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kenable RJ11 4 Wire to BT Telephone Female Socket US To UK Adapter 6P4C 10cm
kenable RJ11 4 Wire to BT Telephone Female Socket US To UK Adapter 6P4C 10cm
Offered by UKDJ - DFB Sound & Light Warehouse Ltd
Price: £1.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap rubbish - do not waste your time!, 8 Aug. 2016
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Ordered 5 of these. 3 were dead on arrival, and one died with a slight tug on the cable. I was able to use the remaining adaptor, and it lasted less than a day! The problem is the dreadful soldering of the wires in the BT female unit; these adaptors are not fit for purpose. A shame, as most Kenable stuff is pretty good.

Gedy - GS100141310 - G-Accessories Universal Soap Dish for Shower - Diameter 22/25mm
Gedy - GS100141310 - G-Accessories Universal Soap Dish for Shower - Diameter 22/25mm

1.0 out of 5 stars Unfit for purpose, 14 July 2016
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This item claims to fit 22mm and 25mm shower rails, but it does not. Using an electronic vernier calliper, I measured my shower rail at exactly 22.0 mm, however the nylon sleeve that comes with this item is over 23 mm internal diameter. The result is that it freely slides up and down the shower rain, and won't stay put!

Dream On [DVD]
Dream On [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
Offered by Gayfilmlover
Price: £6.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 5 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Dream On [DVD] (DVD)
This gritty little film is a true gem, stunningly emotional and moving. It's a fun romp at first, but best keep a box of tissues handy for later in the film! Superbly performed by some excellent actors, it's a remarkable story, and I'm looking forward to the next project from the young writer/director. My only regret is that I missed the stage play when it was on.

Dear John [Blu-ray]
Dear John [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Channing Tatum
Offered by Austen Roper
Price: £3.19

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Momentum rips off UK buyers, 25 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: Dear John [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I actually enjoyed most of this film. However my poor rating is for the UK Blu-ray disc which contains almost none of the extras that the US Blu-ray has. Specifically it is missing:

- A Conversation with Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Lasse Hallstrom
- Transforming Charleston
- Military in Movies: Dear John's Military Advisors
- Mr. Tyree, The Mule, and Benny Dietz
- The Story of Braeden Reed

I was particularly interested to hear about Braeden Reed, the young lad who is actually autistic for real, and not an actor, but there's nothing about him on the UK release.

I am disgusted by the Momentum rip off, and have now ordered a copy of the US Zone A BD. (Warning, the US release is zone-locked to Zone A, so you need a suitable player like the region/zone-free Oppo to play it.)

U-571 [Blu-ray]
U-571 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £12.95

16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware this Blu-ray version, 8 Oct. 2008
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This review is from: U-571 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I have the SD "Collectors' Edition" (R1, NTSC), and that version honours the film-makers' choice, and presents the feature in 2.35:1 Cinemascope in a 16x9 window (also known as anamorphic, or enhanced for 16x9 TVs). This displays very nicely on my 9' front-projection Cinemascope screen.

This UK Blu-ray disc is in 16x9, not Cinemascope! I was horrified and spent some time comparing the two versions, being worried that they'd done a 16x9 pan & scan job on the 2.35:1 film, but in fact they haven't; they've just opened the matt to show 1 part more at the top of the screen, and 5 parts more at the bottom. This is not what the film makers intended!

So, by shifting down of the picture and carefully setting my top and bottom blanking to crop appropriately, I *was* able to view the film last night on my 9' Cinemascope screen, and actually the quality of the 1080 transfer is really rather stunning; the colours are particularly bright and vibrant, making the old NTSC copy look really quite drab in comparison.

However there's a problem with subtitles. There are sections of the film spoken in German. On the old SD NTSC copy, English subtitles are hard-burned into the 2.35:1 image whenever German is being spoken, and there's an additional English-language subtitle track you can activate if you need subtitles when English is spoken. Personally, I found the subtitled translation of the German very useful, although for flexibility it would have been better to enable the English translation of the German via a separate subtitle track rather than hard-burn them onto the video...

Not so on this Blu-ray disc. There are no hard-burned subtitles, and your choice is either none or English. If you choose none, you have to understand the German, and if you choose English, you get subtitles throughout the film, whatever the spoken language is. Ok, that's just an annoyance; you can easily toggle the subtitles via the DVD player's remote as required, but, and this is a major problem for me, the subtitles are displayed in the bottom part of the screen BELOW the 2.35:1 part of the image, and thus are displayed below my 9' Cinemascope screen! And with the blanking set to suppress the stuff below the screen, you don't see the subtitles, whether they're turned on or not!

How on earth "Entertainment in Video" can advertise a "2.40:1" icon (showing a letterbox with black bars top and bottom) on the back of this Blu-ray DVD artwork, I have no idea. It's a right cock-up...

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