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That Sinking Feeling (Remastered) (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) [1980]
That Sinking Feeling (Remastered) (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) [1980]
Dvd ~ Robert Buchanan
Offered by Home Entertainment Online
Price: £14.32

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Triumphant Return! It's back and this time it's worth buying., 7 May 2014
First off a big thank you to BFI for coming to the rescue of this delightful and wonderful film. The first feature by Bill Forsyth and the subject of some dreadful past treatment on video and (most recently before this) DVD.

This is a top notch addition to the wonderful Flipside range. Presented in its original 1:33;1 ratio the picture is outstanding. This film was made on a budget of less than £30,000 but you wouldn't know that to look at the end result. The cinematography and the framing are joy to behold. The soundtrack is the original Scottish one and quite rightly so (they include the dubbed for comparison and you'll see why people including myself were outraged by the dubbed one being the only option on DVD by a small listen).
Not only that but you get a commentary track with the director himself and Mark Kermode and a veritable feast of extras which document Bill Forsyth's early film making, which are fascinating in themselves. 'Glasgow 1980' (made in 1971) is a fascinating short in and of itself.

Support the release of this by snapping up a copy for yourself. You'll be thankful you did. It's wonderful.

Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray]
Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ John Gordon-Sinclair
Price: £9.68

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Endearing Classsic Gets The Blu Ray Treatment, 7 May 2014
This review is from: Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Everything positive that has been written about this film has been true. So after years of poor treatment on video and UK DVD (wrong screen ratio and poor soundtrack to name two) it finally gets the treatment it deserves and you won't be disappointed with the results.
The transfer is in 1:85 Widescreen and the picture is clear and the low budget soundtrack is remarkably clear and just as importantly, in its original native glory.
The extras though sparse are a delight. The Bill Forsyth interview is very revealing and the Clare Grogan interview expands upon and adds to Bill Forsyth's. Audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and Mark Kemode is a welcome narrative and enhancement too.

Buy this Blu Ray you won't regret your purchase
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The First 48 Season 1 3 DVD Box Set
The First 48 Season 1 3 DVD Box Set

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty Murder Investigation Series from The History Channel, 20 Feb. 2013
I saw this on the Crime and Investigation Network , several seasons in. It's interesting to see the first season of this programme. It doesn't pull punches and is a brass tacks police procedural programme. The picture quality is what you'd expect for a documentary shot programme. The release is bare bones but what do you expect for under £10 ?

That Sinking Feeling [DVD]
That Sinking Feeling [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Mannion
Price: £23.99

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Travesty, 15 Sept. 2009
This review is from: That Sinking Feeling [DVD] (DVD)
I cannot understand how a company with the resources of 2entertain can make a fundemental mistake like this and not notice. The dubbed soundtrack (presumably) for US audiences makes a mockery of a very Scottish film. It really isn't that hard to track down a copy of the OST as it was released on VHS prior to this. Will we be reduced to importing a US copy of TSF with optional Scottish Soundtrack and widescreen option a la Gregory's Girl again ?

I'm sure if North American audiences can understand the accents in Trainspotting they should have no problem with this.

If anyone from 2e is reading this I'm happy to supply the correct soundtrack and help you save face.
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Circus of Fear [DVD] [1967] [US Import] [NTSC]
Circus of Fear [DVD] [1967] [US Import] [NTSC]
Price: £4.91

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More A Thriller Than a Horror, 12 July 2009
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First things first if youre expecting blood and gore and a big presence from Lee you are going to be disappointed. This is more of a crime thriller than a Horror but none the less it is well worth your attention. The Horror is psychological and Lee's performance is understated but still strong.

I must praise Blue Underground for their treatment of this film. The elements they have used make this a gorgeous treat for the eye. Quite simply the best transfer of this film I have seen and equally as good is the fact that its the fully restored version with English titles/credits. The colour looks natural , the sound is in keeping with the period and over-all it is very well presented. There is a commentary with the director also. What more could you want ? Trailers ? Both US and UK ones are included.

I cannot recommend this highly enough. Rare glimpses of sixties London and there's even a car chase filmed in real time! But make sure you get this DVD from Blue Underground , accept no substitutions!
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Waiting for God - Series 5 [DVD]
Waiting for God - Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Graham Crowden
Price: £4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loose Ends Tied Up, 12 July 2009
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This series was always tinged with a little sadness knowing that this would be the last time we entered into the twin worlds of Diane Trent and Tom Ballard.

However one is left with a feeling of contentment and reassurance that all is well that ends well, even if its not quite how you would expect it to end. Will Jane convince Harvey "the Idiot" Baines (Daniel Hill) that she is the one for him ? Will Diane's Cynicism give way enough to allow her to tolerate the advances of Tom and his latest adventures with the stars to consent to spending the rest of her natural with him ?

Whilst not as laugh out loud as series one to four , theres enough deep affection, underlying scheming and satisfying irony to raise the level of mirth way beyond a knowing chuckle. Buy this.

Camberwick Green: The Complete Collection [DVD] [1966]
Camberwick Green: The Complete Collection [DVD] [1966]
Dvd ~ Brian Cant
Offered by red_priscilla
Price: £19.99

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Entertainment Warts And All, 20 Oct. 2007
I bought this for purely nostalgic reasons and was glad that I did.

Episode one looks like it was mastered from an old reel to reel video tape or something and that is my one and only complaint. I would think that this is probably the only copy of the episode in existance as with most of the BBC's output from the 1960's and 1970's it simply doesn't exist anymore so we shouldn't complain , moreover it's a miracle it survived at all. There Is a sleeve note that explains there may be variations in quality due to the archive nature of the original material and really for this price who can really complain too harshly ?

If you can get past the stereotypes portrayed and want a calming , steadying piece of classic entertainment then you should get this and the other "Trumptonshire" DVDs ,If it wasn't for Gordon Murray and Brian Cant there would be no Postman Pat or Bob the Builder.

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