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VERDI - Aida [DVD] [Region 1] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sophia Loren
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Celeste Sofia', 12 April 2010
I adore this film version of Aida - yes, I had to get used to the garish colour and the dubbing of the songs at first, but 10 minutes into the film it stopped bothering me and I started loving this condensed but convincing version of the famous opera. Sopia Loren "sings" all her arias with great feeling - I tend to forget that she is dubbed. The supporting cast is strong (Amneris and Radames are both eye-candy) and the singing, of course, is glorious.

The only down-side is that there are no subtitles - yes, I know it is advertised as having subtitles, but only the 'narrator' (they have one at the begging of each act) is 'subtitled'. The remainder of the opera is subtitleless. Not… Read more
As You Like It [DVD] [1936] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Henry Ainley
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As I Like It, 12 April 2010
This is a charming version of Shakespeare's curious and unlikely tale, with a young Laurence Olivier and a very charming Elisabeth Bergner (despite the fluctuating accent). The settings are beautiful and the supporting cast convincing. Both the sound and the picture quality are very good. Highly reccommended!
Tale of Two Cities [DVD] [1935] [Region 1] [US Imp&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ronald Colman
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Read the 5-star reviews on - I don't have much to add except that they are all true - 'the most outsanding film version of Tale of Two Cities', 'the best film adaption of any Dickens novel', 'Colman's greatest performance', 'one of the best movies ever to come out of Hollywood' etc. etc. etc. If you haven't watched it yet, you are missing one of the greatest films ever made acted by one of the greatest actors that ever lived.

Watch out for any scenes where Colman is slightly inebriated - in spite of his reputation for correct and gentlemanly behaviour, he simply excels at these. Basard and Jerry Cruncher provide first-class comic relief, and the seamstress - with only… Read more

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