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Battlefield 4 (Xbox 360) - Limited Edition
Battlefield 4 (Xbox 360) - Limited Edition
Offered by TECH-MOBILE1
Price: 27.26

1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on the 4GB XBox 360 AT ALL, 10 Jan 2014
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Xmas present for son. Hopeless. After several attempts to get it to work and much reading of disappointed reviews online, it seems like this DOES NOT WORK on the 4GB Xbox unless you fork out for an expansion pack and Hard Drive (but only a MS one is compatible!!!). What a rip-off. Do not buy!!

Samsung HM1200 Bluetooth Headset - Black
Samsung HM1200 Bluetooth Headset - Black
Offered by Invero
Price: 10.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars low volume, 20 Sep 2013
Looks neat, fits ear well but the volume is ridiculously low. I can barely hear over noise inside car. Would not recommend unless you have super hearing.

Ice Grippers Non Slip Ice & Snow Grips , M = 4 to 6
Ice Grippers Non Slip Ice & Snow Grips , M = 4 to 6
Offered by Sourcing4U Limited
Price: 9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy, 9 Oct 2012
Bought these to go over fishing boots.give great grip on wet rocks and seaweed.
Not sure how long they'll last but pleased with purchase

Death to Trad Rock
Death to Trad Rock
by John Robb
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring, overblown and spurious......, 4 Jan 2010
This review is from: Death to Trad Rock (Paperback)
John Robb's previous book "Punk Rock: An Oral History" is up there with John Savage's book as the foremost words on the punk scene. A terrific read. It however, is mostly verbatim interviews with band members and fans who were there at the time.
This new 'un is a very different kettle of fish.
It is a boring, lazy and mostly tedious run-through of about thirty bands who Robb desperately tries to align in some pretty dubious connection to a "movement". The band interviews are virtually interchangeable.
Liked punk/post-punk? Check.
Listened to John Peel? Check.
Were a fan/friend of The Membranes (Robb's band of the time)? Check.
Played some gigs with aforementioned bands? Check.
The problem with this is that most of the bands have nothing to say, are colourless characters and made some pretty crap music, too.
Robb's unbridled enthusiasm (not unlike in his earlier Stone Roses book) grates after about a chapter. I mean, c'mon, who are we kidding? Every record Bogshed put out was brilliant? Its written in his typical ex-fanzine writer style,lots of exclamation marks, references to the "New Pop" and some dubious political links. Yeah, we know. It was the miners strike. The bands played some gigs. It wasn't the Russian Revolution FFS!
All in all disappointing and as mentioned, boring. Not an accusation usually levelled at Mr Robb.
Looking forward to next episode in punk saga, however!
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Death Proof (Two-Disc Edition) [DVD]
Death Proof (Two-Disc Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kurt Russell
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.10

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not a bad film, at all........, 11 July 2008
Came to this one as neither a Tarantino fan or a doubter. As most people, some of his films have been amazing, some patchy and formulatic.
Expecting little, I have to admit, I DID like this 'un in a fairly one-dimensional way.
It's basically a three-scene (maybe four)movie. To be brief,the first scene is hot in dialogue and pop culture reference. The second, the initial car chase, is horrific and eye-popping. The long, scene-setting third,is slightly painful and boring, all the usual Tarantino check list intact.
However, the ending, upending all the mysoginistic usual road movie trails, ie The Hitcher, Two Lane Blacktop, Vanishing Point etc etc is a genuine stunner. Watch and be engrossed.
The soundtrack is amazing, too.
Worth the dvd rental price if you can ignore the B-movie nods.

9th Company 2 Disc Collectors Edition [2007] [DVD]
9th Company 2 Disc Collectors Edition [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Artur Smolyaninov
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 9.69

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, fairly authentic, 7 Sep 2007
The first thing that strikes one about 9th Company is that the subtitles seem to be missing a lot of the nuances of dialogue. However, it's all in all not too bad, if owing a bit to Full Metal Jacket with the lengthy training scenes at the beginning. The action scenes to me were very authentic-looking, giving something of the chaos of battle and the sense of disorientation. If you want set-piece battle scenes, rent or buy Windtalkers!
The characters are not particularly well developed and it is difficult to to differentiate who is who, particularly after they've all had number 1 haircuts! On the whole, I liked it better than Come And See which i thought was a sprawling arty mess.
Worth the rental price for the bit with the guy who is issued a bent AK47.

Smokin' Aces [DVD]
Smokin' Aces [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck
Price: 2.50

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars utter pish, 30 Jun 2007
This review is from: Smokin' Aces [DVD] (DVD)
Slow, but trying to be fast-paced. Dialogue drivel. Plot, meaningless.

Stereotypes all over the place. Utter crap. Avoid.

Rustbelt Sun
Rustbelt Sun
Price: 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars alt country heroes, 11 Jun 2007
This review is from: Rustbelt Sun (Audio CD)
Fantastic debut album from Glaswegian americana types. Lots of Jayhawks, Neil Young and Green On Red type songs based around Peter Lacey's acoustic guitar and plaintive vocals. The band are powerful but subtle (!)and the guitars ring like bells. Great drumming on the album and some neat bass flourishes. If you like americana with a punkish edge, you'll love this.

Silent Hill [DVD]
Silent Hill [DVD]
Dvd ~ Radha Mitchell
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 3.82

8 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gawd-awful, 5 Nov 2006
This review is from: Silent Hill [DVD] (DVD)
The reviews seem to be pretty mixed. I wont waste your time like I've wasted mine watching this drivel. Avoid this movie. It is beyond bad. Plotless, character-less, and thrill-less. Sean Bean is particularly wooden. Rent something with a story, if you must watch a horror movie.

Big Tobacco
Big Tobacco
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 12.73

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting and sweet as sugar., 18 Mar 2002
This review is from: Big Tobacco (Audio CD)
Fell into this album by accident (like many others it seems)....haven't stopped returning to it for over a year. It kinda defies comparisons, but something like a meeting of Brian Wilson harmonies, Nick Cave's black humour, Big Star's chiming guitars, and songwriting straight from the angels might sum it up..
Every song is truly fantastic, a particular fave being Bum Leg, with its great imagery of small-town misery and big-time disillusionment.
Don't get me wrong, this is a very uplifting album, the melodies and general atmosphere lifting it outta the Will Oldham sphere.
Only ONE small's too short......

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