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Francesco's Venice : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Francesco's Venice : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Francesco Da Mosto
Price: £6.80

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing a few hours, but generally very good, 6 Mar 2010
The set could have benefited from a couple of additional episodes. Italy was a colonizer, and though Istria as a source of stone is mentioned, Venice's involvement with Istria, the Albanian coast, Crete, and Rhodes is completely missing. Likewise, Venice's conflict-ridden relationship with the Catholic Church and the other Italian city states, particularly Florence and Milan, and its involvement in the Veneto is mentioned, but not satisfactorily accounted for. Most disappointingly, Venice in the 19th and 20th centuries, both under the Austrians and in the modern Italian nation gets also gets short shrift in an account that seems mostly fueled by resentment at now being a part of Italy at all. Beyond that, there's a bit of dramatic fudging (there is no evidence, for example, that Paolo Veronese was tortured by the Inquisition, only reprimanded by a muscle-flexing church 20 years after the fact), but the set is generally very good and far better than one gets from the usual travel video productions.


Churchill: The Hollywood Years [DVD] [2004]
Churchill: The Hollywood Years [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Miranda Richardson
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £4.43

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What were they thinking?, 2 Mar 2010
This disc is the first evidence I have encountered of a parallel universe that seems to be even dumber than the one we inhabit.


In The Loop [DVD]
In The Loop [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Hollander
Offered by streetsahead
Price: £4.72

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Depressingly hilarious, 1 Nov 2009
This review is from: In The Loop [DVD] (DVD)
It's easy in retrospect to be most mindful of the self-absorbed incompetence of Bush and Blair and their immediate aides in the run-up to the Iraq war. This film hilariously reminds us that there were also layers and layers of equally self-absorbed, incompetent and mendacious bureaucracy there to support them in the rush to war.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much more useful than a compass, 3 Jun 2007
In addition to the problems discussed in the other reviews, potential customers should also note that: "due to licensing restrictions", this software does not allow map printing and offers only a "reduced map window for detail viewing". All in all, a very poor value.


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