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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Extended Version (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1991]
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Extended Version (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1991]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing version of a really enjoyable film, 3 Feb. 2014
I loved Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves when I saw it in the cinema in 1991 and I've loved it everytime I've seen it since; from VHS to DVD. This 'extended cut' of the film is terrible, it's 'only' an additional 12 minutes but it makes an overly long film in parts even longer. The scenes add nothing to the film overall and in most places detract from the overall experience. A new plot line with the Sheriff of Nottingham and Mortiana takes the menace from the devil worship narrative and in some cases the additional scenes are noticeably crowbarred in in such a way as to interfere with continuity - eg. the dung smearing of the disguise going into Nottingham Castle is moved to the end of the film as opposed to the start - where it belongs, and where Marion comments on Robin needing to take a bath. Save yourself, get a pre 2003 version of the film on DVD,without this extended nonsesne, it absolutely ruins a good film.


Saint Death - John Milton #2 (John Milton Series)
Saint Death - John Milton #2 (John Milton Series)
Price: £3.59

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4.0 out of 5 stars Vamos! John Milton, 24 Sept. 2013
Loved the setting and the new characters - Dawson's ability to describe the environs and characters in such detail makes me want to see these books realised on the big or small screen someday. I didn't quite enjoy it as much as The Cleaner but it's moved the character to a place where I'm genuinely excited to read the next instalment.


1000 Yards - A John Milton Short Story (John Milton Series)
1000 Yards - A John Milton Short Story (John Milton Series)
Price: £0.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tantalising introduction to a great character, 15 July 2013
I absolutely loved this introduction to John Milton - so much so that I had to read the full novel, The Cleaner, afterwards. Dawson has nailed that rare beast of a thing - a character you like and dislike in equal measure but are willing to succeed at every turn. Excellent stuff.


The Cleaner - John Milton #1 (John Milton Series)
The Cleaner - John Milton #1 (John Milton Series)
Price: £3.59

4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 15 July 2013
Dawson writes with panache and wit in equal measure, the writing is fluid and exciting and I am loving John Milton as a character. Absolutely intrigued as to where he'll go with the next installment.


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