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Very Good, Jeeves
Very Good, Jeeves
by P G Wodehouse
Edition: Audio Cassette

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Favourite, 24 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Very Good, Jeeves (Audio Cassette)
From Wikipedia:

"An English gentleman, one of the "idle rich" and a member of the Drones Club, he appears alongside his valet, Jeeves, whose genius manages to extricate Bertie or one of his friends from numerous awkward situations. As the first-person narrator of ten novels and over 30 short stories, Bertie ranks as one of the most vivid comic creations in popular literature."

As a child i used to listen to these tapes over and over again, so much so that they broke. I bought it again a few years ago and never regretted it. The only problem being that it was on tape and not cd. Many of these stories have been re-recorded and can be downloaded from audible and all on cd although i find the tape more enjoyable.

The Narrator (Martin Jarvis) is the best in my opinion that i have found. I have listened to Richard Briers, Jonathan Cecil and a few others and haven't found them to have the same pace, range of voices and comedy touch as Martin. I have recently got the cd version of very good jeeves which has been re-recorded. Compared to the cd the tape is more youthful and generally faster paced although a few words (usually french) are not pronounced well and sometimes hard to understand. This tape only has 4 stories from very good jeeves.

If you liked the tv show Jeeves and Wooster or the author PG Whodehouse and haven't heard a Martin Jarvis reading; do yourself a favour and get a copy.

Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) [DVD] [1975]
Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ John Cleese
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars quality for price, 9 Aug. 2011
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I am very happy with this purchase.

The packaging is compact and attractive

The DVD's contain plenty of extras not always found on British DVD's including subtitles, directors comments, commentary by John Cleese (pretty insightful. Documentaries etc. 1 dvd for each series and 1 for the extras.

The menu's are pretty attractive and easy enough to use.

The video quality is alright. the remastering has fixed a lot of the colours and scratches but there are some sections where the cleanup has led to some slight imperfections usually around lights. It's still much better than the original DVD.

Red Dwarf - Series 1-8 [DVD] [1998]
Red Dwarf - Series 1-8 [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Chris Barrie
Price: £21.99

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Both Just the Shows: Bery Vanilla, 12 Jan. 2011
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I assume you know what Red Dwarf is if you are looking at getting this so i'll forgo a story explantation.

Just the Shows contains the 52 shows from the first 8 seasons of Red Dwarf and combines Jest the Shows 1 & 2. The episodes are the original unremastered edits so there are some errors on the transfers of the earlier episodes which include warping and lines. These are for the most part only to be expected for such an old program.

The remastered versions of the earlier episodes had them cut down to 16:9 and lost much of the frame. It's good to see the whole frame even though there are black bars on a widescreen monitor. These transfer includes the original intros and small one liners that were "americanised/internationalised" in some later versions (ie Felicity Kendal's Bottom referenced instead of Marilyn Monroe's).

The only pity is that it does not include the extended and remastered versions from season 7 which were definate inmprovements. It does not have the combined episodes of 8 ie. the 2 shows from 'Pete' combined as on the season 8 dvd. I had some trouble removing them. The whole box is about the size of 4 standard dvd cases back to front.

The box set presentation is good with episodes descriptions and one disc for seasons 1 - 6 and two for 7 and 8. The menu's consist of a main page listing the episodes and subtitle options: on or off. There are also chapters for each episode. These are nice easy menu's that however for navigation and not filled with as much junk as the standard season dvd's

The pictures in the menu are terrible though and i don't know hat they were thinking using them. Something like the bodysnatcher collection might have been better or even the artwork from the original videos.

All in all i'm happy with this. I would have liked however the extended and complete stories from 7 and 8 rather than the original broadcasts. I would have liked better pictures in the menus as well.

Delivery was 1 day earlier than estimated and they arrived in excellent condition.

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