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Classic Space: 1999 - To Everything That Was: Selected Remastered Works
Classic Space: 1999 - To Everything That Was: Selected Remastered Works
by Vicente Alcazar
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, 11 Jun 2014
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I have the majority of the old comics and read them as they came out. This version remasters and re edits stories into one long graphic novel. Simply wonderful stuff.


The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: 17.22

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW - Pin sharp. And Yellow., 11 Jun 2014
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OK you may have read about the transfer. I watched this on my Samsung 1080P projector and the image was 14ft diagonal. As such the screen blisters with detail you have never seen on previous releases. There has been much debate about the new grade. Although an assistant on the film was involved I think that the colour is off as the sky looks green not blue in certain shots and the white on the titles is yellowed. However, I was able to pay with the colour values on the projector and return the image to something I would approximate as "natural". I admit this is "My" interpretation and it worked for me - you may like the new colour palette.

Once this is done, the film looks AMAZING. Its a great movie anyway and seeing it so crystal and sharp - far better definition on detail than the previous release - really made the screen come alive

The extras and menu are just lazy. They are ported over from the original version and I would have hoped that Clint and Eli could have been coaxed to record a commentary even if it were separately and edited as a single track As they are both alive and very lucid its a massive opportunity wasted and probably the last time they will be able to get them. I saw Eli at a screening of the film in 2006 and he stated "I have never been asked to do a commentary - I don't know why?" 8 year son and he still hasn't apparently?

If you don't own the movie in HD buy it NOW. If you do its worth a double dip if you can live with the new colouring or change your display manually. All of this is from my point of view if you disagree fair enough I will accept your opinion. Please accept mine as mine.


Assigned: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sapphire and Steel
Assigned: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Sapphire and Steel
Price: 3.85

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite disappointing, 11 Jun 2014
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Whilst there is a lot of analysis, I felt when reading that I was reading an extended essay that was light on information and quite high on repetition. Whilst I accept that records are few for the filming period, I read the same comments several times and felt that this was almost a filler.

There is some good information in here and it was good to revisit the DVDs after reading the book. As its the only book of its kind I would say that the Kindle version is value for money although I feel that there is a better book waiting to be written.


The Sopranos: Complete HBO Season 5 [DVD] [2005]
The Sopranos: Complete HBO Season 5 [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ James Gandolfini
Price: 14.12

5.0 out of 5 stars What ya gonna do?, 27 Mar 2014
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Season Five began the arc that culminated in the final episodes of the series and feature some great memorable scenes and performances. The late James Gandolfini is the loveable yet deadly Tony "T" Soprano and he is backed up by one of the greatest ensemble TV casts ever,

For a DVD the prints and detail is extraordinary. I do hope HBO will release HD versions but until they do these are great ways to relive the story,


Man Who Could Cheat Death / The Skull [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Man Who Could Cheat Death / The Skull [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee

3.0 out of 5 stars Two lesser known horrors, 27 Mar 2014
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I had not seen either of these movies and so I decided at a rather attractive price to add the set to my collection. I found The Man Who Could Cheat Death to be somewhat tedious with a rather poor leading performance from Anton Diffring - obviously a good actor who seemed far to melodramatic in this role. The plot was a mixture of Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde and The Picture of Dorian Gray. The supporting cast particularly Christopher Lee and Hazel Court were very good. The story itself was flimsy and not thought through.

Presented in 1.66:1 the print was - like The Skull - unrestored. Whilst the cover proclaims "beautiful HD" it is a great shame that a label with Legend's claim of being a leading restoration house should leave so many speckles and jumps on an otherwise pleasing print. Simple domestic software could have cleaned up most of the damage.

The Skull was rather more entertaining with another good cast including this time the great Peter Cushing, A supporting cast with Zulu stars Nigel Green and Patrick Magee, Patrick Wymark and a cameo from Michael Gough makes this an A list of 60s horror and drama stars. "Guest Star" Christopher Lee adds a little extra weight to the ensemble.

Presented in 2.35:1 the print again exhibits niggling damage (slight skips due to missing frames, and white flecks) dog the start of the film for about three minutes before it settles down into a colourful and stable print.

Overall the price makes this set a winner and the films are good to watch but probably won't be on the top of the must watch once a month list. The prints whilst colourful are rather displeasing in this day and age. Of the films I would give The Man Who Could Cheat Death a 2/5 and The Skull 4/5 with an average of 3 stars.


The Last of the Mohicans [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free]
The Last of the Mohicans [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Daniel Day Lewis
Price: 10.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Still not the original cut, 12 Mar 2014
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Whilst this version is closer to the theatrical version than the American DVD, its still slightly altered, although I'm happy to say one sequence previously excised from the said DVD is in this version. Its a good film and the Blu-ray is a nice transfer. Its annoying that when the same company go to the trouble of giving us five versions of Blade Runner they can't give us two here.


Libbys 100% Pure Pumpkin Pie Filling 425 g (Pack of 4)
Libbys 100% Pure Pumpkin Pie Filling 425 g (Pack of 4)
Price: 9.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to make pumpkin pie, 12 Mar 2014
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If you like pumpkin pie then one of these tins will make around three and as such represents good value. The quality is very high and the flavour is awesome.


Kraft Stovetop Chicken Stuffing Mix 170g
Kraft Stovetop Chicken Stuffing Mix 170g

5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy, 12 Mar 2014
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I'm British and my wife is American. She's introduced me to many culinary treats and Stovetop stuffing is one of them. We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas so we get this delicious mix twice a year. Its full of flavour and easy to make.


Doctor Who: Inferno - Special Edition [DVD]
Doctor Who: Inferno - Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: 6.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pertwee Classic Reborn, 12 Mar 2014
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The original DVD of Inferno suffered from a rather ugly transfer which was the best that could be achieved an the time of release. This version goes a different route by VidFiring the film prints and adding colour.. As such the results can only be seen as a massive improvement. Its a great story let down by a few joke shop vampire teeth towards the end, but if you can rise above that aspect (OK I'll allow you one titter) then you are in for a treat. The seventh season of Doctor Who was amazing. This is a superb climax to that run.

Some newly created extras round off the package and all in all its one of the best the series has to offer. Highly recommended


SPLINTER OF THE MIND\'S EYE.
SPLINTER OF THE MIND\'S EYE.
by ALAN DEAN. FOSTER
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Before the franchise expanded, 12 Mar 2014
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Before there was an "Episode IV" subtitle to Star Wars; before the Empire Strikes back, this book was the only continuation of the franchise apart from the comic book. As such it sits somewhat uneasily with concepts that followed but is none the less a good tale. If it was designed as a cheap filmable sequel it succeeds admirably. Its a lot smaller in scale than the movies either side of it but its insular feel adds to the drama. Its got a 70s feel to it that the later spin off books lack and here thats a good thing.

The story centres around the search for a crystal that channels the Force and those who pursue it - including Darth Vader. The cover gives away that Luke and Vader meet in the story and whilst it possibly contradicts what was to follow its not too hard to slot into a timeline.

As its available cheaply its recommended. Its certainly better than many later spin offs.


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