Profile for filmfan > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by filmfan
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,683,585
Helpful Votes: 78

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
filmfan (UK)

Page: 1
Yield To The Night [DVD] [1956]
Yield To The Night [DVD] [1956]
Dvd ~ Diana Dors
Price: £10.00

48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Dors -The Actress, 24 Jan. 2008
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Diana Dors was famous, world famous, as one of the 1950's Blonde Bombshells, she blazed through the decade in a series of tabloid headlines and magazine covers then in 1956 she made Yield to the Night. This one movie, more than any other, has confirmed her status as an Actress of merit. She plays Mary Hilton, a women waiting to hanged for her crime. It is bleak viewing, the routine of the condemned cell can't be anything else but Dors' fine performance will keep you enthralled. A series of flashbacks lifts the mood and reveals the series of events that led to her crime, for the love of her man. Special mention must also go to Yvonne Mitchell for her role as the sympathetic prison guard.
This is without doubt a British Classic and deserves a place in your film collection.

Rich & Strange & The Sorcerer's Apprentice [DVD] [1932] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Rich & Strange & The Sorcerer's Apprentice [DVD] [1932] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Alred Hitchcock
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £17.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 24 July 2007
Rich and Strange is ok but the reason to buy this dvd is for The Sorcerer's Apprentice. It was made in 1962 and was supposed to be the final episode in Hitch's Alfred Hitchock Presents tv series. It was never aired because it was considered TOO SHOCKING! Of course by today's standards you might wonder what all the fuss was about but it's worth seeing to find out what happens to Irene, briliantly played by Diana Dors.

Diana Dors Icon Box Set [DVD]
Diana Dors Icon Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Diana Dors
Price: £18.10

27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Dors - The Blonde Bombshell, 27 Jun. 2007
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
itv DVD have pulled out all the stops for this lavish collection for Diana Dors. The packaging is excellent, the box folds out revealing pictures of our star (the pictures shown are from publicity shots taken for As Long as They're Happy, which is included in this set).
We have 6 movies here covering Dors career in British Film, some are early co-star roles and it's great to see the pre-peroxide starlet making her mark. Lady Godiva Rides Again, which also features an early role for Joan Collins and and uncredited cameo from the doomed Ruth Ellis is a great comedy/drama about beauty contests, Diamond City with Honor Blackman in the lead female role, who also stars with Dors in A Boy, A Girl and a Bike, two very differnt dramas, one set in the diamond fields of South Africa the other a cycle club in a North Country mill town. Dors is in full Blonde Bombshell mode singing Hokey Pokey Polka in the histerical As Long as They're Happy.
We then have Carol Reeds classic tale A Kid For Two Farthings about a young boy who belives he has found a unicorn, Dors is wonderful in this movie which boasts an impressive all star ensemble including Celia Johnson.
Of course Yield to the Night is Diana Dors' best film, directed by Lee J Thompson, Dors gives the performance of a lifetime playing Mary Hilton, a woman waiting to be hanged for the murder of the other woman.
All the discs have extras too, including picture galleries, star profiles and director profiles, all the discs have full animated menu systems. The transfers to dvd are also excelent.
As if this wasn't enough we also have the bonus 7th disc, the 4 hour bio-pic of Dors amazing life, The Blonde Bombshell which stars Keeley Hawes as the young star and Amanda Redman playing the older Dors, excellent!
Comment Comment | Permalink

Page: 1