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Torras No Added Sugar White Chocolate and Strawberry Bar (Pack of 10)
Torras No Added Sugar White Chocolate and Strawberry Bar (Pack of 10)
Offered by Healthy Goodies
Price: £15.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, but with reservations, 26 May 2016
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This tastes wonderful. Unfortunately it does seem to spike my blood sugar even in tiny amounts. Having diabetes, this is a concern. I much prefer chocolate made using Stevia which doesn't affect my blood sugar,but it's almost impossible to get a white chocolate version.
Pity I've had to buy 10 bars to find out this is dodgy for me!
I'd advise any diabetics to check their blood sugar about eating this, as unfortunately, some of us cannot get away with certain sugar substitutes.
But can't fault the taste,it's gorgeous.


Possession of Michael King, The [DVD]
Possession of Michael King, The [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shane Johnson
Price: £3.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demons singing sweetly, 10 July 2015
Ok, I can't often be bothered to write reviews, partly because most horror films these days are so uninspired that there's nothing to say. Plenty of hype or apparently good reviews mean nothing much anymore, and I'm fed-up of spending money on trash that has obviously been reviewed by friends and family of whoever made it for the express reason of making some poor fools buy it, when any honest person would name it for the steaming pile of dross it actually is. Amazon reviews used to bear some resemblance to reality, but not anymore.
So, to finally part with my cash, expecting another turd, to get something like this...well, demons
are singing sweetly here right now...as they are in this film. I'm not often surprised or disturbed by horror films nowadays, but this one did both, several times!
Raw, stark, and really pretty unnerving, coupled with outstanding acting from the main guy and sublime effects, all combine to make this a little gem of a film. I don't know anything about who is behind it, and sadly there are no extras, but I salute you for giving a jaded palate something tangy and fresh to feast on.

I won't be attempting to summon any demons any time soon!
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100 Skeins Stranded Deal CXC 100% Cotton Thread
Offered by Fasun
Price: £3.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Dec. 2014
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Fantastic value, huge saving over what you would pay in the shops


13 Sins [DVD]
13 Sins [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Stamm
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: £3.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for,you might get it., 5 July 2014
This review is from: 13 Sins [DVD] (DVD)
This is a semi-remake of a Thai film: 13 Game of Death. It starts in a similar way but then deviates from the original. It's also got a strong edge of black humour, whereas the original was played much straighter and had a darker philosophy.
It is an interesting, quirky film and I enjoyed it although I was disappointed by the removal of the extremely gross meal the original character has to eat as part of his tasks....and I don't mean the fly!

Some good acting,especially the 'corpse in the cafe' segment, which is laugh out loud,almost slapstick. The film loses the humour right at the end,but by then it's perhaps a little late to take it totally seriously. I enjoyed the idea that these games have been around for a long time and the hint that several major historical events were games tasks.

It's worth checking out the Thai original, as they are quite different in tone.


Wrecked [DVD]
Wrecked [DVD]
Dvd ~ Josh Duhamel
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £2.93

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The sort of buddy movie no one would want to be in!, 8 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Wrecked [DVD] (DVD)
This film only misses a 5 star rating as I found it stretched credibility just a touch too far in places. But if you can put aside the feelings of: "why on earth did they do that/not do this?" and enjoy the film for it's acting and setting, both of which are outstanding, then you will not be disappointed.
I am not easily surprised by films these days,but I can honestly say that the ending sent a chill throughout my whole body.
Highly recommended.


Under The Bed [DVD]
Under The Bed [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jonny Weston
Price: £6.77

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Under the bed..., 19 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Under The Bed [DVD] (DVD)
...is the best place for this film if you can't be bothered to put it in the bin!

Dear God,did I really waste money on this pile of drivel? Were the other reviewers watching another film? One that actually had a decent plot and credible acting?

I'm not hard to please with horror films,really, but I do kind of like them to make some sort if sense and this had me totally nonplussed within the first 15 mins with the first most ridiculous premiss ever....

Older kid has some trauma to do with a monster under the bed, goes away for a couple of years and comes back still all spooked and moody, glowering at his bedroom door all bug-eyed with fear. He then finds his little brother has been SLEEPING IN HIS ROOM since he left!
Whaaattt?? Does this kid have a persecution complex or something ?? Did he gather big bro went nuts due to a beastie under the bed and figure that far from nailing the door shut and barricading it with crosses and holy water he would leave his non-beastied room and go in there instead?! Sure he does,the little tyke!

Follow this up with some very,very stupid ideas about avoiding said monster: don't move or make any noise...yet they carry on yapping and little bro takes a running jump onto the bed as an example of staying still and making no noise. Both brothers then decide to spend a night sleeping on a chest of drawers and avoiding the bed with some weird idea that the creature is bound to the bed. Which it isn't,of course, as it ends up rampaging around next door,drawn by SKIN CELLS on the pillows they take round for a sleepover...yes indeed!!

I found myself wondering what exactly the monster had done to so upset big bro when he says at some point it never got closer than a couple of foot from him. Did it make grunting noises, shake the bed a bit? Did it bitch about it's day and keep him awake? It's certainly upped it's game for his return as it goes lollopping around ripping off heads by the end of the film, seeming to have abandoned any decent monster rules about keeping hidden from adults and only scaring kids.
Maybe it found the kids scary,certainly the neighbour kids are a couple of the oddest I've ever seen in a film.

So anyway...so far, so bad. Throw in a bullying 'I'll make a man of you!' father who likes to lock his kids in the bedroom and who overacts shamelessly,and a stepmother who tries to be sympathetic and has a weird, early on encounter with a set of claws and jumping washing machines that is never referred to again; a creepy neighbour(father of the creepy kids), and a love interest that never goes anywhere, and you have a whole ragbag of loose ends and pointless plotlines that go nowhere.

In an ending as amazingly dumb as I've ever seen, big bro attempts a Leatherface on the creature and is bitch-slapped for his pains, finally defeating it by throwing the ashes of his dead mum at it. I kid you not! Supermum from beyond the grave,her ashes oh so conveniently being kept in the garage where the final showdown takes place. As she is barely mentioned in the rest of the film,I've no idea why her ashes would save the day, but obviously the writer thinks they should,so they do. So there.
Everything ends with a hug in the garage.

If you like awfully stereotyped characters that do things even awfully stereotyped characters wouldn't do and plot holes so huge you could drive a bus through,then this could be the movie for you!
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Closed Circuit [DVD]
Closed Circuit [DVD]
Dvd ~ Stefano Fregni
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £1.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extreme...crapness, 4 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Closed Circuit [DVD] (DVD)
OK, though I sorta know in my heart that films that trumpet 'extreme edition' generally disappoint, I succumbed in a moment of weakness and got this.

Sigh.

Let's get this straight, there is no 'extreme' anything, other than boredom.The small amount of violence is very matter-off-fact and minimal.Not that I need spurting blood and such(though certain people might disagree), but if it is advertised on the box then I damn well want it!
Another 'found footage' type film, it has a very questionable premiss, and too many niggles...why do the obviously foreign actors attempt to speak bad English when awful dubbing would have done? Why do none of the women who visit the protagonist's home realise within a split second of him starting to speak that he is a bad egg and get the Hell out? Why all the repeated and tedious camera fiddling by the two snoopers? Why does the film feel like half of it was lopped out of a bad 1970's porn film, without the porn? All these questions and more I have absolutely no interest in finding the answers to.

To give the film slight plus points, it didn't go for needless exploitation and it had a psycho so banal that I guess he could have walked past anyone on the street without raising eyebrows(until he started speaking and letching that is...'oh, you're a pretty girl aren't you, do you have a boyfriend? Would you like a sweetie?' in nasty, sleazy and badly spoken English). And I did feel the horror of the girl who got caught in the end, trapped in the bathroom knowing she'd never make it out alive.

But it's been done so very much better by other films.And unless it's French or Asian, don't believe the 'extreme' crap on the box, cos it isn't and won't be.


Nazi Zombies [DVD]
Nazi Zombies [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Reilly
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £1.85

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dross, 4 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Nazi Zombies [DVD] (DVD)
The slipcase is the best thing about this film!

I confess to being something of a zombie aficionado, so I will occasionally put up with films that might be a little on the crap side from time to time, if I am given suitable splatter content...I can cope with badly lit films, and dodgy camera work, and even bad acting, if the film manages to have a new angle or a sense of humour.
This film had it all, but no plus points.It's badly acted, badly shot, the effects are total rubbish, and it tries to take itself seriously.

Don't bother, there's better out there for your seven pounds, or whatever I paid for it. I took it back and demanded a refund!(And got it!)
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Perfect Sense [DVD]
Perfect Sense [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: £4.38

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing and weirdly beautiful, 2 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Perfect Sense [DVD] (DVD)
Having long been a lover of anything to do with viruses/plagues, and currently studying microbiology at the Open University, I bought this, not really expecting anything that great.To be honest,I've seen so much horror over the years that it takes a lot to make an impression.These days it has to be over-the-top gore and splatter, or a really strong idea/emotional hook to register.
This film is a nice little oddity. Not gory at all, and with acting that is pretty good-apart from a couple of moments when I felt it threatened to fall into parody and I had to try not to giggle- and it left me feeling surprisingly emotional.
Whether the actual premiss is realistic is open to much question, but hey, so is the zombie virus!
Unlike male viewers who probably enjoyed it, I got a bit fed-up with the amount of breastage on show, and felt it was somewhat unnecessary.

The film suffered a little from not fitting comfortably into any particular genre, was it more a romance or horror?Or neither? The idea -that a virus could rob humans of all their senses- is so utterly horrific it hardly bears thinking about, but the film didn't really get into the harshest realities of such a proposition, and instead tried to concentrate on the possibility of a relationship offering some kind of hope.But I was left wondering about the 5th sense: touch...what if that somehow got taken away? The film-makers didn't go there, which is probably just as well because a darker, more hopeless existence is hard to think of!
It did leave me with niggles, but sometimes, flawed films have glimmers of something great, and this is one of them.

For a totally different take on the idea of being rendered without human senses, 'Senseless' offers something a lot more unflinching.


Senseless [DVD][2008]
Senseless [DVD][2008]
Dvd ~ Jason Behr
Offered by ludovico_institute
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing, 7 April 2011
This review is from: Senseless [DVD][2008] (DVD)
Having been into the horror genre for years, it takes a lot to shock or unnerve me. This film managed both.

I was expecting torture porn(which wouldn't have disappointed me as I do have a soft spot for sadistic films,lol), but what I got was something much darker and infinitely more compelling.
Imagine waking up not knowing where you are, to be faced with masked people who seem not only determined, but reasonable, in what they intend to do.Which is to deprive you of all your senses in a methodical and merciless manner.

The actual scenes of Eliot having his senses systematically removed are unflinching in their reality, and I actually could not watch one of them. It is done in an understated way, without the over-the-top spurting blood of the more run-of-the-mill films, and this makes it harder to watch and leave images that linger in the mind long after the film has finished.

It forces you to engage with Eliot on a one-to-one basis, putting you in the position of
accomplice to his mistreatment. The points it makes about our fascination with the suffering of our fellow human beings are uncomfortable in the extreme. And believable.

Clever, original and disturbing.


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