Dangerous Romance Double Feature: Brief Encounter/The Tamarind Seed [DVD]

  • SKU: 21977141
  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.0 (2)
The flames of passion burn bright in Brief Encounter and The Tamarind Seed.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)


Brief Encounter
Ignoring the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," producer Carlo Ponti mounted a TV remake of the 1945 British masterpiece Brief Encounter. Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with an equally married man (Richard Burton). Throughout their relationship, Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately, they sacrifice their potential happiness in favor of "the right thing." John Bowne based his script on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Tamarind Seed
Blake Edwards's stylish direction bolsters this Cold War romance starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Andrews plays Judith Farrow, a British civil service functionary who meets dashing Russian agent Feodor Sverdlov (Omar Sharif) under the romantic skies of the Caribbean. The Caribbean breezes work their magic and soon Judith is head-over-heels in love with Feodor. Feodor then tries to enlist Judith to become an agent for the Soviet Union. But after Judith is warned by the British government to stay away from him, Feodor decides that he'd rather have her than the Soviet Union. However, a kink is thrown into their love affair when an undercover Russian secret agent, posing as a British agent, decides to eradicate the two lovers. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sophia Loren
    Sophia Loren - Anna Jesson
  • Richard Burton
    Richard Burton - Alec Harvey
  • Jack Hedley
    Jack Hedley - Graham Jesson
  • Rosemary Leach
    Rosemary Leach - Mrs. Gaines
  • Ann Firbank
    Ann Firbank - Melanie Harvey

Overall Customer Rating

4 out of 54.0
2 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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