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Carry On - The Ultimate Collection [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kenneth Williams
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'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!' The best of some of the corniest and - at least today - less than side-splitting one-liners from the Carry On canon which make you laugh despite yourself. Many Carry On fans bemoan the fact the the latest offering is still in limbo but, seriously, do we really want it? The charm of the series is the fact that it is trapped time-bubble around the sixties and smiles come from the almost naive nudge-nudge-wink-wink seaside postcard humour which were a product of times gone by. Norman Hudis was the scriptmaster for the first set of movies and he had an innocent gentleness which pervades each movie, starting with Sergeant, when the excellent… Read more
For A Few Dollars More [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Clint Eastwood
For A Few Dollars More [DVD] DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
Morricone is like a master craftsman whose polishing turns a work of art into a masterpiece. A Fistful of Dollars is the first of the Spaghetti Westerns - or should it be Paella? - and the most acclaimed is the last, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, although for me that was a little too long and fell to preaching at times. In between lies what I consider Leone's finest hour - a gritty tongue-in-cheek western (almost a spoof) which keeps you enthralled from the moment the movie opens to its satisfying ending. Eastwood excels as the ice-cold bounty-hunter and van Cleef is the perfect foil, ex-Colonel Mortimer whose memories drive him on to wreak vengeance on the man who had destroyed his… Read more
Django Unchained  (DVD + UV Copy) [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jamie Foxx
Comic-book supremo Tarantino reminds me of a child prodigy making a hydrogen bomb from a chemistry set. His movies are never deep and meaningful but as action movies go, they bring out the kid in all of us as we watch the rollercoaster-gone-mad from the comfort of our homes or theatre seats. Django Unchained is no exception and while tackling this prickly subject Tarantino plays safe by caricaturing the antagonists and playing to his audience. Samuel L Jackson is outstanding and I was surprised and impressed by the depth of De Caprio's performance. It was not a thoughtful appraisal of the times but what of that? This is Tarantino and what you expect - and get - are bucketfuls of gore,… Read more