Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 06/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The STORIES FROM THE HEART 10 MOVIE PACK is just brimming with famous actors-- 30 of them! The films are mostly non-USA or made-for-TV, or both. There's only one real duck out of water here, that being a Philippino Kung Fu stinker. The rest deal with topics as diverse and complex as love itself. This is a fine collection of little-seen public domain movies.
Bonus features include a DVD glossary that is a concise tutorial on the latest digital and audio technologies and manufacturing techniques. Some sides have movie trivia quizzes, and Little Rascals shorts or cartoons (most notably the first two FAMOUS STUDIOS "Casper the Friendly Ghost" features). Some also have CD-ROM capability for WIN 95/98 and up PCs.
For all drama fans, another excellent BRENTWOOD 10 DVD package is their CLASSIC LITERATURE ON FILM 10 MOVIE PACK.
The following alphabetized program list provides viewer poll ratings (based on a 1 to 10 scale), plus original theatrical titles (where indicated), country of origin (if other than USA), years of release and principal actors.
(5.2) The Affair (TV-1973) - Natalie Wood/Robert Wagner/Bruce Davison
(5.7) Born To Win (1971) - George Segal/Karen Black/Paula Prentiss/Hector Elizondo/Robert DeNiro
(5.6) Coach Of The Year (TV-1980) - Robert Conrad/Erin Gray/Red West
(7.5) Cry Of The Penguins ("Mr. Forbush and the Penguins") (UK-1971) - John Hurt/Hayley Mills
(6.0) David Copperfield (TV-UK-1969) - Richard Attenborough/Cyril Cusick/Edith Evans/Ron Moody/Laurence Olivier/Michael Redgrave/Ralph Richardson
(5.6) The Lady And The Highwayman (TV-1989) - Emma Samms/Oliver Reed/Claire Bloom/Hugh Grant/Michael York/John Mills/Robert Morley
(7.5) The Last Train (Italy/France-1973) - Jean-Louis Trintignant/Romy Schneider/Maurice Biraud
(1.0) Murder In The Orient (Philippines-1974) - Ron Mancini/Leo Fong/Eva Reyes
(5.2) Napoléon (Italy/France-1955) - Orson Welles/Yves Montand/Erich von Stroheim (all in support)
(2.7) One For The Road ("Against All Hope") (1982) - Michael Madsen/Maureen McCarthy"