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MediaDevil Magicscreen Screen Protector: Privacy - Apple iPod Touch 2nd Generation / 3rd Generation - (1 x Screen Protector)
MediaDevil Magicscreen Screen Protector: Privacy - Apple iPod Touch 2nd Generation / 3rd Generation - (1 x Screen Protector)
Offered by MediaDevil
Price: £19.97

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Customer service excellent, screen protecter dissapointing, 17 Aug 2012
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First of all I would like to praise the customer service of the seller. It arrived 24 hours after order, an e-mail was received with a video link on how to apply & there was even a couple of sweets in the envelope!! The price also was not too bad.

However I was a little dissapointed with the protector. Whilst it does provide some privacy, no matter what angle you look at it it looks as though your screen is dirty. Had to remove it after less than half an hour, I couldn't stand it it was a strain to see through it.


Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Dvd ~ Gillian Anderson
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £11.10

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: GREAT EXPECTATIONS US BLU-RAY, 14 April 2012
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Please be aware that the product is NOT multi-region. It is locked to region A therefore playback in the UK is not possible.


American Pie 1 - 3 Box Set (with Digital Copies) [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
American Pie 1 - 3 Box Set (with Digital Copies) [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jason Biggs
Price: £12.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars American Pie Trilogy blu-ray review, 18 Mar 2012
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Just wanted to point out the features of the blu-ray editions rather than the films themselves so here goes:

The picture quality of these films are noticeably stronger than the dvd's but aren't exactly reference quality. However it's difficult to imagine how the films could ever look better. They could have been worse. For the cheap price I was expecting a poor transfer but was pleasantly surprised.

Each film comes in it's own standard sized blu-ray case housed in a outer box. Artworks looks a little plain really but isn't important.

There are a few extras presented on each disc too such as deleted scenes, outtakes, a look at the next installment and digital copies & although there is no mention on the cases or disc each film has it's unrated edition but NOT the theatrical/edited version.


War Horse [DVD] [2011]
War Horse [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Irvine
Offered by 101Trading
Price: £6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Steven, Spielberg back on best form!!, 17 Feb 2012
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This review is from: War Horse [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo (which was narrated by the horse) and the following stage production, War Horse tells the story of Joey and his young owner Albert as their lives are changed by the conflict in Europe. When Albert's father can no longer afford to keep his farm he is left with little choice but to sell his son's Horse to the cavalry. As Albert is too young to enlist he cannot go to take care of his beloved Joey who throughout the film often changes hands between the English, Germans & an elderly Franch man and his Grandaughter before finding himself alone in no mans land. When Albert comes of age he joins the war effort, looking for Joey - his miracle horse. Both Albert & Joey are subjected to great dangers during their experience and the film often takes on a darker tone than your average family film. Both Humans & Horses are killed & injured and there are scenes of war, abuse and cruelty that aren't suitable for the younger viewer.

Deeply emotional at times, the film I think has some of Spielberg's best directed scenes, look out for the scene with Joey escaping in no mans land as bombs explode around him as he tries to jump through the barbed wire & the Somme battle scene involving Albert. Stunning. In typical Spielberg fashion the film pulls on the heart strings, even more because real Horses are used & not CGI animation which gives it that sense of realism. And full credit for deciding to ditch the Horse narrator of the novel for a more realistic story that makes the film more accessible to older children and adults.

Definitely worth watching. 5/5.


The Iron Lady [DVD]
The Iron Lady [DVD]
Dvd ~ Meryl Streep
Price: £3.00

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance, stilted narrative, 17 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Iron Lady [DVD] (DVD)
Whilst no-one can take away the spine tingling portrayal of Streep's Thatcher being one of the best performance's of the year, the problem with The Iron Lady is really the script. The film shifts between Thatcher in the 2000's, senile, frail and old and the Thatcher we have all seen of the 1970's-1990's, strong willed & sometimes controversial. Events such as the Hotel bombing & clashes with the IRA, party turmoil, the Falkland conflict, etc are covered albeit often briefly before quickly moving onto the next "flashback". For me the film spends way too much time with the elderly Thatcher talking to her deceased/imagined husband Dennis (Jim Broadbent) before looking back at an older event in her life. These events just don't seem to be stiched together all that well which let's the film down somewhat.

Not a bad film, but carried by it's star's uncannily accurate performance. Worth a rental.


The Artist [DVD]
The Artist [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jean Dujardin
Price: £5.68

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars b&w, silent, not 3d. Yet easily one of the best films of the year!, 17 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Artist [DVD] (DVD)
In an age of digital bluescreen special effects and uneccesary & often gimicky 3d "The Artist" almost seems like a breath of fresh air, despite it's format being over 80 years old!!

Set in the late 1920's in the growing dominance of cinema as the new entertainment, silent movie star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is the biggest star of the day. At the premiere of his latest blockbuster he has a chance encounter with an aspiring young actress called Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo). Over the next two years Miller becomes the hottest leading lady in Cinema and the future looks bright for both of our leads. That is until the age of silent movies comes to a rather sudden end as talkies become the new sensation. Whilst Peppy Miller embraces the new change, George Valentin is reluctant, passing it off as a fad he goes on to finance his own blockbuster silent movie, but with his new film being released on the same day as Miller's hotly anticipated first talkie and his financial situation looking bleak following the 1929 market crash, George has to face a very difficult future with a far different life to the one he was living before the introduction of sound.

The Artist may not be everyone's cup of tea. If you can't stand the idea of an almost completely silent movie (except for the music score & 2 brief scenes with sound) then you probably won't get anything from this film. For lover's of old cinema, particularly feel good romantic drama-comedies with a cute sidekick dog that steals almost every scene then look no further! Jean Dujardin puts in an incredibly moving performance as we see his character's fortunes change throughout the movie, it takes a certain kind of skill to hold a 21st century viewer's attention without actually hearing his voice but you really get pulled in by his performance. For me it was this performance that made the film so special.

Whilst I don't think The Artist will signal a complete revival of the old ways of cinema, it's a reminder to the younger generations that you can still make a brilliant film, without colour, widescreen, 3d & even sound as long as you have a cracking story and a perfect cast. And this film definitely has that.


My Week with Marilyn [DVD]
My Week with Marilyn [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michelle Williams
Price: £4.00

41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting drama based on an assistant director's brief encounter with a Hollywood icon, 1 Dec 2011
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This review is from: My Week with Marilyn [DVD] (DVD)
It's the summer of 1956 & the world's most famous film star Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) is in Britain shooting The Prince and The Showgirl [DVD] [1957]. After constantly fluffing her lines due to her not understanding her screen character it seems everyone has lost patience with her, including Director/Actor Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). Also her new husband Arthur Miller has gone back home to the US following a row leaving Marilyn feeling alone.

Colin Clark is a 23 year old starstruck 3rd Assistant Director on his first job in the film industry. The 2 become close as Monroe trusts Clark's honesty towards her & he helps her to overcome the pressure of her work.

Instead of the usual biopic formula that serms to be popular in Hollywood these days this film simply focuses on a brief period in Monroe's life. By keeping to one story though it does give the film a chance to develop better instead of racing through events but some may find the film uninteresting as there are far more important stories of Monroe to tell & there is debate to exactly how much of Clark's diaries are really true. However I feel the film accurately shows us a side of Marilyn many people may not have seen before. For example, what is Marilyn Monroe like when she's not being Marilyn Monroe? Michelle Williams portrays her as a vulnerable film star desperate to become a great Actress but struggling to live up to expectations of her. In one scene when talking about her 3 marriages she tells Clark that men want to be with Marilyn Monroe but run away when they realise she isn't her. In the privacy of her country home she is lonely & sad, drinking & taking pills to escape her inner demons. When in public she 'becomes' Monroe, flirting & smiling with her fans & playing to the camera's.

Williams captures the essence of Monroe in both her public & private life exceedingly well. It will be no surprise if this performance gets her a third academy award nomination in 2012. She even sings too! Branagh does a good job of impersonating Olivier. There is also decent support from veteran Judi Dench & rising star Emma Watson as well as Zoe Wanamaker (TV's My Family) as Marilyn's acting coach Paula Strasberg who on more than one occasion annoys Director Olivier! Little known Eddie Redmayne takes on the task of not being overshadowed by the much more famous cast around him & is more than adequate in his starting role as Colin Clark.

Whilst at times feeling like a TV drama rather than a theatrical movie (which is no bad thing) this film is definitely worth a watch. I have a feeling it might play better on the small screen as opposed to an evening at the local cinema but is worth a look if only for the performance by oscar worthy Michelle Williams.


Speak Now World Tour [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Speak Now World Tour [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Taylor Swift
Price: £19.99

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray only, no CD!!, 25 Nov 2011
Just wanted to point out that despite amazon's listing as 2 discs (blu-ray+cd), there is no CD with this. The blu ray is housed in a slim blu ray case with a photo booklet. Quality of image & sound is decent. Current price of £17.99 is a little high though.

Tracklist:

1. Sparks Fly
2. Mine
3. Story of Us
4. Our Song
5. Mean
6. Back to December
7. Better Than Revenge
8. Speak Now
9. Fearless
10. Last Kiss
11. Drops of Jupiter
12. You Belong With Me
13. Dear John
14. Enchanted
15. Haunted
16. Long Live
17. Fifteen
18. Love Story

Bonus Features:

Home Movies
Rehearsals Of The Speak Now World Tour
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Meek's Cutoff [DVD] [2010]
Meek's Cutoff [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Michelle Williams
Price: £6.00

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Like watching paint dry... in slow motion, 9 Sep 2011
This review is from: Meek's Cutoff [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
My understanding of the film based on the reviews here on Amazon was that it is not an action packed western. So I was prepared for a slow, character driven flick that maybe wouldn't be to everyone's taste but not every film has to have action to be interesting. After all, there are 7 qoutes & star ratings on the case that make out it's a masterpiece. So I gave Meek's Cutoff a fair chance.

The story involves a group of pioneers setting out on the Oregon trail, but getting lost along the way. This is established in the opening couple of mins & from there on we basically just see shots of wagons moving across a landscape slowly & mumbled conversations. I was prepared for a slow film but 98 mins of Meek's Cutoff was slower than I ever anticipated.

This film could have been much more. The pioneers who first travelled west faced many dangers & their stories are often overlooked. It just needed more of a story. Most the time there isn't anything happening at all. No dialogue, no movement. Just a cinematographer capturing the stunning landscapes & sunsets of the American west, followed by a mumbled conversation around a fire then a longer than necessary shot of a wagon rolling along the plains & people walking. Then the same again & again & again.

Just a 2 out of 5 score for me.


James Dean/Marilyn Monroe [DVD]
James Dean/Marilyn Monroe [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Dean
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars James Dean / Marilyn Monroe documentary review, 2 July 2011
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Not really sure why 2 reviews of the buzzcocks have appeared on this page (James Dean/Marilyn Monroe) but my review relates to the double dvd documentarys of James Dean & Marilyn Monroe. If this review appears on the buzzcocks dvd page please forgive me there must be some kind of amazon error!

Disc 1 is a 37 minute old documentary about James Dean. The dvd appears to be poorly put together as chapter marks are in the middle of people talking, including one 5 seconds before the end! The picture is not great quality & neither is the documentary.

Disc 2 of Marilyn Monroe is far worse. It's just trailers of Monroe films with the occasional short newsreel footage. That's it. Nothing more.

My advice, save your time & money. Not even worth 20p!!


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