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23 July 2012

Win I Am Bruce Lee DVD, T-Shirt & Poster

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Witness one of the most well-known and respected martial arts legends in all his glory, this July, in the visually thrilling documentary I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media). Featuring a host of rare footage and photographs, this compelling documentary examines the fascinating life, continuing influence and lasting legacy of one of the most iconic actors and martial artists of all time.

To celebrate the theatrical release of I am Bruce Lee (Fremantle Media) at selected UK cinemas on 20th July and release on DVD and Blu-Ray on 23rd July, we have a host of goodies to give away!

Despite his tragic and sudden death on 20th July 1973 at the age of 32, Bruce Lee’s enormous influence on martial arts, entertainment and popular culture lives on to this day. Utilizing rare archive footage, photos, movie clips and brand new interviews with members of his close family, as well as with numerous stars from the worlds of sport, music and acting who have been inspired by Lee’s legacy, I Am Bruce Lee goes more deeply into the true story behind the legend than any ever before. The film also examines Bruce’s connections to the establishment of Mixed Martial Arts as we know them today, acknowledging that if Gene LeBell is considered the Godfather of MMA then Bruce is without doubt the modern-day Father of MMA.

To Win this brilliant prize answer the following question: 

Q.What Was Bruce Lee's full name?

 Send your answer , name, address, to have your email to  cinehouseuk@gmail.com  header As ‘I Am Bruce’. Deadline:August 12th, 2012 (2359hrs) . Follow us at our Facebook Page if you haven’t done it already, double entry!  

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10 July 2012

The Shakespeare Collection DVD Review

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★★★★


For those looking for a handy introduction to the televised works of Shakespeare's finest plays with iconic British Thespians, then this collection will certainly deliver. Featuring the Bard's best work including MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and King Lear.

Many viewers are often aware of the thespian background to many of Britain's most loved character actors like Ian McKellen, Patrick Magee and Judi Dench - but few have been lucky enough to watch these stars performing the plays that helped them make their names. The Shakespeare Collection gives viewers a glimpse into these performances, showcasing the undeniable talent of all involved.

MacBeth stars Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench in the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, in this haunting tale of ambition, deception and twisted prophecy. Trevor Nunn stages this 1979 Philip Casson TV adaptation, which has often been cited as the perfect adaptation of MacBeth. Steeped in brooding atmosphere and championed by strikingly emotive performances from McKellen and Dench, this is bare bones MacBeth, stripped back to its core - a truly unforgettable production.

Also included is a 1976 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet starring Christopher Neame and Ann Hasson, as well as a host of much loved British character actors including Christopher Biggins, Patsy Byrne (Blackadder II's Nursie) and Simon MacCorkindale. The talent of the leads may pale in comparison to the powerhouse performances of McKellen and Dench in MacBeth, but Neame and Hasson both deliver solid performances. Romeo & Juliet focuses more on lavish settings and the adaptation may lack of the emotional punch of Shakespeare's play. However, it is still faithfully carried out and an interesting opportunity for viewers to see the source material carried out so meticulously.

Kenneth Branagh's 1988 adaptation of Twelfth Night is perhaps the most fun of all the adaptations included. This is a farcical tale of mistaken identity and the chaos that ensues from it, set against a backdrop of secrets and desire. Branagh's adaptation has kept the intimacy of a smaller theatrical production, proving to be a warm, amusing and thoroughly engaging watch - masterfully carried out with Branagh's traditional precision and eye for detail.

The final feature included in the collection is Tony Davenall's 1974 adaptation of King Lear starring underrated Irish talent, Patrick Magee. King Lear centres around an ageing monarch who decides to split his estate between two of his three daughters. This tale of spiralling madness grips through Magee's intense and grandiose performance as Lear in this well crafted and Thames Television Production, which also boasts the expected lavish sets and costumes.

The Shakespeare Collection is a thoroughly worthwhile watch for those seeking an introduction to Shakespeare or simply wishing to relive some of the playwright's finest creations. Featuring magnificent performances from some of Britain's most loved acting talents and most respected figures in the world of theatre, The Shakespeare Collection is a near perfect compilation.

Andrew McArthur


Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Richard Briers , Patrick Magee
Directors: Phillip Casson, Joan Kemp-Welch, Kenneth Branagh , Tony Davenall
Certificate: PG (UK)
Release: 16th July 2012 (UK DVD)

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