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David Stewart Mckee "nights_dawn" (Glasgow, UK)

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Selections GFB257 Plug in Pest Deterrent Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Spider/ Insect/ Pest Repeller
Selections GFB257 Plug in Pest Deterrent Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Spider/ Insect/ Pest Repeller

1.0 out of 5 stars Failed to work, 24 May 2014
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I'm a big arachnaphobe so thought I'd give this a shot but alas it completely failed to work as I have still had many spiders in the house, including plenty in the room where the device is. Wouldn't recommend this at all. Waste of money.

Torchwood - Series 1 Part1, Episodes 1-5  (2 Disc Set) [2006] [DVD]
Torchwood - Series 1 Part1, Episodes 1-5 (2 Disc Set) [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Barrowman
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.72

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How could this happen?, 2 Jan 2007
Doctor Who returned in a blaze of publicity and stormed weekend family viewing, mind you with only Ant & Dec or Celebrity Wrestling to go up against it was easily done. Then not happy with that RTD decided to go spin-off crazy with Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures (A spin-off about Rose Tyler was funded but never made). So here is Torchwood. We were promised an Angel to Who's Buffy, a bit X-files, british sci-fi TV for adults. What did we get? Cheap sex and morally reprehensible characters as heroes. I don't mind a good dose of grey morality but these characters are just evil. Ianto is all too happy to help his dead girldfriend bump people off while Owen happily uses an alien date-rape drug. It is badly written and acted. The FX are at times pretty decent and better than Who but this show is all style and no substance. A secret organsiation that every police officer in Wales is aware of? A pterodactyl in the base and not one injury? The only thing that makes this adult is a bit of swearing and bit of nookie, hardly quality writing. Every plot is a rip-off, even nicking plots from star trek voyager (and changin the year she went missing so we wouldn't notice it was a rip of the epsiode the 37s). There is no excuse for such drivel. Do not waste your time or money.
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Bat Out of Hell 3
Bat Out of Hell 3

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly anticipated, 24 July 2006
This review is from: Bat Out of Hell 3 (Audio CD)
Finally Bat III is nearly out. Featuring Songs by Jim Steinman and guest guitarist Brian May (yes, that one!) this is set to be a great album. It looks as if there are cover versions of older Steinman songs, as there was with Bat II. It's all coming back to me is listed and this is best known as sung by Celine Dion (though that was a cover itself). Seize the Night, and this is my guess, is adapted from the song in Steinman's broadway flop Dance of the Vampires and it is a great song. I heard The Monter's Loose on Meat's webspace and while it has a different feel from his usual work to begin with the chorus is pure Meat Loaf. With such a great pedigree this album should be amazing and a great conclusion to the Bat trilogy, plus it is out on Halloween, very funny Meat!

Carnivale: Complete HBO Season 1 [2003] [DVD] [2005]
Carnivale: Complete HBO Season 1 [2003] [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Amanda Aday
Price: £12.80

106 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An antidote for modern TV, 19 April 2005
Carnivale, part depression-era drama, part paranormal mystery and all told at a pace that will drive some mad with frustration. In these modern times of fast cut, action orientated tv where you are rarely given time to breathe or think (just as well in the cases of some modern genre shows) along came Carnivale. This is a story that will not be rushed, building up towards an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. This isn't your 2-3 apocalypses per season as in Buffy or Angel, this is one for the whole series. The look of the show is unique in terms of it's colour and stark landscapes and the DVD picture is clear and crisp. Such episodes as Black Blizzard will throw you into the storm with the cast. Some will be frustrated that the two "main" characters never meet, or that the first season closes with no real answers given but I found this to be refreshing and bold storytelling for a mainstream network to be behind. Even as the pace slows in the midsection the characters are believable and the relationships between them are as important, if not more, than the main plot arc. This is one of those plot devices almost lost in modern sci-fi television and to remind you all it is called "character development". This story is dark and disturbing too with some imagery that many will find disturbing and sickening, no bones about. Dead children and paedophilia feature in the first half alone and while not graphic it is still going to upset some viewers. But stick with it. This show deserves to be given time to tell the story properly and I am looking forward to the second season.

Oldboy [DVD] [2003]
Oldboy [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Choi Min-Sik

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cinematic masterpiece, 21 Mar 2005
This review is from: Oldboy [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
I had heard about this film from a friend of a friend and have to say it was one of the greatest films I have ever seen. Be warnes, this film deserves it's 18 rating but it is so beautifully shot that the violence is never gratuitous or excessive. There is a good bit of blood but never on the OTT Kill Bill vein but it is disturbing at times. The story focuses on a man's search for the truth to why he was kidnapped for 15 years without explanation. The main character, Oh Daesu, teams up with a young woman intrigued by his story and eager to help him. But nothing is what it seems in this film and the truth behind the kidnapping is more disturbing and twisted. As with a lot of asian cinema it defies western conventions and the director clearly has an eye for imagery, the film almost takes on a manga style of image after image. There is a beautifully shot fight scene in a corridor that is done side on and in one long, continous shot that is one of the best scenes in the whole movie and in fact in cinema. No film is perfect and some things don't quite ring true, the kidnapper seems awfully young for the role and it is hard to accept the reason why he arranged the kidnapping. His revenge however is disturbing and not for the faint-hearted. With conservative censorship reagning supreme in Hollywood at the moment there is no doubt that an American version of this film would water down the story, as they did with the Ring, so why not stick with the original when it is such an amazing work.

Live Around The World [Us Import]
Live Around The World [Us Import]

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock with the master, 21 Mar 2005
What can be said about this cd that wont seem obvious? Meat Loaf, live. If you like your rock big and epic you already know what to expect from this but what is surprising is that this isn't one live gig but many, seamlessly edited together into one coherent whole. All the great tracks are here as well as Hot Patootie from the Rocky Horror Show and What You See Is What You Get from his days with Stoney. The big man blasts his way through two discs of epic rock and you can't help but listen in awe. Having heard a few live Meat cds this is far and away the best of the bunch and captures the atmosphere of a Meat gig superbly. So why only four stars, well there a song I heard at a gig in Glasgow, Left In The Dark from Welcome To The Neighbourhood, that would have made this cd truly complete for me. But that is just a personal grumble on my part. Rock on!

The Weavers Of Saramyr: Book One of the Braided Path: Braided Path 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Weavers Of Saramyr: Book One of the Braided Path: Braided Path 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Chris Wooding
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get caught in the Weave, 21 Mar 2005
I recently bought this on a whim, as I am prone to do, as I am a fan of computer games such as Onimusha and oriental movies and I have to say I was blown away. D&D style fantasy drives me mad with it's over-reliance on Tolkien-esque cliches but this story brings something new to the mix. Set in a fictional land with influences of the Orient and renaissance Italy Chris Wooding prose wraps you up in a truly fantastic world. Yes there are big monsters and evil men with magical powers but it there are no orcs or vampires here. Instead the author brings a mix of new monsters fresh from his imagination to the page. The story concerns the struggle of the Empress of Saramyr to unite her country into accepting her aberrant (read mutant) daughter as heir to the throne. The Weavers of the title have insinuated themselves over two centuries into the service of the noble houses and instilled a fear and loathing of such children into the general populace. The story almost reads like a medieval Japan version of the X-men and covers some of the same themes, racism and predjudice. This is no bad thing however as the story is more epic, intruiging and believable than those that have influenced it and as the story unfolds and twists it's way to a bloody and explosive cliffhanger you wont want to put it down. With book two already out and book three to come this year now you wont have to wait too long to find out the depths of the mystery of the Weavers and if this book is anything to go by then it will be a thrilling, sensual and beautiful journey to the truth. So put down your Forgotten Realms and read some real fantasy from one of the best young authors around.

"Les Miserables" in Concert: Piano, Voice, Guitar
"Les Miserables" in Concert: Piano, Voice, Guitar
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Les Mis piano book yet, 17 Dec 2004
The first thing I have to say is you have to get this book rather than the original piano/vocal book for one reason, this book has One Day More. The rousing anthem from the end of the first act is well arranged and has ALL the lyrics. Other extra songs include Lovely Ladies and Valjean's Soliloguay from the Prologue. The fact that this collection has more numbers from the epic anglo-french masterpiece is really the only reason this book scores over the more established selection. There are some minor re-arrangements of already published songs but they don't really add much. Suffice to say though, if you are a fan of the show and want a vocal selection then this is the only book for you.
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Hello, Dolly! [DVD] [1969]
Hello, Dolly! [DVD] [1969]
Dvd ~ Barbra Streisand
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £9.90

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hello Barbra!, 10 Oct 2004
This review is from: Hello, Dolly! [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
I have a good friend who despairs at my love of Barbra movies but he fell in love with this movie on it's first viewing and it isn't hard to see the charm in this feel-good musical. Barbra shines as Dolly Levi who takes it upon herself to sort out everyone's love life while bagging the well know half-a-millionaire horace Vandergelder, played fantastically by Walter Matthau. This film is truly feel good, nothing bad happens at all though it teeters on the brink. The first time I saw it I was waiting for Dolly's tales of how well known she is to fall apart and yet they never do. When she appears in that gorgeous dress as the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant and launches into the title song the tears spring to my eyes. That is one thing that makes this film so good, even though it is a gentle, happy affair it is still moving even though no great tragedies occur. Part of this is due to the wonderful cast and the direction of THE Gene Kelly. The score contains many wonderful songs, Helly Dolly, It takes a woman and my personal favourite Goodbye. This is truly a film that you can let kids watch, it has the innocence of a bygone age of musical when good things can happen to good people.

Stephen King Presents : Kingdom Hospital (4 Disc Box Set) [2004] [DVD]
Stephen King Presents : Kingdom Hospital (4 Disc Box Set) [2004] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jamie Harrold
Price: £11.50

12 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Copy of a little known gem, 20 July 2004
What can i say that declining viewing figures for the tv series haven't already said? I love early Stephen King but the last few years have seen a decline in story quality (aliens up yer botty anyone?) Despite what the previous reviewer said this series is not based on the Journals of Eleanor Druse book but is in fact a reworking of Lars Von Trier's Dutch series called Riget, aka The Kingdom. That was a brilliant piece of tv horror which ran for two seasons, deaths amongst the cast prohibiting a third.
What Stephen King thought he was doing even trying to match Lars Von Trier's work is beyond me and he has taken the story, stretched it with frankly ridiculous elements such as a ghostly anteater and produced one of the most over-hyped and boring series to grace our screens since Andromeda. This bored me from the get-go, much like the american version of the excellent Ringu. Why they americans feel they have to remake a better work is beyond me and here is a prime example of what can go wrong. The only fun in this show is watching for the Stephen King in-jokes but that isn't enough to keep me watching. This is no Stand or Carrie, more like another Christine!
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