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Great Film shame about the transfer
on 10 May 2010
Having seen the film previously, probably on the telly or round a mates, I was overjoyed to find it available on DVD.
From the cast of some the best known names in British film acting including Alan Cumming and Michael Gambon to name only two you'd have thought that the powers that be would have done justice to what is an innovative piece of cinema (I mean not a Georgian waltz but contemporary dance music demonstrating the parallels of then and now) but no.
The video transfer to DVD is, for want of better words, dark and grainy and though overflowing with non-english subtitles (not a bad thing for language students, I agree) the positive absence of anything resembling special features or production items (ok but who wants to see the trailer for a film already purchased) suggests to this fan of the film that the DVD was distributed solely on the thinking, "What do we care, some fool will buy it!" and not for any appreciation of the films true worth to British Cinematographical history.
I've seen better video transfers on films mates have bought from . .you know. . .that mate of a mate who sells the cheap movies that were imported from the far/middle east, you know the one with the quick coat and his way of moving really fast eventhough not moving his legs. Yeah that one, that fella at the car booty
Top marks for what is a touching, riotous romp in those far off cruel germ-infested Georgian days when non-licenced sexual therapists had their own strains of social discourse.
For the distibution company . . . . do us a favour . . . please. Clean up your game and show some respect where it's due, to the actors, filmmakers and the viewing fandom.