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Dark Fall: The Journal (PC)
Dark Fall: The Journal (PC)

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky and thrilling., 29 Nov. 2005
Anyone who has wanted to explore old abandoned train stations, or partake in ghostshunts, will love this non-violent, blood free spook-fest. The atmosphere is chilling, and the details are wonderful to behold. There are many puzzles, enigmas and trials to overcome, which are challenging, and logical.
Switch off the lights, close the curtains, crank up the sound, and enjoy the wonderful Dark Fall.
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All Fall Down (Sapphire and Steel)
All Fall Down (Sapphire and Steel)
by David Bishop
Edition: Audio CD

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, and scary!, 20 Nov. 2005
After the misstep of Daisy Chain, Big Finish bounce back with the best Sapphire and Steel audio adventure yet. All All Down, written by David Bishop, is both startling and traditional. It also reintroduces the wonderful Silver, played by the original actor, David Collings. His presence is the icing on a macabre cake, which finds our heroes confronting the evil 'Maldeb'. The battle takes place in several time zones, from the 17th century through to today, as the staff of a dusty archive find themselves haunted by something nasty.
The production is great, with lovely audio flourishes here and there, and the quality of the acting is as good as it gets. This is a great return to form, and a must have for both Sapphire and Steel fans, and those interested in the supernatural.

Daisy Chain (Sapphire and Steel)
Daisy Chain (Sapphire and Steel)
by J Robin Lidster
Edition: Audio CD

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, and a step away from Sapphire and Steel., 17 Aug. 2005
This audio adventure, the second in the series by Big Finish, is a step away from the traditions of Sapphire & Steel, and a stroll through suburbia. Soap operas, Jerry Springer style chat shows, and cheapo advertisements all feature. While the story, as a whole, functions quite well, the smaller details become annoying (a certain music box tune is overused, and promotes giggles). Strangest of all, is Steel's characterisation. There are hints at controversy in some acts, which sit uncomfortably with the lighter material. A good editor could have snipped these, and other more flabby scenes, to create a much more worthy release.
But, overall, this is nice oddment to add to your Sapphire & Steel collection.
Looking forward to All Fall Down!

The Passenger (Sapphire and Steel Series)
The Passenger (Sapphire and Steel Series)
by Steve Lyons
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sapphire and Steel are back! Kind of., 26 Jun. 2005
This surprisingly OK audio adventure, by Big Finish, will not disappoint Sapphire & Steel fans, although the story is rather derivative of the existing television adventures, and doesn't offer much in the way of new mythology. As the start to a 5 part series, it's fine, but I hope the remaining episodes find their own feet, and provide some original adventures.
On television, Sapphire and Steel surprised viewers with its minimal cast and simple sets. In The Passenger, we have 15+ characters, none of whom are rounded, realistic or likeable. Being limited to audio would normally require a slimming of potential cast members, not the opposite.
Harker is pleasant as Sapphire, if no vocal darling, but Warner is stuffy rather than steely, and sounds as if he should be discussing leeks down at the allotment, rather than time distortions, and existentialism.
Bottom line: An entertaining intro, but lacking in originality and verve.

A Warning to the Curious [1972] [DVD] (Tv-Film)
A Warning to the Curious [1972] [DVD] (Tv-Film)
Dvd ~ Peter Vaughan
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £16.23

26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most haunting film I have ever seen., 14 Mar. 2005
Originally broadcast in 1972, I first saw the 1992 repeat of this haunting drama, as part of the Christmas line-up. It stayed in memory, and nightmares, until it was finally released on DVD.
Adapted, produced and directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, it is a powerhouse of subtlety, and understated tension.
Never has the British landscape seemed more haunted, and rarely has television been this eerie. A must for supernatural fans, and classic TV. Simply put, this is one of the scariest films you are ever likely to see. It has influenced many excellent televised ghost stories, and interactive fiction (computer games) such as Dark Fall.

Medulla [Includes Documentary] [DVD] [2008]
Medulla [Includes Documentary] [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Bjork

4 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars foggy, 23 Oct. 2004
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Always treading that line between 'innovative' and 'bonkers' must take its toll on the knees. Bjork has gone AWOL from the mission, and left it all behind. A surprising mix of usual and unusual separates this album from the back catalogue, but do we really like it? Buy it. Puzzle over it. Bjork never stops to surprise, which is becoming a little tiresome.

Dark Fall 2: Lights Out (PC)
Dark Fall 2: Lights Out (PC)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £3.58

79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old version, of a classic adventure, new Director's Cut available., 25 Sept. 2004
Dark Fall 2, the sequel to 2003's "Dark Fall: The Journal".

This older version will not work with Windows Vista, or Windows 7. The new Directors Cut has no such issues, and has new scenes, effects and ghosts. Dark Fall: Lights Out - The Director's Cut Edition (PC DVD)
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Price: £6.03

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The end?, 15 May 2003
This review is from: Statues (Audio CD)
Moloko have become very visible now, which is great for them. They always deserved to be huge, but the quirky delights that were "selected for flavour" have gone, to be replaced by ready to be remixed Ibiza/Radio1 scribblings. Too much thought, and not enough surreal fun. I hope the cash was worth it. Anyone hearing the forthcoming radio remixes won't be surprised by how "odd" the albums are anymore... shame really. Sell out? No, not entirelly. Just, well, 'samey'. I never thought I would say that about this band.

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