D. T. Looser

"David Looser"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Ipswich UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,330,629 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Singin' in the Rain [Blu-ray] [1952] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Gene Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars All Time Classic, 7 Sep 2013
Singin' in the Rain has long been one of my favourite films. The shear energy that goes into all the dance numbers is extraordinary. Whilst the plot, a send-up of the problems that many established silent screen actors had when the industry converted to sound, doesn't stand too much scrutiny, this is more than made up for by the quality of the musical numbers. A real feel-good movie!

I purchased the region-free Blu-ray and I am more than happy with it. The image quality is excellent and the sound, remixed into 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, is probably as good as can reasonably be expected from a film of this vintage
Billy Wilder Collection: Volume 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Guidarino Guidi
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 14 Feb 2013
I purchased this collection because I wanted a DVD of "Avanti" (which has long been one of my favourite films) but at the price asked it seemed silly not to purchase this collection and get another four of Billy Wilder's films as well.
"Some Like it Hot" is, of course, well known as one of the all-time classic film comedies, but I was not familiar with any of the other films in the collection. I found "Irma La Douce" highly enjoyable and "Kiss Me Stupid" was also well worth watching, but "One, Two, Three" has not aged well with its creaky cold-war stereotypes and an even dafter than usual plot.

Apart from "Some Like it Hot" there is little in the way of extras. The DVDs of… Read more
A Star Is Born (1976) Barbra Streisand [Region 2 c&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Kris Kristofferson Barbra Streisand
A Star Is Born (1976) Barbra Streisand [Region 2 compatible] DVD ~ Kris Kristofferson Barbra Streisand
I first saw this film with my then girlfriend (now my wife) sitting in the balcony (the only part that was open) of a huge old 1930s cinema that has since been demolished, so it has some nostalgia appeal for me. And this DVD does not disappoint. It's an excellent transfer with a superb 5.1 sound mix.

My only quibble is with the technical details on the packaging, which are self-contradictory and confusing. It says that it is a 16:9 transfer, which it is; it says the film is in it's original aspect ratio, which is nearly true. Actually the original aspect ratio is 1.85:1 and this DVD is 1.78:1, so a small bit of the image has been cropped from the sides. But the packaging also… Read more

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