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The Ashes 2009: The Official Story [DVD]
The Ashes 2009: The Official Story [DVD]
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 4.45

3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable coverage but left wanting on the extras side, 7 May 2012
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The coverage of a sports event can only be as exciting and entertaining as the event itself, and so its no surprise that this falls short of both the 2005 series in England and the 2010-11 series down under (the less said about 2006-07 the better).

The Channel 5 coverage is pretty decent, with Geoffrey Boycott's commentary being typically abrupt and Simon Hughes back to his best as the analyst. But Mark Nicholas does become tiresome very quickly with his media-friendly hyperbole, so perhaps not a good idea to watch this series as a day-long marathon if you dislike him more than I do.

The place where this really falls down is the extras. There's no documentary about the series, and the brief bits of news before each test don't really make up for that. Simon Hughes' bit is good, as is the slow-motion footage, but the post-Oval interviews really drag on.

If you're a fan of the series and want this just for the cricket that was played, it will do very nicely, but the seasoned England fan may feel a little short-changed.


JVC HA-S360-B Free Style Folding Stereo Headphones Black
JVC HA-S360-B Free Style Folding Stereo Headphones Black
Offered by eTwist
Price: 29.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good sound, just a little fragile, 18 Mar 2012
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These headphones provide some of the best sound I've ever had from portable headphones. The noise protection is pretty decent, the sound quality is superb, and if I have to carry them around then they can just about fold into a jacket pocket. Word of warning, though - the cables are relatively thin so if you're using them in transit quite a lot they will wear out or become loose relatively quickly. My advice is to save these for computer/ home use and use a smaller, in-ear set when you're on the move.


Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, 3 PC, 1 Year Subscription (PC)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, 3 PC, 1 Year Subscription (PC)

5.0 out of 5 stars The complete package, 13 Jan 2012
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After being with Norton for a couple of years and getting really frustrated, I switched to Kaspersky and haven't regretted it for a second.

This package offers great protection from viruses, malware etc. The installation is pretty straightforward compared to the likes of Norton or AVG, it updates automatically and discreetly without slowing your computer down, and it takes up a lot less memory space than other leading brands. The scanning facilities are comprehensive and very easy to use.

In short, Kaspersky is as good a package as you could possibly hope for. Thoroughly recommended!


Flight Of The Conchords: The Complete HBO First Season [DVD] [2007]
Flight Of The Conchords: The Complete HBO First Season [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Bret McKenzie
Offered by streetsahead
Price: 6.07

4.0 out of 5 stars A great Christmas present, 13 Jan 2012
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Can't really comment on this one since I bought this for my Dad as a Christmas present. But he really loved it, so thumbs up I guess!


Flight Of The Conchords - Complete HBO Second Season [DVD] [2009]
Flight Of The Conchords - Complete HBO Second Season [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Bret McKenzie
Price: 7.40

4.0 out of 5 stars A great Christmas present, 13 Jan 2012
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Can't really comment on this one since I bought this for my Dad as a Christmas present. But he really loved it, so thumbs up I guess!


The Ashes Series 2010/2011 Complete Collection 7DVD Box Set
The Ashes Series 2010/2011 Complete Collection 7DVD Box Set
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: 18.49

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4.0 out of 5 stars A thorough(ly entertaining) guide to a great series, 11 Jan 2012
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In the absence of a proper Sky boxset of coverage for UK viewers, this is a more than adequate substitute. The coverage is pretty in-depth and the Channel 9 commentary team are pretty solid (apart from Shane Warne, who basically repeats everything the others say).

The DVD is well-presented with an accompanying booklet which contains a lot of good stats on batting averages and the like. The Behind The Scenes documentary is well put-together, though it would have been nice to see more players interviewed.

The only small niggles with the package are the disappointing second bonus disc, Warne's commentary and the antics of Billy Bowden involving a stump. I'll say no more.

All in all, though, this is a great package to satisfy hardcore fans and engross the cricket noob. Highly recommended.


John Carpenter Collection [DVD]
John Carpenter Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Adrienne Barbeau

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Carpenter Collection, 19 Nov 2010
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This is a very good boxset containing a good spread of John Carpenter's work. Disappointed that Starman or Dark Star are not included, and that a number of discs (like Prince of Darkness) have no real special features. But the picture and sound quality is excellent, the existing special features are informative, there is minimal packaging and the films themselves hold up very well. A must-have for Carpenter fans.


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