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Dc Super-Villains: The Penguin [DVD]
Dc Super-Villains: The Penguin [DVD]
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper to buy Batman Animated Vol 1, 16 Aug. 2016
For anyone who is unaware of this, the 4 "Super Villian" DVDs that DC have released is in fact the four discs that make up the Batman Animated Series Volume One DVD which can be purchased for £6.99 at this time. Each volume of this set is £4.99 a piece - do yourself a favour and buy Volume One of the animated series if you are thinking of purchasing this and the remaining 3 volumes of the Super Villians.


Dc Super-Villains: Poison Ivy [DVD] [2016]
Dc Super-Villains: Poison Ivy [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Kevin Conroy
Price: £4.99

1.0 out of 5 stars This is just disc 1 of a 4 disc Boxset, 16 Aug. 2016
For anyone who is unaware of this, the 4 "Super Villian" DVDs that DC have released is in fact the four discs that make up the Batman Animated Series Volume One DVD which can be purchased for £6.99 at this time. Each volume of this set is £4.99 a piece - do yourself a favour and buy Volume One of the animated series if you are thinking of purchasing this and the remaining 3 volumes of the Super Villians.


Dc Super-Villains: Two-Face [DVD]
Dc Super-Villains: Two-Face [DVD]
Price: £4.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Buy Animated Series Vol 1 - Not this!!!, 16 Aug. 2016
For anyone who is unaware of this, the 4 "Super Villian" DVDs that DC have released is in fact the four discs that make up the Batman Animated Series Volume One DVD which can be purchased for £6.99 at this time. Each volume of this set is £4.99 a piece - do yourself a favour and buy Volume One of the animated series if you are thinking of purchasing this and the remaining 3 volumes of the Super Villians.


The Missing Postman: Complete Series [DVD]
The Missing Postman: Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Bolam
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, 13 July 2016
Finally, after so many years of having the VHS copy as my only means of viewing this wonderful drama, someone thought to release it on DVD - this little two parter was broadcast in 1996 with a Stirling cast and a feel or both warmth and defiance about it. As well as a marvellous line up of main cast members there are also plenty of talented actors with smaller roles in this piece too, such as Roger Lloyd Pack, Nick Stringer and Robert Daws. For anyone who like classic drama comedy this is a must


House of Cards Trilogy [Blu-ray]
House of Cards Trilogy [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Ian Richardson
Price: £11.00

5.0 out of 5 stars I honestly didn't think the transfer to Blu Ray would be that great but the picture quality really is fantastic - if ..., 10 Dec. 2015
Wow, I honestly didn't think the transfer to Blu Ray would be that great but the picture quality really is fantastic - if you have a Blu Ray player I thoroughly recommend getting the HD edition of this wonderfully superior drama


Peep Show - Series 8 [DVD]
Peep Show - Series 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Mitchell
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A stong series with twists and turns, even up ..., 24 July 2014
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A stong series with twists and turns, even up to the last moment. It just makes me want to see what Mark and Jez will do next.


Great British Railway Journeys
Great British Railway Journeys
by Charlie Bunce
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

4.0 out of 5 stars A Great British Railway Book, 24 July 2014
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A beautifully presented book which accompanies the equally wonderful series presented by Michael Portillo.


X-Men - Season 5, Volume 2 [DVD]
X-Men - Season 5, Volume 2 [DVD]
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars End of the line bub, 24 July 2014
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As ever the 90s X-Men series lives up to it's reputation as a highly exciting series with great animation, voice acting and action.


Batman (Two-Disc Special Edition) [1989] [DVD]
Batman (Two-Disc Special Edition) [1989] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Keaton
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £8.47

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first taste of Batman finally gets the gold treatment, 24 July 2014
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Nostalgia
It has to be said that my review may come across as biased - I first saw this film when I was roughly 6 when the BBC premiered it at Christmas in 1991 - I fell in love with the dark and twisted world of Batman. This particular interpretation of the Dark Knight was a breath of fresh air for many fans, so far as they could tell from the trailer (which I gather people saw when they purchased cinema tickets for other films - then when the trailer was over, they would leave the cinema) which showed a far different Batman to the campy and colorful 1966 Adam West TV series, which seemed to overshadow any seriousness or tragedy for which Batman's origins are now far more well known. The movie incorporates set designs which echo the 1930s through 40s but then crosses that over with 1980s cars/technology and fashion. Michael Keaton's unexpected choice for the Dark Knight is both calm as Bruce Wayne, but intense and intimidating as Batman. Kim Basinger gives a good performance as Vicky Vale, though I feel that particular interpretation of the character would be better off in this day and age changing into a far more confident role (for which the Video Game Arkham City has accomplished). Jack Nicholson's acting as the Joker is exemplary, a top notch performance backed up by classic Hollywood stars like Pat Hingle as Commissioner James Gordon and Jack Palance as mob chief Carl Grissom. Despite this being one of the far stronger films of the original Batman Motion Picture Series, I have found over the years that it is not so fondly remembered as I had thought.

Differences from the comic books (+++SPOILER ALERT!!!+++)
The main pieces of the the film which displeased fans at the time were mainly being that Bruce Wayne's parents were not killed by Jack Nappier (the man who would become the Joker) and that Alfred had let a journalist into the Batcave. This is extremely out of character for the faithful butler who has protected and looked after Bruce Wayne's secret since the day he took up the cape and cowl. Although as a Batman fan I can completely see that changing his origin story is not a good decision, I still can forgive this film for making changes.

DVD Review
The release of this DVD set was exciting, as for years Batman fans only had a very vanilla DVD copy with only a trailer and cast list for special features. The documentary with it's interviews and stock footage of behind the scenes set designs and historical account of Comic Book to Movie is a must watch for any Batman fan or enthusiast.

All in all, a wonderful movie in a great package.
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