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|Classic Literature on Film 10 Movie Pack|
Actors: Bette Davis, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, Gary Cooper, Susan Sarandon
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A Perfect 10!
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 02/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review refers to the 5 disc(10 films)DVD set.."Classic Literature on Film"(BCI Eclipse)....
What a treat BCI Eclipse has brought to us in this reasonably priced packaged deal. Ten sterling literary works from the Silver Screen to wile away the hours with wonderful movie moments to savour.
Spanning forty years of films classics,from the early 30's to the early 70's, this set includes stories by masters of literature(Hemingway, Dickens and Bronte to name a few)put to film by some of the greatest filmmakers,and some of the greatest Hollywood legends to grace the screen.
The films: "Farwell To Arms", "Becky Sharp", "Studs Lonigan","Oliver Twist", "Whistle Stop", "Snows of Kilimanjaro", "Cyrana De Bergerac", "Of Human Bondage","The Last of the Belles",and "Jane Eyre"(1970).
The Stars: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes,Adolphe Menjou,Gergory Peck,Ava Gardner,Susan Hayward,George C Scott,Susanna York,Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Jose Ferrer,Jack Nicholson(doesn't look a day over 20 inStuds Lonigan (1960) [VHS], Frank Gorshin,William "Stage" Boyd, George Raft, Victor McLaglen, and the list goes on!
There are moments in these films that are just unforgettable. Movie Magic!..The kind of moments that made you fall in love with movies in the first place. Who could ever forget that wonderfully emotional scene in "Farwell To Arms" when a dieing Helen Hayes puts her tiny little hand in Gary Cooper's and they pledge their everlasting love to each other...sigh...or little Dickie Moore asking for more food in "Oliver"...and Bette Davis' eyes..oh those eyes... as she flashes them at everything in pants in "Of Human Bondage".
The are 5 DVDs with one film on each side. The transfers are more than decent, very viewable. The older ones(from the 30's) do show their age with some scratches and graininess, but there is nothing that will take away from the viewing pleasure of these wonderful flms. For the most part the sound has been nicely restored. No special features, but there is scene access if needed.
This is a fabulous deal for lovers of great literature on film. Go for it...and enjoy...Laurie"
"Please sir.... I want some more..."
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 06/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"CLASSIC LITERATURE ON FILM (from Brentwood Home Entertainment) consists of cinematic treatments of well-known fiction. These ten video titles are adaptations of Thackeray, Bronte, Maugham, Fitzgerald and others. CLASSIC LITERATURE ON FILM is certain to please vintage movie melodrama fans, and all readers of famous novelists.
The stories of another major author (plus a few screen translations starring his characters) are available on Brentwood's DVD set, SHERLOCK HOLMES: CASE FILES.
The following alphabetized program list provides viewer poll ratings for each film (based on a 1 to 10 scale), plus original theatrical titles (where indicated), years of release and principal actors.
(6.2) Becky Sharp (1935) - Miriam Hopkins/Cedric Hardwicke/Billie Burke/Nigel Bruce
(7.4) Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) - José Ferrer/Mala Powers
(6.5) A Farewell To Arms (1932) - Gary Cooper/Helen Hayes/Adolphe Menjou
(6.7) Jane Eyre (UK/USA-TV-1970) - George C. Scott/Susannah York/Jack Hawkins
(5.9) The Last Of The Belles ("F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles'") (TV-1974) - Richard Chamberlain/Blythe Danner/Susan Sarandon
(7.2) Of Human Bondage (1934) - Leslie Howard/Bette Davis/Reginald Denny/Alan Hale
(5.7) Oliver Twist (1933) - Dickie Moore/Irving Pichel/William 'Stage' Boyd
(6.3) Snows Of Kilimanjaro (1952) - Gregory Peck/Susan Hayward/Ava Gardner/Leo G. Carroll/Benny Carter (alto sax solo-uncredited)
(4.9) Studs Lonigan (1960) - Christopher Knight/Frank Gorshin/Jack Nicholson
(5.9) Whistle Stop (1946) - George Raft/Ava Gardner/Victor McLaglen"