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R. Armstrong "LaptopAcidXperience" (Harrogate, UK)

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Tascam Dr-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder
Tascam Dr-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder
Offered by Fair Deal Music
Price: £146.00

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of cheap plastic., 4 Aug. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Panic buy to replace an ageing Zoom H4N with a loose headphone socket during a film shoot, massive mistake. Very poor audio quality due to noisy preamps and low data rate of recordings (even at 24 bit 48Khz), failed to read to card after three test recordings, failed to deep format card, metal 3/8" thread mount split in three places first time something was screwed into it, headphone socket pushed inside unit, phantom power introduced (additional) noise into recordings and was incapable of powering a Fethead, levels difficult to judge as no scale, screen not straight, built like a toy

RMA'd on same day I received it and went back to the Zoom which produced better recordings even though I couldn't monitor effectively, will be getting Zoom H5 which I should have done in the first place.
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Freaks United
Freaks United

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... as a present for my friends son who absolutely loved it and he reads a lot of similar type ..., 3 July 2014
This review is from: Freaks United (Kindle Edition)
I bought this as a present for my friends son who absolutely loved it and he reads a lot of similar type books.

Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]
Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]
Dvd ~ Mark Hamill
Offered by Revival Books Ltd
Price: £29.69

23 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for the original versions, 22 April 2004
The original films were exceptional aboth for the time they were made andnow.
Why does Lucas insist on tampering with the originals, fair enoughhe wants to make money, but the majority of fans want the original so whynot include them as well or as an alternative.
I'm sure there are manygullible fans who would buy both sets.

Narc [DVD] [2003]
Narc [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Movie
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.26

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An American film for intelligent people older than 12., 2 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Narc [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Narc is a very brutal urban cop drama, concerning the attempts of two dysfunctional detectives to solve a murder. Ray Liotta and Jason Patric both give the performances of their careers, whilst tight direction and an atmospheric soundtrack set this film apart from the usual clichéd low budget cop drama which the script imitates to misdirect the viewer. Disappointingly for a film that treats its viewers intellect with respect, the climax is somewhat undercut by over explanation , however this does not detract too much from what is an excellent film.

Boiling Point [1990] [DVD]
Boiling Point [1990] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £4.36

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takeshi Kitano's early masterpiece, 9 July 2002
This review is from: Boiling Point [1990] [DVD] (DVD)
I first saw this film by mistake, about six years ago. A friend of mine bought it thinking it was a John Woo style HK action film. Despite the geographical similarity nothing could be further from the truth, Boiling Point is a wonderfully dark, brutal and often disturbingly funny Japanese gangster film, about the exploits of a young loser attempting to buy a gun in order to avenge his humiliation at the the hands of the local Yakuza. Thats about all there is to the plot, as with all Kitano's films its more about atmosphere and emotion than uneccessarily convoluted plot and million dollar CGI effects and stunts. I can't recomend Boiling Point enough, along with Kitanos more recent Brother and films like Ring, Audition and Battle Royale, Japan is currently making some of the best films in the world.

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