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Transformers - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD]
Transformers - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shia LaBeouf
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £2.45

71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most entertaining summer blockbusters to date!, 19 Sept. 2007
If you want an action packed movie then look no further, for this is surely one of the most fun films ive seen probably since Independence Day. It does exactly what it promises and delivers more action than the whole Spiderman trilogy put together. The film is about a war between robots on Earth so you'll have to suspend your disbelief for just two hours in order to enjoy. Plus, you'll be surprised how funny it is at the same time, with great supporting acts from John Turturo and Bernie Mac.
In short, this is the quintessential big, loud, dumb summer action movie many of us have been waiting for and is thunderously entertaining. Also loved the last half hour, which is simply non-stop action as a number of city blocks get destroyed while the war wages on between the bots.

The Double disk dvd is also sure to please the fans with bonus features that include:

Disc 1:
- Commentary by Michael Bay

Disc 2:

-- The Story Sparks - Steven Spielberg discusses his love for the
franchise and early concept art for the film. Explores how the
writers adapted the cartoon into a live-action movie and why
Michael Bay is the perfect director for the film.
-- Human Allies - A look at how the actors were selected and their
experiences on the set.
-- I Fight Giant Robots - An exploration of the military training
that Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson underwent for their roles
and the various stunts that the actors were asked to perform.
-- Battleground - A piece on the senior officials from the
Department of Defense and Air Force who consulted on the film
to give it authenticity and the key locations that the U.S.
government provided access to.

-- Rise of the Robots - Explores the interaction between Hasbro
designers and Michael Bay to bring the toy line roaring to life.
-- AUTOBOTS Roll Out - Michael Bay discusses working with Chevy and
its designers and the modifications that were made to the cars
seen in the film.
-- DECEPTICONS Strike - The film's military advisors discuss the
"toys" they allowed the production to borrow: F-22 Raptors,
Ospreys and A-10 Warthogs.
-- Inside the AllSpark - ILM's digital artists discuss the
challenges of bringing the TRANSFORMERS to life.

-- From Script to Sand: The SKORPONOK Desert Attack - An in-depth
look at the making of this particularly epic and challenging
scene from initial storyboarding through production and visual
-- Concepts - Early sketch concepts of the robots.
-- Trailers

VERDICT: Highly recommended film and a worthy looking DVD purchase for the fans - 5 STARS
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Vacancy [DVD] [2007]
Vacancy [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.72

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very tense although a little rushed., 17 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Vacancy [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
The set up for the movie was great. A couple (Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale) rent a room in a creepy motel after an unfortunate breakdown only to find themselves targeted by an unknown gang who seem to be making snuff films in the very same room as the couple are staying in. After this theres banging on doors and chases through underground tunnels as the two protagonists try to survive the night without becoming the next snuff victims.

The first 40 minutes are genuinely creepy and slightly disturbing. After they find the tapes however, the film turns into a chase thriller rather than a horror which it promised in the trailer. Still, at only 80 mins, the film is fast paced and leaves out any gory scenes that most horror films have recently resolved to for scare tactics making this a little gem of a movie in the genre of suspense & horror.

Spider-Man 3 (2 Disc Special Edition) Limited Edition Sleeve Design and Slipcase (Exclusive to [DVD] [2007]
Spider-Man 3 (2 Disc Special Edition) Limited Edition Sleeve Design and Slipcase (Exclusive to [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Tobey Maguire
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £10.84

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Felt like i just watched Batman & Robin., 17 Sept. 2007
I honestly cant see where the $300 million went when making the movie. I hate to be a killjoy but there were just so many things wrong with the movie! No explanation about where Venom (one of the best loved villains in the Spiderman franchise) came from or any sort of background story. The whole subplot of whether Sandman did kill Peter Parker's uncle is just tedious going back and forth. And then we see the 'dark' side of Spiderman...Peter Parker as a dodgy looking goth-like dork, must be the most cringeworthy part of the whole Spiderman trilogy to watch. Kirsten Dunst too didnt help with the singing.

And dont get me started on seeing Spiderman swinging in front of the Americal flag!!

The only good aspects are some of the CG effects (although overused) and a very funny Bruce Campbell cameo. Thats about all there is too recommend. If you want to see a good entertaining film, try 'Transformers'.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2007]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.22

8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ruins the trilogy!!!, 7 Aug. 2007
Probably the biggest disappointment of the summer. Really enjoyed the first and even liked the 2nd but was expecting all the plot holes to be filled in this one. Instead, At Worlds End only created further confusion and if you're expecting an action packed adventure, you'll have to wait for 2 hours before anything actually really happens since the first two hours just spends on boring dialogue that confuses the viewer so much i just gave up trying to follow it. If you rent, then might aswell fast forward to the last 30 mins of the film where there are some nice visuals but apart from that, theres really nothing to recommend. Definitely wont be watching this again.

Them [DVD]
Them [DVD]
Dvd ~ Olivia Bonamy
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.66

53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing!, 28 July 2007
This review is from: Them [DVD] (DVD)
A Great little film which keeps the suspense up throughtout its brief running time and the end makes it all the more disturbing once you find out who ''them'' are and that its based on real events. Bear in mind, if you're after the usual Hollywood horror flick then you might be dissapointed. This film is ultra low-budget with only 2 main actors on screen for most of the time...and it has subtitles since it was made in Romania. However, the suspense is excellent and you cant help but feel sorry for the couple who get terrorised by ''them''. The only reason why i gave this only 3 stars is because it has virtually zero replay value. I cant really see this as entertainment and once you find out tho ''them'' are, it's unlikely you'll want to watch the film again. I advise to rent before you buy.

p.s. One or more reviews here contain major spoilers which really ruin the film for first time viewers.
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The Messengers [DVD]
The Messengers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kristen Stewart
Price: £5.94

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow this was BAD!!!, 28 July 2007
This review is from: The Messengers [DVD] (DVD)
This has to be one of the most boring and pointless movies (together with last years The Return) ever made. Its hard to believe that the makers of The Eye went over to Hollywood and made this pile of crap. Not only is it simply a rip-off countless other horror movies, it doesnt even manage ONE SINGLE SCARE!! If you've seen the trailer then you've seen the best bits. The twist in the end feels like it should have come from another movie and what was the Asian girl ghost doing at the end? Trying to warn the family about the house clearly didnt work. And at 90 minutes long, the actual lame scares only come in in the last 15 minutes of the film.

Verdict: One to never watch again! The one star goes to some decent acting but theres no way it can save this so called 'horror film' from being this lame. Save yourselves the time an money and rent if you must. Otherwise look for elsewhere.

Hostel Part II - Unseen Edition [2007] [DVD]
Hostel Part II - Unseen Edition [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lauren German
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.35

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Goes up a notch from the original., 28 July 2007
Before i say anything, if you dont like this kind of thing and know that you wont gain any entertainment value from watching a so called 'torture porn' film then you've already made up your mind about the film so theres no point in watching it. I hated the first film...most probably because my hopes were way too high after all the hype and all i got was 45 minutes of soft core porn in the 1st act, a 20 minute chase scene at the end as the third act and only about 15 minutes of an actual horror film in the middle. After hearing there was hostel 2 i decided i'd give it a go and see if the filmakers corrected their mistakes. The first thing i noticed was that this film is SICK! The scenes in the bath tub with the first victim hanging upside down and the one involving scissors and a man's private area are definitely not for the faint of heart and will most likely disgust everyone. That aside however, its all pretty standard gore and violence which has all been seen before.

The film takes a similar path to Hostel by concentrating on character development in the first act and is done much better this time round due to much more likeable characters than in the previous film. The lead character is smarter than all three of the guys in the first put together and hence you can defintely feel yourself rooting for her throughout the film. The film follows through with 3 girls meeting a friend on their way to Prague and end up going the same hostel as in the first. And so one by one they get picked off. Also, you get a point of view from 2 men, Stu and Todd (Desperate Housewives' exes Bart and Burgi)who buy the chance to inflict suffering and death in the torture ring away from their civilised lives. This was one feature which definitely added intrigue, especially as Stu is being reluctantly pushed into this by Todd. In the last 30 mins, they meet their victims allowing viewers to get even more sadistic brutality than they bargained for.

Adding a neat little twist at the end that actually works and some decent black humour, the film makes for a more interesting and gripping one than most will expect. Saying that, this will definitely not be to everyone's taste due to some extreme violence and nastiness but for those dissapointed with the first installment may find that this is what Hostel part one should have delivered.

Date Movie [DVD]
Date Movie [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alyson Hannigan
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.22

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So NOT FUNNY it's scary!, 9 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Date Movie [DVD] (DVD)
Ok, let me just start off with saying that this is the 'Date Movie' from hell! I laughed in the first 10 seconds (no joke!) and the rest i wish i could have just walked out of the cinema. God know's why i didn't! The fact that Date Movie comes billed as being from ''2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie'' i think should give ample warning that the humour has simply been reduced to Fat suits and fart noises. Watching this spoof other movies just made me wish i was watching them instead. Please stay away. If you want a good spoof, look elsewhere. Even Scary movie and Not Another Teen Movie are far superior to this pile of trash. Just makes me wonder what the writers were thinking...or smoking when making the movie!

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (2 Disc Special Edition)  [1998] [DVD]
Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (2 Disc Special Edition) [1998] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jason Flemyng
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £9.85

48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film/Good Extras!, 14 Jun. 2006
As you all know, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is one of Britain's best loved films so i wont talk about the movie. The reason for this review is to see whether it is worth buying over the original DVD that was released about 7 years ago. I have both and the only difference is that the new 2 disc edition does have a fair amount of extras that add up to just over an hour. The main 50 minute feature which is the making of.. is very good and often funny to watch with interviews from both 1998 and 2005. Then theres a few trailers and tv spots, an additional 10 mintute featurette that talks about the editing of the movie, an interactive east london map with the films locations, and a very funny if a little immature 2 minute featurette titled 'lock stock and two f**king barrels which just consists of random scenes with all the swear words.

As for the picture and sound quality of the movie, it definitely hasnt improved from the last DVD and unfortunately is still a little poor. Guess we'll just have to wait for the High Definition DVD to come out to get perfect quality.

Undoubtedly, i definitely prefer the newer version even though the extras could have definitely been better, a director's commentary from Guy Richie would have been nice and the picture quality couldve have been better too. Also the featurette that was included in the last DVD isnt present in this one although all the extras on the new one are far better anyway. So if you can get this for under £10 and dont already own the older DVD version then go for it, however to those who already have the old version and are thinking of buying this 2 disc special edition then i personally wouldnt, seeing as an extra £7-10 isnt worth it for the 1 hour of extras provided on this new DVD.
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Wolf Creek (2 Disc Edition) [2005] [DVD]
Wolf Creek (2 Disc Edition) [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Jarratt
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.61

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Funny how directors these days mistake sadistic violence for horror!, 6 May 2006
TO ALL YOU HORROR FANS OUT THERE, AVOID THIS FILM!!! or you'll be in for one hell of a dissapointment. Wolf Creek pretends its 'the scariest film of the year' when in reality its just a (very) poor man's texas chansaw!! The 3 leads were annoying from the start of the film so when the butchery set in, i couldnt care less who got out and who suffered. The style of the film obviously shows how low budget it is. Now, i dont mind if they're low budget, but when all that they are able to offer audiences are just cheap scares and pure sadistic violence then id rather watch something else. So, unless you're into depicting the brutal tracking, torture and mutilation of screaming young women, then look elsewhere. And dont get me wrong, i love a good horror film. Last year's low budget 'The Descent' was a gem which i absolutely loved and have watched it 3 times since. However, in this movie there is NO PURPOSE in the violence it portrays (unless it is a sadistic celebration of pain and cruelty). The choice of horror films out now is huge so choose wisely and go for something good. The remake of the Hills have eyes or The Descent are both well worth a look!

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