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South Park - Season 19 [DVD] [2016]
South Park - Season 19 [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Trey Parker
Price: £12.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Strong Season, Another Nice DVD Boxset, 12 Nov. 2016
I love how consistent all 19 Seasons of South Park have been on DVD, its turned into a great collection over the years.
Packaging is the same as always, a cardboard sleeve with a cardboard fold out cover. Its slimmer, like Season 17 and 18, due to being a 2 disc set as opposed to the previous 16 seasons having 3 discs.
You get 5 episodes on each disc. Each episode has English, German and Dutch subtitles available. Each episode also has English and German audio.

Disc one also has deleted scenes, a trailer for the upcoming video game and a new feature. On the previous boxsets, each episode has a mini commentary at the start of each episode from Matt and Trey. This season has a 28 minute commentary covering the season as a (fractured but) whole. I personally preferred watching each episode, then watching the start again immediately after with commentary but this new way of presenting the commentary is still worth your time.

The episodes themselves are superb. I think South Park hit a massive slump from season 14 - 17. I think the shorter seasons and the fact that each episode of the season is now connected has completely reinvigorated the series. Where the likes of The Simpsons and Family Guy have become a struggle for me to watch, Im delighted that South Park is still around to give me genuine and consistent laughs.

It's A Wonderful Life [Blu-ray] [2016]
It's A Wonderful Life [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Price: £8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's A Wonderful Life 2016 Platinum Anniversary Edition Blu Ray, 11 Nov. 2016
It's A Wonderful Life [Blu-ray] [2016]

It's A Wonderful Life is in my opinion one of the greatest films ever made.
This 2016 Blu Ray release offers nothing new that I can see. (Other than new but very looking cover art)
It comes in a standard blue Amaray case and features nothing fancy like posters or art-cards from previous releases.
If you don't already own this film on Blu Ray, It offers a stunningly detailed transfer and a theatrical trailer along with an admittedly well done colorized version of the film. (which shall remain un-watched until the day I die)

Both versions of the film have 2.0 mono sound, full frame presentation and English subtitles.

So basically, if you've never owned this film on Blu Ray I highly recommend it. If you already own it, you almost certainly have a better presented Blu Ray.
Considering the packaging states its a Platinum Anniversary Edition, I don't see anything new or special on offer here, which is disappointing.

Elvis & Nixon [DVD]
Elvis & Nixon [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: £5.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Release, Decent Little film, 4 Nov. 2016
This review is from: Elvis & Nixon [DVD] (DVD)
Elvis And Nixon is a very slight film and has a seriously miscast Michael Shannon as the King, but I couldn't help but like it.
Its a warm, funny and sweet little film. Minus the credits the film runs a brisk 78 minutes but I found it very likable and never boring, and it has a solid supporting cast.
Give it a shot, it wont take up much of your time and its overall quite a good natured, albeit little, story.
There are no Elvis songs on the soundtrack which is a shame, but I'd say its due to the films small budget and the high licensing fees for The King's tracks.

DVD only release in the UK. Picture quality is average - I would have appreciated a Blu Ray version.
DVD comes with a cardboard slipcase. The disc has English subtitles and is presented in 2.40:1 widescreen. There are no bonus features but its a new release for £7 so it was OK value.

Marvel's Doctor Strange [Blu-ray] [2016]
Marvel's Doctor Strange [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £15.00

6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Marvel At Its Most Middle Of The Road, 3 Nov. 2016
I was looking forward to Doctor Strange but very early on I felt like this is Marvel on autopilot.
Im a huge MCU fan but there have been blips, and I consider Doctor Strange very nearly one of them.
Benedict is excellent as the title character. Tilda Swinton is great as The Ancient One. Everybody else is simply 'there'
The villain is severely underwritten and underwhelming. The special effects are very imaginative but the film itself is not.
The pacing is odd as the first hour is quite plodding but everything else feels choppy or rushed. It does have one of the better scores in the MCU, I thought it was more memorable than normal.
I simply did not get invested in this film. It feels like 'been there done that' and this film offers exactly zero surprises.

Doctor Strange is sadly a lesser entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It ranks slightly above Iron Man 2 and Thor 2 but thats pretty much it.
I really am looking forward to seeing the character again though, in Infinity Wars.
Poor villain - check
Awkward jokes - check
Amazing visuals - check
Origin story - check
Disappointing finale - check
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WWE Elite Series 45 Action Figure - White Attire Seth Rollins W/ WWE Championship Belt Accessory
WWE Elite Series 45 Action Figure - White Attire Seth Rollins W/ WWE Championship Belt Accessory
Offered by a1 Toys
Price: £23.64

4.0 out of 5 stars At Last - The Summerslam Attire, 29 Oct. 2016
A much requested figure, this Elite Seth Rollins is based on his Summerslam 2015 appearance.
Build quality and articulation is solid and he comes with a removable vest and WWE championship. The belt has shiny separate plates, its not just a piece of painted rubber that came with the Elite Brock Lesnar.
The likeness is pretty good and Seth's hair features the last of his blonde highlights before they left completely!
Paint is excellent but this figure has one obvious issue. The gold lining on the vest doesn't match the sculpting in the vest, This looks distracting, but the gold lines ARE painted correctly. Mattel simply reused a previous Seth vest that had these sculpted details. Seth's Summerslam attire did not have these. This is why the sculpt and paint don't line up and its distracting
Apart from that though, I think this is Mattel's best Rollins figure.

Evil dead 41957 27-Inch Ultimate Ash Action Figure
Evil dead 41957 27-Inch Ultimate Ash Action Figure
Offered by YUK
Price: £27.27

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Update Of An Already Solid Figure, 21 Oct. 2016
This figure is a dream come through for Evil Dead fans.
An updated release of NECA's excellent 'Farewell to Arms' Ash that also includes the parts to transform him into their 'Deadite Ash' figure
You're getting two figures in one here!
The packaging is perfection, like all of NECAs ultimate figures. Movie poster on the front, figure visible in a window box that opens with velcro, and the figure can be removed and returned to packaging without any damage.
The only upgrade to the sculpt is a MAJOR one here. The legs are now fully and properly articulated, not the awful V crotch that really prohibited the movement of the previous Evil Dead 2 figures.

The accessories consist of (deep breath) interchangeable 'Deadite' Ash head. Deadite Ash hands. An axe, His boomstick. Tape recorder. Lindas head. Possessed hand. interchangeable lower arm for 'stump' and Evil Ash look, Necronomicon (picky here - but i think its a little bit undersized)

Overall - the perfect combination of packaging, sculpt, paint, accessories and articulation.
If you own the previous versions of these two figures, you're only really getting new legs and awesome packaging but that was good enough to tempt me

Alot of people online have taken issue with this figure stating its not 'ultimate' without the chainsaw hand. Whilst I personally prefer that look myself, (see NECA's Hero Ash from Evil Dead 2) he does spend 90% of the film looking like this figure. in the past few days NECA have also confirmed on Twitter that an ultimate Hero Ash is in the works for 2016.

Official Star Wars Episode 7 2017 Calendar - The Force Awakens Square Wall Calendar 2017
Official Star Wars Episode 7 2017 Calendar - The Force Awakens Square Wall Calendar 2017
by Danilo
Edition: Calendar
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alot Like Last Year But An Improvement, 21 Oct. 2016
An improvement over the 2016 Force Awakens calendar for two reasons.

1) Although each date on the calendar has about the same space to write in as last year, each month has a little 'notes' section left blank which is good additional space to have
2) In my opinion, the images are better this year. You get Han Solo and Leia this time round. Nuff said.

And to think, by the time this calendar has run its course, We'll have seen Episode VIII

Alice Through The Looking Glass [Blu-ray]
Alice Through The Looking Glass [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Price: £7.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time To Give this Film A Chance, 13 Oct. 2016
An unwanted sequel to a below average original in a year overcrowded with mediocre films....Who would genuinely want to see Alice through The Looking Glass?
Not me anyway. And based on the fact it made less in its opening weekend than the previous did on its opening DAY says I wasn't alone.

For reasons unbeknownst to me, I bought this film on Blu Ray. First thing to notice is that like most modern (and in particular Disney) films, the Blu Ray picture and sound is absolute perfection. Two big thumbs up right there. Its so bright and colorful and is simply a joy to look at. I've become pretty fed up with the overuse of CGI in cinema, but in the fantasy world of Underland, its excusable. The second thing I noticed was about 20 minutes in, I realised I was engrossed. I seriously enjoyed this film. It felt like it fixed most of the wrongs of the first. It was funny without ever being overly childish, it was touching, it was pretty smart and it was very well paced. I found Sacha Baron Cohens character Time so fascinating and he is a pretty complex 'villain'
Now its not a classic, but I went in with low expectations and was very pleasantly surprised. I feel that it is a massive improvement on the first and that its a solid family film. But make up your own mind of course, my wife much preferred the first film.

SUBTITLES: English, Danish, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
SOUND: DTS-HD MA 7.1 english DTS-HD 5.1 German, Italian and Greek.
VIDEO: 1080p/16 x 9/1.85.1
A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) explains how costuming helps shape the curious characters of Underland and reveals hidden Easter Eggs within the cast’s ornate outfits.
Music Video: “Just Like Fire” by P!nk – “Watch this madness, colorful charade” in P!nk’s music video for “Just Like Fire,” the hit song featured in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that powered to the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Behind the Music Video – Go on set with P!nk for production of her “Just Like Fire” music video, featuring fantastical imagery, aerial stunts, Underland character cameos, and guest appearances by P!nk’s family.
Behind The Looking Glass – Jump back and forth through time during this in-depth look into the making of “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” hosted by director James Bobin.
Time On… – Delight in this discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Time, the keeper of the Chronosphere, a metallic sphere that powers all time.
Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass: A Scene Peeler – View a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes, as Alice enters Underland through a magical looking glass.
Alice Goes Through Time’s Castle: A Scene Peeler – View raw production footage alongside final scenes, as Alice enters Time’s castle of eternity.
Characters of Underland – Get to know the quirky and colorful supporting characters in Underland, such as the tubby twins known as the Tweedles (Matt Lucas) and Absolem (Alan Rickman), the blue caterpillar turned blue Monarch butterfly.
Filmmaker Audio Commentary by James Bobin – Director James Bobin delivers scene-by-scene insight into the creation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary – Bobin introduces five never-before-seen scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Disney’s spectacular adventure.

WWE Elite Series 44 Action Figure - Sasha Banks
WWE Elite Series 44 Action Figure - Sasha Banks
Offered by Savage Collectibles
Price: £28.92

4.0 out of 5 stars A Little Tip For People Who Open Their Figures, 25 Sept. 2016
A solid figure. Nice colourful attire choice and great accessories let down only by a poor headscan.
Sasha here looks better with her glasses on! (The basic Sasha has a much better likeness)

A friendly word of warning though. When you are opening this figure be VERY careful popping her out of her plastic tray prison. Her little gold brass knuck/Jewellery are quite loose on her hands and I give you my word, if you pop her open to quick you're gonna find yourself on the carpet with a microscope looking for those little bad boys. They'll just fly straight out of the packaging. So open with care.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective/Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [Blu-ray] [2016] [Region Free]
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective/Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [Blu-ray] [2016] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Price: £9.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ace Ventura On Blu Ray - Alright Then, 17 Sept. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Releasing on 19th September with barely a whimper, this double pack represents the first time these two films have had a UK Blu Ray release.
The films come on two separate discs in a standard Amaray case. The cover art is ugly and poorly designed. (The word 'collectioni in white and on a white background) Its also the same artwork from the DVD double pack.

Pet Detective is presented in 1:85:1 widescreen and has a trailer and directors commentary. It halso has three episodes of the animated series.
When Nature Calls is presented in 2.4:1 widescreen and has a theatrical trailer.. The film is UNCUT. I haven't seen this version since VHS!

Both films looks abysmal. Grainy to the point where its distracting, soft and fuzzy whilst not terribly colorful. This is a typical Warner Brothers 'upgrade'

Both films have subtitles and audio in English, Brazilian Portugese, Castilian Spanish, French, German and Latin Spanish.

At £9.99, its not bad value for two Blu Rays I suppose. I was pretty unhappy with the effort put into the release though and I wouldn't recommend upgradin g if you already own the DVD versions.
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