Too Much Is Missing
Tom Hering | Stevens Point WI USA | 11/19/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The title and packaging of this Image Entertainment DVD are extremely misleading. This documentary, which claims to cover five decades of "the best of British cinema," does not include segments about David Lean, Ealing Studios, or Powell and Pressburger. What you get instead are five episodes titled "Private Lives," "The Gentle Touch," World of Adventure," "The Romantics," and "A Class of Their Own." And the content of each episode is limited to clips and narration which reveal the stunning information that "In this movie there is this scene depicting private lives," "In this movie there is this scene depicting the gentle touch," "In this movie there is this scene depicting the world of adventure," etc. Honestly - the episodes never get any more informative or entertaining than that."
Two Decades -- Not Five
Robert F. Gray | Grand Rapids, MI, USA | 04/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Billed as "The Best Of British Cinema" it might better be titled "The Best Of Alexander Korda" since most of the films depicted were produced by him and London Films. They are from the 30's and 40's -- 2 decades rather than 5. It's nice to see clips from the films included but not nearly as comprehensive as one was led to believe."