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The Ashes Series 2010/2011 The Official Highlights 5DVD [DVD]
The Ashes Series 2010/2011 The Official Highlights 5DVD [DVD]
Price: £29.28

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great review of an amazing series!, 7 Mar. 2011
Having watched most of the series live in the early hours, or caught up on the action later in the day on the highlights, i am pleased to say how much i have enjoyed my weekend of reliving the whole experience - all 11 hours of it!! - true there is the Channel 9 commentary but to be honest this doesnt have an impact on the enjoyment - there is Mark Nicolas and Tony Greig for the English (and South African!) views and they have good banter like the Sky boys do. There are interviews before and after most days play and all the great bits of the series are in here which is what you'd expect and is a must for everyone who likes their sport and seeing the English stuff the Aussies on their home turf! Priceless :-)


The Ashes Series 2010/2011 Complete Collection 7DVD Box Set
The Ashes Series 2010/2011 Complete Collection 7DVD Box Set
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £17.99

36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!! About time for cricket to have a behind the scenes!!, 19 Jan. 2011
I just wanted to reply to the review that gave this 3 stars, and advised people that:

'contains no more cricket than the 3 disc Official Highlights. What you get instead are some extras, principally a 90 minute behind-the-scenes documentary, The Inside Story. This maybe worth the extra for the dedicated collector, but for most of us I doubt it very much.'

Now i am not sure if this reviewer likes his sport but i love my sport, and for 13 years have been watching and loving the behind the scenes documentaries of the British & Irish Lions rugby tours, which can make your hairs stand on end and make grown men weep. This is what you as a fan DO want to see; how the players really are, what really went on, how do they get through adversity, injury and success and all the other emotions that will inevitably happen on a 2 month sports tour. Last year the Ryder Cup had a behind the scenes and now cricket, at last, has something that we can see that is beyond the usual highlights package.

For the other reviewer to say that for most of us (is he meaning cricket/sports fans as i hope not!), the Box Set is not worth it is ridiculous (although we can all have an opinion). You can judge for yourself when it comes out, but i know for a fact all at my cricket club and the other fans i know will be buying this boxset, because they love cricket and they love sport, and sport is much more than just the highlights, it's what goes on in between the action that matters too.

I reckon this will be the ultimate package for the ultimate Test Series - 7 discs for £35 is cracking value, and to relive the series with the Doc included is the icing on the cake - I CANT WAIT!!! There are 5 discs for the highlights and 2 discs for the behind the scenes.
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John Barrowman Live At The Royal Albert Hall [DVD]
John Barrowman Live At The Royal Albert Hall [DVD]
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.00

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Barrowman Concert ever!!, 6 Oct. 2010
I was lucky enough to get a ticket for John's show on Monday and it was an absolutely brilliant time! The singing and entertaining from John was, as usual, great fun, a little risque and with loads of fantastic songs that he performed excellently and with his usual bravado! And of course being at the Albert Hall was just the icing on the cake. I cant wait to get the DVD so i can relive it all again, a must for any music fan and an absolute definite for any fan of John!!!


Johnny Vaughan's Own Goals and Gaffs [DVD] [2009]
Johnny Vaughan's Own Goals and Gaffs [DVD] [2009]
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £2.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Football Funnies!!!, 27 Oct. 2009
Got the DVD as i like all the footy funny DVDs and watched it last night and this one is really good. Lots of great new clips aswell as the classic ones and loads of laugh out loud moments were had by all. Good length too some of these type of DVDs are short but this is nearer an hour and a half so you get great value and lots of actions and funnies and laughs - which is after all what you want!! Would recommend it for sure for anyone that likes these kind of funny DVDs....BRILLIANT!!!!


Britsh and Irish Lions 2009: Living With The Pride (South Africa 2009)[DVD]
Britsh and Irish Lions 2009: Living With The Pride (South Africa 2009)[DVD]
Offered by UclickWeDeliver
Price: £2.44

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!, 26 Oct. 2009
What more can i say!! If you want to see this tour in detail, see what the players were going through, see the team talks, see the injuries, see what it means to the players and see how it really was then this is for you. You can actually feel the emotion when you are watching and even as i am writing this the memories and tingling sensations are flooding back of the tour and what i saw on this DVD, some parts even brought a little tear to my eye as you realise this is THE pinnacle for these players who are after all like me and you and you can see how much it means to them. If you love sport, rugby or not, this is for you - shows how it really is and a MUST WATCH!!! You will not be dissapointed!


British & Irish Lions 2009: Match Highlights [DVD] [2009]
British & Irish Lions 2009: Match Highlights [DVD] [2009]
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Highlights!!!, 12 Oct. 2009
I bought this DVD as with my cricket matches this summer i couldn't watch most of the games, which was most gutting!! This is just what i wanted and needed, comprehensive highlights of ALL the games on tour with all the action and tries and extended highlights of the Test matches, which were great to watch even though in the end we didn't get the result we all wanted. Also watching the 3rd Test in full was great, especially to see us hammer the boks like we did! I would definitely recommend this to all Rugby fans to get a reminder of the great series played in the summer and how close we came!!!


Calzaghe - The Complete Story [2008] [DVD]
Calzaghe - The Complete Story [2008] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joe Calzaghe
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.21

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Calzaghe DVD, 10 Nov. 2008
Being a huge fan of 'Super Joe' and having watch all the other DVDs with him i had to get this one and , like all the others this was fantastic, packed full of fights and action it really gave the best possible story of where Joe came from and how far he has come. With so many fights and at over 3 hours long this is the most comprehensive story of Joe, would recommend to any Joe or boxing fan, well worth the watch go buy it!


Tin Man [Blu-ray] [2007]
Tin Man [Blu-ray] [2007]
Dvd ~ Zooey Deschanel
Price: £23.61

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely fabulous piece of Sci Fi!!!!, 10 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Tin Man [Blu-ray] [2007] (Blu-ray)
Having only caught the first episode on the Sci Fi channel, which i loved and made me gasping for more i pre-ordered this as soon as i knew it was coming out on DVD. So now having got the DVD I watched it ALL last night because i HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!

I have got to say it is one of the best mini-series I've ever watched! From the acting to the sets and the special effects, the brilliantly wonderful characters, the gripping storyline, the battle between good and evil, the humour and sadness, and with the magic that is needed for this modern version of the Wizard of Oz. It's also really clever the way that things are linked to the original films, with little reminders all the way through such as OZ (Outer Zone), Tin Men (the name for the Emerald City police), the yellow brick road and loads more. The story build ups all the way through to a brilliant climax, full of twists and turns!! Also as it is blu-ray the quality of picture and detail is really amazing.

I would recommend this to everyone, however old you may be, it's perfect for the whole family or a group of friends or whoever you are, you're guaranteed to enjoy this brilliant series, and at about 4 and a half hours long it is amazing value for money!! I absolutely loved it!!

Definitely worth the £12, order it up now and give yourself a few nights of top class sci-fi fantasy action, just watch out for those flying evil monkeys!!!


Tin Man: The Ultimate Collector's Edition [DVD]
Tin Man: The Ultimate Collector's Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kathleen Robertson
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: £9.55

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely fabulous piece of Sci Fi!!!!, 10 Sept. 2008
Having only caught the first episode on the Sci Fi channel, which i loved and made me gasping for more i pre-ordered this as soon as i knew it was coming out on DVD. So now having got the DVD I watched it ALL last night because i HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!
I have got to say it is one of the best mini-series i've ever watched! From the acting to the sets and the special effects, the brilliantly wonderful characters, the gripping storyline, the battle between good and evil, the humour and sadness, and with the magic that is needed for this modern version of the Wizard of Oz. It's also really clever the way that things are linked to the original films, with little reminders all the way through such as OZ (Outer Zone), Tin Men (the name for the Emerald City police), the yellow brick road and loads more. The story build ups all the way through to a brilliant climax, full of twists and turns!!

I would recommend this to everyone, however old you may be, it's perfect for the whole family or a group of friends or whoever you are, you're guaranteed to enjoy this brilliant series, and at about 4 and a half hours long it is amazing value for money!! I absolutely loved it!!

Definitely worth the £12, order it up now and give yourself a few nights of top class sci-fi fantasy action, just watch out for those flying evil monkeys!!!


Children Of Dune [DVD]
Children Of Dune [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alec Newman
Offered by blockies
Price: £25.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Peice of Classic Sci Fi!!, 1 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Children Of Dune [DVD] (DVD)
An absolutely brilliant series, much better than the original TV series and dare i say it the original film! Having read all the books and recently watched the previous film and series i believe this to be the best so far. With great performances, especially the prescient twins Leto and Ghanima played by James McAvoy and Jessica Brooks, although i must say i enjoyed the whole cast and thought they all did a fantastic job. This coupled with the amazing effects and music, which although not the best the world hs ever seen does the job very nicely, especially when you think about the budget the series had in the first place.

As with all adaptations of books to screen not everything can be transfered although i must admit i was pleasantly surprised and felt that they had got most of the aspects included, especially the important ones, giving the story the details it needed accurately from the books.

Overall i thoroughly enjoyed this and would heartily recommended it to anyone who enjoys Sci Fi, has read Dune, or even any Asimov or other Sci Fi writer for that matter, as you will definitely be entertained!!


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