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The Thing
The Thing
Dvd
Price: £3.49

3.0 out of 5 stars It's good but it's not right.., 7 Sept. 2015
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Some good points but tries too hard to be the original and ends up being a poor copy...


Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2
Dvd
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Jun. 2015
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Great sequel and much better than Iron Man 3!


The Bank Holiday Murders: The True Story of the First Whitechapel Murders: Volume 1 (Jack the Ripper)
The Bank Holiday Murders: The True Story of the First Whitechapel Murders: Volume 1 (Jack the Ripper)
by Tom Wescott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone interested in the Whitechapel murders, 13 Sept. 2014
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I don't think I've read such an atmospheric book on the Whitechapel Murders before. Incredibly impressed by the research into what I've always thought of as the "forgotten women" of the entire saga, especially Emma Smith. It's been a long time since I have gotten so immersed into the atmosphere of the time through someone's writing. Great stuff


The Making of Return of the Jedi: The Definitive Story Behind the Film
The Making of Return of the Jedi: The Definitive Story Behind the Film
by Jonathan W. Rinzler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all Star Wars fans, 3 Nov. 2013
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A great third addition to the series ( if you haven't read the first two, then please do!), this book goes in depth into the making of episode 6 of the Star Wars saga, and delivers a definitive study of the making of a Hollywood blockbuster. Wonderful reading, and truly engrossing for any Star Wars fan. Packed full of of never-seen-before pics, and different variations of the screenplay, it also goes into fantastic detail about every step of the movie making process, and pulls no punches in it's analysis of how Return of the Jedi was made, how it performed, and how it came to be the most unfavourite of the original trilogy. Superb stuff!


Halloween Blu-ray 1978 Region Free
Halloween Blu-ray 1978 Region Free
Dvd ~ Donald Pleasence
Offered by Prime Steelbooks
Price: £26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The best American horror film ever made, 12 Aug. 2013
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Halloween was the first American horror film I ever saw, as I had grown up watching brilliant Hammer Horror films and my parents had a trust in Hammer that it would scare me, but never terrify me. Halloween terrified me ( I was only 10). I still watch it every 31st October. A simple tale of an escaped mental patient, twisted slightly so that he becomes more than just a killer. He becomes everything that is scary about a windy, cold dark night, everything that is scary about the dark at the top of the stairs or that noise out the back garden when you're at home on your own. Probably considered tame by today's horror fans, this nevertheless swaps gore for true suspense and does it exceptionally well. A true classic, well worth a purchase. The blu-ray version is crisp and clear, and really does impress. Enjoy!


French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
by Tim Moore
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally funny!, 12 Aug. 2013
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Tim Moore wrote the excellent Frost on My Mustache, the sublime Continental Drifter, and made a comedic hat trick with French Revolutions, his third very funny book. A challenging true tale of a Tour de France fan who attempts to cycle the complete race route, combined with the excellent travel writing that Moore really does extremely well. If you are a fan of the worlds most famous bicycle race, then you will love this book. This is in fact my second copy, as my first is falling apart due to repeated re-reading. Well worth the price!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Looks fantastic!, 29 April 2013
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I bought this for my fiancee, as she loves Doctor Who, and David Tennant is her favourite Doctor. With this print, you get his and Matt Smith's excellently reproduced on a great photo. Considering the price you could find yourself looking at for the actual autographs of these two, this product is a brilliant alternative. I've got my own frame for it and it looks very nice, and she loves it so I'm happy.
Really good product for a fantastic price.


Iron Sky (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Iron Sky (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ Julia Dietze
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £5.24

3.0 out of 5 stars Nazi's on the moon? Go on, then...., 19 April 2013
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It's not as good as it could have been. I can't really put my finger on it but I should have enjoyed it more. That said, it's an ambitious project that spent a long time in production, and the passion that the film-makers have for their creation is obvious. Visually, it's an impressive piece of work, and it does have it's moments. I just wish it was as good as the trailer.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2012] [Region Free]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
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Price: £9.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning adaption of a classic book, 19 April 2013
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One thing is absolutely clear. Peter Jackson has a love for this material that is unquestionable. His classic trilogy adaption of The Lord of the Rings is proof of that. His work on this first film of The Hobbit is equally as impressive. Don't be put off by tales of it's length. It takes time to tell a story as big as this, set in a world as detailed as this, and there's nothing wrong with indulging a bit to tell the tale properly.
Purists have complained about changes between the book and movie adaption. I have read the book many times. It's one of my favourites. I love this adaption of the book.
If you know little about the story, it involves one Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit of the title, and his unlikely and somewhat reluctant involvement in an epic adventure. When a band of Dwarves arrive at his door one evening, he finds that he has been recommended for inclusion in the adventure by Gandalf, a rather mischievous wizard. Gandalf sees a potential in Bilbo for something greater than just living a quiet Hobbit's life. Bilbo has a slightly different opinion on the matter.
The story follows the band of adventurers across the wonderful world of Middle-Earth, and the encounters that they have with all manner of friend and foe. It's truly an epic story told with love and passion and a genuine affection for the characters.
Martin Freeman is a natural as the title character, and gives a great performance. The entire cast evidently had a great time making the film, as their performances show.
A friend of mine said after seeing the film in the cinema that it felt like "settling down in an old favorite armchair, in an old favorite comfortable room, and feeling completely at home". Going back into Peter Jackson's Middle Earth is like visiting an old friend. If you have any love for the original trilogy, you will feel exactly as I have described. If it's your first time, get ready for a wonderful experience.
It's Blu-Ray adaption is one of the best I've seen, beautiful in detail, depth and color. Blu-Ray was meant for films like this. The only gripe I have is that the special features are not as in depth as they are on the Blu-Rays for the original trilogy. I would have loved a director or cast commentary, or both.
Treat yourself to a wonderful, magical movie experience. I can't wait for the next film.


Missing 411-North America and Beyond: Stories of people who have disappeared in remote locations of North America and five other countries.
Missing 411-North America and Beyond: Stories of people who have disappeared in remote locations of North America and five other countries.
by David Paulides
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly disturbing,and deeply engrossing, 19 April 2013
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I've got the other two editions of David Paulides' excellent work on missing persons, and this latest book is just as fascinating and disturbing. It's a study of how, inexplicably, people have gone, and are still going, missing. There is something deeply wrong in the rural and wild areas of the United States, and this has been recorded with sometimes stark, tragic detail by Mr Paulides. In this new edition he reveals new cases of those that have gone missing. Some are old reports, some are very recent. Some are painfully tragic, others are disturbing but come with happy (ish) endings. There is no wild speculation here about the cause, no single and absolute resolution of what is happening. He reveals highly disturbing details from those that have survived their ordeals, and offers the facts clearly, highlighting similarities in the cases and reminding us on almost every page that the stories here are depressingly familiar. There are some facts from survivors that are sometimes hard to believe, but can't be ignored. He also delves beyond the borders of the United States to other countries with similar tales. There were not enough of these for my liking (perhaps my only real criticism of the three books) so maybe this could be the focus for future works.
Once I started reading, I found it very difficult to stop. Some of the tales here are truly terrifying, and will have you thinking about them long after you have finished reading.
As I said in a previous review for the first book in the series, don't go into the woods alone. There is something going on out there that can't be explained. David Paulides has uncovered some dark tales here, and more people need to know about them. Excellent work.


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