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Heaven's Gate Restored Edition 2 Discs [Blu-ray]
Heaven's Gate Restored Edition 2 Discs [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Kris Kristofferson
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece Vindicated at Last, 4 Jan. 2014
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When I first saw the videotape of the director's cut of Heaven's Gate three decades ago, I knew it was a masterpiece. I defended it against those who thought it was a total failure. Now, in its restored edition on blu-ray everyone will get a chance to see this brilliant film. There are so many memorable scenes. It enlightens the viewer on the process of the westward migration of immigrants in 19th century America and uncovers the little known story of the Johnson County war. It is still relevant today in its depiction of the haves and have-nots, which in itself may have been one of the reasons corporate America did not want us to see or remember this film.
Great musical soundtrack. Great writing. Great acting by Kris Kristofferson, Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Walken, John Hurt and the whole cast. Powerful climax..


Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes [DVD]
Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes [DVD]
Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic, 4 Jan. 2014
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Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes is simply great, another of his masterful trips introducing us to cultures and foods of the Mediterranean.


Rick Stein's India [DVD]
Rick Stein's India [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rick Stein
Price: £7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Rick's the Best, 4 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Rick Stein's India [DVD] (DVD)
I have all of Rick Stein's DVDs and books. He had the best cookery shows, because they are not about just cooking. They introduce different cultures, peoples, and histories, the backstories on food and its preparations. He is so enthusiastic, so childlike in his discoveries, so open, inclusive, accessible that he can't help but win over people he encounters. He is not about fine dining but rather about discovering the real food that local people prepare and eat. He is not afraid to try anything on the street, in a village, on a boat, in search of food that is simple, down to earth, authentic. You can trust him to introduce you the the authentic culture and food of India, and before that Spain, the Far East, France, Italy, the Mediterranean. He is simply the best.


The Best of Grand Designs
The Best of Grand Designs
by Kevin McCloud
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars From TV to Books, 4 Jan. 2014
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First the TV series turned me on to architecture and design, and from that I have moved into Kevin McCloud's books. Easy to read, and just as exciting as the TV programmes.


Grand Designs Series 9 [DVD]
Grand Designs Series 9 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin McCloud
Price: £9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars The inimitable Kevin McCloud, 4 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Grand Designs Series 9 [DVD] (DVD)
I have just recently started watching this series, probably repeats as I think the last one I saw was from 2009. Where I am they don't show the programs consecutively. Anyway, each episode can stand alone. Kevin McCloud does an excellent job introducing new and contemporary architecture, and the original designs of dream builders. His knowledge of building, architecture, design, etc., is wide ranging, He is able to articulate clearly what is going on in the building and he is always charming. He has turned me on to architecture and interior design, helped me to understand space and spatial relationships and color in design. Excellent series, thanks to Kevin McCloud.


Spooks - BBC Series 7 (New Packaging) [DVD]
Spooks - BBC Series 7 (New Packaging) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Armitage
Price: £9.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series., 4 Jan. 2014
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My favorite series, ever. Excellent writing, involving story lines, superb ensemble acting. My rating will be the same for all 10 seasons.


Two's Company - The Complete Series [DVD] [1975]
Two's Company - The Complete Series [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Elaine Stritch
Price: £18.50

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5.0 out of 5 stars Stritch Galore, 7 July 2013
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I love Elaine Stritch. I had not heard of Two's Company until I looked at her filmography. Two's Company is delightful, charming, at times LOL funny. Great culture clashes. Recommended. And, if you haven't seen Stritch's one woman show, At Liberty, I would definitely recommend that one as well. Her line readings, accent, and delivery are inimitable.


The Dying Gaul [DVD] [2005] [2007]
The Dying Gaul [DVD] [2005] [2007]
Dvd ~ Patricia Clarkson
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Price: £4.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Ethical Drama, 7 July 2013
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Skarsgaard, Campbell Scott and Patricia Clarkson.... what's not to like? good actors all. The story is interesting because it poses ethical questions that will leaving you talking about the film afterwards.


His Secret Life [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
His Secret Life [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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3.0 out of 5 stars Uncovering Secrets and Lies, 7 July 2013
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The film is all about uncovering secrets and lies and gradual acceptance and letting go as the widow gradually learns the truth of her partner


Slingshot [DVD]
Slingshot [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jiro Manio

4.0 out of 5 stars Okay Brilliante, 7 July 2013
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I have been following the work of Filipino director Brilliante Mendoza who produces sometimes good, sometimes not so good films, but he is always interesting in revealing the underside of life in the Philippines - the poverty that leads the young into pathways they may not have chosen if their social and living conditions were not so devoid of hope or full of poverty


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