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Doctor Who: The Complete Box Set - Series 1-7 [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who: The Complete Box Set - Series 1-7 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Christopher Eccleston
Price: 174.83

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clearing up confused reviews, 2 Nov 2013
Ok. lots of reviews on here were posted BEFORE the set came out: so they have errors and assumptions.

Series 1-4 are 1080p as advertised, not 1080i.
They run at 24fps, so yes, they do run a bit slower.

Series 5-7 are the same as previous Bluray releases, so no change there.

The Specials, however, are a complete shambles.
They are plagued with the same technical issues the previous set has: namely they are badly converted to 60hz and so they jerk around all over the place which makes them unwatchable. It's not just when the camera pans (like you get when you watch an NTSC R1 movie on DVD), but also when people move on a an otherwise still screen.
The ONLY special that does NOT suffer from this is "Planet Of The Dead". That too is 60hz though, so they can obviously do it right if they wanted to.
It's just BBC Worldwide being cheap/tight (take your pick). A perfect opportunity to correct mistakes has been missed.
Obviously we live in an era where quality control doesn't exist.
Like a fool I'd sold my DVD boxsets before this came out to help cover some of the cost. I should have kept my Specials DVD set.
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Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender
by Goodman Books
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If you're a fan - BE CAREFUL - potential rip-off!!!, 5 Oct 2012
If, like me, you're a fan, BE CAREFUL when buying this book.
The contents of this book have been released before, back in 2000, in the FM Solo Box Set by EMI.
It contains exactly the same photographs and text: it's simply a re-hash of a previous product.
The only "new" content is a foreword by Rhys Thomas and an interview CD, neither of which are worth the price alone.
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Price: 0.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not the one shown!, 2 Sep 2011
I first bought one of these 19 months ago when I got my phone. It was a good quality item and looked exactly like the one in the picture.
Unfortunately the rubber on the middle button has worn away and so I've bought a replacement from here.
However, the replacement is completely different from the one shown in the picture and is of cheaper quality.
I'm keeping the old one, complete with hole!

And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
And Another Thing ... Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Bonkers!, 15 Feb 2010
I first discovered The Hitchhiker's Guide To The galaxy in 1981 at the tender age of ten, courtesy of BBC Television. Like so many before it, the TV series was subsequently novelised in 1979 by some bloke called Douglas Adams. Then, in 1977, the BBC decided they wanted another piece of the action and a radio series was commissioned.
So successful was this first 'chapter', that it has since spawned a rubbish Hollywood movie and another FOUR books yet again penned by this Douglas Adams bloke.

Unfortunately, Douglas Adams became deluded and began to believe that the Earth really was about to be demolished to make a Hyperspace bypass and so he left on the nearest passing spaceship on the 11th May 2001.
Obviously he got it wrong because the Earth is still here and we have not since had any more 'chapters' to the Hitchhikers Trilogy of five books until now, making it six.

This sixth 'chapter' however, is not, understandably, written by Douglas Adams. Instead it has been plagerised by some (other) bloke called Eoin Colfer who, I understand, found a 2054 reprint copy of the book in his back garden one sunny afternoon while he was digging for fairy treasures and instead found a transdimensional gateway to another time. You can imagine his surprise when the book, with his name on the front and his picture on the back, hit him squarely in the knee with a resounding "thud"!
Taking full advantage of the situation, he transcibed the book on his outdated Apple Mac and sent it off to his publishers - well, wouldn't you?
Currently reaping the financial rewards of a book he has yet to write, Eoin Colfer currently spends his days sitting in the bottom of his garden, spade in hand, knee protectors on, waiting for himself to throw his next book at him.

If you think that was bonkers, just wait until you read part six of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy; "And Another Thing..."
I hope Douglas Adams would be proud :)

Queen: Complete Works
Queen: Complete Works
by Georg Purvis
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!!!, 16 Feb 2007
This review is from: Queen: Complete Works (Paperback)
To be honest, I cannot write anything better than the review by "Your Valentine".

Needless to say that this is one of the most informative Queen books I've ever seen, and believe me I've got loads.

It focuses on the recorded works of the band as opposed to it being a biography, and that's something we fans have been waiting years for!

It's a fantastic book - (120 pages longer than Amazon list it as!) and well worth the money I spent on it.

As a Queen fan of 21 years, I'm having great difficulty putting this down, and there's not a lot I haven't read about this band.

Go on, treat yourself...

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