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Star Trek X: Nemesis [Blu-ray] [2002]
Star Trek X: Nemesis [Blu-ray] [2002]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Price: £8.20

3.0 out of 5 stars Wrath of Shinzon, 16 Mar. 2014
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The final Trek film before the reboot, Nemesis feature some of the best battle scenes for some time. In fact since the film it borrows so much from. There are multiple links between this and WOK. The bad guy looking to avenge himself on the Enterprise captain, a major engagement in a nebular, a super weapon that could destroy everything and a beloved character sacrificing himself for the rest of the crew. Problem is, although Tom Hardy plays a good part, Shinzon is never particularly interesting in the way Khan was. It is nice to see the Romulans get a lookin though.

As for the Blue Ray itself. There are plenty of interesting extras to get your teeth into. The picture quality is excellent although the sound is poorly balanced. As is so often the case with 'remasted' films, the dialog is too quiet whereas the action and music too loud. This is particularly bad for the whole series, particularly the later films.


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [Blu-ray] [1989]
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [Blu-ray] [1989]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Price: £7.60

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars unfairly maligned, 16 Mar. 2014
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Considering the problems during production, The Final Frontier is far from terrible. I personally like the spiritual plot showing how people can be manipulated by charismatic 'Evangelists'. The major plot holes/continuity (reaching the galactic center in 6.5 hours at Warp 7, Spock having a half brother, a knackered Enterprise being sent on a hostage rescue mission) but the heart is still there (something that is rather lacking in the Next Gen Movies). One of the highlights is the glorious musical score, the best in the film series. Some of the cords during Sybocks 'Sha Ka Ree' speech are trully stunning.

If only more money was spent on effects and Shatners original ending was completed, this would have been one of the very best 'Treks'

As for the Blue Ray itself. There are plenty of interesting extras to get your teeth into. The picture quality is excellent although the sound is poorly balanced. As is so often the case with 'remasted' films, the dialog is too quiet whereas the action and music too loud. This is particularly bad for the whole series, particularly the later films.


Star Trek IX: Insurrection [Blu-ray] [1998]
Star Trek IX: Insurrection [Blu-ray] [1998]
Dvd ~ Patrick Stewart
Price: £7.60

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good but not great, 16 Mar. 2014
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This was the film where the Star Trek franchise started to loose its way. Although the plot is interesting, the idea of a community being forcefully removed will always be an issue in the real world, it is all rather talkie. The action sequences seem to be added in as an afterthought and the space battles make little sense (dumping the warpcore into a 'nitrolytic burst'). Their is some nice humour. Worf thinking Gilbert and Sullivan are new enterprise crew members, Data commenting about his boobs firming up. But all in all this addition to the franchise is for Trekkies and completists only.

As for the Blue Ray itself. There are plenty of interesting extras to get your teeth into. The picture quality is excellent although the sound is poorly balanced. As is so often the case with 'remasted' films, the dialog is too quiet whereas the action and music too loud. This is particularly bad for the whole series, particularly the later films.


The Naked Gun Trilogy [DVD]
The Naked Gun Trilogy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kathleen Freeman
Price: £8.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Bingo!, 9 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: The Naked Gun Trilogy [DVD] (DVD)
Frank Drebin has to be one of the most memorable idiots cinema. people who enjoy the early 'scary movie' spoofs have got to get this trilogy to see how spoofs SHOULD be done. The second movie even has a strong and serious environmental message. Just a shame the bonus features are rather thin.

'He was a white guy, with a mustache about six foot three'
'That's an awfully big mustache'


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [Blu-ray] [1986]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [Blu-ray] [1986]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Price: £8.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The lighthearted yin to Wrath of Khan's yang, 9 Mar. 2014
Star trek movies II, III and IV form a loose trilogy linked by the 'Genesis experiment/device' plot line. The two bookend films of this trilogy are the best in the series (before the reboot movies). Whereas WOK was full of death and destruction, surprisingly violent and even quite scary. TVH is an excellent, lighthearted family film with a (still very serious) message.

Some fans may dislike the distinct lack of space battles and charismatic villains, but the film works by taking our old hero's out of their comfort zone in a different way. In this case, taking them to our time (or at least 'our time' in 1986). OK, by setting so much of the film in this period, it has aged somewhat (fashions etc.) however, who hasn't wished they could perform the Vulcan sleeper hold on a chav moron playing their mobile phone loudly on a bus? The modern day equivalent of the punk scene.

The interplay between the actors is top notch, second only to the flawed fifth film. Kirk trying to explain that Spock hasn't got the hang of the 'colourful metaphors', Spock unintentionally winding the doctor up as only he can. Plus of course, Checkov running around 1986 San Francisco asking where the 'nuclear wessels' are.

There are some flaws, some the science is a little off (collecting photons from a nuclear reactor, taking a minute to reach the sun from Earth at warp 9.5, the whole ship shaking at only warp 3) but only die hard trekkies will get annoyed by this.

The extras on this Blue Ray are quite extensive, with commentary by Nimoy & Shatner and the directors/writers of the new films. interviews with Shatner, Nimoy & Kelly (though the auto quality isn't so good, difficult to hear the interviewer), short doc's about the science of time travel and whale song. Even Greenpeace get a plug (though i would question the spokesperson's claim that if you join the charity then you will get a call from Shatner).

All in all this is a worthy purchase, though i recommend buying it as part of the 3 disc box set 'Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2009]' since it works out cheaper (assuming you haven't got the other two movies).


Star Trek: Motion Pictures Collections [DVD] [1992] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Star Trek: Motion Pictures Collections [DVD] [1992] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How much?, 9 Mar. 2014
Sorry but the price of this box set in insane, however much of a 'collectors edition' it my be.

Don't bother sheeple
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Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £7.50

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars don't bother, 23 Jan. 2014
Very disappointing episode, typical of Moffets anarchic and stupid story lines that have plagued the last series. Only bonus is the well done appearance of Peter Capaldi at the end. If only the writing team was being changed as well as the Doctor.


Columbo: Seasons One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six & Seven [DVD]
Columbo: Seasons One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six & Seven [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fred Draper

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great shows but rather poorly packaged, 13 Oct. 2013
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Peter Falk's Columbo was one of the most memorable TV characters of the 70's 80's and 90's. You just can't help loving the shabby Italian American as he lures his posh, rich and often condescending suspects into a false sense of security before nailing then with the smallest of details that only he spots.

This box set covers the episodes from the NBC years (45 in total) that were screened form 1968-78, plus the 2 pilot episodes over 23 DVDs packaged in 6 book style slip cases. Because the episodes screened less frequently later on, the organisation of them into one box set is a little difficult.

Season 1 + Pilots - 6 discs (2 episodes per disc, with the longer pilots each on a seperate disc)
Season 2 - 4 discs
Season 3 - 4 discs
Season 4 - 3 discs
Season 5 - 3 discs
Season 6&7 - 3 discs

The only problem i found was that their is no indication on the spine of the slip cases as to which series is which, plus the discs for season 2 have no indication of which series they belong to. Also, the pilot episodes are on discs 5 & 6 (rather than logically 1& 2) are not differentiated from the others in season 1.

These are only minor complaints, but it does come across as a bit slapdash.

The other irritation for myself was that when i purchased this set, the full complete series set (including the ABC years) was £89, which i felt was too high price. AFTER i got this set, the complete set reduced to £55! I found this pretty annoying since there was no other way of getting the ABC episodes other than individual purchases. Thus i ended up paying close to £70.

As such, if you want ALL the columbo episodes I highly recommend going for the 'Cigar case' style set now that the price has come down.

Live and learn...


Lethal Weapon Complete Collection 1, 2, 3 & 4 And Exclusive Bonus Features (5 Disc Box Set) [Blu-ray]
Lethal Weapon Complete Collection 1, 2, 3 & 4 And Exclusive Bonus Features (5 Disc Box Set) [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Mel Gibson
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £21.83

4.0 out of 5 stars very high quality transfers, 18 July 2013
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Buddy cop movies were a stalwart of the action/comedy genre in the 80's & 90's and the Lethal Weapon series (well, the first 3 at least) are the original classics. Although some of the subjects and dialog seem somewhat dated now (particularly the second movies Apartheid storyline) this is a great value purchase.

The quality of these Blueray reissues is very high indeed, some of the best I have seen on remastered older movies. The colour and contrast are exceptional and really benefit when viewed on a good sized TV.

In summary; You're never too old for this s***!


The Last Samurai [Blu-ray] [2003] [Region Free]
The Last Samurai [Blu-ray] [2003] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Price: £7.10

5.0 out of 5 stars One of Tom's best movies, 15 July 2013
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Although some may accuse him of having lost his marbles a little regarding 'that' religion, you cannot deny that this chap really know a good movie idea when he sees it. Partially written and directed by Tom and although borrowing heavily from films such as 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Dances with Wolves', this facinating movie gives a great insight into the life of the feudal warriors and knights of Japan. Cruise plays an alcoholic american Captain Nathan Algren who is traumatised by his actions in the massacre of Native Americans. Recruited by his hated commanding officer to help train the new Japanese army to fight the Samurai, Nathan is captured by the Samurai and their leader Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe). 'Imprisoned' in Katsumoto's idyllic village, Nathan learns and eventually sympathies with the Samurai and eventually joins their cause.

The stunning photography in this film (actually of New Zealand, rather than Japan) is even more lush in this stunning Blue Ray movie. A must for Cruise fans and anyone who enjoys beautifully filmed historical epics. The film score by Hans Zimmer is also superb


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