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thirtysomething - Complete Series - 23-DVD Box Set ( thirty something (30 something) )
thirtysomething - Complete Series - 23-DVD Box Set ( thirty something (30 something) )
Dvd ~ Timothy Busfield
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: £109.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why so Expensive???, 19 Jan. 2015
I have been waiting for the price of this show to come down to something resembling a decent price; why it is so expensive here and on Amazon.com is beyond me; I waited and waited and waited and still this expensive price refuses to fall. Just a few days ago, here in Australia in a local bargain shop I came across Thirtysomething Complete series - 23 disc box set and it cost me only $30 for the lot, brand new, sealed, in perfect mint condition, (that is aprox 15 pounds sterling or 26 American Dollars). So I am as pleased as punch! Still don't get my this item is so expensive here though. As for the show itself? Very good, realistic, relatable show, with good writing, acting, producing and directing all the way through; which is saying something coming from the LA LAW era of the 1980s.


Bread: The Complete Collection Series 1-8 [DVD]
Bread: The Complete Collection Series 1-8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jean Boht
Price: £58.55

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I just don't have the Bread!!!, 3 Jan. 2015
Very funny series, I have the first two; but I have to take 2 stars off here, because why is such an old show sooooooo expensive??? I will wait for the price to become reasonable and then buy, or I will shop around to get it at a decent price. Great show, lousy price!!!
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Twin Peaks: Season 2 (UK Version) [DVD]
Twin Peaks: Season 2 (UK Version) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kyle MacLachlan
Price: £7.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ALTHOUGH I DO QUITE LIKE THE DANCING MIDGET SEGMENTS..., 23 Jun. 2014
I think I have come to the conclusion, like a lot of people who are afraid to admit to not understanding abstract paintings, in case they come across to others as lacking intelligence or sophistication or whatnot as they sip their flutes with an upturned pinkie, many, many people make much ado about not much of anything, when it comes to David Lynch and Twin Peaks.
I vaguely recall it when it first aired on television back in the days of Duran Duran, padded shoulders, big gelled hair, and dinner jackets with rolled up sleeves, and like most, I thought it was a bit weird, especially compared to what was considered ‘normal’ in the 80s. But me thinks the word ‘classic’ is overused when it comes to this show.
Interesting?
Yeah; to a point.
Different?
Slightly.
Art?
That may be pushing it a tad.
It seemed to me then, and now, like pretty much what one should expect from someone under the influence of illegal medications or Transcendental Medication, oops, sorry, I meant Meditation, (which all in all pretty much amounts to the same thing really if you meditate upon it after a few cones).
The murder story in the first season was okay; the second season lost its way, (which is quite a difficult thing to do given the drugs obviously used to create it in the first place already requiring that the viewer drop some bread crumbs to follow the topsy-turvy narrative to begin with), and it pretty much died a slow, painful, half death up until the last episode, which was quite good, freaky and strange, but good.
It is an oddity when it comes to American TV, it has some very good, trippy music, some cheesy acting along with some quite good acting, the dialogue ranges from interesting to down right dull and unconvincing, and the overall story, minus the many filler episodes, is not too bad.
But brilliant?
A Classic?
Something that leaves everything else then or since in its shadow?
Once again, I think many people are embarrassed to stand before an abstract painting and simply admit that they either don’t understand what the artist is saying, or that it is really nothing more nor less than what is produced when someone shoves a paintbrush between is butt-cheeks and swings naked upside-down past a canvas wearing a blindfold in the dark.
It’s television, people!
And if just one more reviewer quotes another line about ‘damn fine coffee’ and ‘cherry pie’, I think I will vomit so much I will perhaps produce a classic work of nonrepresentational art on a level with Jackson Pollock himself.
Shalom.


Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Belzer
Price: £50.00

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A THEN BEGAN THE SLOW, SLOW BLEED..., 11 Jun. 2014
A show that began so well, so different, documentary-like before documentary-like became passé began the slow bleed around about season 4. The powers that be in Hollywoodstockland started `tweaking' a show that did not need tweaking at all, and the first of many puncture wounds was inflicted. Gone were the photogenic-ally challenged, (some of the best characters and actors on the show), and in came the usual `pretty people' that American shows throw-up, (pun very much intended), at us day in and day out today. It got so ridiculous that they actually replaced a future Oscar winner, Melissa Leo, with a parade of bimbo type actresses and characters who would go on to amount to zip in the land of acting; and lets not forget the letting go of the Oscar nominee playing Munch's initial partner, the Big Man, (Ned `Squeal Piggy Squeal' Beatty). And I am still far too angry to go into the stupidity of getting rid of John Polito, (an actor at the top of his game about to create one of the very best characters in all of TV history). The slow bleed would continue season by season until the Tim Balis Angry-Zen-Bisexual-Murderer nonsense well and truly had that infamous shark catapulted over in slow-motion doing cartwheels and blaring a hooga-horn come Season 7 and the inclusion of Gerity & Co pretty much hammered the final nails into the coffin of one of the very best series, (cop or otherwise), to come out of America, (land of the model looking cops and lawyers and well, just about everyone from janitors to advertising executives, you name it, there is not a slack chin or crooked tooth among the lot).
Many have compared this show to The Wire, and as much as I enjoyed The Wire, (despite the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes), I have not returned for a re-watch,(because of the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes),even though I do own all five seasons on dvd; the problem with The Wire was,(asides from the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes), there was no one to root for; the cops were hideous human beings and the criminals were hideous human beings, did I mention the needess foul language and exeedingly needless graphic sex scenes? (pretty much the same problem with OZ; in a show full of violent perverts, who do you root for, unless you happen to be a violent pevert yourself?); what makes HLOTS so re-watchable is there are just so many wonderful characters, good, bad and indifferent, fully fleshed out, and not one like the other, the Luther Mahony/Junior Bunk arc through Season 5 & 6 are another standout in the land of two dimentional villians; Red John anyone?. A great show, ahead of the game in its time, (NYPD Blue had to resort to bare arses and shower scenes to beat it in the ratings and one need only revisit THAT show to find just how cringe worthy it is today when compared to HLOTS; it just doesn't hold a candle to it when it comes to writing, acting, directing and especially camerawork - Although to be fair, the first season of NYDP Blue, and the first five episodes of the 2nd Season where actually not that bad, and Denis Franz was consistently good playing a role he began way back in Hill Street Blues, it was really only when Caruso left to be replaced with Smits, that it began to feel more like LA Law with guns than NYPD Blue, and when Ricky Schroder took over I kept waiting for him to break into tears, wailing "But the champ? Is the champ coming back?").
Some of the best ever written television is to be found in Homicide; The Subway, A Doll's Eyes, Three Men & Adena, Bop Gun, Fallen Heroes Parts I & II, (the list could go on and on here, trust me); are absolutely stunning TV; but alas, this is the season where the slow-bleed began, leaving a once great show, a limping, crawling mess come Season 7, in fact it would be fair to say that the show itself became a unfortunate victim of the most brutal form of homicide: death by TV Execitis. Season 1&2: 5 Stars; Season 3: 41/2 Stars: Season 4-6: 4 Stars; and the less said about Season 7 the better. If you have not seen this show from the beginning until just before it became a battered corpse left to die in a deserted alleyway gasping "Why? Why?, you owe it to yourself to do so.
Oh' and don't forget, "Crime makes you stupid!"
And yes, you can quote me on that...
Bring on the Blu Rays! That's all I can say...
Shalom.
AGD


Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 3 - Complete [1995] [DVD]
Homicide: Life on the Street - Season 3 - Complete [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Belzer
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £14.54

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LET THE SLOW BLEED BEGIN..., 11 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A show that began so well, so different, documentary-like before documentary-like became passé began the slow bleed around about season 4. The powers that be in Hollywoodstockland started `tweaking' a show that did not need tweaking at all, and the first of many puncture wounds was inflicted. Gone were the photogenic-ally challenged, (some of the best characters and actors on the show), and in came the usual `pretty people' that American shows throw-up, (pun very much intended), at us day in and day out today. It got so ridiculous that they actually replaced a future Oscar winner, Melissa Leo, with a parade of bimbo type actresses and characters who would go on to amount to zip in the land of acting; and lets not forget the letting go of the Oscar nominee playing Munch's initial partner, the Big Man, (Ned `Squeal Piggy Squeal' Beatty). And I am still far too angry to go into the stupidity of getting rid of John Polito, (an actor at the top of his game about to create one of the very best characters in all of TV history). The slow bleed would continue season by season until the Tim Balis Angry-Zen-Bisexual-Murderer nonsense well and truly had that infamous shark catapulted over in slow-motion doing cartwheels and blaring a hooga-horn come Season 7 and the inclusion of Gerity & Co pretty much hammered the final nails into the coffin of one of the very best series, (cop or otherwise), to come out of America, (land of the model looking cops and lawyers and well, just about everyone from janitors to advertising executives, you name it, there is not a slack chin or crooked tooth among the lot).
Many have compared this show to The Wire, and as much as I enjoyed The Wire, (despite the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes), I have not returned for a re-watch,(because of the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes),even though I do own all five seasons on dvd; the problem with The Wire was,(asides from the needless foul language and exceedingly needless graphic sex scenes), there was no one to root for; the cops were hideous human beings and the criminals were hideous human beings, did I mention the needess foul language and exeedingly needless graphic sex scenes? (pretty much the same problem with OZ; in a show full of violent perverts, who do you root for, unless you happen to be a violent pevert yourself?); what makes HLOTS so re-watchable is there are just so many wonderful characters, good, bad and indifferent, fully fleshed out, and not one like the other, the Luther Mahony/Junior Bunk arc through Season 5 & 6 are another standout in the land of two dimentional villians; Red John anyone?. A great show, ahead of the game in its time, (NYPD Blue had to resort to bare arses and shower scenes to beat it in the ratings and one need only revisit THAT show to find just how cringe worthy it is today when compared to HLOTS; it just doesn't hold a candle to it when it comes to writing, acting, directing and especially camerawork - Although to be fair, the first season of NYDP Blue, and the first five episodes of the 2nd Season where actually not that bad, and Denis Franz was consistently good playing a role he began way back in Hill Street Blues, it was really only when Caruso left to be replaced with Smits, that it began to feel more like LA Law with guns than NYPD Blue, and when Ricky Schroder took over I kept waiting for him to break into tears, wailing "But the champ? Is the champ coming back?").
Some of the best ever written television is to be found in Homicide; The Subway, A Doll's Eyes, Three Men & Adena, Bop Gun, Fallen Heroes Parts I & II, (the list could go on and on here, trust me); are absolutely stunning TV; but alas, this is the season where the slow-bleed began, leaving a once great show, a limping, crawling mess come Season 7, in fact it would be fair to say that the show itself became a unfortunate victim of the most brutal form of homicide: death by TV Execitis. Season 1&2: 5 Stars; Season 3: 41/2 Stars: Season 4-6: 4 Stars; and the less said about Season 7 the better. If you have not seen this show from the beginning until just before it became a battered corpse left to die in a deserted alleyway gasping "Why? Why?, you owe it to yourself to do so.
Oh' and don't forget, "Crime makes you stupid!"
And yes, you can quote me on that...
Bring on the Blu Rays! That's all I can say...
Shalom.
AGD


Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Kyle MacLachlan
Price: £54.99

6 of 136 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars TOO LITTLE... TO LATE... AND WAAAAAAY TOO EXPENSIVE!, 11 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
UPDATE (24.6.14)
I think I have come to the conclusion, like a lot of people who are afraid to admit to not understanding abstract paintings, in case they come across to others as lacking intelligence or sophistication or whatnot as they sip their flutes with an upturned pinkie, many, many people make much ado about not much of anything, when it comes to David Lynch and Twin Peaks.
I vaguely recall it when it first aired on television back in the days of Duran Duran, padded shoulders, big gelled hair, and dinner jackets with rolled up sleeves, and like most, I thought it was a bit weird, especially compared to what was considered `normal' in the 80s. But me thinks the word `classic' is overused when it comes to this show.
Interesting?
Yeah; to a point.
Different?
Slightly.
Art?
That may be pushing it a tad.
It seemed to me then, and now, like pretty much what one should expect from someone under the influence of illegal medications or Transcendental Medication, oops, sorry, I meant Meditation, (which all in all pretty much amounts to the same thing really if you meditate upon it after a few cones).
The murder story in the first season was okay; the second season lost its way, (which is quite a difficult thing to do given the drugs obviously used to create it in the first place already requiring that the viewer drop some bread crumbs to follow the topsy-turvy narrative to begin with), and it pretty much died a slow, painful, half death up until the last episode, which was quite good, freaky and strange, but good.
It is an oddity when it comes to American TV, it has some very good, trippy music, some cheesy acting along with some quite good acting, the dialogue ranges from interesting to down right dull and unconvincing, and the overall story, minus the many filler episodes, is not too bad.
But brilliant?
A Classic?
Something that leaves everything else then or since in its shadow?
Once again, I think many people are embarrassed to stand before an abstract painting and simply admit that they either don't understand what the artist is saying, or that it is really nothing more nor less than what is produced when someone shoves a paintbrush between is butt-cheeks and swings naked upside-down past a canvas wearing a blindfold in the dark.
It's television, people!
And if just one more reviewer quotes another line about `damn fine coffee' and `cherry pie', I think I will vomit so much I will perhaps produce a classic work of nonrepresentational art on a level with Jackson Pollock himself.
Shalom.

ORIGINAL REVIEW...
My title says it all really. Interesting (occut driven) show but far too old to expect discerning buyers to fork out this exorbitant price; no matter how clear the picture might be. Now if they released Homicde: Life on the Street, (122 episodes) or Northern Exposure, (111 episodes) on Blu Ray, then a price like this would be warrented. But a show with only 29 Episodes??? Pul-ease! If one campares the price of this show with the complete series of Farscape, for instance, although both are Blu ray releases, and Farscape boasts 88 episodes, Farscape cost only $66 AUD, compared to the $100 plus expected from Twin Peaks. And although I know that once again many will hit the unhelpful button, the question is: is this review truthful or not. Sould a fan base be hit for over $100 for a show decades old, with only 29 episodes? Does that seem like a fair price in todays market? Really? Truthfully? Shalom.
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The Bible - TV Miniseries [Blu-ray]
The Bible - TV Miniseries [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Keith David
Price: £8.99

10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WILL THE REAL MESSIAH PLEASE STAND UP AND BE RECOGNIZED..., 21 April 2014
WILL THE REAL MESSIAH PLEASE STAND UP AND BE RECOGNIZED…
Coming into do a nightshift at work the other night I found the previous shift enjoying one of those rare quiet times we experience as nurses in a hospital. They were sitting around watching something on television and when I asked what they were watching they said it was The Bible miniseries; which seems to be very popular of late around the globe. When they said this there was that usual unspoken little vibe I get from some of my colleagues, where there is just the slightest hint of what could perhaps be labelled amusement at the quaintness of my belief in Jesus as Saviour.
Knowing a little of this particular production from the writings of authentic and genuine bible scholars I pointed out that this was not really the real story they were watching, informing them that this was yet another Hollywood New Age bible-lite version.
If their expression had have been vocalized I imagine there would have been a few groans from this group; that, “Oh Anthony, can’t you just lighten up” kind of expression imprinted upon their faces.
Nevertheless, that is all I said on the subject, (unusual for me I must add), and I went into the staff room to prepare for the shift ahead.
A little later I did catch about a minute or so of the miniseries as I was passing the TV and in that short amount of time here is what I observed.
Jesus is in a boat alone with Simon Peter, there is some pretty impressive, emotive sounding music going on to build up the drama of the scene unfolding before me, and leaning down to be face to face with Peter Jesus points his finger toward the shore line, pointing at the world and he says something along the lines of “Peter, follow me, and we shall change the whole world.”
The emotive music swells to a rather grand level as I walk away to begin my duties.
And that was all I saw…
If I were not a person who read the bible myself I would be rather impressed with such a statement coming from the actor playing Jesus, what with the wind swept waters and billowing sails and emotional soundtrack, I would venture that I might actually come away quite inspired by what I just witnessed.
But there are a number of problems with this miniseries, something I was able to pick up in a mere 60 seconds because of having read my bible.
• A: Firstly, and this is nothing new, the Jesus being presented is yet another long haired, hippy Brad Pit lookalike version. The Bible gives very little physical descriptions of our Lord, but the few we do have reveal to us that Jesus was not some handsome looking model type man. In the book of Isaiah we are told: “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:1-2 There is a reason for every single word and sentence and paragraph and chapter found in the Word of God; The Spirit never wastes a single dot or tittle; we do not for instance have our Lord coming into Mary and Martha’s home and saying something like, “Ladies, I really love those curtains, they really match your sofa.” So when The Spirit inspires Isaiah to write down that Jesus has no form nor comeliness and that there is no beauty that we should desire him, it is for us not to be taken in by such glamorous depictions as what Hollywood seems constantly to be throwing our way. It seems important to the Lord that we follow Him for the right reasons; one of those reasons obviously not being that we follow him because he is pleasant to the sensual eye. How many women would have followed him for all the wrong reasons if He did in fact resemble the movie-dom versions? When Mel Gibson’s The Passion was all the rage, homosexual magazines reported many of their readers attending theatres just to catch a glimpse of the actor playing Jesus with his clothes off; which highlight’s the very point I am trying to make here; people in the flesh are very prone to following someone merely because they are of a comely appearance and this is not the reason to follow the Messiah of Israel.
• B: Jesus is in the miniseries once again portrayed as having long, lavish locks, giving him a somewhat effeminate appearance, rather than the manly kind of man he so obviously was according to scripture; this is the step-son of a carpenter with big, rough carpenter’s hands, a man spending much time out in the dry, remorseless wildernesses of Galilee and Judea, this is not someone who has just stepped out of the local Hair Salon with a permanent wave and blow-dry we are speaking about here. Ever been camping? How do you look after only a few days out in the elements? Do you look like you just stepped out of a shampoo advertisement? The other thing I think important here is what Paul has to say about men sporting long hair: “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” 1st Corinthians 11:14 Now unless Jesus decided to sport long locks as a mark of shame in the same manner He went to the cross, which is also seen as a mark of shame in the bible, then these depictions of the long haired hippy Jesus are completely wrong and we should be wary of them as they once again depict a rather physically gorgeous looking Christ, one that will be listened to and followed for all the wrong reasons; a point of fact that Isaiah is trying to point out to us in chapter 53 of his book.
• C: When Jesus tells Simon Peter in this miniseries that He is here to find followers in order to change the world nothing could be further from the truth when it actually comes to the truth found in the Word of God. If Jesus came to change the world why didn’t the world change? Why is it as blood thirty and sin riddled today as it was back then? Why all the wars, including all the so called holy wars? Why all the years of Roman Catholicism oppressing and torturing and murdering all who oppose Mother Church for over a thousand years? Why all the burnings and decapitations carried out by Protestantism for hundreds of years? Why all the slaughter carried out by nearly every country throughout Europe on the Jews century after century? If Jesus came to change the world why has the world gone from bad to worse to almost downright unbearable for the majority of its inhabitants? What changed? The truth is Jesus did not come to change this world as was strongly suggested by this miniseries; we are told in scripture that the world will pass away, that there will one day be a new heavens and a new earth. What is the point of having a new earth if Jesus came to change the earth we now live in? We see what Jesus really came to do if we look at the Gospel of John: “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” John 18:37 Jesus came to bear witness unto the truth, which means he came to reveal all the lies that send people to hell for the lies they are, those lies spun from times of old by the father of them; all the lies about good works outweighing bad works being a safe path to eternal life in paradise, (which incidentally is foundational to ALL religions outside of authentic bible based Christianity, including the many pseudo-Christian religions so popular in our world today). Jesus came to set the captives free from these lies that will lead countless billions into hell. This was a legal language our Lord was using with Pilate, meaning Jesus was about to put all the religious lies and the robbers and thieves who perpetrate those lies to the masses on trial. Jesus was reiterating what He said in chapter 14 of this very same Gospel account, that all others, and all the paths of others, those myriad paths that supposedly lead to paradise, from the teachings of the Pope to the Imam to the Dali Lama to Joseph Smith to whoever produced this latest miniseries, all of them have been put on trial by Jesus and have been found more than wanting. Jesus did not come here to change a fallen world into an unfallen world; He did not come to make bad people good people, He came to bring dead people back to life; to bring people eternally dead in trespasses and sin back to life eternal to escape hell and end up living with Him in heaven.
• D: Finally, I saw another few minutes of this miniseries today as I was getting ready to go to work and it had Jesus hunkering down to be face level with a child, telling that child in a sing-songy voice that there would not be one stone left upon another of the Jerusalem temple. Jesus playfully pokes this child to emphasize each word he says and he is smiling as the child giggles. To those who know the bible and what our Lord was talking about here, the misrepresentation is as plain as noses on faces. What Jesus is referring to is what began to happen as a result of unbelief of Him as the authentic Messiah in AD66 when the siege of Jerusalem began under the onslaught of the Romans. The destruction was so obliterating that tens of hundreds of thousands of Jews died; they starved to the point that they turned on one another behind those towering walls, they murdered each other, it is reported by the historian Josephus that they even went so far as to eat their own children before being murdered by Rome. The Messiah, the real Messiah, would never have recounted this prophesy in this sing-song manner to a child, telling this child that the temple she was taught by her parents as being foundational to their very lives was about to be destroyed; the child would not have been giggling if he had done this, in fact it would have traumatized this child beyond belief. Jesus did not do this in the bible. He prophesied about the ruin of the temple; that there would no longer be a temple, therefore no more sacrifices of animals would take place to annually atone for the sins of the Jewish people; He was to be the final sacrifice, once for all who would come to believe; therefore what is labelled Judaism today is a false one; there is no other sacrifice to be accepted for the atonement of sins; that sacrifice had been fulfilled by the crucifixion of Yeshua of Nazareth; and one must believe that the ransom has been delivered , the debt for sin paid in full by the precious blood of the Lamb forevermore in order to be rescued from the approaching flames that have no end.
These inaccurate Hollywood New Age depictions are a dangerous devise devised by dangerous men and women intent on keeping the truth, the biblical truth, even Yeshua Himself, in the dark; to keep this truth from the masses whilst giving them the impression that the truth has in fact been presented to them. And even though some may roll their eyes and inwardly groan, (in and out of church circles), desiring that we who believe the biblical account would just ‘lighten up’ and ‘wink the eye’ at such worldly depictions of our Saviour, we must continue to do as our Lord has taught us to do, to bear witness of the truth He came to die for, that truth so unpopular in our world, that truth that saves souls from hell and, hopefully, has heaven one glorious day overflowing.
With Prayers of Shalom-Peace & May you remember me loving you enough to tell you the truth,
Your brother in the Lord Yeshua,
Anthony Donaghey
22/4/2014
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The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Price: £5.80

5 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars REALLY??? THIS IS WHAT PASSES AS ART TODAY???, 20 Mar. 2014
Any writer who needs to fill up pages with over five hundred F-Bombs, (what they used to call cursing or swearing or using profanity back in the day when writers didn't need to use such things to get by), is not what I want to use my time watching.
Any actor or actors who needs to fill the screen with their naked body parts to pass it off as some sort of new on the edge acting style or statement is not the actor or the images I want to be poured into my mind via my eyes by way of the big screen.
And any director who needs to constantly shock shock shock one movie after another over substance and interesting narrative is not one I want to waste any more time on - I have already wasted enough time and money on Marty over the years.
Last note: at least when Marty had Bob in his corner the flaws in his direction and narrative could be overlooked because we had an artist who could actually inhabit the role to the point one completely forgot any acting was taking place; with Leo you can see the cogs and wheels creaking and grinding around; one is very much aware that we are watching someone who is "acting" a role instead of inhabiting that role.
No more Marty pictures for me.
Enough profanity is enough profanity already and leaving nothing to my imagination is just too much of an insult to me to have to put up with any more.
I only gave this one star because Amazon will not allow a reviewer to give no stars; but that is my rating, 0/5.
And that is being generous...
Shalom.
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BBC Natural History Collection Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
BBC Natural History Collection Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Price: £21.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WHAT WILDEBEEST ARE REALLY UP TO WHEN WE AREN'T AROUND..., 8 Mar. 2014
The camera work was totally amazing.
Mind and heart blowing stuff indeed!
The evolution sermon from Davey was the usual sermon; all about misapplying human thoughts and behaviours onto the animals. (At one point David tells us that a male Bird of Paradise is actually "feeling dejected" because he has been rejected by a female he was hoping to woo - I mean really? If that bird could talk to us would he ask us for directions to the nearest psychologist's office so as he could rest his weary wee wings, lie down on a leather sofa and chirp on and on about how hard it was cracking his way out of the egg because that must surely be the beginning of his low-wing-self-esteem).
Davey boy does that a lot throughout all his sermons, applies human thought and behaviour reasoning onto animals.
The other thing slightly annoying about Davey boy is he seems always to be telling us that this is what these creatures do whenever they are alone and once again ignores his contamination of the experiment created by the presence of humans and machines onto or into the environment being examined.
For all we know, herds of wildebeests are sitting about with their hooves up, reading the New York Post, drinking cappuccinos with lookouts up on every hill until suddenly one of the lookouts yells, "Quick! It's Davey" as the leader hides his newspaper, skulls his coffee and orders the herd, "Alright now 90% of you chaps onto all fours and moo a lot; 5% of you have a quick fight and scratch your arses on a tree or something and the rest of you start humping" And when Davey's crew are gone, they're are all back to boiling eggs, straining noodles and playing back-gammon, smoking freshly packed pipes and swirling their martinis with an antler.
My point is we don't know what animals do when we are not around because they do it when we are not around; we do, however have a little bit of a clue as to what some animals do when we are around huffing and puffing our way through the dense underbrush, lugging cameras and microphones and tents and whatnot, or hovering overhead in some noisy, pollution spewing helicopter - these creatures have rather good senses after all, and if I can hear a helicopter 5000 feet up in the sky, guess what!
The sermon based on the religion known as Evolution loses this program one star.
Personally I find it amazing that anyone could witness what we are witnessing on these Blu rays and not believe in the One who created all things seen and unseen; for me, it is yet another reason to be filled with awe at what God can do; the heavens themselves declare His Glory, as the Bible would rightfully tell us.
The four stars are for the sheer beauty of the camera work.
Jaw dropping!!!
Absolutely...
Hang on! One of the lookouts just yelled that Davey-boy is coming back.
"Moo..."
Signed
Willy the Wildebeest.


Life [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Life [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
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4.0 out of 5 stars WHAT WILDEBEEST ARE REALLY UP TO WHEN WE AREN'T AROUND..., 7 Mar. 2014
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WHAT WILDEBEEST ARE REALLY UP TO WHEN WE AREN'T AROUND...
The camera work was totally amazing.
Mind and heart blowing stuff indeed!
The evolution sermon from Davey was the usual sermon; all about misapplying human thoughts and behaviours onto the animals. (At one point David tells us that a male Bird of Paradise is actually "feeling dejected" because he has been rejected by a female he was hoping to woo - I mean really? If that bird could talk to us would he ask us for directions to the nearest psychologist's office so as he could rest his weary wee wings, lie down on a leather sofa and chirp on and on about how hard it was cracking his way out of the egg because that must surely be the beginning of his low-wing-self-esteem).
Davey boy does that a lot throughout all his sermons, applies human thought and behaviour reasoning onto animals.
The other thing slightly annoying about Davey boy is he seems always to be telling us that this is what these creatures do whenever they are alone and once again ignores his contamination of the experiment created by the presence of humans and machines onto or into the environment being examined.
For all we know, herds of wildebeests are sitting about with their hooves up, reading the New York Post, drinking cappuccinos with lookouts up on every hill until suddenly one of the lookouts yells, "Quick! It's Davey" as the leader hides his newspaper, skulls his coffee and orders the herd, "Alright now 90% of you chaps onto all fours and moo a lot; 5% of you have a quick fight and scratch your arses on a tree or something and the rest of you start humping" And when Davey's crew are gone, they're are all back to boiling eggs, straining noodles and playing back-gammon, smoking freshly packed pipes and swirling their martinis with an antler.
My point is we don't know what animals do when we are not around because they do it when we are not around; we do, however have a little bit of a clue as to what some animals do when we are around huffing and puffing our way through the dense underbrush, lugging cameras and microphones and tents and whatnot, or hovering overhead in some noisy, pollution spewing helicopter - these creatures have rather good senses after all, and if I can hear a helicopter 5000 feet up in the sky, guess what!
The sermon based on the religion known as Evolution loses this program one star.
Personally I find it amazing that anyone could witness what we are witnessing on these Blu rays and not believe in the One who created all things seen and unseen; for me, it is yet another reason to be filled with awe at what God can do; the heavens themselves declare His Glory, as the Bible would rightfully tell us.
The four stars are for the sheer beauty of the camera work.
Jaw dropping!!!
Absolutely...
Hang on! One of the lookouts just yelled that Davey-boy is coming back.
"Moo..."
Signed
Willy the Wildebeest.


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