K. Hewlett

Helpful votes received on reviews: 59% (32 of 54)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,070,586 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 54
The House In Marsh Road/Monkey's Paw [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patricia Dainton
5.0 out of 5 stars Punches above its weight, 11 July 2014
I first saw this film when I was a young boy. At the time the plot seemed unique and I remember finding it very enjoyable..
In more recent decades I have been searching for a VHS and later DVD of this film. Thanks to Renown Pictures it is now available and I purchased it. To my surprise it now appears better than I remember.
It is also one of those films which rewards ‘ watch and watch again ’ Always some slight nuance to observe which was previously missed.
The quality of the restoration is superb.
The Monkey’s Paw is not a favourite. I acknowledge it is a classic. For those who like it I believe they will not be disappointed.
I believe this DVD to be value for… Read more
Sammy Going South [DVD] [1963] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alexander Mackendrick
Sammy Going South [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Alexander Mackendrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Rewards the persistent, 11 July 2014
This film will not be everyone’s cup of tea.
I agree with some respondents in that it appears to be slow moving and inactive in parts. Rather like books written many decades ago. They were slow to get into. But rewarded the reader by opening up to the extent where they eventually became so difficult to put down.
So it is with this film. It rewards the viewer for persistence.
Having served in East Africa and experienced the insidious violence of the bush. Both human and fauna. I can attest to its accuracy in depiction. The continent is not a place for ‘ relaxation ’
Although all scenes are memorable two in particular tell the real story behind the film.
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100 Favourite Carols ~ Various Artists
100 Favourite Carols ~ Various Artists
5.0 out of 5 stars Very worthwhile, 18 Dec 2013
I endorse all the positive remarks of the other reviewers. The packaging and quality are excellent for the price.
It is a pity that Personent Hodie ( beloved of school boys everywhere )is not included. But then life is far from perfect.

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