Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Robson Green, Beth Goddard, Danny Webb, Olga Sosnovska, Keith Barron
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Robson Green stars in a suspenseful thriller about a neighborhood that hides many secrets including murder. Jack and Kay Chambers (Green and Beth Goddard) move to the suburbs in a last ditch effort to save their marriage. ... more »
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R. P. Campbell | MD, USA | 07/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Warning: this mini-series is three hours of sex games followed by three hours of thriller. It would have made a decent movie but was a disappointing, slow and overly explicit mini-series. Six hours is plenty of time to guess who did it!"
Something Is Very Very Wrong
prisrob | New EnglandUSA | 05/03/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
""So you love Robson Green. Well, in Take Me, this release from Koch Vision, we certainly get to see quite a bit of our blue eyed boy. In more than one sense. Take Me originally aired on ITV in the autumn of 2001 as a six part mini series. Each episode opens with Robson running through the woods with another bloke, carrying a shovel and what looks suspiciously like a body in a bag. You will probably gather that something rather nasty is about to transpire." Pam Lawrence
'Something is very, very wrong' can be taken very literally. Six hours of a film that could be reduced to three very easily. It was not until the third hour that the beginning of the malevolence could be felt. Robson Green plays Jack, who works for a company that buys large corporations for a song and then sells them for a pretty penny. We meet him when he is in the middle of buying the shipbuilding firm that his father worked for. No one is happy about this and all the workers bang the pipes as he walks out. A portent of things to come? Kay his wife does not seem to do much of anything but roam from her marriage. We see them in a new house as they prepare to move from the city to the country to overcome Kay's dalliance and put their marriage back together. They have two children who don't seem to be part of the family. The eldest, a teen, seems to have more common sense and intelligence than her parents.
So, here they are in the new community meeting and greeting their friends. And what a collection they are-the first party they are invited to turns out to be a wife-swap. Neither Kay nor Jack partake of this party this time. Kay's sister lost her child in a tragic accident and she too, is taking part in these partner swaps. And, then there is the couple across the way, fun and beautiful at first glance and then we begin to realize....
This film does not have much to offer except for a glimpse of middle class life in Britain, and the decorative sense or misense of many. The plot what there is of it, does not appear until too late when we don't really care any longer. The acting is so-so, too much time for so little.
And, the ending is so bizarre that it does not seem to be part of the film.
"From the very beginning, something bothered me about Take Me. Halfway through the first episode, I realized what it was. The sexual revolution, at least as shown here, is over. Key parties and other such wife-swapping bonanzas became popular in the '60s and '70s, after the family-friendly '50s and before everyone realized that there were serious consequences for this kind of lifestyle. Although there are still some swingers clubs around, it does more than strain credibility to suggest that an entire neighborhood would be involved in these sexual shenanigans." Jake Pearson
There is not much to recommend about this film. If you want to see Robson Green at his best, watch 'Wire In The Blood".
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"Take Me (2001) ... Robson Green ... Koch Vision"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 02/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Koch Vision present "TAKE ME" (2001) (300 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- A six-part thriller involves wife swapping with blends of murder in this suspenseful thriller with many hidden secrets --- Under Alex Pillai (Director), Bill Boyes (Producer), Sandra Jobling (Executive Producer), Caleb Ranson (Screenwriter), John Harle (Original Music), Simon Maggs (Cinematographer), William Webb (Editor) ------ the cast includes Robson Green (Jack Chambers), Beth Goddard (Kay Chambers), Danny Webb (Doug Patton), Olga Sosnovska (Andrea Patton), Keith Barron (Don Chambers (Jack's father), Julia Mallam (Maggie Chambers (Jack's daughter), Janine Birkett (Manageress), Paul Brennen (Hastings), Christopher Connel (DC Ryan) ----- the story line thus far as Jack and Kay Chambers are thrilled when the residents of Hadleigh Corner welcome them to their new home with open arms ... but then the neighbors invite them to share their beds too ... Jack and Kay Chambers leave their city apartment for an exclusive housing estate, they hope to save their ailing marriage ... Hadleigh Corner is the rural idyll of their dreams and the newly built house is the perfect symbol of their fresh start, what can happen now ... this has many twists and turns that will leave you guessing for days ... was produced by Coastal and SMG Productions for ITV. It was filmed between October and December of 2000 and first broadcast in the UK on August 5th 2001.
1. Robson Green (aka: Robson Golightly Green)
Date of birth: 18 December 1964 - Hexham, Northumberland, England, UK
Date of death: Still Living
Special footnote, Robson Golightly Green began his TV/film career on "Soldier Soldier" (1991).
He & partner Jerome Flynn's record "Unchained Melody/White Cliffs of Dover" sold more than
1.9 million copies in the UK; the duo won Top Album & Top Single at the 1996 Music Week
Awards in England. They formed Clapp Trapp Productions & starred in "Ain't Misbehavin."
Green and his business partner, Sandra Jobling, formed Coastal Productions ... Green's intro to
US audiences came in the "Masterpiece Theatre" (1971) presentation of "Reckless" (1997) (mini)
Green is a fan of Newcastle United Football team, long-distance running, & Italian & Thai foods.
Robson and his girlfriend, former model Vanya Seager, became parents to a son called Taylor
Robson Green, born on 29 April 2000. Green was once a professional boxer.Was a guitarist
and singer in a band called "The Workie Tickets"
Great job by Koch Vision for releasing "Take Me" (2001) - Robson Green, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more high quality releases from the BBC mini-series film market...order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch drama mixed with an outstanding cast and director --- just the way we like 'em
Total Time: 300 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6648 ~ (4/04/2006)"
Take Me-TV Mini Series
GEOFFREY MOULD | Australia | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A pleasantly different kind of storyline; a little dark and naughty, with enough whodunnit for anyone."