Tony Floyd

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (731 of 894)
Location: UK


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Visions of Ecstasy [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Louise Downie
Visions of Ecstasy [DVD] DVD ~ Louise Downie
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ironically the surrealist/avant garde 18 minute film Visions of Ecstasy is probably the least interesting element here. It's simply a riff on the crucifixion with nuns and writhing. Not very ecstatic and only blasphemous to the Mary Whitehouse brigade and Conservative MPs trying to get coverage in the Daily Mail. Even the film-maker admits that he no longer likes it apart from the odd image or sound. Nevertheless it remans a fascinating artefact in the history of British film censorship, having been the only film banned under the now defunct law of blasphemy.

Buyers should be aware that you are getting more for your money than just the title short film. One of the extras is the… Read more
On the Road [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kristen Stewart
On the Road [DVD] DVD ~ Kristen Stewart
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stuck in 3rd gear, 19 Dec 2013
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Jack Kerouac has on the whole been ill served by the movies. Adaptations of his work have been few and far between - an understandable situation if you've read his books - with only The Subterraneans having been transferred to the big screen before now. Rarely bothering with plot or story, Kerouac is a mercurial and improvisational autobiographer rather than novelist, capturing fleeting and vivid impressions of events in language that often breaks free of sense or clarity in favour of immediacy. Even his most famous book has until now eluded moviemakers. No one was able to commit to filming it despite earlier interest or potential involvement from the likes of Marlon Brando, Francis Ford… Read more
Dracula (Blu-ray + DVD) [1958]
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fidelis et Mortem, 22 Mar 2013
You know the movie, one of Hammer's finest (though to the true aficionado there's no such thing as truly bad Hammer movie), so there's no need to comment on that.

So this version of it then, the blu ray from Hammer/Lions Gate, how does it rate, especially after the slightly disappointing, but still essential, Curse of Frankenstein release? Well, I'm pleased to report it's trebles all round, because this edition of THE Hammer classic is a ungainsayable triumph.

There are two versions of the film itself - first, the 2007 BFI restoration, i.e. the buffed up original English cut that has played since its 1958 release. Then there is the re-vamped (sorry, couldn't resist)… Read more

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