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The Simpsons: Complete Season 3 [DVD]
The Simpsons: Complete Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £9.99

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A technical review, 14 Oct. 2003
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As most of these reviews seem to be of the annoying vain of writing the review before having witnessed the dvd I thought I would write one of the actual dvd.
SOUND: First of all, for all you sound junkies like me, it is in 5.1 (incase you dont know, that means full surround sound) thats right, rather surreally you can hear krusty knocking at the simpsons door and it is actually heard souly in the right speaker! Very strange for us used to good old BBC 2 analogue broadcasts but nevertheless adds to the whole experience.
PICTURE: Whilst not looking as great as something like Futurama due to its age i guess, the picture is still pretty decent, rather obviously being better than televisions transmissions, but not vastly so. Nothing of great wonder but still acceptable.
EXTRA FEATURES: Personally directors commentraries bore me usually, but i find with animation such as Futurama and the Simpsons they are great, almost amusing as the episodes sometimes to hear the writers talking about the episodes! Apart from the commentaries for me there is little, except a few mildly pointless animation features that arent really worth it.
Im sure you know the episodes are great, I never realised what great episodes came from season 3.
Great dvd, great episodes, well worth it!

Robin Williams - Live on Broadway [DVD]
Robin Williams - Live on Broadway [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robin Williams
Price: £19.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, witty and sometimes plain smutty!, 21 Mar. 2003
As the title suggests, there are many aspects to this live show from Robin Williams. His clear intelligence shines through with his clever witticisms on the world, aspects such as airport security, great mockery of George W Bush and the plain smutty subjects such as talking about viagra. Now admittedly all these topics sound pretty unoriginal - obvious stand up ground and granted they are (however please note that these are the only things I could remember, there is plenty more!). However Williams does it all with such passion and pace but still with great etiquette that I guarantee you will be laughing very loudly very regularly! However the main problem with the show is that on occasion some jokes just passed me by simply because I'm not American and therefore I didn't know who he was referring too. However these American jokes are few and do not ruin the show at all. A great stand up show especially for fans of Robin Williams.

Bowling For Columbine [DVD] [2002]
Bowling For Columbine [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Documentary
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.69

52 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest documentary ever, 26 Jan. 2003
To say this is a powerful piece of filmmaking is to say that Star Wars was quite a successful film chain. This is a real life documentary from Micheal Moore (a member of the NRA himself) about America and their fixation with guns and how they are so deeply embedded in their culture that is has adversely affected their lives. Moore clearly depicts the fear that Americans live in, how their opinions are so visibly altered by television through broadcasters obsession with exciting television; which itself leads to dangerous propaganda and even racism. Whilst this is a harsh look at life within America it is filled with superbly ironic humour. You will laugh out loud, and I guarantee you will think 'only in America' at least once. However this ironic laughter only increases the effectiveness of the message. Whilst it may be somewhat one sided, it explains all its opinions and not one did I disagree with. Also you are unlikely to ever view Charlton Heston (the head of the NRA) in a positive light again. Simply an absolutely amazing film and the best documentary I have ever seen.

Eddie Izzard : Circle [DVD]
Eddie Izzard : Circle [DVD]
Dvd ~ Eddie Izzard
Price: £5.88

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So is it better than his other shows?, 20 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Eddie Izzard : Circle [DVD] (DVD)
Well quite simply, no. However it is still Eddie Izzard whom I believe to be the best stand up comedian alive. There are some new, very funny sketches, some of them being up there with the best (I won't say what they are as it could ruin them). However I suppose to compare this with his other shows is cruel in a certain way, simply as Definite Article, Dress to Kill and Glorious are the funniest stand up shows I have ever seen. The DVD is very well produced, an interesting behind the scenes extra where he rather bizarrely gets pulled over by the police! If you like commentaries then its got one too although personally I find them boring. So yes it is well worth buying if you have never seen Eddie before, and still well worth buying if you have seen his other shows. Like I said, perhaps not as amazing as his originals but still shades above the rest. (Oh one last thing, in the first few minutes, if you recognise some of the material from previous shows, don't worry that's pretty much all the recycled material!)

SiPix Web3 Digital Camera [0.3MP]
SiPix Web3 Digital Camera [0.3MP]

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If it seems too good to be true..., 17 Aug. 2002
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...Its an annoying cliché isn't it, but unfortunately its very true. I had such high hopes for this camera from reading the reviews. I thought I had solved my photography problems in terms of costs by not only buying a cheap camera but it being digital and therefore eradicating processing costs. But whilst it comes with many gadgets and works properly, the problem is the quality of the pictures is plain awful. They are colourless, not sharp in the least and if you use the flash it appears like a localised aurora borealis. I have special photography software to enhance it but nonetheless it remains poor. I have taken over 100 test pics, applying many different photography techniques to see if it would improve, but to no avail.
So you really do get what you pay for, mine is going back, probably with looking to purchasing a superior quality product, as I could not live with such bad pictures. Good for children probably, not for me. Shame really...

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, 19 May 2002
: ) That’s meant to be my jaw dropping! This film is so unbelievably cool. When I went to see it originally, I really enjoyed The Phantom Menace, however on reflection it is nothing in comparison with attack of the clones - you get to see Yoda fight for Pete’s sake, what more do you want?! If you are a star wars fan then you will appreciate the clever storyline tie-ins and how skilfully it is interwoven. Hayden Christensen is brilliant as Anakin; boy can he pull an angry face! For the two or so hours I was there, fully immersed in the world. I left the cinema looking up at the sky wishing I could fly to Naboo (and get with Amidala preferably!)
So yeah, you need to see this film, non-star wars fans may find it a bit confusing at times, but anyone who knows the story will find it pure entertainment. A superb return to form for George.

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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you proud to be British, 1 Feb. 2002
Full British etiquete in show here. A real classic. Humour mixed with a great story line. Even though I managed to work out who done it, it did not leave me feeling short changed. The acting is amazing, the screenplay superb, if this doesnt win any golden globes then it would be a crime! Long live England!

Donnie Brasco (1997) [DVD]
Donnie Brasco (1997) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Al Pacino
Offered by streetsahead
Price: £3.91

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a gangster film, 30 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Donnie Brasco (1997) [DVD] (DVD)
This is quality. Obviously Al Pacino and Johnny Deep are on top form, we wouldnt expect anything else! Better than The Godfather and Goodfellers? Just different. But not only has it the makings of a classic gangster film, its about how tight the bonds of friendship are. This might sound cheesy, but its so powerful you cannot but be moved by it. The picture of the dvd is really good too.

Toy Story 2 [DVD] [2000]
Toy Story 2 [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £6.54

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 23 Jan. 2002
This review is from: Toy Story 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
I just LOVE this film, you cannot help but smile at it. The jokes, the action and the storyline. Its just great, no more needs to be said. Other than that the picture quality of the dvd is amazing, and the extras are good too. Although personally I can never be bothered to watch the interviews, but the outtakes are class :)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll hurt after this!, 12 Jan. 2002
Split sides is what comes to mind. The first one was excellent but this not only betters it on a comedy level, but on a storyline level too. At times it can be really quite sweet. But dont let that detract from the fact its one of the funniest movies around, and even more than before, Stifler steals the show. Well worth seeing.

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