Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Tuesday 10th December 2019 - 07:22:52

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Entertainment > Television > Children of the Stones review

« Earth - The Power of the Planet reviewEarth - The Power of the PlanetNational Geographic : Mega Structures - Mega Movers reviewNational Geographic : Mega Structures - Mega Movers »

Score: 8.3/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 2315 - Children of the Stones
Type of Show: Classic Sci-Fi Series

Children of the Stones
Price:
$24.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
September

Children of the Stones product reviews

All is not as it should be in Milbury, a sleepy English village surrounded by a megalithic stone circle. Astrophysicist Adam Brake and his teenage son, Matthew, arrive to research the standing stones, but end up delving into the past in ways they never expected.

What are the secrets of the ancient stones? What power does the druid-inspired Rafael Hendrick have over the village's trancelike "happy ones"? And is it true that "nobody ever leaves the circle"?

An air of menace pervades this sci-fi thriller, enhanced by a haunting, chanted vocal score. Filmed on location at the Avebury stone circle, older than nearby Stonehenge, each episode builds relentlessly to a harrowing climax in what becomes, literally, a race against time.

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
black hole   druid   dvd   freddie jones   gareth thomas   iain cuthbertson   monolithic stones   stone circle
Other listings you may be interested in:
A Doll's HouseA Doll's House
Rating: 7.1
Auckland Zoological ParkAuckland Zoological Park
Rating: 8.8
Steptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth SeriesSteptoe & Son - The Complete Eighth Series
Rating: 9.8
Naked Science - Surviving Nature's FuryNaked Science - Surviving Nature's Fury
Rating: 9.8
The Gruen TransferThe Gruen Transfer
Rating: 9.3
Clarkson Classic CollectionClarkson Classic Collection
Rating: 9.3
The Wiggles - Go BananasThe Wiggles - Go Bananas
Rating: 8.1
Carl Barron - A One-ended StickCarl Barron - A One-ended Stick
Rating: 9.8
The Wiggles: Emma's Bowtiful DayThe Wiggles: Emma's Bowtiful Day
Rating: 10.0
DaredevilDaredevil
Rating: 9.8
The Mentalist: Seventh and final seasonThe Mentalist: Seventh and final season
Rating: 9.8
Gotham: Season 1Gotham: Season 1
Rating: 9.5
Billy T Jams 2018Billy T Jams 2018
Rating: 9.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of vivid

Review by: vivid (Matt)
Dated: 18th of October, 2009

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 8.3/10
Storyline:
Score 8 out of 10
Actors / Animation:
Score 9 out of 10
Soundtrack:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

This is another classic sci-fi series that I enjoyed in my youth. Originally filmed back in the late 70's, this DVD brings back some great memories of actors I recall from days when special effects on TV were a far cry from the nearly-realistic ones demanded by today's youth. Back then, blue-screening was cutting-edge, more art than effect, but it still beat out old Harryhausen's stop-motion efforts that began the journey into the realistically-unreal we so enjoy today.
The plot of this series is a little weak in places, especially by today's standards, but it still holds magic for those of us who can recall watching Niel Armstrong taking that world-shaking step. For today's youth, it will be, at best a humourous way to pass time with the grandparents, and at worst an utter yawn-fest, unless of course they have inherited the ability to appreciate something when taken in the context of it's origins.
For a sci-fi thriller series filmed back in the 70's this is actually a pretty good show, with tense moments, epiphanies, side-tracks and red herrings galore. Just the sort of thing to keep the winter chills at bay, when mixed with a dram or two and a cosy blanket.
All in all, I loved watching this again. Sure, it's a little flat by today's standards, but you must keep in mind it was made over 30 years ago and as such should be treated as an honoured elder, visiting us once more. It was especially good to once again see Freddie Jones on the screen. Last time I saw him was in Dune as Thufir Hawat, sharing the screen with one of my favourite Shakesperian thespians, Patrick Stewart.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Entertainment'...

Score: 8.8
Product reviews for listing 1743: The Magic Circus of Samoa -  Performed by The Magic Cirucs of Samoa

Product image for The Magic Circus of SamoaAfter two very successful tours to the Auckland and Wellington regions in 2006 and 2007, the Magic Circus of Samoa is expanding its 2008 tour to perform in seven North Island venues between February 15 and May 18. Starting in Hastings/Napier, the tour will then visit Porirua, Hutt City, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Hamilton & Manukau City.

"The excitement and fun-filled magic circus is the most entertaining family show to tour New ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream