Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

5.0 out of 5 stars A naked Judy Dench?, 2 Aug 2013
By 
bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)   
This review is from: Midsummer Night's Dream [DVD] [1968] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
An independent film Directed by Peter Hall and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon. This is one of those gems that allow many famous personalities of the time to display a little culture.

There are many fun facets of this film; right off, we notice all the actors in a much earlier version. Who would have thought that Judi Dench was once so cute? In addition, Helen Mirren before she was queen. Each version of midsummer Night's Dream displays a different star cast; this is the 1967 version many people will recognize Diana Rigg as Helena. Each version is to our advantage displays a different emphasis and dialog of William Shakespeare. Too many individual actors to point out.

Then there is the negative side. Look closely and it looks like an Italian film with English dubbing; the words and voices are not quite in sync. The cameraman is the one that filmed "The Blare Witch."

Believe it or not it is better the second time through.
This film is a must for the collector.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars 20C FOX & MGM's 2011 Peter Hall's 1968 Midsummer Night's Dream, 14 April 2013
By 
Brisbane reader (Brisbane, Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Midsummer Night's Dream [DVD] [1968] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
The Twentieth Century Fox and MGM's 2011 release of Peter Hall's 1968 film adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a perfectly good print of this splendidly performed and clearly enunciated play. This is the print to obtain not the other poor copies issued earlier and much complained about on Amazon film reviews.

A host of Britain's finest actors from the last quarter of the twentieth century are shown here performing in the (near) nakedness of their (relative) youth from Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg to Ian Richardson, Ian Holm and many more! They speak and act the text clearly, and the camera angles apart from a bit of camera tricky favour the faces and the viewer's right to hear the text properly.

The only significant flaw worth mentioning is the lamentable lack of subtitles, essential in all Shakespeare films.

Get it while you can!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Midsummer Night's Dream  [DVD] [1968]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
10.17
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews