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Nosferatu (Definitive Fully-restored version with &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Max Schreck
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you are searching for a high-quality and highly authentic edition of this cinematic masterpiece, look no further, for this DVD-set is precisely that.

It can be surprisingly difficult to find a proper edition of this film. Different versions of it abound, and Amazon is not exactly helping the matter - as far as I can see, they have been indiscriminately mixing together reviews which refer to completely different editions. For instance, one of the "Amazon.co.uk Reviews" at the top of this product's page, states:

"This two-disc set gives you the choice of watching Nosferatu in either a sepia-tinted version or the original black & white. Both, however, feature the same… Read more
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
There are three points mentioned by many other reviewers on this site which I would also like to address:

1) The main character.
There can be no doubt about it, Simonini is just about as hateful, craven, and ignorant a monster as you will come across in literature. I sincerely hope that you will find it impossible to identify with him. So most of the joy you will get from this character is likely to stem from the subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) giveaways through which Simonini betrays the profoundness of his stupidity, even of his madness.

2) The historical setting
Yes, this is set in the nineteenth century, largely in France and Italy, and an interest in… Read more
The Restored Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classi&hellip by James Joyce
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This is a difficult book to review, not merely because of its content. If you are not yet familiar with the strangeness of Joyce's final literary effort, then Rose's edition is probably - at least for now - a bad place to start, as it is the "odd one out" and most people are familiar with the 1939 edition (which virtually every edition except this one reprints). If you are familiar with the work, then you will realise what a seminal statement Rose's claim to have restored the original text is.

Let me first of all address two points raised by Richard W. Cowdell in his review. Richard asks whether "the timing of this issue is a cynical attempt to re-establish copyright through a… Read more