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Canon PG510/ CL511 Ink Cartridge Multi Pack - Black/ Colour
Canon PG510/ CL511 Ink Cartridge Multi Pack - Black/ Colour
Price: £18.59

191 of 194 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware, Canon PG-510/CL-511 Starter Cartridges Low Yield, Go For The Canon PG-512/CL-513 Cartridges, 25 Jan. 2013
When Canon sell you a new printer they supply a Canon PG-510 black and a Canon CL-511 colour cartridge. Well these cartridges only hold 9mls black & 9mls colour ink in them which is written in really really small writing on the back of the cartridge boxes. For higher yield cartridges what you really need is the Canon PG-512 black which holds 15mls of ink and for the colour you should be using the Canon CL-513 cartridge which holds 13mls of ink. There is a company that I have also found (advantage online) which stock the Canon originals and a British premium compatible 512/513 maximum yield version which holds 20mls of ink in each cartridge and work just the same. Canon make there money out of selling you a very good printer (MX340) but then sell you cartridges that have hardly any ink in them (PG510 & CL511). Don't fall into the Canon ink con trap!!
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Wes Craven
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE GLOVE!, 30 Oct. 2012
No Freddy fan should be without this very indepth documentary. This double disc is full of fascinating facts on all the movies including Freddy VS.Jason and the short lived TV spin off Freddy's Nightmares. They have managed to dig up most of the stars of the movies, some look good, some look rough, just check out Tuesday Night from Elm Street 4 she really has let her self go, the girl from Feddy Vs Jason who now seem to have a Botox addiction and the best said about the damaged goods girl from Freddy's Dead the better. It's also very funny and the section on Elm Street 2 is very surprising. It even manages to highlight the faults with the later movies and all the script writers input on what they wanted to do with the projects, but what ever is your favourite films in the series the intention was always to please fans and now after all seven films, one spin-off and a remake you can now relive every film in retrospect.
This is one of the best Horror documentaries out there and a must buy for horror fans...
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Battleship [DVD] [2012]
Battleship [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £3.65

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Battleship [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
After Battle ship sank (pardon the pun) at the Box-office,the studio blamed it two things One was The Avengers Assemble hooveing up the punters. And Two was the knee jerk reaction to people wondering why they should spend money on a movie based on a Board game?
Avoiding the subject that if the movie had made a bit of sense in the first place might have helped the ctitics warm to it. But this film is no worse than the Transformers movies and now in reflection if they had held fire and released in at the back end of the summer this film could have performed much better. This 209 million Dollar behemoth is far more fun and insane than you'd have thought possible. Even leaving aside some of the slapstick around a burrito and Liam Neeson playing a Dad time warmed from 1880, there's a late story twist that not only justifies the title that underlines the U.S. Navy's enthusiastic involvment, but also boggles the mind, but by the time AC/DC's Thunder Struck started to blast out I was having too much fun to give a damn. It's full of massive ships, big guns, great explosions, loads of people shouting, naff flag waving patriotism that would have seemed OTT on VJ Day, and to top it all it's so skull shakingly nuts it's hard not to crack a smile.
It was never supposed to be a serious movie, but how could it have been, it's just a load of big budget fun.
See if you like.....
Transformers Trilogy.
GI.Joe Rise Of The Cobra.
G.I. Joe Retaliation.
Battle L.A.
Act Of Valour.

The Bourne Legacy [DVD]
The Bourne Legacy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Renner
Offered by 101Trading
Price: £4.66

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NATURAL BOURNE KILLER!, 25 Oct. 2012
This review is from: The Bourne Legacy [DVD] (DVD)
The Bourne Legacy is a continuation of the Robert Ludlum inspired spy series but without Matt Damon's amnesiac assassin as its focal point. To many it will feel pointless and just a cash in on the excellent original trilogy. While Tony Gilroy's fourth chapter never feels particularly vital, it's certainly not the cynical cash and grab we might've feared. For one thing it has the always excellent Jeremy Renner, capably inheriting Damon's mantle as another secret agent who finds himself at odds with his shadowy superiors. Introduced as a full bearded mountain man on a training outing in Alaska, Renner's Aaron Cross soon proves himself to be a force to be reckoned with whether dealing with freezing water, snarling wolves or an automated drone plane. He's also no slouch on a motorbike, a climactic chase through the streets of Manila giving second unit director Dan Bradley (a Bourne veteran) another chance to run riot in a teeming urban environment. This thrilling set piece isn't the only Bourne signifier. Like Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass before him, Gilroy gritty camera shaking action comes in the field with testy scenes at Espionage HQ. Here with Ed Norton and Stacy Keach as government suits battling to contain the "infection" that Jason Bourne's exploits have let loose. Fleeting cameos from Scott Glenn, David Strathairn and Albert Finney further assist the movie's aim to be a logical extension of a pre-established universe. The result is it's surprisingly easy to see Legacy as a parallel adventure, allied to yet not reliant on what's gone before, but the niggle is that some of this intrusion of Jason's outing feels a little shoe horned in. For all Renner's swagger and physical dexterity, his hounded hero simply isn't as compelling a protagonist as Damon's Jason. Robbed of his memory and sense of self, Jason's quest to uncover his nature gave the original trilogy an almost existential element as Bourne strived to reconcile the man he was with who he hoped to be. Aaron's problem is more pedestrian, a chemical dependency on the meds that make him quicker, stronger and brainier. Teaming up with Rachel Weisz's lab technician, Renner effectively conveys sweaty desperation as he races to get the pills on which his life depends. Yet because he's essentially a junkie after a fix, he's a hard man to warm to in a film that, without a human connection, feels noticeably cold to the touch. This is still a first rate thriller, but it's not in the same class as the original Bourne's. Although assured if not inspired, Legacy does keeps the Bourne engine ticking over without reaching top gear. The action's accomplished and Renner's fine. Without Matt Damon, however,it feels a little un-needed. Fingers crossed that in the future Renner and Damon team up.
See if you like......
The Bourne Identity.
Bourne Supremacy.
Bourne Ultimatum.
Casino Royale.
Quantum Of Solcae.
Taken 2.

Wings Of The Apache [DVD]
Wings Of The Apache [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicolas Cage
Price: £4.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FIRE AND FORGET!, 25 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Wings Of The Apache [DVD] (DVD)
I remember seeing this in Canada way back in 1990 as Fire Birds. Then it limped out over here as Wings of the Apache. The other reviews hit the nail on the head, this is Top Gun with helicopters......... but not as good, infact it's so bad it's watchable for all the wrong reasons. Nic Cage's performance is so insane there is no way he should be let loose with a flying killing machine. He seems to be acting in a completly different movie like he belongs in a Elvis movie. Sean Young's performance seems to be like she is reading off que cards and both Young's and Cage chemestry is so wooden you just sit back and watch the splinters fly. The only one who seems to put in a performance is Tommy Lee Jones, but although this movie was filmed three years before The Fugitive he basicaly gives the same performance (not a bad thing) the plot is paper thin as America take on the Drug Cartel and have to go up against their best and most evil pilot. No guessing where this is leading. The flying sequences are good and pretty well staged, but over relient on duplicating the same shots. This film also contains one of the most lame motar attacks ever staged it's so obviouse they are fake. With a movie that has little tension, poorly written characters, no story and some of the dumbest strangest diologue, it's almost impossible to give a damn.
just watch and forget the moment it's finished and to top it all off Phil Collins is on the sound track. As a film it was dated in 1990 now it's tragic, it's so bad it's just about watchable with all it's terrible flag waveing patriotism and Cage's beetle black hair colouring.
Fire and Forget!
See if you liked......
Navy Seals.
Rambo III
Red Dawn.
Invasion USA.
Iron Eagle.

License to Drive ( To Live and Drive in L.A. ) ( Daddy's Cadillac )
License to Drive ( To Live and Drive in L.A. ) ( Daddy's Cadillac )
Dvd ~ Corey Haim

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CLASS OF 1988, 24 Oct. 2012
If like me in 1988 you were a teenager watching the Coreys Haim and Fieldman re-team after The Lost Boys, then you'll remember License To Drive with very fond memories with it's hot cars, hotter girls girls and super cool parties and B I G hair. Leave it that way, as athough now is still funny and enjoyable., having a bequiffed, open- mouthed Haim trash his grandads car while trying to impress a young Heather Graham on a date now plays like a idle star vehicle built from the best bits stolen from Ferris Bueler's day Off, Risky Business and Adventures In Babysitting. It's obviouse it's going to be dated, but now best seen as a retro trip. License To Drive now is not bad, but it's not Superbad either.
See If you liked.......
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Risky Business.
Adventures In Babysitting.
The Secret Of My Success.

John Carter [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
John Carter [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Taylor Kitsch
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £4.45

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HE LOVES A GOOD JUMP!, 23 Oct. 2012
This is a film that was almost impossible to market due to it's title, John Carter Of Mars would keep the women away John Carter and the Martian princess would kep them all away, so Disney settled on John Carter and everyone stayed away. Disney now have to lick their wounds and brace for a predicted 200 Million Dollar loss, but to honest this is not a reflection of the movies quality. John Carter is a good old fashioned bit of escapism. With a good cast, amazing looking sets, fantastic special effects, the price tag of the film is all to see on the big screen, but with all of this there is a price and that sits with the story. After setting things up nicely on the American great plains just after the civil war the film shoots John off to Mars to fight against another power mad race under some kind of mind control. The film then begins to drag on with nice effects to liven things up and only to get the pace back on track in the final quarter. It seems the film may have been butchered in the editing process as there is some good moments of a hinted much darker back story, but is never told, maybe to explained in what was supposed to be Disney's new franchise. It's a pity as what should have been outstanding just is happy to be watchable and forgettable and as for the Box-Office a franchise seems very unlikely, which is a pity as I would have liked to see another adventure with John What's His Face.
See If you like......
The Phantom Menace.
Attack Of The Clones.
Cowboys and Aliens.

Lockout [Blu-ray]
Lockout [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Guy Pearce
Price: £6.44

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars COPOUT!, 23 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Lockout [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Poor guy pearce. As if having to play a mr burns in prometheus wasn't enough for one year, he also had to star in lockout, the story of a framed cia agent, snow, who must earn his freedom by rescuing the president's daughter (maggie grace) from an orbit prison. Sound familiar? Yes, it is basically escape from new york in space.
It's enjoyable enough, with pearce well suited to the role of wise cracking cop, but too full of ham fisted one liners and derivative ideas to be anything more than a shallow forgery of far better sci-fi thrillers.
With two directors attached to the movie it is obviouse that there was conflicting interest when in production. The film has good ideas but none explored and probably left on the cutting room floor, the effects look cheap, the action unoriginal and the overall effect of the film was forgettable and actually surprised this got a release in the cinema as this version has direct to dvd written all over it. Maybe one day the directors cut will surface,but as this chopped version stands it's a case of watch and forget in 't' minus two hours. A great ptiy as with a good actor like guy pearce this could have been great.
See if you like.......
Fortress 2
Space truckers.
Total recall 2012.
Escape from L.A

Expendables 2 [Blu-ray]
Expendables 2 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: £5.00

42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO WHAT DID THE CRITICS EXPECT, SHAKESPEARE?, 22 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Expendables 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Expendables will always be snubbed by critics you know the ones, they'll call it shallow, dumb with thread bare characters and story and over reliant on violence. But that's totaly missing the point of what the original and this sequel is all about. It's there just to have a good time with and see all the old action hero's that we grew up with on the screen at the same time.
The Expendables 2 mostly puts right the niggles that most fans had with the original. This sequel is better paced there's more insane action, bigger battles more corney one liners and most of all more Arnie and Willis. The plot is there just to link the action and for what it's worth is nasty Van Damme wants to mine 5 tone of weapons grad plutonium and the Expendables are called in to stop him and his private army. This includes them destroying most of Eastern Europe.
From the masive opening sequence you know this film is on a bigger scale from the first. Van Damme is having a blast, Chuck Norris shoots and kills loads of bad guys and the rest of the team take on the rest. Bullets fly, heads explode, blades slice all leading up to the showdown with Stallone and Van Damme. By the end of the film your ear drums will have taken a pounding but you'll leave the cinema with a big grin on your face. The Expendables set's it's stall out to entertain without bothering the grey matter and it succeeds. Job Done!
See If you like........
The Expendables.
Rambo 1 - 4.
Red Scorpion.
Universal Soldier.
Missing In Action 1 - 3
Killer Elite.
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Chernobyl Diaries [Blu-ray]
Chernobyl Diaries [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Jesse McCartney
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £3.35

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some creepy moments!, 22 Oct. 2012
Ever since the naive American backpackers in Eli Roth's Hostel stumbled into Slovakia, it's been open season on tourists who go off the map. So why not a horror movie set during an illegal visit to Pripyat, the ghost city left behind when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor melted down and the entire population was evacuated? All you need is for a group of six young, disposable travellers and their ex-military extreme tourism guide "Uri" to get stranded there after dark, and for feral dogs and mutant humans to emerge from the shadows. First time director Bradley Parker makes decent use of the inherently eerie setting (locations in Belgrade and Budapest stand in for the real thing), but his disappointingly patchy, cod style documentary approach is hampered by a sketchy script from writer producer Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and brothers Carey and Shane Van Dyke. So once the annoying, two dimensional characters start getting bumped off one by one, it's just a relief that the actors have stopped improvising their own banal dialogue. The tension and atmosphere builds up well for the first half and the totaly deserted town of Pripyat is very spooky and gives a good impression how huge the disaster was, but is let down in the last half by running around empty rooms with a torch fireing a gun at shadows. There is a great shock with the most random use of a bear ever in a movie that what follows cannot match. It's an undemanding chiller that although the ending is a complete cop-out the novelty of the location, some creepy moments and a short running time just about save it.
See If you like........
The Hills Have Eyes.
Wrong Turn 1 - 4
Paranormal Activity 1 - 4
Hostel 1 - 3

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