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Darling - 50th Anniversary Edition *Digitally Restored [Blu-ray] [1965]
Darling - 50th Anniversary Edition *Digitally Restored [Blu-ray] [1965]
Dvd ~ Julie Christie
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great film, 31 Jan. 2016
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Although crudely cynical from the very start, where a large advertising poster for world famine relief is covered over by one for a woman's magazine featuring a picture of the glamorous Diana (Julie Christie), and although all the main characters are disloyal, and the director would later say that the film was far too pleased with itself, this is, overall, a very beautiful film. Diana is disgraceful and selfish, but tragic. Great beauty gives her no contentment.
The film attacks pretentiousness, even while painfully exemplifying it.
Although made and set in the sixties, a very similar film could be set in other decades, eg the fifties.


Emma [DVD]
Emma [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
Price: £3.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma - yes indeed!, 4 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Emma [DVD] (DVD)
This is a good adaptation, considering its length. Gwyneth Paltrow is very good as Emma. The whole cast does well. They've changed some scenes and had to cut out quite a bit. In the book, Harriet Smith is 17, still growing, short, plump, has light hair, soft blue eyes and is very pretty. Not sure the actress cast, though she plays the part very well, ticks all those boxes. For me, this version is not quite as good as the Kate Beckinsale version, and neither are as good as the 1972 BBC version. They are all worth watching and much better than the 2006 BBC version though, to me.


Emma [DVD]
Emma [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as a feature-film length form of Emma., 2 Jan. 2016
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Can be enjoyed repeatedly. To me this has the best Frank Churchill and perhaps Jane Fairfax of the four versions available. Emma, Mr. Knightley, Harriett Smith and Mr. Woodhouse are all very good indeed, though I prefer the ones in the 1972 production, particularly Emma herself. I can't stand Prunella Scales, regrettably.


Emma [DVD] [1972] (2-Disc) (TV Mini-Series)
Emma [DVD] [1972] (2-Disc) (TV Mini-Series)
Dvd ~ Doran Godwin
Offered by Bee-Entertained
Price: £4.16

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to watch and re-watch, 1 Jan. 2016
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To me, this is easily the best version of Emma, mainly because Doran Godwin is perfect for the role, but most of the other actors are also very well cast. In particular Debbie Bowen as Harriet Smith, who is supposed to be 17, Constance Chapman as Miss Bates and Donald Eccles are clearly better than the players in other versions. I also find Mrs. Weston and Mrs. Elton to be very good, though the players in other versions are pretty good too. My one serious criticism is that John Carson is a bit old for Mr. Knightly, who is supposed to be 37-38, but to me he plays the part beautifully, so his age doesn't really spoil it. It's a very good representation of the book.


Emma [DVD]
Emma [DVD]
Dvd ~ Romola Garai
Price: £5.95

2.0 out of 5 stars The 1972 production is far more enjoyable, 1 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Emma [DVD] (DVD)
This was in some ways well produced, and has famous actors, but what's the point when so many are miscast? The 1972 production, though not HD, is far better. In that production, Doran Godwin is perfect and a delight as Emma. Almost the whole cast is better but particularly Miss Bates and Mr. Woodhouse. Also, to have Mrs Goddard say of the support for Harriet that "everything's extremely regular and paid up front" struck me as surprising. To me "up front" is a modern usage, and distinctly not genteel. Normally people say "in advance". Considering the expense the BBC has gone to, I'm probably wrong on that point. Congratulations to the BBC for the 1972 production.


Fisher Satin Chrome Rule 6in / 150mm
Fisher Satin Chrome Rule 6in / 150mm
Price: £3.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 22 May 2015
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I love it. Highly readable satin stainless steel. Narrower than traditional Rabone, so can measure depth of narrower mortices. Inches by tenths and sixteenths, with some subdivisions plus metric.


Brick [DVD]
Brick [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Some dialogue challenges, but an outstanding film., 3 May 2015
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This review is from: Brick [DVD] (DVD)
It makes me laugh on Amazon when Americans say they need subtitles to follow a British film, but here, I couldn't catch some of the dialogue and would have put on the subtitles for a re-watch, but there aren't any! Also there's some unfamiliar slang. Still it's an outstanding film, one of the films of its decade.


The Ballad of Midsomer County (From "Midsomer Murders")
The Ballad of Midsomer County (From "Midsomer Murders")
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great new music!, 14 Feb. 2015
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Excellent though this certainly is, it would also be great to be able to get the version sung by Seth Lakeman, the first part of which was to be heard in "Midsomer Murders", and has a darker tone.
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DIGIFLEX HDMI Splitter / 1 INPUT to 2 OUTPUT / Male to 2 x Female / 1080p / v1.3 / Video / Audio / 15
DIGIFLEX HDMI Splitter / 1 INPUT to 2 OUTPUT / Male to 2 x Female / 1080p / v1.3 / Video / Audio / 15
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £6.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work, 20 Dec. 2013
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Bought this to save wear on HDMI socket on computer, so I could use either a monitor or a TV. But it doesn't work with either of them singly, nor with both together.


chinkyboo Insect Mosquito Net Fly Screen Window Mesh Net with Sticky Tape - White / Removable and Washable,with Self-Adhesive Sticky Tape on the Back
chinkyboo Insect Mosquito Net Fly Screen Window Mesh Net with Sticky Tape - White / Removable and Washable,with Self-Adhesive Sticky Tape on the Back
Offered by chinkyboo
Price: £2.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh air with no flies! But needs good surface for adhesion., 21 Aug. 2013
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I tried using this on white PVC window frames which had been cleaned with warm water and detergent The results were fine with one window,but not with the other. However, after I de-greased the PVC frame of the bad window with a kitchen paper towel moistened with white spirit, and dried it, new velcro stuck very well. So I have had good results at a very cheap price.


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