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Fortitude - Season 2 [Blu-ray + Digital Download] [2017]
Fortitude - Season 2 [Blu-ray + Digital Download] [2017]
Dvd ~ Sofie Gråbøl
Price: £18.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 1 Jun. 2017
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It's hard to describe Fortitude using any other adjective than "weird", but here are a few others that are appropriate: gripping, elegant, satisfying​, unsettling, puzzling, gory, funny, disgusting, gorgeous, picturesque, spooky, tragic, grotesque and brilliant.

This season appears to have fewer parallel threads than season 1, much to its benefit, but there are plenty of twists and turns along the way. Very few characters are clear black or white and it's hard to be on anybody's side.

Dennis Quaid and Ken Stott put in magnificent turns as new cast members.

All in all, an excellent second season that ties up the few loose ends from season 1 and leaves hardly any of its own undone.


The Borderlands (2013)
The Borderlands (2013)
Dvd ~ Gordon Kennedy

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good tale with a few good jumps and twists, 14 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: The Borderlands (2013) (Blu-ray)
The story concerns a team of three investigators who have been called on to decide on the veracity of a local priest, Father Crellick, who claims a miracle occurred in his church, a sequestered and almost derelict building in the English countryside. Although very few of the local population attend the church services, it is clear that they are sympathetic with the priest making the claims as he is himself from the village. As the investigation progresses, the group encounter strange noises and movements in the church. They become increasingly convinced that the incumbent of the church is responsible in an effort to boost his congregation and as a result, his funding too.

As a three-act structure, it's pretty unbalanced. The first act takes up two-thirds of the movie, but there's enough going on and information is coming the whole time to maintain your interest. It's a nice flip that the two religious characters in the investigative group disbelieve the miracle, whereas the non-religious character is convinced that something supernatural is going on at the church and its surroundings. Act two features only one character (or three if you keep your eyes peeled) and lasts about 5 minutes or so. The last act introduces a new character, much in the spirit of The Exorcist and for the same reason.

In the spirit of the found footage movie, the film is shot mostly by the actors themselves, so there's a lot of movement and peculiar framing going on for most of the time. If, like me, you tend to laugh at Most Haunted, you'll find a lot of familiar things at which to poke fun, but the real ride is the interplay among the three principal characters. Robin Hill is the real surprise here, as he is primarily an editor; he acts his socks off and Gordon Kennedy, known mostly for comic roles, is also outstanding. There are several times when a neat special effect is thrown in and you have to think about what you've seen or heard. As for the last act, if you don't like being cooped up, you might be in for a rough ride. Very enjoyable, all in all; much like a modern H.P. Lovecraft tale.

I think it's absurd that to get this movie on Blu-Ray, you need to buy a Finnish version. It's clear from the first scene that the video quality of the film is good enough to merit a high definition release, and the fact that the actors are equipped with HD is hinted several times during the course of the film. OK, it's not 4K mastered or anything, and the low light scenes show up the cameras sensitivity somewhat, but it's not as bad as Blair Witch and that has a Blu-Ray release. The UK market gets only a standard DVD release for the time being, despite all that. Crazy.


MOFRED® Black Ultra Slim Apple iPad Air 2 (Launched Oct. 2014) Leather Case Cover, Full Protection Smart Cover for iPad Air 2 iPad 6th Generation With Magnetic Auto Wake & Sleep Function + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen
MOFRED® Black Ultra Slim Apple iPad Air 2 (Launched Oct. 2014) Leather Case Cover, Full Protection Smart Cover for iPad Air 2 iPad 6th Generation With Magnetic Auto Wake & Sleep Function + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen
Offered by MOFRED PRODUCTS
Price: £34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A nice iPad case that protects both front and back, 28 July 2015
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This case fits nicely around an iPad Air 2. It protects both the front and the back, includes a stylus and a screen protector too. It's cheap but looks good, has a leather effect and compares very favourably to more expensive cases. It is magnetic and will lock the iPad when closed (unless you disable that setting). It will support the iPad in a slightly raised landscape orientation or in an almost upright landscape orientation. The inside of the front cover has a soft felt, so it's unlikely to scuff the screen or metal of the iPad.

I can't recommend it highly enough.


Doctor Who: K9 Tales Box Set (Invisible Enemy/K9 and Co) [DVD]
Doctor Who: K9 Tales Box Set (Invisible Enemy/K9 and Co) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Elisabeth Sladen
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The Invisible Enemy is good, even though one of its episodes is clearly ..., 6 April 2015
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The Invisible Enemy is good, even though one of its episodes is clearly based on Fantastic Voyage. K9 and Company is not quite of the same quality, though it's not down to the fault of the actors. Sean Chapman and Colin Jeavons steal the show. As for the title sequence and music...

As far as I know, this is the only way to own The Invisible Enemy on DVD, so as a completist, I had to bite the bullet.


StarTech.com 2.5in and 3.5in 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter - bidirectional IDE SATA - IDE to SATA Converter
StarTech.com 2.5in and 3.5in 40 Pin Male IDE to SATA Adapter Converter - bidirectional IDE SATA - IDE to SATA Converter
Price: £27.74

5.0 out of 5 stars I have an old PowerMac G4, that uses old-style ..., 6 April 2015
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I have an old PowerMac G4, that uses old-style hard drives that are increasingly difficult to get hold of. The ones inside the machine are definitely on borrowed time, so will need to be replaced. This is an ideal way to use brand new hard drives inside the old beast and future proof it for a little longer. This brand is one of a few that actually work with a Mac.


Saw: The Complete Movie Collection [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Saw: The Complete Movie Collection [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Price: £7.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant collection, 4 April 2015
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Excellent no nonsense collection. The discs work perfectly in UK players, but bear in mind that there is also an Ultraviolet code included that is US only; it won't work in the UK. Don't let that put you off buying though. It's the best way to own all movies.
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iPhone 6 and 6s Screen Protector, Anker Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector (4.7 inch) for Apple iPhone 6 and 6s(2014) 9H Hardness and Easy Bubble-Free Installation [Lifetime Warranty]
iPhone 6 and 6s Screen Protector, Anker Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector (4.7 inch) for Apple iPhone 6 and 6s(2014) 9H Hardness and Easy Bubble-Free Installation [Lifetime Warranty]
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £19.99

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing screen protector that's harder than nails, 24 Mar. 2015
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This screen protector comes with everything you'll need to get it firmly attached to your phone's screen without air bubbles. There's an alcohol wipe for removing greasy marks, a dust cloth for getting rid of most of the dust on the screen, a sticky strip for removing the invisible particles that you only see after the screen shield is on (just stick and tear this strip repeatedly over the entire screen and the job's a good one), and a small, hard plastic strip for squidging air bubbles from behind the protector out.

Be aware that this isn't a cheap plastic film; it's a glossy, rigid glass cover. The screen shield attached to my phone flawlessly with no air bubbles at all. It doesn't cover the entire screen on an iPhone 6 as it curves away at the edges to meet the metal shell, so you only have the flat portion of the screen covered. This is the area most likely to get damaged. After a month or two in my pocket with keys, coins and USB memory sticks, there isn't a scuff on the whole screen protector.

I employed a test to determine how damage-proof the protector is and tried to scratch it with the edge of a USB connector. No mark was made on the protector at all, whereas a sacrificial glass tumbler had a huge gouge after the same test. There are videos online wherein people use keys and knives to scar these screen shields with no success.

In everyday use, the shield has a lovely gloss to it and the phone will remain responsive to touches. The oil-repellent coating seems better than the iPhone screen's own, and any smudge marks will disappear with a rub from a cloth, or if you carry the phone in your pocket, as you walk.

The downsides? There is a clearly defined white line around the edge of the protector and around any holes that are not covered. It can either make your phone look less gorgeous, or give it a nice aesthetic, depending how you feel about such things. I don't mind it.

Also, if I at some point want to remove the screen protector, I wonder how to do it without getting a huge cut under my fingernail.

From the looks of things, I don't think I will be removing it soon. It is still in pristine condition, and with a good quality bumper case, the phone will remain impervious to damage for a good while yet.


S Filter for AeroPress - Ultra Fine Stainless Steel Coffee Filter
S Filter for AeroPress - Ultra Fine Stainless Steel Coffee Filter

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit. Perfect coffee., 20 Feb. 2015
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Arrived quickly and fits perfectly. I don't know why some people are having problems getting these correctly inserted. I have been using my AeroPress for a while now and still have plenty of paper filters left over, but thought I'd give this a try. The mesh itself is so fine there's not a single grain of coffee that's going to get through, but it works perfectly with a paper filter in as well just for good measure.


Filter Cap Aerobie® AeroPress
Filter Cap Aerobie® AeroPress
Offered by 123 DIRECT LTD
Price: £7.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just like new. Don't know what happened to the last ..., 20 Feb. 2015
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Fits perfectly, just like new. Don't know what happened to the last one I had that came with the AeroPress; I probably tossed it by mistake. Worth it to make great coffee again.


Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (includes UltraViolet copy) [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (includes UltraViolet copy) [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: £44.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great and stuffed full of extras, 20 Feb. 2015
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Watched the first episode on Netflix (sorry, Amazon) and was completely hooked. I knew I'd want to watch it repeatedly, and there's no guarantee that Netflix won't remove the series, so I bought this. Absolutely great and stuffed full of extras. The gag reels are hilarious; you can tell they had a great time making this.


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