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Louisa Mellor Aug 30, 2016
ITV's Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as the young queen in her first years of a long reign...
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Like a set of royal commemorative china advertised in the back pages of the Mail On Sunday, Victoria is a gleaming tribute to a certain idea of British history. Specifically, the idea of British history fictionalised in glossy Sunday night period dramas.
In that world, queens are beautiful, prime ministers are dreamy, scarred villains plot to a sinister string score and the working class provide comic relief and morality tales below stairs. Uncomfortable truths about the age in question are either swept to one side or fashioned into anachronistic badges of honour worn by the heroes. (“Yes, Lady Walpole-Margate, he may be a shirt-lifter, but he’s also a damned fine valet and in England, we judge a man’s chracter by the shine on his master’s shoes” etc. »
In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 10th 2016.
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Follow-Up Shout Select Operation Dumbo Drop? Bill Hunt on Uhd Bd Cat People News Arrow Video: David Cronenberg’s Early Works (UK Only), The Complete Count Yorga (UK Only), Kinji Fukasaku films (Individual Releases), Microwave Massacre, The Bloodstained Butterfly Kino Lorber: Trouble Man, Witchcraft, Freeway (1988) Scorpion/Kino: Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Fabulous Films (UK): June 6th: Brewster’s Millions, Dragnet, King Ralph, The Jetsons Movie, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie Links to Amazon Back Roads Classic Hitchcock Deadpool Eisenstein in Guanajuato Father of the Bride Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman In a Lonely Place The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane »
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To mark the release of King Ralph on 15th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. When a freak accident wipes out the entire Royal Family, a surviving heir to the throne must be found, and turns up in the unlikely form of Vegas singer Ralph Jones (John Goodman). The filmmakers
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3 items from 2016
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