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Tales of the unexpected dvd - vol 2
4 episodes of the intriguing tales of the unexpected series, each lasting about 25 minutes. An episode per time for busy people or you could watch them all in one go. The storylines were quite different for each story. The settings, hairstyles and costumes are very 80s and that's quite noticeable when during the first few minutes, however you soon get into the storyline.
A glorious romp through the Eighties
It is a shame that there is so little material on DVD these days on the notorious series “Tales of the Unexpected”. Everyone but everyone has seen a story from the series at one time of another. This DVD comprises of just four stories. ‘Tribute’, which is the tale of old ladies hearing about their one-time friend recently passed on. They go in for the kill hoping for their part of their inheritance. They are to be surprisingly disappointed, as they pay their own tribute to her. Peter Cushing makes the second programme ‘The Vorpal Blade’ absolutely fabulous telling the story of friends fighting by fencing and challenging each other to a duel. Whilst this story is a narrative piece, Cushing carries it out superbly. ‘Best chess player’ is also a narrative piece and tells of a man who’s wife is having an affair. He has his best friend watch her to try and find out who the third party may be. ‘Down amongst the sheltering palms’ is a tale of aging. Two of these stories appealed to me, if only because of the stars acting in them. This will suffice as an enjoyable watch but we need more ‘tales’ !Read full review
Tales of the unexpected - 2
Great dvd. Took me right back to my family lounge when i was allowed to sit up & watch it at the weekend. Forgot how basic the settings were like early episodes of crossroads. But the stories have great twists. Great basic entertainment from some real class actors.