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The Red Collection (Red/Red 2) [DVD]
The Red Collection (Red/Red 2) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Never underestimate a pensioner!, 1 Feb. 2014
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Bruce and the crew have well and truly nailed this script. Very tongue-in-cheek in the same way that The Expendables is, these films underline the saying, "Old age and treachery will always triumph over youth and skill."
Good fun, pure fantasy, great casting.


Title Deeds
Title Deeds
by Liza Campbell
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A very worthwhile insight, 1 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Title Deeds (Hardcover)
I actually met the author, Liza Campbell, at a party in London years ago. She was witty and a laugh as I recall and from reading this book, she has retained her sense of humour too.
As well as being a very talented artist, her writing style is unique and absorbing. This look behinds the scenes of her family and her life is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I hope she keeps writing,.. I have found her blogs online just as much fun to read too.
Is it worth buying? Yes definitely and will stay on my bookshelf to be read many times I think.


Maglite Mini Bulb Aa/Aaa
Maglite Mini Bulb Aa/Aaa
Price: £3.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Maglite,.. Naglite, 2 Sept. 2013
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Still the brightest tool in the box, even with so many LED torches out there. The only drawback is that these bulbs are not immortal and they are also fragile so having these spares is essential!


Leon: Director's Cut [DVD] [1994]
Leon: Director's Cut [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Gary Oldman
Price: £3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic, 2 Sept. 2013
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A very controversial film that handled some very difficult subjects. Jean Reno took on a challenging role and makes us believe in Leon as a person. This director's cut includes the scene that was cut for USA cinemas and to be honest, it makes far more sense to leave it in.
Brilliant film and judging by the still high price for any version, still pulling vast audiences and for very good reason. Worth getting in my personal collection as one to keep and see many times over.
As quite clearly stated by Natalie Portman (Mathilda), she would be up for a sequel and I'm very much wanting to see what became of this young lady. Is there any chance Luc Besson has something smouldering away that he is going to light us up with at some point? Following this would be a tough mountain to climb I guess?


Ronin (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1998]
Ronin (Two Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by Sluagh62
Price: £8.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old soldiers never die, 2 Sept. 2013
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Incredibly strong story although a couple of bits in the script were maybe not very well thought out. Nevertheless, this is still a brilliant masterpiece that will be watched over again by many. Some great actors working together make this work well.


The Assassin [1993] [DVD]
The Assassin [1993] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bridget Fonda

5.0 out of 5 stars A good remake, 2 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The Assassin [1993] [DVD] (DVD)
La Femme Nikita was already a cult movie so attempting a remake was a risk. They have pulled it off and this is certainly a classic that will still be watched for years to come.
Having been left hanging in mid-air,.. when is someone going to finish this story,.. could they? If there was ever a sequel it would have to be pretty sharp to stay with the impact of the original film.


A Dangerous Man [DVD]
A Dangerous Man [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steven Seagal
Price: £2.97

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously predictable, 2 Sept. 2013
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Ok,.. it's Segal doing what we have seen him do so many times before. The plot is a bit different to some but still way too predictable. it would be nice to see Steve fall right out of this 'comfort zone' and surprise us. I'm sure he could do it, but would any director risk telling him to do it? That's another matter isn't it!


Underworld: Awakening [DVD]
Underworld: Awakening [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £4.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Underworld: (almost) Awakening, 2 Sept. 2013
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Not quite as gripping as the previous films in the Underworld series but is that because we are becoming used to longer, more sophisticated films? Possibly. It was unexpectedly short and maybe the script writers had got bored because some of the parts of the plot were left hanging out there.
Not a bad film but not the best to come out of this stable.


Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook
Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook
by Great Britain: Home Office
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL READING/REFERENCE, 27 Nov. 2012
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However good you might think your driving skills are, this book is going to show up where you have been getting it all wrong for years. This should be issued with every licence, it would make a heck of a difference to road safety. It will certainly make you a safer driver if you apply what you read here.


Original Sony Remote Control RM-887
Original Sony Remote Control RM-887

5.0 out of 5 stars Life saver!, 27 Nov. 2012
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How many people have lost a remote and junked the TV because most of the functions are impossible to figure out on the set? I actually bought the TV with no remote very cheap and this was what made it all come back to life. Having a spare is also a useful parental control!


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