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Sight & Sound
Sight & Sound
Offered by soulsearchingplus
Price: £8.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Signing Off+, 27 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Sight & Sound (Audio CD)
Great to get a good hits package with dvd of the best early bits. Really brought back the memories of getting the Signing Off album and the move to more chart friendly fare.


Bomb Cosmetics Springtime Gift Pack
Bomb Cosmetics Springtime Gift Pack

4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and pleasant, 27 Mar 2013
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Nicely packaged and good contents. A mothers day present that was well appreciated. Likely to reorder, checking that the bombs are prevelant


Akira Kurosawa - The Samurai Collection [DVD]
Akira Kurosawa - The Samurai Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Akira Kurosawa
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £24.92

5.0 out of 5 stars A Call to Arms? ENJOY, 1 Feb 2013
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Having only seen Yojimbo one night on a 14inch Sony TV in the late 70's this is a revelatory experience.
Not seen all films yet - but just the Seven Samurai has wondrous breadth of character and action. 6 stars


MaxRam 32GB Class 10 SD SDHC Memory Card
MaxRam 32GB Class 10 SD SDHC Memory Card
Price: £16.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional price for very good product, 1 Feb 2013
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Slight (one day) delay in arrival- possibly due to Post Office. But no qualms about product. Will certainly look at this brand again.


Westerns Collection [Blu-ray] [1956] [Region Free]
Westerns Collection [Blu-ray] [1956] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Price: £14.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a Bunch, 29 Nov 2012
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A considerable bargain. The Wild Bunch and The Searchers alone will cost you more. They, and Rio Bravo- are classics. The other films are fun too (although not as good as those 3). The package gives a good breadth of tone and shows developments as Westerns moved around from White and black hat characterisations. Just get them before they go in to that Fordian sunset.


The White Room
The White Room
Offered by trec002
Price: £11.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tammy met the Prodigy? She'd slay 'em. BRILLIANT, 15 Sep 2012
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This review is from: The White Room (Audio CD)
White = Mulicoloured swapshop ex Noel E.
Never kick out the Jams.
This remains a guilty pleasure. Dance music that knows how to rock but is crass and epic. Sisters of Mercy on Ecstacy?
They got Tammy W in to the mix in biblical proportions. Frankie Goes To Hollywood learnt a lot from these guys.... Knowingly (lovingly) Stupid.
If you like this try some Was not Was ("Hi Dad ... I'm in Jail" might be a good follow on from here).
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Day of the Dead [DVD]
Day of the Dead [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joseph Pilato
Price: £7.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Serious (NOT ROB) Zombie Flick ( or Bub 'll get y'all), 13 Sep 2012
This review is from: Day of the Dead [DVD] (DVD)
Purchased as part of the four disc boxset c. 2002.
My view is that this is the best of Romero' zombie films to date.
Romero executes the last days with a dispassionate and (possibly) very gory sardonic humour.
Brief Synopsis - "Blackadder' Darling" in charge of the "war" against zombies; The head scientist (nicknamed Frankenstein) trying to domesticate them (zombies,soldiers and civillian survivors), civillians agog at the mismanagement by the army and the scientists, and the grunts not getting a lot of time to do anything but complain, and die.
It's not subtle - but like Return of the Living Dead,Shaun..., Dawn... - the remake, Zombieland and the fourth of the trilogy- Land...) there is gore aplenty, and a lot of subtext, if you want it.
The payoffs are the equal of those in the 1st 2 movies. The effects are still jaw dropping - Mr Savini and his cohorts outdo themselves. The nearest match I can imagine, to the last 20 minutes of mayhem, would be to somehow get transported in to a Breughel or Bosch painting.
SPOILER ALERT Romero' characters do not comply to stereotype all the way through. They get subverted very soon after they are setup. One bad turn deserves another... The captain in charge , the scientist playing at God, the girl, the good time "boys" - are all stock , but watch how they develop or don't...
Romero does not appear to want us to get too attached to any of the main protaginists, as we had in Dawn and Night. The best character is dead... The overriding feeling is that anyone could be for the chomp... In deed have humans become just food?
This film goes further with the "progress" and regression elements that were hinted at in the first 2 movies. This is more than a Hollywood disaster movie (Think Will Smith in Legion has it tough???), This is gristley and gut wrenching (literally) but properly thought provoking and entertaining.
This is a classic 10 out of 5


Batman Begins / The Dark Knight - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [2005] [Region Free]
Batman Begins / The Dark Knight - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [2005] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Price: £5.91

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bats Entertainment, 2 July 2012
Sufferin Salt Peter... These aint no Adam West pantomimes. Crunching potboilers with a lovely Alfie riff. Paced at full tilt from begins to knight' end. Cameos and sets at a premium. Humour fairly low on the priority list.
Grim and grimy with the "reverence of" but not slavish adherence to various legends.
Bale and Scare crow steal 'Begins.
Ledger is stunning as the Joker, but Harvey Dent and the crew make this a very dark comic adaptation. Gary Oldman as Smiley and Gordon? He nails both.
Begins and TDK are at least 5 out of 5 - The Dark Knight slightly the better of the 2.
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X-Men: First Class - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
X-Men: First Class - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ James McAvoy
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £11.49

5.0 out of 5 stars XMplary fantasy fun, 8 May 2012
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Not seen prior to bluray.
Best adaptation (no pun intended) since Hellboy.
Best cast and villains (super or otherwise). Special credit to the "super" humans -Raven, Azeeasel(?), Angel and Banshee getting enough personnae to show their feet of clay (include Xavier and Magneto).
Nicely nuanced, fast paced and well produced.
Hugely entertaining and great merging arcs of plot and characterisation. A great romp and the extras suggest what appears on screen was a fairly good rendition of the cast and crews expectations.
11/10


Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ James Franco
Price: £7.50

3.0 out of 5 stars Better than the 1st reboot - but not as good as 4th original, 8 May 2012
The premise is laudable, and all concerned give it a good lustre, but this is soso hokum, not humdinging.
The drama never really gets beyond the CGI. Again this is no fault of the actors (especially the exemplary mr Serkis) but CGI keeps me at arms length from sympathising with Cesar and Franco. Get back to the masks or do anime....


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