S. Elson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (121 of 128)
Location: Potchefstroom, South Africa


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The Queen's Garden [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bill Travers
The Queen's Garden [DVD] DVD ~ Bill Travers
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment, 21 July 2011
What a disappointing production. A very superficially filmed production with random wildlife and insect shots interspersed with montages of flowers and a sketchy garden party; absolutely nothing was said about the history, size, actual gardening procedures, etc. I was expecting a lesser version of "A Year at Kew" and not a low budget "Saturday afternoon special." A pity I wasted my money. Perhaps the names Travers and McKenna should have given me a heads-up.
Coal House At War [DVD]
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Although the content of "Coal House at War" is interesting and enlightening from a cultural history point of view, I find it absolutely astounding that the producers of what could have been a fantastic production found it possible to cram a whole 180 minutes worth of interesting content into 649 minutes of what eventually became a totally boring mishmash of scenes, mostly unconnected to each segment title, repeated ad nauseam. (Perhaps this was made for the American market, as they also have a penchant for repeating content over and over again for the stupid souls that cannot understand something the first time 'round.)

All in all, not up to the usual BBC standard and rather… Read more
Great Railway Journeys of the World [DVD]
90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely amazing, stunningly pathetic, misleadingly titled excuse of a production. It is merely a "promo" for various luxury trains and has nothing to do with great train journeys but merely great means of train travel. I would not recommend this title to anyone.
I would rate this production as a zero star, but one star is the lowest possible rating.

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