Brian V. Burford

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (147 of 170)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 36,331 - Total Helpful Votes: 147 of 170
Red River (The Masters of Cinema) [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ John Wayne
I've had this a while, but have been so busy on a personal project that I saved it up until it was finished. Furthermore, I never bought the DVD because it was universally criticised for its poor transfer and puny sound. So I waited for the blu ray...well it's a classic film, right, so there had to be a blu ray release.

Most people know about the film and its plot, so I don't really see much point in going into that. However, Masters of Cinema have supposedly got a good reputation for the quality of their product, so all in all I shouldn't feel let down. But I do.

How can I put this, well, I have remastered DVDs of Gunsmoke which are superior to this. There is annoying… Read more
Escape From The Shadow Garden (Cd+Dvd) ~ Magnum
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I pre-ordered this album and nearly cancelled it before it came out due to some financial constraints, but I'm glad I didn't. For me, it's a release that ticks all the boxes straightaway.

Since their reformation - Breath of Life is still an album I play a lot - they've produced some stunning songs with great lyrics and construction that are deep and meaningful - When We Were Younger and Spin Like A Wheel for example.

While they never record a bad song, some just donít hit the mark and thatís understandable when you realise this group have made 18 studio albums. However, not all have been consistent in terms of that quality. Even though there were some enjoyable tracks… Read more
Murder By Decree (Sherlock Holmes) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Plummer
Murder By Decree (Sherlock Holmes) [DVD] DVD ~ Christopher Plummer
I first remember watching this as a youngster and being enthralled. I was pleased to be able to purchase it recently and looked forward to seeing it again. Unfortunately i was very underwhelmed by the whole thing this time.

The idea of marrying fact and fiction with the Victorian sleuth is a good one but, for me, it just didn't hold my interest like it did when I first saw it. I'm not sure if that's because of my advancing years or learning of other explanations and motives for the infamous Jack since i first saw Murder by Decree as a teenager. Therefore I've heard it all before and it's been done much better since with movies like From Hell. I felt that the Holmes/Watson pairing… Read more

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