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I love 1970's Poldark
7 April 2016
Now then... I love 1970's Poldark, it is one of my favourite TV shows of all time not to mention series of books.. my 1 star isn't anything to do with the show itself, it's this sacrilegious edit done for this DVD which is baffling and ruins a lot of the character development in the show. All I can say is DO NOT BUY THIS DVD, here's why:
-For a start they've merged the episodes all together into 3 hour chunks rather than individual hour long episodes, I've no idea why as this makes it very difficult to follow and to remember where you were when going back to watch more.
-Missing Scenes... This DVD has a ridiculous amount of scenes just squarely cut out, which you can obviously see are cut as it suddenly jumps from one scene to another abruptly, here's my first example of this: in the first few minutes when Poldark is in the carriage returning home, there's an entire dialogue cut out between Poldark and the Priest where Poldark reveals he killed a man in a dual.
Why have they done this? From what I can gather it's more than just cutting scenes to make it fit on a dvd, it's to make it Politically Correct and it the process changing the viewers impression of lead characters (primarily Poldark) And I'm not just imagining this, I have an old VHS version and there's a bit where Poldark is angry and goes on about a member of Parliament being more concerned with the lives of Black Slaves than the English working class and of course, that's cut out too!
1 star for this horrible censored version of a classic, I don't know which version to get but preferably try and find one that's not been censored by god knows who!