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Timeless Classics July News, Additions and Trivia

Posted by david brady on

Welcome to another Newsletter

I am constantly upgrading the quality of DVDs I offer. I strive to achieve 720p (this is the standard for DVDs) however this can be hard to achieve for a whole lot of reasons. Many films from  before 1970 where not released on DVD and a great many "made for T.V" were only released on VHS. Because of my vast network of contacts and I have and software I posses that can upgrade a lot of low quality films to a more acceptable standard.

Some films I offer are below average but I offer them only because of their interest.

3 Ring Circus ..... A Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis film is a good example another is The Blue Lagoon... The Jean Simmons Version is another................................ Porgy And Bess...The legendary Gershwin opera has never had and official release so all that is available is of low quality.

If they are ordered or any title I consider as low quality I always send an email to inform you of this fact. Not all DVDs live up to expectation so I wish to make it clear as to what you are purchasing.

Having said this, today because of the quality of the image reproduced by our T.Vs our expectation can exceed the ability of current technology to reproduce 1080 or 4K imagery on a DVD. This is especially so of films pre 1990's and T.V series from the same period


Some films just fly under the radar because they had a limited theatrical release or they were made for T.V. They can be real gems but  just never get mentioned so they remain unknown.

In my newsletters I plan to review 10 per month and place them before you. I believe most of my customers are like me and appreciate good films and will enjoy this segment of the newsletters.

I encourage you to email back if you think you have a gem and would like to share it.

Here are some films you may overlook when you are searching through the website or the title may just put you off. These are films I have recommended over the years and they have always been well received.

A Cooler Climate is a delightful film starring two very good actresses who were perfectly type cast in their roles. This made for T.V film could be easily overlooked but is a study in how two women find salvation in each others problems.

The Christmas Card : Although it has Christmas theme this film could be viewed at anytime of the year. It is a romance film with all the good old fashioned morals that have gone missing. It takes us back to a time when we all respected one another. If you did not like this one you would be very hard to please

Finnegan Begin Again : This is a favourite of mine. It was a "made for T.V" film so it never got a theatrical release but should have. Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Preston and Sam Waterston make up top class field of actors. It has some great moments of black humour and it deals with infidelity and dementia in a very considered way. It is a film that has something for everyone. Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Preston are outstanding. It is a real "feel good movie"

The Holly And The Ivy : This is one of those British films made just after WW2. A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War 2 trials.

The Love She Sought : It would have to be a really bad show for these two stars (Angela and Denholm not to shine. I'm glad they worked together before Denholm died. Combining a woman's yearning, a man's frustration, a great Bishop Robert Prosky) and the Catholic church with wry humor and even a pregnant cat. It makes for a wonderful story. If you are an Angela Landsbury fan this is a must see.



To Dance With The White Dog : Don't let the title put you off. This film really is a hidden gem. An unusual love story in which a strange white dog appears and helps Sam Peek, a Georgia tree farmer, cope with the loss of his wife, Cora. Stars Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy who were married in real life.

Love With A Perfect Stranger : OK this is a Harlequin Romance but If you like a nice romantic story then this is a very enjoyable film. The characters are believable. The locations chosen are lovely. Who has been to Florence and didn't like it? There are a few twists and turns in the plot but everything comes right in the end. This is one of our top selling titles

From Here To Eternity : This is a great film. The main story of Lancaster and Kerr's love affair is gripping along with the sub stories involving Clift, Sinatra, Borgnine and Donna Reed. The acting is flawless and all set against the back drop of the impending disaster at Pearl Harbour. This is one of the best films on Pearl Harbour as it shows how America sleepwalked it's way into WW2.

The Cruel Sea : At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. This film was tailor made for Jack Hawkins and showed how ordinary men went to war. No heroics, no great glory just the hard day to day grind that war is.

The Man Who Never Was : Interesting, absorbing tale based on an actual British Intelligence operation during World War II. The casting (Clifton Webb is perfect in the lead role) was top notch, and the impeccable attention to even minor details was extraordinary. 

These are 10 films I highly recommend over a range of Genres. I guarantee you would not be disappointed in any of them.

I am constantly adding to the website but I still have thousands still to load across all genres. If it is not listed contact me and I will look it up. I achieve a high rate of success but some films have been lost or are so well hidden no one can find them



I have two offers and I am being as generous as I can

DOWNLOADS are 50% off using the coupon  JUNE50OFF

DVDS are 20% off using the coupon  JULY20OFF

For overseas buyers the discount applies to the postage as well. It is an opportunity to really save some money as postage is now a killer

It will for a two week period ending July 12th

On a nostalgic note, here are some quotes from movies that we have all heard and maybe used sometime in our lives

1. “May the Force be with you.” -Star Wars, 1977

2. “There's no place like home.” -The Wizard of Oz, 1939

3. “I'm the king of the world!” -Titanic, 1997

4. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” -Dead Poets Society, 1989

5. “Elementary, my dear Watson.” -The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939

6. “It's alive! It's alive!” -Frankenstein, 1931

7. “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.” -Forrest Gump, 1994

8. “I'll be back.” -The Terminator, 1984

9. “You're gonna need a bigger boat.” -Jaws, 1975

10. “Here's looking at you, kid.” -Casablanca, 1942

Till the next newsletter "This could be the start of a beautiful friendship" - Casablanca, 1942