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The Untouchables [DVD] [1987]
The Untouchables [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £10.12

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of DePalma's best, 19 Sept. 2004
The Untouchables was originally released in the UK three years ago on a disc without significant extra features.
This new Collectors Edition adds some featurettes but isn't otherwise particularly distinguished.
There are 5 featurettes on the disc. They are pretty interesting but predictable all the same.
"Script" and "Cast" running at about 15 minutes each deal with...what did you expect...the script and cast.
"Production Stories" is better with more recent interviews from the Director himself.
"Re-inventing the Genre" deals mainly with the deaths on screen and the border scene, but good all the same.
Then there's the Trailers to beef it up.
Lastly "The Untouchables" still remains one of my favorite films, and one of Connery's standout performances. It also contains one of film's most memorable shoot-out's. (The train station near the end), priceless!
Its a gangster flick and it's violent; pretty much everytime Pacino is on screen he looks unpredictable.
A classic, but I don't know if the extras are strong enough to warrant updating your current version.

Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Limited Edition) [DVD]
Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Limited Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Oasis
Price: £16.07

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock 'N' Roll DVD..., 19 Sept. 2004
10 years has certainly gone quick hasn't it eh? And how better to celebrate it than with a DVD release of the best album of that particular year.
When you pop Disc 1 into your DVD player the album starts playing straightaway.
You now have the interactive options at your fingertips.
All you have to decide is whether to push "UP", "DOWN", "LEFT" or "RIGHT" on your DVD remote.
You will then be treated to either documentary, live or video for that particular track.
Or if you want press "MENU" and you can choose what to view individually.
Also for certain videos you can select "ANGLE", and be treated to another version (promo).
If I may suggest something, I would put the disc in and press "UP" and watch the "documentary" all the way through. (much easier, and flows better.
"Disc Two" involves a number of featurettes, but can be viewed continuously if need be.
I loved this DVD as you can listen to the album as a kind of Bootleg album as well if you so wished.
Anyway here is the tracklisting if you're interested.
1. Rock 'N' Roll Star (from 'Top Of The Pops', September 1994)
2. Shakermaker from ('Naked City', June 1994)
3. Live Forever (from Glastonbury, June 1994)
4. Up In The Sky (from Chicago Metro, October 1994)
5. Columbia (from Hammersmith Palais, December 1994)
6. Supersonic (from 'The Word', March 1994)
7. Bring It On Down (from Gleneagles, February 1994)
8. Cigarettes And Alcohol (from Southampton Guildhall, November 1994)
9. Digsy's Dinner (from Buckley Tivoli, August 1994)
10. Slide Away (from New York Wetlands, July 1994)
11. Married With Children (from Los Angeles Whiskey A Go Go, September 1994)
12. Sad Song (from 'Later With Jools Holland', December 1994)
The featurettes on the second disc could have been longer but this is not the story of oasis after all, just their debut album. The main interviewee here is Noel, in fact Liam is not on here that much but he only grunts when asked questions anyway. His singing is what he does best anyway.
The group re-visit the shoot where Definitely Maybe was photographed, the booklet is nice work as is the sleeve.
A must for all Oasis fans.

Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
by Charlie Gardner
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yellow Submarine - The Book, 19 Sept. 2004
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This review is from: Yellow Submarine (Hardcover)
"Pepperland 80,000 leagues beneath the sea it lay.... The book begins.
Probably the most colourful book you'll ever buy in your life I'd say. Every page is layered with it just like the film you remember...
The book zips along at a nice pace. Within a couple of pages Captain Fred is in the submarine and over the streets of Liverpool. We then meet Ringo, quickly meet John, George & Paul. Through the Sea of Monsters and then meet Jeremy.
Through the Sea of Holes and then back to Pepperland to battle against the meanies with songs.
My two kids loved the original film and they both like the book now. Okay so I am a Beatles fan who has instilled it on to his little ones, but what Beatles fan hasn't eh?
Either way it's still a great book, adults and children alike.

The Lost Boys (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1987]
The Lost Boys (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Jason Patric
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.61

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another 80's clasic re-visited, 19 Sept. 2004
bought this from the states but now that amazon have reduced there £25 super saver delivery to £19 I can see me buying even more DVD's from them so kudos to them for that.
ok here are the specs in full :-
Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
The Lost Boys: A Retrospective with Joel Schumacher, Richard Donner, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Jamison Newlander, Greg Cannom, Edward Herrmann & Michael Chapman
Inside the Vampire's Cave
A Director's Vision
Comedy vs. Horror
Fresh Blood: A New Look at Vampires
The Lost Boys Sequel?
Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannom, Oscar® winning make-up artist
The Vampire's Photo Gallery
The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers
Haimster & Feldog: The Story of the 2 Coreys
Multi-Angle Video Commentary with Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
The Lost Scenes - Deleted scenes
Lost In the Shadows by Lou Gramm, Music Video
Theatrical trailer
I had to say i enjoyed the hell out of seeing the Corey's how they are today. I wish there were more music videos on this set though as I loved this soundtrack so much, all the INXS tracks etc, People Are Strange but I guess if they were'nt released as singles then there you go :-(
The Special Effects documentary was good. The pain Kiefer went through with his contact lenses and the amount of dummies they used surprised me to say the least.
The deleted scenes section is plentiful and I think could have been brushed up and many of them added to the film itself. Anyway, they are viewed in chronological order so you know where you are. Well worth a look.
The "Photo Gallery" is also pretty decent. Each one is flashed up quickly so you don't get bored.
And lastly there's the film itself. Looks great, sounds great in Dolby 5.1 Sound. About time it got a Special Edition. Great release by Warner.

The Shawshank Redemption (3 Disc Special Edition Box Set) [1995] [DVD]
The Shawshank Redemption (3 Disc Special Edition Box Set) [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tim Robbins
Price: £14.94

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pure genius, 19 Sept. 2004
here are all the main features for this classic in full
Disc One - Main Feature
Audio Commentary by director Frank Darabont
Audio Description track
English HOH subtitles
Theatrical Trailer
Memorable Quotes
Disc Two - Bonus Features
Hope Springs Eternal - A look back at Shawshank Redemption (31mins)
Shawshank The Redeeming Feature - Mark Kermode hosted C4 documentary (48mins, Anamorphic Widescreen)
The Charlie Rose Show with Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman (2004 US Broadcast, 42mins)
Shawshank Stills Gallery: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Supporting Cast, Tim and Morgan (5mins)
Shawshank Storyboards (5:25mins)
Disc Three - Bonus Features -
Extended sessions from the interviews featured in the Shawshank The Redeeming Feature documentary, the vintage making-of-featurette and theatrical trailer
Tim Robbins complete interview (Andy Dufresne, Inmate 37927) (27:21mins)
Morgan Freeman interview (Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding) (20:54mins)
Bob Gunton interview (Warden Samuel Norton) (37:45mins)
William Sadler interview (Heyward, Inmate 32365) (32:24mins)
Clancy Brown interview (Capt. Byron Hadley) (15:41mins)
Behind-the-scenes (9:23mins)
Theatrical Trailer (Full Screen)
if you don't have this one in your collection you should have as it is absolutely essential viewing. I already own the original release but I'm stil getting this!
"get busy living...get busy buying I say"

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of the Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Art of the Two Towers
by Gary Russell
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for LOTR fans. who wanna dig deeper., 20 Mar. 2003
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Carrying on from the first book Art of The Fellowship, this does not fall short of the mark. Straightaway the first chapter deals with drawings of Zirak-zigil (just like the beginning of the film itself in a way), with sketches of Khazad-Dum and missing from the last book the beloved BALROG. What i liked also about this book was the inclusion of "Digital Artwork", as well as pencil sketches etc. Theres some interesting sketches of how Treebeard might have looked and Gollum. Theres everything "Digital Shading, Sculpting, Maquettes, Digital Designs". The greatest section for myself was "Helms Deep". All the Army Costume Designs, The Outer Wall sketches. It also gave you more insight into the Glittering Caves as well. Anyway I am rambling just buy the book its great. 5 stars.

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