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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
by Caroline Taggart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A MINE OF FORGOTTEN INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE, 17 Sep 2014
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an excellent little book brand new and clean and very speedily sent through the post.Highly recommended and reliable seller


Sony DVPSR170 DVD Player - MultiRegion
Sony DVPSR170 DVD Player - MultiRegion
Offered by K.K. Electronics
Price: £34.49

5.0 out of 5 stars THE SONY MULTI REGION PLAYER DVPSR170, 8 Sep 2014
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Absolutely great! A lovely compact player that does what it says-plays multi region dvds.
Plays all my American Region 1 discs perfectly.
It enhances the viewed picture giving it clarity and definition.Gives you a choice of 3
different picture viewings.
Definitely HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Laserblast [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Laserblast [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £6.67

5.0 out of 5 stars GIVE THIS MOVIE A BLAST, 8 Sep 2014
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This is one from the Charles Band stable and although it has been criticised by a number of viewers it is not all bad in fact it's good in a number of ways.Young man Kim Milford finds an alien laser gun in the desert and a medallion which cause his personality to change for the worse-he then goes on a rampage destroying all the people in his path who have given him grief.
The alien creatures are to me endearing enough and I remember them from the VHS tape I rented back in the eighties.
It was nice to relive the scenes of this movie again and it is my considered opinion that this movie is one of the better Charles Band efforts.
The print transfer is good throughout apart from the few opening grainy scenes but this is a small criticism.
Recommended to lovers of Charles Band low budget movies.


Second Chance ( 2nd Chance )
Second Chance ( 2nd Chance )
Dvd ~ Robert Mitchum
Offered by Acid Vibes
Price: £9.69

5.0 out of 5 stars TAKE A CHANCE ON PERSEGUIDA, 8 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Second Chance ( 2nd Chance ) (DVD)
This is an overlooked classic from 1953 and involves three of the most charismatic stars of that era-Bob Mitchum,Jack Palance,and Linda Darnell.The basic premise is that Bob Mitchum is an ex prize fighter who killed an adversary in the ring and then fled to this South American country to lick his wounds.He meets Linda Darnell who is witness to a Mafia trial back in North America and she is pursued by hitman Jack Palance.There are a number of tense and gripping scenes where Darnell tries to evade Palance through the little town perched on a mountainside.The finale where all three clash on a mountaintop cable car with a damaged cable is certainly nail biting but hey I'm not going to reveal the ending-you'll have to see this yourself! However this Spanish print is a little grainy in places I guess because it was made in 1953 but overall the print is a good transfer and will not spoil your enjoyment of this gripping thriller.So if you haven't seen it or you can't quite remember it give it a go!


The Exterminator [Blu-ray]
The Exterminator [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Robert Ginty
Price: £8.16

5.0 out of 5 stars THIS GUY IS NO RAT-CATCHER!, 2 Aug 2014
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after so many truncated versions of this movie it's great to have the uncut bluray version with excellent picture quality at last! one of my favourite exploitation movies from the 80's telling the story of John Eastman(Robert Ginty) and his Vietnam buddy who is mugged and left crippled by the Ghetto Ghouls.Eastman disposes of the gang making sure his buddy's wife is cared for in the process by stealing money from a local mobsters safe.He is pursued by Christopher George in the role of a local policeman but both become understanding buddies in the final scenes when they realise they've been set up.I know-something very similar in the vigilante scene was created by Michael Winner with the Death Wish series but the Exterminator has some very powerful action and stunt sequences making it a must-have collectors item.And who could forget the decapitation scene in the opening Vietnam sequence which was cut from so many dvd versions?The Exterminator is definitely well worth a look and a buy-it has much to commend it.What a shame that Robert Ginty never lived beyond his sixties-he could have made some worthwhile movies.


Blind Fury & Omega Doom [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Blind Fury & Omega Doom [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Rutger Hauer
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £9.62

5.0 out of 5 stars RUTGER HAUER BACK WITH A VENGEANCE, 21 Oct 2013
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THE 2 RUTGER HAUER MOVIES ARE A BARGAIN AT THE PRICE EVEN THOUGH REGION 1.THE PICTURE QUALITY ON BOTH IS VERY GOOD WITH SHARP TRANSFER. AND CLEAR SOUND.BLIND FURY HOSTS A GOOD STORYLINE WHERE HAUER IS A BLIND VIETNAM VETERAN EXPOSED TO SIGHT DAMAGING FLARES AND EXPLOSIONS BEFORE BEING DISCOVERED BY A JUNGLE TRIBE WHO TAKE CARE OF HIM AND TEACH HIM HOW TO USE HIS BLINDNESS TO SURVIVE WHATEVER MAY BEFALL.IN THE FUTURE.RETURNING HOME TO THE STATES HE GOES TO RESCUE A VIETNAM BUDDY WHO IS INVOLVED WITH CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN LAS VEGAS AND ACCOMPANIED BY HIS BUDDYS SON WHO TRIES SEVERAL TIMES TO MAKE HIS ESCAPE ON THE WAY UNSUCCESSFULLY DEALS WITH THE UNDESIRABLE BAD GUYS IN THE ONLY WAY HE KNOWS HOW-WITH HIS HIGHTENED BLIND SENSES AND A WICKED LOOKING MACHETE.THIS IS A FUN MOVIE ALL ROUND AND A BETTER TRANSFER THAN THE V.H.S.VERSION


High Plains Drifter [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
High Plains Drifter [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: £6.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS DRIFTER, 30 Sep 2013
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I watched my dvd version of this classic Clint Eastwood movie and then the Blu Ray.There is a tremendous difference in the two versions-the bluray is streets above the other-the beauty of the California Sierras and lake Mono really stand out.There are one or two darker scenes throughout the movie but these do not detract from the general viewing experience.The arrival of the drifter is prefaced by wailing high pitched music which sets the scene for his supernatural arrival in the town of Lago.I think Clint leaves things up to the viewer as to whether he is the ghost or the brother of the sheriff who was whipped to death on the street of Lago by ruthless thugs employed by the townspeople.The final scene where is about to ride off into the desert haze and stops to say farewell to the dwarf Billy Curtis is very moving.Billy Curtis says "I never did know your name" the stranger replies "yes you do" and then disappears into the desert haze just as he did when he arrived.For a film that does not employ CGI or special effects for its execution it excels in plot and the characters of the townspeople who really are cowards when it comes to defending their town and so the stranger leaves them to it only returning to despatch the villians in the final fiery scenes.To my mind when I first saw High Plains Drifter in the cinema all those years ago it still stands out as a classic and there cant possibly be many people who have not seen it.If by any chance you havent buy the Bluray-you will not be disappointed.Highly recommended


Sell-Out [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Sell-Out [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Oliver Reed
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £17.29

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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS NO SELLOUT, 15 Sep 2013
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A VERY UNDERRATED SPY THRILLER WITH NUMEROUS TWISTS AND TURNS.OLLIE REED AND RICHARD WIDMARK TURN IN SOME SOLID PERFORMANCES AND KEEP THE VIEWER GUESSING ALL THE WAY THROUGH.GAYLE HUNNICUT IS THE ROMANTIC INTEREST FOR BOTH OF THE LEADS AND TURNS OUT TO BE THE TRAITOROUS FEMALE AS THE PLOT UNFOLDS VLADEK SHEYBAL THE ASSASSIN IN THE BOND MOVIE FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE ALSO TURNS IN A DELICIOUSLY BAD GUY ROLE AS USUAL.A VERY GOOD FILM WELL WORTH COLLECTING ALTHOUGH 2 POINTS OF NOTE-I BELIEVE ONE SCENE IS REPEATED WHEN OLLIE REED ESCAPES THE DETONATED CAR WHICH BLOWS UP IN FRONT OF HIM.THE OTHER POINT IS I WISH THEY HAD PRODUCED A BETTER PRINT OF THIS FILM AS IT DESERVES THIS.HOWEVER IT IS WATCHABLE AND THE SOUND ON MY COPY IS GOOD.I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE THOUGH TO THOSE WHO LEAN TOWARDS SPY AND WHODUNNIT MOVIES.


Sasquatch Hunters [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Sasquatch Hunters [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Matt Lattimore

5.0 out of 5 stars BIGFOOT-A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?, 13 Aug 2013
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ALTHOUGH MUCH HAS BEEN SAID ALREADY ABOUT SASQUATCH HUNTERS I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD A FEW OBSERVATIONS.THE MOVIE RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING ALTHOUGH SHOWING ITS LIMITED BUDGET RESTRICTIONS HAS AN EERIE ATMOSPHERIC FEEL TO IT.OKAY SO THE SASQUATCH WHEN WE OBSERVE THEM ARE PARTLY C.G.I.AND PARTLY MEN IN FURRY SUITS BUT BECAUSE WE DONT REALLY SEE THEM FULL ON THIS DOES NOT REALLY MATTER IN THAT SOMETHING YOU DONT REALLY SEE IS MORE MENACING AND FRIGHTENING.DESPITE THE LIMITED BUDGETING THE MOVIE IS STILL AS GOOD AS YETI AND SNOW BEAST ALTHOUGH WHO THE HELL ARE THE ACTORS?DONT REMEMBER SEEING ANY OF THEM BEFORE EVEN IN OTHER LOWER BUDGET MOVIES.I LIKED THIS MOVIE AND WILL ADD IT TO MY COLLECTION OF ABOMINABLE CREATURES.MY MAIN GROUCH IS THOUGH THE MOVIE LOOKS LIKE A DIRECT TRANSFER FROM VIDEO TO DVD AS MANY OF THE SCENES ARE SLIGHTLY BLURRY WHILE OTHERS ARE MUCH SHARPER.THE SASQUATCH SCENES COULD HAVE BEEN FRIGHTENING AND SUSPENSFUL WITH SHARPER DETAIL BUT APART FROM THAT I WILL AWARD IT 9 OUT OF TEN FOR CONTENT.


The Bucket List [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
The Bucket List [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DONT KICK THIS BUCKET, 15 July 2013
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A GREAT MOVIE WITH 2 OF HOLLYWOOD GREATS-JACK NICHOLSON HEAD OF A COMPANY WITH POTS OF MONEY BEHIND HIM AND MORGAN FREEMAN A HUMBLE CAR MECHANIC WITH A PENCHANT FOR QUIZZES.THEY FIRST MEET IN A HOSPITAL WARD TO UNDERGO SURGERY FOR CANCER TREATMENT.JACK NICHOLSON IS RESENTFUL OF MORGAN FREEMAN FROM A RACIST POINT OF VIEW BUT AS THE DAYS GO ON AND THEY ARE TOGETHER HE MELLOWS AND THEY BECOME CLOSE FRIENDS.FREEMAN BEGINS TO CREATE A BUCKET LIST OF THINGS HE WANTS TO DO BEFORE HE PASSES ON AND NICHOLSON JOINS HIM IN SKY DIVING,SEEING THE MOST MAJESTIC VIEWS IN THE WORLD,VISITING THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT AND THE TAJ MAHAL AND DATING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD.HERE BLU RAY COMES INTO FULL FORCE WITH THE SHARP GRAPHICS OF THE PLACES THEY VISIT AND YOU EXPERIENCE THE JOY AND FULFILLMENT THESE EXPERIENCES BRING.THE ENDING IS SAD AND WILL BRING TEARS TO THE EYES BUT YOU REALISE THE TWO FRIENDS HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT THEY SET OUT TO DO AND DEPART WITH GRACE AND TOTAL JOY.THIS IS A FILM TO MAKE YOU CONSIDER YOUR LIFE AND SAY HOW DO YOU MEASURE IT? AND AS THE NARRATOR SAYS AT THE VERY BEGINNING OVER THE VIEWS OF THE HIMALAYAS THAT EVERYONE MEASURES THEIR LIVES IN DIFFERENT WAYS.THIS IS A FILM I COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL FIND SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO PONDER ABOUT.SO IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY WATCHED THE BUCKET LIST DO SO YOU WILL FIND THIS AN ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE.


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