Amazon Canada: The Judi Dench Collection Now $24.99 TODAY (EXPIRED)
The Judi Dench collection is the daily deal at Amazon Canada today. Originally retailing for $124.98, this set of box set is on sale for $24.99 - Sunday only.
I am a huge fan of Judi Dench even though I have not seen half the movies she is famous for. I know her as M from James Bond and I recognize her from a few other more 'unknown' films. I also adored her in The Chronicles of Riddick. However, this collection includes some of her more famous roles where she plays the leading lady. They also span several decades and many feature a star-studded cast. This collection includes the following nine films:
- The Cherry Orchard (1962)
- Talking to a Stranger (1966)
- Keep an Eye on Amelia (1973)
- The Cherry Orchard (1981)
- Going Gently (1981)
- Ghosts (1987)
- Make and Break (1987)
- Can You Hear Me Thinking? (199)
- Absolute Hell (1991)
I price compared this collection with a few places. The BBC Shop has the collection for $99.98, Best Buy's price is $94.99, and Chapters Indigo sells it for $87.49. You are most certainly getting the best deal at Amazon Canada.
I was going down the list and I do not think I have seen any of these films actually. Reviewers on Amazon; however, are quite enjoying the set and the movies therein. The box set has received a total of 25 reviews for an average 4/5 stars so far. This reviewer said:
What a wonderful collection of Dame Judi's work. I am particularly enjoying the works that I've not found individually: "Talking to a Stranger", the 1962 "Cherry Orchard", and "Keep an Eye on Amelie". In each of these we see the young Judi (before the Dame) already totally entrancing us by being at once the character in each play and at the same time being herself. It must be magic.
Her take on the Madame Ranevsky role, in the 1981 version of "The Cherry Orchard", is entirely hers and absolutely perfect for this viewer. Some of her later work in this collection includes: "Absolute Hell" and "Can You Hear Me Thinking". You will also find, among the bonus features several radio plays, and three interviews with Dame Judi that give us all a closer glimpse and appreciation of the intelligence, and honesty behind the talent.
The bonus material will be great for anyone who just cannot get enough with the movies. I have never been one to watch bonus material, but my friend Robert often watches the bonus material before he even watches the movies!
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(Expiry: 21st September 2014)