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    1. Shirley Valentine
    $16.96
    2. Latcho Drom
    3. African Queen / Movie
    4. Romeo & Juliet (1968)
    5. Gandhi
    6. Monty Python & Holy Grail
    7. Treasure Island (1990)
    8. War of the Buttons (1994)
    9. The Red Balloon
    10. Anne of Green Gables
    11. Notting Hill
    12. Anne of The Thousand Days
    $18.95
    13. The Wannsee Conference
    14. Black Cat White Cat
    15. Before the Rain
    16. Revolution (1985)
    17. O Brother Where Art Thou
    18. Shadowlands (1993)
    19. Tango Lesson
    20. Captain Horatio Hornblower

    1. Shirley Valentine
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (16 April, 1996)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 6301627024
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    British actress Pauline Collins repeats her stage success as the character Shirley Valentine, a married woman who decides in her middle years that she wants more out of life. Leaving her spouse behind, she heads to Greece, where she grows close to a low-key, local bloke (Tom Conti). Collins and director Lewis Gilbert (Read more

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    Reviews (85)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love the film -- When will we get a region 1 DVD?
    I have to disagree with several of the other reviewers -- you DON'T have to be British, or female, to love this film!The comedy is hilarious, warm, and touching; and, Pauline Collins' performance is a true work of art.
    5-0 out of 5 stars PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE US SHIRLEY ON DVD IN THE US!!!
    I fell in love with this movie the first time I saw it. Shirley must touch a nerve with women both young & old. After I saw this movie, I wanted to go to Greece! Her reactions to the situations around her reflect the many times you want to say something, but keep your mouth shut. I will be one of the first if this one comes out on DVD here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars PLEASE issue Shirley Valentine on DVD, won't you?
    Millions of fans of this fabulous movie have waited impatiently for its issue on DVD for years.Why is it taking so long?What seems to be the problem?This movie is absolutely, without question, the most charming, heartwarming, fascinatiing, inspiring, humorous and inspirational movies of all time.Issuing it on DVD would be just a thrilling andmost satisying event in many, many years.Won't you PLEASE satisfy the pleas of devotees of this wonderful movie and issue it ASAP on Windescreen Stereo DVD?You won't be disappointed in the overwhelming response you get.Thank you! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Comedy    3. Comedy Video    4. Feature Film-comedy    5. Movie   


    2. Latcho Drom
    by New Yorker Video
    VHS Tape (11 November, 1998)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $16.96
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    Asin: 6304263198
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This majestic, French-made film wishes viewers a "latcho drom"--a safejourney--as it follows the roots of the Rom, traveling people better known as Gypsies. Stunning and evocative, it transcends language and culture, bringing together the best elements of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Travelling Gypsies Both By DVD & CD
    The Gypsies left their original homeland in northern India around 1000AD. This much has been established by historical and linguistic research, but the reason for their exodus westward is less certain. They reached Europe by the early C14th, crossing from Asia Minor by way of Crete and the Peloponnesus, and continued their dispersal westward and northward. By the end of the C14th they were already settled in large numbers in the Balkans and Danube lands, where an undeveloped economic structure and primitive technology gave Gypsy smiths and cobblers the chance to compete with local artisans. Early accounts of their arrival suggest that the curiosity and sympathy they originally aroused were accompanied by suspicion and hostlity, and soon their status changed dramatically from protected guests to persecuted outlaws. Within a 100 years of their first appearance, most countries in western Europe had passed savage laws for their expulsion: some even legislated to include the death penalty. 'Lacho Drom' is a wonderful travelogue of Rom music which traces this migration. The music and demeanour of the people says it all; languages that transcend regional barriers. Clearly, by Czechoslovakia, we have entered the Rom estate popularised by European literature's cliches, extolled by the excessive practice of all vices known to Man. The film's concluding lament caps an increasingly sad tale of persecution born, nevertheless, with brave equanimity. The appropriate footnote, if you can source it, is Joseph Koudelka's grave portfolio of Gypsies that was published by Aperture in the mid 1970s. I hestitate to trumpet aesthetics here, where it obviously hurts, but Koudelka's images are some of the most stunningly beautiful you'll ever see. There's nothing vouyeristic about Koudelka as in nearly every instance he's acknowledged by his subjects. And that implicit trust is rarely evinced anywhere, anytime, resulting in a candour that might well move you to tears.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and moving documentary!
    This is one of my favorite documentary, still wish that they would release on DVD! I love the stories, and the beauty that it shows. It also is a great way to see the life style of Nomads from all over the world!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The gypsy journey
    Fascinating, educating, beautifully done. Congratulations to the film maker and the sound maker. A story in music louder than words. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Documentary    2. Foreign    3. Foreign Film - French    4. International    5. Movie   


    3. African Queen / Movie
    by 20th Century Fox
    VHS Tape (26 August, 1997)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 630150528X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The 1951 John Huston classic, set in Africa during World War I, garnered Humphrey Bogart an Oscar for his role as a hard-drinking riverboat captain in Africa, who provides passage for a Christian missionary spinster (Katharine Hepburn). Taking an instant, mutual dislike to one another, the two endure rough waters, the presence of German soldiers, and their own bickering to finally fall into one another's arms. This is classic Huston material--part adventure, part quest--but this time with a pair of characters who'd all but given up on happiness. Bogart (a longtime collaborator with Huston on such classics as Read more

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    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars African Queen deserves royal treatment....on DVD!!!!!!!!!
    This movie is way looooong over due to be put on DVD. I find it amazing how some of the crapiest movies get released on DVD, yet this wonderful gem of a movie has yet to see the light of day on
    5-0 out of 5 stars Should be rated "G" not Unrated.
    This movie should have a "G" rating becauseit's a classic film from 1952. I saw this movie in 1990 when I was 10. I liked it then and, I like it now. There's nothing explicit in this movie at all. That's why it should be rated "G".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Undiminished Classic Carries the Unshakable Triumvirate of Bogart, Hepburn and Huston at Their Peak
    The reputation of this deserved classic rests primarily on the shoulders of master director John Huston and his two legendary stars, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. The story itself, penned by Huston and James Agee (with uncredited help from Peter Viertel) based on a novel by C.S. Forester, is a two-character high adventure that moves its narrative in a rather contrived manner. Yet, the resulting 1951 film sparkles in a burnished aura of Hollywood lore, as Clint Eastwood saw fit to make a film about the production itself with 1990's "White Hunter, Black Heart" and Hepburn herself wrote an entertaining memoir 36 years after the fact with the seemingly apt title, "The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind". Between Bogart's apparent boozing, Huston's big game obsessions, Hepburn's idiosyncrasies and the challenging African jungle, it must have been quite an unpredictable set.
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    Subjects:  1. Drama    2. Feature Film-action/Adventure    3. Movie   


    4. Romeo & Juliet (1968)
    by Paramount
    VHS Tape (10 September, 1996)
    list price: $9.95
    Asin: 6300216039
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 adaptation of Shakespeare's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Nearly 40 years old, now, the film still works...
    You can even get a flash of Olivia Hussey's breast in the bedroom scene if you look closely, and she was only 15 at the time of filming, so this version of the ancient play was controversial in its day. It has passion, style, great supporting actors, and is true to its source as well. While the more recent version with Leonardo DiCaprio has some good moments, too, this one is the high water mark of "Romeo and Juliet" on film. I will never forget seeing this at the base theater at Fort Knox, Kentucky, after spending a month in Vietnam, facing almost another year in the Army. When the movie ended, one soldier in front of me said to his buddy, "They think they've got troubles? Try being in the damn Army!"Well, R and J did have life-ending troubles, but their falling in love, as instant as it was, achieves believability and really tugs at the hearts of the audience. This movie was a fine accomplishment, and its soundtrack album was also a big seller on LP in the late '60's. That Shakespeare fellow did his writin' before movies were invented, I think, yet his stuff adapts really well to the screen. For my taste, a Shakespeare movie almost always beats seeing his plays on stage.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Pinnacle Film Captures the Pure Essence of the Play
    There have been many screen adaptations of Romeo and Juliet over the years.Some of them played by some of Hollywood's top actors and actresses.There was even the Romeo and Juliet last done by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, which to my mind is simply Romeo and Juliet on steroids.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Brings back my teen years in the theater.
    First saw this movie as a 14 or 15 year-old teen.Loved the film!It is one of those seminal movie moments of my youth.I think it is the definitive film version of 'Romeo and Juliet.'Never saw DiCaprio's version and have no real desire to.The DVD was of excellent quality, considering the original film was shot in 1968. My teen daughter watched it with me, and did have some trouble following the Shakespearean dialog, but she could still follow the storyline. (I think we had more exposure to the classics in the Baby Boomer Gen than do kids today.) Nonetheless, we both enjoyed the experience and the DVD was delivered in Amazon's usual timely manner. The angry Prince's final words to the feuding families, "All are punish-ed. ALL ARE PUNISH-ED!" stands as an electric moment in the film.The performances by all are terrific.Enjoy! ... Read more

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    5. Gandhi
    by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
    VHS Tape (07 December, 1992)
    list price: $29.95
    Asin: 0800105141
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 multiple-Oscar winner (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley) is an engrossing, reverential look at the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India and who ultimately gained the nation its independence. Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol. Strong on history (the historic division between India and Pakistan, still a huge problem today, can be seen in its formative stages here) as well as character and ideas, this is a fine film. Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars A total waste of time and money - Its a movie full of lies
    I watched this movie and found nothing but bundles of lies. He did his best not to divide India and it was all Jinnah who divided and founded Pakistan. Gandhi was totally against it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Cinematic Masterpiece Overviewing the Long Complex Life of an International Hero
    Lord Attenborough sought out to offer a sampling of the most well known and farthest reaching events, while interjecting events little known in Gandhi's personal life. The beginning disclosure makes clear that there was no possible way, in the time allowed, to tell all that could be told about the man.This film introduces us to the essence and primary thoughts of Mohandas K. Gandhi and explores the patience and diligence of non-violent philosophy.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A movie that shows us there is hope for humanity
    We are not perfect, but if we decide to do better than what has been the norm for humanity, we can. Gandhi chose to be a better man than he was and through his will power, guided but not blinded by his convictions, he embarked on a life that led him to challenge accepted notions on many aspects of our lives. He was creative, asking questions others did not ask and inventing answers others did not offer, with respect to problems we still face. And then he lived by what he discovered. He did not let his fears control him, but rather experimented with his own life to try out those answers. He sought the "truth" and tried to live by it. Above all, he tried to be honest with himself and with others. He tried not to inflict suffering, while also not allowing it to be accepted.
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    6. Monty Python & Holy Grail
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (24 June, 1994)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 6302293553
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Could this be the funniest movie ever made? By any rational measure of comedy, this medieval romp from the Monty Python troupe certainly belongs on the short list of candidates. According to Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pittsburgh PA
    DONT listen to that silly man " a viewer" He doesnt know a thing. You can watch this extrodinary film on DVD and reap the hearty rewards of laughter and happiness. Or you can watch a VHS and dial up the internet while you toast your snax on a fire. In other words....The dvd is far better then any old VHS. This DVD is the best. Just believe me. You will thank me later. And see Spamalot too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air.
    With all the deadly serious movies about the grail out there these days it's good to once again watch a movie that treats the subject with a sense of humor.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Newt?
    One of my favorite comedies, and Monty Python's best and most irreverent movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Monty Python troop made three films and had a television series that challenged the status quo by dealing with religion, class welfare, politics and dead parrots. There humor seems as fresh and rebellious today as when it was aired. Sometimes their humor was forced -- some scenes in The Meaning of Lif(e) ; however, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has the perfect mix of antitoletarism, irreverence and silly sots.
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    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Comedy    3. Comedy Video    4. Feature Film-comedy    5. Movie   


    7. Treasure Island (1990)
    by Turner Home Ent
    VHS Tape (18 December, 2001)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6301670108
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A tale about a fatherless boy finding dramatically different father figures throughout a remarkable adventure, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Johny Depp eat your heart out
    This is a great pirate film. Based on a great novel. Though it lacks a love interest it is none the less a fine story. Superbly acted. Heston really did a great job. Superbly costumed. Excellent sets. Beutiful scenery.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Give Ted Turner the BLACK SPOT if he doesn't put this on DVD!
    Okay....CLEARLY, there are many of us who have vehemently and emphatically stated how badly we want this movie to be RELEASED ON DVD!So, Mr. Turner....what's the deal?My wife and I saw this movie when it was first aired on TV, and INSTANTLY fell in love with it.It is, as others have mentioned, THE BEST PIRATE MOVIE EVER!As we all know, the TV and movie industries are all about $$$, and the bar silver surely awaits Turner Home Video should they release this AMAZING MASTERPIECE on DVD!We turned various family members on to this movie when it first aired, and we all agree that Charlton Heston IS LONG JOHN SILVER.
    5-0 out of 5 stars f--k tnt
    i am seriously boycotting everything tnt does until they release this on dvd the lazy b------s. f--k muppet treasure island, all the little animals, etc. and f--k tnt and ted turner especially. ... Read more

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    8. War of the Buttons (1994)
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (01 September, 1998)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6303954294
    Sales Rank: 836
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
    I first saw this movie when I was a little, and I have to say it is one of my favorite movies. If only they came out with a DVD!!! I would recommend this movie to absolutely anyone.... Great Irish movie!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A brilliant family film!
    Another brilliant Irish film! War of the Buttons is adapted from a French book and film and is (apparently) set in County Cork, Ireland.It centers on two rival gangs of pre-teen boys (and a few girls), the Ballys and the Carricks from neighboring towns, Bally Dowse and Carrick Dowse.By their dress, the Carricks appear to be "the haves" and the Ballys the "have nots."The Ballys and the Carricks each are lead by brave, honorable, respectable boys, Fergus and Geronimo; each has its own traitor/coward/bully, Riley and Gorilla, respectively.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this movie - it needs to be on DVD!!!
    I first saw this movie years ago, and I fell in love with it right away. The scenery is beautiful, and the boys in the film are great. The story is simple but so fun. I wanted to be right in there with the kids, fighting their 'battles.' I really hope this film comes out on DVD, because I don't have a VHS player anymore. It's really a gem. ... Read more

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    9. The Red Balloon
    by Homevision
    VHS Tape (20 February, 1996)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: 6303968651
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    The late French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse made this classic, 1956 short work about a lonely little Parisian boy (Pascal Lamorisse) befriended by a large red balloon, which seems to have a will of its own. As with his preceding short, 1952's Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Memorable
    I first saw this film when I was in junior high, growing up in Compton, CA. I'm 53 yrs. old and still have pleasant memories of this film.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Film
    My mother was a big foreign film buff, and made me go with her to see every last one of them that came through town. I don't think I've ever been as touched as I was when I saw this one.
    5-0 out of 5 stars AN AWESOME, MEMORABLE, FLICK!
    Hi! I read the review from "Paulo Leite" & when they mentioned all the "Scratches & Marks" on this film, I am afraid to purchase it.
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    Subjects:  1. Childrens    2. Drama    3. Feature Film-drama    4. International    5. Movie   


    10. Anne of Green Gables
    by Walt Disney Video
    VHS Tape (16 April, 1995)
    list price: $29.99
    Asin: 6300277089
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This gorgeous adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's story is well worth watching with the whole family. Produced for Canadian television, it's one of those rare productions that actually sticks to the book and even enhances it through first-rate performances and an excellent script. Set on bucolic Prince Edward Island in the late 19th century, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this movie today as much as I loved it when I was 10....
    I saw this movie for the first time when I was something like 10 years old, and immediately fell in love with Anne Shirley. I have now read everything by L.M. Montgomery that I can get my hands on, and am as big a fan as ever. This movie is a beautiful version of a beautiful book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Way things should be
    "Anne of Green Gables" shows how a combination of love, honesty, hard work, tolerance and integrity is the perfect mix for bringing out the best from the potential in anyone, even in a non-traditional family. It's an incredibly refreshing break from today's society, where lying and manipulation have become almost a norm in much of the world we know.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic
    All the great reviews written previously say it all - Anne of Green Gables the movie is a timeless classic of the classic novel. I've been watching this movie since I've been a child, and I still watch it as an adult. A movie like this doesn't need "special features" for it to be attractive as a DVD(Although the commentary is great!). Just the fact that no matter how long I keep this and how often I watch this movie, it won't change like VHS does. ... Read more

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    11. Notting Hill
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (18 April, 2000)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 0783241569
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    They don't really make many romantic comedies like Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Romantic comedy at its best!
    This charming and enjoyable movie with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant is a must see.Julia, with her trademark charm and smile, is adorable in this film and Hugh Grant as the ackward but handsome bachelor, fall in love in Notting Hill.But before they do, a lot of amusing things happen to them.The cast is wonderful and absolutely funny.Not since "Four Weddings and a Funeral" have I seen such a great assemble cast and team.I wish Hugh Grant would make more movies like this again.In short, I highly recommend it to those who enjoy romantic comedies.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quirky and cute but it works....
    What happens when a Beverly Hills movie star walks into the quiet life of a Notting Hill bookseller? Sparks fly and it's one of those romantic comedies whereby you want to see them get passed the masks that are standing in the way. Vintage Roberts and Grant... and a surprise sweet British movie on the crazy ways people fall in and out and in and out of love.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Just the bonus material
    This review is intended solely for the Notting Hill DVD collector's edition, released 1999. If you are reading this review with a different version of Notting Hill, it will not be helpful.
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    12. Anne of The Thousand Days
    by Universal Studios
    VHS Tape (28 February, 1995)
    list price: $14.98
    Asin: 6300183998
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This lush, perfectly cast 1969 drama concerns both a doomed, royal loveaffair and a pivotal moment in British history. Based on Maxwell Anderson's 1948 play, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars this movie is my all time fav and needs to be released on DVD
    more of the same as other reviews have said......I am an anglophile of sorts and this film has been my favorite period historical drama since I was a teenager and saw it on tv years ago.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great period drama!
    I think what makes "Anne of the Thousand Days" stand out among the period films churned out by Hollywood is the outstanding screenplay by Maxwell Anderson. While a few historical liberties are taken for the sake of the flow of the story, Anderson captures the tumultuous rise and catastrophic fall of a young English aristocratic lady who once caught the glance of a king. Richard Burton totally projects Henry VIII's obsessive, all-consuming lust that is willing to destroy his wife, his daughter, his best friends, his church and thousands of his subjects in order to obtain his lady. Richard looks at Genevieve Bujold (Anne Boleyn) with such a mix of torment, passion and guilt that it is almost as if he were looking at Elizabeth Taylor,but such is the great actor's ability to become Henry VIII in this film. Bujold is magnificent as Anne, graceful, witty, winsome, and strong-willed. I was struck by the unhappiness of the couple when they were finally together, living in opulence from the confiscated monasteries. Henry's love of Anne seemed to die almost as soon as he finally sated his desire for her. Bujold's Anne goes to her death with brash dignity, while Henry moves on to another wife. An incredible tragedy in which many innocent people suffered is well-depicted with authentic costumes and stunning sets.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Grows on you
    I used to really hate this one for all the inaccuracies it contained. Then, as the years went by, I mellowed out and also saw some truly terrible adaptations of this same material. Every time I see this one, I like it more. The story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is inherently melodramatic, and so easy to get wrong. This film hits the mark far more often than it misses. It looks great, is cast superbly and tells an engaging, well-paced story. Yes, some license is taken (Katharine of Aragon is once again a dark, accented Spaniard, Thomas More isn't permitted to make his famous scaffold speech, Mary Boleyn is portrayed as "fallen" and abandoned, divorce was in fact common among 16th century nobility, etc.), and I still say that what 20th century writers invent often isn't as interesting as the real thing. Still, there's enough here to make it well worth the full purchase price, and it even tugs at the ol' heartstrings in a way few historical dramas do. Recommended! ... Read more

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    13. The Wannsee Conference
    by Homevision
    VHS Tape (13 June, 2000)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $18.95
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    Asin: 6302919789
    Sales Rank: 1279
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars toe curling
    in german with german actors, production ofcourse;this is the almost verbatim meeting held in the city of the title where the german elite explained just how they were going to exterminate the jews entirely...the cover-up,how they would make it look and sound palapable,going over details without euphamisims.difficult to watch,but needed.we seem to have already begun willing to repeat the horrible mistakes we promised to learn from...there is an american version with kenneth branagh and stanley tucci that is as good,but lacks the story in and told by germans...it is called the "conspiracy" on dvd...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary on important topic
    The Wannsee Conference was a critical, 2-hour event during which high officials of the Third Reich planned their "Final Solution" for the "Jewish problem." Their solution -- ship them east, then kill them all.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Holocaust Incorporated

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    14. Black Cat White Cat
    by Polygram USA Video
    VHS Tape (18 July, 2000)
    list price: $14.95
    Asin: B00003UC5N
    Sales Rank: 4113
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (31)

    5-0 out of 5 stars "This is chaos!"
    The fastest 129 minutes you will ever spend reading subtitles.I've seen BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT around 10 times now and every time I don't want it to end cause I'm having too much fun.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Marx Brothers take Gypsy culture! - Put this on DVD!!
    There is no way to summarize the plot of this film, except to say it's what you'd get if you dropped the Marx Brothers into Gypsy culture and stirred it all up. It's wild, crazy, and filled with music and dancing and unforgettable characters (played by real actors and actresses, not Hollywood ken-and-barbie dolls). You either like this kind of thing, or you don't. Astoundingly, some don't. Go figure! For me, it's a joy to watch.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Movies Ever
    This is without a doubt one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.It is so intricate, human, and lovingly bizarre that I don't see how anyone could not absolutely love this movie.You have to bear with it for a bit in the beginning because there are so many characters and the plot is so complex that it takes a few scenes for you to get your bearings.Even during this time, though, the movie is absolutely hilarious.It's even more funny, though, once you realize what's going on.After that, just sit back and enjoy.Without equal. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Comedies    2. Foreign Film - Other    3. Movie   


    15. Before the Rain
    by Polygram Video
    VHS Tape (20 April, 1999)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 6303571638
    Sales Rank: 256
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars In short
    This is simply the best motion picture I have ever seen. A beautiful and intelligent triology that will stay with you. Years ago, during it's first week on Swedish cinemas, I saw it twice. Since then I've seen it a few times more.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dark, intriguing and "in your face" film...I want a DVD version!
    Saw this film years ago in Sweden (without English subtitles). Despite not understanding most of the dialogues, the images were stark enough to remind you the realities of life in other countries outside the comforts of your home.Definitely a film that should go out on DVD and something I'd spend my money on!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great film about a great tragedy
    In watching this movie you can understand the Balkan conflict better than if you readfive books on the subject. It is about the power of war crushing the innocence of love. good acting all around and wonderful cinematography. We need a DVD relase of this one! those reading this review please tell amazon you want a DVD version, as more and more people switch exclusively to DVD it would be a shame of if this gem were forgotten. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Drama    2. Feature Film-drama    3. Movie   


    16. Revolution (1985)
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (01 June, 1999)
    list price: $9.98
    Asin: 0790741970
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    This big and sometimes messy movie achieves the seemingly impossible: it demythologizes the American Revolution and lets us see it in a completely new light. Hugh Hudson (Read more

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    Reviews (40)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Haunting and real, a cinematic work of art
    I chose this film over Gibson's The Patriot for my son to view as part of his course on American history and literature, with no regrets.
    3-0 out of 5 stars A bit clipped
    This film leaves me a bit on the confused side. Costuming is first class and excellant. The Scenery and settings are first rank. Battle scenes are good and appear realistic. But the plot leaves me a bit confused. I would be inclined to ask if this was originally planned as a great mini-series except the best parts have been clipped out and the rest stitched back together to form something within a time limit.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Overlooked Gem
    I wrote a review for this film six years ago while I was a college history student. After one more degree, and six more years of study in the history field, I still consider this film the best treatment of the American Revolution.
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    17. O Brother Where Art Thou
    by Walt Disney Video
    VHS Tape (06 November, 2001)
    list price: $14.99
    Asin: B00005QATY
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Only Joel and Ethan Coen, the fraternal director and producer teambehind art-house hits such as Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars MEN OF CONSTANT SORROW
    Another bizarre entry in the Coen Brothers arsenal, O BROTHER is a thoroughly entertaining if somewhat unusual film.The story focuses on three prison escapees who are going to Mississippi to collect the 1.2 million dollars supposedly hidden there.Based on Homer's ODYSSEY, the film involves our three heroes/stooges in some unusual adventures, all leading to a lot of twists in its looney conclusion.What makes it work is the spirited performances of George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson as the escapees; the charming bluegrass music including the surprise smash hit I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW and some nice bits from supporting players John Goodman and Holly Hunter.It has some Three Stooges touches, and is filmed quite beautifully.All in all, a weird but enjoyable comedy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Holy Cow !
    About two years ago I was in a thrift store checking out the good stuff, as I was heading out I walked past a TV set that was playing "O Brother, Where Art Thou".I was stopped in my tracks and stood there for half an hour just mesmerized while watching the video. Talk about totally different and totally enjoyable, I couldn't belive it, it reminded me of a time in the 1940s while living in South Carolina. I returned the next day and bought the video. Now I have the concert "Down From the Mountain"
    5-0 out of 5 stars Odyssey
    Ulysses Everette McGill is on a chain gang in Mississippi in 1937. He wants to go home so he tells the two guys that he is chained up with that he has a whole bunch of burried treasure in his house that he wants to get.
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    18. Shadowlands (1993)
    by Hbo Home Video
    VHS Tape (31 January, 1995)
    list price: $9.94
    Asin: 6303115454
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This emotionally moving romantic drama was adapted by William Nicholson from his own acclaimed play, based upon the real-life romance (during the 1950s) between the British writer C.S. Lewis and a divorced American poet named Joy Gresham. Best known for writing Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars He wrote: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great drama and romance.A very psychological movie
    I want to say something a bit different about this movie than some of the other reviews. Clearly, Winger and Hopkins hit a grand slam as character actors and the plot is good as so many reviewers have pointed out.
    5-0 out of 5 stars "I don't want to be lost."
    'Shadowlands' is a film you must be willing to sit through to appreciate, for the first twenty minutes are dreadfully boring.That said, once you get past the exterior and get to the meat of this tragic love story you'll be emotionally drawn into each frame.The true life story of C.S. Lewis (Hopkins) is a beautiful story of love, trust and the ability to allow suffering to appreciate that love and trust.Jack (as C.S. Lewis is reffered) has built a life of comfort for himself, a life around those who can't hurt him.He enjoys the fact that he hasn't felt the cold hand of suffering in his lifetime, but after meeting the beautiful and bold Joy Gresham (Debra Winger) all that is about to change.Joy is a divorced poet who brings her young son to see Jack (beings that he has written the succesfull Narnia franchise) and she immediatly becomes smitten with Jack, as he does her.Their relationship, strickly platonic, changes as Joy is diagnosed with cancer and given a short time to live.The remainder of the film is so heartbreaking for it shows Jack realizing how much he loves this woman, and his faith is tested as he wonders why God would allow this to happen.As Jack soon realizes, it's the suffering now that allowed us the love then...it's a package deal (that's not exactly the way he says it, but it's the general jist).Anyways, it's a truly wonderful film with brilliant acting on all parts, Winger and Hopkins taking the bulk of the praise.Just remember, stick it out and you'll appreciate why! ... Read more

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    19. Tango Lesson
    by Sony Pictures
    VHS Tape (16 March, 1999)
    list price: $21.96
    Asin: 0767800958
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sally Potter's self-reflective film stars Potter (an actress and the director of Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Save your Money!!!
    If you're one of those who likes to see 'artsy' films for the sake of conversation, by all means check this oddball out.If, however, you want to watch a movie to be entertained or to appreciate Tango, be advised: This movie absolutely sucked.Potter was uninspiring and passionless, her love interest was self-centered and whiny, and what was up with the legless midget shooting horrific looking models in the color shots???In a word, the whole thing was terrible.Even the Tango wasn't very good in this one (primarily as it was usually Potter dancing, and she obviously needs some more practice!)...the one redeeming factor was the music, which was outstanding.Particularly moving was Yo-Yo Ma's Libertango.Do yourself a favor...buy the CD, skip the movie.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Want to learn Argntinian Tango? Watch this over & over.
    Plot weak. No Matter. WATCH THE DANCERS!!!!over and over.Here you wont see snaps of the head from R-----L & back like in the dance competitions on PBS. Watch older people do it. My dancing has become more fluid (IM75 ) Thisis ARGENTINIAN TANGODANCED FOR FUN not for an award!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nice tango...bad story
    This film was so disappointing. I love tango. And Buenos Aires. If it wasn't for both of these elements in the film...it would get no stars. Sally Potter is so self indulgent. The story is so discredible....that we are supposed to believe this young guy has a romantic attachment to her?! Perhaps if she had cast a younger female for the lead role this may have been more believeable. The actual 'plot' was so weak...nothing happens in the whole film except she learns tango and wrecks my head. ... Read more

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    20. Captain Horatio Hornblower
    by Warner Home Video
    VHS Tape (07 July, 1994)
    list price: $19.98
    Asin: 6302464889
    Sales Rank: 8236
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars The Good Account
    The film is adaptation of the C.S. Foresters first novel in the Hornblower series "The Happy Return", in the USA this was titled "Beat To Quarters" with a little added plot from a "Ship of The Line" (not three novels as other reviewers have stated). The Happy Return was originally written as a stand alone book and C.S. forester conceived the idea whilst on a voyage home after a stint writing a film scripts in Hollywood. Although a very British subject Gregory Peck portrays the part of the stiff Hornblower very well. Forester himself wrote he was very happy with the results and in many ways this version is closer to the original idea than the later TV versions. Gregory Peck plays the man alone in charge of vessels a long way from home. Forester conceived the story not so much a story of ships, heroes and battles but of class barriers and the loneliness of command. The story is about throwing together of Hornblower a Captain of middle class background and Lady Barbara, sister of Duke of Wellington,well played by Virginia Mayo, I regret however that her accent does not bear up to scrutiny very well.He is already married so is not free and in any event he is too low a social class to jump the great social divide. In he close fines of a small vessel a long way form home passions and temptations are strong.The story does depart from the original novel in one important aspect by making Lady Barbara ill on the voyage home so Captain Hornblower can care for sick lady in the already confined circumstance. Apart from that I have very little to argue with. Forester went on to write ten Hornblower novels with this film sitting in the middle of the completed sequence. If you fond of the character then this is very good starting point and to my mind gets to the heart of what the writer originally conceived. I only hope that a good DVD version is put out soon.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Peck is Perfect...
    Peck is the perfect Hornblower, when you read the books this is who you will see after watching this wonderful film,(I have seen it on TCM).C.S. Forester, the author of the books wrote the screenplay and it shows, very true to the character and he did a wonderful job in working in the best from the first three books, which I feel are the best ones he wrote.(If you have a teenage son, do him a favor and buy him the complete set, they are much better than anything on TV and are great reads for adults also.)The current TV movies on HH should do the same and put some teeth into the writing and stick closer to the books.This film should really be put on dvd and they should add a lot of extras concerning the author, how popular the books were around the world and also include a doc. about the time period of "iron men and wooden ships"...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Movie Fan
    I would like to see this movie on dvd. This is the the orginal Captin Horatio Hornblower ... Read more

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