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Robocop [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Joel Kinnaman
Robocop [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Joel Kinnaman
10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
FOR Engagingly simple, tech-tale with few plot holes.
AGAINST Ram-raids the nostalgia cupboard. Rudely, unfaithful to the Peter Weller version.
SUM-UP Only if you can see past the original.

It doesn't work if you have invested deeply in the original and it highlights the challenge posed of updating worthy tales told light years ahead of technology required to fully bring them to life.
Back then we used our imagination to paper over the gaping cracks, but instead of answering the question ROBOCOP 2014 just disappears in a whole new direction as though 1987 never existed.

With the aid of a time machine OCP/ED209 and Murphy have all been pinched, yet… Read more
Q5949A HP 49A - Toner cartridge - 1 x black - 2500&hellip by HP
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If like me you were suspicious of becoming the latest victim of some eastern sourced scam that's not worth the hassle of claiming your 5.80 back from, then I suggest you order (perhaps even a few) and get ready to smile, or possibly burst out laughing for the bargain of the year.

It works - qualification. First 10 pages or so smudge badly. Not a problem in my opinion.
Clear as a bell afterwards.
The print output is heavier/darker than the HP original. Not a problem in my opinion.

The unit is not the same shape cartridge as an original 49A for the HP 1300, but this does fit the housing exactly and performs exactly to my requirements.

You may have… Read more
Letters From Iwo Jima [DVD] [2006] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ken Watanabe
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Mr Eastwood is my favourite director - no question. However with this piece, I have huge issues - and lots of them.
First the good news - is it a good film? Cinematically it is brilliant. The storytelling remains focused and very thorough in terms of plot.
It is a beautifully detailed work, deeply engrossing in terms of its account, while remaining sufficiently discrete to allow you to discern the full horror without necessarily being visually subjected to it (What???)
Putting this another way - you can take Spielberg's PRIVATE RYAN approach and find many simply won't have the stomach to digest the historical nourishment they so badly need, or you can temper the result pre… Read more