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Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say... Poguemahone!!
Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say... Poguemahone!!
Price: 19.75

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New packaging, 5 Nov 2013
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This is great set for the price if you are interested in Pogues ephemera, but do be aware that this 16 quid version is in basic jewelbox packaging. It is nothing like the orginal lush box.
I am happy enough with it but I was a *little* disappointed (if not surprised) when it plopped through my letterbox.


HQRP English Non-Transparent Keyboard Stickers for UK layout with Yellow Lettering on Black Background + Extra Letters for US Keyboard
HQRP English Non-Transparent Keyboard Stickers for UK layout with Yellow Lettering on Black Background + Extra Letters for US Keyboard
Offered by HQRP-UK
Price: 4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely wortless, 5 Nov 2013
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Cheap nasty stickers - made of paper and too small for the keys
The biggest waste of my money ever.
Do not buy under any circumstances


Kid on a Red Chopper Bike: A Ride Through the 1970's
Kid on a Red Chopper Bike: A Ride Through the 1970's
by Tony Beesley
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of balance here, 7 Oct 2012
In the interests of balance, I feel I ought to put forward a view that doesn't come from a pal of the author.
This book could have been good if it had had an editor and a proofreader.But it very obviously had neither, so it isn't.

The first horror to hit you is when you open it to find it is typeset in comic sans.
And it is all downhill from there. Badly constructed, with poor grammar and full of malapropisms and superfluous irrelevances. I had to stop reading about two pages into chapter two. It was like reading something written by an enthusiastic 11 year old for a school essay.
The second star is for the fact that the author's heart is obviously in the right place.
I honestly wanted to like this book but I couldn't. And frankly I don't know how anyone with any discernment could.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [DVD] [1968]
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Dick Van Dyke
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 4.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this edition, 11 Mar 2012
First of all, this is a wonderful film. I am not even remotely suggesting it isn't.
But despite what Amazon says in their description, it is presented in 4.3 apsect and therefore you are only getting half the film for your money.
The 2010 release is the only one currently available which features the proper 2.20:1 aspect ratio

Do not buy this edition.
It is cheap for a reason.
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12V Logitech mm50 Speaker replacement power supply adaptor
12V Logitech mm50 Speaker replacement power supply adaptor
Offered by Digidave
Price: 7.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not-so-cheap and cheerful, 30 Jun 2011
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This item does its job, just about, but it is not very sturdily made and only fits the dock by means of a (too long) adapter.
As there are no alternatives, this is your only option, but it is not a good quality piece of kit. Especially at the price we are asked to pay for it.


Strauss: Elektra [DVD] [2006]
Strauss: Elektra [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Melanie Diener
Price: 24.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A curate's egg, 24 Mar 2010
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Ok, brief and to the point.

This is a pretty averagely put together dvd, though the sound is not more than acceptable - and the first scene is not balanced very well as there are so many disparate voices in it. It is adequately edited and directed for the screen, no more.
And the subtitles are really annoying - they break off in mid sentence and leave the rest hanging in the air at very inappropriate moments.

The production itself is silly. Infantile and dated. It reminds me of David Alden at his worst. Give it up - cross dressing and gratuitious bare breasted nymphettes were tired in 1986, let alone now.
The feather-head-dressed showgirls appearing to herald Elektra's triumphal dance at the end made laugh in mockery at the screen. This is not what Strauss intended.

Von Dohnyani conducts well and the cast are adequate to good, except for Eva Johansson in the title role. She, despite being togged up in an extremely unflattering get up, appearing like a disaffected hoodie hanging about in an urban city centre, is astounding.
I bought this dvd for her performance - having seen a clip on youtube - and from that point of view I was not disappointed.
But there is not much else to really recommend it.
For Ms Johnasson it is a 5 star performance.
For the rest it is a 1-2 star outting. I am splitting the difference.
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Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Aniston
Offered by A2ZSupplies
Price: 88.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars As good as you are likely to get, 4 Feb 2010
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Well, I can't argue with the contents or the packaging - but the picture quality on this set is really not very good.
They have squeezed too much onto each disc so the picture is too compressed and it looks like a VHS transfer - not good.
But I doubt they care enough to master them properly, so go ahead - eat them up.


The Seldom Seen Kid [Abbey Road Live Edition]
The Seldom Seen Kid [Abbey Road Live Edition]
Offered by RFH Global
Price: 12.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gobsmacking, 3 Dec 2009
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I am no great fan of Elbow as a rule.
I don't even really care for the original Seldom Seen Kid so much.
But this live rendition is a bizarre anomily - it is truly inspired and inspiring.
The live versions with the orchestra, choir and audience seem to bring the band to life in a way that the (compartively) drab studio fails to.
High points are 'Starlings' 'The Bones of You' and a take on 'One Day Like This' that so surpasses the original that it has become my favourite piece of music in the world.
Buy without reservation.


Mike Leigh: The BBC Collection [DVD]
Mike Leigh: The BBC Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alison Steadman
Price: 24.80

14 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spoling the ship for a ha'porth of tar, 27 Jun 2009
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While I cannot fault the visual content of this set, and applaud its appearence in good quality picture at last, I must say that the packaging on what is a premium-priced set is very cheap, shoddy and flimsy.

The films are a constant joy - but then if you were considering buying this set you will know that already. What you won't know is that it is packaged as you'd you expect an inexpensive budget release to be.

I expected more from the BBC.
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Original Album Classics (5CD)
Original Album Classics (5CD)
Price: 15.84

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to a point., 3 Mar 2009
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This is a box set containing their first THREE studio albums - all of which are 5 star albums - plus the 5th and 7th, which aren't really.
It doesn't include their 4th studio record - the last 5 star record they made, Dream Police - or the fabulous live album At Budokan.
But then most people will have those two anyway. If you haven't, then buy those before you buy this. But then buy this.
You won't play All Shook Up or Next Position Please very much - certainly not next to the other three here - but for the price this set is a steal.


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