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Karrimor Mens Bodmin Low lll Weathertite Trekking and Hiking Shoes K606-LMK-158 Light Mink 10.5 UK, 44.5 EU, 11.5 US
Karrimor Mens Bodmin Low lll Weathertite Trekking and Hiking Shoes K606-LMK-158 Light Mink 10.5 UK, 44.5 EU, 11.5 US

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality!, 12 May 2014
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I really like the good quality of these hiking shoes. My third pair from Karrimor. Would highly recommend this manufacturer.


Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import]
Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Mickey Rooney
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 26.92

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What about UK fans??!, 25 Dec 2013
Apparently nobody in the UK likes Judy Garland films - hence another region 1 only collection.
WHEN will the producers of these box sets realise that we here in the UK don't all possess multi-region players? It's so short sighted and annoying! I would love to get this box set. Ah well, at least there's Youtube...
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 31, 2014 11:11 AM BST


The Love Boat: Season 1 [DVD]
The Love Boat: Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gavin MacLeod

1.0 out of 5 stars Once again, British viewers left out., 9 Dec 2013
I've waited for years to buy these DVDs. Here they are at last. But once again, only on Region 1! So that's British viewers left in the cold. This is SO annoying. Why can't DVD companies cater for BOTH markets???


The Crimes of Charlotte Bronte: The Secrets of a Mysterious Family : A Novel
The Crimes of Charlotte Bronte: The Secrets of a Mysterious Family : A Novel
by James Tully
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly entertaining!, 16 Aug 2013
I loved this book so much I read it through twice! Reader, please remember it is a NOVEL. It's great fun and certainly adds a new twist to the well known Bronte story.


Devotion [DVD] [1946] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Devotion [DVD] [1946] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Olivia de Havilland
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 9.83

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would love to review but..., 10 Aug 2013
I'd love to write a review of this film - however, for viewers in the UK who are on region 2 DVD machine players it's sadly not available for us.

I wish manufacturers would give some thought to their DVD releases. So annoying when you would love to see a film like Devotion but you can't because, of all things, modern technology!
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 30, 2013 1:54 PM GMT


This Is My Life: Eamonn Holmes: The Autobiography
This Is My Life: Eamonn Holmes: The Autobiography
Price: 5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and full of self pity., 11 Jan 2012
Holmes is a fat, dull, pompous bore. The book is one long self-pitying moan. There is really very little to enjoy in this book. Avoid!


Charlie Chan - In London [1934] [DVD]
Charlie Chan - In London [1934] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Warner Oland

2.0 out of 5 stars Be warned! Film transfer quality is very poor., 30 Nov 2011
I received this DVD today and I'm very disappointed in the quality of the film transfer. It looks very rough and ready and doesn't make for easy viewing. Surely a better job could have been done than this? It's rather like seeing the film on an old video machine.

This is a great pity as the actual story is vintage Chan.


Private Lives [DVD] [1931] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Private Lives [DVD] [1931] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Norma Shearer
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 8.94

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would like to review but..., 3 Nov 2011
I'd love to review this film. I've been waiting for years for it to appear on DVD. Then to my joy I found it had been released - but only on Region 1! So, that's no good for us in the UK.

Why, for the love of Mike, do the makers of these DVDs not simply release them in Region 2 as well? It SO irritating.

Please, I beg - all you DVD producers, PLEASE rectify this annoying habit!
Comment Comments (6) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jun 18, 2014 6:09 PM BST


The Mikado [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
The Mikado [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Eric Idle

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE release on Region 2!!, 14 Oct 2011
This is a wonderful production which I remember well from its first broadcast on British TV back in the late 'eighties.

I would LOVE to see it again. I simply can't understand why it isn't available to us in the UK on Region 2! PLEASE would some kind soul out there consider doing this?
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 22, 2014 11:50 PM BST


The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Price: 12.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Still perfect after 25 years., 8 Oct 2011
Can it really be 25 years since this recording was made? Listening to it again one is reminded of just how perfectly the score was captured for all time.

The sound quality is absolutely wonderful; the cuts in the score are sensitively done and one really feels sucked into the full drama from the first line: "Sold! Your number Sir?".

As for the performances, how have they fared over the years? It comes as a revelation to hear just how good they still are. Michael Crawford gives a performance of such sensual beauty that is sends shivers down the spine. His Phantom is a flawed genius with a panther-like sexuality. His cry of pain in the final lair scene is devastating. Has there ever been a better Christine than Sarah Brightman? It is worth remembering that without her this musical would simply not exist. She was Andrew Lloyd Webber's muse and he crafted the score to suit her beautiful, bell-like soprano. One can really believe in this Christine being plucked from the chorus and assuming the role of prima donna of the opera populaire! The late Steve Barton gives a performance of vigour and sensitivity. The three leads blend beautifully; there is real chemistry and at times the sparks really fly! Just listen to the way the trio soars in the 'Angel of Music' reprise at the graveyard in Act Two!

The supporting cast have never been bettered on disc. In particular Rosemary Ashe attacks the role of Carlotta with abandon and seems to be having a ball. More importantly, her voice shines in what is, vocally, a very punishing role. The late Mary Millar gives a vocal masterclass in how to get the most out of the role of Madame Giry. John Savidant and David Firmin are wonderfully clipped as the managers. They seem as if they have just wandered in from HMS Pinafore. The ensemble performances are a joy in 'Notes' and 'Prima Donna'.

What fun Lloyd Webber, Stilgo and Hart must have had creating the opera pastiches! I adore the grand melodrama of 'Hannibal' the baroque farce of 'Il Muto' and the brooding dissonance of 'Don Juan Triumphant'.

From the spine tingling overture to the heartbreaking finale this is a recording to treasure.

N.B Please, I beg - DON'T make the mistake of purchasing the awful movie soundtrack if you are new to this show. It is miscast and badly sung. Avoid it at all costs! Stick with this, the first and the BEST recording of a wonderful musical.


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