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Space Precinct [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ted Shackelford
I bought this box set for three reasons: 1. Simone Bendix, irrestistible in or out of uniform 2. Gerry Anderson was the series creator and producer 3. I like science-fiction shows in general. I would have purchased it in Region 2 format but it doesn't seem to exist as such, apart from in wildly expensive single episodes; I don't have a multi-region DVD player but it's not hard to find out on the Internet how to 'dezone' your machine using the remote control so that it will play discs from anywhere in the world. The purchase price was frankly ridiculous compared to many new DVDs that appear on the market and delivery to Europe from the USA is quite fast.

Although a Gerry Anderson… Read more
Islands of Britain [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Clunes
Islands of Britain [DVD] DVD ~ Martin Clunes
Travel documentaries presented by established TV personalities seem to be something quintessentially British, at least for someone living in France where this sort of programme hardly exists. And in spite of beautiful seascapes or vistas from the air, what makes them really enjoyable is the personality of the guide. I was acquainted with Michael Palin and Stephen Fry in this role and having recently 'discovered' Martin Clunes in shows like 'Men behaving badly' and 'Doc Martin', it was interesting to see him in a completely new light. He makes a very good job of being a travel guide, as he comes across as an extremely likeable person who takes a genuine interest in the people he meets. His… Read more
The Blue Lamp [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack Warner
The Blue Lamp [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Warner
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dixon before Dock Green, 27 April 2011
Good drama usually stems from pitting the good guys against the bad guys. This film is no exception: old-fashioned police constable Jack Warner (George Dixon) walking the beat, ably assisted by new boy Jimmy Hanley are pitted against the likes of scared robber Dirk Bogarde in an early starring role. In 1950, shooting a 'copper' was the ultimate crime which united even the shady underworld in the search to bring the culprit to book - in this case, the hangman's noose, a fact of which even the child who finds the murder weapon is only too well aware. This is a Britain that no longer exists, with streets with no traffic where a police chase in squad cars with dringing bells encounters no more… Read more