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Accident [DVD]
Accident [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dirk Bogarde
Offered by deleted-dvds
Price: 14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous! Bogarde - Losey - Pinter, 14 Jan 2013
This review is from: Accident [DVD] (DVD)
The Optimum, reg. 2 DVD shown does NOT have "Family Way" on it. Note that the 2004 and 2005 reviews for Family Way refer to an earlier 2-film DVD which had both ACCIDENT and Family Way.

This Optimum release is an excellent colour print and, thanks be, is in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. No cutting off the edges of the film. You get the whole frame here. Applause!

ACCIDENT is a film to watch many times, each time finding something new to appreciate in the subtle performance by the always superb Dirk Bogarde and those by an excellent cast, the nuanced screenplay adaptation of the Nicholas Mosley novel by Harold Pinter, and deft orchestration by director Joseph Losey.

If you are looking for obvious dialogue, superficial plot, action à la car chases, this is not the film. What could have been a cliché love triangle becomes a subtle work which challenges the viewer to listen to what is not said in the actors' sparse dialogue but eloquent in their eyes, body language, and their silences. There is a pleasure and much reward in working through the intriguing layers of the film.

Highly recommended!


Pinter's Progress & The Homecoming [DVD]
Pinter's Progress & The Homecoming [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harold Pinter
Price: 10.25

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back Home Again, Pinter Style, 2 Jan 2013
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Once seen, you will not forget THE HOMECOMING and its biting, often vicious look at families and the ancient war waged on women by certain men. Pinter nails both social issues perfectly and with chilling accuracy. Known for his precise choice of words where every pause, every stop screams out the unspoken, Pinter is at his best here.

You probably won't have fun watching the characters slice each other apart in this play, but you will keep watching them to the bitter end. And you will probably revisit it in your mind many times. A brilliant play by a brilliant Pinter. Not to be missed.

The second feature: PINTER'S PROGRESS is a gem of impressions and comments by actors, writers, friends of Pinter's, assembled by a discerning Phillip Saville, friend and colleague of Pinter. With Pinter's death in 2008, 'documentaries' like this are invaluable historical records for fans and researchers alike...not to mention their being a mesmerizing look into a great creative artist, Harold Pinter. Highly recommended!


A Perfect Spy: Complete BBC Series (3 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
A Perfect Spy: Complete BBC Series (3 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Egan
Price: 6.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect LeCarre, 2 Jan 2013
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I jumped on this 3-disc boxset as soon as I saw it. For years, I guarded my old 3-vhs set, worrying when it would fade or the sound diminish.

LeCarre delivers with the usual subtle character development and intriguing plot. I always begin with his book and on to the screen adaptation. This one doesn't disappoint.


Working with Pinter DVD
Working with Pinter DVD
Offered by illuminations-television
Price: 14.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable for any Pinter fan!, 2 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Working with Pinter DVD (DVD)
This is a must for any Pinter fan or any viewer who enjoys hearing about the creative process from the artist himself vs. the filter of a review, etc. One can read Pinter's interviews, but to see and hear him in an interview with Harry Burton and interacting with actors in a run-through of one of his plays add invaluable dimensions to his comments.

The sound and image are clear--perks because Pinter could be highly expressive and energetic once engaged by probing questions which Burton asked. Pinter's advice, as an actor and playwright, to the actors in delivering their lines or body movement, etc. on stage are invaluable. Missing even a second through blurry sound or image would be a shame.

I highly recommend this DVD.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a travesty!, 26 Dec 2012
Are you authorized to put Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie's faces on your product?

I highly doubt it. What a nerve to use their images without a by-your-leave to make money on them probably in the hope they won't sue you.

What a travesty!


Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie - Mouse Mat Art247 Highest Quality Natural Rubber Mouse Mats - Mouse Mat
Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie - Mouse Mat Art247 Highest Quality Natural Rubber Mouse Mats - Mouse Mat
Offered by Art247
Price: 6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a travesty!, 26 Dec 2012
Are you authorized to put Dirk Bogarde and Julie Christie's faces on your product?

I highly doubt it. What a nerve to use their images without a by-your-leave to make money on them probably on the hopes they won't sue you.

What a travesty!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Which films are in this boxset?, 11 Dec 2012
Which Bogarde films are in this set?

And who is Product Agency? Which source did they use to copy these films which will be an indication of the quality of the prints.

How can I buy something that is not described and all we have is a box cover with Bogarde's face on it?


TURN THE KEY SOFTLY: + BOYS IN BROWN (Jack Warner, Joan Collins)
TURN THE KEY SOFTLY: + BOYS IN BROWN (Jack Warner, Joan Collins)
Dvd ~ Eliza Dushku

4.0 out of 5 stars Yippee! Reg. 1 also coming, 6 Dec 2012
Dirk Bogarde gives a knockout early performance in BOYS IN BROWN (1949), which has not been readily available as a single DVD to fans of Bogarde.

It's also good news to hear that a REGION ONE DVD is forthcoming in the spring from VCI Entertainment. A reg. 1 DVD means I can give the film to friends in the U.S. who don't have a multi-region DVD player. Plus, some DVDs from different regions don't play in all computers.

It's wonderful to have this film available in several regions.


Boys In Brown-1949-Region 4 DVD-Jack Warner-Dirk Bogarde-Richard Attenborough
Boys In Brown-1949-Region 4 DVD-Jack Warner-Dirk Bogarde-Richard Attenborough
Dvd ~ Montgomery Tully

5.0 out of 5 stars REG. ONE DVD also coming early 2013, 6 Dec 2012
I have this reg. 4 DVD of BOYS IN BROWN. It's a clear version, and the movie gives us a knockout early performance by the fine British actor DIRK BOGARDE.

BUT I'm glad to hear that a reg. 2 AND a reg. 1 are coming in the Spring for Bogarde fans.

VCI Entertainment is releasing a reg. 1 DVD of BOYS IN BROWN. I'll be able to view it on any U.S. player and not just my multi-region dvd player. It also means it will run in my PC or MAC. Not all DVDs from other regions do.

It's always good news to have a favorite film available in various regions.


Boys in Brown [DVD]
Boys in Brown [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jack Warner
Price: 7.50

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yippee! Reg. 1 also coming, 6 Dec 2012
This review is from: Boys in Brown [DVD] (DVD)
I am so looking forward to BOYS IN BROWN being released on DVD. Dirk Bogarde gives a knockout early performance in the film, which has not been readily available to fans of Bogarde.

It's also good news to hear that a REGION ONE DVD is forthcoming in the spring from VCI Entertainment. A reg. 1 DVD means I can give the film to friends in the U.S. who don't have a multi-region DVD player. Plus, some DVDs from different regions don't play in all computers.

It's wonderful to have this film available in several regions.


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