'The Good Soldier'
(Jeremy Brett, Robin Ellis, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / Acorn Media)
Overview: Two wealthy, handsome couples-one English, one American-meet at a German spa and forge an immediate bond. Through nine seasons at at the spa, the splendid foursome shares the same tastes, the same desires, and the same elegantly perfect lives. But in a series of startling time and perspective shifts, we learn, little by little, just how far short of perfection their lives really were.
DVD Verdict: 'The Good Soldier' is somewhat, as they say, of a nice quiet British TV film, previously shown on Masterpiece Theater back in 1983. Starring the great late (and great, in my eyes) Jeremy "Sherlock Holmes" Brett (indeed, just before taking over and becoming one of the best Sherlock Holmes there ever was!) and Robin Ellis (who herself had just had done 'Curse of King Tut’s Tomb' with Tom Baker ... and oddly enough John Ratzenberger from “Cheers” fame!) this is a well-done movie dealing with trans-continental friendship and highs and lows in their own relationships in the 1920’s. Jeremy Brett’s performance is worth the cost of the disc alone! A nice movie for your Masterpiece Theater Collection. This one-disc event includes a biography on the author Ford Madox Ford and cast filmographies. The picture quality is great and the entire film runs at approximately 104 minutes. Buy it today ... you just won't be disappointed, I promise! This is a Full Screen Presentation (4:3) and comes with the Special Features of:
Ford Madox Ford bio