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Shakespeare: Henry V [Jamie Parker, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider] [Globe on Screen] [DVD] [2013] [NTSC]
Shakespeare: Henry V [Jamie Parker, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider] [Globe on Screen] [DVD] [2013] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Jamie Parker
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Once more unto the Globe dear friends, 20 July 2016
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I suppose this particular play always stands or falls by the performance of the title character. Jamie Parker is excellent and benefits from having played Prince Hal in the previous Henry IVs. You see glimpses of the old Prince Hal during the performance and get a sense of the journey the King has been on and also a sense of his private doubts. This is particularly the case when Henry reflects on his father's deposition of Richard II. I found some of the comedy introduced into this production a bit forced and crude. The portrayal of Pistol (praised by others to be fair) was particularly irritating and unsympathetic. Shame he didn't follow Bardolph to the gallows or choke on a leek.


The Roger Corman Collection [DVD]
The Roger Corman Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Kerr

4.0 out of 5 stars The horror! The horror!, 13 July 2016
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A collection of three of the better Edgar Allan Poe "adaptions" by Roger Corman with Vincent Price starring in each. Familiar from many outings on late night TV, the horror is not of the slasher variety but is more psychological involving madness, disease, corruption, revenge. If you don't know the story of Pit and the Pendulum, for pity's sake do not read the blurb on the DVD case - it gives away a key element of the plot and destroys the suspense of the first hour of the film.


Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Complete Conifer Recordings
Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Complete Conifer Recordings
Price: £23.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bowled over, 13 July 2016
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Bought as an introduction to the works of Malcolm Arnold, I can't say that these pieces or performances have won me over. The absence of notes doesn't help.


Spear & Jackson Select Stainless Digging Spade
Spear & Jackson Select Stainless Digging Spade
Price: £15.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Next generation spade, 13 July 2016
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Bought to replace a spade with a wooden shaft which snapped after 30 years use. This looks as if it will see me out. On first glance the shape of the handle is a bit odd, but it actually works. Cleans up very well after use.


Caterpillar Bridgeport, Men Safety Boots, Brown (Mens Brown), 9 UK (43 EU)
Caterpillar Bridgeport, Men Safety Boots, Brown (Mens Brown), 9 UK (43 EU)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday boots, 13 July 2016
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Look sturdy but are light and comfortable to wear. Good for everyday wear but not work boots or walking boots.


External USB 2.0 Slim DVD CD R/RW Drive Burner Writer for Netbook, Notebook, Desktop, Laptop, Webook Plug and Play for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7,8 Apple OSx. This is a DVD Writer
External USB 2.0 Slim DVD CD R/RW Drive Burner Writer for Netbook, Notebook, Desktop, Laptop, Webook Plug and Play for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7,8 Apple OSx. This is a DVD Writer
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Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 22 Jun. 2016
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Exactly what was needed - a cheap and cheerful replacement for a misbehaving CD drive on my desktop. Worked immediately it was plugged in without any complicated set up.


The White Company
The White Company
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3.0 out of 5 stars Parbleu, in troth, 7 April 2016
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This review is from: The White Company (Kindle Edition)
Sir Arthur didn't want to be remembered as the creator of Sherlock Holmes and thought his historical novels were his best work. This particular example shows Conan Doyle trying to be Walter Scott and falling rather short. The storyline is entertaining enough but you really do have to wade through acres of archaic terminology, thees, thous and prithees. Mort-Dieu, if you know what a socman is, press on.


Dickens Of London [DVD]
Dickens Of London [DVD]
Dvd ~ Roy Dotrice
Price: £12.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worthy but slow, 19 Mar. 2016
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This review is from: Dickens Of London [DVD] (DVD)
Showing its age a bit, this series purports to illustrate the life of Charles Dickens. The older Dickens towards the end of his life touring America with his public readings reflects on his earlier life and particularly on his father, John Dickens. However, about 25 years of Dickens' life is unaccounted for which enables there to be no mention of his separation from his wife and his relationship with Ellen Ternan. Roy Dotrice is very good as both the older Charles and as John Dickens but less believable as a 30 year old Dickens - they should have kept with Gene Foad who portrays Dickens in his 20s. The links between Dickens' own life story, his family and friends and characters in his books is touched upon but not explored in great depth. Towards the end of the series, fictionalised accounts of Dickens' life are more prevalent including one whole episode which revolves around a meeting with a clearly deranged Edgar Allan Poe.


Little Dorrit [1987] [DVD]
Little Dorrit [1987] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Derek Jacobi
Price: £22.22

4.0 out of 5 stars Little Dorrit - from two perspectives, 15 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Little Dorrit [1987] [DVD] (DVD)
Two separate three hour films which look at Dickens' Little Dorrit from the perspective firstly of Arthur Clennam and then Amy Dorrit. Even at six hours, some episodes and characters in the book (Rigaud, Miss Wade, Tattycoram) have to be omitted. Mainly strong reliable performances from actors of the calibre of Alec Guiness, Derek Jacobi and a host of others but I'm afraid Little Dorrit herself is not a success. Much too passive. Others have commented on sound issues. In some scenes, the dialogue is indistinct but this seems a deliberate decision to emphasise the fact that in crowd or street scenes, Clennam and Little Dorrit are unable to hear (or are not interested in) everything that anyone is saying. But I sympathise with those who feel unable to follow the storyline as a consequence, especially given the absence of subtitles. Personally, I felt that the resolution of the story was rushed - the many frauds and deceits in the story all come to a climax in the last quarter of an hour.


And Then There Were None [DVD]
And Then There Were None [DVD]
Dvd ~ Aidan Turner
Price: £9.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing update, 11 Jan. 2016
I doubt whether Dame Agatha would have approved but I enjoyed this update. Very good acting across the board. I haven't read the original for years but this version kept your attention as various characters fell by the wayside at the hands of an unknown avenger. Much gore (including death by knitting needles) and added sex and drugs.


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