Profile for Peter G > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Peter G
Top Reviewer Ranking: 978,599
Helpful Votes: 59

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Peter G (Denmark)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
The Yin Yang Master [2001] [DVD]
The Yin Yang Master [2001] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mansai Nomura
Price: £4.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wizards with funny hats, 29 Mar. 2011
intriguing plot: evil and benevolent wizard fighting each other with strange incantations, paper dolls etc. A fascinating glimpse of life at the imperial court in the Heian period. Beautiful surroundings and costumes (with lots of outlandish headgear!). Good acting, competent production.


The Sacred Paw
The Sacred Paw
by Barry Sanders Paul Shepard
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Bear with me ..., 3 Feb. 2011
This review is from: The Sacred Paw (Hardcover)
A well written and well-informed book on the bear in human imagination from the ice age till our own time, with special emphasis on the cultural and spiritual inspiration men have found in the ways of bears. A book that really makes you think.


The Monkey King - miniserie [ dutch import ]
The Monkey King - miniserie [ dutch import ]
Dvd ~ thomas gibson

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor monkey!, 30 Dec. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Clumsy storytelling, mediocre acting, poor production. A waste of time and money. One star for the basic idea of using the delightful monkey king from the classic Chinese novel.


The Sacred Marriage. Psychic Integration in The Faerie Queene.
The Sacred Marriage. Psychic Integration in The Faerie Queene.
by Benjamin Lockerd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £31.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Spenser's many faces, 30 Dec. 2010
Readers and critics have interpreted the dreamworld of Spenser's 'Faerie Queene' in many ways. B. Lockerd's study is based on the psychology of Jung. The main thesis of this study is that a key concept in the poem is the opposition and conjunction of male and female, conscious and unconscious, spirit and matter. This book succeeds in throwing new light on Spenser's multifaceted work. Recommended for all readers who wants a guide "in this delightful land of Faery".


All Men Are Brothers
All Men Are Brothers
by Pearl S. Buck
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best translation, 23 Oct. 2010
This review is from: All Men Are Brothers (Paperback)
Pearl S. Buck's translation of the classic Chinese 'Robin Hood' novel was made in the thirties. She tried to give the language a 'medieval' feel with long sentences and archaic words. It's quite impressive, but most readers, me included, will prefer one of the newer, more streamlined translations of this very long novel.


Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost [Globe on Screen] [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]
Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost [Globe on Screen] [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Price: £16.34

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bard can be great fun!, 23 Oct. 2010
A vastly enjoyable production of one of Shakespeare's lesser known comedies. It's funny, fast-paced and full of 'the quirks of invention'. Difficult language? Not with these brilliant actors. Their delivery and body language make this play instantly accessible. And the closing song is so beautiful it brings tears to your eyes. Highly recommended!


Religious Poetry (Fyfield Books)
Religious Poetry (Fyfield Books)
by Christopher Smart
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars David rules!, 23 Oct. 2010
Any book with an unabridged text of Smart's masterpiece 'A song to David' is a welcome addition to anyone's shelf of poetry. The rest of the poems in this selection are interesting, but not outstanding. Good introduction, but some notes on unusual words and obscure references would have been helpful.


The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The power and the glory, 8 Dec. 2009
This review is from: The Iliad (Paperback)
I have read two other translations earlier and, frankly, found the Iliad a bit boring. Not this time! the translator's no-nonsense approach makes the powerful story come very much alive, and surprisingly the glorious poetry too makes a greater impact - perhaps because much of the verbal filling has been pared away. Excellent introduction, too!


The Shakespeare Collection [DVD] [1978]
The Shakespeare Collection [DVD] [1978]
Dvd ~ Alan Rickman
Price: £94.66

38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a bargain! What a feast!, 16 Mar. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
All the plays of the world's greatest playwright for just £2 each - that's an offer I couldn't refuse. The plays were produced 30 years ago, so don't expect hi-res pictures and Hollywood style budgets with special effects and hundreds of extras. But who cares about that, when you get a lot of fine acting, thoughtful and exciting productions (with, admittedly, a few dull ones), and 37 of the world's best plays, brimming with kings and commoners, heroes and villains, lovely princesses and fiend-like queens, ghosts and fairies, battles and duels, young love, lechery, jealousy, sublime poetry and dirty jokes, carnal, bloody and unnatural acts, things dying and things newborn, - a veritable feast for your imagination and emotions. An added bonus for us foreigners in the dark corners of Europe is the chance to see those plays performed that haven't made it to the silver screen.
Peter G, Denmark


Page: 1