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Returner [DVD] [2004]
Returner [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Takeshi Kaneshiro
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 10.00

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yipee!, 15 Mar 2004
This review is from: Returner [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
I saw an advert for this film and instantly told myself i HAD to watch it! And what a film!
Basically, girl travels back in time, meets cool-dude hitman Miyamoto and tries to save world from alien invasion squads. How can you go wrong?! Well, with Takashi Kaneshiro as the lead <faints> you can't!!
It does have echos of previous movies but Returner just pulls off the moves with so much more style than 'Mr. Neo' could ever do.
All in all, this is a film you can watch again and again. It's just so clever!
...And Takashi Kaneshiro is fantastic!

Hellsing - Vol. 2 - Episodes 4-6 [2002] [DVD]
Hellsing - Vol. 2 - Episodes 4-6 [2002] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jji Nakata
Offered by SourceMediaUK
Price: 4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blood-suckingly good, 28 Sep 2003
The Hellsing organisation is dedicated to sending all forms of unhunman life straight to hell. The leader of this secret english organisation is Integra Hellsing, who has a history with the 'pet' vampire Alucard, that has not been revealed as of yet.
In volume 2 the organisation faces an attack on their headquaters, a violation that Integra will not withstand. The attack comes from two 'vampires' known as the 'valentine brothers'. Alucard gets a kick from knowing he will get a challenge from these vampires, something he hasn't had in a while. With Alucards thrill of the fight and Integra's determination to not let her organisation be over-run this volume is far superior to the first. The plot certainly thickens, the characters start to show their potential and it has more action and bloodshed than a back-to-back showing of the Die Hard movies. A must for ANY thrill seaker, especially those who like manga.

Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Offered by games-wizard
Price: 10.82

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so good!, 26 Aug 2003
This review is from: Kingdom Hearts (PS2) (Video Game)
Don't be fooled by the 'Disney' bit!
Many people say that Disney had too much influence! But i disagree!! Squaresoft have put so much into this game it plays just like a final fantasy/chrono cross..erm..cross.
You play as Sora, a young boy who gets washed away from his friends, Kairi and Riku (a young-looking Sephiroth) and your journey is to find them. You meet Donald and Goofy who are looking for King Mickey.
You must pass through various worlds to seel key holes which have released the 'heartless' (strangely cute enemies).
Although the worlds are Disney and so are the characters in them you just get swept away by the return of so many Squaresoft favourites, Cid, Squall, Cloud, Aeris, Selphie, Wakka, Tidus and Sephiroth (no less!!).
Every single aspect of this game is outstanding! graphics, FMV's, music, voices and playability.
The one annoying thing is Sephiroth. Too hard..but that's ok, after playing FF7 you have so much respect for him you don't mind him kicking your back-side again..and again..and again..and again...thankfully he's optional.
A brilliant game! And i CANNOT wait for the sequal!!
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Venus Wars [VHS]
Venus Wars [VHS]
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic manga!, 25 Aug 2003
This review is from: Venus Wars [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Worth buying! quite simply!
You follow the adventures of a monobike gang, particularly the leader, Hero (voiced by Ben Fairman). The human race has managed to set-up small colonies on Venus, but have split up into two sections, Ishtar and Aphrodia, which are now at war.
It's a good story, compelling and original in it's day.
It's an old manga with some dodgy animation but that's what gives this film some huge piles of charm.
There are some darn good voice talents in this film, so anyone on the listen-out for well-known voice actors, this is a treasure-trove full of them!
A darn good manga considering it's age! Buy it now! it's a bargain!

Marmalade Boy # 08
Marmalade Boy # 08
by Wataru Yoshizumi
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic finish to a brilliant series!, 25 Aug 2003
This review is from: Marmalade Boy # 08 (Paperback)
The final chapter to a soap-opra-in-print.
Miki and Yuu's parents have swopped partners, they all live in the same house and things get tense when Miki realises she's got a serious crush on Yuu (who could blaim her!!).
They finally get together after Yuu's dilemma regarding his biological father and Miki comforts him. Their relationship hits some rocks when Yuu discovers some of his parents old college photos and breaks up with Miki, then he leaves for university while Miki contemplates her long lost love, then finally is persuaded by her best friend, Meiko, to pay him a visit...
This final chapter is such a git-wrenchingly satisfying finale, you're not disappointed in the least. You close the book with a smile! guaranteed!
A well deserved purchase, you will not regret getting the whole series!

The Wraith: Shangri - La
The Wraith: Shangri - La
Price: 7.73

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars didn't know what to expect, 27 July 2003
I bought this because it had a cool cover and it was on import. I had no idea what genre the music was. I'm not a fan of rap as such but after listening to this fantastic album i'm a bit more open minded towards rap.
The first track 'Welcome to the light' is my favourite, the powerful wave of sound that hits you on the chorus is great! Like with Eminem's songs the lyrics have the power to make you think about life.
Also 'It rains diamonds' and 'juggalo homies' are really cool tracks.
Definately a CD for those who aren't partial to rap music, or those who like turning their volume levels RIGHT UP!!

Grandia 2
Grandia 2

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Deep-fried goodness!!", 15 July 2003
This review is from: Grandia 2 (Video Game)
You play as Ryudo, a Geohound for hire, who gets pulled into a battle between good and evil, Granas and Valmar.
Your job is to protect a church 'sister' as her bodyguard. As your journey progresses you meet other fellows and join forces. You learn about Ryudo's brother Melfice, who seems to be causing havoc across the world.
On your journey to find him you discover that the 'evil' Valmar has been possessing people with various 'parts' of himself, you must defeat these parts and destroy Valmar once and for all. If only the story were that simple...
Overall this game has everything a good RPG should have! Good plot, unique battle system, soundtrack to reflect the 'mood' of the game, deep character development, a villain you love to hate and hate to love, plot twists to keep you guessing and interested and finally, playability, an RPG isn't any good if you put it down after two hours is it?

EyeToy Play with Camera (PS2)
EyeToy Play with Camera (PS2)
Offered by VEXTREX1978
Price: 19.00

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MOST FUN EXERCISING YOU'LL EVER HAVE!, 8 July 2003
It's a small camera you put ontop your tele, plug into your ps2's usb port and begin the best thing since the invention of the roller coaster!
The best game is wishy washi, where you have to clean as many sudsed-up windows as you can in two minutes by waving and flapping around like someone trying to land a plane.
Another fun game is Beat Freak, where you have to punch your hands towards the speakers as cd's fly at them, all in time to music. You need fast hands and a true rhythm to play this! but it's damn fun when you get the hang of it!!
Other games include, Kung foo, Keep ups, boxing chump, ufo juggler, slap stream, plate spinner, boogie down, ghost catcher, mirror time and rocket rumble. Rocket rumble is the only game that really requires you use your brain. You point at fireworks of same colour before pressing a plunger to detonate them. The more you detonate simultaneously the bigger your score! It's possibly the most addictive game on PLAY.
There are also playrooms where it's a case of special effects, personal favourite being 'bees'. move, they chase you, leave the screen and they go back to their hive, pester bees without being stung, although they do try to sting you!
This is a brilliant invention, it gets people up off the sofa and boogying down to an afro-clad lady.

Blackjack [1993] [DVD]
Blackjack [1993] [DVD]
Offered by disks4u
Price: 23.24

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, 3 July 2003
This review is from: Blackjack [1993] [DVD] (DVD)
A mysterious and un-licenced surgeon by the name Black Jack is faced with a hideous 'epidemic', sports men and women are breaking new world records by the second in the Atlanta olympics, but then falling to a horrific illnesses, which comes to be known as Moyra Syndrome. This condition induces these states of super-human activity, enabling the infected to perform above any other human, but then the victim falls to a grusome death. Black Jack is called in to discover the cause and find a cure. The finale is a real gut-churner, with morals and ethics being thrown out the window at every turn. Definately worth a watch if you ask me!! But sick-bags and buckets at the ready!

Final Fantasy 9
Final Fantasy 9
Price: 60.43

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Not cloud nor squall shall hinder us" - Zidane, 18 Jun 2003
This review is from: Final Fantasy 9 (Audio CD)
A beautiful collection that makes you remember the intense rollercoaster of emotions you feel during the game.
From the main theme, played medieval style, to the Attack of the silver dragons at the near-end the tracks are gorgeous. Ranging from the Wicked Melody that brings about a racing heart-beat when you see Kuja to the eulogy theme which brings a tear.
Nobou Uematsu is a genius and pulls out possibly his best collection. His best track is "You're not alone" which is played during a major plot development in disk three, the most powerful plot piece in the history of gaming. This combination makes this section of the game truelly the pinicle of squaresoft's genius.
Overall this is a fantastic collection of gut-churning music. Well done Uematsu. <waves a candle in the air>

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