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What's the Matter with Helen? + Whoever slew Auntie Roo? (Region 2)
What's the Matter with Helen? + Whoever slew Auntie Roo? (Region 2)
Dvd ~ Debbie Reynolds
Offered by AUDIO VIDEO DISCO - Discount Entertainment sent from the UK
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley Winters at her deranged best, 8 Feb 2014
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2 good films for the price.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo is a deliciously warped fairytale-like story with quite a few familiar faces from UK films and TV and a twisted "happy ending" John Waters would be proud of.

In What's The Matter Helen, Shelley Winters and Debbie Reynolds play the mothers of a pair of convicted murderers in the 1930's. To get away from the bad publicity and anonymous, threatening phone calls they move to California and open a dance school for children. Adelle likes a good time and is soon dating a Texas millionaire while the deeply religious and slightly unbalanced Helen stays locked in at home because she fears intruders. They think they are safe until the phonecalls start again and bad things start happening. Someone is out for revenge but who is it? And what is the matter with Helen? This has to be one of the campest psychological thrillers ever made. Good fun with some ketchup gore.

The only slight problem is that the sound on the Auntie Roo disc isnt brilliant so you have to turn the tv up quite a bit, but then again for 40yr old movies that have not been digitally remastered you cant expect cinema sound quality so that is why I am still giving 5 stars


Sci Fi Classics [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Sci Fi Classics [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ John Call
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 12.04

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price, 16 April 2013
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50 Sci-fi Classics? Not quite. There are some quite good, some bad and some dreadfull. A few of them are completely unwatchable because of the lack of picture quality and some of them have nothing to do with sci-fi. On a plus note, the discs are Region 0 so will play almost anywhere and I would say that as long as you pay less than 20 for it then you are getting a fair bargain


Psychomania [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Psychomania [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Nicky Henson
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 10.28

5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest zombie biker movie ever?, 16 April 2013
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I have been looking for this early 1970's British horror film for ages. Compared to modern films it is not the slightest bit scary, however it is great fun to watch. In fact, watching it now, some of the scenes are completely camp and unintentionally funny. The basic storyline is that a biker gang come back from the dead and go on a murdering rampage. They have to be the most well spoken bike gang ever. Great soundtrack, great cast and look out for a very early role for June Brown aka Dot Cotton from Eastenders.
The Severin Films version I bought is not Region 1 as stated but is actually Region 0 so will play on most dvd players as long as your TV can show NTSC (most modern ones can).

The film has been restored from the best material available and has great picture and sound quality. The extras are really good and include recent interviews with some of the cast, interviews with the soundtrack composer John Cameron and singer Harvey Andrews, and the original cinema trailer.

OK it is never going to be awarded the title of the greastest film ever but it is 90 minutes of fun


Unknown World [DVD]
Unknown World [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Kellogg
Price: 3.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 14 Jan 2013
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Not one of the better dvd's from Elstree Hill. Quite an enjoyable story even if the special effects are a bit ropey. However the sound is pretty atrocious and muffled and the picture quality isnt great so it does spoil your viewing quite a lot. It is watchable, but only just, and you have to turn your tv volume up high to be able to make out what is being said
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Phantom From Space [DVD]
Phantom From Space [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ted Cooper

3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad liitle film, 14 Jan 2013
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OK so it's not digitally remastered and there are a few picture flaws. As usual Elstree Hill seem to have just lifted it from video and put it onto DVD. It is a bit grainy but the sound is clear enough. Considering it was only 2.99, I would say that if you are a fan of old sci-fi then add it to your collection. Not a bad little film for the price


The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) DVD Reg 2
The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) DVD Reg 2
Dvd ~ Willard Parker
Price: 13.91

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a creepy little film, 5 Jan 2013
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As good as, if not better than some of the sci-fi that was coming out of Hollywood at the same time. Ok so it hasnt been made on a huge budget but apart from the home made looking alien robots, it actually gets away with it as it all seems to have been filmed on location and not in studios.


Agnes Browne [DVD]
Agnes Browne [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anjelica Huston
Price: 5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Its Mrs Brown (almost), 5 Jan 2013
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Dont be expecting the Agnes Brown from the TV series but dont let that put you off. It is based on the same characters and parts of it are hilariously funny and Anjelica Houston plays a far softer Agnes than the tv show. It will have you in stitches and then moments later in tears.If you are a fan of the TV series then you will recognise a few of the faces in it too. If you are not a fan of the series then give this a try as it not as coarse as the tv show can sometimes be and it is a really good story


Twice Round the Daffodils [DVD] (1962)
Twice Round the Daffodils [DVD] (1962)
Dvd ~ Juliet Mills
Price: 10.41

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4.0 out of 5 stars Carry On Nurse, 5 Jan 2013
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A lovely little comedy from the same people that brought us the Carry Ons. Its a lot less "in your face" than the Carry Ons but there are still quite a few giggles to be had with many of the regular Carry On team


Cult Camp Classics 2: Women in Peril [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Cult Camp Classics 2: Women in Peril [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Eleanor Parker
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 16.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought, 5 Jan 2013
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So here you have Joan Crawford,(in her last movie role), with a killer stoneage caveman, Lana Turner being terrorised by "youngsters" who are trying to make her go mad by feeding her LSD and Eleanor Parker as the first time petty crook being thrown into a prison with sadistic wardens and psycho inmates. What more could you want fo an enjoyable night at home? To be honest, they are actually a lot better than I am making them sound here, especially Caged and not only that but as I have found with most Region 1 discs from Warner Brothers, they play just as well on UK region 2 dvd players


It's a Wonderful Life [DVD] [1946]
It's a Wonderful Life [DVD] [1946]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic, 5 Jan 2013
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I dont think there is anything you can say about this movie that hasnt been said before. And this time you have the choice of watching the original B/W or the colourised version. I used to prefer the B/W, having only ever seen the colourised vhs version years ago which wasn't the best, but I have to say the colour version on dvd is pretty damn good


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