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Twilight Zone - Series 3 (Black & White) [DVD]
Twilight Zone - Series 3 (Black & White) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Charles Bronson

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Package, 24 Mar. 2010
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The bar was raised considerably in Twilight Zone's first two seasons, and it does not dissapoint here.
I'll not repeat what other reviewers have said about the episodes (I can't improve what was said), but I'll
concentrate on the overall package. The episodes have been remastered, and look superb with little or no artefacts, and excellent contrast. I like the fact that the original break bumpers, Rod Serling intros of the next weeks episodes, CBS promos and Public Information Films are all intact. This gives a real sense of context of the times these programmes were first broadcast. The extras are a little thin on the ground, conisting of audio commentaries of selected episodes.

Recommended


The Prisoner - Complete Series [Blu-ray] [1967]
The Prisoner - Complete Series [Blu-ray] [1967]
Dvd ~ Patrick McGoohan
Price: £36.37

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Picture perfect package., 8 Feb. 2010
It's difficult to believe this series is over 40 years old, such is the quality of the transfer here. Programmes from the 60's often used a uniquely vibrant colour palette, which looks better here than I've ever seen. This set comes in an oversized box which is primarily to house a paperback book detailing the making the series. The discs themselves are housed in a normal sized multi disc case.
The extra features are extensive and give a real insight behind the scenes, and present a new extended cut of the premiere episode in HD and 'The Chimes of Big Ben' in SD, both credited as original edits. There is also a feature length making of documentary.

Highly Recommended.


Match: Best of the '80s: With a foreword by Kevin Keegan (Annual)
Match: Best of the '80s: With a foreword by Kevin Keegan (Annual)
by MATCH
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mullets and Memories, 15 Dec. 2009
My son reads the current incarnation of 'Match' magazine avidly, and I thought it would be nice to show him how the magazine started. I didn't expect to be pulled so deeply into my own past, or how entertaining it was and how 'Match' itself has changed. Today it (and it's main rival 'Shoot') are aimed squarely at the 7-12 year old age bracket, whilst back then the demographic would be older. Looking back, it amazing how the hairstyles back then were considered fashionable ! There are a wealth of facts here on cup competitions, leauges and bios on players (many of whom are now managers). A great trip down memory lane for dads and fun galore for the kids.

Recommended.


Tony Palmer -All You Need Is Love Vol. 16 [DVD] [2010]
Tony Palmer -All You Need Is Love Vol. 16 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Tony Palmer
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One for Oldfield fans., 16 Oct. 2009
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Like many other Mike Oldfield fans, I was delighted to have the opportunity to get this DVD for the superb 18 minute segment dealing with 'Ommadawn' era Oldfield. This film has been erroneously mis-identified as 'The Making of Ommadawn', but is only part of this final programme of the ' All You Need Is Love' series, also including two excerpts of Tangerine Dream among others. Also included is a bonus Introduction disc introducing the series as a whole.


Flesh (Rebellion 2000ad)
Flesh (Rebellion 2000ad)
by Pat Mills
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2000AD Prog 1 Classic, 25 Sept. 2009
As a reader of this story in '77 as a ten year old, it's difficult to overstate the effect this had on me. Even now, a middle aged man (according to my kids), the breath of scope and sheer brilliance of the concept is still evident. 2000AD's insistance on using only the cream of artists (Boix, Sola et al.) only magnify the thrills. Without going into too much detail (lest I spoil things) the story concerns technology allowing man to go back in time to harvest dinosaurs for their meat, a commodity stripped bare by the 23rd Century. The Tyrannosaurs and other meat eaters don't take too kindly to this, as you can imagine. The main protagonist is Earl Reagan Head Ranger for the Trans Time Corpoation, who along with his younger protege Joe Brontowski and the maniacal Claw Carver head for a collision course with Old One Eye and other assorted dinosaurs. The denoument of Book 1 is the best writing I've ever seen in comics.
The cover has been changed from the one you see on Amazon. That picture is seen on the inside cover.
Highly recommended. Roll on Books 3 and 4 (and MACH Zero and MACH 1 while your at it Rebellion ..)

Flesh (Rebellion 2000ad)
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Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980]
Carl Sagan's Cosmos [DVD] [1980]
Dvd ~ Carl Sagan
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £11.29

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Way For To Cosmos To Know Itself, 13 Sept. 2009
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Carl Sagan was one of those rare individuals who could entrall as well as educate. He quite simply broke science out of the cloister of self righteous 'learned' people to involve everyone. His genius was the ability to impart the fundamental truths of the cosmos and science in general, whilst he himself remained grounded and approachable. I was 14 when the 'Cosmos' series was first shown in Ireland, and I was quite simply mesmerised. This very welcome DVD release has the episodes in full, most lasting 1 hour with the updates. Some of the original music score from 1980 has been replaced because of rights issues, but previously unreleased Vangelis music helps soften that blow.

Thoroughly recommended.


Invasion
Invasion
by Pat Mills
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Blast from the Past, 5 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Invasion (Paperback)
There are few opening passages that are as memorable as the first few pages of Invasion, itself the first salvo in the very first issue of 2000AD. Here was a story that seared itself into the conciousness of many a 10 year old - myself included. The air drop of Volgan troops over the BT Tower in London, a nuclear blast, an Angela Rippon lookalike broadcasting the final 'free broadcast' and the assassination of a female politician outside St. Pauls are all within the first few pages, brilliantly rendered by Jesus Blasco. The quality was retained over the next few weeks, but inevitably waned towards the end of the series run just a year later. A superb reminder of what 2000AD was, and could still be.


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