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Apple Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt to VGA adapter cable by Neet® - (for Unibody MacBook - Pro - Air etc.) *** Supports New Thunderbolt Port ***
Apple Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt to VGA adapter cable by Neet® - (for Unibody MacBook - Pro - Air etc.) *** Supports New Thunderbolt Port ***
Offered by Neet Cables
Price: £29.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality picture., 30 July 2013
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I bought this based on the good reviews and an urge to save money on the official Apple product. I wanted one as a backup in case my Apple product broke.

This adaptor doesn't cut the mustard. Whilst it has a good build quality, the picture from it is so 'fuzzy' that I only lasted 5 minutes with it. I have tried it with various monitors and outputs and the Apple adaptor gives a crisp picture, and the Neet adaptor gives an awful fuzzy picture.

I wouldn't recommend this product.
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Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World
Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World
by David Koenig
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read, 11 Jun. 2012
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This book is a great in-depth history of the extraodinary jouney that culminated in the creation of Disney World in Florida.

It is true to say that the book mainly focuses on the Magic Kingdom and Epcot parks, but it is made quite clear that these are the two that have the most interesting stories to tell - at a time when Disney was still desperately trying to follow Walt's 'vision' rather then the large profit-chasing corporate entity that it is now.

Highly recommended for everyone with an interest in Disney World!

Accordéon Millenium
Accordéon Millenium
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer cheek!, 13 Oct. 2011
How on earth does one even try to review this album?

Its absurd! A happy-clappy accordion slash synthesizer mix, shamelessly blasting out extremely fun if perhaps 'obvious' melodies.

Clap Clap Sound is the albums reason for being, famous for being used in childrens parties throughout the 1980s.

Although it must said, Clap Clap Sound is this album at it's most 'mainstream' !

I love this album: it's mad but importantly, it knows it is. It inserts comic sound effects at every opportunity and acts as the imaginary soundtrack to a million and one absurd party games that you could only dare dream about.

Felix The Cat: The Movie [DVD]
Felix The Cat: The Movie [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tibor Hernadi
Offered by rsdvd
Price: £2.20

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A slightly strange release for a friendly feline, 19 Feb. 2008
Felix The Cat has existed in so many forms since close to the dawn of time. From original black and white cartoons, to movies, new tv shows and computer games.

And to confuse everyone even more, this DVD has some animations from the 50s TV series, but reconfigured into a more modern package that was transmitted in the 90s.

What this means to the viewer is that the "original" theme tune is missing, but does have the more modern and bouncier tune from when the BBC aired it in the 90s.

The case says that the DVD has 8 epsidoes, which is both true and false. Each modern episode has four of the "original" stories making it up - and there are only two modern episodes on the disc. Which does mean, to be fair, that there are eight "stories", but only two episodes. All together, its about an hour of material.

Its bare bones and no extras, but I really enjoyed watching these cartoons again.

Congo - Dvd [1995]
Congo - Dvd [1995]
Dvd ~ Laura Linney
Offered by Atronica
Price: £23.99

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Panned by clue-less critics, enjoyed by everyone else., 8 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Congo - Dvd [1995] (DVD)
The problem with "Movie Critics" is that they watch movies as a profession and thus anything that doesn't leave them reeling with shock or buzzing with new ideas to justify their time sitting down and watching it is panned as unwatchable.

The truth is that most of us watch a lot of movies for pure escapism and enjoyment in preference to doing something rather dull in our normal lives. We watch the film to fill an evening or as a background to night in and it doesn't matter to us that its all claptrap, so long as its enjoyable.

Congo is not going to challenge anything in your head, but as a popcorn and soda type film, its hugely enjoyable. The pacing is good and feels epic without being slow. The story, as daft as it is, keeps the viewer on edge and the actors revel in their parts knowing that this is not the next Clockwork Orange.

Perhaps the real criticism is the fact that it is based on a novel that is scientific and thoughtful in its approach. I can imagine if you are a fan of the novel, the film will seem disappointing simply because of its different approach.

There are some terrible movies that seem to go on forever without getting close to being interesting, Congo is not one of them - Jerry Goldsmith's musical score sooths the action and terrible lines are delivered with a zest that suggest the actors know its looney, but aren't going to let that stop them (and us) getting on with having a good time.

A little scary in places and with great set pieces and characters getting what they deserve at the hand of rabid gorillas in a lost jungle temple, this film is under-rated. Great to have on as thin flick that isn't nearly as bad as critics will lead you to believe. Just Enjoy It!
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13th Hour
13th Hour
Price: £10.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spookily Sublime, 28 Dec. 2007
This review is from: 13th Hour (Audio CD)
It speaks volumes when you know that theme parks of the calibre of Universal use Midnight Syndicate tracks when they hold their halloween / spooky events.

It's easy to see why when you listen to The 13th Hour. Each track takes your imagination off into a world you never thought existed - all sorts of visions and stories flash though your mind. Capable of stirring deep emotions and excitement, the fun of listening is choregraphing your mental images to each individual track. The story of the Haverghast mansion serves merely to introduce the style, the rest is all in your own head.

This is quality atmospheric music at its most emotive. Do give it a try.

Catchphrase [Interactive DVD]
Catchphrase [Interactive DVD]
Dvd ~ Catchphrase

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A huge improvement on the original DVD game, 28 Dec. 2007
First things first: This is not the only Catchphrase DVD game out there, though they look similar. The most identifiable thing about this one, is the picture of Roy Walker on the box - so you already know that this is going to be great.

Don't be fooled by the modern logo on the box either, thanks to some computer wizardry, Roy Walker presents the game from the original blue and pink neon set.

The original DVD game was, to put it mildly, awful. However this version is much MUCH better. You can play by yourself, or with two players or teams - though be warned that the box is mistaken in saying up to four players or teams.

Along with Mr Chips, Roy introduces three near-identical rounds, with only points values really changing. Sadly, the bonus catchphrases are "normal" rounds, no selecting squares off the board here.

Then, provided you have enough points, its on the End Game - where you have three chances to cross a nine-square board. Cross through the Middle square, and you win a "Virtual Holiday", where Roy does his best to sell you an unlikely holiday destination. Any other line lets you watch the old "Snake Charmer" out-take (albeit watered down) in full.

The only slight drawback is the fact that the answer is given to every catchphrase, then you have to be honest and tell Mr Chips whether you got it right or wrong, or what team won. However, I can't think of any other way the DVD programmers could do it without going with multiple choice answers - and that wouldn't work.

Roy Walker is EXCELLENT, his own catchphrases abound and always reminding us to "Say What You See... if you see it, Say It!" and all the old buzzer noises and musical jingles are present and correct.

If you bought the older Catchphrase DVD game and was sorely dissapointed, worry no more - because *this* one does the game and your memory of it justice. Recommended!

Red Dwarf : Just The Smegs - Smeg Ups and Smeg Outs (BBC) [DVD]
Red Dwarf : Just The Smegs - Smeg Ups and Smeg Outs (BBC) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Llewellyn
Price: £7.99

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great to have if you have bought "Just The Shows" so far, 20 Dec. 2007
We didn't all buy the Red Dwarf episodes in their complete, extras packed form. So if you are like me, and have just the episodes, this DVD is the perfect companion to show the very funny out-takes and continuity issues highlighted by Kryten himself.

If you have all of the DVD releases with extras, you'll find very little here that you don't own already - but the links on this DVD with Kryten are very funny in their own right.

Strike It Lucky - Interactive DVD Game
Strike It Lucky - Interactive DVD Game
Dvd ~ Strike It Lucky
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £15.44

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best gameshow DVD conversion, 16 Nov. 2006
Previous DVD games of classic quiz shows have been, well, inconsistent to say the least. Some don't have much to do with their source material (Catchphrase), some have to mimic physical feats (Bullseye) and others are just genuinly awful designs (Family Fortunes).

This Strike It Lucky conversion though is actually brilliant. In one player mode, the rules are very slightly different, but play with two or three players or teams, and its the next best thing to climbing over those screens yourself.

The questions are taxing but retain the shows format of having multiple answers that stay the same throughout their category. Instead of banking prizes, you bank subjects you think you might be good at for your final question. And the final is a frenzy of luck and fluke - just like the real thing!

Even for sad geeks like me who appreciate attention to detail will enjoy the fact that its one of the original show sets and not the poorer later redesigns. The sounds are all intact, and if you win the jackpot you get a full rendition of the theme tune. Plus Barrymore is his usual irreplacable self. The only downer is that you don't get to "strike" the screens yourself... the DVD does it for you.

If you have had bad experieinces with these DVD games before, you can trust that this one will have you playing again and again. Great stuff!

Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [DVD] [2005]
Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Zach Galligan
Price: £6.70

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "These are some pretty big bugs", 27 Jun. 2006
For a long time, the only hint of Gremlins on DVD Region 2 was the first film. Those of us after the second installment had to wait for this set to be released - which contains both the original film (in the exact same release that it had on its own) and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch".

If you already own the first one, this may be your only hope of getting your paws on the second, so is it worth shaving out for a copy of a film you already have?

It's fairly ironic that these films are released together, because they bare nearly nothing in common. The first one was a B-type horror movie with some comedy thrown in. Gremlins 2 is very much a comedy movie with a few scares thrown in. The way it lampoons the first movie and even mocks its success is rarely seen in Hollywood.

Set in a futuristic building housing offices and a TV network in New York, Gizmo the cute little mogwai causes havoc once again and gives birth to a whole host of new critters including talking and singing gremlins who take over the building waiting for nightfall to spill into the city. It's down to those trapped inside the building the stop the invasion force with the help of a couple of returners from last time round.

The fast paced film leaps from one joke to another as the gremlins broadcast live to New York and mount musical numbers as they wait for their chance in the Big Apple. A full-length commentary is a great listen, and the blooper-reel, deleted scenes and easter egg are fun to watch.

This is one of the few occasions where a sequel is much better then it's first incarnation, and this set is worth buying for the second film alone. And if you end up with two copies of the first film, they make a great coaster.

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