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Stalingrad [DVD] [1994]
Stalingrad [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Dominique Horwitz
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: 3.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic War Film, 17 Jan 2011
This review is from: Stalingrad [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
I felt that this was a fantastic war film. Yes there is dubbing, which puts you off for about a second, but is that really a good enough reason for 1 star!

This is a moving masterpiece with some fantastic battle scenes. Can't wait to see Das Boot, since it was made by the same producer.

This was a very important part of WW2 history and this film does justice to the invasion of Stalingrad.

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Franz Kafka
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.80

2 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring- just Boring, 6 Jan 2011
Kafka is just boring. That's about it, really. He can turn an idea like waking up, finding out you've turned into a bug, and create a dull read from it. Many go on about Tolkien- how he drolls on and it takes ages to go anywhere (yes a whole chapter it takes for Bilbo to start his journey in The Hobbit- the cad!) But The Metamorphosis is only about 40 pages long and doesn't go anywhere! It's so slow. But everyone says Kafka's a genius of modern literature, so i must be wrong.
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Jason And The Argonauts [DVD]
Jason And The Argonauts [DVD]
Dvd ~ Todd Armstrong
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 7.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Harryhausen's best, 17 July 2010
Most will agree that this is their favourite Harryhausen/ Schneer film and it's probably thanks to one scene in particular. Surely everyone knows of the skelton fight! It is possibly the greatest scene of all time. There are other fantastic scenes, like Talos, based on the Collosus of Rhodes, a metal giant. When he first moves it still creeps the hell out of me. The Hydra is also amazing. All of those heads moving at once proved most difficult for Harryhausen to animate.

This film is a masterpiece for the adventure genre. I don't see how anyone could dislike it. It's a classic hero film with great visuals, acting and the Bernard Herrman music always brings a smile to my face.

The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982]
The Secret of NIMH [DVD] [1982]
Dvd ~ Elizabeth Hartman
Offered by Just4-U-Media
Price: 19.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Severely Underrated, 17 July 2010
Don Bluth's directorial debut and my personal favourite. The film is full of adventure, magic and an owl voiced by John Carradine. The film follows Mrs. Brisby (Frisby in the original novel) as she looks for a way to safely move her family before the plough starts.

This is one of those films that is severely underrated. I haven't seen any negative reviews of it, but not alot of people know of it. The animaton is typical of Don Bluth, with very detailed settings and experimenting with rotoscope and other techniques. Alot of the time i cannot help but stare at the backgrounds. My favourite bit is in the library of Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi), the leader of the Rats of N.I.M.H. The character is incredible and the background is enchanting with the spectrum flickering.

There are some dark bits as well, as with most great kids films and there are times I am surprised it is a 'U'. So just to recap: Great artwork, well-thought storyline and just a great film.

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