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From Russia With Love [DVD]
From Russia With Love [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.32

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Thriller, 18 Sept. 2001
This review is from: From Russia With Love [DVD] (DVD)
Another classic Connery Bond and probably the closest to Fleming (apart from OHMSS). Again, icons of modern cinema include the first John Barry score (the 007 theme is wonderful and was used on a number of other films) and this is the first to have semi-naked women in the title sequence.
Robert Shaw remains one of the most memorable villains, despite not haveing any dialgue for most of the film - his constant presence haunts Bond throughout. And Daniela Bianchi is beautiful as Tantyana Romanova.
The DVD extras make it another essential purchase.

Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS2)
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS2)
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £12.16

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Resident Evil with knobs on, 17 Sept. 2001
The Resident Evil games were the original and best, and now the PS2 finally gets Code Veronica, the fourth in the series (excluding Survivor). I never played the Dreamcast Version and was somewhat disappointed to learn that PS2 owners are getting a rehash of a year old Sega game.
However, I NEEDED a PS2 adventure, and couldn't wait for Silent Hill 2 or MGS2. So I bit the bullet and got this. I have not been let-down.
The graphics and effects are excellent with dynamic camera movements as opposed to the static screens of old. However, the camera is not totally free-flowing in the Tomb Raider mode, but closer to Silent Hill where it stalks the player and makes for eerie effects. The zombies are back, and so is the storyline. This is a story-driven adventure make no mistake, and there are lots of areas to explore.
However, it is Resident Evil, and not much has changed since the first game. It looks better, it has better cut scenes and sound, and it's bigger, but it's the same game. This is no bad thing. It fits like an old glove, and those players who are used to the control system and inventory screens will pick-up and play.
It's an essential purchase. Just don't expect tons of originality. Do expect gore and terror.
It'll fit the bill until Silent Hill 2 comes along. Oh, and the Devil May Cry demo is the business.

Dr. No [DVD] [1962]
Dr. No [DVD] [1962]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £7.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic DVD Release, 6 Sept. 2001
This review is from: Dr. No [DVD] [1962] (DVD)
The movie: The first glimpse of Bond in the Casino, Ursula Andress coming out of the sea, Bond shooting Dent in cold blood, Dr No himself, the tarantula sequence. As close to Fleming as you'll get, and a rip-roaring movie.
The DVD: Faultless quality, and the extras set a standard for others to bow their heads in shame.
Essential for bond fans and essential for movie fans. As important a movie moment as you could want - this changed the face of cinema.

The Cellar
The Cellar
by Richard Laymon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome Indeed, 14 July 2000
This review is from: The Cellar (Paperback)
Laymon's first book in The Beast House Chronicles contains his usual gore, violence and sex. As Dean Koontz once said of Laymon, every reader needs some meat in his literary stew, and The Cellar is certainly a horrific, but at times trashy read.
Some disturbing scenes of pedophilia bring the tone of the book down, but Laymon is never afraid to despatch main characters with gusto, with the reader scared to turn the page to see who will survive.
Not up to par with his classics (Flesh, Savage, Island), its still good fun.

by James Herbert
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shaggy Dog Story, 14 Jun. 2000
This review is from: Fluke (Paperback)
If you are looking for the usual horror from the master British writer, steer clear of this one. Written during Herbert's early years, this book documents the adventures of Fluke, written from the dog's point of view. Cujo he isn't.
A heartwarming story and instantly readable. Stay away if your a miserable cynic, though.

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