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Peep Show  Series 3  [DVD]
Peep Show Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Mitchell
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.26

51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great programme, rubbish DVD, 19 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Peep Show Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Peep Show is one of the best sitcoms of recent years. Certainly, it's my favourite, which is why I've been looking forward to the release of the third series for quite some time.

Unfortunately, having bought it I now find that I cannot watch it. Why? Because of a little thing called DRM. Or, to put it another way, they have added a piece of software called Macrovision RipGuard to the DVD thus rendering it completely unwatchable in a computer DVD drive which, by unfortunate coincidence, is what I use to view DVDs.

Since Channel 4 have decided that I cannot watch a DVD which I have legally bought, I will be returning it to the shop and I will get the episodes off bittorrent instead. How ironic.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 19, 2013 10:14 PM BST

The Poison
The Poison
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £5.86

5 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Self indulgent emo rubbish, 10 Dec. 2005
This review is from: The Poison (Audio CD)
If ever there was a candidate for the biggest dissapointment of the year award, this is surely it.
When Bullet first broke on to the scene, not that long ago, they showed promise. Yes, they were quite clearly whiney emo kids BUT songs like Four Words and Hand of Blood were so unashamedly metal you couldn't help but headbang.
So, when they finally announced their debut album, there was much excitement all round, from me included. Sadly they have very clearly failed to deliver.
The Poison is drawing comparisions to early Metallica, Iron Maiden and other classic metal bands. Unfortunately, the people who make these comparisions have clearly never listened to any of these bands because they are miles apart. That people are calling this the next Master of Puppets is an insult to a great band.
Sure, they might come up with a good riff every now and again but for the most part this album is soft and it is pretty clear that Bullet have just abandoned everything that showed promise early on and turned into a bad Funeral for a Friend clone. Since FFaF are already pretty awful, Bullet are truely scraping the barrel.

House of the Dead 2: Xplosiv Range
House of the Dead 2: Xplosiv Range
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £7.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit pointless really, 6 Jun. 2005
House of the Dead is great fun in the arcade or on a console with a light gun. On a PC, however, it just doesn't work.
The thing that really grates is the fact that you don't actually control the character. Just like in the arcade version, you go through a set route with a set storyline and just shoot zombies. As I say, this works well if you have a light gun but sadly light guns for PCs are expensive, hard to get hold of and don't work with newer LCD or TFT monitors.
This reduces the game to a point-and-click experience which would make a good application to train people in mouse usage, but a rather dull game. If you are going to buy this game then make sure you buy the console version, along with a light gun.

Know Your Enemy
Know Your Enemy
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.98

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and Miss, 10 Jan. 2005
This review is from: Know Your Enemy (Audio CD)
This is probably the Manics' least popular album and it is easy to see why.
While there are many great tracks on here, there are just too many rubbish ones. They could have quite easily cut it down to 11 or so and still included what I would consider filler.
There are a number of reasons why I feel there are a lot of bad tracks. In some cases, they try to do something a bit different and it sadly just flops - Wattsville Blues and Miss Europa Disco Dancer.
Others, they are not bad songs, just very bland run-of-the-mill efforts - Year of Purification, The Convalescent.
Others I just find very unappealing - Royal Correspondent, Freedom of Speech Won't Feed my Children, So Why So Sad.
Another problem I see with this album is that it seems like a failed effort for them to reclaim their youth somewhat. Since Richey dissapeared, they started moving in a different direction which has worked very well, but now they seem to be trying to recreate The Holy Bible. The new album, Lifeblood, feels like a much more natural progression from what they were doing on This is My Truth Tell Me Yours.
However, all is not last as there are some very good tracks as well - Found That Soul, Ocean Spray, Intravenous Agnostic and so on are all brilliant. I would definetly say it is worth adding to your collection if you are a Manics fan because there is easily enough good songs to justify the price, even if there are an irritatingly high number of duff tracks, but if you are a new fan I would recommend Everything Must Go instead.

Director's Commentary [DVD] [2004]
Director's Commentary [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Rob Brydon
Price: £2.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a while, 22 Sept. 2004
When I first read about this in the TV guide I thought it was a very original and very funny idea. It didn't dissapoint, at least not for the first 2 or 3 episodes. After that it started to get a bit boring.
It does have some very funny bits in it. One thing I like that he does is claim the most stupid things as "Peter Delane trademarks." ("I always try to include a dog-in-a-bucket scene in everything I do!")
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Half-Life (PC CD-ROM)
Half-Life (PC CD-ROM)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best game ever, 20 May 2004
This review is from: Half-Life (PC CD-ROM) (Video Game)
This game is, to date, the best game ever even though it is now 6 years old. The storyline is unbeaten, especially, when you play the add ons such as Opposing forces, where you get the same storyline from a different perspective (my favourite is Blue Shift.)
The graphics still look stunning even now and the fact that it is one huge level only adds to the immersive factor.
Interactivity is another huge bonus, especially for a relatively old game. Nearly everything in the enviroment can be manipulated somehow. You can even get drinks out of the vending machine, plus you can get security guards to tag along with you and provide covering fire.
All this leads to one question: Will the forthcoming Half Life 2 be able to live up to expectations? Well, if it has anything like the impact of the first then the answer is undoubtedly yes. Still, even though HL2 is only a matter of months away I would definitely recommend you buy the original.

The Number Of The Beast
The Number Of The Beast
Price: £5.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 5 May 2004
This review is from: The Number Of The Beast (Audio CD)
An absolutely brilliant album. Combines brilliant catchy melodies with heavy metal rhythm parts.
Only one bad point:
Invaders - Would be an absolute classic but is let down by the extremely poor chorus.
Despite Gangland being pretty unpopular amoung Maiden fans, I really like it. Strangely enough, I'm not so keen on Run to the Hills, which is considered a classic by most. Oh well.

Saving Private Ryan [DVD] [1998]
Saving Private Ryan [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Price: £2.99

17 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 14 Mar. 2004
It's a pretty good film but I just couldn't give it more than 3 stars because of the usual Holywood attitude to WWII, refusing to acknowledge that there were other countries involved than America and Germany. It would be nice if their was just something to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Britain and France and all the other allied countries, instead of portraying it as if America fought WWII single handedly.
It's not as bad as U-571 though. In Saving Private Ryan they don't so much rewrite history as spin it.

U-571 [DVD] [2000]
U-571 [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.74

67 of 76 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disgraceful rewrite of history, 14 Mar. 2004
This review is from: U-571 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
I think this film is best summed up by the writing on the front of the DVD packaging: "nine ordinary men are about to change history." - yeah, literally.
Why? What is it that makes Holywood producers want to piss on the memory of the heroes of the Royal Navy by pretending that it was someone else who did it? In fact, why does Holywood seem to want to write the British out of just about every single war movie?
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Valley Of The Damned
Valley Of The Damned
Offered by westworld-
Price: £12.38

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 19 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Valley Of The Damned (Audio CD)
An absolutely brilliant debut album. Great vocals and mind blowingly fast guitar and drum work combine to make an incredibly heavy yet still melodic album.
I do have a couple of complaints though, which is why I haven't given it 5 stars.
The first, Heart of the Dragon is soooooo incredibly cheesey.
Second of all, they need much more variety. It's a cliche but most of the songs really do sound the same. Fortunately, it is a damn good sound but nevertheless I would hope that on the next album they have a bit more variety.

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