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The Blue Angel - - Two Disc Special Edition [DVD]
The Blue Angel - - Two Disc Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emil Jannings
Price: 12.02

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing DVD (not film) Experience, 11 May 2012
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This review refers specifically to problems with the 'special two disc set' from Eureka! Most reviewers seem to be appraising Sternberg's film, which has been reviewed thousands of times, rather than the product they have (or perhaps haven't) bought from Amazon.co.uk.

I am pleased that the set contains both the German and English versions of the film. However, the quality of the DVD packaging and the product itself is disappointingly amateur.

The blue-coloured insert in the DVD case appears to have been printed on a home printer, and I initially suspected it was a 'pirate' DVD, but now I rather think that's just the quality of the Eureka! outfit. More importantly, the sound quality on this DVD, which purports to be 'Newly remastered from the 35mm negative', is poor. This is not because, as some reviewers have pointed out, the film is so old. Although I don't doubt that the age of the film has everything to do with the static noise throughout, my complaint relates rather to the 'pitch' of the soundtrack. I suspect this has something to do with the speed at which the remastering has been set. Compared to other available versions of the The Blue Angel, everything on this DVD (both the German and English versions) sounds unnaturally high. Resultantly, all of the music is (approximately) a semitone higher than it should be; whilst this is not a great interval in musical terms, it makes the singing in particular sound distorted and unnatural. If you're buying this film for the songs, rather than perhaps the nostalgic value of the piece, then do beware that this particular version distorts the original soundtrack. As a fan of Dietrich's voice, if I were buying this for myself again, I'd definitely look elsewhere.
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Matching Bedrooms Adult Lounge Snuggle Wrap Blanket with Sleeves in Red
Matching Bedrooms Adult Lounge Snuggle Wrap Blanket with Sleeves in Red
Offered by worldofbargain888
Price: 5.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars That's a wrap? I've been fleeced, 6 Jan 2012
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The word 'wrap' to describe this blanket is a gross exaggeration. I read another reviewer's comment that it has no ties at the back; to clarify, it has absolutely nothing at the back. You cannot go about the house in it; there is no way you can do anything besides lie down festering on the sofa in it. It is literally a blanket with (rather short) sleeves. Adding salt to the wound, the item that arrived was not the one photographed when I ordered the product (which was clearly a JML Snuggle): it was a cheaper 'cosy TV blanket' version, seemingly made by 'Super Soft Fleece'. In my opinion this product was mis-sold to me. If you want something to keep you warm, do not buy this product. Get yourself a dressing gown or a blanket: this is neither.


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