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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Limited Edition Steelbook (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy) [1982] [Region Free]
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Limited Edition Steelbook (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy) [1982] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Henry Thomas
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £11.63

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars E.T The Extra-Terrestrial!, 23 Mar. 2014
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This limited edition steelbook is great!

I was worried about it arriving with a bit of damage, as steelbooks are really delicate, and especially when the covers are silver like this one. but it arrived in perfect condition, thank you Amazon!

Now the film itself is a classic as we all know, so I'm not going to bore you all with a review.

This edition comes with both a Digital copy and an Ultraviolet copy, it also comes with a typical steelbook jaycard/sleeve with all the information needed.

The steelbook itself comes with great front and back artwork, with an amazing picture on the back. It also has great inside artwork, with a picture that uses both inside areas/sides to become one perfect image of E.T flying over trees with Elliott and his bike!

This version is the 1982 original E.T, not the 20th anniversary edition. It has been completely restored with a great transfer to blu ray, the sound and picture are one of the best have seen.

The best thing about this edition is the extras!!! As well as other things, the most interesting include:

A Steven Spielberg and E.T documentary,
The evolution and creation of E.T documentary (which is great)
The Music of E.T with John williams
The 20th Anniversary Premiere (which brings back all the actors to comment on E.T's success over the years)

Technical Information:

VIDEO, 1080p widescreen 1.85:1
AUDIO, English DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 / French DTS HR 7.1 / French DTS Surround Stereo 2.0 / Dutch DTS Surround 5.1
SUBTITLES, English SDH / French / Dutch / Arabic / Ukranian / Cantonese / Korean

Overall a great buy, very happy and I give it a 5 star rating!

Pacific Rim [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Pacific Rim [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Idris Elba
Price: £7.28

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted!!!, 17 Nov. 2013
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So, huge robots fighting against huge godzilla like monsters from a different planet, what can be bad about that!
I pre-ordered this and it arrived 2 days after its official release, great fast delivery.

And the blu ray itself. Well, I watched it the day it arrived and it was just what I had hoped, great picture and amazing audio.
If you are worried about it not being up to par, don't think about it anymore, it's perfect.

It's a 2 disc addition, obviously the first disc is the blu ray movie, the second contains the special features, which are also in blu ray (not like other blu rays where the extras are in normal DVD format).

The film itself is in : 1080p High Definition 16x9 1.85:1 DTS HD Master Audio (English 5.1)

There are about 2 hours of extras, including a great 'Director's Notebook' section which is explained by Guillermo del Toro himself, describing his ideas before creating the movie and all his visions about what he wanted to get out of the film. It also includes a behind the scenes documentary showing the digital artisrty of Pacific Rim.
There are also some deleted scenes, which are ok, but what I really enjoyed was the blooper reel included in the extras which shows behind the scenes mistakes and comedy moments with the actors during filming.

5 Stars for Picture Quality
5 Stars for Audio
5 Stars for the Extras
5 Stars for Service and Delivery

Don't think twice, this is way better than Transformers!

Nottingham Forest F.C - Keep Calm Keyring
Nottingham Forest F.C - Keep Calm Keyring
Offered by B Gifts
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nottingham Forest keyring, 26 Aug. 2013
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Ok, I ordered this keyring for my brother in law who is a huge Nottingham Forest fan.
It's everything it says in the description.
It came quickly and the price was OK.
Well, the writing on the keyring was a bit fuzzy, as if it had been printed off on a poor printer.
I don't no, it's not that bad, but as I was giving for a present it let me down.

The Fighter [Blu-ray]
The Fighter [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Mark Wahlberg
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fighter!!!, 4 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Fighter [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
OK, I wasn't sure about this film before purchasing it, Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in a boxing movie???
However, after watching it, I was gladdly proven wrong.
A great movie, with an outstanding performance from Bale who really reaches an all time new level of acting, amazing.

Anyway, the films great, but is it worth getting it on blu ray?
Well, firstly the price is right, 7 pounds!!!
The picture and sound are perfect (as you would expect on a 2010 movie), and the extras a really good.
And although the image doesn't show it, it comes with a blu ray disc sleeve/slip cover, always a nice touch!

PICTURE: Full HD 1080p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)
EXTRAS: Audio commentary with director, deleted scenes, and two documentaries (the warrior's code: Filming the fighter and Keeping the Faith).

All in all a great blu ray at a great price, you can't go wrong, 5 Stars. Highly recommended.

Predator Trilogy (Collectors 6 Disc Set) [Blu-ray] [1987] [Region A & B]
Predator Trilogy (Collectors 6 Disc Set) [Blu-ray] [1987] [Region A & B]
Dvd ~ John McTiernan

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Predator Trilogy, 3 Aug. 2013
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OK, the predator trilogy on blu ray.
I'm not going to go into the films as you probably have a good idea, this review is about the product itself.

The box is just as shows, it's not the sturdiest box ever made but I've seen worse.
It's a six disc edition, (the 3 films on blu ray and then the digital copies),
Each case is a typical blu ray case with two discs inside, one disc on the left, the other on the right (they dont have that extra disc holder in the middle that flaps about all the time).

Now the films.
The first film (predator) is the best one of the set, the transfer is perfect! You see all the jungle scenes as if you were there, the mist, smoke and night scenes are all really well done.
The sound is amazing, the dialogue crisp and the background noise clear.
For a film made in 1987, I couldn't be happier.

AUDIO; 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
PICTURE; Full 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)
EXTRAS: There are loads of extras but the most interesting are: Predator (evolution of a species) documentary, the making of, inside the predator documentary and a great camouflage test insight.

The second film (predator 2)
OK, the film isn't that good (the worst of the 3) but just like Predator the transfer is great and the sound perfect.

AUDIO: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
PICTURE: Full 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)
EXTRAS: There are less than for Predator 1 but still some interesting options, The hunters and the hunted documentary and various segments like six weapons of choice and 3 evolutions segments.

The third films (Predators)
Really enjoyed this film, a lot better than Predator 2 and a new original storyline without losing the true predator theory.
Obviously this film is recent, so it's no surprise that the picture is perfect and the audio too, great film experience.

AUDIO: 5.1 NF DTS HD Master Audio
PICTURE: Full 1080p (2.35:1 Aspect Ratio)
EXTRAS: A great Evolution of the species documentary, a nice Fox Movie Channel - Making a scene and other extras.

So, a great set of films, great transfers and a great price, you can't go wrong. 5 STARS
And if you're thinking about upgrading from VHS or DVD, think no more, I have the DVD of predator and in blu ray it looks like a different film.

An extra note, thank you very much to Amazon UK who changed the whole boxset for me after having problems with the third film (Predators) without charging me for the change, great service.

Kick-Ass - Steelbook - Universal 100th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2009]
Kick-Ass - Steelbook - Universal 100th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [2009]
Dvd ~ Nicolas Cage

4.0 out of 5 stars Kick-ass blu ray steelbook review, 27 April 2013
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Ok, we all know kick-ass is one the best films of 2010. So i don't need to tell you how good it is.
I'll just get straight down to whether the blu ray steelbook is worth the purchase and why.
This is a one disc edition steelbook.
It doesn't have a booklet or extra information inside.
However on the inside (at the back of the front cover) there is a nice picture featuring the 4 super heroes in varias poses.
The picture art itself is really nice, the front cover (as shown in the photo) is a sidewards photo of all 4 super heroes over-looking New York city.
On the back, there's a comic like image of once again all 4 super heroes with the phrase "with no power comes no responsibility" written in the middle.
I would have liked some other images of maybe Red Mist's great car or Big Dady's workshop ( with all his guns hanging up on the wall) instead of the same 4 characters repeated 3 times, but I suppose you can't have everything.

VIDEO: 1080p HD Widescreen 2.40:1
AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

EXTRAS: The making of (115mins), a great insight into the creation and completion of Kick-ass.
Exclusive art, storyboards and designs.
Feature commentary with director Matthew Vaughn.
Comic book featurette of the origin of Kick-ass.

The film is great, filled with black comedy, action and great fight scenes. It's 2010, so obviously the pictue and sound are amazing
The steelbook is cool, I personally feel that it's much better than the super hero sleeve of the DVD or normal Bluray.
The extras are brilliant, with so much information from start to finish about this British-American production.

It's definitely worth the buy, especially at this price! Much cheaper than other bluray steelbooks on the market. You can't go wrong.

So, why only 4 stars? Well, simple.
When I recieved mine, it was well packaged, but there was a small dent and a tiny scratch on the front cover. It wouldn't normally bother me that much, but as the front cover is black, the scratch is easily visible, which makes it lose the five star rating.

KICK-ASS kicks ass!!!

Apollo 13 - Augmented Reality Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Apollo 13 - Augmented Reality Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Offered by LuvFilmLuvMusic
Price: £7.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Houston, we don't have a problem", 17 Mar. 2013
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First of all, this is the Augmented Reality Edition, so for those people who don't really know what this is I will quickly explain.
Basically after buying this blu ray edition you can download an Application to your mobile called 'Universal 100'.
Once downloaded, you open the application and hold your mobile over the front cover of the blu ray.
You then recieve a special 3D movie experience on you mobile.
It's quite good and a nice extra to have with the blu ray.

Anyway, down to business!
What can I say. Apollo 13 is and always has been a great movie, but now you can experience it in HD.
The picture is amazing, especially the scenes of the moon and the earth from space.

VIDEO: 1080p HD widescreen 2.35:1

The sound is great, although I don't really think it is so important in this film, as there are very few action scenes and the dialogue scenes are perfectly clear throughout, but still, no complaints.

AUDIO: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1

EXTRAS: Varias Apollo 13 documentaries, 'Lost Moon', 'Conquering Space' and 'The Astronauts' Story'.
Feature commentary with Director Ron Howard, and Jim and Marilyn Lovell.

I recommend buying this on blu ray, especially if you don't own the film. However if you have a good DVD version and aren't worried about perfection, stick to your blu ray.

The Nightmare Before Christmas  [Blu-ray] [1993]
The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] [1993]
Dvd ~ Tim Burton
Price: £7.89

4.0 out of 5 stars A nightmare? more like a dream come true!!!, 15 Mar. 2013
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This review is going to be a great one, so I want to start out explaining that I have only given it 4 stars because when I recieved it, the blue ray case was broken on the spine. i know that it is cheap and easy to change, but I only give 5 stars if i don't have any complaints at all.
OK. Now the review of A Nightmare Before Christmas (Collector's Edition).
It's amazing!
Great sound, fantastic picture and a whole load of extras.
I love the original front cover artwork and the transfer of the film is top notch. All of the characters stand out and the background in each scene is really good.
I highly recommend this to anyone thinking of upgrading. I decided to watch my DVD version after watching the blu ray and after ten minutes I turned it off, put it in my 'don't want anymore pile', and that's where it's going to stay.

The extras include a great Tim Burton movie introduction, exclusive to blu ray, Tim Burton's first animated short film (Vincent), Audio commentary from the director Henry Selick, Tim Burton and the music designer, and best of all a behind the scenes the making of which goes into great detail and gives you a whole different perspective of this type of animated film. (as well as other extras you get iwith every blu ray)

Anyway, you get the idea. And for those real movie experience buffs here are the details.

VIDEO: 1080p HD / 16x9 / 1.66:1

AUDIO: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Dolby Digital 5.1

Hope this has helped you and once again you won't regret purchasing this great blu ray edition.

Ghostbusters [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Ghostbusters [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Harold Ramis
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £10.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Who you gonna call?, 14 Mar. 2013
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Great film, classic sci-fi comedy/horror. I loved it when it first came out and love it even more now.
It's a one disc edition and comes in a normal blu ray case.
The transfer is really good, the sound is excellent and all the ghost and paranormal images and scenes are amazing in this blu ray edition.
It's also packed with loads of interesting extras including commentary from the director Ivan Reitman and many actors, deleted scenes, a great multi-angle shot extra and much more.
I don't have any complaints about this purchase, especially at this price. It arrived quickly and in great condition.
I highly recommend this blu ray to anyone who hasn't seen the film and/or are uprgrading from VHS or DVD, you won't be disapointed.

Jaws (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)
Jaws (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)
Dvd ~ Roy Schneider
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £16.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Jaws on Blu-ray, 15 Dec. 2012
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After watching this film, the only thing that would make me go back into the sea, would be my Jaws blu-ray disc, if it fell in, it's definitely worth risking your life for!

It's the best transfer I have seen since Goodfellas, it's perfect, and for such an old film I can only say thank you Steven Spielberg for the original picture and the Blu-ray release.

The audio is better to none, enhancing the fear factor even more than the original (which I thought was impossible).

And to top it all off, it has over 3 hours of extras, including an amazing Jaws in the making documentary with Spielberg himself as well as many actors and a really good documentary on the restoration of the film to blu-ray, it's great!!

A must have on Blu-ray.

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