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McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 (Upgrade Edition) (PC)
McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 (Upgrade Edition) (PC)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Norton or McAfee both work equally well YOU CHOOSE, 24 Aug. 2006
Having used both systems in protecting my laptop i cannot really decide which is best because both have served me with honours.

At the moment i am being protected by McAfees full Internet security and i like the fact that you can check for virus and firewall protection independantly.

I foolishly allowed my free trial of Norton to expire having bought a dell laptop.If you have been hit with one massive virus which totally corrupts your computer you will realise how important it is to have full protection.

It cost me £84 to have a sick computer completely wiped clean,reprogrammed and with a memory increase,thats right even my computers brain was effected.Had i bought either Norton or the equally accomplished McAfee i would have remained virus free which has been the case for the past eight months.

It all depends on your personal preference but as McAfee is slightly cheaper than Norton to buy go for McAfee it should never let you down.

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 2 [DVD]
Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Offered by Futuremovieshop
Price: £29.90

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second series and still looking uptodate, 21 Aug. 2006
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When you first buy these amazing dvd transfers you simply have to buy every one of them no matter what the cost. On their original release in 2004 they sold for nearly £80 a box which sounded a lot but on watching them you would not have quibbled at paying such a premium because the dvd remastering is almost as stunning as the ORIGINAL series themselves.

Season two contains my favorite and least favorite episode.

Amok Time is without doubt the classic episode where Spok returns to Vulcan to choose a bride and almost ends up killing Cpt Kirk in the process.We come across Tpau the Queen of the Vulcans.This is simply an episode once seen never forgotten.

The Trouble with Tribbles on the other hand even though it makes entertaining viewing makes you wonder where the script and film editors dissappeared to.Imagine if the original series was new and being filmed in 2006 and not 1966,such a storyline would never have left the story board.

Another strange but more intelligent episode is A Piece of the Action where Kirk,Spok,Bones etc beam down to 1930s Chicago and sort out rivalling gangster bosses.

We are aware today that Gene Rodenberry didnot envisage Star Trek to last even one season let alone three and this is reflected in the miniscule budget the film studios Paramount gave to the series.This is evident in some of the underpar storylines and scene sets used time and time again.

We can only imagine the costumes and sets the cast would be given today had Paramount realised how big the series would become.That aside thse beautifully remastered dvds warts and all only go to show what a brilliant idea Star Trek proved to be and a full three years before NASA put men on the moon.

McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 (PC)
McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 (PC)

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really efficient at its job, 20 Aug. 2006
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Having learnt to my cost of how important it is to be fully protected especially whilst on the internet i have used both Norton and presently Mcafee and both systems work just as well.

What i really like about Mcaffees internet setup is its ability to test your firewall and scan your computers files independantly.

Testing to see if there are any viruses or other undesirables can take up to 20minutes to scan every file but seeing the message that your computer is clean and running properly is a big relief.

The firewall test takes around 4minutes and displays each port on your computer being completely visible if all is well.

Updating the softwear off the internet couldnot be easier,infact the programme can be a bit over protective in not allowing pop ups etc but switching off that is simplicity aswell.For somebody who is new to computing Mcaffee make their internet security very user friendly you donot really have to think it is all there at the click of the mouse.

Which system you MUST buy depends on which you prefer.I would be quite happy to revert to Norton but at the moment Mcaffee works just beautifully,i have almost become a bit too laidback because my computer works well all the time and make sure yours does aswell with these simply brilliant vital pieces of softwear.

Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Price: £4.25

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are You still Talking To Me?, 19 Aug. 2006
Having watched this film several times i have found it rather dated more akin to Starsky and Hutch with atitude but still it packs a real punch every time you watch it.Obviously De Niro starring as taxidriver Travis Bickle gives one of his most memorable performances as he slips into despondancy with society trying to rescue a very younge Jodie Foster from her over protective pimp jokingly called Sport played brilliantly by Harvey Kietel.

The film was very controversial showing Jodie as an underage prostitute obviously being exploited by her much older pimp.

If you read the background to the movie Jodie Foster was so young during the filming of this classic that her mother accompanied her to the film set to ensure her safety,rather alarming really when you consider she was playing an underage prostitute.

The development and ultimate climax in the film is amazing and never fails to shock or impress.This is definately one of those movies that matures with age somewhat dated maybe but still powefull cinema then and now.

Garmin eTrex GPS Personal Navigator
Garmin eTrex GPS Personal Navigator

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and very compact., 13 Aug. 2006
Depending on your location and weather conditions I have managed an accuracy of 11ft which considering the price and facilities it offers is superb.

After trial and error it becomes very easy to use but its best two features are its total waterproofness and battery life.

I bought mine simply to pinpoint an axact location in extream weather so I can rest knowing iam am roughly in the right neck of the woods.

Not so many years ago a portable gps of this lghtness and accuracy would have cost a four figure sum,now it is within reach of just about everyone.

Just to close it off this Extrek model is beautifully made beautifully accurate and a beautifull price,so whats stopping you from buying one ?.

The Maltese Falcon [1941] [DVD]
The Maltese Falcon [1941] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Humphrey Bogart
Price: £5.76

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sidney Greenstreet steals the show., 9 Aug. 2006
The film is so well known and tightly directed that you almost forget that this was Sidney Greenstreets acting debut.

Humphrey Bogart is the brooding private eye looking to find the truth behind the murder of a work collegue in a firm of lawyers. A mysterious woman appears on the scene whom Bogey falls for.

In comes the true star of the film for me.Sidney Greenstreet was already in his sixties when he turned to acting.

The Maltese Falcon was his first ever film but watching his performance you would say he had been in the acting profession all his life.He is so good that even Humphrey Bogart must play second fiddle to him.Peter Lorrey im affraid is an annoyance in this taught adventure well chosen for the part but not very convincing in the role.

Greenstreet in Cassablanca is even more impressive but Bogey by then had picked up his socks and returned for more acting lessons.

Triumph Of The Will (1934) [DVD]
Triumph Of The Will (1934) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Adolf Hitler
Offered by M & L UK
Price: £14.89

27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Directing at its most brilliant-shame about the picture quality., 2 Aug. 2006
If you try and distance yourself from the subject matter of the film which i know is very difficult and look carefully at the sheer quality of the directors ability to captivate the audience then Triumph of the Will must surely rank as one of the most impressive pieces of propaganda film making ever made.

The camera angles and closeups of the peoples faces almost make you believe you are there even though the film was made 74yrs ago.

Watching the different sequences unfold from begining of the party conference to its closing you can understand the adulation Hitler was given by the German people all those years ago.
Perish the thought if this was the Tory party conference at the next General election then they would prabably win a huge majority in the poles.
When Hitler addresses the Hitleryouth at the Olympic stadium at Nuremberg you can almost taste the atmosphere,you may not agree with the subject matter but you must admit the emense loyalty shown to one man.

Just think WHAT IF THE WAR HAD ENDED DIFFERENTLY and the holocaust had never happened many more people would prabably watch this film and marvel at its spectacle.

Having recorded the film during its very rare televised events I can say the quality of my dvd copy is rather dark and grainy unlike the copy i recorded off the television.

Possibly the master tapes of the original 74yr old film are of poor quality.

What would be nice is to see a copy of Lenis film "Victory of Faith" become generally available.Its available on import but who knows what the quality or whether it will turn up.

Anyway for those who are put off watching this amazing film because of its adulation of the Nazi party,give it a go you may realise how brilliant a film it is and thankgoodness it is generally available for all to see whatever our opinions of 20th century history are.
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Love Thy Neighbour: Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Love Thy Neighbour: Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jack Smethurst
Offered by KELINDO³
Price: £34.04

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entertainment RELEASED as it should be !!, 20 July 2006
With all the nonsense of Political Correctness it is high time that CLASSIC 70ies series such as this should be released so that those too young to remember them can make their own mind up.

Im 43 so i can remember the hilarious days when name calling was seen as funny in a comedy atmosphere.

How many people realise that there is an episode of another classic 70ies series The Professionals that has never seen a tv airing but is available on DVD.This episode titled KLANSMEN makes Love thy Neighbour seem like family entertainment,even i was taken aback at how racist it was compared to the other 56 episodes,but thankfully it has been released and we can make our own minds up.

CENSORSHIP is an ugly word,but when it comes to classic comedy sense should prevail.

The Card [VHS] [1952]
The Card [VHS] [1952]
Offered by globalmovies
Price: £7.99

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Llandudno looks great, 8 July 2006
This review is from: The Card [VHS] [1952] (VHS Tape)
Speaking to a friend working at our theatre he remembers the film The Card being filmed 54yrs ago.Sir Alec Guiness stayed in the Imperial Hotel and happily posed for photographs whilst walking to the promenard to do the filming.

The seaside town as you have now gathered for this very fifities film is The Queen of Welsh resorts Llandudno and a rather entertaining film it is too.

For Guiness fans this is a film worth watching and the reason i have given it a five star rating is because most of the film set is around the corner from where i live so its exciting seeing a film with familiar surroundings.

If you have seen Guiness playing Herbert Pocket in David Copperfield this film has the same sort of atmosphere a typical film of that era.
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Weather for Hillwalkers and Climbers (Leisure Interests)
Weather for Hillwalkers and Climbers (Leisure Interests)
by Malcolm Thomas
Edition: Paperback

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting look at the weather, 7 Jun. 2006
The majority of people buying this book will be keen mountain dwellers,but whilst enjoying your glorious day in the hills do you know how the weather was formed and is it likely to continue,for you to enjoy the rest of your holiday.

In fairly easy to understand diagrams and explanations Mr Pledley will give you some idea of how Montain weather develops.

Each situation is handled in two or three pages with coloured pictures describing a cloudlees sky,rainy conditions and many others depending on the time of year.

Do not expect indepth analysis of Mountain weather patterns,but just enjoy the basics of how particular weather is formed and how the rest of the day or week should develop.

This book is ideal in explaining a Brochen Specture and how it forms.If you donot know what a Boochen Specture is then buy this book because it will give you an insight on the weather before you head out into the hills.
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