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The Expendables 3 [DVD]
The Expendables 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: £15.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ignores Its Fanbase, Deserved To Flop., 15 Sep 2014
This review is from: The Expendables 3 [DVD] (DVD)
The Expendables are aimed at grown men who love old action heroes and films from the 80s, and good gory practical 18 cert action.
This third Expendables aims towards teenagers and removes every element that made the first two so enjoyable.
The violence is gone. The blood is gone. The bad language is gone. 90% of the cast are reduced to cameos and replaced by four young nobodies. The film is also dripping with awful CGI from the opening scene to the final battle.
I LOVED the first two. More than I should have, but this film deserved its poor box office and awful reputation.
Its impossible to care about, and never has so much action been so boring. Mel Gibson is pretty good in it though. I'm a big Stallone fan and have to say, this could be his worse performance by a considerable margin. He didn't even phone it in, he text it in.
Now, I can get past the 12A rating and younger cast if it was a GOOD film. It is not a good film in any way WHATSOEVER.
An awful film is every aspect and its misleading that Jet Li's name appears so high in the cast list. His screen time is approx 3 minutes.

WWE Defining Moments Series: Ric Flair - WWE Elite Collection Figure
WWE Defining Moments Series: Ric Flair - WWE Elite Collection Figure
Offered by ToyTyme
Price: £33.99

5.0 out of 5 stars WWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!, 9 Sep 2014
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After Hulk Hogan (which is due next year) This was my most wanted Mattel WWE figure and it turned out perfectly.
Flair is an elite style figure and comes in (newly relaunched) Defining Moments packaging.
Although this figure isn't based on any particular moment, I love the attire and accessory choices.
The robe is made beautifully, with butterfly designs front and back and the white feathery parts on the sleeves and collar look great and feel very well made.
He comes with a shiny WHC belt, again, wonderfully detailed with the red rubies painted on.
The figure itself is excellent. The attire is blue, with 'RF' on the trunks and boots. There are darker blue parts on the back of his kneepads, the trunks are baby blue and the boots dark blue.
The real star of this figure is the head. It is an absolute dead ringer for Slick Ric.
Whilst some have complained it seems to be an older portrait of Flair, I think it is so accurate that I can't complain.
Whilst this figure is hard to find and WAY over-priced, I had to have it.
When I opened mine, his right leg was off from the knee down. Panic and tears ensued, but after a medical procedure involving a hairdryer, Ric is styling and profiling. One of the most essential Mattel WWE figures in recent memory.

Army of Darkness Men's Smoking Chainsaw Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Black, Medium
Army of Darkness Men's Smoking Chainsaw Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Black, Medium
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy, 9 Sep 2014
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Received in the post today, huge fan of AOD and was very happy with the T-Shirt.
I was a bit cocky and ordered a medium (even though I'm slightly 'cuddly')and it fit well, but actually could have been a tiny bit smaller.
The print is large and clear, the T-shirt is nice and soft.
I'm unsure how it will hold up to washing, but as of now, I am one cool looking bad-*ss Army Of Darkness fan beating away the hordes of women with a big stick.

WWE: Omg! Volume 2 - The Top 50 Incidents In WCW History [DVD]
WWE: Omg! Volume 2 - The Top 50 Incidents In WCW History [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hulk Hogan
Price: £21.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Way Better Than I Expected - ALOT Of Fun!, 9 Sep 2014
Growing up as a WWE fan in the 90's, All I really knew about WCW was that they were the enemy.
I enjoyed OMG Vol 1 alot more than most people did, and Vol 2 KIND of interested me.
After winning it in a Twitter contest, I though I'd give it a chance, and spent the weekend watching it.
I am so glad that I did. whilst WCW's still loyal fans may see it as a bashing, I thoroughly enjoyed it and actually had to take a breather a few times due to laughing so hard (Psycho Sids 'why me' , Ric Flair and a bus of mental patients on their way to Nitro)
There is a top 50 list, and I would say the balance is roughly 35 awful/hilarious moments to 15 genuinely great moments.
The interviews during the segments are also very entertaining.
Disc 1 contains the countdown running at 2hr 15min and also quite a few full segments or matches.
Disc 2 contains segments and matches including some exclusive to Blu Ray.
This release has English subtitles.
For anybody curious, the AWFUL OMG music for each clip remains.
The cover of the set is also a bit of a middle finger to WCW, WCW had plenty of star power and memorable moments to feature.

Overall I completely loved this set as a throwback to when wrestling was a bit madder, even dumber, but ultimately, more entertaining.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Chris Evans
Price: £14.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, Exciting, Amazing., 22 Aug 2014
My personal favourite film of 2014 so far (amazing, since I strongly dislike the first) has arrived on ANOTHER disappointing Disney Blu Ray release. The film itself looks and sounds absolutely perfect - it really is showcase material for Blu Ray.
But not including the audio commentary, the extras add up to approximately 20 minutes.
For a quality film like this, that's just not good enough for DVD let alone Blu Ray!
This film has such a different tone for a Marvel film and felt so fresh after the slight let-downs of Thor the Dark World and Iron Man 3. Its feels grittier, with a very practical visual style and Captain America walks away from this film as my favourite Avenger.
I seriously recommend this film, but don't expect to be blown away by the release.
If you already own this and have watched the features, CUT THE CHECK!

The Toxic Avenger - Uncut Nuclear Edition [Blu-ray]
The Toxic Avenger - Uncut Nuclear Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Andree Maranda
Price: £16.25

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 88Films Toxic Avenger Blu Ray Review - Toxie Gets Some Region 2 Love At Last, 16 Aug 2014
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My Toxic Avenger Blu Ray arrived today, and Im just finished watching it. I can confirm it is still the absolute perfect Friday night film!
It is uncut (first time it has been in the UK since VHS) and is is widescreen.
The transfer is miraculous, honestly I can't believe how much of an upgrade this is from the Region1 DVD.
Theres next to no grain, day time scenes are at times razor sharp, and the colours are vivid. God damn I love Blu Ray (when done right)
There are no other languages other than English, and there are no subtitles.
Also included is the 92 minute Japanese cut (full-frame, awful picture quality) and an audio commentary by Lloyd Kaufman which I have yet to listen to, but its almost certain to be fun.
The bonus features appear plentiful, but theres nothing informative. Just a few short features (such as Toxie at home, Lloyd living on the streets, a tour of Troma HQ)
What I did really like though was 'Mopboy Secrets with commentary by Mark Torgl' a few minute compilation of Melvyns scenes with Mark giving some quite good insight.

The Blu Ray comes in a really unique green Amaray case, and has reversible cover art, its nice, but I'll be sticking with the classic poster I think.

I have noticed though, since pre-orders where put up on amazon, the inclusion of the DVD in this set has been dropped. Kind of a pity as I do miss those Double Play sets.

Overall -
Toxic Avenger fan? Please feel safe in buying this, it is AMAZING to see classics like this get treated so well and its a huge improvement on every previous release I have ever owned.

Not a Toxic Avenger fan? You just haven't experienced it yet!
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The Muppets Bumper 6 Movie Box Set [Blu-ray]
The Muppets Bumper 6 Movie Box Set [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Tina Fey
Price: £28.75

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its Not Easy Being Blu., 12 Aug 2014
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This was a must for me - Muppets Most Wanted on Blu Ray is £15 and this set was £28. That meant a brand new film and five upgrades for me.
4 of the films are also on Blu Ray for the first time in the UK.
The films are spread across 5 discs:

Muppets Most Wanted get its own case (all films are stored in slimline Amaray cases)
The Muppets (2011) and The Muppet Movie are in the second case on 2 separate discs.
The third case has 3 films. Muppet Christmas Carol gets a disc of its own, while Caper and Treasure Island are on 1 disc.

Muppets Most Wanted and The Muppets look GORGEOUS and sound perfect.

The Movie Movie, the best film in this set, is disappointing. Very grainy, rarely sharp but nice and colourful.

Muppet Christmas Carol (which the cover states is remastered) has another very disappointing transfer. Little better than the DVD I own, and its grainy. The film is still cut with 'when love is gone' still missing.

Great Muppet Caper looks absolutely terrible. Grainy, blurry and soft - honestly, stick with the DVD of this one!

Muppet Treasure Island, my personal worst Muppet movie, looks similar to Christmas Carol but slightly better.

If your wondering why 'Take Manhattan' and 'From Space' are not included, its likely due to the fact they are distributed by Columbia Tristar.

There are quite a few special features spread across the 5 discs, but nothing too essential.
For audio and subtitle details please feel free t check out the costumer images I uploaded.

A nearly amazing set, but very poor transfers for the classics take away from it. I would still recommend to Muppets fans, and who isn't a Muppet fan?
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Calvary [Blu-ray] [2014]
Calvary [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Brendan Gleeson
Price: £12.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calvary Blu Ray Review, 11 Aug 2014
This review is from: Calvary [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
Calvary has arrived on Blu Ray and it looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous. The transfer is razor sharp with minimal to no grain and the colours bright, but muted when required.
The Blu Ray contains English subtitles and audio description. The bonus material (no subtitles) consists of 47 minutes of interviews with all major cast members and they are very enjoyable, particularly Pat Shortt, Dylan Moran, Chris ODowd and of course, Brendan Gleeson.
As for the film itself, it is absolutely unforgettable. With the best opening scene of the year, an amazing script, beautify scenery and some of the finest acting you will ever see, Calvary is an unforgettable film - up there with the likes of The Guard, Garage and The Commitments as one of my favourite Irish films of all time.
It can perhaps come across as over confident at times, but that's a minor complaint and one of my end.
I would highly recommend this film - also comes in a nice slipcase.

National Lampoon Vacation Boxset [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
National Lampoon Vacation Boxset [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Chevy Chase
Price: £12.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth It At The Current £12 But...., 10 Aug 2014
....The picture quality on all 4 films are DVD quality at best. Very grainy and soft. Seriously, I bought this set for 2 reasons (and it was definitely not a picture upgrade)

1) Vacation has an 85 minute documentary - worth a watch but for some reason has lots of interview clips repeated. Great to see so much of the cast interviewed but Randy Quaid is absent.
2) Christmas Vacation is uncut, unlike previous DVD releases.

I re-watched three of the films and checked the picture quality on Christmas Vacation (didn't feel like watching it in August!) and was so disappointed in them - I had to double check they weren't DVDs in a Blu Ray case!

As for the films:

Vacation is a classic, I absolutely love it.

European Vacation is painful viewing. This is only the second I have ever seen it, and it is even worse than I remember. Annoying kids, ugly visuals and a nasty tone. It's also a completely laugh free experience. It also has a VERY dull audio commentary by Chevy Chase.

Christmas Vacation - My favourite Christmas film, watched at least twice every December

Vegas Vacation - MUCH funnier than European Vacation, and good fun in that rubbish but brilliant 90's way (e.g. Tommy Boy, Bill Madison, Night At The Roxbury)

Overall, its essential if you're a fan and you don't have these films on DVD, and worth £12 for the new bonus material if your upgrading from DVD.

WWE Battle Packs 29 Los Matadores Wrestling Action Figure
WWE Battle Packs 29 Los Matadores Wrestling Action Figure
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £22.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Olé!, 3 Aug 2014
This Battle Pack was one I was very excited about - two 'first in the line figures' and characters that are highly unlikely to get Elite releases.
This two pack contains Diego and Fernando, and while initially it looks like you are getting two identical figures, you are actually not.
One is taller (has longer legs) and both have different head-sculpts (Even the creases and folds on their masks are different)
The attire was well chosen, nice striking pink and blue in a sea of WWE figures with black attire.
Articulation is tight and the figures are solidly made. The gold detailing down the sides of their trousers are well detailed.
The accessories in this set are two identical black matador hats.
Highly recommend this 2 pack for play or display, but online prices seem to be a bit hefty - try and find it in store for approx 20 quid if you can.

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