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Joy Division [DVD]
Joy Division [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ed Stoppard
Price: 3.52

3.0 out of 5 stars Was this two separate films?, 14 Aug 2014
This review is from: Joy Division [DVD] (DVD)
Was this two separate films?... certainly seemed so and I agree with the majority of reviewers that whilst the WW2 era was (almost) totally absorbing the 1960's part of the story was a let down. Both aspects warranted a film each in their own right but neither was fully explored in this combined effort, and so I found I got 2 halves.. but together they didn't make a whole! The depiction of how the young Thomas was adopted by a most unwarlike 'peter pan' Soviet Commissar Tanker,(who turned out to be female), at the roadside was most odd... I thought most German males would have been summarily and casually shot.. but how this then led to his conversion to becoming a committed Soviet spy is omitted and for me was baffling. Tom Schilling is excellent as the young Thomas, and Bernadette Heerwagen a close second, but I'm afraid I wasn't convinced by much else...the 'almost' part of the WW2 scenes related to the appearance of the British SS division which felt as if it was just chucked in for effect rather then contributing to the thread of the film. Worth looking at for the WW2 parts, (except for the Soviet Commissar),hence 3 stars, but ultimately dissatisfying as an overall film


AA the Highway Code (AA Driving Test Series)
AA the Highway Code (AA Driving Test Series)
by AA Publishing
Edition: Paperback
Price: 2.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Well its the Highway Code, 27 Jun 2014
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Not that one can say much as its a legal requirement so its got everything it should have and hopefully has omitted nothing.. Straightforward and explanatory in telling you what you need to know and essential for both learner drivers and for looking up the rules and regulations for all road users. Purchased for my learner driver daughter who finds it easy to use.


ElectraGlide in Blue (OST)
ElectraGlide in Blue (OST)
Price: 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The music makes the movie, 27 Jun 2014
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First saw the film following its release in 1973 on the big screen, promoted as offering the opposite good guys/ bad guys approach to that shown in Easy Rider of 1969. I recall the music as a central feature of the whole absorbing experience so was delighted when a few years back found I could get hold of the vinyl soundtrack.. even more delighted when I recently found that a CD has been released. Funny how certain things stay with you and still affect you over 40+ years but I always get goose bumps every time I hear 'Jolene's Dance' as it epitomises the whole sad, going nowhere, essence of the characters in the film. All the tracks are on the CD and interestingly some dialogue + Harley motors, which I don't have on my vinyl soundtrack... so a bonus for me. My CD says 'special edition limited to 1000 copies' which if true makes it one to get... hence I guess the relatively high price. James Guercio's creative mood music fits the film visuals perfectly and to this day has held me riveted to that time and experience since I first heard it all those years ago. Truly 5 stars from me.


"Wahoo": The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine
"Wahoo": The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine
by Richard H. O'Kane
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable and gripping account., 15 May 2014
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This a remarkable personal account of the 6 war patrols of the Wahoo that the writer participated in plus a further chapter on the final and fateful 7th patrol when the boat was lost, written as it was likely to have happened based on US & Japanese records. Even this last chapter is written in the same personal experience style of the previous ones... so the reader loses nothing of the continuity of the story. Extremely well written in a way that I found hard it to put the book down, and more so as it clearly describes the whole manner of war in submarines. I commend this book to anyone interested in the subject without hesitation.


Run Silent, Run Deep (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
Run Silent, Run Deep (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
by Edward L. Beach
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely excellent, 19 April 2014
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A truly excellent story based on the reality of the Pacific submarine war written by a man who was there and did it. What a great author with such a readable style, making it very hard to put the book down. One of those books that makes reading such a great experience... highly recommended for anyone interested in naval warfare.


Sea Wolves: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines
Sea Wolves: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines
by Tim Clayton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

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3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin..., 19 April 2014
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The book sets out to provide the story of Britain's WW2 submarines which gives a generally chronological history and insight into what undoubtedly must have been an extraordinary experience for those who volunteered for the boats. It is though in the most part rather dry and whilst imparting knowledge never caught my imagination in the way that other sub accounts have done, so reading turned rather into an academic history lesson.


Volkswagen Tiguan 2008 to Current Classic Black Tailored Car Mat Set
Volkswagen Tiguan 2008 to Current Classic Black Tailored Car Mat Set
Offered by E2 TRADE
Price: 13.20

5.0 out of 5 stars they fit perfectly, 19 April 2014
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For the price I was surprised they were a perfect fit and looked so good. Whether they last as long as the genuine article is too early to say but I've not found high priced dealer supplied mats particularly hardwearing anyway so I would say these are a very good buy.


Wing And A Prayer [DVD]
Wing And A Prayer [DVD]
Dvd ~ Don Ameche
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: 7.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent throughout ... more so as made during the war, 19 April 2014
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This review is from: Wing And A Prayer [DVD] (DVD)
Excellent film and very good DVD quality. Is in black & white and depicts the events post Pearl Harbor prior to Midway. Contains combat footage and plentiful carrier deck scenes of Avengers, Dauntless & Wildcats. Any slightly false cinematic effects in my mind are just part & parcel of films of the era and totally compensated for by the real ships & aircraft featured & flying. Made in 1944 it obviously has a patriotic 'buy war bonds' message, but this is not overstated and is equally balanced by the reality of fear & losses of aircraft and crews. Very glad I came across this film and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history & events of the Pacific war.


The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas
The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Old stuff for old guys, 9 Mar 2014
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Remembering these tracks from the first time around is a nostalgic experience and all of them seem to have been included. Great stuff


Dive Bomber [DVD] [1941]
Dive Bomber [DVD] [1941]
Dvd ~ Moroni Olsen
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 6.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Great contemporary colour footage & inspiring story. Excellent acting throughout., 9 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Dive Bomber [DVD] [1941] (DVD)
Recommended as an excellent reference and source for the Vindicator dive bomber which is used extensively throughout the film. As well as the top quality footage the actors are very watchable and do a great job of promoting the importance of research into g force blackout & high altitude sickness. The film is dedicated to the Flight Surgeons who got the problems licked. No hesitation in recommending the DVD as it appears to have lost nothing in its transfer from the original film. Highly recommended.


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