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I Dreamed Of Africa [DVD] [2001]
I Dreamed Of Africa [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Kim Basinger

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having not read the book, 2 Nov 2012
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I come from the perspective of not having read the book, I first saw this film shown on TV, and both myself and my daughter enjoyed film as a standalone piece. I'm sure that those reviewing this from the stand point of having read the book had some expectations of what they expected from the film, and as is so often the case they fail to reach the standards they had hoped for. Truth is a two hour or thereabouts film has little chance of conveying all that's entailed in a book, from the thoughts of the people, to all the events; which are important, and which are not, or even how the people who read the books would perceive the characters to be or even look like.

Its a difficult task having read the book to divorce that from the film, but as a standalone piece it was enjoyable to watch, and all fell into place nicely. Nothing seemed implausible, and the cinematic views were stunning. So if you know nothing of the book then this may be worth giving a go, taste in film styles depending, this is a story piece similar to Wah-Wah [DVD] or films of that genre, however if you've read the book, then as you can see from some of the less favourable reviews, you may need to look at yourself first to decide whether or not you could ignore your expectations.


Against All Odds [DVD]
Against All Odds [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rachel Ward

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Film, 14 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Against All Odds [DVD] (DVD)
Just an excellent watch, and people who order the wrong region coding, you should not be reviewing this film and giving it a one star rating. It dosen't deserve to be rated on one star just because of your inability to read carefully before ordering. Its supposed to be a revue of the film, fine if you don't like it, then give it one star. For people who want to know about the film, read wiki or something simalar. But from my perspective I had this on VHS and wanted to add it to my DVD collection. Its a fantasic, captivating watch, with some nice locations thown in. A good storyline that will hold your attention for the whole film. Good perfomances all round.


Powder Blue [DVD]
Powder Blue [DVD]
Dvd ~ Forest Whitaker
Offered by Macheath Productions
Price: 9.53

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, but enlightning, 14 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Powder Blue [DVD] (DVD)
Following the lives of a number of individuals with troubled, and fairly unhappy existances probably sounds like like a depressing or boring watch. This film though is far from that. What you get is a look into the lives of people who in the main are decent and caring people who deserve better than life, or there own flaws have left them with. Its a film that proves you never no whats round the corner, good or bad. Not every situation is to desperate to recover from, even when the things that people allow to encumber and control thier lives actually happen.


Stage Beauty [DVD]
Stage Beauty [DVD]
Dvd ~ Billy Crudup
Offered by Helen's Goodies
Price: 6.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Film, 14 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Stage Beauty [DVD] (DVD)
One of those films you expect to be a reasonably enjoyable watch, only to find out you've found a gem of a film. Well worth a purchase even if you don't enjoy it as much as some, there's a good chance you'll still find it an entertaining hour and a half or so.


The Vintner's Luck [DVD]
The Vintner's Luck [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremie Renier
Price: 7.73

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat dull, 14 Mar 2011
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This review is from: The Vintner's Luck [DVD] (DVD)
Its an average film at best, far to erratic in the way it was structured. The cast's perfomances in the main where poor with only the odd perfomance or part perfomance adding anything of worth. Truth about this is I,m sure it could have been better, but it's really just a film that looks like it had a really small budget.


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