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Never before in the field of human conflict

Advantages: Classic series well presented on blu-ray
Disadvantages: None, as long as you appreciate when the series was made

...This set is currently, released by Network, about £50 on amazon (although I’m sure it was cheaper when I bought it, so shop around). There’s an older Blu-ray release from Fremantle, which carries the subtitle ‘The Ultimate Restored Edition’, but that crop ...

hogsflesh 13.04.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The World at War (Blu-ray)

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Early films from a great British provocateur

Advantages: Two great early Russell films
Disadvantages: One less interesting film

...This BFI Blu-ray and DVD set is currently £18 on amazon. It contains three films made by the controversial British director Ken Russell for the BBC in the 1960s. Ken Russell Russell’s reputation as a filmmaker had sunk to almost unheard-of depths ...

hogsflesh 25.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Ken Russell Collection: The Great Composers (Blu-ray)

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'Beyond describing'

Advantages: It's a powerful, historically important film
Disadvantages: It's difficult to watch

This BFI release is £25 on amazon at the moment. It feels a bit dumb to try to give a star rating for a film like this – watching it is not enjoyable, but the film works very well, was released with the best of intentions, and has historical importance. ...

hogsflesh 05.06.2017 · Read full review
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Review of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (Blu-ray)

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Rock the cliche......Rock the cliche.......

Advantages: Interesting at times
Disadvantages: Pretencious and cliche at times

have to say punk passed me by. My only recollections of it was the dance floor at weddings, quickly cleared by young people with a demonic logo on their leather jackets (which I later discovered was the symbol for the band 'Crass') and a likewise scowl o ...

thedevilinme 20.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten

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From the Westway to the World - and Beyond

Advantages: Revealing, watchable, honest
Disadvantages: Some strange use of old archive film not related to the subject, Bono

I met Joe Strummer once. It was in 1989 and he was signing copies of his solo album Earthquake Weather in a record shop in Glasgow. I wasn't a huge Clash fan but my sister's boyfriend at the time was. I was the only person he knew able to take time out ...

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