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The Supergrass [DVD]
The Supergrass [DVD]
Dvd ~ Adrian Edmondson

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 14 Nov. 2011
This review is from: The Supergrass [DVD] (DVD)
A lovely little film from 'The Comic Strip Presents'. Directed by the genius Peter Richardson. Features Jennifer Saunders in one the very few 'serious' roles of her career. She's wonderful in this one. Two things, though: I am not sure if this DVD is identical with the episode from The Comic Strip. Second, it appears it would be cheaper to buy the whole box of The Comic Strip for about the same amount of money.

Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Cillian Murphy
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.35

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A BAD FILM, 11 July 2011
This review is from: Sunshine [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Nothing in this film makes sense and the monster is thrown in with no explanation and for no apparent reason. It's as though someone thought 'Event Horizon' wasn't stupid enough and needed a re-make. Nothing in this film is original. It's bits and pieces lifted from numerous other films, thrown together to create an incoherent narrative.

Halloween 2 [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Halloween 2 [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
Price: £4.26

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE transfer, 10 July 2011
The film itself is a mindless slasher. The killer is now murdering totally random people we don't know anything about. And yes, they all decide do cleverly split up as soon as the lights go off. Pablo Francisco must have watched this wehen he wrote his comedy bit on slasher films. But what really irritated me was the transfer. The image is grainy and unstable, and looks like they used a VHS tape as the source. Now I see that there are several DVD's for sale and it's possible that there is a version that has a good transfer, but be warned.
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Hitler: The Last Ten Days [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Alec Guinness

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 16 May 2011
An interesting film, minimalist, almost like a play on a stage. Creates an atmosphere of utter dread and depicts the events with considerable artistic license. It's almost like watching a dream about the events in question, not the events themselves. For me it works rather well, and it certainly affected me more than 'The Bunker' (a film I found laughable) and even the 'Downfall'. The cinematography is also minimalistic. The film is dark and characters end up looking like flickers of light in a vast darkness that surrounds them. A touch of surrealism is something I otherwise tend to dislike, but in this case I think it works. If you want realism, try Hirschbiegel's 'Downfall'. It is an excellent film. Well, unless you've already seen some of the countless Downfall parodies on Youtube, in which case you'll probably end up laughing every ten minutes.

Hitler in his Own Words [DVD]
Hitler in his Own Words [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Wignall
Offered by Special Interests
Price: £5.95

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good, 23 Feb. 2011
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There are two documentaries here, one from the time before the start of WWII and the other covering the war period. Those of you who were expecting to hear Hitler's speeches and an insight into documents written by him will be disappointed. The DVD's are actually an overview of the course of the events from early 1930s until the end of the war. There are quotes thrown in every once in a while. However, they are out of context. Usually only a single sentence is provided, but we never know where it was taken from and on what occasion it was pronounced/written. Actually almost any other documentary on Hitler that doesn't even mention 'Hitler's own words' as the central topic spends more time dwelling on Hitler's speeches and rhetoric. I think Churchill is quoted almost as often as Hitler in this documentary - the difference being that we actually hear Churchill's voice while Hitler's statements are read in English by a person desperately trying to sound hateful (and to me sounds like Richard Dawkins reading his hate mail). The bottom line is that the film does not deliver what it promises, it fails to create a proper context, and ends up being inferior to most other documentaries on Hitler. It's a waste of time.

Alf: Season Two [DVD] [1987] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Alf: Season Two [DVD] [1987] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £9.17

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BUTCHERED EPISODES, 26 Sept. 2010
All the episodes have been butchered, with several minutes taken out. They take away ten seconds here, twenty seconds there... Beginnings or endings of conversations are erased, often making them seem awkward. To those of us who remember the episodes as they were originally aired the aggravation will be really painful. I consider it a criminal act to actually sell a product like this, especially since there is no warning.

There is at least one other version on the market which has not been altered, but I have only been able to obtain season one. The DVD's were apparently originally made for the Dutch market (my guess) and the box I have features the entire Tanner family + Alf on the cover, in close-up.

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