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Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD]
Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Llewelyn
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'They've been naughty boys, haven't they Mr. Flibble?', 11 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Red Dwarf: Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
Red Dwarf V is often called by fans the strongest series of Red Dwarf and I am no exception. All of the characters are at their peaks with Rimmer having at least some physical presence in three episodes and Lister is at his most active.

Holoship:

A worthy follow up to 'Camille' from Series Four and Rimmer is in stark contrast to the callous, genocidal general from the previous episode 'Meltdown.' 4/5

The Inqusitor:

I find similarities with this episode and 'Justice' from the previous series which is no bad thing. It is ironic that Lister and Kryten are to be erased and Rimmer and Cat are to be spared. 3.5/5

Terrorform:

Another philopshical episode with fantastic scenery. The 'Taranshula' scene is hilarious and the Cat's face throughout make it worth while watching. 3.5/5

Quarantine:

My favourite episode of Red Dwarf. It is tightly scripted and hilarious. The penguin puppet known as Flibble could have had his on spin off series. 5/5

Demons and Angels:

My second favourite episode. This is just extraordinary because of its premise and te contrast of characters. The 'Highs' are positive and stupid whereas the 'Lows' are despicable and stupid which make our Dwarfers like saints. 5/5

Back to Reality:

A somewhat overrated episode. Named as the best episode of Red Dwarf. Try looking at the previous two episodes for better quality and humour as this episode seems too surreal. I think this episode is okay but not the nugget people call it. 4/5

Overrall, I believe this to be the strongest series of Red Dwarf as there is a great diversity of episodes and the characters are at their funniest. It is worth five stars for Flibble alone.


Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang [1977] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Talons Of Weng Chiang [1977] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £14.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising, 23 Aug. 2007
Without a shadow of a doubt 'The Talons of Weng Chiang' is my favourite Doctor Who story.

The plot is suspensful and dark, the ingredients a perfect Doctor Who story must have. This story has everything and here are five reasons why;

1. The Fourth Doctor (my favourite Doctor). The apperance of the Doctor in this story is refreshing and a nice change from the scarf. Obviously inspired by Sherlock Holmes, the Doctor wears a deerstalker hat. The Doctor even fires a gun as well.

2. Leela (my third favourite compainon after Nyssa and Sarah Jane) is in fine form. In fact, the scene in which Leela surprises Litefoot without table manners is delightful.

3. Robert Holmes writing. Holmes captures the atmosphere of late Victorian London perfectly. It is a co-incidance that the writer shares his surname with a certain fictional Victorian hero.

4. Philip Hinchcliffe producing. Hinchcliffe's era is called the golden age of Doctor Who and is easy to see why. It is unfortunate that the inconsiderate Mary Whitehouse made the series tone down in the Graham Williams era.

5. A tragic villain and marvellous supporting characters. The character of Greel is tragic because his whole operation consumes him as he falls victim to his organic distillation machine. The supporting characters are admirable too. Jago and Litefoot are among the greatest allies the Doctor has worked with. And the scene where Jago admits he is a coward is a poignant scene.

Overall, this masterpiece deserves a place in your DVD collection and that is even without mentioning the useful extras and great restoration.


Doctor Who - Series 3 Vol. 4 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 3 Vol. 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
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9 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars What has happened to the Master?, 26 July 2007
The infamous finale of the revived Doctor Who, Series 3 will always remembered for the overt and cringe worthy humour in which many episodes of the revived series had but amplify it. I will not go into detail about the episodes as it may have been done in other reviews.

Utopia: A good old fashioned Doctor Who episode. Derek Jacobi's portrayal of Proffessor Yana/ the Fifth Master is excellent and kept many fans rivited to their seats. The future setting is handled brilliantly but Captain Jack annoys me. Okay considering it followed 'Blink'. 7/10

The Sound of Drums: The second part in this serial. Again this episode is okay but nothing special as the Human Nature two parter was. John Simms' Master is actually quite tame in The Sound of Drums however, he breaks into an cringeworthy dance into which an aged David Tennant looks confused; after all, can you blame him? (I must admit the cliffhanger was O.K.) 5/10

The Last of the Time Lords: When I originally watched this I thought: 'What the hell was that?' Martha walked the entire Earth in just a year, the Doctor got turned into Dobby from Harry Potter (not saying I watch it), and then the Master got shot and refused to regenerate just so he could escape. Didn't the Doctor claim to know him? Surely, he would have known that the Master would conjure such a trick? To top it all, the Titanic crashes through the side of the Tardis. The Doctor and me in unison said 'What?' A wasted opportunity. Unfortunately for RTD, this falls into the murky depths of Timelash in the Doctor Who Dungeon of Bad Stories. 2/10

Overall, this volume would be bearable on its own but compared to even Volume 1, this volume pales. (Imagine what it would be like if we compared Volume 4 to Volume 3?) On repeated viewings I'd give this release two stars just for 'Utopia' however it is impossible to change my rating now.


Doctor Who - Series 3 Vol. 3 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 3 Vol. 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Angels Have The Phone Box", 26 July 2007
The three episodes included in this volume are the best of Series 3 and possibly the best episodes since Doctor Who was revived in 2005. I will not go into much detail about each episode because previous reviews have done that justice.

Human Nature and The Family of Blood is the best two parter of this series, which in my opinion run rings around the so called finale with the Master. The reason this story sticks out in my mind is because it is different. The Doctor is not invincible and sometimes even he gets scared and has to change human to avoid the threat of the Family. However this was to allow the Family to die out peacefully which was a fantastic resolve 9.5/10 (it loses half a mark because of the Doctor's callous nature at the conclusion of the serial i.e. to Joan).

Blink is written by the genius Steve Moffat, the brains behind previous classics like 'The Empty Child' and 'The Girl In The Fireplace'. Moffat fails to disappoint with this brilliant 43 and a half minutes. Sally Sparrow is a wonderfully crafted character and I wish she was the new compainion, not the frustrating Donna. This also contains my favourite line from this series about the fact that the Doctor says: "The Angels have the Phone Box" and Larry remarks that he has it on a T-shirt. Fantastic stuff. 10/10

Overall, Volume 3 is the ultimate DVD to buy from this series. It is worlds better than Volume 4, as it does not have the cringeworthy moments that John Simms' Master had in the aforementioned release. This DVD alone justifies my belief that Series 3 is the best yet of New Who and this DVD comfirms in my opinion, Martha is a better compainon than Rose.


James Bond - From Russia With Love (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1963]
James Bond - From Russia With Love (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
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Price: £6.91

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Goldfinger, 5 Feb. 2007
Sadly, this excellent adventure in the James Bond series is often overlooked because it precedes Goldfinger; but I believe that this adventure surpasses Goldfinger with ease. In fact, this film did not need gadgetry to prove what a fantastic film this is. It is maybe my fifth favourite Bond film.


James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD]
James Bond - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ George Lazenby
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Price: £9.44

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 5 Feb. 2007
Why on earth is Goldfinger so over rated and On Her Majesty's Secret Service so under rated? I prefer this Bond film to Goldfinger because of the glorious story, locations and the definate Bond girl: Mrs. Bond. In fact, this is my second favourite Bond film; only losing to Live and Let Die. Lazenby makes a spectacular Bond is one of my favourite Bonds, even after he merely did one film!


James Bond - Live and Let Die (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set)   [DVD]
James Bond - Live and Let Die (Ultimate Edition 2 Disc Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Roger Moore
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Price: £9.97

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 3 Feb. 2007
Well, what can I say about this film? It has everything: Tarot Cards, Baron Samedi, Solitaire, the crocodile farm and the boat chase with the first apperance of J.W Pepper as well as the debut of Roger Moore as James Bond. This is the ultimate Bond film in my opinion, and arguably, one of the best Bond films, let alone Roger Moore's best Bond film. Many people argue that 'The Spy Who Loved Me' was Moore's best Bond, but I think it comes nowhere as close to this brilliant film. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone, as the extras spark just as well as the film itself! Just one final point, I prefer the Guns 'n' Roses version of the song 'Live and Let Die'...


The Simpsons - Season 6  [DVD]
The Simpsons - Season 6 [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Simpsons
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic Season, 5 Jan. 2007
Season Six cemented the other characters in the family, rather than just Bart or Homer. Lisa is a big part in this season in my opinion, many episodes revolved around her.

Season Six is a great season is a perfect prelude to the sacred Seventh Season. The Sixth Season does contain some classics, though. 'Itchy and Scratchy Land' makes me laugh evrytime as does the fantastic 'Treehouse of Horror V'. The high point for me is the cosmic episode: 'A Star is Burns', it goes down in my top ten Simpsons episodes and Moleman getting hit in the crotch by a rugby ball will make the viewer howl with laughter- not just Homer.


The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Golden Era' has begun, 5 Jan. 2007
Season Five is a brilliant season of the Simpsons, although it is not my favourite season, that honour goes to Season Seven. The very first episode of the season is my favourite: 'Homer's Babershop Quartet', and is my top five Simspsons episodes, as is many flashback episodes. Another favourite of mine in this season is 'Burns' Heir', the thought of Bart becoming Mr. Burns' 'son' makes me laugh everytime and the episode has the best couch gag of the season. Overall, Season Five is a must have.


The Simpsons - Season 7 [DVD]
The Simpsons - Season 7 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The season that made the Simpsons for me, 5 Jan. 2007
This is without a doubt my favourite Simpson season. There are many episodes which are classics including: 'King- Size Homer', 'Mother Simpson', 'The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular', 'A Fish Called Selma', 'Bart on the Road' and my personal favourite: '22 Short Films About Springfield'.

Every episode is quotable and sticks in the back of one's mind. The 'Treehouse of Horror' episode is my favourite 'Treehouse...' because all three adventures are great. The massive advertisments that come alive, the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' parody and seeing Homerb in 3D.


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