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Inspector Morse: Fat Chance [VHS] [1987]
Inspector Morse: Fat Chance [VHS] [1987]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly inventive storyline - Morse at his best., 29 Jun. 2001
This is one of my favourite Morse's. The story is so different and absorbing with wonderful performances from Zoe Wanamaker and Maggie O'Neil. A major twist in the story about two thirds of the way through is a real treat as the plot moves into top gear. Without giving too much away the ending is superb and leaves you with the realisation that, as in real life, the bad guy doesn't always get his come-uppance. Brilliant writing and great entertainment, just sit back and marinate in Morseland.


The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [VHS] (1974)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [VHS] (1974)
VHS
Offered by rdowns33
Price: £5.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff, 24 Jun. 2000
A classic movie that never lets up. You won't have time to make a cuppa whilst this is on, you won't want to miss a single frame. Action all the way, a basic plot with a few twists and some superb performances. The pace is fast as the soundtrack provides a frenzied backdrop to keep you on your toes. This is a tough thriller with some moments of droll comedy. I would rate this film amongst my top 30 of all time. Check out the wicked ending... gesundheit.


Mountains
Mountains
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Price: £13.74

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enigmatic, original and far out., 18 May 2000
This review is from: Mountains (Audio CD)
The first time I heard this album it blew my mind. I had heard nothing from Steamhammer before and have heard nothing since, but this album has remained in the top 10 of my all time classics for over 20 years. What sounds like the studio side of the album contains some wonderful songs that are un-forgettable, solid blues with a twist, spaced out lyrics that conjure up Hobbit-like adventures, laid back accoustic melody combined with solid rock instrumentations. The pace and key changes enough to keep you glued to your seat; short well written songs that stand the test of time. Side two is an amazing contrast which is almost entirely taken up with a live medley of two classics - 'Hold That Train' and 'Ridin On The L&N'. I can hear you cringing at the prospect of having to endure yet another endless nightmare of squeeling guitar masturbation just as I did, boy was I suprised. Admittedly, there is a lot of guitar, however, it's planned, calculated, precice, elegantly flowing through east and west influences, it ebs and peaks through a solid back beat like a viper toying with it's audience. Again the pace changes to maintain your interest as does the wicked bass solo and (yes of course) the infamous drum solo which is short enough to be enjoyed without becoming a clich'e. This side is masterpiece of skilled playing, energetic frenzy and fautless timing that captivates all that a live album should, putting most albums of this style to shame. If your bored with the blues and seek something a bit harder, with a melodic edge and a deep thinking flavour, this album is a must.


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