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The Five People You Meet In Heaven [2004] [Dutch Import]
The Five People You Meet In Heaven [2004] [Dutch Import]
Dvd ~ Jon Voight
Offered by ClassicFILMandTV
Price: 19.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A legend in his own lifetime!, 1 Dec 2010
Eddie lived "an ordinary life" even "wasted" by his own admission. Eddie's life in reality was far from ordinary throughout his juvenile, teenage and adult years Eddie touched so many lives, and so many touched his. Without having a clue Eddie passed over as a hero to many and it took the five people he met in Heaven to demonstrate that in so many ways.
I read the book when it first appeared and was so pleased to find this Region 2 DVD which made the book spring to life in so many ways I wouldn't have thought possible. Other reviewers have touched on the raw emotion of the story and it comes over incredibly powerfully on film. Superbly acted by the whole cast with special mention of a deeply heartfelt portrayal of a confused and bewildered Eddie by Jon Voight.
The BIG messages of the book and film are that "love never dies" and "we are all connected". Timeless truths that it's so easy to neglect, overlook and even forget in the seeming humdrum of everyday existence. Yet, just like Eddie, is your life really as ordinary as you think it is? Whose lives have you touched even in passing, and whose lives have you really CHANGED just by doing what you do? Life is not simple, it is never wasted. Everything happens for a reason, just as Eddie found out. It took his death to realise it. Don't wait until then. Start by watching this film and reading the book. Enjoy!


Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits [DVD]
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits [DVD]
Dvd ~ Whitney Houston
Price: 5.93

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational Whitney, 15 Jan 2008
This DVD has an amazing 23 full length promotional song videos, some studio some live. There are special features galore including extra videos, documentaries and interviews. This is a real treat reminding us what a sensational singer and performer Whitney is. My favourites are "How Will I Know?", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You" but so many of them are great songs it makes you smile just to see Whitney perform them. It's also a trip down memory lane for me as some of the songs remind me of particular events of my life, in a good way. I can't recommend this highly enough. I chose it instead of "The Ultimate Whitney".
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Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl
Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl
Price: 4.10

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality and a bargain, 9 Jan 2008
I don't know why the other reviewer had a problem with this. My copy is fantastic, lovely clear sound. The songs sound as good as ever, lots of well known standards sung and played wonderfully. Julie's music is so atmospheric and suitable for many occasions. Get two albums at a bargain price and luxuriate.


Beautiful Girls [DVD] [1996]
Beautiful Girls [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Matt Dillon
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 7.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a wonderful life!, 29 May 2007
This review is from: Beautiful Girls [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
Whilst most of the reviews have said it all I still felt moved to add my 2 cents worth. Starting slowly and gently I was immediately comfortable with this movie but wondering if it was going to go anywhere. Perhaps it might lull you into a false sense of security and then explode into violence. There is humour and wit aplenty but for me it wasn't a comedy, more a tale of love and friendship and a healthy dose of real life. The characters are all immediately recognisable, be they American, British, or from any part of the world. The word comfortable returns again and gradually I was drawn into their small town world and felt like I lived there and wanted to know these people. The stars for me are Timothy Hutton, a real fave of mine and Natalie Portman. Their tenderly drawn blossoming friendship across the picket fence becomes a beautiful glowing "courtship" of sorts that could have led somewhere "in five years time." Natalie, a self described "old soul" is very wise beyond her years, captivating Hutton's days back in his old hometown. His friends have their own relationship difficulties with twists and turns, pain and angst. There is much flirting in the movie with the arrival of Uma Thurman seriously cranking up the heat. How it all turns out is for you to discover and I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Six stars out of five, immensely and richly enjoyable and rewarding.


Home Thoughts From Abroad
Home Thoughts From Abroad
Price: 8.18

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Messages of love, 7 Sep 2003
This is a masterpiece and only his second album! Every song captures a mood, a period of time and retells it as a tiny story. Each is a sparkling jewel. I've loved this album dearly over the years and it never lets me down. It's a dearly loved old friend. It's aching, tender, jaunty, amusing, quirky, sad and joyful by turns. Simply perfect.


Both Of Us
Both Of Us
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: 9.90

46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Clifford Album, 15 July 2003
This review is from: Both Of Us (Audio CD)
Undoubtably his finest work starting strongly with a wistful/ hopeful "Still not free" followed by upbeat "Messengers", both of which will come back to haunt you time and again. Some tracks grab you immediately with their strong hooks and melodies, others burn slowly into in your brain. "Where do Angels really come from?" and "Contrary" belong to the former. "Before the world was round" and "The best is yet to come" are achingly sad and could move you to tears. "World" has a superb elongated guitar piece that wrenches your emotions. Still more to come, as if this was not enough... Clifford sadly died of MS related complications in December 2001. A biography aptly entitled "Bittersweet" by Dave Cartwright, due to be released in autumn in paperback, graces this album with a spoken word extract by the author. It will make you dearly wish Clifford was given the recognition in life he so richly deserved. He is one of England's finest ever singer songwriters. Come on Sir Paul McCartney and others.. cover these and other songs of Mr Ward's. You could do a lot worse. Lastly can someone please release his other albums on CD. This is a great start!


Bittersweet
Bittersweet

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful, 2 Feb 2003
This review is from: Bittersweet (Audio CD)
Thank you Clifford for these wonderful songs, full of of warmth, humour, sadness, regret, despair, love and joyfulness. You brought so much to the world I can only imagine you're still making heavenly music. My favourites are "Mad about you" which is so uplifting and "Before the world was round" an aching, sad symphony. To everyone thinking of a a relaxing melodic album with light and shade then buy this. It's simply wonderful.
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