Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC Reviewed on 4/29/2013...
This is a very interesting movie. Sharon Stone played a remarkable part. I love to watch a good love story and this is one. I really enjoyed it. I bought this from Amazon and the quality is good and I am glad I bought it.
Gerald R. from RACINE, WI Reviewed on 3/3/2010...
I checked Amazon.com for their reviews before ordering this movie. There, a huge number of reviews gave this movie a higher rating than the four previous reviews on Swap-A-DVD.
We watched it last night and enjoyed it. It is a beautiful evocation of the WWII era in flashbacks. The emotional toll taken by the uncertainties and tragedies of that conflict are the basis for the story. The characters are real and the filming is well done. There a a couple quibbles one could make, but the overall impression is worthwhile.
Love suffers and love triumphs are the themes and they are well presented.
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One of the best love stories on film
bookloversfriend | United States | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most effective love stories you'll ever see. It tells a parallel story of two loves, one in the present and one in the past (several years before "Possession"). The gradual revelation of the past love story is handled more deftly in the movie than in the book. However, the two scenes early in the movie in which Michael's behavior borders on violence are not by the book: in the book he is aggressive but far from violent. Still, the quality and effectiveness of this movie earn it a five-star rating.
The surprise ending is completely and well prepared for, so there are no grounds for objecting to it. In fact, it would be incredible if what is revealed were not so, given what has happened.
Sharon Stone gives the performance of her career in this movie, three years before she became a femme fatale and a superstar in Basic Instinct. The late Shakespearean actor Paul Daneman gives an incredibly effective performance as Lord Bredon.
The picture quality is good in this DVD and the sound quality is acceptable. The movie was filmed in mono, so don't expect 5.1. There are no DVD extras.
If you like a love story, this is one of the best."
TUCKER BABY | Chicago, IL United States | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I SAW THIS MOVIE ON TELEVISION SEVERAL YEARS AGO AFTER IT WAS RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND.IT'S A TRUE LOVE STORY AND ONE OF SHARON'S BEST MOVIES. I COULDN'T WAIT FOR ITS AVAILABILITY ON DVD. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ROMANTIC FLICKS THAT I CAN VIEW OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I UNFORTUNATELY PURCHASED TWO COPIES OF THIS DVD AND WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE DVD. THE COLOR WAS INFERIOR. THE DVD WAS POORLY PRODUCED. DO NOT BUY THE DVD VERSION OF THIS MOVIE."
DO NOT BUY THE DVD
Sidpayton | Woodbridge, Virginia United States | 03/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I really liked this movie (I purchased it long ago on VHS), I strongly urge anyone who is considering purchasing the DVD to think twice. The DVD transfer is horrible--the picture quality is less than a zero. Shame on Regancy for selling such a sub-standard product."
A Love Story You Shouldn't Miss
Sharon D. Felker | Tallahassee, FL USA | 01/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will preface this by telling you I am not a Sharon Stone fan. However her role in Tears In the Rain, made in 1988 four years before she starred in Basic Instinct, definitely impressed me with her acting abilities. Her younger, softer, almost girl-next-door wholesomeness enchants the viewer from the beginning. Casey Cantrell (Sharon Stone) has been left instructions after her mother's death to hand deliver a letter to Lord Richard Bredon (the late Shakespearean actor Paul Daneman) in the United Kingdom. Upon her arrival a twist of fate throws Casey into the arms of Lord Bredon's son Michael (Christopher Cazenove). Take a dashing hero, a beautiful heroine, and an evil influence (in the form of Lady Emily played quite well by Anna Massey) wrap them in mystery and intrigue and what do you have... the makings of a great romantic fairytale. As the story unfolds you realize that there are actually two love stories here, one in the past and the one in the present. We are treated to a veritable feast of romance, drama, and suspense. As you ride along on this rollercoaster ride of emotions you are swept along by the love Casey and Michael share. I was enthralled in this tale of great and undying love. I found that it took my breath away and kept me guessing at every turn, right up to the surprise ending. Sharon Stone and this predominately British cast deliver the kind of romantic storyline that women crave- and they do it quite well. And men could take a few lessons from the ever romantic Michael. The movie was filmed in mono but the picture quality is good and the sound quality is okay, unlike the earlier DVD version (which was terrible). No special effects or special features here, just a great story that is well done. Based on the novel written by Pamela Wallace and adapted by Freda Kelsall and directed by Don Sharp. Hey all you romantics out there, this is one movie you must see!"
GOOD MOVIE, BAD DVD, GOOD VHS.
Shana Wolter | 05/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The reviews are correct about the dvd versus the vhs. The story is great. There was a chemistry between Cazenove and Stone, and the ending was a surprise and it is a tear jerker. Love horses, but Sharon can't ride well ..then. Don't know if she has improved. But then I am a professional with 3 Gold USDF MEDALS. May not be fair. GET THE VHS AND BE HAPPY..the DVD also cuts some of it out.