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Verbatim 52115 Classic A B22 10 Watt LED Bulb - Warm White
Verbatim 52115 Classic A B22 10 Watt LED Bulb - Warm White
Offered by Maplin_Webdeals
Price: 17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These bulbs are worth the outlay, 25 July 2014
I decided on LED bulbs for several reasons. They provide instant light with a much lower usage of electricity; unlike the bulbs they replaced these are totally ‘cool’ operation so they don't heat up a room. The colour execution is first-rate and they are environmentally friendly. The lamps feel and look well-constructed and operate effortlessly. The only real drawback is the initial outlay. That said they work so well and total cost was investment in lower electricity bills and highly recommend them.


Galt Toys First Book
Galt Toys First Book
Price: 7.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely edition, 24 July 2014
This review is from: Galt Toys First Book (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A book that engages a baby’s senses in terms of touch, visual cues and sounds. This is a rather nice and colourful book, with varying types of texture. The book is machine washable, so any little accidents can be cleaned up nicely. It has the agreeable feature that this activity book can be hung on the side of the crib or used while being held. Each page, of the book, has its own activity so that baby can explore this lovely edition.


Ambi Toys  Twin Rattle
Ambi Toys Twin Rattle
Price: 4.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very bright and cheerful rattle, 24 July 2014
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This is a very bright and cheerful rattle. Its size and shape lends itself to being very tactile. A rattle that should keep any baby occupied for at least a short well.


Disney Princess Aurora Toddler Doll
Disney Princess Aurora Toddler Doll
Price: 17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Princess Aurora is a treasure, 24 July 2014
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This is a rather pretty and attractive doll that has been dressed well. As another reviewer has mentioned this doll is meant for the younger child to hold and play with. There is good combination with the dress and tiara and result is just lovely. In short this is a well presented doll of Princess Aurora and is very keenly priced compared to shops on the high street. As another reviewer has commented this is nice doll for the younger child to hold and play with.


Fright Night [DVD]
Fright Night [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Sarandon
Offered by CMS MEDIA UK
Price: 4.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much of the film's success is due to Chris Sarandon who plays Jerry Dandrige, 23 July 2014
This review is from: Fright Night [DVD] (DVD)
The film's scheme follows young Charley Brewster who accidentally discovers that his next-door neighbour, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. When no one believes him, Charley decides to get Peter Vincent, a Vampire TV show host, to try and stop Jerry and that is when the fun really begins. Jerry Dandrige played by Chris Sarandon plays his character with real relish in his many-sided performance, so very well, from the debonair bachelor, seducer and blood sucking monster. A pretty funny film, which I believe has stood the test of time.


Disney Princess Snow White Toddler Doll
Disney Princess Snow White Toddler Doll
Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, 21 July 2014
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A rather nicely done and attractive doll, for the younger child. As another reviewer has commented this a nice doll for the younger child to hold and play with. The dress and corresponding tiara are just lovely. In short a well presented doll of Snow White and is very keenly priced compared to shops on the high street.


Under The Skin [Blu-ray] [2014]
Under The Skin [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Scarlett Johansson
Price: 17.26

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Captivating, 19 July 2014
SPOILER ALERT

This is a film that has taken nearly 10 years for Director Jonathan Glazer to bring to the big screen, and had Glazer and his crew guerrilla filming north of the Scottish border. The story of Scarlett Johansson's extra-terrestrial entity begins with an enigmatic "birth" sequence from another dimension or other-world. The alien is then transported to Scotland's grey, rainy streets of what appears to be Glasgow and it - she - has a minder or a `familiar' for back-up support, he wears made-to-measure leathers and rides a Ducati 848 motorbike. He acquires for her a dead human girl salvaged from the roadside. Or perhaps this is another expired alien whose shape is being reused? Whatever the case may be, our alien is soon up and running in her white Ford Transit. The alien has one single minded purpose, to sexually entice wide-eyed males who can't trust to their good luck and are quite right not to do so.

For me Johansson is nothing short of hypnotic in the role as the alien and plays it so very well. There is so little vocal narrative; there are snatches of isolated dialogue. Yet there is a discernable narrative to follow - we see this through the eyes of the alien and a montage of ominous images. The scenes where her would be victims are taken (and finally processed) are amazing and chilling. All the buildings she uses, as portals to her lair, are derelict and in decay - and yet her unwitting victims follow her into the black void. Then of course is the film's extraordinary score, by Mica Levi, which furnishes our predatory alien with her three-note Siren's call. Here then is a real marriage between Levi's score and celluloid. For me this is a captivating film, but a divisive film that is not for everyone's tastes.


SanDisk SDSSDXPS-480G-G25 480GB Extreme PRO SATA III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
SanDisk SDSSDXPS-480G-G25 480GB Extreme PRO SATA III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
Price: 251.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This SSD is fast performer at SATA3 (6G) speeds, 18 July 2014
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While looking at this SSD from the outside, due to its dull exterior person may think that this drive isn't anything special. However, this offering from SanDisk is as good as it gets at the time of writing this review; it is marked improvement over the older SATA2 SSD. This SSD is fast performer at SATA3 (6G) speeds. You get read/write speeds for multitasking, gaming, or reassigning large files. The case is made from robust aluminium, and should protect against shocks and vibrations. A nice and useful touch is that the SATA connectors also give a nice reassuring *CLICK* and lock into place with SATA cables that have metal clasps. As with most SSDs you will have the added benefits of quick boot-ups and shutdowns compared to a mechanical drive. Also an SSD will, by and large be cooler, quieter, and more energy-efficient than traditional hard drives. The Performance for this drive is excellent, however, in order to exploit its performance advantages you will need to utilize a motherboard with SATA3 (6G) connectors, something in the range of Intel's native SATA3 controller (Z68/Z77/X79/Z87). Another good thing going for this drive is that it introduces innovations such as low latency write buffer called nCache that uses some of the spare area of the drive to boost performance. With this drive you get a good 5 year warranty - which should give some piece of mind, this then is SSD that would work well in refurbished old build PC, new build PC or NAS storage.


Medical Sciences at a Glance
Medical Sciences at a Glance
by Michael D. Randall
Edition: Paperback
Price: 26.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summarizing key facts and concepts in a comprehensive fashion, 18 July 2014
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This edition is similar to other ‘at a Glance’ books in so far as you get a format that works, in terms of its use of succinct text with pictorials, illustrations, tables and the useful contents of the on-line web site. For those students who may have done ‘A’ levels in mathematics, physics and chemistry - and no discernable higher qualification in biology or Human biology for that matter - this text is an essential primer in this respect, as it not only ‘bridges’ the gap between ‘A’ levels and the medical degree but gives a good foundation stone for the topics to be tackled. This is a book that lends itself to help not only to the medical student, but to other clinical career pathways such pharmacology, bioengineering, aetiology, dietetics and other medically related fields of undergraduate study.


Logan's Run Blu-Ray
Logan's Run Blu-Ray
Dvd ~ Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter, Michael York Roscoe Lee Browne
Offered by PurpleBix DVDs
Price: 17.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A frightening future dystopia, 18 July 2014
This review is from: Logan's Run Blu-Ray (Blu-ray)
Many aspects of Nolan and Johnson's brilliant novel were significantly altered for the blockbuster film. You have Michael York's Logan 5 (not Logan 3) hero and his Sandman comrade, Francis (Richard Jordan) - who became a persistent enemy and Agent of the State instead of a secret aide to the Runners - as in the book. Also, the Sleep Shops (very reminiscent Soylent Green) were replaced with the strange but impressive public spectacle of Carousel, a festival in which those aged thirty (not twenty-one) would be blown up before the eyes of excited crowds who believed that the doomed were actually being "renewed" (reincarnated).
Instead of aging the film and thus interpreting it not relevant by 2014, the disco-era visualization of Logan's Run - the atmosphere of hedonism and consumerism continue to ably support the instructive narrative. The film is glittering, sexy abundantly rich in neon and mini-skirts - which originally helped to define the City of Domes culture in terms of a styled self-centeredness. However, in the 21st century and the narcissistic - driven Age of the likes of certain forms of social media and Facebook this then looks rather antiquated by comparison. Therefore in 2014 viewers can still easily and directly identify the City of Dome dwellers as a proxy for "for us".
The general setting from the book to the movie changed. In Logan's Run, the movie, a nuclear war rather than a "Little War" hastened the construction of the City of Domes, meaning that the world outside the City was almost entirely destroyed/contaminated -post-apocalyptic rather than merely futuristic. There is no old Man (Peter Ustinov) character in the novel. The juxtaposition here is that with age there might come wisdom? Plus he is cat friendly which is always a good thing. Perhaps the most significant change in the movie was that there was no real Sanctuary there was no place of safety and peace for the runners. Instead, Sanctuary was just a myth. In a way the best facet of Logan's Run is indeed the film's capability to build in the viewer's imagination a believable and frightening future dystopia - that said the city overview at the start of the film looks dated in its special effects.
Those who watch Logan's Run and disparage it as tacky or dated have missed the point - in the world it so self-assuredly creates. The film for all its absurdity and lack of CGI special effects shows us what might happen to a society that finally turns inward; becoming obsessed with youth, beauty and self-indulgence at the expense of everything else.


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