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DVDs Nobody Should Do Without.

Ms. M. Penfold "Bookworm"
 
Pride And Prejudice : Complete BBC Series - 10th Anniversary Edition [1995] [DVD] [1999]
Pride And Prejudice : Complete BBC Series - 10th Anniversary Edition [1995] [DVD] [1999]
"In my informed opinion, Colin Firth gives his best loved performance as the best loved hero of the best loved adaptation of the best loved English novel."
About a Boy [DVD] [2002]
About a Boy [DVD] [2002]
"Hugh Grant's finest performance in an excellent adaptation of arguably the best modern novel"
Annie Hall [DVD] [1977]
Annie Hall [DVD] [1977]
"My favourite of Woody Allen's films and of Diane Keaton's. So original in it's subtle & funny use of special effects too."
Jean De Florette [DVD]
Jean De Florette [DVD]
"Absolute masterpiece. Beautiful story, acting, locations, everything."
Manon Des Sources [DVD] (1986)
Manon Des Sources [DVD] (1986)
"Essential second part of the above, Gerard Depardieu is avenged by Emmanuelle Beart, lovely!"
Sense And Sensibility (Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] [2002]
Sense And Sensibility (Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] [2002]
"Wonderful script by Emma Thompson, great direction by Ang Lee, fine ensemble acting."
Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hero [DVD] [2004]
Quentin Tarantino Presents: Hero [DVD] [2004]
"Another beautiful and stylish masterpiece. Action shots should always be like this."
Wild Strawberries [1957] [DVD]
Wild Strawberries [1957] [DVD]
"My favourite of all the Bergman films I've seen so far. Great narrative with real warmth by the end."
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [DVD] [2001]
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [DVD] [2001]
"Ang Lee again with a very different but equally classic and classy film."
A Room With A View [DVD] [1986]
A Room With A View [DVD] [1986]
"My favourite Merchant Ivory film, which says a lot. The acting, locations, soundtrack and story could charm a stone gargoyle."
The Secret Garden [DVD] [1993]
The Secret Garden [DVD] [1993]
"Best version of this very popular children's story with fine performances and innovative use of time-lapse photography."
Bridget Jones's Diary [DVD] [2001]
Bridget Jones's Diary [DVD] [2001]
"The sassy, sexy singleton who worries despite having everything, ie Hugh Grant & Colin Firth, missing from the cover of the newer, cheaper edition."
Fever Pitch [DVD] [1997]
Fever Pitch [DVD] [1997]
"Prefer the film to the book, like the romance and the soundtrack, oh and Colin Firth."
Smiles Of A Summer Night [1955] [DVD] [1995]
Smiles Of A Summer Night [1955] [DVD] [1995]
"Hilarious and atypical Ingmar Bergman film that was half the inspiration for "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy!. Delightful."
La Gloire De Mon Pere [DVD]
La Gloire De Mon Pere [DVD]
"Another gem from the French Cinema. Less dramatic but more kindly than Jean de Florette."
Le Château de Ma Mère (My Mother's Castle) [DVD] (1990)
Le Château de Ma Mère (My Mother's Castle) [DVD] (1990)
"Ultimately sadder sequel and more philosophical but it is a joy to watch all the same."
A Month In The Country [DVD]
A Month In The Country [DVD]
"Gentle story of the recovery from the  mental and physical horrors of WW1.Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh & Natasha Richardson starting  at the top."
The Philadelphia Story [DVD] [2005]
The Philadelphia Story [DVD] [2005]
"Probably my favourite Cary Grant film, though I can think of three others that run it close."
Four Weddings and a Funeral [DVD] [1994]
Four Weddings and a Funeral [DVD] [1994]
"This, A Room With  A View and Secret Garden saved me through many an attack of asthma and excess of TV sport when I only had a few videos. Thanks a million."
Three Colours: Blue [DVD] [1993]
Three Colours: Blue [DVD] [1993]
"My joint favourite French actress in my favourite of the trilogy by far."
My Fair Lady (40th Anniversary 2-Disc Special Edition) [1965] [DVD]
My Fair Lady (40th Anniversary 2-Disc Special Edition) [1965] [DVD]
"Not my favourite musical on record but visually it is unsurpassed for style and elegance."
Play It Again Sam [DVD] [1972] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Play It Again Sam [DVD] [1972] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Another long term favourite, which sneaks in Casablanca too!"
Educating Rita (Remastered) [DVD]
Educating Rita (Remastered) [DVD]
"Superb performances in a strong story. Think this is my favourite of Michael Caine's and Julie Walters, just!"
The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967]
The Odd Couple [DVD] [1967]
"Love Jack Lemmon, love Walter Matthau, love Neil Simon. Should be higher really!"
Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD]
Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD]
"An absolutely delightful and charming film by my joint favourite French actress."