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the video quality seems surprisingly poor, even for it's day,
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This review is from: Tutti Frutti [DVD]  (DVD)
I bought this on a whim, having had fond memories of it's original screening in the 80's. Sadly, the greater part of thirty years on, I discovered I must have been looking back at it through rose tinted specs, because I found it slow and laborious going this time around. For a start, the video quality seems surprisingly poor, even for it's day, and the picture is distorted if viewed in 16 : 9 format. The sound quality isn't much better, and to avoid the need for subtitles it needed to be, because the cast speak with authentically strong Glasgow accents, making it often difficult to follow the dialogue. Revisiting the abience and atmosphere of bygone Glasgow is one of the more appealing features though.
The cast all contribute first rate performances, as would be expected from some illustrious names, but while the storyline would have held the attention if condensed into a couple of episodes, it struggles badly to remain entertaining over six. There are too many long dialogue sequences that seem "padded out" and become just boring, and don't seem to contribute to moving the plot forward. Ah well, - happy days !