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The Toxic Avenger Part II [Blu-ray]
The Toxic Avenger Part II [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Ron Fazio
Price: £18.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Want To See Lloyd Kaufman Breastfeed Toxie? THIS BLU RAY IS FOR YOU!, 17 Dec 2014
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I'm a massive fan of the first Toxic Avenger and the 88 Films Blu Ray release was excellent all round.

This release is solid, but the film itself is even worse than I remember. The picture quality varies from excellent to good, but overall it looks and sounds as good as it ever could.
The film itself is overlong, very badly paced ( a chase scene at the end seems to go on forever) and the humour is appalling. And not in a 'so bad its funny' way. the music is dreadful, the acting from minor and background characters is just ridiculous.
When a film is this bad, it needs plenty of gore and tits, and this film has minimal quantities of both.

The bonus features appear plentiful at first, but they add up to mere minutes. I have yet to listen to the audio commentary.

I appreciate the effort put into these releases, from the packaging to the transfer to the features. And I LOVE a good awful movie, but this film crosses the line and is mostly painful viewing. Even as a kid with the VHS I found it difficult to sit through.

I'm still looking forward to Toxic Avenger III and IV on Blu ray though!


Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Dvd ~ George Lucas
Offered by Moref Designs
Price: £35.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Info For The DVD Version, 13 Dec 2014
I have noticed (Even after waiting several weeks) Amazon does not have The Lost Missions for sale on DVD - Is Blu Ray only.
For info - alot of UK sellers on Ebay have it on DVD in stock for reasonable prices (Mine arrived today - £15 with free P&P)
It is a Region 1 import BUT I have tried it on my DVD player, laptop and two Blu Ray players and can confirm it is REGION FREE.

Contains 13 episodes and a 16 minute documentary. For Clone Wars fans this is an essential purchase - the 4 part opener is fantastic and solves my massive issue with Episode III - Why the Clones so willingly and quickly execute Order 66. Also Sifo Dyas who is named in Episode II and never mentioned again gets a bit of coverage.


Guardians of the Galaxy [Blu-ray]
Guardians of the Galaxy [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Chris Pratt
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars GET GOTG!, 10 Dec 2014
One of the most enjoyable films of the year.
The visuals and characters in particular stand out, along with an excellent soundtrack.
This is a very confident film from Marvel Studios, and a big gamble that paid off.
The only issues I had with the film was a weak and underwritten villain. (Ronan the Accuser who wants to rule the galaxy because he is bad! MWAH HA HA HA!) and the plot can be a bit much at times.
The characters and script make it a very enjoyable experience though.

The sound and picture quality are both showcase material - films like this are the reason I love Blu Ray.
The special features are serviceable. They feel very much 'Disney Approved' although its nice to see how many of the sets and background aliens are practical as opposed to CGI.

Another excellent Marvel Studios film that stands on its own two feet, and should easily stands up to repeat viewing.


Cornelius Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Cornelius Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Offered by Super-fi-toys
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roddy Marvelous, 22 Nov 2014
NECA's Planet Of The Apes Series 1 are BRILLIANT.
If you have any doubts about them - don't. Buy them in confidence.

The packaging is beautiful - clearly inspired by Star Wars Black Series.
They come in beautifully designed compact cardboard boxes, and the figure can easily taken out and returned to the packaging.

Cornelius is the star of the Apes saga along with his wife Zira.

This figure, like Zauis and Gorilla Solidier, is just superb.

The paint work on Cornelius' head, and in particular the eyes, really grabbed my attention here. The character is captured perfectly. All the articulation is good, the sculpting is typical NECA excellence and the figure feels sturdy. Something not all NECA's figures feel unfortunately.

He comes with one accessory, a rolled up sacred scroll, just like the one with Dr Zauis.

Overall, I am very excited about owning these classic Apes figures, and I look forward to the next few waves along with next years Lawgiver statue!
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Dr. Zaius Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Dr. Zaius Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Offered by Chase Collector (US Seller)
Price: £19.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look For This Figure, Taylor. You May Like What You Find., 22 Nov 2014
NECA's Planet Of The Apes Series 1 are BRILLIANT.
If you have any doubts about them - don't. Buy them in confidence.

The packaging is beautiful - clearly inspired by Star Wars Black Series.
They come in beautifully designed compact cardboard boxes, and the figure can easily taken out and returned to the packaging.

Dr Zauis could be my favourite in the wave...But then again...So is Cornelius and Gorilla Soldier! They're THAT good!

The articulation is plentiful but well hidden by the figures design.
The sculpt is perfect. I expect no less from NECA. The likeness in the head sculpt is spot on.
The accessories included are a scroll and a walking cane.

Dr Zauis also comes in the upcoming Series 2 - this figure is based on the good doctors appearance in the second half of the first film (boots, gloves and short jacket) where-as the next figure is based on his appearance in the first half of POTA and his attire in the sequel. Both look completely different, but if you are unsure which to get, I would say buy both!

As Troy McClure once said.....I LOVE YOU DOCTOR ZAIUS
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Planet of the Apes: Classic Gorilla Soldier - Retro Style Blister Card 7" Action Figure (Series 1)
Planet of the Apes: Classic Gorilla Soldier - Retro Style Blister Card 7" Action Figure (Series 1)
Offered by Tucks Toys
Price: £22.67

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Going Bananas Over These Figures!, 22 Nov 2014
For anybody wondering, this figure is the exact same Gorilla Soldier that comes in Series 1 along with Cornelius and Dr Zaius.
The only difference is the packaging.
This soldier comes on a blister card with a nice retro designed card back.
The figure is identical to the regular release but this version was sold in the USA as a Target Exclusive when you bought Dawn OF The Planet Of The Apes Blu-Ray.

The figure is EXCELLENT, but unless you collect packaging variants, I would go for the regular release as the packaging can be opened and closed with no damage.


Gorilla Soldier Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Gorilla Soldier Planet of the Apes Series 1 NECA 7 Inch Figure
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll Buy Every Ape I See, From Chimpan'A' To Chimpan'Z', 22 Nov 2014
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NECA's Planet Of The Apes Series 1 are BRILLIANT.
If you have any doubts about them - don't. Buy them in confidence.

The packaging is beautiful - clearly inspired by Star Wars Black Series.
They come in beautifully designed compact cardboard boxes, and the figure can easily taken out and returned to the packaging.
Great for mint on card collectors like me.

The Gorilla Solider is so screen accurate its crazy. From the sculpt, to the paint to the accessories I LOVE this figure.
Articulation is plentiful and these POTA figures feel alot less fragile than alot of NECA's offering.
He comes with alternative closed fist hand, a rifle and a small baton (which has a hook and fits on his bandolier!)

Series 2 looks amazing and 3 has a great line up also.

These could be some of NECA's best figures ever. And that's quite a statement.
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Dumb and Dumber (Uncut) [DVD] [1994]
Dumb and Dumber (Uncut) [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Review Of The UK Release Of Dumb And Dumber Unrated DVD, 14 Nov 2014
Dumb and Dumber is one of my favourite comedies ever - a five star comedy classic.

I decided to replace my DVD with the UK release of the 'unrated' version (rated 12a) on DVD.
I have checked over and over and over again, and maybe I'm dumb, but I cannot find the extended version on the disc.
There is the theatrical version, a trailer, a 17 minute documentary and deleted scenes.
But I'll be damned if there's an extended version on the disc (which according to the cover has 6 minutes added)


WWE: 2014 Annual [DVD]
WWE: 2014 Annual [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Price: £18.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 14 Nov 2014
This review is from: WWE: 2014 Annual [DVD] (DVD)
One of my favourite yearly WWE releases, and my only real link to WWE's modern product.
This 6 disc set is housed in a plastic Amaray case with a nice cardboard slipcover.
It contains the 3 disc Best PPV Matches 2013 and the 3 disc Best Of RAW And Smackdown 2013.
There are alot of strong matches on the PPV set, and I haven't watched the RAW/SD set yet.
This is the fourth WWE Annual release, and I think they're exceptional value and a great catch up.
Total running time is just under 14 hours.
Be warned though - if you bought the two releases in this set separately earlier in the year, you are getting NO new content. (Unless you include a packet of Slam Attax cards!)


Human Zoo
Human Zoo
Price: £16.23

5.0 out of 5 stars How and why Do They Do It? Absolute Pleasure (as usual), 6 Nov 2014
This review is from: Human Zoo (Audio CD)
I loved it.
Every year, without asking for much in return, the greatest band you never heard of releases an album.
It slips silently under the radar without changing the world, yet at the same time, making the world a better place.
After the good but not good enough Mustang, I feel Human Zoo is a return to form.
It has elements of early Electric Six throughout, even has songs that, in my opinion, could easily have appeared on Fire.
I loved this album and no other band in the world makes me want to party harder than Electric Six.

Go and listen to It's HorseS**t or Call My Phone and try not to feel awesome.


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