S. J. M

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (56 of 60)
Location: Kent, England

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Books - SciFi, Sports Bio's and Fantasy; Music - Blues, Rock; Films - Action, Animated, Comedy, SciFi, Fantasy,
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 279,761 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 60
The Thing (Double Pack Including Original) [Blu-ra&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Kurt Russell
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ok, from the beginning. I am a massive fan of the John Carpenter '82 Original "The Thing", I own it on DVD and now I have it, and its 2011 prequel on Bluray. And in this pack I got one hellova deal.

Starting with the original, I won't dig into the story for fear of giving things away, but its a classic film and arguably JC's best. The only negative thing I can think of, is it's a tad dated in some respects but it still stands strong today in its effects (no CGI here!) and the cast are all on top form with their portrayal of their characters stuck in this awful predicament. Where the film is at its best, is in the horror and to my mind there is few films since that can match it… Read more
Ford Versus Ferrari: The Battle for Le Mans and sp&hellip by Anthony Pritchard
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 7 Sep 2011
The 1960's racing scene has always been a big interest to me, and it is often called the golden age of Sports Car racing, and for good reason. With some of the best looking race cars to grace a track, with some of the biggest personalities in Motor racing history, there are many stories to be told. Most famous of these is the battle between Ferrari and Ford and their battle for supremacy, which this book chronicles from start to finish.

The book takes on a chronological order, telling the reasons for Ford opting to come into Sports Car racing in the mid-60's and follows everything from its origins to its final achievement at Le Man 1969. It should be noted, perhaps as a minor… Read more
The Golden Age of Formula 1 by R. W. Schlegelmilch
The Golden Age of Formula 1 by R. W. Schlegelmilch
I'm not really a stranger to the photos of R. W. Schlegelmilch, I've purchased the Excellent "Formula One in Camera.." series to which his photographs are a key element to, so if you've seen/own these books then you will know (and rightly expect) that pictures in The Golden Age of Formula 1 will be of the highest quality. The title of the book refers to a period of F1 history as "The Golden Age", which is always open to everyone's opinion, but the book starts in 1962 (when Schlegelmilch started snapping at F1 cars) to 1969, which is pretty much the timeframe I'd use (but going a few years onwards)

Fist things first, this book is HUGE! Its not so much a coffee-table book as just a… Read more