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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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'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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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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Wonderful London; or, where I review an older view of the city

Advantages: Sometimes poetic, frequently warm and humourous 1920s travelogues of Wonderful London
Disadvantages: Not much, unless you cannot abide silent cinema; lack of genuine extras if that's what you want

London! Wonderful London ! Assuming you like London that is. Now here is an oddity, or maybe not an oddity but a nice tangent from many of my normal reviews. Yes, you’re looking at silent cinema from 1924 but this is something slightly different. Wh ...

GenerallyInterested 23.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wonderful London (DVD)

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