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La Regola Del Silenzio - The Company You Keep
La Regola Del Silenzio - The Company You Keep
Dvd ~ Julie Christie
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £8.62

5.0 out of 5 stars La Regola Del Silenzio - The Company You Keep - Blu-ray widescreen version, 5 Mar. 2015
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The blu-ray copy is Italian with English language & has a few 'place names' in Italian the quality is fantastic & the cast & story is quite complex in its telling, keeps us guessing the action a good pace when I say action it's subtle. Susan Sarandon & Julie Christie are fabulous so good to see high calibre actors getting in front of camera & clearly enjoying themselves I for one am really looking forward to seeing Nick Nolte in Redford's new film - these two great actors should be on stage they have such rapport.


The Lady Vanishes [Blu-ray]
The Lady Vanishes [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Margaret Lockwood
Price: £8.08

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lady Vanishes (Blu-ray), 7 Feb. 2015
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This transfer to Blu-ray is a long time coming, when the original is all on black & white film, you want to see the very best & almost transport yourself back into a theatre atmosphere to re-imagine what it was like to see this film originally on release. There's a very good extra about the 'political' metaphors leading up to the second world war intrigue & although the presenter looks like a throw back to all those intellectual Open University lecturers on the BBC overnights, it was informative & showed how important such films as The Lady Vanishes were in enlightening public complacency before overtly aggressive governments. There's some craft models & handmade scenery scenes that look awe inspiring, they are so well made & offer a rare insight into these early film set making skills by the studio technicians. The stills gallery was a bit random & did not add too much to what we see in the film, though the early film posters were good, not sure why we need stills from the film though? there must have been better set photographs available of the production team on set.


Low Winter Sun [DVD]
Low Winter Sun [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Strong
Price: £6.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Low Winter Sun (DVD), 7 Feb. 2015
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Well here's a mini-series that surprised us all in our house! the very talented Lennie James & Mark Strong just never 'let-up' on the tense edge of seat crime thriller set in a very realistic down at heel recession-hit city. The transfer of this storyline to the States was inspired & the photography & cast are terrific Lennie James' character is relentlessly layered & there's a lot of dark material in the storyline, but it's never sensationalised or exploitative.


Poetry Of The English Romantics
Poetry Of The English Romantics
Offered by Selections Ltd
Price: £4.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry of the English Romantics - Various, 7 Feb. 2015
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Just cannot express how very much I love this magnificent CD a truly wonderful collection of poems read by some of the worlds greatest actors whose voices are unique. These recordings are standout & also each actor gives warmth & a unique reading, also there is none of this modern insistence of putting classical music in the background. These recordings are sublime & the actual sound quality on my CD player picks up on the pure sound of the actors marvellous individualistic voices.


Words For You - The Next Chapter
Words For You - The Next Chapter

4.0 out of 5 stars Words For You - The Next Chapter, 7 Feb. 2015
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The poems & the actors voices are beautiful, but the background music is totally unnecessary & gets in the way of the whole 'project' why do the producers insist on placing background music to wonderful poetry & stunning actors voices? this rather puts me off playing the poems.

However having bought this CD & the previous Words For You I am still in favour of hearing these wonderful poems & just wish the producers would commit to the spoken word without distracting background music, no matter how lovely the music is, that isn't my point here & I just so wish the producers would not distract from the voices & fluidity of the written word.


Catch Me If You Can [Blu-ray] [2002] [Region Free]
Catch Me If You Can [Blu-ray] [2002] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Catch Me If You Can (Blu-ray) 2002, 31 Jan. 2015
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Bought this film as an upgrade on my DVD copy as the style & design of the film is integral to the story line & even though my Blurry player upgrades DVD's - the quality from the Bluray version is stunning.


The Greatest Hits Of Ramsey Lewis
The Greatest Hits Of Ramsey Lewis
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO - The Greatest Hits of Ramsey Lewis, 30 Jan. 2015
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After I had discovered & bought the Ramsey Lewis Trio Christmas CD I wanted 'more' of the RLT fabulous jazz sound & to hear the 'live' versions - yet the crowd don't detract in the slightest & on Sloopy the crowd is fabulous. I feel as if I've really missed out on his music all these years & ever so glad I have now discovered these fine tracks.


Poetry Choice
Poetry Choice
Price: £6.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry Choice - Various (Richard Burton, Robert Donat, Flora Robson, Michael Hordern, Michael Redgrave & John Gielgud), 30 Jan. 2015
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I bought this selection of great voices reading great poetry & unlike some new compilations the poetry & spoken word is not 'cluttered' by any background music. The fact that these are historical recordings by actors whose voices are timeless & so individual in accent & tone. The fact that Robert Donat is part of this fine collection is staggering, his voice is mesmeric & he was in his day a 'heart throb', to have Flora Robson's voice is like a gift from the 'gods' I know I am putting the actors on a pedestal here, but I get 'so much comfort' from such very fine voices & the fact that the producers chose to not put any backing music is a standard that I wish the modern compilers would adhere to 'let the poems & sonnets breath'.


Sound of Christmas
Sound of Christmas
Offered by MEGA Media FBA
Price: £7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Ramsey Lewis CD January 2015 purchase, 30 Jan. 2015
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One of the tracks on this CD was on a Verve Christmas compilation a friend played over the Christmas festive season, I read a few reviews on the Ramsey Lewis Trio & decided to buy this complete CD of the Ramsey Lewis Trio festive tunes. It was a great choice & the CD isn't just a festive season choice either, making for a great all year round listen as pointed out by the CD sleeve notes, I am so glad I discovered this gem of a wonderful CD.


Morning Glory [DVD]
Morning Glory [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rachel McAdams
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Morning Glory (DVD), 6 Nov. 2014
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Well what a slow burner this one is! but, it eventually gets around to the part we were all anticipating & that is the dynamics between Keaton & Ford, they just ooze star quality & the script soon had me smiling & laughing, especially when the 'weather' presenter gets involved. It is a feel good movie & all the leads are terrific if slightly underused, most especially Keaton, who is fabulous.


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