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Stella Street: The Complete Second Series [DVD]
Stella Street: The Complete Second Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Sessions
Price: £7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best British Comedy, 5 Aug 2010
This series was transmitted on BBC2 but on quite a late slot close to midnight. Not surprised that not many people know of this wonderful British comedy. A friend made me aware of it and I managed to watch most of the episodes. I am absolutely thrilled that the whole series and the movie are released on DVD. Needless to say I have ordered all of them.

It is an unmissable comedy. Absolutely hilarious and quite spot on in depicting the characters. My favourites are Michael Caine and Joe Pesci. But all the other characters are wonderful too, particularly Mrs Huggett and the gardener. I am looking forward to many winter nights when the humour and laughter of this wonderful comedy will warm up those depressing and cold winter nights.

Highly recommended viewing and an absolute classic.

La Reine Margot [DVD] [1995]
La Reine Margot [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Isabelle Adjani

24 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Historical Movie, 2 April 2006
This review is from: La Reine Margot [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Those who did not like this movie simply don't know about history. La Reine Margot is a relatively factual interpretation of a very real event in 1572 that depicts the St. Bartholomew day massacre (protestant Huguenots). It is a dark page in the history of France at the time. To fully enjoy the movie I would recommend reading Catherine De Medici's biography. If some people got upset about the goriness of the massacre, they need reminded that the real massacre must have been even more brutal than depicted in the movie. The acting is superb. Isabelle Adjani's Margot is sensitive and moving. Virna Lisi's Catherine de Medici's portrail deserves the accolade she received. My opinion in short is: "if you don't know history, don't bother watching these movies". perhaps you should stick to the highly inaccurate shmultz of Elizabeth. A five star movie that will be in my collection of movies to watch time and again to remind me of the stupidity, cruelty and brutality that religious fanaticism inflicts on humanity. A must watch.

The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon Tour [DVD]
The Rolling Stones: Bridges To Babylon Tour [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mick Jagger
Offered by Rapid-DVD
Price: £20.73

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rolling Stones Keep Rocking Undeterred, 3 Dec 2002
Whoever says that the Stones in their Bridges to Babylon are tyred and trite must be suffering from personal problems, are not real music lovers and they're certainly not Stones fans. This concert recorded in St.Louis Missouri, during their 1998 Bridges to Babylon Tour is a masterpiece of technical ability, professionalism and raw rock music at its best. From the moment the star bursts out of the Oval screen with the opening chords of Satisfaction, you know that you're in for an entertating two hours of the highest magnitude. Even the new tracks from the same titled albums sound terrific, from Flip the Switch, a song that is a challenge and an affront to impending death, to Out of Control a fantastic and energetic anthem that shows Mick Jagger as a master of the harmonica and Ronnie Wood as the REAL stones guitarist that he is. For those of you who still argue that Mick Taylor was a better guitarist than Ronnie Wood, I beg you to listen carefully to what Ronnie has added to The Stones music. Sheer quality and drive. Saints of Me, will most certainly be the main track at my funeral, great lyrics, great song...electrifying performance. I could go on detailing every tracks on the DVD, but it would take too many superlatives and too much space to do justice to all of them. The highpoint of the concert is most certainly the masterstroke of having a small stage set up in the middle of the concert arena. This is where the Stones make their true statement of intent. Their absolute love and dedication to Rock 'n' roll. The ability to recreate the excitement of a small club in a huge arena with the focus 100% on the music. This is borne out in the upcoming 40 licks tour when the Stones will be playing small theatres for that more intimate and upfront experience somewhat lacking in big stadiums. The Stones once again confound their critics with a master performance of bravura and passion. Old? Geriatrics' Rock?...The Stones put to shame many young acts of today. Long Live Geriatric Rock. Long Live the Greatest Rock Band of all times. History in the making.

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