D. Lucas

"guidebook vulture"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (64 of 78)
Location: London, UK

fantasy, mythology, RPGs, alternative music

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 77,572 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 78
Gold Dust ~ Tori Amos
Gold Dust ~ Tori Amos
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
There are no new tracks on this album - they are all remakes of songs from Tori's previous albums, and frankly, most of the originals sounded better (songs such as Cloud on My Tongue, Winter and Snow Cherries from France already had classical scores to them, and I just found them more emotionally powerful the first time around)
I did go and see Tori live this month when she was touring in London with the Metropole orchestra, and it was a beautiful concert - Tori's voice was very clear, and the strings complimented her vocals and piano playing perfectly. The songs sounded much better live than they do on this record, because in concert, the orchestra gave unique intros to each song, and… Read more
Act 1 [DVD] [2012] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tarja Turunen
Act 1 [DVD] [2012] DVD ~ Tarja Turunen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was introduced to Tarja's music last year by a friend of a friend, and I pretty much fell in love with her blend of classical and rock music. I love both genres individually, so it works beautifully for me. And when I heard she was releasing a live DVD, I was very excited (She doesn't seem to have toured in my part of the world recently)
The heavy tracks, like Falling Awake, Nemo and Until My Last Breath all sound great, but the slower, more classical orientated tracks leave something to be desired. My personal faves from the albums include tracks, such as I Feel Immortal, Minor Heaven and Archive of Lost Dreams, only get partially performed as accoustic medleys, which sound nice,… Read more
Batman & Mr Freeze: Subzero [DVD] [1997] [Region 1&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Conroy
I ordered this DVD from the US, but it works just fine on my region 2 DVD player, so good news for UK fans who feel like they're missing out!

So anyway, this movie is not quite as dark and gripping as Mask of the Phantasm, but it's still a good, lively Batman romp that stays true to the characters.

We finally catch up with Mr. Freeze, who has been living a peaceful existence in an ice cave in the Antarctic where his wife Nora has been preserved until a cure becomes available for her illness. However, Nora's condition takes a turn for the worse when a submarine smashes through the cave, disturbing her treatment. Freeze takes revenge on the crew, before heading back to… Read more

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