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The Showgirl Must Go On [Blu-ray] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Bette Midler
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I picked up this blu ray having read that the show had been trimmed heavily for this release, yet I was still keen to see "most of" Bette's latest Vegas show as I didn't get chance to experience it live.

In truth, I found it a bit of a mixed bag. It's mostly an entertaining performance, and as a comedienne Bette still has the ability to get away with a fairly potent or risqué punchline or two. The voice isn't quite what it once was, and you certainly get the feeling that she's terrified of the upper register - she'll often avoid even slightly higher notes if she can. But she does it with musical intelligence and character, so you end up forgiving her because she still… Read more
Big Brother's Big DVD The Best Bits: 2000-2010 <b>DVD</b> ~ Marcus Bentley
75 of 76 people found the following review helpful
A cannily timed DVD to mark the end of an era for a show that has been derided by many, but loved through good times and bad by a loyal fanbase.

Based on the proximity of the release date to the end of Big Brother 11, I had my doubts about whether this could be the definitive story of the series over its 11 years. When I got it in my hands and saw the 3-hour running time, I was pleasantly surprised. But having watched it I was right to be suspicious, and it's worth managing your expectations before you buy this DVD that it probably isn't quite what you hoped it would be.

The majority of the 3-hour running time is taken up with 3 'classic' episodes. Classic status is… Read more
Company - A Musical Comedy  [2007] [DVD] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ John Doyle
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supreme Company Indeed, 19 May 2008
This release of the 2007 Broadway Revival of one of Sondheim's finest moments is an absolute must-buy for theatre enthusiasts. Matter of fact, I'd highly recommended it even for those who are merely flirting with the idea of a theatrical dabble.

Whilst the thrill of experiencing something magical in a theatre cannot be matched, the bittersweet flipside of this truth is that there are so many legendary productions which we'd love to see captured and released on film; however diluted the experience may be. Those of us not fortunate enough to catch a show during its run can usually only daydream about experiencing our favourites. But here we have an opportunity to experience… Read more