Unlike their American colleagues, British suppliers were extremely slow to release their country's superb libraries of classic films for movie fans to purchase on either VHS tapes or DVD discs. In 2004, little over 100 titles were available. But now there are around 700, with promises of many more to come. This book details some of the best. Over 400 movies in all are described in either minute detail or in summary form! The quality (or lack of quality) in the DVD transfer is fearlessly indicated. The author's emphasis is on movies made before 1970, especially those with popular stars such as Glynis Johns, Gracie Fields, George Formby, Margaret Lockwood, Arthur Askey, Anna Neagle, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Stewart Granger, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Will Hay, Tommy Trinder, Alec Guinness, Michael Wilding, Peter Finch, Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall, John Gregson, etc.... in a theatre, but one that oddly comes to life on TV thanks to the excellent DVD print on offer by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The 10/10 DVD on the 20th Century- Fox label admirably preserves the black-and-white CinemaScope tension as the anbsp;...
|Title||:||British Movie Entertainments on Vhs and DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide|
|Author||:||John Howard Reid|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-11|