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Sony DCR-HC35 Handycam Mini DV camcorder [ Carl Zeiss, 20 x optical, 2.5" screen, DV in]
Sony DCR-HC35 Handycam Mini DV camcorder [ Carl Zeiss, 20 x optical, 2.5" screen, DV in]

4.0 out of 5 stars A really handy handcam, 21 Jun 2012
Have had one of these cameras for ages now which I purchased from Amazon. The quality of both the sound and picture is great, and is pretty impressive when you play back the video on a big screen. The camera has a variety of settings including 16:9 recording, special effects, autofocus, night vision, and so on.

The camera records onto mini DV tapes in a rather traditional way. You are able to wind back the tape and watch what you have already recorded on the actual camera, which can be played through a lead [provided with the product] into a television. When it comes to editing, you will be required to play the entire tape while recording this on your software before being able to chop up and rearrange the footage. This is a great and easy way to edit.

The camera is near perfect with only a few faults. The night vision will only pick up a little extra than the camera would without it, and could be better. Another word of warning; it is very difficult to film on the spot as the tape needs to be in the right place. When you hit REC, it will record directly onto the tape in the camera, so if it was wound back, you will tape over your previous footage. It is important to have the tape ready in the right place.

Overall, a brilliant camera, especially if you are a fan of DV tapes. When you watch back what you have recorded on the TV you will feel like you are there.


A Momentary Lapse of Reason
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different, 21 Oct 2007
The 80s was certianly an interesting period for music, but unfortunately, we only have one album to go on from Floyd, in which David Gilmour and Nick Mason started to create some more electronic sounds with their music. However, unlike The Wall and Animals, the songs do not really match, and because David isn't quite as good at writing lyrics, we are commonly left unclear as to what the situation is and the words that we listen to really mean.
After seven years of deciding what to do, David Gilmour released this package of hidden classics, fearful of being alone and what the comeback might be. Well, I can say that he has done a good job, and On The Turning Away is a classic that is mostly ignored over Sorrow and Learning To Fly (I hate Learning To Fly!) Themeless and padded, it is still a personal favourite.


Animals
Animals
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: 10.05

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Animals, 21 Oct 2007
This review is from: Animals (Audio CD)
Being born in the 90s isn't easy when you love Floyd but your mates are into 'Busted' and 'Take That' at school, but not alot can stop Floyd from being my favourite ever band.
Animals is a nice example of the classic Floyd period, and Roger wasn't getting tooooo dominant at the time. He and David share the lyrics equally, and David also seemed to be going through an acoustic phase here, which works well. Although this might not be a good place to start if you are new to the band, Animals is nice, fluent music (songs is the wrong word for Floyd) with some interesting into and closing tracks, and if Ummagumma was a failed experiment, this will certainly be remembered as a successful one.


Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: 6.51

10 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 14 year old fan speaking...., 9 Aug 2007
As said, I'm 14 and have been a Doctor Who fanatic for 10 years. All I can really say about this story is I got it as a video and never watched it again after the first time. It's just not right. This is a perfect example of when the fun, adventurous half of Doctor Who was shifting into the modern, dark one. It's two Peter Davisonish. Tom Baker should have switched here.
If anyone just wants to read on the the conclusion, well here it is. The Leisure Hive is a bland, boring story and just doesn't work. For a good piece of the Tom Baker era, look much earlier than this. New fans, stay away.
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Doctor Who - The Invasion (2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1968]
Doctor Who - The Invasion (2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Patrick Troughton
Price: 6.47

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 14 year old review, 20 Jun 2007
Ok fans of the new Doctor Who series, you're going to watch the first five minutes and say 'Boring!' But no. You have to get to at least the second disc before the main action happens, and it seems that Russel T D and all the other new writers don't seem to get that the quiet, slow begins are much more creepy and chilling than the first seen being the Doctor rushing round the TARDIS in a storm. That's my first warning. Watch all of it before you judge.

The second obvious one is the cartoon episodes. They work really well and you would think they would appear funny at first, but it really helps understand the story rather than still images, and the Doctors' cartoon looks so real.

The cybermen here have so blank, evil faces it's untrue, and the music is so sixties yet so scary. I think with this story I don't tend to watch it through more than once, but pick out some of my favourite little scenes to watch - The Doctor and Vaugn tracking down the cybermen, the first cyberman awakening, the cyberman invasion, all the usual. There is something seriously magical about this story, and I advise anyone to give it a go.
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My Family - Series 3 [DVD]
My Family - Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Lindsay
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 3.83

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Family, 19 Mar 2007
This review is from: My Family - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
A fantastic comedy which took the idea of Butterflies and made it into a much more lively and funny treat. I always find it is the ideal comedy to watch on a Sunday night before a miserable week. This has to be the best series, with no bloopers, faults or critisisms avalible to tell. Ideal for everyone


Hooked On Christmas
Hooked On Christmas
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 10.21

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 10 Dec 2006
This review is from: Hooked On Christmas (Audio CD)
I appreciate the fact that most people would prefere original choir versions of carols, but I am now in my early teens and these electronic disco versions really get you in the Christmas mood. Ideal for children and anyone who really likes to spice up Christmas.


Catweazle - Series 1 [DVD][1970]
Catweazle - Series 1 [DVD][1970]
Dvd ~ Geoffrey Bayldon
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: 29.99

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catweazle, 11 Nov 2006
I am 13 and have recently seen all the episodes of Catweazle Series 1, and love it. It was a perfect piece of television for the family, and something like this could not be achieved today. Catweazle, a hermit from the year 1066 accidentally travels to the year 1970. There he meets a boy called Carrot living on a farm...

I will briefly review each episode:

1 The Sun In A Bottle *****

A perfect introduction, very funny and inventive

2 Castle Saburac ****

Not quite as good as the first one, but still very entertaining - the funniest part is Catweazle's introduction to a bath!

3 The Curse Of Rapkyn ****

We begin to find out more about Hexwood farm here. Catweazle up the chimney and down the well - very funny

4 The Witching Hour ****

Catweazle begins to see more modern inventions, and all characters are acting perfectly. Great stuff

5 The Eye Of Time ****

Good but drags a little. Carrot tries to make Catweazle look a normal man!

6 The Magic Face ****

Lots of little hidden jokes but alltogether nothing completely incredible - Catweazle experiences a camera and a car

7 The Telling Bone *****

The title is what Catweazle believes to be the name of a telephone. He's stuck up a church spire, nearly mistaken for Sam, tries to understand the works of a phone - classic!

8 The Power Of Adamcos *****

Easily a favourite of mine, I always look forward to it when watching them in turn. Carrot and Catweazle on a hunt for Adamcos the knife, through the woods, Hexwood farm and an Antiques shop

9 The Demi Devil ****

I hoped this one to be good considering the main storyline is Catweazle believing he has turned Carrot into a monkey! But it's quite good, just loosing the subtle style of some of the earlier episodes

10 The House Of The Sorcerer *****

Everyone believes Sam to have been murdered by some sound effects obsessed geek. Catweazle hears radio equipment thinking Sam is inside the box!

11 The Flying Broomsticks ****

Sam's under arrest with clever confusion! Catweazle tries to fly back 900 years on a broomstick

12 The Wisdom Of Solomon **

I was very harsh on this episode, but it's just dull. Sam and Catweazle are not involved in the plot at all. It's just a woman and son who enter Hexwood farm to help out, with Catweazle inventing a spell to make them speak the truth so Carrot can be rid of them

13 The Trickery Lantern

Very good and very sad. Catweazle returns to his own time with the help of a lantern swapped from Carrot which was meant to be his Dad's present! A great end
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Doctor Who: Series 1 - Volume 2 [DVD] [2005]
Doctor Who: Series 1 - Volume 2 [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Christopher Eccleston
Price: 3.80

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best so far, 10 Aug 2006
I am 13 and before anyone jumps to the conclusion that I am the typical boy (!), I would rate the old Doctor Who better than the new. But out of the recent ones, this dvd is the best, showing an adventure with a new and old villian in each story. If your someone like me but who hasn't seen any of the classic series, I suggest you give it a go, as this dvd and all the rest got everything from it.


Doctor Who: The Sea Devils [VHS] [1963]
Doctor Who: The Sea Devils [VHS] [1963]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: 24.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low 5 / High 4, 9 July 2006
This one's on the brink of 5 stars. A perfect example of Doctor Who.

Some highlights include the Master watching the Clangers, the cliffhangers and the sword fight.

A couple of downers are that the sea devils are too weak and should not be killed by bullets. Another is that the incidental music can get on your nerves after six episodes. It actually sounds like the sea, but when this episode's released on dvd, which i'm surely it will be soon, it would be nice to have an alternative music score.

Otherwise a brilliant piece of televsion that could not be made with the modern day's perfect effects and pace.


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