Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Born to Be Sold Sandcastles|
Actors: Herschel Bernardi, Bonnie Bedelia, Jan-Michael Vincent, Mariette Hartley, Gary Crosby
Director: Ted Post
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One of Best Made For Tv Movies Ever!
Sharon Kille Jenkins | Fresno, California USA | 05/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is without a doublt, one of the best made for tv movies ever! I remember it well from the time is aired primetime to it's late night reruns. Get the Kleenex and enjoy Jan Michael Vincent in his prime and the lovely Bonnie Bedelia ("Die Hard" "Salem's Lot") in this wonderful romantic supernatural drama. It's also good to see faces we don't see much anymore like Herschel Bernardi and Mariette Hartley. The story focuses on Vincent, who while on his way to return a large amount of money to Bernardi (money that's the only hope to save his restaurant Papa Bear's) is killed in an auto accident. Bedelia is the witness. Her brief encounter with the dying Michael leads the story to then take a supernatural twist of fate. It was wonderful to find this treasure of 70's television ... The copy I was sent wasn't the best by any means. It had occasion tracking problems and dropouts and was obviously dubbed off in EP giving the movie a washed out, soft look. There were also several areas in which the video became too "hot" causing the picture to fade in and out. I was dissapointed to say the least in the quality of the dub. However, loving the story so much I was just glad to have a copy to share with my daughter after so many years!"
Kim Short | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First released in 1972 as a made for TV movie, I have remembered it all these years later and longed to see it again. I searched and seached for it and finally found it on a DVD including another movie called Born To Be Sold. I had ordered this twice and waited 2 months both times and never received it. I finally got a copy of it and it's still as excellent as I remember it being all those years ago. Just the mood and feel of this movie with it's classical music and the oceam waves as it's background left a lasting impression in my heart. This movie is well worth seeing if you're looking for a good romance with a twist. Get out the tissues because you'll be needing them before the movie ends. It reminds me alot of Ghost and it's very possible that that's where the idea for it came from. What else can I say about this movie ? I love it... always have, always will...and if you're lucky enough to get a copy of it I'm sure you will, too.
April | Chicago | 02/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've been searching for this movie for nearly 30 years. It must have been a TV movie of the week or the like but I distantly remember loving it when I saw it. It's a romantic fantasy with star-du-jour Jan-Michael Vincent and newcomer Bonnie Bedelia. While I enjoyed seeing it again with my young daughter, I must comment on the extremely poor quality of the tape. It looked like a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy. The color was crummy, it was out of focus, and the sound came in waves, not just the waves in the movie, mind you. Where does this stuff come from? Anybody else out there searching for a movie to remind you of your youth, save yourself the 12.99."
The Best Movie of ALL TIMES!!!
Gord Ritchie (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Canada | 10/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I couldn't say anything less than this is my single most favorite movie of all times! I have had a television copy of this picture for over ten years and it never comes on the television anymore. I've been searching for the video release and I'm so glad to have found it here at Amazon! I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone! Definately deserving of FIVE stars!!"