K. E. Fay

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (40 of 45)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,070,951 - Total Helpful Votes: 40 of 45
War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Cruise
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lend lease?, 24 Dec 2007
The problem with this film, which as a film is quite good, is that it strays, like the 1953 version, from the book at square one. Simply put, H.G.Wells set his book in the UK, Surrey and London to be precise. Until someone makes a film that does the same, film versions will never, IMO, be viable viewing.

Even Jeff Wayne, an american, realised this when he created his superb musical version.
TomTom ONE Europe by TomTom
TomTom ONE Europe by TomTom
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The previous review made me smile. One reads articles in newspapers about people ending up in strange situations just because their sat nav told them to go there. Unfortunately, a sat nav is no substitute for good old "paying attention when you are driving." One still needs to look at the road!
That said, I've just bought myself one of these and upgraded from my PDA based one. My wife has had one for some time and has the whole of Europe and the USA maps installed on an upgraded card. On a recent holiday to New York, Chicago and Grand Rapids this was an absolute boon.
Yeah, it gets it wrong occasionally. Yeah, sometimes it asks you to go up a one way street. Yeah, sometimes it… Read more
The Mikado - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gilbert and Sullivan
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A travesty..........., 31 Dec 2006
I totally agree with the previous reviewer. I found watching this DVD a sad experience. The cast are the performers who generated and developed my love of G&S, they deserve much better than this production. I can only assume that they allowed a YTS lad to direct the filming.

However, I wouldn't swap it for anything. To be able to watch John Reid playing Ko Ko whenever I wish is enough to ignore the faults.