Greta Scacchi in the original "White Mischief" is no doubt the most beautiful woman to have ever graced the screen in any movie role whatever. It is the combination of her Germanic beauty, her Italian heritage equally and the innocent idealism it brings to the core and then the supreme results from "finishing school" in her supreme use of the English language. She should have been Princess in a kingdom of her own, no doubt.
As to why they threw the movie into the recycling bin rather than release it on DVD into the North American market is anyone's guess. I suspect that professional jealousy was no doubt at the heart of the matter, in any event this was the most indefensible decision ever taken in Hollywood, I cannot guess what the shareholders would do if they ever found out that such vagaries of discretion in the wanton waste of resources, the greatest talent and stewardship of our common heritage and cultural property as it were could possibly exist! Who could live with it I ask!
Well, here you have it. enjoy! (DVd quality all the way - 320k audio, 1000kb bitrate video at full 720 X 576 DivX author output). Selectable German subtitles if desired. (Of course, use your remote control as normal to turn them on).
(There is a two minute clip of extras from the DVD that's available in Germany, added to this movie file at the end). To get it all and whatever other benefits may accrue will only cost you a fifty in total perhaps, as it did us to get this purchase we made from a seller on ebay recently).
That said, it is our intention to post full DVDs at much greatly reduced size (by cutting out blataed file size and supplementary data) in an "all region format"
1) White mischief (Greta Scacchi)
2) Remains of the day (incl English, French German Italian Spanish)
and with a somewhat zoomed in screen - just a bit of an improvement over the DVD as originally formatted.
3) Der Pianist (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian audio combined)
4) Last days of Disco
5) Victor Victoria English french German Spanish
6) The Godfather I English Italian
These are carefully chosen to ensure that no one missed out n a discontinued DVD from the store shelves, or the fix of an incompetently formatted one, or to have sat out our DivX offerings for want of the chapter selectivity on the remote and the desire for just the perfect copy given a dedication to the material in question. For my own part, I think DivX is superior, and simply needs to have a feature added to select chapters as through it were a DVD. Other than that,its a much more efficient way to go, however the titles I mention are ones we want everyone to have, with no excuse whatever for having not taken any of our offers.