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A classic! Not to be missed.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Complete Jamie and the Magic Torch : Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
"Jamie and the magic torch" surely belongs close to the top of the list of surreal children's television series of the late seventies. From the sleepy, silent moonlit street on which Jamie lives - we are catapulted (via the thundering and catcy who-could-forget-it piano music) into the totally contrasting world of colours and sounds where the adventures take place. Bizarre and often non-sensical plots, peculiar and abstract (yet devilishly inventive) characters, surreal dream-like background music and neverending landscapes with oddly-coloured trees and skies. Pure quality!
The picture on this DVD is shown in the original 4:3 ratio and the image is excellent - within the confines of it being a fairly old series, it proves to be sharp, clear and colourful with very little noise. Sound also is clear and bright.