M. Morini

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (29 of 35)
Location: Australia
Birthday: 2 Feb


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,362,425 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 35
The Colonel of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey and the Bri&hellip by Julie Summers
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing, 14 Dec 2006
I have mixed feelings about this book. While the author has done a great deal of research and clearly put her heart and soul into it, the work suffers from poor editing and, if it weren't for the fascinating subject, would have made for a very dull read.

Philip Toosey was undoubtedly a remarkable individual with an incredible story but the poor editing of this book does not do his story, or his personality, justice. His granddaughter has done some very good research into old diaries and has interviewed a few people who were involved, but despite the interesting content and varied sources the tone of the book is very dry and distant. The author rarely ventures into emotion and… Read more
Magic Moments Of Motogp [DVD]
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal, 13 Nov 2006
Man, is this video boring. I've been a die hard motorcycle racing fan since the 80s and I couldn't bear more than 5 minutes of this. At this point I realised the entire video was just generic stock footage and montages with mostly classical music playing. Not a word of commentary, interviews, or any context whatsoever. How Duke managed to surgically remove every last trace of thrill, adrenaline, and excitement from a half-dozen years of the sport and still manage to put out an hour long video is quite beyond me. After fast forwarding to about the 15 minute mark I just switched it off. I get more out of watching the 30 second promos before each race. I only hope Duke's sales take a nosedive… Read more
The Doctor, The Tornado And The Kentucky Kid (2 Di&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Neale
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining, 13 Nov 2006
I got worried with the dodgy telephone interviews early on, but the video soon turns into a very interesting and memorable insight into the mindset of the racer. John Hopkins features heavily as well as the title three riders (less Rossi, actually) and provides some of the most interesting comments. You get to look at what the riders think about, their upbringing and racing history, all culminating in the historic race at Laguna Seca. It's a video that I will be watching several times. I can't comment on the extras as the version I have is a "preview" one, but even the film itself is well worth the price. A real winner.