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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (21 of 25)


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Callan - The Definitive Collection [1967] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Edward Woodward
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm Fed Up Too!, 8 Nov 2013
I ordered this a couple of years ago - possibly even a 'few' years ago now. To be honest, it is so long, I can't remember.

Now I see that it is due for release in 2020, but at this rate, I think they are being a bit optimistic. It's not as though the episodes don't already exist - just put them on disc and get a few boxes printed.

I'm not waiting any longer. I want to see all the episodes I never saw when 'Callan' was originally released, having heard so much about how good it was. I believe the actor who played Lonely had something to do with delaying release of the series on video due to a type-casting issue, so we've had to wait for years anyway.

I think… Read more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hardy
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
'It's not as good as the BBC version'. That was always going to be the major challenge in trying to remake an adaptation of a book that already has a perfect adaptation in the 6-part BBC, Alec Guinness offering.

That aside, it is a reasonably well-made film, with acceptable acting and an attention to the atmosphere of the period. However, even a slew of famous actors are going to be hard-pressed to recreate characters who are already associated with the 'definitive' screen version of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. They do all right though.

Many scenes are almost carbon-copies of the BBC version; others are new and restated, sometimes pointlessly. For example, why is… Read more
Colditz - The Complete BBC Collection (with 5 Limi&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack Hedley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB!, 24 May 2013
The title for this review says it all, because there is no word that can describe this 70s TV gem with more honesty. It is simply superb in every way, as is the DVD package that brings this back to life for your plasma.

With a host of the very best actors from the Golden Age of British television, and excellently scripted stories and interactions between allies and Germans, 'Colditz' makes for unmissable entertainment.

The DVD package is also brilliantly done. picture quality is crystal-clear; it is hard to believe this series was shot so long ago and, I imagine, left on a shelf somewhere while the Beeb obstinately refused to release it, for whatever reason. The CD… Read more