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Diary of a Madman
Diary of a Madman
Offered by trec002
Price: £7.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blizzard's Best, 16 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Diary of a Madman (Audio CD)
This is by far superior to the previous Blizzard LP in terms of sound, production and strength of songwriting. There are only 8 tracks, of which Little Dolls is a definate filler and whose inclusion we could have done without, and Believer is only bearable for the guitar solo - but the remainder are musical gold.

However, this only gets 1 star because of the removal of Kerslake and Daisley. I guess the guitar parts would be replaced by a modern "name" if it meant earning some extra $$$$ ??


Angel Of Retribution
Angel Of Retribution
Price: £7.84

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priest's Finest, 9 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Angel Of Retribution (Audio CD)
This is without doubt JP's best album. There are no fillers or mediocre songs to forget (which every previous LP - even the "classics" -had 1 or 2). The classic metal style has returned, following the Ripper era, together with the flowing guitar solos. KK is a revelation.


Carry On Emmannuelle [1973] [DVD]
Carry On Emmannuelle [1973] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kenneth Williams
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £2.90

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly Dreadful, 9 Oct. 2007
It has taken me 28 years to watch this film and it is as bad now as the original reviews indicated. Peter Butterworth, who is normally the scene-stealer, is totally wasted in this feeble mess. The back projection effect when Emmanuelle takes her pants off in a London street is as unconvincing as any in a James Bond film.

The film, like the few before it, shows how much the writing of Talbot Rothwell is sorely missed.


Heaven & Hell -Live From Radio City Music Hall [DVD]
Heaven & Hell -Live From Radio City Music Hall [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie James Dio

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The talent does not wither!, 10 Sept. 2007
I was very pleasantly surprised by how good this film looks, sounds and how great the band perform. I only saw this band previously on the Black & Blue video from about 1980, and they are far better now! The band are in great shape and it is refreshing to hear these songs played again - and with so much passion. Dio is a phenominal singer, but it never sounded right him singing the "other" stuff. Rejoice in the fact that you won't have to hear/skip past "Paranoid" for the zillionth time!

Iommi is just incredible and continues to inspire with his ability. Vinnie Appice is also just so right for this material, and gets to let rip with a drum solo.

Well worth the money.


Carry On Cleo [DVD] [1964]
Carry On Cleo [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ Sid James
Offered by JRB10
Price: £4.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Roman Comedy Epic!, 6 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Carry On Cleo [DVD] [1964] (DVD)
Watching this film recently I was surprised how good it looks (colour, sets, costumes etc) and how enjoyable it was. Plot, acting etc are all fine. Funniest moment has to be the bike with square wheels!!!

This beats "Life Of Brian" hands down for entertainment value.


Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD]
Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: £7.10

10 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much filler, 16 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD] (DVD)
It became more of a chore to watch each programme in series 2. Skip past the 2 musical items in each show and little Ronnie's chair monologues (sorry Ronnie but that's how it is), even the poor Charley Farley serial, and you are left with the items you really want to see (i.e. sketches) spread out much too thinly. There seemed to be less substance to this series than series 1. The best sketches have probably been cherry picked for the "best of" dvds available, but I can't recall one sketch or music routine specific to this series.

From a historical perspective I supose it is nice to have the musical guests in place but I could not sit through any one of these songs, unlike the regulars from series 1 (New World and Tina Charles).

Series 2 also cut out the bizzare circus acts from series 1 (you find yourself laughing at - not with - them). Although of minor interest, I found myself wishing series 2 had something similar to offer in order to give a bit more "added value".

Another feature retained from series 1 is the terrible space/cosmos background when the Ronnies are at the news desk. What was that all about??
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