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The Judi Dench Collection (The Cherry Orchard [1962 and 1981 versions]/Talking to a Stranger/Keep an Eye on Amélie/Going Gently/Ghosts/Make and Break/Can You Hear Me Thinking?/Absolute Hell)

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Judi Dench Collection, The (DVD)

9 Classic BBC Productions totaling over 19 hours The Cherry Orchard (1962) Talking to a Stranger (1966) Keep an Eye on Amelie (1973) The Cherry Orchard (1981) Going Gently (1981) Ghosts (1987) Make and Break (1987) Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990) Absolute Hell (1991)

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To call The Judi Dench Collection a treasure trove is indubitably cliché, but that's so much classier than "Dench-a-Palooza." Essential for fans of the great Dame, theatre buffs, and drama students, this eight-disc set is an embarrassment of riches, with nine BBC productions of classic and original plays, plus three radio plays and excerpts from televised interviews, one of which features her moving rendition of "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical (is there nothing she can't do?). They etch an indelible portrait of an artist with a compelling presence and staggering range. Judi Dench is one of those actors who rarely seem to make a false move, handling wrenching drama, madcap farce, and witty comedy with equal aplomb. John Hopkins' Talking to a Stranger (1966) is a British television benchmark that is mentioned in the same breath as Dennis Potter's masterpieces. Dench won her first BAFTA (the British equivalent of the Oscar) for her role as a damaged sibling in a dysfunctional family. Dench stars as Anya in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, a 1962 production translated by, and starring, John Gielgud and, as Madame Ranesvky, Peggy Ashcroft. Ashcroft is a hard act to follow, but Dench pulls it off in a 1981 production in which she assumes the role of the irresponsible aristocrat.

Georges Feydeau's Keep an Eye on Amelie (1973) is a carefree hour in which Dench stars as a coquette who agrees to marry a confirmed bachelor (Patrick Cargill) so he can inherit a million francs. This production is paired on disc 4 with writer Michael Frayn's (Noises Off!) award-winning comedy Make and Break, which unfolds at a trade fair in Frankfort and stars Dench as a devoted secretary to a work-consumed boss. Two powerful dramas comprise disc 8, Going Gently, for which Dench earned another BAFTA as a hospice nurse to two adversarial patients, and Can You Hear Me Thinking?(1990), starring Dench and her late husband Michael Williams (A Fine Romance) as parents whose lives are shattered when their teenage son develops schizophrenia. Ibsen's still potent Ghosts (1981) boasts a stellar ensemble, including Kenneth Branagh as doomed son Oswald and Michael Gambon as Pastor Manders, with Dench as Mrs. Alving, whose respected late husband led a dark, secret life. Anything but, Absolute Hell (1991) is a lost-souls black comedy starring Dench as Christine, the proprietor of a bohemian nightclub in post-World War II London. The cast includes her future Notes on a Scandal costar, Bill Nighy, as a washed-up writer. Stardom in the States came late to Dench. This collection allows her audience to catch-up with these mostly towering performances that established her as one of the premier actors of our time. --Donald Liebenson


Special Features

Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi Featurette: Judi Dench: My Favorite Things (1985, RT: 30 min) BBC profile of Judi Dench in which she discusses her passions Interviews: Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002, RT 59 min) Other: Three Radio Plays With Great Pleasure (1991, RT: 44 min) Are You Still Awake?(1994, RT: 15 min) Amy's View (2000, RT: 123 min) Judi Dench sings "Send in the Clowns" and discusses her 1996 Olivier-winning performance in A Little Night Music (RT: 12 mi

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
  • Run Time: 218 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LV6OK8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,133 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful By F. Glass on April 6, 2007
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What a wonderful collection of Dame Judi's work. I am particularly enjoying the works that I've not found individually: "Talking to a Stranger", the 1962 "Cherry Orchard", and "Keep an Eye on Amelie". In each of these we see the young Judi (before the Dame) already totally entrancing us by being at once the character in each play and at the same time being herself. It must be magic.

Her take on the Madame Ranevsky role, in the 1981 version of "The Cherry Orchard", is entirely hers and absolutely perfect for this viewer. Some of her later work in this collection includes: "Absolute Hell" and "Can You Hear Me Thinking". You will also find, among the bonus features several radio plays, and three interviews with Dame Judi that give us all a closer glimpse and appreciation of the intelligence, and honesty behind the talent.

For Dench fans, this is a must!
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Eve on March 29, 2007
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I received my collection yesterday. Was I ever so happy. " What a little fire cracker" as Rockie states in "As time goes by". Judi Dench was made for the stage, the screen and to perform. She did not miss her calling. I have just started watching the first two DVD and I am fixated on her performance in Talking to a Stranger. What energy she has and at such a young age.

I will give you more feedback as a descend my viewing of each but I must tell you I am not the lease disappointed in this collection. I received it in ample time and it has numerous additions to the set i.e.: bonus, which I love.

Eve
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Oppicelli Ernesto on November 24, 2007
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EXCELLENT SET. ALL THE BEST ADJECTIVES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO ANYTHING PROPOSED HERE, BUT AS A STRANGER I HAVE BOUGHT THE SET BECAUSE WE ARE INFORMED IT IS 'CLOSED CAPTIONED' AND I AM TOLD IT MEANS IT HAS SUBTITLES.
THE SET I RECEIVED HAS NO SUBTITLES. NOT AT ALL. I AM TOLD THE SAME SET RELEASED IN U.K. HAS INDEED SUBTITLES. I HAVE WRITTEN TO BBC AMERICA BUT I GOT NO ANSWER WHICH IS TOO BAD ... ISN'T IT?
ERNESTO OPPICELLI - GENOVA CERTOSA - ITALY
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Maxwell Whipps on October 18, 2011
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The hearing impaired reading that the set is advertized as "Closed Captioned" need to be warned that the captions are defective and mostly unreadable. Every so often they read fine, than gibberish. Too bad, the set otherwisd looks fine.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Burke on May 19, 2007
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Proof that Ms. Dench is one of our finest actresses today. An important set to own and cherish! And as "icing to the cake" her superb rendition of "Send in the Clowns" is included.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Bol on October 13, 2007
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On the photo on the page of amazon it says 10 plays but the box i recieved has only 9. The one missing is "Langrishe, Go Down".
Anyone else has this too ?
As for the rest, i can only say , BUY IT .
It's a lesson in acting !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judith L. Lee on April 30, 2009
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The range of this woman, Dame Judi Dench is out of sight. She can make you cry or laugh all in the same play.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jrn Erik Holt on July 2, 2007
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This is an excellent collection of Judi Dench's fine work for BBC Television. It spans her career from the early sixties to the nineties.
You will also get some very nice extras to enjoy.
This is a "must" for every fan of this great actress!
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