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Les Misérables [DVD] [1996] - IN FRENCH ONLY!  NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Les Misérables [DVD] [1996] - IN FRENCH ONLY! NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
Offered by Bible In My Language USA - The Worlds Largest Selection in Foreign Language Bibles
Price: £33.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Victor Hugo's « Les Misérables » version Claude Lelouch, 26 Aug. 2007
I just love this film and I still haven't made up my mind, whether I prefer Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" with Lino Ventura as Jean Valjean to Claude Lelouch's version with Jean-Paul Belmondo as Jean Valjean or vice-versa.
The film, which tells a kind of 20th century version of "Les Misérables", refers along the whole movie to Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables". Moreover in the film Henri Fortrin II watches an old film of "Les Misérables" as a child, when he lives at Guillaume's inn with his mother, and later on in the film he watches another version of "Les Misérables" (during World War II when he is with the guys of the Résistance).
The actors are absolutely top! My prefered one, besides Jean-Paul Belmondo of course, is Annie Girardot. She seems to live her role (Françoise, the farmer's wife). Her acting is so wonderful, she has such an expressive face. You can read on her face when Françoise feels guilty.
What I appreciate very much too, is the way Lelouch uses the melody of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary". First the girls play it joyfully at the convent, they seem to anticipate the landing of the Allies in Normandie. A little later in the film, when the landing has begun, the film music consists just of the hummed melody when the girls are in the cellar where they have gone for protection. It then sounds like a kind of prayer, very soft, but it becomes gradually louder and louder, it is still sung without words, on something like la-la-la. By this means Lelouch makes us get aware of the changing situation, the hope has become reality.
When you are familiar with "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo this is a wonderful film, when you are not familiar with them, you had better watch "Les Misérables" with Lino Ventura or read the book before watching "Les Misérables" in the Claude Lelouch version. Otherwise you will probably loose most of it.
I don't know what this DVD edition is like, I live in the French speaking aera and therefore watched the movie in French without subtitles.


Pride And Prejudice : Complete BBC Series - 10th Anniversary Edition [1995] [DVD] [1999]
Pride And Prejudice : Complete BBC Series - 10th Anniversary Edition [1995] [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Ehle
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £4.20

8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice 1980's version on Region 2, 21 Aug. 2007
I have watched both versions, the one of 1980 and the one of 1995 and I prefer the older one, especially in what goes for the script and in what goes for the actors. What I don't like at all is Jennifer Ehle's smile. She smiles at all possible and impossible occasions. Her smile has something stereotype, it looks not natural at all, it seems to be a kind of mask, whereas Elizabeth Garvie's smile looks charming and sometimes seems only a shadow of smile. J. Ehle's Elizabeth behaves sometimes in a way, so uncivil, that she seems almost illbred, especially when Darcy proposes to her for the first time. E. Garvie's Elizabeth behaves always with a certain dignity. When Darcy proposes to her she answers with indignation but never looses her good manners.
The only actors I prefer in the 1995's version are Benjamin Whitrow's Mr. Bennet and Colin Firth's Darcy. David Rintoul's Darcy has got a noble looking face (what Colin Firth has not) but his Darcy is so very stiff up to the end, that I can hardly believe he has fallen in love with Elizabeth. Before C. Firth proposes to Elizabeth he goes to an fro and you can tell from his face that there is something going on within him, you can feel his inner struggle, whereas David Rintoul always stays cool an distant, even before proposing.
What I really prefer in the 1995's version is the outdoor scenery.
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And here an information: Would you like to get the 1980's version and your DVD player does not play Region 1? Don't resign, go to the German site of Amazon and there you find this version on Region 2. The menu language is of course in German, but you can watch the film either in English or in German. There are no subtitles and no extras. I hope this information will be useful to some of you.
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Pride & Prejudice (1980) (Std Rmst) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Pride & Prejudice (1980) (Std Rmst) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pride and Prejudice 1980's version on Region 2, 21 Aug. 2007
I have watched both versions, the one of 1980 and the one of 1995 and I prefer the older one, especially in what goes for the script and in what goes for the actors. What I don't like at all is Jennifer Ehle's smile. She smiles at all possible and impossible occasions. Her smile has something stereotype, it looks not natural at all, it seems to be a kind of mask, whereas Elizabeth Garvie's smile looks charming and sometimes seems only a shadow of smile. J. Ehle's Elizabeth behaves sometimes in a way, so uncivil, that she seems almost illbred, especially when Darcy proposes to her for the first time. E. Garvie's Elizabeth behaves always with a certain dignity. When Darcy proposes to her she answers with indignation but never looses her good manners.
The only actors I prefer in the 1995's version are Benjamin Whitrow's Mr. Bennet and Colin Firth's Darcy. David Rintoul's Darcy has got a noble looking face (what Colin Firth has not) but his Darcy is so very stiff up to the end, that I can hardly believe he has fallen in love with Elizabeth. Before C. Firth proposes to Elizabeth he goes to an fro and you can tell from his face that there is something going on within him, you can feel his inner struggle, whereas David Rintoul always stays cool an distant, even before proposing.
What I really prefer in the 1995's version is the outdoor scenery.
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And here an information: Would you like to get the 1980's version and your DVD player does not play Region 1? Don't resign, go to the German site of Amazon and there you find this version on Region 2. The menu language is of course in German, but you can watch the film either in English or in German. There are no subtitles and no extras. I hope this information will be useful to some of you.
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Werther [DVD] [2007]
Werther [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Michel Plasson
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £7.99

21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some precisions about this DVD, 3 Aug. 2007
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This review is from: Werther [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I just had a first look at this opera and am therefore not going to write a review, I just want to give some precisions : This seems to be a concert version of the opera, the singers are not acting, only singing. The opera is sung in French, the menu information is in English. The DVD has subtitles in English, French, German Spanish and Italian.
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Marx Brothers Collection: A Night At The Opera / A Day At The Races / At The Circus / Go West / The Big Store / A Night In Casablanca [DVD]
Marx Brothers Collection: A Night At The Opera / A Day At The Races / At The Circus / Go West / The Big Store / A Night In Casablanca [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Marx Brothers

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Humor with nice old film music, 11 July 2007
I ordered this box set after having read the good reviews on Amazon.uk and Amazon.de, but without knowing exactly what I would get. Well, what I got is simply marvellous. In the new movies the humor is often so forced and unnatural that it's no more funny, but rather painful. That's not the case with this box set, or at least not in "Go West", the only movie of the set I have already watched. The quality of the image is good, the music is good, only the description at the site of Amazon.uk is a shame. You are just told that these films are in English, and that's all. But most of them are in several languages (according to what is said at the cover, in English and in Italian some of them also in French). All the films have English subtitles. That's an important detail for persons who have problems with the ears and for those, like me, whose native tongue is not English. The subtitles are optional. The price (less then £ 20) is really fair.


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