John Lennon - The Messenger DVD just £1.96 Delivered @ uWish  (RRP: £15.99)  + 6% Quidco

John Lennon - The Messenger DVD just £1.96 Delivered @ uWish (RRP: £15.99) + 6% Quidco

Found 10th Sep 2008
Just found this on uWish which is a cracker of a deal. Cant see that is been posted before so here goes.

The next best price i can see for this is £11.45 from Blah DVD.

For £1.96 delivered its a great deal. Remember the 6% quidco you can get also.

Documentary looking at the life and work of John Lennon. Includes material on Lennon's roots, the people who influenced him, and his success in bringing a message of peace and love to the world. Also features footage of his famous 'bed-in' with Yoko Ono.


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Original Poster Review
A collection of Lennon interview footage comprising a DVD, audio CD and 32-page "super colour" booklet, John Lennon: The Messenger is rather optimistically billed as the "Essential John Lennon", an impression the makers hope to consolidate through imperiously smart packaging. Be sure to read the small print on the back, however. This is an unofficial programme and as such does not contain any music or performances by either the Beatles or John Lennon. Where music does occur, it's in the form of Beatles-esque jingle-jangle courtesy of the splendidly named Dennis Pugsley and the Overtures.

One has to sympathise with the strictures imposed on those attempting an independent take on the Beatles' jealously guarded legacy. However, the crass opening to this programme--featuring a clip of Lennon explaining how safe he feels in New York, followed by a burst of shotgun fire to simulate his 1980 assassination--instantly forfeits any goodwill. Swaying back and forth in time from new footage surrounding his murder, to mid-60s Beatlemania, to Lennon explaining why he sent back his MBE, to footage of John and Yoko's "Peace and Love Bed-in", the programme feels like it has yet to go through any sort of editing process, and has been spliced together randomly from bits of available interview tape and old TV excerpts. There's no attempt to place Lennon or his utterings in any sort of context. In retrospective, his pacifist stunts and proclamations seem at once naive and ill-expressed, yet also extraordinary and inspirational compared to the inertia of subsequent rock celebs. However, these are conclusions you have to come to for yourself after rummaging through the rough ramblings here.

On the DVD: John Lennon: The Messenger consists of cobbled-together decades-old interview material that hardly benefits from DVD presentation. There are "bonus" text-only biography and discographies, as well as an additional audio CD thrown together as haphazardly as the DVD from sundry old Beatles/Lennon interviews, in which you're left to figure out for yourself where they are and what they are talking about. --David Stubbs

Nice spot but - Availability - awaiting stock

Original Poster


Nice spot but - Availability - awaiting stock

Thats strange, when i posted it about 10 mins ago it said limited stock... suppose they must have only had one or two left.

No bother, just letting users know..:thumbsup:
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