A Town Like Alice VHS
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia.
Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel, A Town Like Alice follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Meeting in Malaya—she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Separated first by their captors then by the distance of passing years, the two are finally reunited in the rugged outback of Australia—to face a challenge every bit as demanding as their wartime trials.
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I waited so long to be able to afford this series. I didn't care that it was on VHS tape I wanted it very badly. Unfortunately I didn't get to see it right away after it arrived, so about 2 months later I saw the first tape (3 in all were included). I was so happy to have the series. I remembered how amazing it was.
Bryan Brown was so great. I couldn't get enough of him. I was struck with the true history in the series. The wonderful charactor portrayals and the superb acting. As the 1st tape came to a close, I eagerly put tape #2 into my VCR and tried to play it. It made a terrible noise. I fast forwarded it, I tried to let it play, I took it out and looked at it over & over. Nothing seemed wrong but it would not play! I was afraid it would ruin my VCR if I persisted.
So what do I have? Tape #1 and Tape #3. There is so much story missing in-between! I'm watching tape #3 now, but I've missed the part that Jean goes back to Australia after the war. The part when she finds out that Joe actually is ALIVE and when she sees him for the first time since the war ended!
Oh man, I NEED that DVD....Please, Amazon, Please help us to add this wonderful story to our DVD collection.
I don't know why PBS in Boston doesn't make the old Masterpiece Theatre productions available on TV. This series was only shown once and maybe it was rerun that same year, and never shown again.
A Town Like Alice is full of history, romance, adventure and beautiful scenery. It made me and my family very curious in Australia's wild land and I really can't recommend this series more. Now if we could just get a decent copy of it!