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British Cinema Collection: 8 Acclaimed Films
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Robert Merivel is a young man who seems to have everything...until an affair leads to scandal, suddenly leaving him heartbroken and penniless. Starring Meg Ryan and Robert Downey Jr.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
A politician's spotless reputation is threatened by a dark secret from his past. Starring Rupert Everett and Julianne Moore.
A MONTH BY THE LAKE
At a lakeside resort, an attractive older guest has her eye on a well-to-do bachelor. Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Uma Thurman.
MY LIFE SO FAR
Young Fraser Pettigrew has always been an adventurous child. But with the arrival of his sexy French aunt, Heloise, Fraser enters a truly eye-opening summer of discovery. Starring Colin Firth and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN
A young man offends an entire town by declaring their mountain—a prized local landmark—to be a "hill." Starring Hugh Grant and Colm Meaney.
A depressed businessman and a quirky aristocrat save each other's lives and then plot a devilish retaliation against those who drove them to the edge. Starring Sam Neill and Helena Bonham Carter.
HER MAJESTY, MRS. BROWN
John Brown is a lowly servant who looks after Queen Victoria's horses. Yet when circumstances bring them together, the result is a passionate friendship. Starring Judi Dench and Gerard Butler.
TOM & VIV
A passionately rendered story about writer T.S. Eliot's turbulent relationship with his first wife, Vivienne. Starring Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson.
Top Customer Reviews
The two I didn't much like the first time I saw them I liked even less the second time. ("Restoration" with Robert Downey Jr. and "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain" with Hugh Grant) but I suspect that's a minority viewpoint.
The two I was seeing here for the first time made this purchase well worth the buy all on their own. "Sweet Revenge" with Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill and Kristin Scott Thomas is an absolute hoot and I can't believe I'd never heard of it. "Tom and Viv" with Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson tells the sad story of author T. S. Eliot's angst-ridden first marriage, back in the days when women with "female" problems were diagnosed as mentally ill and carted off to the looney bin.
There are no extras--no subtitles, no closed-captioning, no scene indexes. Also, the product info above gives the impression that Gerard Butler is Dench's co-star in "Mrs. Brown." Not so. Dench's co-star is Billy Connolly. Butler plays a supporting role as Connolly's brother.Read more ›
Colin Firth is one of my favorites.
Although I haven't had a chance to watch all 8, I've enjoyed the ones I've seen and look forward to the rest.
For anyone who enjoys British films and/or actors, this is a terrific bargain and a wonderfully efficient way to add to your library.
you will enjoy some great stories with excellent acting
so do your self a favor and order this set of movies
Fancier of fine movies
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I had become a fan of British film and TV from all the PBS I watch, as I used to be on an arial and only got NBC and PBS. Read morePublished 8 months ago by blatantsubtleties
Would rather not have R Rated movies, but others were quite good.Published 8 months ago by Donna J.
Bottom Line First: Shop around. DVDs come in and out of print and even out of print there has to be some good prices somewhere. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Phred