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Rollyb



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's amazing what treasures you can find when you are spring cleaning....
I found an old VHS tape I made of Catherine the Great when it appeared on the History Channel a few years ago. I didn't realize when I was taping it, that it was a more complete version of the series which originally aired on A&E. There were some scenes on there I had never seen before....
Of course, leave it to A&E to do a hatchet job on the darn thing!!!
Unfortunately, this tape is not the greatest since my old VCR was well on it's way to electronic oblivion...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm putting up caps that include the German Version of Catherine the Great.























































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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Down East wrote:
I'm putting up caps that I took specifically from the German Version of Catherine the Great. I had them up at the old library.


You can never have too many caps! I have some nice ones from Elsa Frohman I can add.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the screencaps, they're lovely drool !

This is one of my favorite Paul roles, I think it's the brown curls. Thanks to Estelle I got to watch the entire mini-series...in German, but I loved every minute of it. Only understand a few words, like Grisha and Potemkin, you know, the important ones! Wink

I did notice that Catherine Zeta-Jones had something on her upper lip and in some scenes it looks like she has a five o'clock shadow. Shocked And if you watch it in fast forward, it's hysterical to watch her bosom heave up & down. One might need some dramamine (motion sickness drug)! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PiscesSiren wrote:
This is one of my favorite Paul roles, I think it's the brown curls.


Oh, those curls. They alone are an excellent reason to abolish powdered wigs (I watched this with a friend a few days ago, for the first time, and we were both saying "Can we ditch the wig, please?").

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Thanks to Estelle I got to watch the entire mini-series...in German, but I loved every minute of it.


You haven't been able to find the US DVD? I got it from Netflix without any trouble.

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And if you watch it in fast forward, it's hysterical to watch her bosom heave up & down. One might need some dramamine (motion sickness drug)! Wink


Oh, damn, I wish we'd have known that before we sent the disc back! That would've been hilarious!!

You know, my gripe about this movie is that almost every character is really only one-dimensional. The only character I found interesting and well-developed at all, all bias aside, was Potemkin. It really seemed like a waste of folks like Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed, and John Rhys-Davies. (Though, being a fan of Richardson's House of Cards trilogy, I couldn't help but think he was playing Francis Urquhart's Russian ancestor.) And it just seemed like it ended rather abruptly, too. I think this will be one of those DVDs I end up owning for the "good parts" and will make liberal use of the fast-forward button through the rest.
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PiscesSiren



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You haven't been able to find the US DVD? I got it from Netflix without any trouble.


Thanks Saphira, I have that one already.

The Region 1 DVD is 100 minutes long, but the German Region 2 DVD is 180 minutes long! Believe me, even in German, it makes a little more sense. They hacked up the American version and some good stuff (with Mark) is missing! Oh, did I mention there were more brown curls scene???

I agree with you that there was a waste of so many talented people in this, but it has become my guilty pleasure to watch. Plus, how can I totally snark on something that features three out of the four McGann Brothers! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Though Catherine Zeta-Jones is much funnier in German and in fast forward. Great clothes & jewelry, too.
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Saphira



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PiscesSiren wrote:
The Region 1 DVD is 100 minutes long, but the German Region 2 DVD is 180 minutes long! Believe me, even in German, it makes a little more sense. They hacked up the American version and some good stuff (with Mark) is missing! Oh, did I mention there were more brown curls scene???


Wow! I did not know this! Clearly, I need to get my hands on the German disc! Wink

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I agree with you that there was a waste of so many talented people in this, but it has become my guilty pleasure to watch.


I have absolutely no trouble believing that! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God! I would love to have the German disc! 80 extra minutes!
*sigh* In the last cap, his hair is so lovely, sort of like it was in
Nice Town. Very Happy

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PINCH WOMAN! i would so love to pinch his tush! Laughing


God! I agree! The temptation drives me crazy! I sometimes think
that's it's a good thing, we fangirls do NOT have Voodoo dolls! With
scenes like that one and the "wood-gathering" one in "If I Had You',
he'd have fangirls pinching him incessantly. Poor Paul would the
sorest tush in the universe! Wink Wink

Catherine ( it's half one in the morning, and I'm a bit weird!)
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Akka



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again my simply comment: *THUD* for this movie! drool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a few more.








































































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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a few more. As you can see they are randomly sorted out. Twisted Evil



























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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a copy of what's on the first page after the broken links. Thought I'd just put them all on the same page.




















































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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I needed these today. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A *thud* and a *drool* from me, too! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks !!! I think I'm going to need a bathtub for all my drooling... Laughing
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