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Lilya 4-Ever [DVD]
Lilya 4-Ever [DVD]
Dvd ~ Oksana Akinshina
Offered by fabfilmfactory
Price: 24.73

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unremittingly depressing, 20 April 2008
This review is from: Lilya 4-Ever [DVD] (DVD)
Well, OK, we all know that parental neglect, pimping, child prostitution and violence, exploitation, drug addiction and child suicide go on, especially in connection with the former Soviet Union and this, I presume, is exactly what it looks like. If you wish to stare the worst this old world has to offer straight in the face, and say "bring it on" - then go for this film. But i warn you, its probably the most depressing film you will ever watch.

If not, just keep the imagination in your mind, and avoid films like this which portray the reality in such stark terms.
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The Milk-Eyed Mender
The Milk-Eyed Mender
Price: 11.07

4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good songs marred by excruciating vocals, 28 Aug 2007
This review is from: The Milk-Eyed Mender (Audio CD)
Dont let the reviews below fool you! This album is a collection of quite nice little songs - nothing outstanding, but pleasant and well structured, although maybe a bit amateurishly produced.

But the VOCALS!! Appalling - her voice sounds like a particularly serious cat fight! And it goes ON and ON and ON. She has no talent at all in this direction. You have to have a particularly masochistic streak or a weird predilection for the bloomin awful to be able to listen for more than one track,despite the good harp playing.
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Breakfast At Tiffany's [DVD] [1961]
Breakfast At Tiffany's [DVD] [1961]
Dvd ~ Audrey Hepburn
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 3.95

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing period piece, 21 Aug 2007
I do acknowledge that this is rated as a classic, but after watching it I was really at a loss to explain why.. It manages to cram about half-an-hours worthwhile plot into its 109 minutes. Apart from that it's just largely unfunny froth, with a terribly cod Japanese impression from Mickey Rooney as the nadir of the non-humour.

The remainder is just glib "cool and trendy" patter, interspersed with early 60's party shots, documenting the parties we are supposed to wish we'd gone to...

It manages one touching moment at the finish, when Audrey Hepburn finds her cat which she has booted out of the car five minutes earlier - the rest is trite, vapid and forgettable.

After about an hour I was yawning, and that is about the only final summary I can give this film.
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Olympus X-705 Digital Camera [5MP, 2.8x Optical Zoom]
Olympus X-705 Digital Camera [5MP, 2.8x Optical Zoom]

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars X705 - nice camera but has some drawbacks, 20 Jan 2006
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Nice, lightweight and very compact little digital - We have taken some good shots with this but there are a few drawbacks.

One - It has no viewfinder - I was aware of this when buying but find the small screen surprisingly more difficult to get used than i'd expected.

Two - There is sometimes a very long delay between pressing the button and the camera actually taking the shot.

Three - it gobbles batteries - you will get through conventional AA's in 10 to 20 shots unless you switch flash off permanently - this camera demands Li Ion batteries

Four - It does not have sound/voice recording - despite what the Amazon specification paragraph above tells you!

Five - (less importantly)- it comes with no case at all as standard not even a little fabric drawstring bag as other rival brands do.

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