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Caiptean (Kentish Weald, Kent, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

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Monk's Dream
Monk's Dream
Price: £8.59

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album!, 26 July 2014
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Brilliant album!

Wireless Door Entry Intercom Four DECT Phone and Door Bell
Wireless Door Entry Intercom Four DECT Phone and Door Bell

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wireless Door Entry Intercom Four DECT Phone and Door Bell, 13 Dec. 2013
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I found this product to be an entirely worthwhile and excellent purchase; being of considerable benefit!

It is ideal for anyone who is slow on their feet, may regularly be out of earshot of their doorbell (garage /workshop etc), is nervous about answering the door or simply wants privacy.

The clarity of this door entry system is excellent enabling you to speak to the person calling at your door if you are elsewhere on your property or even swilling tea with a neighbour if their house is within range.

If somebody calls at your door the handsets ring (you can choose both the doorbell and telephone ring tones /volumes on each handset) and you answer /speak to them just like a telephone. If you choose to answer the door in person the telephones time out (stop ringing) after some 20 secs or so if you don't cancel via a telephone handset. However, the doorbell ring can be set so it isn't overly intrusive.

The telephone are reasonably intuitive being no more complicated than similar wireless telephones. But do read the instructions and do charge the handsets before trying to register them to the base station.

You can call between handsets although not to the door intercom (I could hear somebody banging on my door rather than using the clearly visible intercom) but then how far do you design a system to cope with numpties?

The only comments I can make are (1) the font used is both a little stretched vertically and confusingly uses a mixture of upper and lower case (you do get used to it fairly quickly - this is only a minor niggle) and (2) the system being limited to up to four telephone handsets.

Door Intercom Outdoor Station Weather Shield CLOSRC
Door Intercom Outdoor Station Weather Shield CLOSRC
Offered by Securicare UK
Price: £9.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Door Intercom Outdoor Station Weather Shield, 13 Dec. 2013
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The front /door telephone intercom system offers this weather shield as an additional purchase to the Wireless Door Entry Intercom DECT Phone and Door Bell.

This sturdy metal weather shield protects the top and sides of the external door intercom. A worthwhile consideration for exposed locations.

The weather shield has the same fixings as the flat mounting plate provided with the external door intercom so can be retro-fitted later if wanted.

Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex Corded Rotary Lawnmower (40 cm Cutting Width) (discountinued by manufacturer)
Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex Corded Rotary Lawnmower (40 cm Cutting Width) (discountinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Country Gardening
Price: £205.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex Electric Rotary Lawnmower (40 cm Cutting Width), 28 Sept. 2013
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Firstly, lets get the real gripe out the way (which isn't reflected in the rating I've given this product) and that is if I'd known Yodel were going to deliver I'd have bought this elsewhere simply to avoid their incompetence. No 'we attempted to deliver notes' left and they couldn't wait long enough for anybody to get to the front door. Having watch their van drive away (twice) delivery was arranged but they still turned up on a different day - useless!

Now to the mower!

Once out of the box erecting it should be simple but you need more hands than a Gospel Choir to clip the grassbox together and the screws at the bottom of the handle can be tricky. In this respect the instructions could be better.

As a mower it works well and produces a clean cut. Lightweight to carry the multi-point handle with four control switches is actually very convenient when manoeuvring the mower. It is reasonably quiet too. But the raise /lower control is difficult to operate and appears to have a life of its own which detracts from the product.

However, what lets this down is the grassbox. Ignoring the grass blowing out at the top the grassbox collects reasonably well and it is when you come to empty it that the games begin. Internally the grassbox is shaped around the mower meaning the grass doesn't tip straight out. Indeed when full it is very difficult to empty even when turned upside own, sideways and shaken hard all at the same time!

The grassbox would benefit from being simpler in shape and slightly larger. Had of been so then this rating would have been five stars.

Six Shooter [DVD] (2004)
Six Shooter [DVD] (2004)
Dvd ~ Rúaidhrí Conroy

5.0 out of 5 stars Six Shooter review, 28 May 2012
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An excellent short film for which this review will not spoil the storyline.

It is a black comedy and stars Brendan Gleeson and Rúaidhrí Conroy.

Mostly filmed on an Iarnród Éireann train.

It is understood that following a warehouse fire DVD copies of this film are rare.

Timecrimes [DVD]
Timecrimes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Karra Elejalde
Price: £13.81

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a film by it's cover!, 28 Dec. 2011
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This is an excellent film that I'll recommend to anyone who likes a good even-paced thriller that keeps you gripped throughout.

Not going to say more about the plot save to say it is really worth watching!

The DVD cover picture may suggest a horror film or level of horror that isn't present so don't be put off by this. What the film does have is an excellent level of suspense with a well-thought out plot. Certainly if you set aside the basic premise of the impossibilities surrounding time-travel, then the remainder of the plot unfolds with a level credibility to often missed in modern films.

I just wonder why I'd never come across it before!

The Silent Enemy [DVD]
The Silent Enemy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Laurence Harvey
Offered by vector trading
Price: £10.90

5.0 out of 5 stars The Silent Enemy - an entertaining film, 28 Aug. 2011
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The film is based around Lionel 'Buster' Crabb and his joining the undersea mine clearance in Gibraltar 1941.

It is well balance and besides Laurence Harvey and Dawn Addams it also features Sid James in a supporting straight role. This is not to ignore the excellent acting from the rest of the cast.

Whilst I cannot comment on the film's historical accuracy it is highly enjoyable and certainly bears repetition which to me is the sign of a good film. Furthermore when re-watched when you pick up on many small details missed the first time around.

The film is well cast and the acting sharp with good cinematography; none of the action is overblown (no pun intended for a film on mine clearance) or overstated.

In summation one of those excellent films that they simply do not seem to make any more!

Sadly Crabb disappeared whilst diving in Portsmouth Harbour in April 1956.

Play Dirty DVD - Michael Caine - great World War II film
Play Dirty DVD - Michael Caine - great World War II film
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Price: £10.99

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Play Dirty DVD, 14 Jun. 2011
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Having been seeking a copy of the entertaining Michael Caine film Play Dirty the arrival of my order just a few days later was promising.

However, it was a rapid downhill thereafter. The DVD did not start properly with menus that I've only seen on home-made DVDs and when the film did start running the picture did not fill my screen - rather like watching a widescreen film on an old TV. Except I was trying to watch the film on a widescreen tv.

After only a few minutes the film froze. So I cleaned my DVD player and started anew only to have the film freeze at the same point.

At this point it was repackaged and returned to Amazon citing concerns about both the quality and even legitimacy of of what they were selling. These concerns were ignored by Amazon but I did get an eventual refund.

For those who have not seen the film and enjoy a wartime yarn it is well worth watching and I'd give the actual film a 4 out of 5 rating. As for the quality of the DVD I had to give it 1 out of 5 as the system wouldn't let me rate it any lower!

Caveat emptor!

Outland [DVD] [1981]
Outland [DVD] [1981]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Price: £5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Outland - an underrated film?, 5 Mar. 2010
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Outland is film that seems to have got quietly lost amongst the more modern sci-fi films with their cgi technology and high-action plots.

But as a film it is robust and hangs together well. Its steady pace does not suffer from any of those silly moments where everyone but the cast can see what to do next or where the 'baddie' is hiding. Nor does the audience sit there shouting 'he's behind you!' because actors are stupidly looking the wrong way.

Indeed the plot is simple and well thought through but doesn't unravel too fast. The gritty scenes of a remote mining operation are well visualised with realistic action by the credible characters portrayed. None of these superhuman feats of incredible action here!

The lack of modern cgi does not really detract from the film and the computer equipment might have lacked a little aforethought towards future technological progress (remember this was filmed in 1981 and pocket calculators had only really become affordable a decade before)- but none of this really detracts from the plot.. However, the film does not lose sight of the technological basics such as time delay of long distance communication in space.

Indeed Outland has nice touches that serve to remind us of reality - such as the mismatch in the advertised time arrival of transport and the actuality of its early arrival. I'll let the viewer spot the others.

Although Sean Connery is arguably the best known star here, Frances Sternhagen's doctor introduces a superb cynical reality and Peter Boyle excels as the obnoxious corporate manager that we all seem to come across at least once in our lives.

So would Outland appeal to non-science fiction viewers?

Certainly I'd like to think `yes' as the film's core isn't sci-fi, but the corruption at a remote mining location. The sci-fi simply provides a robust backdrop to a film that holds together well and certainly after the curtain falls leaves the viewer feeling entertained.

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