31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2007
These ARE of course the full TV films, the reviewers below obviously haven't grasped the concept of double-sided disks!
Both "It" and "The Shining" contain disks that must be flipped after around 90 minutes so that the film may continue. I can understand how this has caused some confusion however, the manufacturers presumed people would realise and therefore put nothing on the boxes to outline that this was the case.
The films themselves aren't bad at all by the way!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2007
Yes have to agree guys, the dvd's ARE double sided, and yes they're a good Sunday afternoon viewing. Bought the set at under £20.00 off Amazon & good value. If you like Stephen King you'll enjoy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2011
I f your a Stephen King fan then you'll love this collection. I hadn't heard of Rose Red before as it was written by king for television but it turned out to be a hidden gem, a typical haunted house story but really well done. It had been a while since I had seen IT and it didn't disappoint - look out for a young Seth Green. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was the only let down, a prequal to Rose Red it was poor and at times contradicted parts of the houses history laid out in Rose Red. The main reason I had brought the box set was for Storm of the Centary and this tale sums up what king does best a small community, isolated, facing up to some horror implodes and often it's the people who turn out to be the bad guys. Salems Lot is a classic directed by a Tobe Hooper and is one of the adaptations of Kings work. The Shinning is always going to be compared to Kubricks version and while it doesn't have the style and visual flare of the film it follows the book more closely and the performance of the child made a good watch. Overall a top collection, while they are tv miniseries and don't have the budget of feature films they make up for it by having more run time to tell their story and set up the characters.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2011
The films are great! I can sort of see where the confusion came along with the double sided DVD issue but when you actually look at the DVD you can see its a Double sided DVD... Shiny sides and all that. However, my only issue; a big issue (Haha), Is that whereas the DVDS in the box set where individually wrapped, the actual box set box was completely knackered! It was completely bust around the edges and was falling a part to be honest. Now it only bugged me because its quite an expensive box set and it would have been nice for me to keep the DVDS in the box rather than have them out individually.