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Vikings - Season 2 [DVD] [2013]
Vikings - Season 2 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Travis Fimmel
Price: 24.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 star for Amazon, 20 Aug 2014
Is the delayed release of the DVD an attempt by Amazon to force us to subscribe to Amazon Prime? Netflix is ten times better so who would pay for the second class version that Amazon offers? Unfortunately I can't afford & don't want to pay for the adverts/sport/dross bundled if I upgrade my TV service - I refer to cherry pick selected series. Amazon would rather kill a TV series that people want to watch just to become a bigger company in more markets - greedy, unethical, unnecessary, bullying. I used to buy a lot from Amazon - now I always check for alternatives first.

Meanwhile I enjoyed Vikings series 1 (5 stars from me). Now getting very bored waiting to see series 2 & getting put off since some reviewers say it loses the plot towards the end of the series. Still if this series gets cancelled, I suspect the blame will lie with Amazon's restricting its availability rather than the quality of the show.


Girls - Season 2 [DVD] [2013]
Girls - Season 2 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Lena Dunham
Price: 8.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Clever & Entertaining, 16 Feb 2014
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So real it makes you squirm. Entertaining, unpredictable, intensely human and a much needed antidote to the mass produced plastic drivel.


Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap
Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap
Offered by Online Pet Doors
Price: 65.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Catflap & Brillant Supplier, 16 Feb 2014
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I ordered this cat flap for my new patio doors. It works brilliantly and was easy to set up. It is quiet and you can hardly hear the cat going through it. It can be installed in wood, glass or metal. It is also very robust - quickly opening to let the scanned cat through whilst sturdily preventing unwanted cats from getting in. My cat obviously loves using it - she spent the first day just going in and out of it. I have used similar microchip cat flaps in my previous homes and this Sureflap is the best one I have used.

I've installed it in a metal door - and the first cat flap supplied didn't work. The manual admits that metal doors interfere with the scanner. I rang the company which was easy as they are based in Cambridge. My phone call went straight through to a member of staff who was knowledgeable and helpful and they immediately sent a replacement (metal model 1) - unfortunately this didn't work either. Again they volunteered another solution (metal model 2) and posted it out straight away. They were very helpful and assured me "don't worry we will find a way to make it work". They sent each version out first so I could swap it with the installed version and didn't have to live with a hole in the patio doors. This final version works really well and I can see why the company were so confident in their product. All of this additional support and supply of the upgraded product did not cost me a penny extra. Maybe to avoid the extra installation hassle the company should offer a choice of products and allow customers to opt for the metal door product from the outset - I would have paid extra to buy the metal door version if I had known.

In summary an excellent product backed by exceptional customer service, should there be any issues with the product.


Liverpool Lullaby (2003 - Remaster)
Liverpool Lullaby (2003 - Remaster)
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Part of my childhood., 2 Aug 2013
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My mum sang this to me back in the day when I was a small child - and I really thought we would buy my Dad a brewery if we won the pools. A song from when it was grim up north.


Dark and Stormy
Dark and Stormy
Price: 0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie theme tune?, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Dark and Stormy (MP3 Download)
I bought this to play when I am on my treadmill - I was also watching "the returned" in the same weeks as I have been playing this track and they have become linked in my mind. Still love the track but keep looking behind me when it plays just to check "la horde" are not standing there...


Cruzo Los Dedos
Cruzo Los Dedos
Price: 0.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Barcelona's Belle and Sebastian, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Cruzo Los Dedos (MP3 Download)
Cruzo Los Dedos (Cross fingers) is a simple geeky song about meeting someone who might be the one and crossing everything in the hope they feel the same and the relationship continues. Cute


Through The Trees
Through The Trees
Price: 7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars If you go down the woods today..., 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Through The Trees (MP3 Download)
Great dark country music from off the beaten track. This album gets better with every repeated listen. I highly recommend it.


Game of Thrones - Season 3 [DVD] [2014]
Game of Thrones - Season 3 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Peter Dinklage
Price: 24.00

33 of 318 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive, 2 July 2013
Brilliant show - love it, but what is with HBO now? I take it Sky paid well but all those advert breaks just undermine the viewing experience. So massively delayed DVD release dates won't persuade me to buy a Sky subscription but do make me resent the deal HBO did with Sky even more. Then look at the price, 5 an episode is ridiculous. I know a show this good is expensive to produce but this is simply greedy. Compare this to series 5 of Breaking Bad - another seriously good & well made show, released relatively quickly at close to 14 for 8 episodes. Please HBO, stop the accountants making all your decisions. It is sad to watch the company who gave us the Wire slowly diminish into a cash focused porn producer.
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Breaking Bad: Complete Third Season [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Breaking Bad: Complete Third Season [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 11.51

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series that improves each season., 3 Dec 2011
It looks like series 3 is not likely to be released in the UK for a long time yet - do yourself a favour and buy it from Amazon's German website. It's as easy as buying from the UK site, the box is in German but the DVD inside is exactly the same as a UK one would be. I ordered it at the same time as another DVD from the UK site and the German order arrived first (it looks like they are sent from the same place).

Meanwhile, I agree with the other reviewers that Breaking Bad is criminally underrated, mainly because the British public hasn't been given the opportunity to see it. If it had been transmitted on BBC4 it would be more talked about than the Wire and held in at least as much esteem. In addition to being beautifully written, acted and shot, each season charts the ongoing progression of Walter from nerdy downtrodden chemistry teacher to hardened drug lord (possibly?). Walter intends to be a good father and provide for his family while we watch him (and his family) change as his priorities become more ruthless and his morals ebb imperceptibly away. The last episode of series three had me literally on the edge of my seat, shouting at the TV. And series 4 will be available from Amazon Germany in 2012.
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War Inc. [DVD]
War Inc. [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cusack
Price: 7.66

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lazy rehash of Gross Point Blank, 27 April 2010
This review is from: War Inc. [DVD] (DVD)
I love Gross Point Blank and bought this hoping it would be a similar witty, provocative, entertaining film (with a great soundtrack to boot). Unfortunately this is exactly the same film as Gross Point Blank; clumsily remade with exactly the same characters and plot. Okay, the names and places have been changed but scene for scene the film plays out the same. Joan Cusack's role is so identical she even plays it bored. The supposedly witty dialogue grates because there is no element of surprise - instead all that stands out is the convoluted shoehorning they did to get the scenes from Gross Point Blank to be War Inc with as little effort as possible.

Gross Point Blank probably never made the money it deserved and fair play to everyone involved for trying to get a bigger payback with the minimal additional effort. BUT this film pretends to be so much more - by claiming to take on the global war industry. I had so much higher hopes for a clever entertaining film that has something new to say a pretty important topic. War Inc does none of this and by letting us down it also exposes the vanities of many of the people responsible - I mean you in particular Mr Cusack! Here John Cusack again insists on using his inexplicable fighting skills this time to defeat a whole army and yet again save the thankful girl(s) - an actor who used to be fairly good at picking good scripts now seems solely motivated by the final cheque. Cynical, lazy film-making - there are many much better films which are more deserving of your cash than this.


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