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A Man For All Seasons [DVD]
A Man For All Seasons [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Scofield
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 10.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But still no Blu Ray release, 25 Dec 2013
This review is from: A Man For All Seasons [DVD] (DVD)
One of the truly great academy award winning films of the sixties. Widescreen and colour but we still await a restored high definition release

Alex (Verhoeven Trilogy 1)
Alex (Verhoeven Trilogy 1)
by Pierre Lemaitre
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling thriller!, 10 Oct 2013
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My wife read this book in French (she's French) and couldn't put it down. So I bought the English version and found it a harrowing but thoroughly enjoyable thriller.

May to December - Series 2 [DVD] [1989]
May to December - Series 2 [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Anton Rodgers

5.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Rest?, 6 Mar 2013
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Did the change of actress playing Zoe preclude a video release for series 3 to the end? Are there rights issues with Lesley Dunlop?

The Adventures of Robin Hood [Blu-ray] [1938] [US Import]
The Adventures of Robin Hood [Blu-ray] [1938] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Errol Flynn
Offered by Moref Designs
Price: 13.32

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blu-ray classic, 26 Jan 2011
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The film itself, despite all its hammy theatrics and studio scenery, needs no introduction and will stand forever as a monument to classic Hollywood swashbucking at its best. Errol Flynn oozes charm and the villains ooze villainy.

As one of the very first films ever released in colour, few of us now will ever have seen it on release in the cinema. I myself had only ever seen it on the TV screen.

The Blu-ray issue of this timeless classic from Warners is therefore a revelation. For the first time many of us can experience something close to the qualtiy of the original technicolor print. More importantly it gives the lie to any who think that Blu-ray is only really suitable for the latest blockbusters. It isn't.

Despite the passage of time, and changing tastes and fortunes, this Blu-ray release is proof that you can blow the cobwebs off a classic and see it in all the freshness and glory of the original Technicolor process as it was seen by the original audiences all those years ago.

Last Chance Harvey [Blu-ray]
Last Chance Harvey [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Price: 6.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars warm and romantic comedy, 28 Mar 2010
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A few weeks ago, when I was staying with my daughter, we went to the video shop and hired this film 'blind' in that we knew nothing about it. We were both utterly charmed. Whether this slight but touching story (about a lonely middle aged American jingle writer (Hoffman) who comes over to London for his daughter's wedding only to discover she has asked to be given away by her stepfather, and his encounter with another lonely person (Thompson)), would have worked in the hands of two lesser actors I would doubt.

But the truth is both Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson are not only at the very top of their form, they also clearly enjoyed working with each other to such an extent that the screen positively sizzles with their chemistry.

Don't expect complex plot lines, or fast action - this is a romantic comedy of the best sort, beautifully acted by two masters of the craft, and all filmed in a London that has never looked better.

Lot: Travels Through a Limestone Landscape in SouthWest France
Lot: Travels Through a Limestone Landscape in SouthWest France
by Helen Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.91

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a guide book to guide your steps, 2 Aug 2009
This guidebook is very old fashioned. Delightfully so. For here is no mere list of gtes and restaurants and all the usual oft-repeated brief and bland eulogies to goats cheese and sunflowers that you can read everywhere. This is a guidebook to savour. A book that literally guides you, takes you by the hand and shows you corners and characteristics of this wonderful region of which you had either been totally ignorant or had barely understood.
It is a book of prose, of opinions, of wonderful insights. The greatest compliment I can give it is that, unlike so many guidebooks, it will have just as much value for those, like me, who have lived in the Lot for years as it will for the casual first time traveller. It is of glove box proportions (just) but its true place is on the bedside table with its chapters being savoured and digested before or after a trip or simply for pure pleasure.
We learn how the modern département was formed from the old Haut et Bas Quercy, how the population of 167,000 today compares with over 300,000 a century ago. There are chapters on the History, with a separate one on the Resistance and its terrible impact on the region. Architecture and Food and Drink are both explained in chunky chapters. There are whole chapters too on Cahors and Figeac as well as one for each region in turn and even one on each of the surrounding départements.
The `LOT' guide did appear before in the late eighties and at the time it was justly compared with that other classic of the region; Freda White's `Three Rivers of France'. But it has long been out of print and this fully revised edition is due to the enterprise of Jan Dodd whose new publishing venture this is. Long may it flourish!

Shakespeare's an Age of Kings [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Shakespeare's an Age of Kings [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ David Andrews
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 21.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars why not Region 2?, 8 July 2009
I agree with the frustration about the lack of a Region 2 release. And given it has been released in the Americas it is unlikely that there are rights issues in the UK.

If the feeling is that the market here is too small to justify a separate release, why oh why isn't such specialised elderly fare released region-free? That would surely satisfy everyone and increase sales.

I have an imported copy and was stunned by how well the series has stood the test of time. To see a very young Judy Dench and a pre-Bond Sean Connery acting their hearts out (to name but two) is simply breathtaking. Robert Hardy's Prince Hal is superb and the weaknesses are too few to be worth mentioning. If you can watch Region 1 and are susceptible to Shakespeare and his pageant of English history, you won't be disappointed with this ground breaking series

The Discovery of France
The Discovery of France
by Graham Robb
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why no French edition, 7 Jun 2009
Having thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating book which is brimming over with unforgettable facts (such as the fact that in the eighteenth century when France was arguably the most important country in the world only seventeen per cent of the population actually spoke French)I have spoken of it on many occasions to my (mostly non English-speaking French friends). So how is it that there is no French edition?

Otley [VHS]
Otley [VHS]

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why oh why isn't this on DVD, 15 July 2007
This review is from: Otley [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is one of the funniest and best British films of the sixties and the only film I remember loving on its first release that I haven't been able to see again. Come on, rights owners, get it together!
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Henry V [DVD] [1944]
Henry V [DVD] [1944]
Dvd ~ Laurence Olivier
Price: 4.95

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On your imaginary forces work, 9 July 2007
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This review is from: Henry V [DVD] [1944] (DVD)
Of the three Shakespeare films he directed; Henry V, Hamlet and Richard 111, Henry Vth is the only one that has a claim to be not just a record of a great performance, but a great film by any standards.
By beginning in the reconstructed Elizabethan Globe theatre Olivier presents the conventions of the time with boys playing women and over- painted actors hamming to a heckling audience.
But by using the Chorus' invitation to 'piece out' the imperfections of contemporary theatre 'with your thoughts' he takes us through the painted backdrop to a stylised mediaeval world of distorted perpectives befitting an illuminated manuscript, then focussing in on the 'real' live action world of the battle of Agincourt before returning again in stages to the stylised Elizabethan performance of the beginning. It is a brave and entirely successful device.
In this film too were many cinematic innovations, including a camera that pulled back from close-up to reveal the huge crowd of soldiers during the Agincourt Crispin speech, rather than - as more normally - zooming in; and the wonderful high speed tracking shot to keep pace with the accelerating front line of the Agincourt cavalry charge. All done many times since of course, but revolutionary film making in 1944.

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