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Rossini: La Donna del Lago (Blu-Ray) [2015]
Rossini: La Donna del Lago (Blu-Ray) [2015]
Dvd ~ Juan Diego Florez, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus / Michele Mariotti, production: Paul Curran Joyce DiDonato
Price: £16.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Musical tour de force, 20 July 2016
A more or less traditional staging, with superb cast, the top 5 in the cast billing are impeccable, especially in the intricate ensemble vocal fireworks. One of Rossini's most complex scores brought to brilliant life by Mariottu and the Met orchestra and chorus. Highly recommended even for those who are not huge Rossini fans (I'm not and I loved this).


Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Bayreuther Festspiele (Boulez) [DVD] [2005]
Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Bayreuther Festspiele (Boulez) [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Heinz Zednik
Price: £64.99

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, 25 Jun. 2016
Just before I say anything else, this is an astounding production. In all respects, musically, and production superb. Singers are amazing. However whilst it is in my top two favourites, it's beaten into second in terms of watching it via the DVD/TV medium because Kupfer's production (which I've also reviewed) has more impact, it might be personal, because of Wotan. Kupfer/Barenboim have John Tomlinson, he is the best Wotan I have heard or seen. The picture and sound quality of his Chereau/Boulez one is ok, but it is reduced to 4:3 aspect ratio. The Kupfer one is in widescreen 16:9 so on screen the latter makes the bigger visual impact especially given the innovative concepts which add to the drama withiut changing the story. But people who like something less modernist will prefer Chereau's interpretation and it's certainly much more grand opera.


T Key Square Drive
T Key Square Drive
Offered by DUEL SECURITY AND HARDWARE
Price: £2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed, 18 Jun. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: T Key Square Drive (Misc.)
The previous one I had of these T keys was made of hard plastic, which after a few uses wore out. Leaving me with no access to the meter cupboard. Glad I bought this metal one, the slightly bigger handle and more durable material makes light work of those awkward square locks. Delivery was very prompt too.


Command 17091CLR-V Medium Hooks - Purely Purple
Command 17091CLR-V Medium Hooks - Purely Purple

5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 8 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
So far so good, I've used one as key holder, attached to the side of a hallway sideboard (well away from front door/letterbox I hasten to add) which has held on fine with heavy set of jangly keys and fobs. The other is on the door in the bathroom to hook bathrobes on .. That has also held on well. The adhesive and hook are very easy to apply. It comes with two spare adhesive strips (four strips in total when bought). If anything changes I'll update the review.


NEW PACK OF 12 CEDAR WOOD BALLS NATURAL MOTH REPELLENT PMS
NEW PACK OF 12 CEDAR WOOD BALLS NATURAL MOTH REPELLENT PMS
Offered by honestyismypolicy
Price: £4.36

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 7 Jun. 2016
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I don't know if it's the batch I got or if that's how they all are, the smell is almost non existent and even the tiny moths are undeterred. I tried rubbing the mothballs as recommended but the fragrance isn't any stronger after that, also they are really very small, so you don't get much for your money


The Big Short
The Big Short
Dvd
Price: £4.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterclass, 5 Jun. 2016
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This review is from: The Big Short (Amazon Video)
This is a masterclass in turning a subject that would bore the pants off most people, into a human drama which keeps you at the edge of your seat throughout.


Igenix IG3202BL 2-Slice Toaster, Black/Polished Stainless Steel
Igenix IG3202BL 2-Slice Toaster, Black/Polished Stainless Steel
Offered by Capital Stores
Price: £25.04

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it, 3 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Difficult to find something wrong with this toaster. It's light, looks good and has nice clean edges so it fits into regular shaped spaces even if you have a busy kitchen worktop. Just had to do one thing before using it, and that was to set it on level 4 and let it go through the warm-up and pop-up cycle to get rid of any residuals from factory. The instructions do say that as well. Other than that it is very standard in functions to other toasters. The outside remains coolish to touch even when in operation. I found that the heat/time level settings are more generous than the previous toaster, so be careful first time you use it you don't burn your bread! It's really good for Bagels too, the slot is wide enough for that and also has enough clearance to not let the top of the bread to stick out. Obviously I can't vouch for non standard shaped slices. At the time of writing this it is showing as unavailable on Amazon so I'm not sure what the price will be when it comes back in stock, so I can't comment on the value for money at this time. I'm assuming from the functions (defrost, reheat and cancel buttons) that it's a mid-price one - a bit better than basic on/off budget toasters.


Out Of The Blue - Live At Wembley [Blu-ray] [2015]
Out Of The Blue - Live At Wembley [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Electric Light Orchestra
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £8.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection of concert videos, 28 May 2016
Received as a gift last Christmas. Just got round to viewing. As an anthology of the best years of ELO this DVD is great - I call it DVD rather bluray because it's SD bluray so there has been no attempt to improve the quality of the video in any way, it's pretty poor in parts even for standard definition. The sound is patchy even with the HD audio, presumably because of the quality of the original live recording. Nevertheless the excitement that the gigs produced is there, the crowds loved them and they were a huge superstar group. Brilliant musicians. Some may be disappointed but I'm glad I have it. It's a good collection spanning a few years during the 70s. Concluding with 1979 music video of the album .. Quite ahead of its time


Spectre
Spectre
Dvd
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 28 May 2016
This review is from: Spectre (Amazon Video)
Watched this on Amazon instant video.

A classic starting sequence, timed with the drum beats of the infectious soundtrack: sets the movie off to a thrilling start and doesn't let up. This has to best of the Craig Bond movies with a superstar cast to boot. Superb entertainment.


Ant-Man [Blu-ray]
Ant-Man [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Paul Rudd
Price: £13.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how to entertain, 28 May 2016
This review is from: Ant-Man [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Great script, witty characters across the board, a loveable flawed hero, well timed comedy, classic super hero from the best period of Marvel comics. This is gold, and doesn't disminish with repeat viewing.


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