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Day of the Dead [Blu-ray] [1985] [Region Free]
Day of the Dead [Blu-ray] [1985] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Joseph Pilato

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite romero movie, 20 Mar. 2010
definately the darkest of the dead films and I find it the most creepy by a mile. I love the first 2 also but favour this because of the darker tone. This was made in the classic latex effects era (1985) and a lot of the gore will probably still look good in 20 years, at least until someone finds a way to make CGI look vaguely realistic. I feel that picking your favourite dead movie is quite subjective but for those who like their horror uncomfortable and shorter on light moments this is a winner.
I must mention it does contain one of my favourite acting performances of all time by Joe Pilato. Joe takes 'bad' acting to a whole new level that it actually becomes genius. His performance totally works in conveying a pretty intimidating character who is also hilarious. A classic performance.

The Dolby Decades
The Dolby Decades
Price: £15.65

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songwriting, 4 Jun. 2009
This review is from: The Dolby Decades (Audio CD)
It seems John has progressed somewhat in that he's upgraded his keyboard to something from around 1991.
Dont be fooled, This is not just a comedy act. Of course it's hilarious but Graham Fellows is a brilliant songwriter/musician. The grooves and harmonies are brilliant as always. Some songs veer more towards pure comedy than others. Songs like 'karens tangerine' and 'unaccompanied lady' are funny but are actually really effective, moving songs.Sometimes its easy to miss that this music is much deeper than the surface would suggest.
He almost breaks character on the final track which reminds me a lot of the brilliant love at the hacienda' LP, the strange groove and abstract lyrics are quite different from the rest. Id love Graham to break character again but then he's so good at creating them!.
Great acting, great music, great words, depth - highly recommended

Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Try this, 30 April 2008
This review is from: Lust (Audio CD)
One of the best unknown records of the 90's. Sounds like Michael Jacksons BAD with avante garde guitars and a more live sound. If you like 80's style funk and 'no wave' check this out. I was surprised they never sold a load of records as this is high standard experimental pop music. This band has both Nile Rodgers and Marc Ribot on guitar! not to mention some great percussion and grooves. A shame they broke up and never finished the 7 sins

Glamorous Life
Glamorous Life

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good album, cheesy but inventive pop, 27 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Glamorous Life (Audio CD)
Its basically a classic prince influenced pop record. looking at the cover I took years to check it out as it just looks too cheesy. But being a big prince fan I felt I had to. Its a really good pop record with lots of very typical prince synth parts, great hooks and the odd great line too. there are only 6 tracks and all are extended. this is not the sort of thing that would happen today is it. its so much better to have 6 good tunes and no filler, which this is.

Coogan's Bluff [DVD]
Coogan's Bluff [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £3.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, very influential, very underrated, 19 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Coogan's Bluff [DVD] (DVD)
Not only does this film look forward to clint and Don's own dirty Harry films but bearing in mind this was 1968 the films influence on early 70's cinema is clear. The examples that spring to mind would be the hippie club scene being used in midnight cowboy a year later with all the same ambience (its uses of video projection, lighting). Also the overhead chase shots were ripped off by william friedkin for the french connection in 71, not to mention the poolhall scene bearing a striking resemblance to matin scorscese's mean streets in 73. I could go on but not wanting to bore you just keep in mind the films date when you watch it and how similar it is to so much that followed. Just because critics never mention this it doesnt mean its not true.
Influence aside the film is a classic clint performance. Its very funny, brilliantly shot and is a great timepeace for the era. Yes it's dated but thats what adds so much charm. there is a great use of symbolism, with clints almost kinky boots popping up everywhere and a nice use of the colour red. the jacket worn by Susan Clarke in the last shot is pure 'don't look now' . Im starting again.An exremely enjoyable, yet artistic, very funny, beautifully played film thats just so underrated its criminal. If only modern action thrillers were this stimulating.
PS can someone please release a high def DVD the picture is not great!

1408 - Director's Cut Edition [2007] [DVD]
1408 - Director's Cut Edition [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cusack
Offered by wantitcheaper
Price: £3.26

4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish, not creepy at all, I was more disturbed on the funfair ghost train, 23 Dec. 2007
I generally hate all films that have anything to do with steven king apart from carrie, the shining and misery. Samuel L jackson is hardly in the film and the scenarios that occur in the 'scary' room are so boring and have been done thousands of times before. there are no surprises and as soon as the creepy radio turns itself on without notice, the film just gets worse and worse. A truly terrible film. for something 100 times more creepy check out 'dead of night' which was made in 1945!

Unbreakable (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2000]
Unbreakable (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.42

4.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly good film, With a terrible ending, 10 Nov. 2007
if you dont read the cringworthy, and seriously pathetic text at the end of the film, this works really well and is definately more interesting (and less annoying) than the sixth sense. The dark ending had to be ruined by this all too familiar tendancy to not allow the bad guys to get away with it. It makes the original blade runner look almost acceptable. I would really love to see some american cinema with balls.
that aside its well worth watching, particularly if you like comic mythology.

Small Talk
Small Talk

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Massively underrated, 24 July 2007
This review is from: Small Talk (Audio CD)
I agree with the other review. This deserves to be held in much higher regard than it is. This is the last album with most of the original members and it sounds like the same band that recorded fresh and riot. The added strings are definately a plus and give it a different feel but it works perfectly. It doesnt quite have the same wow factor of previous albums but just because its not breaking new ground doesnt mean its not a great album for what it is. more laid back but still very funky. I think this is the last great Sly LP. Some good bits followed but this is a very consistent, brilliantly played record and you should buy it if you like what came before.

Game Over
Game Over
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £18.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation of bits, 17 July 2007
This review is from: Game Over (Audio CD)
Its quite annoying that both this and 'independency' share half the same tracks making buying both a bit of a waste. Also there is really no need to include 'a street scene' when it was already on Hex. Apart from that this is a very consistent and worthwhile collection of bits not on any of the proper albums. What a shame bark psychosis released so few albums when this shows they had so much more great matereal in the vault. If you like hex/Dustsucker then this is more of the same (with a bit of electro) and just as good.

La Folie
La Folie
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.75

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Final Great Stranglers Album, 13 May 2007
This review is from: La Folie (Audio CD)
I own all the stranglers albums and love Feline/ a lot of aural sculpture and lots of bits and pieces in between. However for me this is the last time they sounded truly experimental and surprising. This is a great followup to the 'gospel' which I found slightly dissapointing and for me is their best album apart from the Raven. The stranglers were a great pop band but i always found them most appealing when they walked the line between that and experimental music like this. The bonus tracks are superb and are as good as any on the album, cocktail nubiles is very funny if a little overlong!. The title track sounds like its straight out of 'Blade Runner' and for me was the last time I thought 'wow is this realy the stranglers?' I would also say that this is Dave Greenfield's best album, all his riffs are classics and ive never heard him play better, inspired, . Great Album

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