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Ross Noble - Mindblender [DVD]
Ross Noble - Mindblender [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ross Noble
Price: £7.00

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ross Is Back,And Is As Good As Ever, 21 Nov 2013
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You know your in for a great time when,20 minutes into the gig,Ross is still riffing on there being two empty seats in the front row,all of it side splittingly funny,and completely surreal.Soon after were treated to a great rant about the TV show The Voice,one of his best ever,and had me laughing out loud repeatedly.Yet again the guy has delivered a great show full of sublime observations and outrageous tangents.This is yet another display of Ross in commanding form and interacting with the audience as only he can,wait till you get to the part where hes trying to get the crowd to calm down and be quiet,sheer brilliance.

As always Ross serves up some very generous bonus features on the second disc.There is a show from Hammersmith,which runs for 77 minutes and is just as funny as the main concert,including some incredible interaction with an audience member,and an Eddie Izzard impression.Theres A Quiet Word,a 26 minute interview with the great man himself,and 39 minutes of bonus clips from the Mindblender tour.In short then excellent value for money,and as funny as ever.If your a Ross fan like myself,you couldnt ask for more from a DVD.
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Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip [DVD]
Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £5.42

27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks The Part,But Doesnt Sound It, 19 Nov 2013
With Christmas looming,you know there is going to be a new Top Gear DVD on offer,this time fronted by Jeremy and Richard,it serves up all the staples you would want and expect.A precession of exotic cars,Lamborghini,Ferrari,Bugatti,Pagani and Jaguar all get a look in,as,in typical loutish behaviour,the very gruesome twosome,set off on a road trip from Venice,across Italy and into France.Along the way serving up some insane challenges,and deranged races,not to mention some truly stunning scenery.

However there is a problem,at least with the DVD (cant comment on the Blu Ray as I didnt buy that version)the sound quality isnt that good.Its got a hollow,echoy quality to it,from start to finish.I tried it on several players,I normally watch things with the aid of a sound bar,I even turned that off and went back to the TVs speakers,but it didnt improve the quality.It doesnt spoil your enjoyment of the programme,but its a bit much that it was passed for release with such an obvious defect.Perhaps there was a slightly faulty batch,and I just happened to buy one,I intend to return it and get a replacement.I will post the results in the comments section when I do.
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Top Gear - Series 19 and Series 20 Boxset [DVD]
Top Gear - Series 19 and Series 20 Boxset [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Price: £10.30

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth The Wait, 14 Sep 2013
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With series 18 being a no show,well in this country at any rate,its been a while since we had a new series of Top Gear to satisfy our petrol head needs,but the wait has proved worth it,for this double DVD boxset of series 19 and 20,which serves up 13 episodes of Jezza,Hamster and Captain Slow at their best.Unless of course you already own the Great African Adventure DVD,in which case you only get 11 episodes,as you already own two of them,but its still been worth the wait.

Both series are the usual mix of mad stunts and challenges,such as rallying in a Bentley,charging around New Zealand in a hire car,a road trip around Spain in three supercars,Jezza's attempts to make his own small car(the P 45),and the hilarious,and somewhat successful,attempt to turn a Transit van into a hover craft.Theres a new reasonably priced car,along with the usual launch party,and some of the worlds most exotic and expensive Hypercars on view,such as the Pagani Huayra,and the barking mad,but incredible Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.Im puzzled by the 12 certificate however,as with the Great African Adventure,this is because of the language sometimes used,by Jezza and some of the guests in the reasonbaly priced car,but only sometimes.Sometimes its let through,others its beeped out,which doesnt make any sence at all.Either beep it all out,or leave it all in,otherwise its a little stupid.

Its a great boxset however,one that every Top Gear fan is going to love and get hours of enjoyment from,so sit back and enjoy.


Top Gear: The Great African Adventure [DVD]
Top Gear: The Great African Adventure [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Price: £6.50

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Were Looking For The Source Of The Nile.....So Who Had It Last ?, 6 Jun 2013
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Here's £1500 chaps,go and buy a second hand estate car,and then meet up in Uganda.Your mission,should you choose to accept it,find the true source of the river Nile.And so,armed only with their wits,and the usual levels of incompetence,Jezza,Hamster and Captain Slow go blundering about in the hope of going where no motoring show has gone before.

So as you can see its business as usual for the Top Gear Trio,bickering their way across Africa,in three cars totally unsuited for the challenge.But that somehow rise how rise to the occasion,as do the boys themselves.There are plenty of laughs to be had along the way,including,thanks to the 12 certificate,language you wouldn't normally expect(it was beeped out on the BBC),and yes it is Jezza who is responsible.After the widely criticized India Special,this one sees them back on top form,and doing what they do best,Top Gear fans are going to love this one.There are some good deleted scenes,pity there isnt a play all selection,but if that is all I can find to complain about,show you just how good the African Adventure really is.

If anyone thought Top Gear was running out of steam,this proves that its as good as ever.So sit back and enjoy 114 minutes of brilliant entertainment.


Dark Skies [Blu-ray]
Dark Skies [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Keri Russell
Price: £6.40

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where Everyone Has Been Before, 21 May 2013
This review is from: Dark Skies [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
While its a little slow off the mark,the first 30 to 40 minutes of the film are pretty good.It builds a solid enough backdrop for the proceedings,and introduces the main characters well,it even gives the impression of gearing up to be creepy,and keeping you on the edge of your seat,sadly thats about the last thing it does.It plants both its feet firmly in the 'seen it all before' catagory,and proceeds down a path that is well worn and well known to any horror fan.The family terrorized by an alien presence was much better done in Signs,this one just becomes more frantic and cliche ridden the more it goes on,to the point that you just wish it was over.Any atmosphere it manages to create is simply washed away by the pot holes in the story,and the break neck pacing,which leaves nothing explained or explored.

On the plus side it is well acted by the leads,in particular Keri Russell,and I did like the fact that it didn't rely on overloaded,flashy cgi effects,but that doesn't stop it from being a big let down,and failing to deliver any promise it lead you to believe it had.


Johnny Mnemonic [Blu-ray] [1995] [US Import]
Johnny Mnemonic [Blu-ray] [1995] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Henry Rollins

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray Buyer Info, 6 April 2013
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Not going to comment on the film other than to say I love it,for my sins,this is just to let anyone thinking of upgrading their DVD to a Blu Ray know.You will need a region free player to play it on,as the disc is Region A locked.
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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) [Region Free]
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Erica Linz
Price: £24.23

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 15 Mar 2013
I can honestly say nothing has captivated me so quickly as this film,within a few minutes I was hooked and couldn't take my eyes off the screen.There is next to no dialogue,the story is all told visually,and it tells it with style and breathtaking flair.All of the acts are amazing,and almost all seem to defy gravity,from the Wheel of Death,which has to be seen to be believed.To the silk acrobatics,which are an aerial ballet,and are graceful,beautiful and mesmerizing in equal measure.

If,like me,you have never seen the Cirque du Soleli,this film gives you the best possible seat in the house.The clever camera angles and slow motion ensures that you don't miss a thing,even so some sequences need to be watched more than once just to take everything in.These performers really are the best there is at what they do,and what they do is out of this world.The musical accompaniment creates drama and,in some places,an ethereal charm that suits the visuals perfectly.Personally I cant fault this film,its everything I could want,and more besides.


Running Scared [DVD]
Running Scared [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gregory Hines
Price: £7.44

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still A Great Film, 10 Mar 2013
This review is from: Running Scared [DVD] (DVD)
When it first came out back in the 80's,this film was thought of as a failure,it under performed at the box office,and was very quickly forgotten about,except by thoes of us who realized that it was possibly one of the best,if not the best,buddy-cop film every made.The major reason for this is the pairing of Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in the lead roles,on paper it may have looked an odd combination,but on screen there is a genuine rapport between them.They act as the perfect foil for each other,as they bounce neat one liners between them all the way through the film,each is the perfect foil for the other.Joe Pantoliano is first rate as their unwilling sidekick,and even Darlanne Fluegel shines in the role of Billy Crystals characters soon to be ex-wife,despite wearing some truly hideous jumpers.

The whole film moves along at a fair pace under the direction of Peter(Outland,Star Chamber)Hyams,is consistently funny and entertaining,and boasts one of the best car chases ever filmed.Being made well before cgi took over,it looks real because it is,the stuntmen really did earn their money on this one.Apart from the fashions and fads of the day,remember roller boots,the film hasnt really dated that much.Its still fresh and energetic,and is a great tribute to,and way of remembering,the late Gregory Hines.
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The Heavy [DVD]
The Heavy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vinnie Jones
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Surprise, 4 Mar 2013
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This review is from: The Heavy [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this ages ago,and forgot all about it,deliberately I suspect,as the prospect of watching boyband refugee Lee Ryan attempting to act was one I was sure I would find painful.But when I did get round to watching it I got a real shock,because it turned out to be a really good film.The story revolves around two brothers,ex-con Gary Stretch and high flying politician Adrian Paul,their strained relationship,and the contract that appears to have been taken out on Stretch's characters life.I was surprised by the standard of acting as well,which is surprisingly high,Stephen Rea and Christopher Lee are always good,and the rest of the cast seem to have raised their games to match them.Gary Stretch has never been better,and even Vinnie Jones turns in a good performance.The direction is solid enough,the whole thing moves along at a constant pace,and there are some good action sequences as well,the result of which makes for gripping action/thriller.

There are a few problems,the matrix style,slow motion shoot out didn't work for me,and didn't fit within the film.Some of the editing is a little clunky as well,and there is a bit of a gaping hole in the plot,but Im not saying what as it could spoil things.But overall I thought it was a pretty good film and Im glad I bought it,and I will watch it again.As for Lee Ryan,hes not in it that much,and isnt required to do a lot.


2012 Damnation [DVD]
2012 Damnation [DVD]
Dvd ~ Adrian Paul
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £5.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Confusion Than Damnation, 4 Mar 2013
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This review is from: 2012 Damnation [DVD] (DVD)
Known by its original title of Cold Fusion in the rest of the world,this is every inch a b-movie,and the story did intrigue me,to begin with.A UFO is shot down over Russia in the late 1970s,and it is taken to top secret research facility.Jump forward to the present day,the alien technology has been acquired by a mysterious terrorist organisation,who are planning to use it to create the ultimate weapon.So far so good,but sadly it soon descends into a wooly mess,and gets bogged down by its slow pacing,which at one point takes time out to included a lesbianesque lap dancing scene between the two female agents.Add to this some dodgy looking effects,and,shall we say,challenging dialogue,and things are not looking good.

But its not all bad news,the standard of acting is pretty good,though I must say Adrian Paul is wasted in his role,as he has next to nothing to do.Sarah Brown and Michelle Lee,as the female agents,handle their roles well,and look very good in the action sequences.Not so much of a surprise when you realize Sarah Brown is actually a stunt woman,theres no wonder she looks so deadly.When it comes along the action is well staged and,as Ive just said,looks good,there are no car chases or shoots out as such,its all punch ups,but you cant blame the film for playing to its strengths can you.Overall its an average b-movie,but it could have been better with a bit more care and attention in certain departments.


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