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Bloody Birthday [Blu-ray]
Bloody Birthday [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Lori Lethin
Offered by Home Entertainment Online
Price: £9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, Good Bluray, BAD cover!, 9 July 2014
This is a better-than-average 80's slasher offering thats nice to see being served up onto Bluray, but who the heck thought it was a good idea to make this new crappy cover art with NO ONE from the actual movie!!! Fans of these films WANT to see the original posters so I don't understand WHY companies WASTE money on stupid crappy cover art, especially when its something that doesn't represent the product inside, like this.
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Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts Of Download
Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts Of Download
Price: £13.70

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLONDIE remain unclassifiable, surprising and full of effervescent pop fizz!, 14 May 2014
Those always unpredictable punksters are at it again. After spending most of their post-1999 career cementing the fact that they are indeed a rock and roll band with pretty much rock and roll albums (complete with their trademark forays into every other genre imaginable), BLONDIE return with a full fledged pop/dance album! Basically spitting on those who view anything less than rock as uncool... And seriously what could be more punk than that?

In one of their most cohesive collections since Parallel Lines, BLONDIE trade in their world tracks, and rock anthems for a fun, catchy, summery collection of songs that not only sound great driving in your car with the windows down but also fit in quite well with their back catalogue. All you "Tide is High/Heart of Glass/Atomic" fans who felt neglected by their previous 3 albums .... This one's especially for you! ... The "redux" versions of the classics? No updates could possibly hold a snowballs' chance in Hawaii against the power, energy and nostalgia that the originals carry - Just think of those as a bonus! Concentrate instead on those new fizzy pop delicacies that BLONDIE are well known for.

Within minutes of listening, I found myself singing and humming these, only till recently, unknown songs. Then craving them! Debbie Harry, who is single handedly changing what it means to be 68 years old, purrs, coos and woos her way through the tracks, sounding as icy cool as ever and proving there's no need to fade away and radiate just because you're well into your 7th decade. She may not have died young, but she certainly stayed pretty and cool and groundbreaking and awesome!
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Nothing But The Night [DVD] [1973]
Nothing But The Night [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee
Price: £6.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & Diana Dors!! - Need I Say More?, 17 Jan 2013
While Hammer Films and Amicus were successful at pulling other stars-on-their-way-up-or-down into their productions opposite Lee & Cushing, they didn't do much with Diana Dors (save for a blink-and-you'll miss it role in one Amicus production and a stint in one of Hammer's TV efforts). So that makes this movie, while certainly no horror classic per se, a must-have simply for its to-die-for cast! Dors was really quite a character at this stage in her career and adds much needed entertainment to some of the dry surroundings, but keep watching!! The movie does get better as it goes on and has one hell of an ending. Ultimately a very satisfying viewing experience - especially for a horror film which usually tend to go the other way around (starts off great, ends off rubbish).


Panic of Girls (Fan Pack)
Panic of Girls (Fan Pack)
Offered by sauliusst
Price: £17.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BLONDIE's Back With Some More Power Pop Perfection, 7 Jun 2011
Legendary punksters BLONDIE have returned with their long-awaited ninth studio album, PANIC OF GIRLS. There are four or five really excellent songs on it and a lot of filler. Is that enough to warrant a purchase? This long-time BLONDIE fan easily says "YES"! Debbie Harry and the boys kick off their 5th decade of music making in high gear with a killer opening track, the techno/industrial rock infused "D-Day". You'll want to roll down the windows and step on the accelerator for the next two really cool, catchy (and very Blondie sounding) high-octane rockers, "What I Heard" and "Mother". Things slow down with the pretty reggae ballad "The End The End" and then get moving again with another reggae track, the awesome and addictive "Girlie Girlie". Unfortunately, the album kind of falls flat after that with several humdrum, unimpressive and unmemorable throwaways. If the second half of this CD was as good as the first, we would have a real classic on our hands. But speaking for myself, I am happy to have the excellent tracks that are here - which easily blows away anything you might possibly here on the radio today.

The band sounds great, with Clem Burke's trademark picture perfect drumming leading the way, some terrific guitar stuff, and of course Blondie's always ready to experiment with some new funky sounds. Needless to say, Debbie is the personification of cool and one sip of her voice could instantly turn a piping hot coffee into a frozen cappuccino. "Panic Of Girls" reaches fizzy pop-delicacy heights that neither of BLONDIE's other post hayday albums ("No Exit" & "Curse of Blondie") were able to grasp, but again, does also lacks an overall homogeneous quality. Just buy it, so they will make more stuff soon!


Shop At Sly Corner [1947] [DVD]
Shop At Sly Corner [1947] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Oskar Homolka
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - But Diana Dors Should Not Be on The Cover, 4 Dec 2010
This is a very tight and interesting thriller. But putting Diana Dors on the cover is very misleading, as she is in the movie for all of about 2 minutes. However, I guess I would not have watched it in the first place if I didn't know she was in it. A good movie, but just don't buy it for the sole fact that Diana is in it unless you are a really hardcore fan.
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