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Genesis - When in Rome - Live 2007 [3 DVDs] [2008]
Genesis - When in Rome - Live 2007 [3 DVDs] [2008]
Dvd ~ Genesis

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MANCHESTER SHOW WOULD'VE MADE A BETTER DVD, 16 Jun. 2008
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I was so looking forward to seeing this dvd , as being a huge fan of the band and going to the manchester show of this tour - (which was awesome and exceeding all my expectations), watching this dvd was something of a disappointment.

This has nothing to do with the music or extras - music as good as ever, extras really great, but as others have mentioned I think this country/ location was wrong for a filmed concert - why did it have to be in Italy when it could have been so much better at hyde park or knebworth in the U.K. or just film the old trafford show - after all genesis are a british band aren't they?

This concert doesn't have any atmosphere at all - it's a real effort for the people to cheer etc and the audience don't interact with phil like a U.K crowd would , and as such you just don't get the feel of being there. For any doubters compare this concert dvd to the "LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 1987" DVD - thats a really great concert- which I have to say is still my personal favourite despite this release.

Not Another Teen Movie (Extended Cut) [DVD] [2006]
Not Another Teen Movie (Extended Cut) [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Cherami Leigh
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.73

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really, really good., 28 April 2008
This has to be the cleverest spoof movie that i've ever seen, as well as being really funny - it's not just your typical "crude for the sake of it" humour either.
Every scene is a well thought out spoof of various teen movies from the 80's onward such as breakfast club, ferris bueller, shes all that, 10 things i hate about you + more.

Theres even a great special feature on the disc that challenges you to guess which scene is from which movie.

If you have seen these movies you will recognise them instantly - theres even noticeable guest stars from these films - which make it even better.
if you're not a fan of this sort of movie, then i wouldn't recommend it as it will probably just pass you by. otherwise highly recommended

Live At Wembley Stadium [DVD] [2003]
Live At Wembley Stadium [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Tony Banks
Price: £16.72

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST EVER GENESIS DVD!, 19 April 2008
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This dvd is my favourite concert dvd of all time, I originally owned the vhs version which i wore out with continual watching.

Even now about 17 years after originally purchasing it on vhs, - i never tire of watching it, just about every good song you would want features in this dvd, except the old medley which is no big deal anyway.

Fans of the older stuff hate this simply because the medley of old stuff doesn't feature, but i'm not a huge fan of that anyway - Genesis didn't really become hugely popular until they started releasing more accessable music - and for me personally the best genesis songs are:
"Home by the sea" and "Tonight,tonight,tonight" both of which feature on this dvd and the entire concert is so energetic - you really get the feeling of being there.

the picture and sound are really good, but extras aren't that great - no multi angles or retrospective interviews but its still an essential purchase for any real music fan.

The Equalizer: Series 1 [DVD]
The Equalizer: Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Edward Woodward

39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY ! my most wanted tv dvd of the last 10 years !, 8 Dec. 2007
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This is a long overdue release as far as i am concerned of one of the best,if not THE best tv show of the 1980s.

I was only a child when this was shown firstly on ITV here in the UK but i never missed an episode when they were shown.

Ever since dvds came out this was the series I Wanted in my collection with there being 4 seasons made a total of 88 episodes in all.

Robert Mccall - the character brilliantly played by Edward woodward is a loner living in New York city , who's trying to overcome demons from his past working for
"The Company" or CIA, by helping ordinary people who are in trouble for whatever reason , and have nowhere else to turn to who contact him via reading his ad in the newspaper.

He also has friends from his past who he calls on to help him on his various missions to overcome the bad guys ,and solve the problems his clients have faced.

each episode is one story , and throughout the entire seasons 1-4 there are only few duff episodes - although they are only slightly less enjoyable.

I was beginning to think this show would never be released with near enough every other 80's tv show available ie magnum ,miami vice,a -team ,knight rider etc , but with The Equalizer movie being released in the future it was inevitable the show would appear at some point.

All in all a great show that was prematurely cancelled by CBS after only the 4 seasons , such a pity it didnt run for 2 or 3 more seasons.
and i cant wait to buy them all on dvd or hd-dvd.
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Macgyver: Season 4 [DVD]
Macgyver: Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Dean Anderson

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars is this a new format - VHS-DVD ?, 6 Nov. 2007
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This review is from: Macgyver: Season 4 [DVD] (DVD)
this is a really good programme , and the series is watchable , but although the series is nearly 20 years old the picture quality is really awful.

It's as if the series was filmed using a camcorder , transferred to VHS,then when dvd was invented, transferred direct from VHS tape to dvd and the picture shows it. having bought numerous tv boxsets from the 70s and 80s
the macgyver dvds have the worst picture quality i've ever seen - why there wasn't any remastering done on these before release is amazing, yet the rrp is between £50- £60 it seems paramount just want to release anything without doing any restoration work , whilst charging as much as possible. as a result it makes an enjoyable show much less enjoyable to watch.
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NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). Season 1 [DVD]
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Harmon
Offered by movielovers786
Price: £24.98

4 of 92 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars YAAAAAAAAAAWWWWNNNNNNNNNN!, 3 Aug. 2007
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After owning this on dvd for a couple of months following the purchase on the strength the above reviews - all I can say is that they must have been watching a different show!

I'm a fan of shows like this usually but this has been such hard work to watch - and i'm only up to episode 16. - i think it will be traded in before the last episodes are watched.

To describe the show it is trying to be yet another version of CSI - and fails miserably. you have all your typical stereotypes - smart alec guy in charge, over-glamourous woman sidekick, old english guy - with over emphasis on the english accent. and to top it all some annoying know-it- all crazy chick who works in the lab .

this has been seen before many times - much better in other shows.
I found this boring clap-trap no entertainment whatsoever , Instead of buying this buy any of the CSI series starting with the original vegas series - they are much better than this.
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