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Location: Seattle, WA
Birthday: March 17
In My Own Words:
Author of the New Englandy comic strip "Autumn Lake."
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a nice, short little book on making homemade oatmeal. The book covers the different types of oatmeal you can use, and how best to prepare them. There are also several recipes and variations to try, if you have a mind to.
However, it just struck me as a lot of effort to get to the end product, and would ultimately be more expensive in the long run than buying a store brand box of oatmeal packets at your local mega-mart. The sole advantage in making the stuff yourself appears to be knowing first-hand what went into the mixture, as opposed to what some food company may put in it. But the ingredients would still have to be obtained from food manufacturers. You're not even… Read more
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
According to BBC America's info on the DVD, the Special Edition for Region 1 (North America) should have nigh on just about all of the UK bonus content:
* Audio Commentary
* The Last Hurrah
* Moving On
* The Foe from the Future
* Now & Then
* Look East
* Victoriana and Chinoiserie
* Music Hall
* Limehouse - A Victorian Chinatown
* Photo Gallery
* PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
* Plus Bonus Disc of extras from 2003 DVD
* Production Note Subtitles
* Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
They also say it will be a three-disc set, not just two discs, and in fact, if you enlarge the cover art… Read more
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is easily one of my top ten favorite films. Maybe even in my top five, which is why this new blu-ray edition was so disappointing.
The film's transfer is frustrating to watch. It vacillates wildly between grainy, speckled, soft, and finally the pristine look that one normally associates with blu-ray.
Now, I know what some of you may be thinking, that I simply don't "understand" how film grain should look in the new format, and I'm talking through my hat on the subject. While grain may look different on a hi-def trasfer, there are points (notibly in the opening scene where the town crier reads the news of King Richard's capture), where the grain looks almost like… Read more