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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 7 Jun. 2014
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These shoes are really quite flashy, especially considering their price. There were many times where I was complemented on the shoes. They were a nice fit as well.

I wore them for a matter of 6 or so months (everyday for school) before wear and tear got the better of them and the soles were coming visibly apart. Due to the shine of the shoes, marks of wear were rather visible after about 4 months. Although seemingly short-lived, for their price and the fact that I did give them a good wearing as I am constantly walking around the school and to and from to get home, they were a good buy.

I would definitely consider purchasing this item again in the future.

Hellsing Volume 1 (Hellsing (Paperback))
Hellsing Volume 1 (Hellsing (Paperback))
by Kohta Hirano
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Story low, 7 Jun. 2014
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I liked the first two books in this series but thought, personally that they were to low on story, which I find is the driving force behind a good manga and it seems sadly missing. It may get better the more you read, but I think after the first two books it's just too much of a gamble purchasing a third just to find the same problems.

There are other series' which have done this much better, such as Priest. I personally find this series a little too fast paced, with little reason behind the characters actions and little emotional value in the consequences of their actions.

All in all, it;s not a bad manga series, but it's by far not the best.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work, 18 May 2014
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Not only did it take a good 3 weeks to turn up (from Chine but that's no excuse now-a-days) but the product itself was an utter disappointment.

One thing you don't think of when buying an alarm clock is that you would have to power it with batteries and for this one you do, for both of the pieces which come with it (clock and gun).

The gun is liable to break within 10-30 firings, although on first shot the mechanism within was impressive,

It is mostly the alarm clock which is the worst. You have to record a sound to play as your alarm, with no tone to start off with, which may cause you to sleep through into the morning if you're not careful. You can probably get about 3 seconds worth of sound on it as well. Navigating the whole system and setting an alarm is a nuisance to begin with, there are only four buttons and when pressed in certain ways will do certain different things all related to a measly bit of paper you get entitled instructions. Although depicted as being back-lit, it will only do that for a minute at a time and to actually see what time it is you'll have to press one of the buttons, but make sure it's the right one or you may just do something you'll regret.

The worst thing about the alarm is the fact that the target is faulty, or at least it is for mine, and I can't see this being much different between products. The target actually won't stand up promptly when the alarm is going off, indicating where to fire, if will only go up half way and that's not the worst of it! The mechanism on the thing means that if it doesn't stand up fully, it doesn't make a complete circuit, causing the light and sensor in the target to turn on. This means that your 3 second alarm will play constantly and you won't be able to do a thing about it with that gun, although I was considering an investment in another which may well get the job done properly. Unless you take a quick hammer to it, you will have to struggle with the fiddly screw on the back to take the batteries out. If you do ever succeed, like I did one time, it actually just pushing the thing up enough to shoot it (which I did after loosing it on the third time of trying to get it to work) then not only will the alarm reset, sound and all (meaning you will have to rerecord your wake-up call), so does the clock, back to 12:00 at which point, it's back to the instruction "manual"...

Nosferatu, The Vampyre (Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook) [1979]
Nosferatu, The Vampyre (Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook) [1979]
Dvd ~ Klaus Kinski

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5.0 out of 5 stars Remastered, exactly as indicated, 18 May 2014
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Well, I just got the new Steelbook version of Nosferatu in the post and must say, although being smaller than I imagined, the box is rather nice looking, all art in and around the box seems to focus on either Kinski (himself) or Kinski and Adjani.

I was rather anxious to see what state the picture would be in when it was fully remastered by Bfi studios, but I must say I'm impressed.

Purely speaking from what I've heard of the German Blu-ray which is already out, the picture quality of both the English and German versions on this Blu-ray is indistinguishable. I was worried that, like with the German version, Bfi may only focus on remastering on of the versions but they are both nearly perfectly remastered considering state of the source material. Some scenes are done better than others and at times the picture does look grainy, but compared with the Anchor Bay DVD, the difference is immense and well worth the investment if you really love the film.

The sound quality is good for both versions on the mono setting and although it would have been nice to have the English version in 5.1 as well, the difference in sound quality, unless you actually have a surround sound system, isn't that big and is nothing to put you off enjoying both versions of the film.

I must say, however, that if you were planning on buying this for the jazzed up booklet which accompanies it, you may be a little disappointed. The essay reads like any introduction to a classic text and isn't the most engaging thing to read, whilst the review of the film I've seen browsing online. Although nothing special, it is a nice little thing to have but booklet is not the name I would give it; I think post-it note (sized) pamphlet would be more suitable.

As to the extras the documentary is relatively slow for a short, 13 minute, feature and a lot of the directing from Herzog is in German - as can be expected - but with no subtitles, which makes it an awkward watch for the most part. No remastering has been done for this extra, I might add.

All taken into account, I'm personally just happy that a decent, Region B copy of both version's of the film is out there and available to the public. This film is a masterpiece of the time and an affordable Blu-ray version, widely available, has been a long time coming.
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