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Flash Gordon - 30th Anniversary Ltd Edition - Special Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]
Flash Gordon - 30th Anniversary Ltd Edition - Special Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sam Jones

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gordon's Alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 25 Oct 2010
For a start, this is not just a pretty good bluray presentation of the film, it is not just the steelbook that collectors seem to love, it also conatins a CD of the Queen soundtrack.

OK so some of the FX are rather primative, but those thick blue lines that looks like they about to crush the hero so that he could easily be called Flat Gordon, were a part of the film when it was made.

Good cheesy fun.


Night Of The Living Dead - 3D [DVD] [2006]
Night Of The Living Dead - 3D [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Johanna Black
Offered by Retro_Foundation
Price: £23.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite George Romero...!, 25 Oct 2010
Ok, so this is not the best Zombie movie ever made, it is also not the best 3-D movie ever made either.

It is a pretty poor movie over all but somehow, it all comes together in a weird silly "so bad it's actually pretty good" sort of way.

I don't know, maybe because we have been lucky enough to have met Sid Haig, I have always liked Zombie movies, and I really like 3-D but it all somehow works.

Not a classic but certainly a "two beers and some popcorn" type of deal.
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The Boys In Blue [DVD]
The Boys In Blue [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bobby Ball
Price: £4.20

4.0 out of 5 stars The Cannon & Ball Movie., 25 Oct 2010
This review is from: The Boys In Blue [DVD] (DVD)
Basically a remake of Will Hey's "Ask A Policeman!"

Not a bad film. I appreciated it more now as it was a reminder of a slightly more innocent time in my life.

Cannon & Ball were the bona fide successors to Morecambe and Wise - from guest stars wanting to get on the show, even down to one of their original writers.

It was all going very well until fame got the better of them and they decided that they wanted to do 'other things'. Always the death stroke of a good format.

Still, 80 minutes of family fun.


Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 2 (Slimline Edition) [DVD]
Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 2 (Slimline Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £13.24

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Dud Season of Next Gen...., 25 Oct 2010
Well, after a totally lack-lustre first season, I would really like to say that the second season is a fantastic improvement.

I would really like to, but unfortunately I just cannot.

In truth, season two is no better than the first, in at least one aspect it is actually worse.

I just cannot get emotionally engaged by the shallow cyphers that pass as main characters on this series. There is the London girl doing that monumentally awful east European accent asking everyone how they feel about things, a Klingon that is about as amped up (judging by the movie Klingons) as a flat battery, a blind bridge officer that steers the ship (yes folks, a blind man has his hands on the steering wheel :0 !), then there's the gay robot, humour that is so forced it is cringe inducing and an Executive Officer that does not know what to do with his hands and walks like John Wayne! And who can forget the, by now, infuriating and brain cruchingly stupid..."We have a major - and in all likelyhood potentially FATAL - situation, so what shall we do about it? I know, let's all leave the bridge and have a good long chat about things in our special 'Sit Down And Talk About Things Alot' room at the back of the ship"

Please!

And, good grief, even by this second season...they were already having money problems??! How could that have happened, at $1 million per episode? But it surely did because the final episode of this season, the one that is normally the cliff-hanger, and is designed to make you want to watch the next season..?

A 42 minute cut-together of flash-backs, taken from previous episodes. When a show does this it is usually a sign that all is not well and that corners have been cut cost-wise.

I really expected this to be the final season.
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Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 1 (Slimline Edition) [DVD]
Star Trek The Next Generation - Season 1 (Slimline Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Price: £11.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Always Prefered The Classic Adventures...., 25 Oct 2010
I grew up when STAR TREK was on the air, first run, on the BBC. It was bought by them as a job lot of all 3 seasons together because the show had been cancelled in the USA and there were enough episodes for it to be sold as a package, in 'syndication' world wide.

I grew up with "I'm a Doctor, not a...(you fill the blank)" or "He's dead Jim!"
"I canna' change the laws of physics" and "Fascinating"

So with the success of the films breaking huge all over the planet, the news that a new TV version was going to be launched, from the computer of the "Great Bird Of The Galaxy" Gene Roddenberry was most welcome indeed!

Then information about the cast and characters, as well as the time line, began to appear and I felt the first pangs of worry.

Totally new crew of charcters...OK, Set 80 years after the Classic episodes...OK, with a British (leading Sheakespearean) actor playing the - and let me get this right - French Captain but with a pseudo-American accent...eerm. And the First Officer is the action man with a name that is a mixed anagram of "William Shatner" and "James T. Kirk".

But the worst aspect of the show is a real crime. The best point of TREK was that it reflected the human condition at the time. It was disguised by the SF label, but they dealt with all manner of controversial topics. But Bill Shatner, for all his faults and ham acting, dealt with it with some passion. They show the human race as still flawed and emotionally growing.

By the time of Next Gen - mere 78 years later - the human race has progressed to the point of having no fire, all the imperfections have been removed from the species.

In short, we are dull!

As a result, the series has no fire, no heart and no adventure. All the magic of going into space was reduced to the excitement of short trip to Rumbelows.

I tried to like it I really did, but there are just too many dud episodes per season to be anything like consistant.

I am only buying it because they are such a good reduced price.


Neet® - 1m - TOSlink Digital Optical Audio Cable - LightWave DT4 pro FLX lead - SPDIF - Precision Digital Audio
Neet® - 1m - TOSlink Digital Optical Audio Cable - LightWave DT4 pro FLX lead - SPDIF - Precision Digital Audio
Offered by Neet Cables
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Like the NEET 2m length, very good VFM., 25 Oct 2010
As with the NEET 2m TOS Link cable - reviewed elsewhere by me - this 1m version has exactly the same solid build quality and good clean snap into position required to give you maximum results for the low price you pay.

I have several oth these, as well as the 2m version and they link many of my SPL/DF outputs to our PIONEER amps. This version connects our SKY+HD and our TOSHIBA HD DVD player to them.


Neet® - 2m - TOSLINK Digital Optical Cable - LightWave DT4 pro FLX lead - Precision Digital Audio
Neet® - 2m - TOSLINK Digital Optical Cable - LightWave DT4 pro FLX lead - Precision Digital Audio
Offered by Neet Cables
Price: £12.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value item., 25 Oct 2010
Like the NEET 1m TOS Link, this does exactly what it is supposed to do, very well. I respectably thick girth of cable and a good solid snap as it gets pushed into a TOS optical socket ensure good signal transmission and little loss.

I bought two and they are now connecting my PS3 and my FRESSAT HD STB to my PIONEER AV amp.


Murder By Decree [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Murder By Decree [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Christopher Plummer
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £2.65

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack The Ripper, 25 Oct 2010
Unquestionably a "MUST BUY" for Holes fans, this is perhaps a forgotten classic of Holmes stories. Whilst not adapted from any 'official' Conan Doyle story, the film does capture the heart and soul of the times. The foggy street, the grimy underbelly of humanity and the cheapness of life on the streets all play out here.

With a totally stellar cast, the two stand out performances are by the leads, Christopher Plummer and James Mason. These are two old friends that know each other inside and out, played pitch perfect by the stars. But if that is not enough, you have the likes of David Hemmings, Anthony Quayle, Sir John Gielgud, Genevieve Bujold and Donald Sutherland to fill out the other main roles.

I am not giving the end away if you have not seen it, but the theory behind the murders here, is a quite well known but still satisfactory one, coupled with a powerhouse performance by Plummer, as his Holmes makes a terrible realisation.

Top stuff and a good film. The disc is quite well presented though the image is a little soft at times. I doubt it will look this good again until a re-master (unlikely due to the cost) or the probably equally unlikely Bluray.

A great price for a good film. Don't miss it.


Star Trek: The Animated Series [DVD]
Star Trek: The Animated Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hal Sutherland
Price: £11.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Boldly going on...., 23 Sep 2010
This was a show that was a real ground-breaker, one that should have never really happened. The original series had already ended around three years prior to this and despite TREK making a global splash in syndication, no one wanted to spend good money on more live-action episodes (probably why the network deliberately torpedoing the third season by slashing the budget and lumping it with the worst day/time-slot in history). No, live action episodes were done.

So back it came via animation, with an unheard of main cast reunion, whereas most animation shows usually did not have the original cast back. A lot of the the original series writers also came back too.

Ok so some of the animation is a bit ropey, the continuity errors are many, the reuse of stock shots is beyond numbering and some of the stories are just plain awful...but it somehow works as a whole. Look past the limitations of the cheap (FILMATION) animation and just enjoy it.

It's STAR TREK, but not (quite) as we know it.


3-WAY Audio/video Input Selector, Black
3-WAY Audio/video Input Selector, Black
Offered by MP 1st Class Supplies
Price: £9.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very capable item., 22 Sep 2010
I actually bought this to accomodate my Laserdisc player's AC3 output, which mde one too many leads to connect to my Pioneer amp. It works very well too.

It seems to have quite robust build quality for such a low priced unit, and the sets of connectors on the reverse side are all very clearly labelled so as to avoid confusion. My only gripe about it would be that the turn switch that is used to make your input selection, I wonder if there was a better choice out there for this part of it.

Still, that said, it works well as I could detect no cross channel interference from the other two inputs.

A very good buy for a tenner.
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