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Psycho Drops Killer Million
Psycho Drops Killer Million
Price: £9.95

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haute cuisine noodle recipe, 16 Mar. 2014
Take one chicken and mushroom pot noodle (available at specialist supermarkets and garages countrywide) discard the tiny puddle of inferior quality soy sauce contained within the sachet. Prepare according to the irritatingly matey instructions printed on the side of the pot. Following this, add three drops of Dr.Burnorium's 'Killer Million' preparation. Mix gently with a plastic fork (from the handful you thought you were clever nicking from M and S that time) and rest until the sweet corn is no longer chewy. The heat of this recipe will surprise you. There will of course be those who deride this, declaring that they have to add red diesel or some kind of nerve agent before they are ever truly satisfied, but take it from me the recipe above will warm enough for most.
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Invisible Men
Invisible Men
Offered by rapid17
Price: £10.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Despite all indications to the contrary......, 18 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Invisible Men (Audio CD)
This album is really good. It's not really pop of course, as perhaps it was intended, and I doubt it even has pretensions to rock, but the best of Anthony Phillips' very British sound comes to the fore here with lively, melodic (I really hate that word but it is right here) and free spirited sound. 'Exocet' is a little bit close to the knuckle, but the other tracks are bang on the money. Music for a bunch of slightly whacky 70s Oxbridge types to enjoy on their way to a champagne picnic in 1983. In a VW Beetle. With a bad stereo. Perfect.


About Time [DVD] [2013]
About Time [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Rachel McAdams
Price: £4.90

10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So sorry, but the pixie dust isn't working anymore, 22 Jan. 2014
This review is from: About Time [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
There is no doubt that Richard Curtis has been responsible for some of the very best comedy of the last 30 years. Some of the Working Title productions are wonderful and joyous. I expected something great here, or at least good, but ended up disappointed. The plot had great potential, but it remained potential. A few rather unimaginative uses of time travel raised a brief smile, but nothing remarkable or involving seemed to happen. This film plays as if Curtis felt obliged to explore certain obvious plot scenarios, tick them off, and then tack on something a little more emotional for the last 10 minutes. I am sure there could have been more done with the central plot device - were I intelligent or imaginative enough I would make some suggestions, but I can't - I leave that stuff to the filmmakers, and here they let me down. There is certainly a flavour of Curtis's former greatness, but the characters are neither likeable, nor the script funny enough to really raise the pulse. I feel a little bit like I did after paying for Odeon premier seats to watch Working Title's 'Wimbledon' with Paul Bettany and that American girl whose name I can't now remember: a bit lacklustre. Neither film is awful, but the magic? Well it simply isn't there.
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Madhouse [DVD]
Madhouse [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The poor relation, 17 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Madhouse [DVD] (DVD)
This was the last of the four Vincent Price 'serial killer' films of the early 70s. With a pair of Phibes films and Theatre of Blood going before it, 'Madhouse' had a lot to live up to. It fails rather dismally I am afraid. The ponderous whodunnit of a plot combines with a really poor script to leave the impressive cast doing their level best, but cast adrift in a charmless gore fest. Where the previous films had some wry humour and were delivered with style and pace, this film looks a bit like a TV movie copy, simply designed to cash in. The use of an actor as the main protagonist is clearly lifted from Theatre of Blood, and thus suffers the more dearly by comparison with it. A pale, rather unpleasant spectacle to end a run of otherwise excellent films.


St George's Day [DVD]
St George's Day [DVD]
Dvd ~ Frank Harper
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.80

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unwatchable, 13 Nov. 2013
This review is from: St George's Day [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this film at a supermarket for £3.00. My expectations were not high, but I thought it might pass away a couple of hours in a sort of below par 'lock stock' way. I am afraid that in the event I simply could not watch more than 25 minutes. The scene where Craig Fairbrass and Frank Harper argue in the car is dire and badly acted. The scene with the Russian drug dealers was worse. I gave up. Try this film if you like, perhaps it suddenly improves from minute 26. However I suspect that even in the pantheon of these kind of Brit gangster movies, this one is a real shocker. Shame is that Frank Harper was actually brilliant in 'Lock Stock'. File with all the other DVDs displaying the England flag/hooligans/Essex in the title.


Psycho Juice 70% Ghost Pepper
Psycho Juice 70% Ghost Pepper
Offered by Gifts Direct 2 U Ltd
Price: £7.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best quality sauce, 16 Oct. 2013
The fact is that beneath the rather take it or leave it packaging verbiage, Dr.Burnorium produces some very high quality sauces. This has the earthy flavour of the ghost pepper in spades, and enough natural heat to satisfy all but the rather silly pepper extract brigade. Highly recommended.


Chariots of Fire [DVD] [1981]
Chariots of Fire [DVD] [1981]
Dvd ~ Ben Cross
Price: £3.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Best before December 1981, 16 Oct. 2013
In 1981, this film came as something of a tonic for the United Kingdom. Along with an extraordinary ashes victory and the royal wedding of that summer, the success of 'Chariots of Fire' provided a welcome contrast with the riots and economic difficulties being experienced at that time. More specifically, there was hope expressed that 'Chariots of Fire' would be emblematic of a return to quality filmmaking for the UK film industry. Colin Welland, the screenwriter, announced in his Oscar acceptance speech that "The British are coming". In the event, that resurgence was not to happen for many years.

This failure cannot be blamed on 'Chariots of Fire', of course. Nonetheless, the film cannot be said to have had the positive influence on British filmaking that was once expected of it. The film successfully harnesses historical drama with an electronic soundtrack ('Gallipoli' had done the same) and contains some decent performances by all the leads. Additionally there are some stirring scenes during the races themselves.

However, this film - when extracted from 1981 and contemporary enthusiasm for the film to be successful - is for the most part rather dull. Beset by tiresome characters (particularly Eric Liddle) and an over earnest approach to the plot, the narrative is rather dry, and saved only by the excellent but few slow motion race scenes. There was much to celebrate about this film, not least its Academy Award and the fact that it wasn't 'Confessions of a Windowcleaner', but thirty years on its not that great as entertainment I'm afraid.


Thai Monkey Hot Sauce
Thai Monkey Hot Sauce

5.0 out of 5 stars Teriyaki magic, 1 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Thai Monkey Hot Sauce (Misc.)
This sauce is a mix of teriyaki, peanut, pineapple (subdued taste) and chill. It's good, mild and moreish. Could take the place of HP sauce if properly marketed. That won't happen of course. Or might it? I can't say. I mean it could happen, but it probably won't because of production costs. They would have to think about putting it in a squeezable bottle. Sorry, but I've got time on my hands here.


Up The Chastity Belt [DVD]
Up The Chastity Belt [DVD]
Dvd ~ Frankie Howerd
Price: £10.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful, but the better of the two sequels, 1 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Up The Chastity Belt [DVD] (DVD)
This film starts well, with a good title song and a decent credit sequence. Even the first ten minutes are pretty solid. However, this is all short-lived. Soon enough a rubber 'droopy' lance appears, and is followed by a protracted sequence where a giant magnet is used to disarm an opposing jouster. You get the picture. The story meanders off to the crusades (leaving room for the obligatory party scene and attendant staged wardrobe malfunctions), returns to England, and completely runs out of steam. The contrivance of a camp Robin Hood is done well enough, thanks to the excellent Hugh Paddick, but is done to death in an effort to pad out the action to 85 minutes. The Up Pompeii film is good, the sequels are not. Mind you, I still bought it. More fool me.


Up The Front [DVD]
Up The Front [DVD]
Dvd ~ Frankie Howerd
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: £24.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quick-sand, 29 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Up The Front [DVD] (DVD)
No reason in principle why a thoroughly enjoyable Up Pompeii style comedy should not have transferred well to the first world war, but this film doesn't work. I lay blame at at the feet of a poor script and an obviously very low budget. No one expects blockbuster special effects, that would miss the point, but these poor production values when added to a weak script give the abiding feeling of a once-good idea and mostly talented performers suffering a quick-sand descent into bargain basement oblivion.


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