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30 (6 SETS + 6 BLACK) Compatible Epson T1816 (18XL Series) Ink Cartridges for XP-102 XP-202 XP-205 XP-212 XP-215 XP-225 XP-30 XP-33 XP-302 XP-305 XP-312 XP-315 XP-322 XP-325 XP-402 XP-405 XP-405WH XP-412 XP-415 XP-422 XP-425 - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow, High Capacity
30 (6 SETS + 6 BLACK) Compatible Epson T1816 (18XL Series) Ink Cartridges for XP-102 XP-202 XP-205 XP-212 XP-215 XP-225 XP-30 XP-33 XP-302 XP-305 XP-312 XP-315 XP-322 XP-325 XP-402 XP-405 XP-405WH XP-412 XP-415 XP-422 XP-425 - Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow, High Capacity
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Limited Edition Dark Side Artwork Sleeve) [Blu-ray ] [2015]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Limited Edition Dark Side Artwork Sleeve) [Blu-ray ] [2015]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Price: £15.00

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film. Mostly naff extras., 19 April 2016
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Amazing film. My favourite Star Wars film. Oooh. However (!!!!), the UK blu-ray release is another example of 'rip-off Britain'. We don't get the DVD or digital download in the box. Why? Special features are a little lacking, but the hour-long documentary is excellent. No commentary. The 3D release had better be chock-full of extras or there will be a lot of angry nerds out there, and I will be one of them! So great film. Crap extras. Missing features.
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Amazon Video
Amazon Video
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 21 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Amazon Video (App)
Really liking Amazon Prime Video so far. It's confusing trying to figure out why some films/TV shows are free to view, while others have a fee, but despite this, I think I will be continuing after the 30-day free trial expires. :)
Amazon and Panasonic in the UK, sort yourselves out and get the Smart TV app available!

Nyko Zoom Range Reduction Lens - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
Nyko Zoom Range Reduction Lens - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
Offered by Accessory-Shop
Price: £13.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Was looking forward to using this device..., 1 Sept. 2013
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Living in your typical council semi, I was looking forward to using the Nyko Zoom to enhance my Kinect Sports experience. Unfortunately, it did not work as expected and made it impossible to achieve the scores required in some parts of the game (Calorie Challenge, for instance). I don't know why or how. After endless moving the Kinect around, recalibrating the sensor, trying the room lights on and off, the Nyko Zoom ended up back in its box.

Paranormal Entity 3 - The Exorcist Tapes [DVD]
Paranormal Entity 3 - The Exorcist Tapes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gerold Wunstel
Price: £2.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes, 23 Oct. 2011
The Asylum has dipped its toe in the 'found-footage' genre yet again, with the release of Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes. Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a young German woman who died during an exorcism in 1976, the film uses the device of a film crew arriving at the Michel house with a pair of medical doctors. We see events unfold through video, cine and CCTV cameras with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Title cards pop up every so often telling us that we are watching footage belonging to the Bavarian government.

Incidentally, the far superior film, The Exorcism of Emily Rose was loosely based on the Anneliese Michel case.

So, the film crew starts documenting the exorcism and Anneliese does some freaky stuff. Obviously, this being a 'found-footage' movie, people end up dying, including Anneliese herself (this is based on a true story, remember). Of the eight cast members in the movie, only one is of note, and that is the actress who played Anneliese. She really throws herself into the role and there are a few genuinely creepy scenes, particularly the one where she's eating live spiders.

Technically, the film is passable, however it is hard to suspend disbelief that this is being filmed in 1976. It just doesn't 'feel' like thirty-five year old footage. But that's a minor quibble. My main gripe with the film is that frequent cuts to shaky footage of the doctor's notes, which are barely legible, don't help the story. You don't get chance to read them and the scrawl is so bad (I suppose he is a doctor, though!) that only the odd word can be made out. Then there is the use of actual audio recordings of Anneliese. While it is interesting to hear these, they tend to go on for a little too long. You can't tell what is being said (even if you could speak German or whatever language is being spoken at the time) and it seems like the clips were added just to pad out the film.

That said, though, Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes isn't a terrible film, but it isn't a great one either.

Star Trek - Original Motion Picture Collection 1-6 [Blu-ray] [2009]
Star Trek - Original Motion Picture Collection 1-6 [Blu-ray] [2009]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Price: £20.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Films. Terrible Collection., 21 Oct. 2011
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I'm a lifelong Star Trek fan and was very excited when the special edition DVDs came out with the added scenes and the enhanced visuals in the first film. Why the hell aren't these versions on this blu-ray set? It beggars belief. It is also not clear in the product description that you are getting the original theatrical cuts of the films. You need to do something about that, Amazon. Obviously, I'm not going to return the set for a refund, but I'm very unhappy about the way this set has been put together and described.
Now, the picture and sound quality is outstanding and the films are still great, but it stinks of Lord of the Rings/Star Wars 'double-dipping' when the original versions are brought out and not the director's cuts.

Point 'n' Paint Perfect Home Painting Make Easy
Point 'n' Paint Perfect Home Painting Make Easy

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the naysayers - oh, hang on..., 17 Aug. 2011
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I was surprised to see the negative reviews for this paint pad set. I bought a set and painted our living room with no problems. A recent repaint wore out the pad (to be expected, as we were painting over thick embossed paper) and I bought a cheap paint pad set from B&Q. Wish I'd saved my money as it was rubbish. I got out my ruined Point N Paint and finished off the wall (with thick embossed paper, remember) that the new pads/rollers/brushes just would not cover properly in the same time. I have just ordered a new set and refills of this product from Amazon. Give it a whirl. It's cheap enough now not to worry about wasting much money. You might be surprised how good it is. I just wish more high street stockists still had this product.


I am not happy! On receiving the new kit, I was dismayed to find that the pads were just sponge and not the microfibre pads of the proper (i.e. JML) Point N Paint I bought previously. I am going to give them a go, but I suspect this review will end up being marked down like the other reviews in this section. :(
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Insidious [DVD]
Insidious [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Wilson
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: £2.45

99 of 109 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary as hell... then not..., 16 July 2011
This review is from: Insidious [DVD] (DVD)
Not many films scare me these days. Mostly it's all gore or cheap shocks. But gut-churning scares are something of a rarity. Insidious, the new film from Saw director, James Wan, has chills and creeps a-plenty, with the obligatory jump-out-of-your-seat shocks thrown in for good measure.

Josh and Renai Lambert (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) have three kids, two young boys and a baby girl. Soon after moving into a new house, weird stuff starts happening: strange noises, glimpses of figures, the usual. When Rose is attacked by a spectral figure and their son, Dalton, ends up in a coma-that's-not-really-a-coma, they decide to move house again.

Obviously this doesn't help and Josh's mum (Barbara Hershey) calls in a psychic, Elise, and her team to help. Turns out it's not the houses that were haunted, but Dalton. You see, the young scamp can astral project himself to a place Elise calls The Further. Unfortunately, he's strayed too far and got lost, unable to find his way back to his body, which is now an empty vessel attracting spirits and demons like flies around... you know.

Luckily, the ability to project astrally is genetic (hard science!), so Josh has to go in and bring back his son before the big bad can get his literal claws into him.

Doesn't sound too scary, does it? Actually sounds a bit like a rip-off of Poltergeist. Yeah, well, it is a bit. But it's a flippin' scary one!

From the outset, you are peering into dark corners, wondering if you saw something there. Was that a face at the window? Did somebody walk by that open door just then? There's plenty of that and all's well and good while that's going on. It's when the astral projection sub-plot arrives that things go a bit awry.

The movie is terrifying right until Josh enters his astral state and then it all gets a bit Twilight Zone. Sure, there are some scares to be had and the demon is petrifying to look at (kind of like Darth Maul on a really bad day), but it all seems removed from the main body of the film, as though they came up short in the writing and had to add another fifteen pages to pad it out. As I said, a bit too much like Poltergeist.

Apart from that, however, I really, really enjoyed Insidious and I don't mind telling you, it did creep me out so much that I contemplated leaving the landing light on (I didn't in the end and every tiny sound in the house suddenly became amplified a zillion percent!). One of the producers of the film was Oren Peli, he of Paranormal Activity fame, and there was more than a hint of that film in Insidious.

By the way, watch the film and try to guess the budget... I'll wait here until you get back.... Done that? Not bad, eh? Anyway, did you guess the budget? Me neither, but apparently, the budget for Insidious was a paltry $1.5million. A million and a half bucks!! That wouldn't pay for the bowls of M&Ms on a big studio picture. For that alone, I am willing to cut the film a whole bunch of slack and recommend it to anybody who wants the willies scaring out of them.
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The Collingswood Story [DVD]
The Collingswood Story [DVD]
Dvd ~ Stephanie Dees

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Low budget and it looks it!, 8 July 2011
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I bought The Collingswood Story based on reading about it on Wikipedia. The phrase 'The Best Low Budget Movie Since The Blair Witch Project' makes it sound kinda good, doesn't it? Well, it isn't. Made in 2002 and released in the UK in 2006, The Collingswood Story focuses on Rebecca and John, a couple separated by college and work and who have to communicate via webcam. We learn that the house Rebecca is living in has a dodgy past and a visit to an online psychic results in spooky stuff happening.

Unfortunately, you get the impression that sod all is happening, except Rebecca is somehow lugging her laptop around the house and even into the attic, with it connected to the phone line by a really long lead! I'm sorry, but The Collingswood Story is awful. It may be award-winning, but I found it boring and annoying. Almost the entire film is spent looking at rubbish depictions of various PC desktop screens or trying to see what's happening in pitch-black rooms. Sure, it's an independent film, made on a micro-budget and allowances should be made, but they can only go so far. I was very, very disappointed by the film and that's all I have to say about it. The end.

Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night [DVD]
Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night [DVD]
Dvd ~ Aoi Nakamura

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night - worthy addition, 10 April 2011
Apparently produced with the full backing of Oren Peli, Tokyo Night is a true sequel to Paranormal Activity.

The film begins with the arrival home in Tokyo, Japan, of Haruka Yamano after a trip to San Diego. During the trip, she had a car accident, which broke both her legs and resulted in the death of a young woman 'who had killed her boyfriend'. Confined to a wheelchair while her bones mend, it falls to her brother, Koichi, to take care of her while their father travels to Singapore on business.

Haruka tells her brother that her wheelchair keeps moving by itself and he decides to set up video cameras to catch the event. From here on, things go as expected. Objects move, doors open and close and footsteps pound. It's all very well done and the producers of this film really ratchet up the weird happenings. There is also a direct link to what is going on and Katie Featherston.

In a finale that harkens back to other J-Horror titles, such as Ring and The Grudge, Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night is a great, creepy addition to the franchise. The DVD release in the UK appears to have been delayed several times and I'm wondering if this is because of legal wranglings with Paramount Pictures. While the connection with the other films is tenuous and only talked about, it might cause problems for continuity, particularly given what was seen in Paranormal Activity 2. Or it might be something else entirely!

**UPDATE** I have just received an email from Amazon, informing me that Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night will be released on October 10th, 2011. This will bring the release just before the scheduled opening of Paranormal Activity 3.
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