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Admire Dame Judi? Then buy this!
on 29 November 2007
This DVD collection contains some of Dame Judi Dench's most lauded work from between the 1960's and the 1990's. The collection is a must if you are a keen DJD fan. A lot of people only really woke up to her talent when 'Mrs Brown' was first released in 1997. This is a fantastic collection, therefore, if you would like to see her in works dating back to before she became a screen 'star'. I have been trying to get hold of copies of 'Talking to a Stranger' and 'Absolute Hell' for ages, and have at last had the chance to see why her performances in each were so highly praised (and awarded) at the time.
The productions contained within the collection are hugely variable in both style and content, and some have dated less well than others. However, watching Dame Judi's performance in each is a sharp reminder of why she is now regarded as one of the greatest actors of our time, both on screen and on stage. Considering the time span that this DVD collection covers, it is amazing that she has only become recognised on an international scale in the last decade.