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WAGNER: The Best of Overtures & Preludes - Acoustic Reality Experience [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] [Blu-ray]
WAGNER: The Best of Overtures & Preludes - Acoustic Reality Experience [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] [Blu-ray]

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A treat to your ears, 3 Dec. 2011
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I decided to purchase this disc to try out my new Yamaha YPS sound bar and I was not dissappointed, the sound is stunning and the definition and placement of the various sections of the orchestra were almost like being in the concert hall. I listened to it in both Cconcert Hall and music video modes, equally brilliant in either.
A must for classic audiophiles who, like me, don't like cables trailing all over the room.
All in all the next best thing to being there.


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5.0 out of 5 stars INK CARTRIDGES FOR EPSON PRINTERS, 9 Aug. 2011
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Wonderful product, I hate the rip off that printer manufacturers offer for their ink replacement.
I will never buy genuine anymore, you can buy a new printer cheaper than the cartridges it uses. The difference in quality is hardly noticeable for everyday printing.


Wagner: Der Ring Highlights (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) [Blu-ray] [2011]
Wagner: Der Ring Highlights (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) [Blu-ray] [2011]
Dvd ~ Orquestra De La Comunitat Valenciana
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Price: £8.63

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RING HIGHLIGHTS, 8 May 2011
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If you, like me, enjoy Wagner's music but haven't got the time to sit through the whole of the Ring cycle in one go, then this is a must buy.
If you have never listened or watched any of the operas that make up Der Ring des Nibelungen this film is as good an introduction as any. Who knows? it may inspire you to explore the rest of what is one of the great works in western music. If you are a beginner I would say ditch out any prejudices about Wagner's thoughts regarding race, religion or politics and just listen.
This video brings the stunning blu ray clarity and sound of these wonderful productions.
I believe the idea of highlights is that you get a picture of the whole in a fraction of the time. This video succeeds in doing this.


Star Trek VIII: First Contact [Blu-ray] [1996]
Star Trek VIII: First Contact [Blu-ray] [1996]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Price: £8.71

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It ages well, 21 Mar. 2011
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I've been gradually changing my old DVD collection for blu-ray, the transfer has been wonderfully done. I think this film has aged well and some of the dramatic shots within the Borg look stunning in this format. The price is reasonable, I now own all the Star Trek movies in blu ray and it's been enjoyable to watch them again looking so fresh.


El Sistema - Music to Change Life [Blu-ray] [2008] [NTSC] [2009]
El Sistema - Music to Change Life [Blu-ray] [2008] [NTSC] [2009]
Dvd ~ Jose Antonio Abreau
Price: £29.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF VENEZUELA, 30 Dec. 2010
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EL SISTEMA (The System) is a wonderful concept that ought to be embraced not only in the third world but also in deprived areas of western nations. To give youngsters from poorer backgrounds make believe instruments and see them blossom into world-class players is moving. Having lived in Venezuela I know first hand how difficult it is for children of the "barrios" to access music. El sistema gets them out of ganag culture and drugs.
Their orchestra has now performed all over the world. The reason I give this Blu-ray only three stars is because I expected more playing from the Simon Bolivar's Youth Orchestra. They raised the rafters at the Proms a couple of years ago. I think the film lingers a bit too long on the work of the creator of the concept. Laudable as the concept of El Sistema is the interviews could have been edited as a lot of the commentary is repetitive. I would have liked more about G Dudamel their charismatic conductor who is now playing in some famous western orchestras.


Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 [Blu-ray] [1941]
Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 [Blu-ray] [1941]
Dvd ~ Leopold Stokowski
Price: £23.64

5.0 out of 5 stars A TECHNICAL GEM, 30 Dec. 2010
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I bought this film on video all those years ago and then got the DVD which was an improvement. Now on Blu-ray it looks stunning.
Disney studios are notorious for embracing new technology. They made wonders of some films that were made over 50 years ago. This was made only ten years ago so the techical base was pretty much there. It's the type of film that one should keep.
I presume the next step would be a 3D version. However until glasses-free 3D TV comes along I'd stick to Blu-ray.


Downton Abbey Series 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Downton Abbey Series 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Hugh Bonneville
Price: £9.87

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIFE IN AN EDWARDIAN HOUSE, 13 Dec. 2010
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This is stunning TV, all the more comendable because it was made by ITV and not the BBC. Some purists will object to certain errors that can be spotted. Apparently house maids did not answer back to their ladies and on the technical side one can see a telephone cable covered in yellow plastic tubing but these details are very minor. That this series does not shy away from a forbidden subject at the time i.e homoeroticism is a credit to itself. On the first episode we see two men from different backgrounds "kissing" each other, this type of relationship did go on and people went to jail for it, Oscar Wilde had been convicted for this type of liaision a few years earlier. For me the top award goes to Maggie Smith, her one liners are to be enjoyed over and over again. I'll just quote one of many: "what is a week-end?" brings the whole period into focus. The upper classes did not work therefore life was an eternal weekend. A pity the world was about to enter one of its worst conflicts in history and this type of existence will never return again. Forget what you know will happen and enjoy the whole series in glorious blu-ray if you can.


Great Rift [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Great Rift [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Hugh Quarshie
Price: £8.50

12 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stunning scenery, 19 July 2010
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This is a wonderful documentary that reflects the beauty of the African Great Rift.
I understand that nature films are meant to show the fauna & flora in great detail and this blu ray does justice to that.
I only give it three points because the narrative is perhaps too environmentally over hyped.


La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi (Teatro alla Scala, Milano 2008) [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free] [NTSC]
La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi (Teatro alla Scala, Milano 2008) [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Angela Gheorghiu
Price: £8.99

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OPERA AT ITS BEST, 4 Jun. 2010
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I already own a Traviata on DVD bought a few years ago with a different production and location.
Blu ray brings you closer to the stage than you can imagine.
Being filmed in what is arguably the best Opera House in the world, with singers at the peak of their career and with the magnificent La Scala acoustics is wonderful enough, but add to this the high definition and superb 7-channel DTS sound and if you, like me, enjoy Italian Opera then you're in for a treat.
Angela is superb as Violeta and Vargas again is not too taxed as Ergmont. The orchestra under Maazel sounds rich, you'd think they are playing in your living room. Besides all that it is excellent value for money
One to cherish. ENJOY!!
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Yellowstone [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Yellowstone [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Peter Firth
Price: £6.80

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WONDER IN BLU RAY, 4 Jun. 2010
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This is a wonderful film shot in a wonderful location.
The whole experience is further enhanced by the HD. One to treasure if you like nature films.


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