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Lion King Trilogy Collection [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Lion King Trilogy Collection [Blu-ray] [US Import]

3.0 out of 5 stars Great original film, but the packaging lets down this set, 5 Nov. 2011
The original film is great, the transfer is also good - The film on it's own is a 5 star.
The other films don't quite live up to the original, but are fun none the less.

What is disappointing with this set and hence only the 3 stars
1) The lack of digital copies for the latter two films if you see the Toy Story or Cars sets, all films in the set came with digital copies - This might not be an issue to everyone, but in this digital age, putting the films on a iPad et al, is very useful for trips.
2) The way the discs were packaged, they were `clumped together' and sitting vertically in the `drum'. Not only could this be damaging to the discs over time, this was a complete waste of space.
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LaCie USB 2.0 PCI Card
LaCie USB 2.0 PCI Card

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Additional USB ports made easy, 11 Sept. 2010
This review is from: LaCie USB 2.0 PCI Card (Accessory)
Very easy to install, no driver required on Windows 7 64bit, solid build quality and easy to handle. The only minor issue is the blue 'on' light could annoy some.


The Five Ghosts
The Five Ghosts
Price: £10.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Stars are coming of age, 11 Sept. 2010
This review is from: The Five Ghosts (Audio CD)
This is certainly a more crafted and produced album from Stars. Not as 'pop' as previous albums and as the title reflects slightly darker of tone. A very enjoyable listen from it's first play.


Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American West
Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American West
by Ansel Adams
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So promising, yet you are left wanting, 18 Nov. 2008
This is very much a large format coffee table book, which is the promising part. However when you flip the pages and see the placement of the image, the disruption to the image created but the fold/crease in the book detracts from the impact.

There is no doubt that Ansel magnificently captures images and this book brings together some lesser known works. However if he was to see some of the reproductions, I'm sure he wouldn't be best pleased with the lack of depth to the blacks and washed out skies that taint some of the images.

The book is split nicely into themes though, with brief text about each of the images.


The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
by Mary Guyatt
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for the concrete jungle, 18 Nov. 2008
A magnificent book, which is indeed current to within the last year, including buildings such as `The birds nest' used in the Chinese Olympics and Toronto's ROM, but not their recently updated AGO.

The buildings are described well in the text along with Architectural designs and copious images of the building from internal and external sources.

The layout is done well by splitting into continents and then countries and maps to should proximity. Which if one is travelling to an area, makes it easy to go and explore some of the buildings in the book.

Phaidon consistently publishes well put together books and this keeps up the trend. Like the Phaidon Design Classics set, this book comes in an interesting `carry case', as it is quite heavy !


Sharkwater [DVD] [2006]
Sharkwater [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Erich Ritter
Price: £6.59

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say NO to shark fin soup !, 5 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Sharkwater [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
This is one thing you will certainly come away with after watching the film.

As a scuba diver, sharks are what you want to see, especially the whale shark, but they are generally so shy they will certainly keep their distance.

The film sees Rob Stewart explore the `Darwin's theory of evolution' Galapagos islands and Costa Rica. Rob is a professional underwater photographer and videographer so the images he captures while gliding through the depths are stunning. That is until they turn to the finning operations, the corruption and images of sharks caught in a long lines where you can but ponder `what is humanity doing'.

This film really gives you a wake up call to the importance of the oceans and the sharks place at top of the food chain to keep everything balanced.

The books emphasis goes more on the role of the Sea Shepherd, the ocean's eco systems and gives you a chance to look again at the gracefulness of the shark.

A must watch/read.

Sharkwater


Sharkwater
Sharkwater
by Bob Stewart
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say NO to shark fin soup !, 5 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Sharkwater (Hardcover)
This is one thing you will certainly come away with after watching the film.

As a scuba diver, sharks are what you want to see, especially the whale shark, but they are generally so shy they will certainly keep their distance.

The film sees Rob Stewart explore the `Darwin's theory of evolution' Galapagos islands and Costa Rica. Rob is a professional underwater photographer and videographer so the images he captures while gliding through the depths are stunning. That is until they turn to the finning operations, the corruption and images of sharks caught in a long lines where you can but ponder `what is humanity doing'.

This film really gives you a wake up call to the importance of the oceans and the sharks place at top of the food chain to keep everything balanced.

The books emphasis goes more on the role of the Sea Shepherd, the ocean's eco systems and gives you a chance to look again at the gracefulness of the shark.

A must watch/read.

Sharkwater [2007]
Sharkwater [Blu-ray] [2007]


Watchmen
Watchmen
by Alan Moore
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a classic for a reason, 5 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Watchmen (Paperback)
A cleverly written interwoven story, which hasn't really dated and rings even more true in today's current environment. Well inked as well.

It will be interesting to see how it translates to the big screen.


Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most diverse album to date... but is that a good thing?,, 8 Aug. 2008
Has it all gone `pete tong' for Coldplay ? There are instrumental tracks, long 7 mins tracks, tracks that change tempo and tone half way through. This is certainly their most experimental album.

It's as though they raided their own album collection and referenced different styles that they liked i.e. 42 has piano riffs like john lennon's - imagine, lovers in japan is like 80's pop, yes - take's off nico's venus in furs.

It's an album that's not as easy to get into as their previous ones, but good never the less.


Devil May Care (James Bond)
Devil May Care (James Bond)
by Sebastian Faulks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to read you again Mr Bond, 19 Jun. 2008
Certainly a page turner and Bond's enemy is reminiscent of the Goldfinger / Oddjob combination. It harks back to the 60's but with issues that are still prevalent today. It would be interesting to see if this got made into a film as certain aspects that draw the suspense in the book would have to be technologically `updated'.

A very enjoyable read, Faulks has done a fine job.


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