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La Spagnola [DVD] [2002]
La Spagnola [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Lola Marceli
Offered by rightpricediscs
Price: 5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique pleasure, 13 Nov 2008
This review is from: La Spagnola [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
I can't understand the previous reviewers opinion but I guess we all have one. Did we see the same film? I saw it when it was first released and it is still vivid in my memory.

This sometimes surreal offering is an interesting look at a particular period in Australian history and one is drawn into what it must have been like for immigrants at that time.

However its principal strength is that it's great entertainment. Moments that allegedly make some cringe made me laugh my socks off; indeed the more unworldly the gag the more I laughed (particularly the courgette scene). Life must have been pretty tough in those circumstances and what this film does is to relieve those negatives by way of humour. Not a bad sentiment in my opinion.

When the credits finally roll one is left with the feeling of having seen a substantial and well crafted story along ith an atmosphere that will linger in your memory for many a year. Thoroughly entertaining.

Price: 30.78

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw and representative, 24 Oct 2003
This review is from: Vices (Audio CD)
It may not be the silky 'rock' sound of this millenium, but when 'Vices' was released it was the sound the band wanted to make and the fans wanted to hear, especially considering founder Pete Way's previous employer opting to leave the 'hard' out of rock (let alone the 'heavy' out of metal). Best enjoyed with a pint of cider whilst wearing your old cap-sleeve T-shirt - if it still fits - before hitting the town. Shame this type of production is hard to find today. Great stuff and good to see Way & Co are still flying the flag and outlasting the wimps that followed. Hair gel anyone?

The High Life [DVD] [1995]
The High Life [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Alan Cumming

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 23 Oct 2003
This review is from: The High Life [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
An absolute gem that seemed to slip by the general public's awareness, before one of it's principals went off to become and extra in Bond flicks and star in Disney movies.
Like all top shelf comedy it is thigh-slappingly funny and yet disturbingly true to life. (Father Ted, Fawlty Towers etc) Eurovision IS 'Pif-Paf-Pof', there are precious, mincing, young Scotsmen somewhere out there and the world is infatuated by sex, the past and work relationships. Oh yes, and sex. Add to that a bit of nationalism and a tart of a dolly trolley and you will laugh until your flight is called. It'll leave ya gantin'fae mair!

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