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Star Trek I - X - Limited Collector's Edition (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [Blu-ray] [1979] [Region Free]
Star Trek I - X - Limited Collector's Edition (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [Blu-ray] [1979] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ William Shatner
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £120.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Collector's Edition - The Final Frontier, 13 Dec. 2013
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This limited (and numbered) collector's edition is possibly the best Star Trek movies collection ever made. I won't review the artistic quality of the 10 movies, I don't think it is the place and I also think if u are reading this review you probably know them. If u already have the single blu-rays or earlier movies collection, I advise to buy this item only to big trek fans, because the HD masters are the same as audio languages, subtitles, extras on the sigle discs; video quality is generally good but with some flaws and not close enough to contemporary blu-ray quality. Told so, this box comes higly recommended for all the rest of the customers!!! This collections offers a lot: a big, minimalist but elegant and resistant packaging; a digibook with really nice images which contains all the blu-rays, which now have the movie cover printed on its surfaces (single editions and previous versions were only grey). Then we have 2 more bonus discs which contained two acclaimed commentaries. Then, we have an illustrated book with nice photos and a lot of written information about the movie production. Here it comes the only mistake made in this collection: the book misses info and photos from the final 3 movies, don't know if this was because this book is a demo version or if it is a mistake 100%. Finally we got a special collection of film frames from all 10 movies, very nice and evocative. Oh, I was forgetting we also have a federation badge!! As u can see, this box is like a nerdish-geek-trekker fantasy come true, this time getting closer to what we can call a "definitive" collection, although it probably isn't. I would have loved to see also the movies in a newly refreshed HD master but...maybe another time!
However, this box is HIGLY RECOMMENDED.
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Harsh Realm: The Complete Series [DVD]
Harsh Realm: The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Scott Bairstow

4.0 out of 5 stars A promising series that was too short-lived!, 20 Sept. 2010
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First there was the X-Files, a phenomenon which changed TV forever; than there was Millennium, another masterpiece although criminally undervalued! Chris Carter, creator of those series, is a genius, he is able to create shows that are entertaining, suspenceful, strong, creative and at the same time able to make you question different themes, often without offering answers (answering is left to the viewer)...Harsh Realm, partially inpired by a little known comic series, investigates some of the themes that will make Matrix one of the biggest cinematographic success one year later. The series focuses much, infact, on the topic of reality: what's real and what's not? What makes something real? and so on... HR is the story of lt. Hobbes, who is asked by US Army to enter a virtual reality -Harsh Realm - created by the Army for training purposes. Harsh Realm is a virtual world which reproduces our planet and its citizens perfectly, but there evets take their own turn, which is different from what happens in the real world. Hobbes has to stop Omar Santiago, a soldier and top HR player who has taken absolute power over the virtual world. Soon, Hobbes finds himself allied with a soldier like him and some other peculiar carachters in the virtual world to fight against Santiago, for his life and for an exit from HR. The series is dark, action-packed, well-written and full of sci-fi plots, including some really good stuff creativly speaking and the conspiracy theory themes, beloved by Cater as we all know. Acting was ok too. The fact is that FOX cancelled the show only after 3 episodes (the remaining 6 were shown for the first time on FX), so the series is too short lived and leaves a lot of potentian unexpressed. It is really a pity: this 9 episodes feel like a really promising start for another masterpiece from Chris Carter, but then had no further development and left unfinished. Warned of that unlucky problem, you should watch HR beacuse it is really good stuff. If you loved the other tv shows from Chris Carter, than you HAVE TO watch this!


24 - Season 8 [DVD]
24 - Season 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiefer Sutherland
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £24.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tic-Tac Mr.Bauer, you're running out of time!, 20 Aug. 2010
This review is from: 24 - Season 8 [DVD] (DVD)
This is the final season of 24, the final day of Jack Bauer (at least on TV)...Season 8 shows many aspects which calling them excellent wouldn't be enough, and few other disappointing aspects, but overall this is a powerful, intense, complex and compelling season which provides also an emotional and fitting closure to the 24 legacy (again, at least on TV)...Season 8 has both new elements (action takes place in NY, many new charachters) and traditional ones (there's CTU again), and deals with some important themes (Peace, torture and the historical themes portrayed in Day 8 could be inspired by the Iran situation, I guess). The Final Day begins with a 4-arc-episode which is promising, compelling and really dark, which also features the return of agent Walker, who turned lethal and dark (see how hour 4 ends!). From episode 5, despite some good main charachters development, Season 8 is entertaining but not really delivering: the writing seems to construct the story hour by hour instead having it planned before shooting, many plots are recycled from past seasons (there's a mole in CTU!) and many charachters are not well used (I'm referring to most of the russian villains). But the worst aspect is the silly and boring subplot about Kathee Sackhoff's charachter. From episode 12, things start to be really cool and compelling, writing sets back to the excellent level we were used to. This arc culminates with episodes 15 and 16: two masterpieces, with an emotional ending you won't forget. From episode 17, Season 8 could be considered the best season, at least the most powerful, dark and exciting. In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, we see a really dark Jack going rouge and in conflict with nearly everyone pursuing revenge and justice. Authors set up the conditions to make Jack and other charachters exploring their dark side: it will be a dark and compelling journey fullfilled with controversy! And Jack has some really great scenes (including one in which he wears a black armory during an assault over some secret agents and another with the most brutal torture scene ever in 24). For a writer of a series, building a so dark and complex final chapter is a really risky challenge but the result is awesome with some of the greatest performances by the actors too. Meanwhile, Charles Logan returns and this was another excellent choice by the writers. The two-hours series finale is powerful, emotional and simply great. The final scene is bittersweet and fitting! The final countdown..well..you'll see. I think 24 was the best show of the decade: I'll miss it a lot while waiting for a feature film at the cinema. Despite few problems with the writing in the first half, Season 8 is HIGLY HIGLY RECOMMENDED.


X Files: Season 9 [DVD]
X Files: Season 9 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gillian Anderson
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £9.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The end of an era!, 18 Aug. 2010
This review is from: X Files: Season 9 [DVD] (DVD)
I'm a really HUGE x-phile, I've basiccally grown up watching The X-Files for almost a decade! Season 9 marks the final installment in this tv series, which I believe is the best show ever made. Big changes for this final season: Mulder appears only in the series finale and Scully appears in fewer scenes than in the previous seasons, so the attention is focused a lot on the new couple of FBI agents, Doggett and Reyes (both introduced in season 8). Their job (and the job of the two actors) to replace such big icons like Mulder and Scully proves to be extremely difficult. The writer do a nice job into developing their charachters, but it is impossbile to think they would ever move the viewers like Mulder and Scully did. That's also why Mulder's absence feels extremely difficult to get on with. Main mithology-arc of the season deals with the mistery of the supersoldiers and the nature of Scully's baby and introduces a pair of new charachters. Writing this season went on among ups and downs. I liked many things like guest stars Lucy Lawless and Burt Reynolds, episodes like John Doe, Daemonicus, 4D and Trust no1 were very compelling, but many other stories felt disappointing (Hellbound, Scary Monsters, Lord of the flies). So the quality remains at good levels, but this is undeniably the worst season of the series. We can say the series ended at the right point, before becoming stupid or repetitive. The so called endgame (the final 5 episodes) is both compelling and shocking for some revelations. I won't spoil anything, but you may love or hate some of these episodes 'cause of what happens in this final arc, you are warned. What is really excellent is the series finale. Many argued that it was a bad written and dishonest ending. I totally disagree: the story is focused again on Mulder and Scully and is able to watch at the past bringing the viewer bittersweet memories of 9 great years, but at the same time offers some future perspectives. Many of the old charachters reappears and there are really lots of plot elements that makes this episode entartaining, compelling, thrilling and emotional. It provides action too (the scene with the explosions in the pueblo is masterfully done). As you can easily imagine, while the truth is finally exposed, the story ends with an open ending full of mixed feelings in typical X-Files style. If you were waiting for something like Mulder and Scully getting married, well...we are far from there. The ending scene is very similar to one in the pilot episode: X-Files comes emotionally full circle. If you really understood what was The X-Files, you will agree that this was the only perfectly fitting finale for this series. It is very emotional and beautifully done. I'll miss this show deeply!


Oz: Season 5 [DVD]
Oz: Season 5 [DVD]
Price: £11.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worst season but still great TV!, 16 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: Oz: Season 5 [DVD] (DVD)
I'm Italian, so sorry for any mistake i make :) Oz Season 5 is probably the worst among the six seasons of this great prison drama. Some reasons: many of the most interesting charachters are left a bit behind the story developments; the introduction of some kind of supernatural themes, fascinating but not really fitting into this real ugly world that is Oz; the fact that this is the fifth year, so the series starts to show signs of weakness, altough really few. On the other hand, despite what said before, Oz is still disturbing, compelling and excellent television. This season is also more experimental in style, including a musical episode. And above all, the surprise ending of the season finale really shocked me because it was something I thought impossible to happen among the walls of Oz. In conclusion: despite being the weakest of the six seasons, Oz season 5 is still great, brave and compelling television. If you're a series fan you have to see it, also to be prepared for the big shocking final season. If you are new to Oz, you should probably look to the earlier seasons instead of season 5...
The box set is similar to the other five of the series: nice art and packaging, unfortunately no special features :(


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