L. A. Camy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (57 of 63)
Location: London UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 367,459 - Total Helpful Votes: 57 of 63
England V Hungary - Wembley 1953 [DVD]
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I have heard about this game since I was a child and I was alive when it was played. I have seen the Hungarian goals at least but never the match. Things to get out of the way the picture quality is not good and the brief snatch of the Hungarian version is better but with a narrower camera angle. It is difficult to make out the individuals and there is an electronic noise that is very wearing to listen to.
The match is between what was then still arguably the best football nation playing what was to become the old style 5 forwards 3 mid field and 2 defenders playing in a fixed formation against the inventors of modern football and the result is flattering to the old style 10-3 would… Read more
Confucius [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chow Yun Fat
Confucius [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Chow Yun Fat
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A biography?, 18 Jan 2011
The first thing to say is that I have only the sketchiest knowledge of the life of Confucius and so the accuracy of what is portrayed I leave to others. The other thing that I was not aware of was what Confucius actually taught. I am familiar with the Neo Confucianism of the Manchu period which based on this film appears a different animal.

The film no matter how many supporting parts and fine actors to perform in them (and this film has both and all are to be commended) any biography relies on the performance of the lead.
And this is where I had some trepidation in ordering this film. There is nothing in Chow Yun Fat's career to suggest that he was the man to play this… Read more
Eagle Shooting Heroes [1993] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jacky Cheung
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inside knowledge, 16 Jan 2011
The Amazon description of the film encapsulates most of what you need to know about this film. There is however one very large proviso and that this is not a film for the first time or relative newcomer to Hong Kong films of that period 1980-1995. Because like all spoofs it requires an in depth knowledge of what is being spoofed. So in this case not only is it individual films but the individual actors careers that are included in the jokes. A perfect example is Brigitte Lin who is the complete reverse of the roles she normally plays as the great warrior. Joey Wang's character made no sense to me until I subsequently saw the film The Perfect Siblings and so it goes on. Yes a film for the… Read more

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