Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. We have watched this film several times on DVD, with respect for Altman and the actors growing each time. Tea at Four, Dinner at Eight, Murder at Midnight, Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2018. That’s it. You can see many elements of the characters which have been taken forward to the TV series, however in Gosford Park you really have to pay attention to nuances, dialogue and visual clues - whereas Downton Abbey tends to slap the viewer (quite agreeably) around the face with what's happening (and what has been happening). I saw this film when it came out 16 years ago and enjoyed it. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Consequently I fell asleep. Thought it would be really great because I love Downton Abbey. - The Making of 'Gosford Park' featurette - The Authenticity of 'Gosford Park' featurette (with retired servants who acted as expert advisers for the film) - Cast and Filmmaker Q & A Session (featuring Robert Altman, Helen Mirren, Kelly MacDonald, Jeremy Northam, Bob Balaban, Ryan Philippe) - Deleted Scenes - … Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2017. Dullest movie...possibly one of the dullest of all time! Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. And there are four more hours of very entertaining extras including an hour on English country houses and an interview with a head butler and head house keeper to shed light on how these massive houses were actually run in their heyday. Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. However, I could not understand what they were saying on this DVD, I am a native English speaker, with good hearing. Dull. Select the department you want to search in. When first produced it was enjoyable - unfortunately now this has been repeated several times: Downton Abbey, Titanic etc etc it is the same storyline. Altman takes on the Classic British Murder Mystery, Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2017. Mit dem schönsten Film seines Landsmanns James Ivory, "(Wiedersehen in) Howards End" (1992), hat es gemein, dass es nach einem Herrschaftshaus benannt ist, und mit dessen kongenialer Ishiguro-Verfilmung "Was vom Tage übrig blieb" (1993), dass es eine Upstairs-Downstairs-Geschichte erzählt. Hence the four star rating. With a diverse cast of characters - all with something to hide - it'll keep you guessing right to the surprising end. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. After enjoying three seasons of Downton Abbey I was happy to import (to Australia) the Blu-ray of the film which inspired that series. The story was dull, the sets and settings were dull, the cast was dull (except Maggie Smith, hence the two stars). © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Only Robert Altman and his genius could introduce you to twenty characters in the span of ten minutes and allow you to keep track of who they are and exactly their motives for fitting into the story. With the help of online plot summaries, one can get the idea, but why can't we hear it for ourselves? In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. It is such an entertaining smart film with some great twists. Amazon Prime. Downton Abbey meets Upstairs Downstairs meets Agatha Christie, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2017. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I still have no idea who, why, or where. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon, Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne Season 1, FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon, Or $0.00 with a Passionflix trial on Prime Video Channels. From Amazon.co.uk. Sold by Surplus DVD Source and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I found out through a trivia site for this movie that those scenes were real, and birds actually were shot down. I still have no idea who, why, or where. Consequently I fell asleep. All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. From the opening shots, as the camera peers through the trees at an opulent English country estate, Altman exploits the 1930s period setting and whodunit formula of the film expertly. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. This is a very good blu ray transfer although the film is mostly shot in dark conditions and inherently grainy- I think that is the most natural this film can ever look. And don’t care. Much of the rest of the fictional goings on are supplied by Julian Fellowes, honing his craft into the ideas (and several cast members) that will lead to Downton Abbey. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2018. Yes, there's the overlapping dialogue, multiple storylines and long takes with a dancing camera, but Altman doesn't avoid genre conventions entirely. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. He is helped, immensely, but a perfectly top drawer cast led by Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas and Helen Mirren all in top form and a host of familiar faces both upstairs and down in a sprawling country estate. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Gosford Park proves that murder can be such an inconvenience. It isn’t. Gosford Park es la magnífica mansión campestre en la que Sir William McCordle y su esposa, Lady Sylvia, reúnen a familiares y amigos para una partida de caza. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. First and foremost, Maggie Smith is marvelous as Constance, a dependent countess with a quip for every occasion; Michael Gambon, as the ill-fated host, Sir William McCordle, is one of the most palpably salacious characters ever on screen; Kristin Scott Thomas is perfectly cold yet sexy as Lady Sylvia, Sir William's wife; and Helen Mirren, Emily Watson, and Clive Owen are equally memorable as key characters from the bustling servants' quarters below. A masterpiece of mood, mystery, wit, and human drama set in the English countryside in 1932, with great scenery and music (Northam's singing is not to be missed) to boot !! --Fionn Meade. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Eligible for Free Shipping. Sign in to see videos available to you. As a hunting party gathers at the country estate, no one is aware that before the weekend is over, someone will be murdered - twice! This should be a five star rating for a great film and a great DVD edition, but the absence of subtitles is quite inexcusable for a dialogue based film like this which is targeted at a mature audience and will appeal to elderly viewers. Helen Mirren is downstairs running the household of Kristen Scott Thomas who plays her role as Lady of the Manor with ice in her veins, also included in the cast is the late great Alan Bates, Richard E Grant, Bob Balaban, Charles Dance, Ryan Phillippe, and Clive Owen to name just a few. Gosford Park finds director Robert Altman in sumptuously fine form indeed. A bit rambling at times, but that just added to the atmosphere. Very disappointed with the sound quality. One of Altman's last, and best, efforts, he takes on the British murder weekend drawing room mystery, with his own spiky flair. "Gosford Park" war Robert Altmans letztes Meisterwerk. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Splendid acting from all, particularly; Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and downstairs with the splendid contrast between the characters played by Emily Watson and Kelly MacDonald and then between the characters that were Eileen Atkins and Helen Mirren. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2013. That’s it. The conceit is the visit of an American film producer scouting ideas for his next Charlie Chan picture, tagging along with Ivor Novello, a nonfictional expat who was actually a singing and composing movie star. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 September 2018. Much of it written by Julian Fellowes who later became the chief writer of Downton Abbey, the story captures the sense and breadth of both that series and the Upstairs, Downstairs series (which Fellowes also contributed to) but in a greatly condensed form. And don’t care. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. In addition to having great actors, a great set and an interesting, dramatic story line, it contains a very neat mystery evocative of Agatha Christie at her best.

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