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Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years [DVD] [2006]
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Ray Harryhausen
Price: £2.75

8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A present, 26 Jun. 2010
I bought this for an honorary great nephew (age 13) who is dabbling in stop-frame animation and he loves it. Ray Harryhausen can do no wrong!
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The New Tales of Para Handy
The New Tales of Para Handy
Dvd ~ Lawrence Douglas (Para Handy)

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Broad humour with impenetrable accents, 26 Jun. 2010
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Good stuff albeit a bit dated. The Roddy McMillan series seemed to be played "loud". The interplay between the crew can be sublime, e.g "The oil - He uses it in the engine, he puts in on his hair and I fry the breakfast in it" (don't try this at home)
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Blue Murder (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Blue Murder (A Flaxborough Mystery)
by Colin Watson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English whimsy with an edge, 26 Jun. 2010
Delighted that these are available once more and I've now got them all. The "Murder Most English" DVD with four of the novels, is also not bad. The author's pet hates - hypocrites and self-regulated professions shine through and are every bit as relevant today as when the series of books first appeared.


Plaster Sinners (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Plaster Sinners (A Flaxborough Mystery)
by Colin Watson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English whimsy with an edge, 26 Jun. 2010
Delighted that these are available once more and I've now got them all. The "Murder Most English" DVD with four of the novels, is also not bad. The author's pet hates - hypocrites and self-regulated professions shine through and are every bit as relevant today as when the series of books first appeared.


Coffin Scarcely Used (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Coffin Scarcely Used (A Flaxborough Mystery)
by Colin Watson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English whimsy with an edge, 26 Jun. 2010
Delighted that these are available once more and I've now got them all. The "Murder Most English" DVD with four of the novels, is also not bad. The author's pet hates - hypocrites and self-regulated professions shine through and are every bit as relevant today as when the series of books first appeared.


Four from the Witch World (Witch World Novels (Paperback Tor))
Four from the Witch World (Witch World Novels (Paperback Tor))
by Andre Norton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Present for someone else, 26 Jun. 2010
Bought these for my grandaughter with strict instructions for an honest review - no response yet!


The Singles Collection
The Singles Collection
Price: £9.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Generous Quantity, 11 April 2010
This review is from: The Singles Collection (Audio CD)
Very reasonably priced collection. A lot of easy listening background stuff, but probably worth the price for "Taboo" - I recall this was used very effectively at London's Windmill theatre in the 1960s! - and for "The Quiet Village"


Rock, Rock, Rock! [1956] [DVD]
Rock, Rock, Rock! [1956] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tuesday Weld
Price: £4.11

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical fifties rock and roll film, 19 Oct. 2009
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Watch the musical acts and don't bother with the plot - even for the young Tuesday Weld who later developed into an accomplished actress. This advice holds for all films of this nature except "The Girl Can't Help It" which is a good comedy in its own right.


Atkins-Travis Traveling Show/Reflections
Atkins-Travis Traveling Show/Reflections
Price: £15.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Great Musicians, 19 Oct. 2009
This CD combining two LPs is a must for anyone who likes to hear the guitar in popular/ country/ragtime music played properly, without much if any in the way of gimmicks or special effects. I believe I have all the Chet Atkins collaborative albums, and the one with Merle Travis is my favourite with both players showing effortless control of their instruments. The opening track "Down Home Blues" gives an insight as to how Atkins and Travis started out. All three players earned their places at the top of their profession by hard work allied to great talent. The singing is pretty basic and this is best viewed as an instrumental CD. Doc Watson is still playing in his mid-eighties; Merle and Chet are long gone.


Jamboree [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Jamboree [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ DERMOT O.BRIEN

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just watch the song segments, 19 Oct. 2009
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These films typically have abysmal plots and even worse acting. Their raison d'etre is to show the popular singers and bands of the day strutting their stuff. These were the forerunners of the pop video and were eagerly awaited by us teenagers who had no idea what the people who produced this wonderful music looked like. The beauty of the DVD is that one can see the musical acts without having to sit through the rest. As such, this review would suffice for any of these fifties/early sixties offerings.

(The noteable exception to this is "The Girl Can Help It" a good comedy in its own right with a knockout performance from Edmund O'Brien. Unfortunately in this film only partial performances were shown in some cases. Most the the Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent material appears to have gone on the cutting room floor and is probably lost forever.)


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