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5.0 out of 5 stars Very worthwhile, January 5, 2011
This review is from: The Queen (DVD)
I am going through a British phase lately. (We are watching the Inspector Lewis series and contemplating dropping the $300+ for Inspector Morse.) I watched The Queen in its entirety on New Year's Day. The blending of documentary footage and dramatic recreation is quite effective. The actors playing the Royals were, thankfully, chosen for their acting ability rather than a striking resemblance to the real people they portray. All segments were quite compelling and provide great insight on the times and the people. My favorite was the first segment dealing with Princess Margaret's affair and potential marriage to Peter Townsend. The emotion is so raw, in spite of the famed British upper lip. It was clearly so difficult for the young Elizabeth to cope with the pressures of the monarchy at the same time wanting her sister to find happiness. Elizabeth and Margaret were obviously close growing up, even though they had such different personalities. After watching the first installment, there was no question I would sit through the whole thing there and then.

Elizabeth is a remarkable woman and this DVD does her justice. Well conceived, well acted, highly recommended.
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Initial post: Jan 27, 2011, 1:14:51 PM PST
C. Bauer says:
The entire Inspector Morse series can be purchased for $99.99 if all you wish are the episodes without the added special packaging. I bought mine here and it is for sale at eBay too. New, not pirated. Just without the carry case and such. All the episodes from the first to the sad final episode. Thought you would like to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2011, 5:38:11 AM PST
If you like British TV, buy an all-region DVD..the shows are MUCH cheaper. I got all seasons of Morse for about $70.00 US a year ago. A Sony all-region TV cost me $139.00 and has well paid for itself. Also Downton Abbey is new and great. It is cheap even in US region format.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011, 7:31:45 AM PDT
Marionbrodie says:
also having an all region dvd player gives you the opportunity to purchase so many more different and diverse dvds .. ones which we have never seen over here in the US..
I have been doing this for the past 10 years so I have built up a fantastic collection ..
and my dvd player .. the first one certainly cost a heck of a lot more ...

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2011, 4:51:50 AM PDT
Rushmore says:
Thanks to all who suggested an all-region DVD player. I love helpful suggestions! I ended up using rewards points to get Amazon gift certificates to cover the cost of the Morse collection, which we are currently enjoying.
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