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A Listmania! list by Mr. P. E. A. Mcarthur "PyroTyger" (Grimsby, UK)
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Star Cops: The Complete Series [DVD] [1987]
1.  Star Cops: The Complete Series [DVD] [1987] DVD ~ David Calder
The list author says:
  "The worst-produced, best-scripted English sci-fi film noir ever made. Some truly awful elements, but some absolute gold. You'll never forget it..."
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Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels)
2.  Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "A gritty detective story in a dark comic fantasy world...? Sam Vimes is the best character Pratchett ever created. Where have you BEEN???"
£5.96   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Men at Arms: A Discworld Novel: 14
3.  Men at Arms: A Discworld Novel: 14 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "The second in Pratchett's "Guards" arc, and if you're not hooked on Vimes by now, you never will be..."
£5.46   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

The Big Over Easy: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division (Nursery crimes)
4.  The Big Over Easy: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division (Nursery crimes) by Jasper Fforde
The list author says:
  "Dark, funny, immensely clever and deeply bizarre. I guarantee you'll be hooked."
£10.90   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blade Runner (Remastered Directors Cut)
5.  Blade Runner (Remastered Directors Cut) DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "Sci-fi homage to Film Noir; well-paced, haunting, unforgettable."
£4.28   Used & New from: £0.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (585 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Brick [DVD]
6.  Brick [DVD] DVD ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The list author says:
  "Debut on a shoestring, gritty detective story set around high-school. This is NOT for kids, and it will leave a mark."
£4.93   Used & New from: £0.43
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [DVD]
7.  Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [DVD] DVD ~ Steve Martin
The list author says:
  "Excellent parody pastiche of all the classics, from way back when Steve Martin was funny. Full of classic clips, so "Name That Film"."
£7.89   Used & New from: £1.32
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

L.A. Confidential [1997] [DVD]
8.  L.A. Confidential [1997] [DVD] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "In spite of the big names, big budget and strong attempt at honest homage... this turns out to be a very good film!"
£6.01   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Heat [DVD] [1995]
9.  Heat [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "If action's more your thing, this is a pretty good place to start."
£3.93   Used & New from: £0.22
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Infernal Affairs - the Trilogy [DVD]
10.  Infernal Affairs - the Trilogy [DVD] DVD ~ Andy Lau
The list author says:
  "This (these?) excellent asian production is fast, tense and pretty."
£13.06   Used & New from: £4.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Departed (2006) [DVD]
11.  The Departed (2006) [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "This remake of Infernal Affiars is the only western remake of an eastern film ever to impress me. But then, look at the cast."
£3.80   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Strange Days [DVD] [1996]
12.  Strange Days [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Ralph Fiennes
The list author says:
  "Past-its-date sci-if, but still the best kind of gritty thriller and more engaging & substantial than all the Basic Instincts of the world combined."
£4.99   Used & New from: £1.92
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sin City Volume 4: Sin City, 4. That Yellow Bastard: That Yellow Bastard Bk. 4 (Sin City (Dark Horse))
13.  Sin City Volume 4: Sin City, 4. That Yellow Bastard: That Yellow Bastard Bk. 4 (Sin City (Dark Horse)) by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "Frank Miller's graphic novels are all masterpieces, but this one sticks in your mind like a bloodstain."
£11.19   Used & New from: £2.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sin City - Extended Edition [2005] (Region 1) (NTSC) [DVD]
14.  Sin City - Extended Edition [2005] (Region 1) (NTSC) [DVD] DVD ~ Mickey Rourke
The list author says:
  "A faithful screening of some of the best graphic novels ever written, and one of the most visually gripping you'll ever see."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [DVD] [2005]
15.  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Robert Downey Jr
The list author says:
  "Hey, if you can forgive it for being VERY funny, you'll find a pretty good story. And Robert Downey Jr singing an amazing closing piece."
£2.75   Used & New from: £0.09
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006]
16.  A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Keanu Reeves
The list author says:
  "Never considered this Philip K Dick novel to be Film Noir until I saw the film. Beautiful animation, and the first time Keanu's acted since Bill & Ted. Worth a look."
£2.75   Used & New from: £0.10
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 1st GIG - Complete Box Set [DVD]
17.  Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex - SAC 1st GIG - Complete Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Masamune Shirow
The list author says:
  "The first film felt unfinished to many - this 12hr series should satisfy! In turns frenetic, philosophical and beautiful; if you only ever buy one animated sci-fi detective series... well, y'know."
£21.50   Used & New from: £14.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Dark City [DVD] [1998]
18.  Dark City [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Rufus Sewell
The list author says:
  "Odd, creepy, thrilling. If you liked City of Lost Children (and if not, you haven't seen it), then this might be for you."
£14.13   Used & New from: £1.05
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Max Payne
19.  Max Payne by Rockstar
The list author says:
  "One of the only FPS games ever to grip you with a story. Truly unique (except there's a sequel), and not to be missed if you're a gamer."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Cowboy Bebop Collection Box 1 [DVD]
20.  Cowboy Bebop Collection Box 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Shinichirô Watanabe
The list author says:
  "Ghost In The Shell a little too serious? How about bounty hunters in space? Firefly meet Aeon Flux."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [DVD] [1988]
21.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Special Edition) [DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Bob Hoskins
The list author says:
  "A fun one for the family. Bob Hoskins is the worlds most underrated actor (don't argue until you've watched Mona Lisa), and Jessica Rabbit still makes boys squirm. Classic stuff!"
£3.22   Used & New from: £0.56
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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