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Hawaii Five-O - Season 4 [DVD]
Hawaii Five-O - Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alex O'Loughlin
Price: £24.40

7 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Blu Ray U.K release again.!, 23 Aug 2014
This is disgraceful.! The incredible beauty of O`ahu and the Hawai`ian Islands can only be truly appreciated on the superior quality of Blu Ray picture. After enjoying watching Season 1 and Season 2 on Blu Ray. It was very disappointing that Season 3 was only available on DVD in the U.K . Why.? . Yet even after an avalanche of British customer complaints. Season 4 is unbelievably again only available in DVD format here. There is no acceptable excuse for ths from the manufacturers. The DVD format is so poor in comparison it is not worth buying. True fans of the show should refuse to purchase the DVD, and wait until the Blu Ray is eventually released. That is the only way the production studio will ever get the message. That U.K customers are not second class customers, compared to their U.S customers. Which is the fact at present.
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War Between Men & Women [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
War Between Men & Women [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Herb Edelman
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £10.02

1.0 out of 5 stars NOT a comedy., 7 Jun 2014
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As a true Jack Lemmon (1960`s/ early 1970`s) U.S comedy movie fan, He has some fantastic titles to choose from.
I must have all of these movies now that heve been released on DVD to date. I ordered this movie expecting another amusing comedy.
What a huge disappointment, when I watched it. This is NOT a comedy, (so not amusing at all). It is a drama.
A famous cartoonist is going totally blind so soon will not be able to work anymore. He meets and starts dating a divorcee with troubled young children. .Her x-husband turns up after neglecting his children for years. And the cartoonist has to decide whether he wants to marry and take on stepchildren. When he does not like commitment or children.
As a drama the story is poor and frankly at times boring.
It`s the worst Jack Lemmon 1960`s movie I've seen. Would definitely not of bothered adding to collection if had seen it first.


Keola Beamer & Raiatea
Keola Beamer & Raiatea
Price: £24.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raiatea is Sublime., 9 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Keola Beamer & Raiatea (Audio CD)
Raiatea Helm is one of the most popular recording artists in Hawai`i.
She is the multi winner of the Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards for her CDs.
She has an amazing talent. Her voice is pure, clear, sublime.
Her CDs " Far Away Heaven" (5 Stars), "Sweet & Lovely" (5 Stars),
"Hawai`ian Blossom" (5 Stars) and "Sea of Love" (5 Stars) were all hugh sellers.

"Keola Beamer & Raiatea" (5 Stars) is her first duo CD.
The usual up beat lovely traditional hula mele accompanied by steel guitar on her previous CDs,
is replaced by some classy original contemporary Hawai`ian songs, and some English songs which
are now sung in the gorgeous Hawai`ian language.
Her singing is exquisite. "I Kilohi Alai" is absolutley beautiful.!
The pace is much slower accompanied by slack key guitar. Keola Beamer`s playing is superb.
My only criticism is that Raiatea`s voice is so astoundingly beautiful, that I would of
prefered to hear her solo singing on every track. With Keola just musically accompanying her.
Still it is a lovely Hawai`ian music CD. Very Recommended.


Aumakua
Aumakua
Price: £23.71

3.0 out of 5 stars Too many English cover songs., 8 Feb 2013
This review is from: Aumakua (Audio CD)
Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom is a beautiful falsetto singer from Maui.
Infact one of my favourite Hawai`ian singers. So it is extremely
rare that I am writing a negative review about one of her CD releases.
Her CDs "Generation Hawai`i" (5 Stars), "Pu`uhonua" (5 Stars),
"Hawai`ian Tradition" (5 Stars) and "Contemporary Hawai`ian" (5 Stars).
I would highly recommend to anyone who loved Hawai`i and gorgeous
Hawai`ian Contemporary, Hawai`ian traditional hula mele and tropical
Hawai`ian/English hapa haole songs.

But "`Aumaka" CD (3 Stars) is very disappointing as it just has too
many old English song covers on it.
When Hawai`ian artists are low on their own contemporary Hawai`ian
songs or traditional hula mele they sometimes use old English song
covers as fillers. But this ruins the overall feel of an Hawai`ian music CD.
True Hawai`ian music fans buy Hawai`ian music CDs to hear Hawai`ian music.
NOT covers of boring old English songs.
Save them for an exclusively English covers CD.
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Hula 2
Hula 2
Price: £13.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Classy Hula., 7 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Hula 2 (Audio CD)
Robert Cazimero has won over 20 Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards over his career.
But "Hula" is by far his best work ever.
As the kumu hula of "Na Kamalei" on O`ahu. His love for Hula is incredibly clear.
This CD is traditional hula mele and hapa haole songs is performed to perfection. The CD is Sublime.!
His voice is very distinctive, warm and classy. His piano playing is superb, the
only musical accompaniment needed.
If you love Hawai`i and traditional hula mele, this is extremely recommended. A must buy.

"Hula 2" is his latest CD follow up. Again more beautiful hula mele.
Although the majority of this CD is a continuation of "Hula" with just his perfect piano accompaniment.
The last hapa haole song is recorded with an orchestra. It would of been even better just sticking with
the basic piano accompaniment throughout the entire CD.
If you enjoyed the first CD "Hula", it is still recommended.


Hula
Hula
Price: £23.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime.!, 7 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Hula (Audio CD)
Robert Cazimero has won over 20 Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards over his career.
But "Hula" is by far his best work ever.
As the kumu hula of "Na Kamalei" on O`ahu. His love for Hula is incredibly clear.
This CD is traditional hula mele and hapa haole songs performed to perfection. The CD is Sublime.!
His voice is very distinctive, warm and classy. His piano playing is superb, the only
musical accompaniment needed.
If you love Hawai`i and traditional hula mele, this is extremely recommended. A must buy.


Bridge Between Generations
Bridge Between Generations
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful.!, 6 Feb 2013
Darlene Ahuna is a fantastic ambassador for the very best in Hawai`ian music.
She is not surprisingly a multi award winner of the Na Hoko Hanohano music awards.
What I especially love about her CDs is her excellent choice in songs.
Popular traditional hula mele taking you back to a by gone era. Her music is so
relaxing you can almost hear the swaying palm fronds in the tropical breeze.
If you've not heard her music before. I recommend you start with her two bests CDs to date.
"Bridge Between Generations" released in 2004.
Beautiful traditional hula mele and hapa haole songs sung in lovely warm falsetto tones with
the perfect accompaniment of gorgeous steel guitar and ukulele. This is Paradise. The Hawai`ian Islands.

"Classic Hula" released in 2005. Continues the superb selection of traditional
hula mele and hapa haole songs. Again flawless singing with the accompaniment of dreamy steel guitar and ukulele.
If you love Hawai`i then I cannot recommend these two CDs enough. Both must buys.

After these if you want to add to your Darlene Ahuna CD collection.
I recommend her latest to date CD. "Aloha Pumehana" released in 2009.
There is a slower change in pace to the traditional hula mele with a more basic accompaniment
of guitar and piano. Still a lovely CD. And definitely recommended.


'Ori tahiti : La danse à Tahiti
'Ori tahiti : La danse à Tahiti
by Marion Fayn
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Tiny Booklet., 30 Oct 2011
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This is a tiny paperback booklet. It covers Tahitian `Ori dancing. (Aparima and Ote`a).
Obviously published in French, it unfortunately has no English translations.
With English translations it would of been a far bigger seller.
The colourful photographs are mainly taken from the Heiva I Tahiti yearly dance festival in Papeete, Tahiti.
Books on Tahitian dance are almost none existent to buy outside of Tahiti (French Polynesia.)
The only very few titles available in Europe and the U.S. to buy are not that great.
So if you love the beautiful joyous sensuous dance of Tahiti and the fantastic costumes then the only available books here are better than nothing.
This is a nice little booklet. But not really worth the £10.00+ price.


Sea of Love
Sea of Love
Price: £13.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Nostalgia., 30 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Sea of Love (Audio CD)
Raiatea Helm is one of the most popular recording artists in Hawai`i.
She is the multi award winner of the prestigious Na Hanohano Hawai`ian music awards for her CDs.
She has an amazing talent. Her voice is incredible.! Pure, clear and sublime.
Her first CD release "Far away Heaven" (5 Stars) shot her to fame in Hawai`i and across the World.
This is a fantastic CD of stunning traditional hula mele. Accompanied by Hawai`i`s best musicians.
When listening to this gorgeous tropical music you are transported to Paradise. The Hawai`ian Islands.
If you love Hawai`i and want to hear the sound of Hawai`i now. This is extremely recommended. A must buy.

Her second CD release "Sweet & Lovely" (5 Stars) is equally as beautiful. More gorgeous traditional hula mele.
Accompanied by dreamy Hawai`ian steel guitar and ukulele. A must buy.

Her third CD release "Hawai`ian Blossom" (5 Stars) is a more varied selection of styles of traditional
hula mele and hapa haole songs. The pace is overall slower with musical accompaniments of guitar, piano,
and a band. A must buy.

Her latest CD release "Sea of Love" (5 Stars) is incredible. Her Hawai`ian music knowledge is amazing.
Some of these by gone by era traditional hula mele were almost forgotten.
There is some lovely songs on this CD. Accompanied by steel guitar and a tiki style band.
Her rendition of "Moonlight and Shadows" is absolutely beautiful. Another definite must buy.


Aina
Aina
Price: £23.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely., 18 Aug 2011
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This review is from: Aina (Audio CD)
The first CD release for singer/ songwriter Mailani Makainai "Mailani" was released in 2009. (5 Stars.)
With this stunning release she won the prestigious Na Hoko Hanohano Hawai`ian music
award for best female vocalist of the year.
This is one of the most beautiful Hawai`ian CDs ever.!
These gorgeous songs transport you to Paradise. The Hawai`ian Islands.
Her voice is beautiful and her songs uniquely contemporary Hawai`ian. The music accompaniment
is perfect.
She is the new sound of contemporary Hawai`ian music. This best selling CD made her a highly in demand performer.
If you love Hawai`i this is an absolute must buy.
If you only ever buy one Hawai`ian music CD this is the one to buy. Extremely recommended.

Her highly anticipated second CD release is "`Aina" in 2011. (5 Stars.)
It again has a lovely selection of her original contemporary Hawai`ian songs.
But this time she has added a traditional hula mele and a cover of a Na Leo Pilemehana song.
(When Hawai`ian artists are low on their own composition Hawai`ian song numbers they occasionally add covers of well known English songs. There are two on this CD. I personally would prefer this wasn't done as it spoils the overall feel of the CD.
Fillers of more traditional hula mele covers would be preferable.)
Having said that this is still a lovely CD with mainly her lovely original contemporary music.
Still recommended.

Her third CD release "Mawana" (5 Stars) is a mixture of her own beautiful contemporary Hawai`ian songs and
traditional hula mele.
If you love Hawai`i and Hawai`ian contemporary music these CDs are must buys.
Recommended.


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