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A real contender for the Documentary of the year 2009/2010!!,
This review is from: Beyond Biba [DVD] (DVD)
I didn't know what to expect when watching this DVD, but what I was treated to was a rare documentary that both educates and entertains by specifically looking at the world of Biba and especially the life of Barbara Hulanicki.
What the film does so well is let the story tell itself without it being infused with useless snippets of information, instead being very disciplined in providing a brilliant 60 minute documentary as opposed to a drawn out 95 minute one.
The DVD itself is packed with extras and the highlight is an engaging and interesting commentary from the production team who really give an insight for filmmakers and Biba fans as to how they made the film whilst also providing fascinating and humorous anecdotes that are not included in the narrative of the film.
What shouldn't be overlooked is the fancy packaging that the DVD comes in. A very nicely embossed case with bespoke postcards inserted really does make this feel like a collector's item and sticking with the Biba ways it definitely has a high sense of design and creativity in it!
Overall this is a must for anyone who used to worship the Biba brand or someone who wants to find out more about the world of Barbara Hulanicki and I for one am not disappointed with my recent purchase