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That Sinking Feeling [VHS] (1980)

Tom Mannion , Eddie Burt , Bill Forsyth  |  PG |  VHS Tape
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco, Alex Mackenzie, Margaret Adams
  • Directors: Bill Forsyth
  • Writers: Bill Forsyth
  • Producers: Bill Forsyth, Paddy Higson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Embassy Video
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CK5E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,884 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Redubbing ruins the DVD of this film say all UK reviewers September 26, 2012
Format:VHS Tape
I received a rather nasty comment to my original review (dated this month) telling me that my review was incorrect and that I couldn't be bothered to get the
information correct. Of course I wrote the review based on the DVD available in 2012. The person making the comment refers to a BD/DVD made first available
on April 21, 2014. So...... I am happy to see that BFI has released a version of the film with the original Scot soundtrack and I am delighted. I have ordered
it (at a cheaper price than Amazon is offering) and hope for the best.

ORIGINAL REVIEW OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 I understand that the original soundtrack was overdubbed with more "Americanized" English replacing the original actor's
accents taking away all the Scottish nationalism from the film. The complete opinion of all the Scottish and UK reviews
stated that this new DVD should be burned and lacked all the humor of the original. Just a warning to those of you who
are thinking of getting this film on DVD from the UK. Forget it. Keep your VHS with the original soundtrack and hope
that someday the distributors will learn to keep things as they were loved by all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie is Great Amazon Ain't May 24, 2014
Once again the demithinking heads at Amazon are strutting their ignorant stuff. This movie is great. Amazon, however, with its idiotic policy of reposting reviews for earlier releases on that of recent releases, ain't. This BFI release of Forsyth's wonderful film contains both the original Scottish soundtrack and the English redub. So you can watch it either way. Given the reviews Amazon has moved here from the previous release one might not know this pertinent fact.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you liked 'Local Hero', you'll like this November 10, 2009
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
It is hard to believe there is not a single review of 'That Sinking Feeling'. 'Sinking' is a funny, low-keyed, humorous look at four losers from the 'fictitious' city of Glasgow who are unemployed, clueless slackers who are desperately seeking some cash for fast food, cars, and, of course, girls.

One of them cooks up the idea to dress up as cleaning ladies, and pilfer stainless steel sinks.

Of course, this is a stupid idea, but results in a dry humorous movie in the same vein as Bill Forsyth's most famous film, 'Local Hero'. I don't think it's as good as 'Hero', or even the under appreciated 'Gregory's Girl'. However, this was Forsyth's first widely distributed film, and gives lots of hints at things to come.

'That Sinking Feeling' is a great film! Highly recommended, especially if you like very dry humor, with lots of perplexing and quirky characters. Four and a half stars! Buy this now!
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That Sinking Feeling - DVD
The Region 2 (UK) dvd of 'That Sinking Feeling' is slated for release on 14 September 2009. The price is around 11.00 GBP at amazon.co.uk.
Jul 9, 2009 by Ashish Khandeparkar |  See all 2 posts
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