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Caligula: Uncut Edition [DVD]
Caligula: Uncut Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Malcolm McDowell
Price: 8.01

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good all round family entrtainment, 17 Oct 2010
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This is the sort of film they should show on Christmas Day when all the family are gathered round the telly, just after the Queen's Christmas message. It moves rapidly through incest, rape, murder, sodomy, mutilation, suicide etc. You name it, Caligula has it - everything apart from a shred of historical accuracy. But if you're fed up with Mary Poppins and the Great Escape, this is the movie for you. The other good thing is you can watch porn while pretending it's a bit of culture.
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The Plank [DVD]
The Plank [DVD]
Dvd ~ Eric Sykes
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 3.89

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 13 Oct 2010
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This review is from: The Plank [DVD] (DVD)
Sorry to sound a sour note. I saw this as a kid and thought it hilarious. For me it hasn't stood the test of time. I really couldn't find much to laugh at at all.


Manicare Nail Hardening Pen
Manicare Nail Hardening Pen

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute nonsense, 12 July 2010
Sorry folks. As something of a veteran guitarist I would be delighted if there was some product that strengthened nails. There isn't and any product that claims that there is is a complete con.


Artograph Tracer Projector
Artograph Tracer Projector
Offered by Jackson's Art Supplies
Price: 72.00

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The clues are all there, 11 July 2010
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Artograph Tracer Projector (Toy)
The clues to this projector are in the words "toy" and 23 watt. It is very poor indeed. Everything about it including the lens that drops off at the end of its travel is poor. Save your money.


Julius Caesar (Life & Times)
Julius Caesar (Life & Times)
by Nigel Cawthorne
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Can one judge a book by its cover, 13 Jun 2010
I have to admit to not having read this book. I am interested in the life of Julius Caesar and read anything I can get my hands on. But when the cover of a book called "Julius Caesar - Life and Times" shows a picture of the Emperor Augustus you have to wonder about the thoroughness of the research and scholarship. Possibly I'm being unfair. This is after all about his life and times and perhaps the author placed Augustus on the cover deliberately. If so, an odd decision.


2012 - Doomsday [DVD] [2008]
2012 - Doomsday [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Cliff De Young
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassingly awful!, 5 Jun 2010
This review is from: 2012 - Doomsday [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Until today I would have had to think hard to identify the worst film I have ever seen. No more, this is the worst by miles. I am annoyed that the system forces you to give at least one star. Combine cheap and pathetic effects (the word special does not apply) with a dreadful, cliched script, an absurd plot, hopeless acting, and a less than subtle religious message and you have this embarrassing rubbish. Oh, and the music is bad too.


Triumph of the Will [1934] [DVD]
Triumph of the Will [1934] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Leni Riefenstahl
Offered by specialinterests
Price: 7.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality but fascinating, 4 Jun 2010
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On the whole, I tend to ignore reviews of products - I often find myself in disagreement with other reviewers. This time I must agree with those who have criticised the poor quality. Having watched this and other films by Leni Riefenstahl before I know that better quality versions exist. However, for the extremely modest outlay it is still worth buying this film. In the early part a long line of high ranking Nazis, several of whom were executed after the War, speak at a rally. They include Rudolph Hess, Joseph Goebels, Hans Frank, Julius Streicher and Alfred Rosenberg. Generally these people are only seen in movies without a soundtrack. Hearing them talk was extremely interesting. Poor though the visual quality is it is still possible to get a flavour of the emotions/hysteria that gripped people when Hitler came to visit. It is both fascinating and chilling. As a television programme described it, " A Warning from History".
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The Ten Commandments [DVD] [1956]
The Ten Commandments [DVD] [1956]
Dvd ~ Charlton Heston
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 10.72

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment, 2 Jun 2010
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I too saw this film over 50 years ago when it first came out. Needless to say I was overwhelmed with the special effects - especially the parting of the Red Sea. In this age of CGI it looks very tame and some of the acting (not by the principals) is stylised and rather ridiculous. But this is to judge the film by modern standards of realism. It is still very worth watching. I particularly enjoy Yul Brynner's performance as Rameses II, "So shall it be written ... So shall it be done."


Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition (PC DVD)
Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition (PC DVD)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!, 12 May 2010
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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After the longest I have ever had to wait to download software, the programme started to load updates. If I thought the original download was long-winded it was nothing compared to the time the updates took. Once in, you are treated to another lengthy graphics display. The designer must have been given a graphics tool for Christmas and wants you to see everything it can do. Pawns spin, slide and the chessboard comes together, square by tedious square. The whole thing is needlessly complicated, slow and frustrating. As soon as I stop typing I shall uninstall it as it also appears to be affecting other programmes on my laptop.


Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy
Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy
by John B. Cobb
Edition: Paperback
Price: 25.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting approach to a thorny subject, 14 Sep 2009
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The central problem of "Theodicy" is stated at the outset in the form of this well-known series of statements by David Hume: "Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?" Approached from five different perspectives, this is the core of the entire book. Where this book is different from most, it presents five different arguments or "theodicies" by different writers. Then each writer critiques the arguments of the others. Finally, the original writer responds to the critiques. On the positive side his makes for an interesting discussion. On the downside it leads to some repetition. But I don't know how you could have the one without the other. I should point out that the book consists of five Christian philosophers discussing these issues. Don't expect to find an atheist perspective. A good sequel to this book would be one where non-believers have their say - but that is not the purpose of this book.
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