Fair, but see the Powell set.
A. Caplan | 04/24/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Niven Signature Collection includes three movies and a selection of trailers. The three features: THE LADY SAYS NO (1951: she hates men and is `saucy,' yet Niven's a dashing fashion photog; with Joan Caulfield), HAPPY GO LOVELY (1951: she asks Niven to pretend he's Laird of the Keep, but he really is Laird of the Keep; with Vera-Ellen), and A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE (1979: bank heist; with Elke Sommer). Newspaper reviews said "Lady" was "a limp comedy" and "Happy" was "featherweight yet charming" and "Nightingale" was a "quirky comedy". Folks, I suggest the wonderful "A Matter of Life and Death". In it, Niven accidentally doesn't die and when Heaven comes to claim him he pleads a change of circumstances - his newfound love for Kim Hunter. Sony released it in startling rejuvenation at Martin Scorsese's request. On DVD it's part of Sony's solid director set "Michael Powell"."
Thanks for the warning!
Midge | TX | 04/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks for the warning! I was also looking for Impossible years. This DVD appeared when I searched on "Impossible Years." The seller conveniently failed to list the contents. I'm glad some of you left a review on here, otherwise, I would have done the same thing.
Perhaps they might sell more of this item if they bothered to list the movies. Some of us are Niven fans and might have bought it anyway if we had known what was on it... but there is no way I'm buying something without a description.
I have a real problem with sellers who don't include descriptions or photos with their products. I feel if they can't provide the info, they shouldn't be allowed to sell on Amazon. And there is no excuse for Amazon doing this either. If the person responsible can't do their job, they should be replaced.
Thanks again for warning us about this product not having Impossible Years.
Not knowing what was on the DVD or if any of these might be on it... some of Nivens better films were "The Bishop's Wife," "The Satan Bug" & "Prudence & the Pill"
BH90210 | 02/28/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Like two others, I'm baffled as to why this is advertised as having
"The Impossible Years" on the dvd. That is what I thought I ordered and was
VERY disappointed when it arrived with 3 movies I have never heard of. Still looking for "The Impossibel Years" if anyone knows where it can be found."