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CHROMED VICTORIAN KEY LOCK COVER PLATE ESCUTCHEON
CHROMED VICTORIAN KEY LOCK COVER PLATE ESCUTCHEON
Offered by DIRECT HOUSEHOLD
Price: £2.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Jun. 2016
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Excellent item and delivery


Hampstead Mortice Knob (Set of 2) Finish: Polished Chrome
Hampstead Mortice Knob (Set of 2) Finish: Polished Chrome
Offered by City Deco Centre (London)
Price: £29.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Jun. 2016
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excellent item and delivery


Nevadan [DVD] [1950] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Nevadan [DVD] [1950] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £15.92

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Randolph Scott western, 3 Nov. 2013
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Not one of the more popular Scott westerns but a great little film non the less. This DVD release is a great transfer with bright, vivid colours and a very clear soundtrack unlike many of Scott's westerns which appear in box sets. If you like westerns or Randolph Scott I would heartily recommend this release.


2 Metre Gold Plated Triple RCA Phono & Composite Video Cable by Cable Mountain
2 Metre Gold Plated Triple RCA Phono & Composite Video Cable by Cable Mountain
Offered by Cable Mountain
Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality at a good price, 23 Oct. 2013
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Great leads with good quality connections. Very snug fit when attached and a marked improvement on my previous composite lead.


Circus World (Wild West Show) (Blu-ray + DVD) (1964) (Region 2) (Import)
Circus World (Wild West Show) (Blu-ray + DVD) (1964) (Region 2) (Import)

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic presentation of a great Duke non western., 23 Oct. 2013
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A truly great release of, in my opinion, a very underrated John Wayne non western.
Do not be put off by the low reviews for this Dutch release, they mostly relate to the first French release of Circus World on blu ray (red cover) which had fixed subtitles you could not switch off when selecting the English audio. This release has no such issues.
The transfer is nothing short of amazing, it almost looks 3D! What could be better than to see Duke, the spectacular set pieces and Claudia Cardinale in superb 16:9 hi definition! The film also has the opening song intact and the intermission also makes an appearance, which it does not on the Italian blu ray version. The sound may not be 5.1 or stereo but the blu rays I own that have been given the 5.1 treatment genuinely offer no more than the mono soundtracks apart from the odd special effect in the surround speakers. All in all a wonderful package and better than quite a few Duke blu rays.
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Young Duke - Bandits Of The Badlands [DVD]
Young Duke - Bandits Of The Badlands [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Carr
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.15

1.0 out of 5 stars Beware, misleading listing on Amazon, 5 Jun. 2012
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The Young Duke series has taken 13 of John Wayne's 'poverty row' Westerns; re coloured them, added a seriously dubious modern song which tries to capture the 60s guitars of Morricone, but fails miserably and chops them down to half an hour each.

If you're a John Wayne fan you probably already know all this, but here's a few things you may not:

Plus point:
The colourisation of these old films is actually very well done, unlike some attempts at this process.

Minus points:
The editing has been done with a blunt knife, it's so crude in places you think the DVD has jumped.
The song is terrible and, unfortunately, in the forefront of the audio mix, it gets faded in and out as crudely as the editing.
But the biggest failing is in the listing!
I bought this thinking it was a 2 disc set where it is infact a single disc which only has 5 of the 13 'episodes' on it.
This is an error on Amazon's part.

Get the colourised box set of the full versions of 6 of these films if you want to do them justice.


100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You've Never Heard of
100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You've Never Heard of
by Philip Armour
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.80

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 100 greatest! Mmmm, 5 Jun. 2012
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This book is as lighthearted as the cover implies.

The small, square, thin tome outlines, in very broad strokes, the films the author's deem to be the 100 greatest Westerns.

Being a big Western fan I was hoping for an in depth 'experts' review of the films and the genre as a whole, instead this book delivers little more than the notes you'd get on the back of a DVD, or Imdb synopsis.

Ok if you want a little stocking filler but will leave you disappointed if you want more.

I recommend 'A rough guide to Westerns' as a little book which delivers far more.


Fort Apache [Blu-ray] [1948] [US Import]
Fort Apache [Blu-ray] [1948] [US Import]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £12.40

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ford, Wayne and Fonda at their best on Blu ray, 5 Jun. 2012
A true John Ford classic. Some films are classed classic due to their age and people involved: this film actually deserves the monicker.

I won't dwell on the film as its the Blu ray I'm reviewing here!
First the transfer:
The transfer is excellent, rich blacks and monument valley looks stunning in widescreen: the best the film has ever looked. A worthy updated on the DVD which was pretty washed out.
The sound:
Nothing to write home about but it's clear and not full of hiss.
Extras:
A great documentary on John Ford and filming in Monument Valley which includes Fort Apache.

We could always do with more extras and behind the scenes but, all in all, as good a Blu ray release of a true classic as you could wish for.


Rio Lobo [Blu-ray] [1970] [US Import]
Rio Lobo [Blu-ray] [1970] [US Import]
Offered by Newtownvideo_EU
Price: £16.94

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Average Wayne/Hawks outing, great blu ray transfer, 10 Mar. 2012
I won't waste time reviewing the film, as most of you will have seen this countless times, and concentrate on the Blu Ray itself.

The picture:
The transfer is superb, far superior to the recent Horse Soldiers Blu Ray release, the picture is bright, rich and not overly sharpened. The blacks are pretty solid and the picture holds together in the dark passages, there is obvious grain in certain scenes but this should be expected due to the age of the film.

The sound:
5.1 surround on a John Wayne film! They've done a pretty good job on this, adding sound effects and splitting the soundtrack to give it a sense of space, the spurs literally jump out of the speakers and Jerry Goldsmith's score sounds superb! Don't expect this to be like a modern film, it's not true 5.1 but it does the job.

If only they could enhance the woeful acting by Jennifer O'Neil, however pretty she was I've see chairs with more talent, and a pretty poor effort by Jorge Rivero, the film would get 4 stars. Look out for Mike 'Tarzan' Henry as a sheriff!

All in all an excellent Blu Ray release which is encouraging for future John Wayne releases. 3 out of 5 for the film, taken up to 4 out of 5 as looks and sounds so, so good it actually enhances the watching experience.
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Island In The Sky [DVD]
Island In The Sky [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £5.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a 'must see' John Wayne non western, 2 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Island In The Sky [DVD] (DVD)
Why, oh why has this been overlooked in the canon of John Wayne movies for so long!? This has to rate IMO as one of the very best non War/Western films John Wayne made in his long career, in fact it's better than a lot of those too. The story, script and cinematography are all of a higher standard than many of Wayne's better known films. Everything seemed to come together on this one. Seminal supporting cast, genuine drama and what I genuinely think is one of John Wayne's best acting performances: this is a real treat.
The transfer is beautiful and I cannot imagine it being improved upon. The black and white is crisp and the blacks are deep, not grey and washed out. The audio track is clear too, and with the decent extras too, this really is a great release. Let's keep our fingers crossed that subsequent Blu Ray releases follow suit as some have been pretty disappointing. 5 stars on every level


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