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Diana – Queen Of Hearts (British Documentary/Biography)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Film: B



So much has been said about Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales that you’d think you had heard it all, but a new movement is underway to assure her legacy of a positive, progressive future with less starvation, hatred and war.  The circumstances of her death are ever-questionable, but Diana – Queen Of Hearts (2007) from filmmaker Jenny De Yong is a very smart, rich look at her life and triumphs that are just starting to pay dividends.


For all that has been said and done about her life, this is one of the best programs of its kind and a great flipside to the hit film The Queen (reviewed elsewhere on this site) to show you why more explicitly people and fans reacted to her death the way they did.  Running about 90 minutes, it is a never-boring trip through her life cut far too short.  When you take all the sentimentality and illicit appeals to pity away, there is a strong story here and this is one of the best takes to date on that life.  Don’t miss it.


The 1.33 X 1 image was shot in low-def digital video, with all kinds of stills and analog video added to tell the story.  Editing is good.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple with no surrounds, but is pretty clean and clear throughout despite the various sources.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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