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Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Season 4 [DVD] [2006]
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Season 4 [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Dean Cain
Price: £8.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 11 Jun 2012
DVD Zone 2

Ratio of the series: 1.33:1
Number of episodes: 22
Duration of each episode approx: 44 minutes

Languages for the episodes:
Dolby 2.0 Surround: English, French, Castilian Spanish

Subtitles for the episodes:
French, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, English and English for the Hearing Impaired.

Verdict:
The finale season, not that much better but it's Ok except the unexplained last episode, pity.
Besides, even some CGI scenes are unfinished !!
- During the finale battle between Superman and Lord Nor, the cables holding Dean Cain are visible when he lands on the street.
- The X-ray and the "laser eyes" have not been added in post-prod for this same battle making the actors looking a wee bit ridiculous !
Nevertheless, the stories are good enough to be liked by all fan of the Man of Steel.
Enjoy !


Eurostar - Drivers eye view (Brussels Midi to London St Pancras Int
Eurostar - Drivers eye view (Brussels Midi to London St Pancras Int

5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 11 Jun 2012
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio for all videos:
1.78:1

Running Time:
108 minutes

Languages of the main documentary:
PCM 2.0: English, French & a track without commentary.

Subtitle: none

Verdict:
A very interesting documentary which shows us how it is to drive an Eurostar train from Brussels to London in nearly real time.
Only the 2 tunnels (the Channel Tunnel and the London Tunnel 2 running through the eastern suburbia of London) were both cut by half of their actual running time.
The rest of the trip is entirely shown in real time giving us the time to see, enjoy and understand everything !!
A very good documentary.

3 bonuses:
- Temple Mills Depot, Dolby 2.0 (English & French commentaries), 4 minutes
- Coming & Going at Brussels Midi Station, Dolby 2.0 (No commentary), 4 minutes
- Class 373 specifications (English text only)


The Mask of Zorro [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
The Mask of Zorro [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Matthew Letscher
Price: £6.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 6 Jun 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

Languages of the feature film:
DTS Master Audio 5.1: English, Italian, Castilian Spanish
Dolby 2.0: Commentary by Martin Campbell

Subtitles for all the videos:
English, Italian, Castilian Spanish

Extra subtitles only available for the feature film:
Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish and English for Hard of Hearing

Verdict:
Very good picture and sound for this master-piece which has not aged at all.
As usual, a very good picture means details we are not meant to see:
- At Diego's house, the sword fight in the wide staircases, we can see the 2 stuntmen standing for Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Wilson.
- Even there is not much action in the dance scene between Elena and Alejandro, another double stand for Mr. Banderas.
- The first fight between Zorro and Captain Love, Montero, Zorro runs in the map of California and cuts it down, over all of the men. You can clearly see that strings are pulling it over the men.
- At the end of the film, at the mine, Alejandro grabs a shovel and slides down the hill. If you look at the shovel, you will see the strap that holds his feet to it.
And much more of course.

A true pleasure to watch this film again in such fantastic conditions.

NB: Antonio Banderas does not dub himself for the Castilian Spanish soundtrack unfortunately, as according to Mr. Banderas dubbing is not as good as acting.
Therefore, that was Salvador Aldeguer who dubbed Antonio Banderas.
Curiously, Mr. Banderas dubbed himself for Shrek 2, 3 and Puss in Boots


Gladiator (2000) - Augmented Reality Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Gladiator (2000) - Augmented Reality Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 1 May 2012
Blu Ray all zone (not confirmed)

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

Length of the Theatrical Cut: 155 min
Length of the Extended Cut: 171 min

Languages of the feature film:
DTS Master Audio 5.1: English
DTS 5.1: French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Dolby 2.0: 2 commentaries by the director Ridley Scott and some crew's members (1 commentary for each cut)

Subtitles for the feature film and the bonuses (Disc II):
French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Traditional Mandarin and English for the hard of hearings.

Extra subtitles only available on Disc II:
Japanese, Russian, Greek and Polish

Verdict:
This film on Blu Ray is nearly perfect, a good picture with an outstanding soundtrack. The soundtrack is perfect with a fantastic music. The picture has a natural but discrete noise.
Thanks to its excellent picture, we can see much more details about the battle, the fights, Rome and its magnificent buildings, monuments and of course the coliseum which looks very massive, imposing in this ancient and highly detailed city.
High Definition picture means details we are not supposed to see !!
- We can clearly during the first battle against the Prussians, 1 guy seen not fighting but smiling and walking in the wrong direction !! (9 min 44 sec), a funny take !!
- The stunt double of Russel Crowe falling from his horse during this same battle (10 min, 25 sec).
- The following day, Maximus goes to see his horse, a crew man wearing jeans standing in the background behind the horse can be seen hiding.
- For his first fight alone in the arena, at the end, when Maximus says "Are you not entertained", on the left side of the screen among the audience the cameraman and the camera are clearly visible.
- The last scenes of Proximo, as Oliver Reed passed away before the end of the shooting, a double was used for several shots and can be seen standing for Mr. Reed.

More mistakes can be seen but nevertheless, the script remains truly remarkable making this film a real pleasure to watch over and over again especially with this unforgettable score which matches every moment of the film.
You will not be disappointed, enjoy.
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Enemy Of The State [Blu-ray]
Enemy Of The State [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Will Smith
Price: £6.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 11 Dec 2011
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

Languages of the feature film:
PCM 48 kHz, 24 bits, 5.1: English
DTS 5.1: French, Castilian Spanish
Dolby 5.1: English, French, Castilian Spanish

Subtitles for all the videos:
French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, English and English for the hearing impaired

Verdict:
As usual, an outstanding picture and sound quality, similar to the Blu-ray of Crimson TIde, and with only a few extras (some deleted scenes plus 2 documentaries).
But it is a very good movie and fully enjoyable on this Blu-ray.


The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray] [1961] [Region Free]
The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray] [1961] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Gregory Peck
Price: £7.50

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 10 Dec 2011
Blu-ray all zone

Ratio of the feature film:
2.35:1

Languages of the feature film:
DTS Master Audio 5.1: English
Dolby 5.1: German, Italian, Japanese, Castilian Spanish
Dolby 2.0: 2 commentaries

Subtitles for all the videos:
English, German, Italian, Japanese, Castilian Spanish

Extra subtitles only available for the feature film:
Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish and English for Hard of Hearing

Verdict:
Very good picture and sound for this master-piece which was well restored.
A true pleasure to watch this film again in such fantastic conditions.
The colours were corrected and balanced and clearly it makes a difference as explained in the restoration documentary.
Thanks to the Blu-ray, we can not only watch the film with (or without) the intermission as originally released in 1961
With intermission -> 161 minutes
Without intermission -> 156 minutes
But we can also see some details we were not meant to see !
- Model of the island exploding at the end at the film is quite obvious especially when the cannons are falling into the sea.
- We can even see the join of paint on the "wallpaper" imitating the skyline during the explosion scene.
- Pictures added in post-production are not that unobtrusive, for instance the "citadel" of Navarone and the island where the citadel is supposed to be or when the team is supposedly being climbing, for all the shot, the sea was added in post-prod.
- The shadow of the 35 mm camera is visible on the top of the truck when they are escaping (interrogation scene, at 96 min & 50 sec without intermission selected)
Nevertheless, this motion picture is fantastic with a good story-line and some great sceneries of Greece.
You shall not be disappointed.


How To Marry A Millionaire [DVD]
How To Marry A Millionaire [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marilyn Monroe
Offered by rileys dvds
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 5 Dec 2011
DVD Zone 2

Ratio of the feature film:
2.55:1 (original ratio) - 16/9 encoding

Languages of the feature film:
Dolby 4.0: English
Dolby 2.0: French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish

Subtitles for the feature film:
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, German, English, German for the Hearing Impaired and English for the Hearing Impaired.

Verdict:
A fantastic comedy of the 50s very well restored in its original glory with its original cinemascope picture (2.55:1), plus an outstanding quadriphonic soundtrack from the original magnetic track. Everything is there to enjoy and have a good evening!

Bonus:
- the original Italian trailer
- the original German trailer
- the American trailer
- a short footage of the premiere of the film with various actors
- a video about the restoration and comparison of the different editions


Speedminton Racket S500 Racket Sports - Red/Orange
Speedminton Racket S500 Racket Sports - Red/Orange

5.0 out of 5 stars Extreme professionalism, 11 Oct 2011
Different versions of the S 500 are available.
This model is the Version 4.

Specifications:
* Graphite Extreme
* Frame -> 145 grams
* Main String ->16 KP
* Cross String -> 14 KP
* Colours -> red and orange
* Overall dimensions -> 58.7 x 20.9 cm

Overall, not much changes compare to the version 3 except it's 10 grams lighter. Still, I do not find anything to complain about except perhaps it looks a little bit flashy with the red and orange colours. A very good racket to play with.
It comes with its holster (red and orange too).


Speedminton S 500 Pro Racket
Speedminton S 500 Pro Racket

5.0 out of 5 stars Professionalism, 11 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Different versions of the S 500 are available.
This model is the Version 3.

Specifications:
* Full Graphite
* Frame -> 155 grams
* Main String ->16 KP
* Cross String -> 14 KP
* Colours -> black and white
* Overall dimensions -> 58.7 x 20.9 cm

Overall, it is a fantastic racket to play with, light and strong. You will not be disappointing.
A fantastic racket for Speedminton.
It comes with its holster (black and white too).


Torch LA4055 5 LED Carrier Fit Rear Bike Light
Torch LA4055 5 LED Carrier Fit Rear Bike Light

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to install and use, 11 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A very good rear carrier light for bicycle supplied with all the tolls to be able to install it very quickly.

It even comes with an extra part to make it compatible with nearly every rear carrier whatever the distance and size of the holes for screws are.

NB:
* The battery are supplied.
* The spanner is not supplied.
The bicycle is not supplied!


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