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Kafka (1991) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeremy Irons
Kafka (1991) DVD ~ Jeremy Irons
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
NOTE: This review applies ONLY to said version. And it is NOT about its relations to Franz Kafka nor Jeremy Irons. Personally I bought it because it is directed by Soderbergh (and I think most movies look better in monochrome).

As I do not want anyone else to be mislead as I was, I hereby give a profound warning:
This was the only copy I could get my hands on, and I've been looking forward to watch this for years. This was not any ordinary plastic DVD case I got either, it was a costly cardboard slipcase with a foldable tray inside - it even included a colour image spread across the whole inside of it. Very nice indeed, and this made me say to myself: «Quality!»
And now… Read more
Jamiroquai: High Times - The Singles 1992-2006 [DV&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jamiroquai
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You know the music, and you know the videos! I myself have been a fan of his music for a long time, but I did feel a bit embarrassed when watching the videos from the first half of the nineties, but hey! all the videos from that era had a cheap look unless they were accompanied by Beavis' and Butthead's commentaries.

Now, for the two-stars rating: what do YOU expect from a 2006 DVD release?
I selected "Play all videos" from the menu and sat back in the sofa (and sometimes went out on the floor, dancing!) and didn't mind, at first, the earliest videos not 'filling the screen', I thought they perhaps never had been in good condition - though after some videos the pattern was… Read more
The Sweet Hereafter [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ian Holm
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I feel obliged to include a "review" to supply yet another 1-of-5-stars ratings, for the single reason that the possible buyer will not be misleaded by the high ratings, which are of course grounded on the content of the actual movie, and not the visual quality of the picture, that bear a strong resemblence of a quick and dirty VHS to DVD copy, as suggested by the reviewer "A Customer". It's horribly unsharp for once, and that is perhaps the worst thing that can happen quality-wise when watching a drama, where subtle, facial expressions are so important, and this is of course one of Sir Holm's most honed skills. What a shame. And there is "of course" black borders BOTH on the left and… Read more