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Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows [VHS]
Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £11.96

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never look at the WWE the same again, 23 July 2003
This is quite possibly the most enthralling documentary ever made. The first half an hour I thought i had bought a dull documentary looking at Bret Hart's family & up bringing. Which is quite possibly all that the documentary maker, Paul Jay, had intended when he started filming. What he finished up with though, was a true story in pictures of how Vince McMahon betrayed Bret, leading to his departure from the WWF, & moving to WCW.
What you see of Vince McMahon every week on Raw & Smackdown, you may consider to be just an act. This documentary exposes just how real the character is. How vince's actions on screen parrallel to his actions off it.
I have only really been watching WWE since just before the 2001 Invasion, so prior to buying this video had never really seen Bret Hart wrestle, & knew very little about Ted Turner's WCW. Despite this, i found this video very interesting & intense. I may even go so far as to say that someone who has never even watched wrestling would enjoy this video. It is a tale of back stabbing & betrayal to rival that even of Shakespeare.
Bret Hart for fourteen years was at the forefront of the WWF, yet you never really see any of his footage. Want to know why? This video gives a true account of what really happened to Bret. Anyone who knows anything about wrestling will find this video a worthy buy. Very highly recommended.


The Vanishing [VHS]
The Vanishing [VHS]
VHS
Offered by EWARDS SPECIALS
Price: £4.80

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good remake, 27 Jun 2003
This review is from: The Vanishing [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I strongly recommend people to stay away from this film. The tension that is captured in the original is lost here as it is remade to suit an American audience. This means that there must be a happy ending. Which defies the point of the film as a whole. There are some good qualities of the film. Jeff Bridges is good. But this version has nothing on the 5 star original. The original is one of the best films which was ever made. This remake is not. Its that simple. Watch the original, & steer clear of this version.


AA Theory Test: Valid from July 2003: The Official Questions and Answers (AA Driving Test Series)
AA Theory Test: Valid from July 2003: The Official Questions and Answers (AA Driving Test Series)
by Michael C. Cox
Edition: Paperback

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Judge this book by its cover!, 26 Jun 2003
It contains exactly what it says on the cover. All 1,204 official questions which you will be asked in your theory test. For both car & motorcycle. I bought this book as to aid in my car theory test revision. It took me less than two days to work through, & I finished with the maximum 35/35 in my test. But note, it will not work as a book to teach you the highway code, or a book which can be referred to for future reference. It will just quiz you. Which is why i would strongly recommend this book, but in conjunction with another book which explains the highway code clearly, rather than just asks questions on it. I used a book aptly entitled 'The Highway Code'.
I would strongly recommend this book as it played a very important part in me passing my theory test. But note that it is the questions which you will be asked in your test & nothing more. It does not teach you the highway code, rather, it quizzes you on it. I would strongly recommend this book, but if used with a book which will also explain the highway code.
I would rate this book with 5 stars if it is just questions which you want, as it contains all of the official questions & answers clearly & sensibly presented. This is all it is intended to do. Using this book on its own to learn the highway code, then i would rate it with just 3, as there is only so much that you can be taught from just questions & answers. But it was a very useful aid to me, & it comes strongly recommended.


Final Fantasy VII Official Guide: v. 1 (Brady Games Strategy Guides)
Final Fantasy VII Official Guide: v. 1 (Brady Games Strategy Guides)
by David Cassady
Edition: Paperback

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its great if its what you want, 19 Dec 2002
This is undoubtedly the best Final Fantasy VII guide out there, but only buy it if you are going to need it. I've completed the game twice. Once with the guide. Once without it. And i can say without doubt that its much a better game without it. If you buy the guide you will find yourself following it word for word. This ruins the game to an extent. This game is a lot more fun if you do everything for yourself, rather than being told what to do by the guide. If you really are stuck (which shouldn't happen unless you're really stupid. Theres no point in the game thats that unclear), then this guide is the best available. But i would recommend you play the game without it. Or even do what i did. Complete the game, then buy the guide. Then complete it again. This way you will enjoy the game to its full potential, aswell as finding out anything you missed the first time when you play the second time, using the guide.
The guide is recommended if you need it, but i would recommend FFVII more without it.


La Haine [DVD] [1995]
La Haine [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Vincent Cassel
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £6.79

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most of the stuff you get from Hollywood., 12 Dec 2002
This review is from: La Haine [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
It's nice to see a film which breaks those Hollywood conventions. A happy ending? Nope. Does it do what most US films do & feed the already oversized ego that an audience may have. Nope. Is it realistic? Yes. Well at least more realistic than Stallone taking on the world in Rambo. A film like this could never come out of the US though. You could probably guess from the name that this is a French film. So if you're the kind of person who likes same language film then this is probably not for you (unless you speak Franch obviously).
Its based in the French equivalent of the projects, & follows a day in the life of Said, Vinz & Hubert after their friend is injured by the police in a riot on their estate. It mirrors the French riots which occured in 1968. You really feel you know the characters well by the end of the film, so it is quite an engrossing film. The director obviously has a strange sense of humour looking at some of the comical moments of the film, but they really do enhance it.
The film is shot in black & white. There are many reasons for this which i cannot be bothered to mention. It does enhance the La Haine experience though.
If you want to see a realistic film shot in almost a historical context, then, as long as you dont mind black & white & subtitles, this film comes highly recommended. However, if you're more the sort of person who prefers a nice family film then buy Mrs.Doubtfire. There is a select audience of people who will enjoy this film. But i guarantee those people will Really enjoy this film.


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