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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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An enormous door slamming in the depths of hell

Advantages: Both films are very good
Disadvantages: Perhaps the low budget is a minor problem in Culloden

This dual format Blu-ray + DVD release is currently a mere £11 on amazon. This is a very welcome Blu-ray (and DVD) release of two classic BBC films from the 60s. Both were available on DVD in the early 2000s, but both went out of print and were difficult ...

hogsflesh 04.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Culloden + The War Game (Blu-ray)

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A heavyweight political upheaval documentary

Advantages: Brings the upheaval to life for those not present
Disadvantages: Many sad images

...when this film came out in 2013 it did not get on my radar. Over the last 2 or 3 years my consumption of movies has decreased drastically and I'm making a conscientious effort to watch more of them at the moment. When I came across The Square, I k ...

dangaroo 09.02.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Square (DVD)

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Rituals

Advantages: Hours of amazing footage
Disadvantages: Very few

This BFI double DVD is about £15 on amazon. This is an amazing collection of pieces of footage of ‘folk customs and ancient rural games’ from around Britain. Mostly these are very rough and ready – someone has just plonked a camera down in front of a b ...

hogsflesh 24.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Here's a Health to the Barley Mow (DVD)

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Spaceman the lifeboat!

Advantages: Historically accurate and informative
Disadvantages: Trying to make a drama out of what was actually a crisis

...'Apollo 13' in the HD DVD format The world stood still for Apollo 11 as it descended to the surface of the moon in 1969. I was in a garden shed with a bed, a short-wave radio and a black and white TV. It was the topic on everyone's ...

FlameDruid 22.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Apollo 13 (DVD)

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