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Indiana Jones  The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]
Indiana Jones The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Price: 34.20

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Temple of Doom is fully uncut!!!, 12 Oct 2012
I think everybody already needs to know everything there is is about these fantastic films, so I won't bother reviewing the movies themselves.
Firstly, yes, for the first time ever in the UK, Temple of Doom has been reclassified with a 12 certificate and is released fully uncut. The movie now features the complete uncensored sacrificial and Shortround getting tortured scenes as well as several other bits that were previously edited. The uncut version has been available worldwide since the film's initial release except for, you guessed it, in the UK where bits were edited in order for it to secure a PG rating, but thankfully no longer.
Picture and sound are amazing. I have worn these films out on VHS and DVD with the amount of times I have seen them, but the Bluray experience was like watching them for the first time. The colours are vivid, and the picture so clear that there is detail I have never seen before. The only downside is that some of the matt painting and effects shots now look very obvious, but this is how the films were originally made, and thankfully they have not added any out of place CG to hide the fact like Lucas has with the original Star Wars Trilogy. Crystal Skull was obviously going to look the best, but in all honesty the original trilogy looks like it was made yesterday, and can compete with any modern day digital CGI fest.
The set comes on five discs all housed in a nice compact and rigid cardboard slip case, that opens out to display what looks like some new beautifully commissioned artwork and photo stills for each movie. It's a pity the same design choice wasn't applied to the discs, which are oddly just plain white with the film's title on them, but this is a minor detail. As well as the four movies, there is a fifth disc which contains over 7 hours of bonus documentaries and such, so there is plenty to keep you entertained here.
There is a more expensive set also available which contains various collectable prop replicas, but I cannot comment on whether it is worth the extra money as this is the only one I have seen. At the end of the day, if you just want a definitive, no frills collection of the Indy films, then this is it, and definitely worth the upgrade from DVD. Recommended.

Assassins Creed Revelations - Ezio 22cm PVC Statue
Assassins Creed Revelations - Ezio 22cm PVC Statue
Offered by Elbenwald
Price: 28.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrivederci Compadre!, 17 Feb 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
I'll give this 4.5 stars to be more accurate; Assassin's Creed fans should love this figurine. This PVC figurine has quite a bit of weight to it and the level of fine detail on Ezio's Revelations costume is simply amazing. This is a solid piece figurine and not a toy. There are no adjustable limbs, and while everything from the game is present, including daggers, sword and Ezio's hook blade, they are a part of Ezio and cannot be removed. Even the base is a fixed piece.
If there is one thing that lets this figurine down somewhat, then it's the face sculpt. The years certainly haven't been kind to Ezio that's for sure. The sculpt certainly isn't terrible, but while the lower face is ok, there's something just not quite right about the eyes. They seem to have a glazed over fisher-price sort of look to them and not in keeping with the quality of the rest of the figure. Luckily though, unless you really study the face, they are mostly obscured by Ezio's hood, so it doesn't remotely spoil the look of the figure when it's on display.
I have read other reviews criticizing the fact that the figure is not accurate because Ezio does not wear a cape in the game.Assassin's Creed Revelations (PS3) This is true. But Ezio does wear a cape in the game's opening FMV sequence which he loses in battle before you even take control. It would seem that this is what the figure is modeled after. You could then argue that Ezio should not have the hook blade, as he doesn't receive this until later in the game. But to be honest that would just be nit picking. At the end of the day the cape adds a lot of movement and drama to Ezio's pose and I am not going to knock any marks off for that.
Overall then, this Revelations figurine is very good. It makes for a wonderful display piece, and while obviously not up there with 'Hot Toys' and 'Sideshow' collectibles, I wouldn't have expected it to be for the price. While the face sculpt is a little off, it still makes a fine companion piece to a fine trilogy of games starring Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, and a fitting swan song. Get one while you can.

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