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Where Eagles Dare  [1968] [DVD]
Where Eagles Dare [1968] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: £5.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star entertainment, 26 July 2012
I first saw `Where Eagles Dare' on release and from the opening credits; the movie had a powerful cinematic effect. W.E.D is based on Alistair MacLean's novel of the same name. The novel casting of Burton and Eastwood as lead characters in a clandestine mission deep in German territory, combined with stunning alpine scenery and a memorable musical score, remains compulsive viewing for the World War 2 action fan. W.E.D was Warner Brother's biggest grossing film of the year for good reason and is pure 5 star entertainment.


Lloytron N7201SV Galaxy2 AM/FM/SW 40553 Personal Radio
Lloytron N7201SV Galaxy2 AM/FM/SW 40553 Personal Radio

1.0 out of 5 stars I can't comment on the radio as advertised, 2 July 2012
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I ordered the advertised radio and received instead a Lloytron `Aztec' analogue radio. The `Aztec' is a small cheery rotund radio, of lower spec and value than the radio ordered. I haven't returned it and incidentally the volume was declared `good' by my mother. As I can't comment on the radio as advertised it gets one star.


The Hitcher [DVD]
The Hitcher [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rutger Hauer
Offered by me-2-u
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Only watch the original........, 26 Jun 2012
This review is from: The Hitcher [DVD] (DVD)
The Hitcher is a road movie/cult classic, with a psychotic performance by Rutger Hauer that arguably tops his Blade Runner gold standard. Do yourself a big big favour - only watch the original.....


Toshiba Satellite C670-165 17.3 inch Notebook (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)
Toshiba Satellite C670-165 17.3 inch Notebook (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

4.0 out of 5 stars Overall good value for money (£400) at the time of purchase., 24 Jun 2012
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I use the PC daily and have no major complaints. The picture quality and build is very good. The following features could be improved:
1. Reduce the P/C weight.
2. Increase the P/C start up speed and the battery life.
3. Increase the Speaker volume.
Overall good value for money (£400) at the time of purchase in 2011.


Trainspotting [DVD] [1996]
Trainspotting [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Price: £3.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welsh is the bard of the new century Scots working class consciousness in distress, 22 Jun 2012
This review is from: Trainspotting [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
All I can say is that the main characters of 'Trainspotting': Rents, Spud, Sick boy and the Beggarman have never left me since reading the novel of the same name by Irvin Welsh back in the 90's. This darkly humorous, provocative and hard edged movie interpretation of Irvin Welsh's awesome `Trainspotting' novel follows the exploits of these now famous four and puts working class Edinburgh on the map. The local dialect/vocabulary, characters, theme music and storyline is as distinctive and at time challenging as Burgesses `Clockwork Orange'. Welsh is the bard of the new century Scots working class consciousness in distress and this movie version is pure catnip to his established and first time fans. A must see unless you're easily offended, too old or Tory i.e. English conservative.


Stanley 20" FatMax Fine Cut Saw
Stanley 20" FatMax Fine Cut Saw
Price: £11.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality saw., 21 Jun 2012
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Quality saw. Good grip and cuts clean on both strokes of the saw with minimal flex. Used for all DIY rough and fine cutting jobs. Well packaged and swift delivery. PS. Still sharp as of November 2012.


Black & Decker Spool Cap. 575648-00
Black & Decker Spool Cap. 575648-00
Offered by ptctools
Price: £5.05

5.0 out of 5 stars The correct replacement part for the job., 3 Jun 2012
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The correct replacement part (spool cap) for a Black and Decker strimmer. No delivery, fit or usage problems experienced with this item.


Skagboys
Skagboys
by Irvine Welsh
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A five star read, 28 May 2012
This review is from: Skagboys (Hardcover)
Skagboys is a worthy prequel in the 'Trainspotting' trilogy and a five star read. In the novel the exploits of its now famous four characters (Rents, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie) come of age in the Thatcherite dystopia of early 1980s working class Edinburgh. Welsh's characters face a world of tough choices, unemployment, drugs and generational poverty with a headlong rage that is the authors trademark. The hardback books hefty 548 pages highlights the family friends and developing `love interests' of the principal characters as they move, mate and scheme from the Port of Leith and into the wider world. Skagboys is vintage Welsh, with some of the best characterisation to date of his anti heroes at work rest and play. The novel is at times sad, bad, hilarious and profound with imagery and dialogue that's pure catnip to the converted/perverted Welsh reader.


The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism
The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism
by David Harvey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars A timely, assessable and necessary introduction to a fuller understanding of the economic imperatives driving capitalism., 8 May 2012
The amnesia of social science regarding the crisis of the capitalist economy is not new, especially when silence is the price of your job or career. Consequently it's left to fearless Marxists like academic David Harvey in `The Enigma of capital and the crisis of capitalism' to lead the way to the truth and the light. Harvey considers the causes and effects of the current economic depression as the inevitable outcome of a capitalist world economy based on unsustainable human and environmental exploitation. In distinct chapters Harvey considers the human and especially the spatial relationships of capital as it overcomes all social and economic barriers to the pivotal pursuit of profit and growth - at any social, economic or environmental cost. The final chapters consider the alternative paths to a sustainable and equitable alternative to the prevailing capitalist model of profit maximization for the minority elite. This book is a timely, assessable and necessary introduction to a fuller understanding of the economic imperatives driving the modern capitalist economy.


Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Watch it now!!!, 25 April 2012
This review is from: Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
If not already a fan of the films main actors or Brit gangster flicks you will be after watching this. You get power driven performances by Ben Kingsley in particular, Ray Winstone and Ian Mc Shane that once seen are not easily forgotten. The music and at times mesmeric dialogue highlight the world of the British gangster at rest in Spain, at work in London and at play in the corrupt world of high finance. So my advice is simple: get hold of a DVD copy by any means and watch it now!


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