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5.0 out of 5 stars Brother Cadfael, Set 3
The Rose Rent
"We have this moment for good or ill"
The Rose rent is a great mystery and in the course of being solved leads people to evaluate what has worth in life. A young widow must now face the fact that she may have killed her husband and also plan the rest of her life.
I was going to print the quote from the back cover; yet as usual the person who...
Published on 20 Feb 2005 by bernie

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2.0 out of 5 stars A Poor performance
There are 22 Cadfael stories.
The complete series should give me 22 events
You gave me 4
Where are al lthe rest ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brother Cadfael, Set 3, 20 Feb 2005
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Cadfael: The Complete Series 3 (Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
The Rose Rent
"We have this moment for good or ill"
The Rose rent is a great mystery and in the course of being solved leads people to evaluate what has worth in life. A young widow must now face the fact that she may have killed her husband and also plan the rest of her life.
I was going to print the quote from the back cover; yet as usual the person who wrote the blurb could not have seen the film or have read the book.
Of course people die and Brother Cadfael uses forensics to determine who the murderer/s are and the motive/s. You get more then sufficient clues on the way.
My favorite quote is in the morning as they are ringing the morning bell; someone asks Cadfael, "Are you awake?" and Cadfael staggering "No. But I am out of bed."
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A Morbid Taste for Bones
"A man may step out of his nature"
A monk has the ability of sight. While he is being bleed he gets a vision. With the help of Jerome he realizes that it is St. Winifred whose body is lost in Wales and wants to be here so people can visit. A retrieval expedition is launched against Cadfael judgment.
This is one of the best Father Cadfaels as it has meaning and story on many levels. True the ending is not exactly the book ending. But the feel is still there. The point that I like best is that the language is common but the cultures as dissimilar.
Although there is no Hugh Beringar (Sean Pertwee), this film contains one of my favorite actors John Hallam who plays the lord Richard. He has been in many popular movies including "4.50 from Paddington" where he gets to play a similar character as Cedric Crackenthorpe.
I leave you with this thought:
"Those that seek to lay hands on St. Winifred are apt to perish."
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The Raven in the Foregate
"Truth and justice are often at odds."
It is said, "All that evil needs to flourish is for good men to nothing." And this film has a few good men that do nothing. So once again it is up to Brother Cadfael to sort out the mystery and if separate mysteries are related. I will not go thought the story blow by blow, as that is part of the intrigue in watching these films.
A part of the back cover paraphrased:
Father Ailnoth, the new parish priest in Shrewsbury, earns the scorn of his entire parishioners. After refusing to absolver a parishioner for carrying an illegitimate child, the priest is found dead in the river. There are plenty of suspects but a shortage of clues.
Too bad back covers are not clear and strait forward however the story is more complex and the acting is superior.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Poor performance, 26 April 2014
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There are 22 Cadfael stories.
The complete series should give me 22 events
You gave me 4
Where are al lthe rest ?
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1.0 out of 5 stars THE RAVEN IN THE FOREGATE:, 6 Mar 2010
This review is from: Cadfael: The Complete Series 3 (Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
A travesty of Ellis Peters' story, carried out by arrogant scriptwriters who thought they were better plot constructors than the lady herself. No wonder she had doubts about giving it over to them. The basic elements are there, but there are too many inventions in an attempt to make the plot more dramatic. Cassals the vengeful seeker after Maud's supporters in the shire; the blind sister to the whoring girl who drowns herself, the mob that seeks to attack the priest [even his staff has a claw on the end instead of a deer's antlers] The priest Ailnoth is not allowed to die according to Peters, but has to enter into a fight and fall through a wooden bridge, whereas he fell in after an attack on a his housekeeper.
It is the scriptwriters who are at fault. The actors, led by the inimitable Sir Derek Jacobi do their best with what they are given - all praise to them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant Service, quick dedlivery, 4 Mar 2010
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Very quick service and delivery, value for money second to none. No problem at all.
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