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Jeff Dunham: Limited Edition Box Set [DVD] [2007]
Jeff Dunham: Limited Edition Box Set [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Jeff Dunham

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good comedy but not the best, 13 May 2009
Here's one product that will really put a smile on your lips.
Not only do you get the great show that introduced Achmed, the Dead Terrorist but also get the Christmas special show.
Although not as hilarious as others artists (none has topped Eddie Izzard in my book), the dialogues you get from some of the characters Jeff has come up with are hilarious. Walter, Achmed, Peanut and Jose Jalapeno just crack me up with their specific personalities and perks. One wonders if Jeff is not a schizophrenic person with multiple personalities by the sheer briliance with which he plays them.
Unfortunately, Jeff is not so good at interpreting himself and Bubba Jay...well, i'll just ignore that puppet. Not my taste.
The DVDs have some extras, some more in the documentary style (for instance, how Jeff creates one of his puppets), others more in a comedy style. Comparing both DVDs, the extras on the Xmas special are way better than in the Spark of Insanity.
Overall, it's a great pack and, if you're up to it, I recommend it.

The Art of Discworld (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Art of Discworld (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Paul Kidby
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discworld made viewable, 2 Oct 2008
One spends coutless hours having fun with Terry Pratchett's rendition of the Discworld just imagining all the things that are described. Then you buy this book and discover that the images you had in your mind were already made real by Paul Kidby.
The amount of realism that Paul expresses through his pictures without, however, loosing any of his "sketched feeling" realy gives you the impression that he was there and just decided to pick up his drawing book and pencil and try to capture the scene the best way he could (something he had already done with "The Last Hero", a story that occurrs in the Discworld Universe).
His character depictions are so well accomplished and give out the feeling that they really are the characters that Terry has described in his books. For example, Lord Vetinari has the look of a man best not meddled with but yes meddled by. Captain Samuel Vimes (later, Commander) has a weared down look of a police man who has walked the beat for years and done things that are not police-like for the greater good. Death must be, by this account, the character that people feel he has made his job worth while. It exales a morbid, dreadful yet curiousity-driven atmosphere that fits perfectly into the character.
Throughout the book, each picture is commented by Paul Kidby and Terry Pratchett himself, giving the readers a very good insight of the depthness of their colaboration in creating them.
A must have fo anyone who enjoys the Discworld and wishes to see it with their own eyes.
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by Greg Pak
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.49

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hulk Smash Everyone, 30 Sep 2008
This review is from: WORLD WAR HULK (Paperback)
Here is a book whose cover and title say it all.
With a good story and simple theme (revenge), the book excels for the sheer feeling of might you get when reading it.
The art by John Romita Jr. really expresses the rage the Hulk is in, giving him that "Hulk smash" look that everyone is truly afraid.
The writing by Greg Pak makes the dialogues that the Hulk has with everyone add an extra feel to it.
One of the Hulk's line describes his rage the best: Never stop making them pay.
It is, in my oppinion, a good reading that adds a great story to the Green Giant library.

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