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A few words about...™ Mr Selfridge -- in Blu-ray

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#1 of 2 Robert Harris

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Posted May 12 2013 - 09:10 AM

The PBS series Mr Selfridge, notably supported by Ralph Lauren and Viking River Cruises is an interesting 8 hours that one might spend with a beautiful Blu-ray set.

 

Very much a vehicle for the series' producer Jeremy Piven, it is the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, an American-born, British retail magnate.  Beautifully produced, with requisite period (1908-10) detail, the series covers Selfridge's rise to power, along with his interesting, and also problematic social life.

 

While it took me time to warm up to Mr. Piven as Selfridge, it all worked out, as a bit of nuance came to the fore.

 

Shot with an Arri Alexa and finished in HD, the series is a beautiful example of what can be done for broadcast, using data as a starting point, and seamlessly blending in the requisite effects work.

 

Can't wait to see where this is going in the second season as things in Selfridge's life take a nice rise, and then at the end of WWI, a down-turn.

 

Quality entertainment, along with a bit of history, and a superb Blu-ray offering from PBS.

 

Recommended.

 

RAH


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#2 of 2 Andrew Budgell

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Posted May 13 2013 - 10:51 AM

I saw last night's episode, which was my first. I'll have to pick up the Blu-ray to see what I've missed!

Thanks for the review, Mr. Harris.







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