013
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OK, there is really moneyed for another review but I just wanted to add to the praise and especially for Maggie Smith!
She can be such a dreadful old ham doing an impersonation of Edith Evans and Kenneth Williams but in this where she has stiff competition from the rest of the cast and for much of the film hardly any lines ,she delivers at her best.
The film itself is simple and offers a life enhancing view of old age and India, don't watch it for deep meaning, it isn't there. Simply enjoy and hope somewhere there are out takes of Judi Dench And Bill Nighy on that bike!


John Gielgud
John Gielgud
by Sheridan Morley
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Make up your own mind and read it!, 14 Aug 2013
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This review is from: John Gielgud (Hardcover)
Oh Dear! The late Sir Laurence Olivier really doesn't need anyone to defend his memory, and he and Sir John were never close friends. What Sheridan Morley does is show you how their lives intersected and how the rivalry between all the great stars of this period worked.
Many people revere the acting of Olivier but to me he was a dreadful old ham! BUT that is one persons opinion......dismissing this extremely well written book because it doesn't especially show Olivier as perfect is silly!
Morley was in the end Geilguds choice of biographer and he deals with just enough private life to balance the professional life without prurience or censure.
My late mother remarked on Richard of Bordeaux. " absolutely sublime acting especially when you consider the leads we're not at all interested in each other!"


Rossini: Le Siège de Corinthe
Rossini: Le Siège de Corinthe
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and strong performance, 14 Aug 2013
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I have so many versions of this opera in DVD and cd so why buy another?
This feels "right" the performing version used seems balanced, the performance is very committed and of high quality.
Of course it's not a Caballe/Horne or whoever your star version would be butInever felt the cast couldn't pull it off atthe best level.
I especially think the conductor holds the arc of the music and drama together really well and with great lyrical span to it.


Limitless [DVD]
Limitless [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bradley Cooper
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 2 Aug 2013
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If you don't know the story outline ......it is about how with the right medication we are invincible! Really really clever and also exciting it asks a lot of questions and leaves you wondering long after the film has ended. Nicely cast and acted this film is clever and has something to say about man controlling his destiny and how science/medicine can be used .......could be used........is being used.


Around The World In 80 Days [DVD]
Around The World In 80 Days [DVD]
Dvd ~ Pierce Brosnan
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sit back and enjoy!, 2 Aug 2013
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No doubt about it........the Mike Todd is one thing and this is another BUT this is fabulously enjoyable. Lots of scenery, stunts, adventures and Mis haps and much closer to the original book.
I like em both for totally different reasons.
Lots of people will not agree but if you want gentle old fashioned adventure this is great.


Fool's Gold [DVD] [2008]
Fool's Gold [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Price: £2.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect entertainment, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Fool's Gold [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Thisis such fun, including Ray Winstone with the worst accent ever - Austalian? Welsh. Irish. Who knows it wanders all over the place..
Anyway This is just a ripping yarn combined with rom com and as such it is perfect, from villains to happy ending.
No tough plot line to follow, and a really happy feel good adventure story to keep you well entertained.


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