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Draykon (The Draykon Series Book 1)
Draykon (The Draykon Series Book 1)
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charlotte E.English, a name to watch out for!, 26 Mar 2012
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Having just recently converted to Kindle, I bought both this & it's sequel,Lokant after reading a short story by the author. This is a fabulous work of fantasy literature, completely encapsulating the reader in it's world, and it's descritpive power is one of the things that makes it easy to believe in. In some parts of the story, it almost feels like you're reading through a film plot (and I hope this goes on to become one), as you have everything established in one area of the Seven Realms, and the next you're transported to mysteries in another. The ending is not something you could ever guess, and leaves you hungry for the follow up, which I'm reading now. The characters are spendidly lifted off the page and into the mind's eye, and everything is vivid throughout. I look forward to seeing much more from this author, as I've already become a fan!

Robin of Sherwood - Michael Praed [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Robin of Sherwood - Michael Praed [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Michael Praed
Price: £45.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is Forgotten, it's like it's all new again!, 10 Sep 2011
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What can I say? As a die-hard devoted fan of RoS since it's original airing, to the extent of being the owner of one of the original costumes & having met many of the cast and crew, I never thought it could get better. How wrong I was! It certainly helped sway me that so many on here said the same, doubtful whether yet another version added would make a difference, would it really be that good, and so many must've had the delightful sensation I did seeing it as though for the first time all over again! Even before the Normans got off their rafts to burn Loxley village, you could tell the incredible difference in colour and clarity, and the soundtrack is even better than before, without the need to constantly adjust the volume as I did with the DVD's. Having a plethora of brand new extras which were all a delight to see for the first time, too! Great interviews with those missed from first time round: Robert Young, Philip Jackson & George Baker were well worth it, but then all the HD-quality images, upgraded + extended Electric Theatre Show, and of course the ever famously loved outtakes!! This is a revision to treasure, so thanks to Network for bringing it to life!! Just a shame ITV isn't taking notice how popular this is, since they were offered the two new specials and turned it down!! This is a must, so get it now!!

Robin of Sherwood: Jason Connery - [Network] - [ITV] - [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Robin of Sherwood: Jason Connery - [Network] - [ITV] - [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jason Connery
Price: £45.35

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly Nothing is Ever Forgotten! (review based on Michael Praed Blu-Ray), 10 Sep 2011
It's been lingering some time in the minds of fans like me, that one question..."When are they going to change the straw?"....or rather, when are they going to release Jason's RoS in Blu-Ray? Being a newly proud owner of the Michael collection, I can safely say it's like watching it for the first time, all over again! Not only is the quality like you've never seen before, but it's also packed full of new special features unseen on even the DVD collections! The third series opens with a catch up from Michael's exit in "The Greatest Enemy", and takes us into what I believe a too-short tenure of Jason Connery taking on the role of Herne's other son, aka Robert of Huntingdon. Initially the calling proves too much, but a year passes by and brings him into contact with Marion, and soon he needs to reunite the old gang to make a daring rescue! Brilliant performances all round, especially Jason himself, very much the new boy to an already established cast, but he really works hard to take on (successfully, I believe) the Hooded Man's duties. Whether you're a seasoned fan like me, or coming to the series anew, this MUST be on your pre-order list!
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Camelot - Season 1 [DVD]
Camelot - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jamie Campbell Bower
Price: £7.00

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Camelot more like Game of Thrones than anything!, 11 July 2011
This review is from: Camelot - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I'm a fan of this series, mainly because I'm a huge fan of Joseph Fiennes, and his re-interpretation of Merlin is a breath of fresh air for me! The fact that he fears what he is capable of is excellent, and I like the shaved head approach, too! Eva Green is also fabulous as Morgan, a strong-willed woman fighting as hard as her brother for the crown. However, where this falls down in my view is Arthur himself. I appreciate they're making it a younger story, but he just doesn't have enough gravitas to convince me he's the right person for the role. Also the whole thing with Guinevere is a little too much, and the entire production seems to have latched on to how well Game of Thrones is doing and think that by using the same formula, they will too. This is not the case, but I will continue to watch the rest of this series. Will I buy the DVD boxset? That largely depends on what the extra content will be. Try it for yourself and see what you think is my best advice!

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4 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There is only one mystery in this film....., 2 Aug 2008
Which is why on earth did they bother?! It's terrible! Sitting through it this evening was painful! You keep wondering when it's going to get out of first gear, but it never really seems to. This would have easily been a feature length, one off episode for tv, but to transfer it to the big screen was a crime.

It's one (almost) redeeming feature is Billy Connolly's performance, and it's not an easy role to take on. He tries to give it a sense depth, which the rest of the feature is sadly lacking.

Bottom line is if you really love the X-Files, give this one a wide berth, or at very least avoid spending a small fortune to see it on the big screen.

Shame on you Mr Carter, this was not a fitting way to bring closure to the great work you've already produced with the series.

Walking the Mist: Celtic Spirituality for the 21st Century
Walking the Mist: Celtic Spirituality for the 21st Century
by Donald McKinney
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last! A guide for our times!, 16 Nov 2004
I was lucky enough to meet Donald on his book tour earlier this year. After listening to the talk he gave, and discussing the subject with him afterwards, I felt compelled to buy this book. I was not disappointed! It starts with an introduction as to why the author decided to write this book,and how he came upon the path of Celtic Spirituality. It then becomes three things, a tale of Donald's personal experiences on this path, a history of the Celtic People and their culture, along with a very clear cut guide for anyone to follow. It involves simple and effective meditations, how to work with your sacred envoirnment and quite simply how to change your life in for the better using this path. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Celtic history, self improvement or even to just read a great, uplifting story of human spiritual discovery!

Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 2 - Episodes 7 To 13 [1984] [DVD]
Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 2 - Episodes 7 To 13 [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Deborah Cranston
Offered by pb ReCommerce
Price: £33.87

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not over, it'll never be over!!, 8 Dec 2002
This final collection on DVD pays fitting tribute to perhaps one of the most fondly-loved cult sries' of the eighties, and without doubt the best interpretation of Robin Hood brought to screen. Packed with special guests: Richard O' Brien, Reece Dinsdale, Bryan Marshall and Ian Ogilvy, and a welcome return to Philip Davis as King John! The episodes are all classics in their own right, but the DVD yet again brings out the best of everything. The special feaures include the series 3 out-takes, fantastic commentary from Mark Ryan & Jason Connery, and even Nickolas Grace with Anthony Horwitz, the writer of most of this season. We also hear from producer Esta Charkham and director Sid Robberson on Time Of The Wolf (aka Time Of The Teeth)! To round things off, there's an eagerly-awaited interview with Clannad, and a wonderful photographic retrospective from Esta, with more shots of Neil Morrisey's screen test! The clarity makes it feel as though it was just yesterday, but DVD has helped it endure for twenty years now, and I'm sure another twenty! Buy it!!!!

Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 [1984] [DVD]
Robin Of Sherwood - Series 3 - Part 1 - Episodes 1 To 6 [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Abineri
Offered by Phil_L
Price: £12.95

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Herne's Son Lives On!!!, 8 Nov 2002
Having been a ROS fan since it's first screening in 1984, I didn't think it could get much better than the previous DVD releases of Season 1 & 2, but I was wrong! Now there's no mistaking I was always a Michael Praed fan, but seeing the episodes in crystal clarity you expect from DVD with commentary from Jason Connery, Mark Ryan (Nasir) and Clive Mantle (Little John), it's just fantastic! You get to hear about all the in-jokes, the endless mickey-taking of various cast members, stories about the stuntmen and so much more! OK, so this edition doesn't carry the much awaited season 3 out-takes, but it does have a unique insight to the swordplay with Mark. Also watch out for the surprising photo of Neil Morissey in Merry gear. Enjoy, I know I did, and roll on part 2!!!

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