How Green was my Valley (1975) - (Import DVD)
Starring Stanley Baker et al
List Price R 199
Discovery Miles 1 800
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Leon, Magalies View. 30 March 2009
Brilliant today as it was way back then. Superb characterization by the actors and a true insight into the life and work of the mining community in those days. I just feel that the editor did some rough cutting some places, it is as if some scenes simply end to abruptly. Nevertheless, excellent entertainment.
Marguerite, South Africa. 27 July 2016
This is a well-acted adaptation of Richard Llewellyn's novel of the same name. Set in a Welsh coal-mining town in the late Victorian era, it tells the story of a typical miner's family, headed by Stanley Baker & Sian Phillips as the parents, and with Rhys Powys & Dominic Guard sharing the role of the youngest son Huw, as he develops from childhood to young manhood. It is as much Huw's story, as the family's, as they experience the usual squabbles, sibling rivalries and small triumphs associated with any family anywhere in the world, as well as the inevitable tragedies associated with mining communities anywhere in the world. It is a universal tale set to the rhythms of small town life and expressed through the Welsh music & language. While obviously dated, having been filmed in the 1970s, it should nevertheless appeal to those who enjoy family dramas.
Mandy, South Africa. 28 June 2016
A heartwarming family drama about a close-knit Welsh family, the Morgans, and the mining community in which they live. The acting is superb and portrays their everyday lives and struggles as well as joys remarkably well. I highly recommend this TV adaption of the classic story.