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History of the World in Two Hours [DVD]
History of the World in Two Hours [DVD]

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Typically over-the-top, 16 Aug. 2013
I can't believe I'm the only one to watch this and not complain about the background music. In fact, foreground music would be better terminology. It is so loud, it spoils what is, overbearing narration apart, a reasonable watch.

Also, as another reviewer commented, 2 hours my eye - nowhere near.

I find it difficult to recommend this - the bottom line for me is what could and should have been an enjoyable, enlightening couple of hours was not.

What a shame.
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Duronic BPM400 Intelligent Medically Certified Fully Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Duronic BPM400 Intelligent Medically Certified Fully Automatic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £59.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent........but........, 3 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I've been using a Sanitas wrist meter and it#s better than nothing but not particularly accurate.

So, I plumped for this and I can thoroughly recommend it. It is accurate, easy to use and easy to read.

My only criticisms are firstly, I think the tube is a tad short - an additional foot or so would not have gone amiss, and secondly, it should include a case - a vinyl zip case to hold the meter and cuff would add buttons to the cost but make storage and transportation that much easier,


SanDisk Micro SDHC 8GB Card with Adapter
SanDisk Micro SDHC 8GB Card with Adapter
Offered by MP3PartsEurope
Price: £0.21

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat with Samsung U900 Soul, 18 Jun. 2008
There is nothing in the Samsung documentation which specifically says the U900 Soul is compatible with the Micro SD HC cards although it does say they will take up to 8gb cards, depending on manufacturer.

We had generic 1gb cards from the U600 which were just fine but we figured we'd nothing to lose by trying these, as with Amazon's money back guarantee, we really had nothing to lose, so we bit the bullet.

And they work a treat - 8gb capacity is greater capacity than most mp3 players, and the mp3 player on the U900 via the supplied hands-free earphones kit is bloody excellent. Not quite up to iRiver or iPod standard using decent earphones, but not so far off.

Anyway, back to the plot - if you've got a U900 Soul, this works a treat - end of review.


The Great Wall Of China [DVD] [2007]
The Great Wall Of China [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Nic Young
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £19.99

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 May 2008
Having been to China some time ago, primarily Beijing, and climbed the Great Wall at more than one location, I was extremely interested to see this production when I became aware of it.

And it does not fail.

This drama / documentary really is quite something. The photography / cinematography are of the highest order and it genuinely is captivating viewing.

My only niggle is why is it spread across 2 discs ? At 120 minutes, it could easily have been just a single DVD. It is difficult to conclude this was for any other reason than being able to ask a higher price.

However, this does not detract from the production itself, which is the point of the review and on which the score is based, and for that, 5 stars really is insufficient.
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Defence Of The Realm [1985] [DVD]
Defence Of The Realm [1985] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gabriel Byrne
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: £6.77

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute cracker - as good as they come, 24 Jan. 2008
The showbiz adage of 'never work with children or animals' was, within the British film industry, extended to 'never work with children, animals or Denholm Elliot'. He was, rightly, labelled a 'scene stealer' and with his passing, one of the 'true stars' were lost.

Gabrielle Byrne and Greta Scacchi star in this 1984 UK film, but the film, despite featuring a young Robbie Coltrane ( Cracker ), is forever Elliot's. Massively underrated, this film is a powerful indictment of the true 'powers that be'. Governments come and governments go, but the 'real' powerbrokers, along with the 'internal workings' remain in place, rumbling on.

Is this a political thriller, a journalistic thriller, a shadowy thriller even - scary too, maybe ?. Probably all and more besides. It's very taut, very fast, very complex and, perhaps, very true to life ( the scary bit ). Underhand and double dealing are rife and little mercy is shown to the designated stooges. Elliot, as Vernon Bayliss, suffers no fools here and realising the enormity of the truth and confiding in nobody, pays a heavy price for his refusal to be swept along with the tide of seemingly incontrovertible proofs. Perhaps Fox Mulder saw this film and coined the phrase 'trust no-one' from Elliots' performance.

What is sure, though, is that a field day awaits conspiracy theorists who watch this. There is no sex, no violence and no profanity and I defy anyone to watch this film only once.


Great Monuments Jigsaw Book
Great Monuments Jigsaw Book

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent indeed, 21 Dec. 2007
This large hardback book comprises only 10 pages but 4 of these pages contain 96 piece jigsaws, each depicting a different world famous monument. These are:

1 - Statue of Liberty
2 - Westminster Clock Tower ( generally known, incorrectly, as Big Ben )
3 - Taj Mahal
4 - Eiffel Tower

There is a brief history about each item itself and other snippets to accompany each jigsaw.

If you've been to or seen any of these attractions, then it's an inexpensive reminder of your visit. If you've taken children there, however, then the historical information will be educational to them and the making and re-making of the jigsaws will retain their interest.

You really can't go wrong with this, and at £7, it's a bargain.

Excellent indeed.


The Eternal Army (Deluxe Jigsaw Book)
The Eternal Army (Deluxe Jigsaw Book)
by Garry Fleming
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb for children, 19 Nov. 2007
This large hardback book comprises only 10 pages but 4 of these pages contain 96 piece jigsaws, each depicting different Terracotta Warriors.

For anyone interested in probably the archaological find of the 20th Century ( yes, likely eclipsing the 1922 discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun ) and with a wish to pass that interest on to youngsters, then this is just about as good as it gets.

There is a brief history about the find itself and other snippets to accompany each jigsaw.

At £7, this is a bargain, and something interested children will revel over. Just the ticket, in fact.

Excellent indeed.


The Classic 1000 Quick and Easy Recipes
The Classic 1000 Quick and Easy Recipes
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly superb - a bargain, 9 Nov. 2007
***

This recipe book is a superb addition to anyone's culinary library - clearly not every recipe will suit every person but it is inconceivable that you would not find a significant number of useful recipes in here and even if you found just one nugget, then considering the price, it would be well worth it.

I actually used this book quite heavily at first and have done so on a regular basis ever since. And still do.

The variety of recipes in this and the rest of the 1000 series is simply staggering - to say you are stuck for choice is an understatement.

Ok, so there are no photographs but against that, the books don't cost a fortune either and they are compact.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these recipe books and when you consider they cost little more than 1 issue of pretty much any food magazine, well, they truly are an absolute bargain.

Buy this one, buy them all - you won't be disappointed.

***


The Classic 1000 Seafood Recipes (Classic 1000, 15)
The Classic 1000 Seafood Recipes (Classic 1000, 15)
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 9 Nov. 2007
This recipe book is a superb addition to anyone's culinary library - clearly not every recipe will suit every person but it is inconceivable that you would not find a significant number of useful recipes in here and even if you found just one nugget, then considering the price, it would be well worth it.

The variety of recipes in the 1000 series is simply staggering - to say you are stuck for choice is an understatement.

Ok, so there are no photographs but against that, the books don't cost a fortune either and they are compact.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these recipe books and when you consider they cost little more than 1 issue of pretty much any food magazine, well, they truly are an absolute bargain.

Buy this one, buy them all - you won't be disappointed.


The Classic 1000 Pasta and Rice Recipes
The Classic 1000 Pasta and Rice Recipes
by Carolyn Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 9 Nov. 2007
This recipe book is a superb addition to anyone's culinary library - clearly not every recipe will suit every person but it is inconceivable that you would not find a significant number of useful recipes in here and even if you found just one nugget, then considering the price, it would be well worth it.

The variety of recipes in the 1000 series is simply staggering - to say you are stuck for choice is an understatement.

Ok, so there are no photographs but against that, the books don't cost a fortune either and they are compact.

You really cannot go wrong with any of these recipe books and when you consider they cost little more than 1 issue of pretty much any food magazine, well, they truly are an absolute bargain.

Buy this one, buy them all - you won't be disappointed.


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