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Transformers: The Animated Movie
Transformers: The Animated Movie
Dvd ~ Lionel Stander
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £15.63

5.0 out of 5 stars A top quality blu ray of a top quality film, 6 July 2016
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The only good Transformers film there is. This blu ray is top quality, with an awesome picture and a cracking sound mix. You don't need me to tell you a summary of the plot as if you've not seen this film, then you seriously need too.


The Story of US Gold
The Story of US Gold
by Chris Wilkins & Roger M. Kean
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential purchase for retro gamers, 19 Sept. 2015
This review is from: The Story of US Gold (Paperback)
An in depth look at one of publishing giants of the 80s, The story of US GOLD is another winner from Fusion Books. Chris Wilkins and Roger Keen take us back to before the formation of the company, through to its inception, through it being sold and after. Including interviews with the people behind the scenes, it's an excellent companion to their earlier book Ocean: A History. For 25 quid, you can't go wrong!


Lifeforce [1985] [DVD]
Lifeforce [1985] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Railsback
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £4.85

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifeforce: it'll be much less terrifying if you just come to me!, 5 April 2013
This review is from: Lifeforce [1985] [DVD] (DVD)
Throwaway lines, great special effects, Mathilda May naked, Peter Firth hamming it up, Mathilda May naked, Steve Railsback shouting a lot and Mathilda May naked. It all adds up to one thing: it's got to be a film from Cannon Films.

It is, and it's just as enjoyable, daft, nudey space vampire bird fun as it was back in '85. Somewhat of a cult classic, the plot (what there is that is decipherable) concerns a mission to study Hailey's Comet by the shuttle Churchill. Upon arrival, scans find a vessel 150 miles long and 2 miles high in the tail and, investigating further, find three humanoids in deep hibernation. Now, in true sci-Fi horror tradition, all three are taken aboard and eventually end up on Earth, where they break free and escape into London (as you do). Hot on their tail of destruction, lifeforce sucking and streaking, is Colonel Caine (Peter Firth) of the SAS (don't print that remark, this is a D-Notice situation, don't you know?) and the commander, and only survivor, of the Churchill incident, Colonel Tom Carlsen (Steve Railsback in full on shouty, sweaty perv mode). Together, they must stop the nudey space vampire bird before the whole of London, and indeed the world, is sucked dry.....of lifeforce, that is, by the starkers one, and her two male friends.

To start with, the film is completely mad. It starts as a sc-fi movie, then goes into zombie flick, and then into full on apocalyptic horror (I use the word horror in the loosest sense). The special effects are quite dated, but still do a decent enough job of exploding, turning to cigarette ash, morphing a stick in space into an umbrella in space, making swirly lightning and wotnot, which adds to the films appeal. But, it's the script and acting that make this movie hilarious. With lines like "that girl is no ordinary girl. She's totally alien to this planet and our life form. And totally dangerous" and the already mentioned "it'll be much less terrifying if you just come to me!", you really can't take the film seriously. Even with all the A-Grade talent (Peter Firth before he turned Russian in The Hunt for Red October, Michael Gothard, Steve Railsback, Patrick "I'm a thesp, you know?" Stewart to name a few) on offer, there's more ham than on a deli counter, more overacting than in a drama class and Steve Railsback shouting most of his lines ("WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE'S YOUR BODY??), and Henry Mancini's (yes, THAT Henry Mancini!) excellent score, you have an absurd movie that's more enjoyable than it blumming well should be. Just don't go into it expecting a movie like ALIEN.

The DVD itself only has a trailer, and the picture is full frame widescreen, which when zoomed in to take up a full widescreen telly, does become a bit bitty. But don't let it ruin your enjoyment of this fine piece of enjoyable trash.

If you can get a multi region blu ray player (plays blu rays from all over), get the 2 disc US blu ray which has two cuts of the film (the international cut which is on this dvd, and the heavily cut US version which runs at 100 minutes) plus loads of extras, which is released in May I think). Although I have read that Arrow are releasing this as a 2 disc steelbook release, hopefully, for us Brits.


Back to the Future Trilogy Limited Edition Collector's Tin [Blu-ray]
Back to the Future Trilogy Limited Edition Collector's Tin [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Michael J. Fox

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality box set! Worth the money., 25 Nov. 2010
Even though I've got this on normal DVD, I just had to get the Blu_ray. Why? Mainly for the amount of extras you get with it. They might not be much, but they are great novelty items to have. Coupled with the fact that Back to the Future is one of the Greatest trilogies ever made, still makes this worth owning. Picture quality is superb, and the sound is great. Grab your Flux Capacitor, and lets go Back in time!


The Detectives: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1993]
The Detectives: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1993]
Dvd ~ Jasper Carrott
Price: £5.00

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars about time!!!!!, 13 Jun. 2006
i havent bought the set yet but, boy am i going to! In my eyes this is easily the funniest cop comedy available. what with robert powell's dry humour and jasper carrott's visual jokes (in acting constables' filming the casino scene being an example), they might seem an unlikely duo, but they hit off really well. easily the best episode in this series is hostages. watch it and see for your self


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