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Ice Road Truckers: Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2007]
Ice Road Truckers: Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Ice Road Truckers
Offered by specialinterests
Price: 6.49

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but a bit annoying too, 4 Dec 2008
A very entertaining, instructive, informative and enjoyable DVD collection, which once you start watching you'll want to carry on until the end.
But just a word of caution to the cleverer people out there. You may quickly get very annoyed at the constant exaggeration and over-emphasis of things, obviously done to try and capture an American audience I suspect. For example, a truck clipping a car's 'fender' becomes a 'crash', a few drops of diesel leaked are an 'ecological disaster', and, well, you get the idea. Also irritating is the constant 'repeating in summary' of events you have only just watched, with the same footage being shown over and over.
If you can ignore this or live with it though, you will most certainly enjoy watching the whole series about a completely different way of life and way of earning money on the ice road in just 60 days.


My Fair Lady (40th Anniversary 2-Disc Special Edition) [1965] [DVD]
My Fair Lady (40th Anniversary 2-Disc Special Edition) [1965] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Audrey Hepburn
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 24.48

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every minute, 17 Dec 2006
This DVD sat on my shelf a long time waiting to be watched - I never had the inclination to sit through 165 minutes (2 hours 45 mins!) of a musical I had seen rather too often at Christmas when younger. Well, I eventually did, and am I glad I did! The careful restoration of the original Panavision 70mm film has paid dividends in the quality of what you see on screen - a lavish, colourful, stunning musical which bears very little resemblance (thankfully) to the grainy faded TV screening I remember from years ago.

The sound quality is also fantastic (the .1 of the 5.1 Digital even gets used once), and for those who wish, you can even listen in the 'Extras' to Audrey Hepburn singing two of the numbers herself, rather than the dubbed voice used in the film proper.

A 55 minute documentary on the making of My Fair Lady (and the painstaking restoration of the nearly-lost-for-ever film) makes for interesting viewing.

All in all, well worth every minute spent watching, and certainly deserving of a place on the DVD shelf.
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