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4.0 out of 5 stars NETWORK - Digging in the Vaults again!
All praise to NETWORK DVD for finding yet another forgotten British film and giving it a new lease of life. An excellent transfer (1.66.1 filling my screen) Good picture and mostly good sound (found some sequenses less easy to hear and some night scenes dark but watchable. No extras (and NO Subtitles!). You have to entirely suspend all belief in logic to enjoy this one...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The sixties is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
A bit of an oddity here, like the curate's egg or a camel designed by a committee (select your cliche of choice). A fifties (or earlier) film desperately trying to enter the sixties and failing. It starts out like an ill-advised cross between "Lucky Jim" and "The Ipcress File" then half-way through decides It wants to be "The 39 Steps" but isn't...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NETWORK - Digging in the Vaults again!, 9 May 2014
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All praise to NETWORK DVD for finding yet another forgotten British film and giving it a new lease of life. An excellent transfer (1.66.1 filling my screen) Good picture and mostly good sound (found some sequenses less easy to hear and some night scenes dark but watchable. No extras (and NO Subtitles!). You have to entirely suspend all belief in logic to enjoy this one. Plot impossibilities abound, but if you are in the mood that need not matter. Ian Carmichael does his act beautifully and is well cast as Scientist David Garret who sort of teams up with janet Munro (looking fabulous) in an almost version of "39 Steps" (I said almost). The support cast is good, but as I said, don't expect a logical script, just sit back and enjoy a long unseen British film. Well done Network.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The sixties is a foreign country; they do things differently there., 11 Dec 2014
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A bit of an oddity here, like the curate's egg or a camel designed by a committee (select your cliche of choice). A fifties (or earlier) film desperately trying to enter the sixties and failing. It starts out like an ill-advised cross between "Lucky Jim" and "The Ipcress File" then half-way through decides It wants to be "The 39 Steps" but isn't. It would be easy to dismiss it but despite its failings it is enjoyably entertaining and has great charm.
The much-loved Ian Carmichael seems like a fish out of water in the sixties, so he wisely retreated into the past to create his defining roles as Lord Peter Whimsey and Bertie Wooster.
Janet Munro (who I have only recently discovered through the excellent minor classic, "The Day the Earth Caught Fire") appears as a slightly dippy Sloane Ranger who manages to get wet which nessessitates her being in various states of undress (which was appartently the only way then to introduce a sexual element), and very appealing she is too, achieving something of a cult status in some quarters, which I can well understand. Animal rights activists should be warned that she wears a mink coat (and sometimes little else) throughout, which will a big minus for some but an equally big plus for others, depending on your point of view. You must remember it is the sixties and they do things differently there.
The ever-reliable Hugh Griffiths appears in an idyllic narrow boat episode that appears to have wandered in from a completely different film entirely, and one which I, for one, would very much enjoy seeing. Curt Jurgens does a lovely turn as the most urbane and honorable villain you are ever likely to meet.
After a very slow start it picks up speed quite nicely moving from Oxford to London and finally Yorkshire and in the end reminded me of a quirky episode from "The Avengers" or "The Prisoner" which, for most people, is very high praise indeed.
Only three stars might seem mean but for me it veered wildly between one star at worst and four stars at its best, so an overall score of three seems about right.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth viewing, 18 Dec 2014
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Rather disappointing - that explains why I'd never heard on any of the titles. Save your money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hide and Seek, 29 April 2014
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This is a very excellent film that shows what we where able to produce with a very great cast of excellent actors fully recomend to all
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