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Laputa: Castle In The Sky [DVD]
Laputa: Castle In The Sky [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Price: 14.95

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but go for the 1986 version with better voices, 13 Sep 2006
This is an excellent film. I first saw it almost 20 years ago.

There is just one thing to note. There are two versions of this film available on DVD, this 2006 version and the original 1986 version. The difference being the voices used for the dubbing. It is widely acknowledged that the original voices suited the characters more, so for that reason I'd buy the 1986 version.
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Steamboy [DVD] [2006]
Steamboy [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Steve Jablonsky
Price: 4.95

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but there are better anime cartoons out there., 12 Sep 2006
This review is from: Steamboy [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
While this film is reasonable, it lacks the magic of other anime cartoons such as Castle In The Sky, Spirited Away and Porcco Rosso.

The animation is modern and crisp and I'm sure you'll recognise a few of the voices, but these features just can't make up for the poor plot and lack of character development.

Apollo 13 (2 Disc Special Edition) [1995] [DVD]
Apollo 13 (2 Disc Special Edition) [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.85

59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bonus material, 1 Jun 2006
We all know how good this film is. But what you may not know is how good the bonus material is. There are interviews with the real astronauts and recording of the actual radio transmitions from Apollo 13. Many of these were used to help with the script.

The film - 5 Stars

The extras - 5 Stars

Toshiba SD34VB Multi-region DVD/VCR Combi
Toshiba SD34VB Multi-region DVD/VCR Combi

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a multi-rigion DVD player., 11 April 2006
The first thing you notice about this DVD player is that the manual says it is region 2 only. This is at odds with the Amazon description. The manual is correct. To enable the multi-region abilities you'll have to download a file from the internet, burn it to CD and then play it. This will open a hidden menu allowing you to select region 0 (ie multi-region.
Other than that. This DVD player is a reasonable DVD / VHS combo, though it lacks some features of higher spec individual VHS or DVD units.

Stop You're Killing Me [DVD]
Stop You're Killing Me [DVD]

59 of 66 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A huge disappointment, 11 April 2006
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This review is from: Stop You're Killing Me [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this DVD as I knew a few of the people in it are very funny. Dara O'Briain for one and the guy from Father Ted too.
Unfortunately the DVD was a big let dowm. Each comic was only on for about ten minutes. At best they never had chance to get into their stride. At worst some of the comics just weren't funny. The sound quality wasn't up to the standard of other stand up DVD's either.
This DVD was a big let down and I doubt I'll be watching it again anytime soon.

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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poor start but gets better, 29 Nov 2005
(This review is from the cinema version)
Being the largest of the books made into a film so far, there was always going to be a large amount of the book left out. It really has been stripped down to the bare essentials. However that doesn't really have a negative effect on the film. The main storyline in the book was well structured, and the film follows that storyline very well. The Quidditch World Cup at the start of the film will be the biggest let down for those who have read the book. It feels very rushed and only has a passing resemblance to the book. Those who haven't read the book will probably find nothing wrong with the start of the film at all. The rest of the film does follow the book reasonably well, and has much better special effects than the Prisoner of Azkaban. The sets are the same as the ones used in POA, so it's nice to see that they haven't been changed yet again.
The best bit of the Goblet Of Fire? More of the Weasley twins. It's nice to see the other characters being used more as the films go on.

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.59

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's good (no spoilers), 9 Aug 2005
Before I begin, I'll let you know now, I'm not going to talk about that plot at all. I'm just going to say what's good about the book.
Firstly there's no point reading the Half Blood Prince unless you'rve already read the rest of the series. There is just too much information you need to know before you open the first page.
So what's different about this book? This is the first book in the series that actually answers more questions than it asks. That is both the strength and weekness of the book. You'll crave more answers to your questions, so you'll keep on reading. But at the same time it doesn't have the same suspense as the earier books (especially The Goblet Of Fire).
It's nice to see Harry a bit more chilled out than he was in the last book, but if anything his fire and passion is still there, he's just got in under control now.
Make no mistakes, this is a great book, and is well worth a read. Like the Order Of The Phoenix you may feel let down after the first read, but that will be down to that fact that they both take two or three reads to pick up all the information JK provides.
Happy reading.

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