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3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Horror Hotel / The Terror / The Corpse Vanishes [DVD]
3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Horror Hotel / The Terror / The Corpse Vanishes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Venetia Stevenson
Offered by Undercover Entertainment
Price: £2.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good films, ABYSMAL dvd quality!, 12 July 2012
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Al three films here are decent and enjoyable movies (especially Horror Hotel, which is a great film)

However,the quality of this particular triple dvd is terrible. In fact probably worse than a vhs tape copied from another shoddy vhs tape.

Horror Hotel (or City of the Dead)is a beautiflly shot film and one that simple cannot be appreciated on this dreadful cheap excuse for a dvd.

Beard Wives Denim
Beard Wives Denim
Price: £14.44

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great., 25 May 2012
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This review is from: Beard Wives Denim (Audio CD)
I love tame impala so was excited to hear these guys, and whilst this band have a similar blissed out summery vibe and certainly have thier moments they really lack Tame impala's songwriting skills.

The songs mainly sound a bit half baked and just a bit too loose to satisfy.
(Plus most of the riffs and ideas dont really go anywhere).
I find the main problem is the vocals which become irritating after a couple of songs and are frequently too high pitched and cringe worthy, which is a shame as there are some interesting ideas here.

So all in all a pleasant record in places but not worthy of the hype.
Cant wait for the next tame impala album though!

(Finally, are this band really not aware of the fairly well know SubPop band of the same name? That seems a bit unusual)

Price: £21.51

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shrinebuilder, 16 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Shrinebuilder (Audio CD)
A promising record considering the people involved, and whilst there are some really great ideas on here, unfortunately this album is just rather dull and gets even less exciting with repeated listens.

Simply put, I think if this record had been released by anyone else it would have been given far less time or praise.

The songs seemed to work quite well live though.

Nothing Hurts
Nothing Hurts
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Male Bonding, 24 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Nothing Hurts (Audio CD)
Male Bondings debut album is highly energetic and great fun, bringing to mind in places both Nirvana and Britains very own Cable (if anyone remembers them).

Whilst these guys definitely tread a fine line between Dalston hipsters and something rather special, they certainly deliver the goods.

Even if at times the goods are a bit irritating.

Nevermind (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Nevermind (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £7.24

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 20th Anniversary Bonus material, 29 Dec. 2011
Nevermind, love it or hate it, is a classic record.

This review however is regarding the bonus so called "unreleased" material on the second disc.

Now, whilst most people will have already heard a great deal of this through bootleg cd's over the past 20 years there are acouple of gems on here.
Firstly the Smart session version of Breed is a great energetic recording and is brutal.
Secondly the Radio version of Something in the way is, in my opinion, better than the album version. It's heavy and doomy. (I always thought it was an incredibly dull and boring track along with Pennyroyal Tea. Yawn) So this version is a nice surprise.
All the boombox recordings are enjoyable, especially the version of Territorial.

However....how exactly did the record company get away with putting the exact same version of Dive on here and claiming it was unreleased material?! It's the exact same version from Incestide/the split single with Sliver.
Very cheeky.

Anyhow, all in all a nice package but nothing special.

Cannibal Holocaust: Ruggero Deodato's New Edit [Blu-ray]
Cannibal Holocaust: Ruggero Deodato's New Edit [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Robert Kerman
Price: £24.43

6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shameless Edition (pros and cons), 10 Nov. 2011
Ok, now I think Shameless have done a very good job getting this film released in the UK in what is almost a fully uncut version, and with a pretty fantastic transfer. It's been a long time coming, and whilst some people will still be complaining about the removal of the muskrat scene I really don't think it's such a huge issue considering what had previously been cut in the UK. (and lets face it, that scene didn't really add a great deal.)

And we all probably own other uncut versions by now anyway.

However, the main problem with this DVD is the ridiculous Deodato "animal friendly re-edit".

I was expecting a version of CH that contained NO animal cruelty whatsoever (as you would), however, all this new cut of the film presents us with is a ridiculous load of slowed down and reinstated scratchy camera shots throughout these sequences. We still see the monkey chop, we still see the turtle scene (pretty much in its entirety) and the pig scene remains. So....what was the point?!

I had been looking forward to finally showing this film to people who refused to watch it because of the animals scenes but this version just makes them seem worse somehow. If Deodato has such a problem with these sequences, it really would have made much more sense to just remove them entirely. As the packaing of the film would suggest.

Anyway, I'm still a big fan of this film and as said before think shameless have done another good job with the presentation. Especially using the original GO video sleeve as the reverse cover design.

(Finally, why on the chapter selection screen is it called a tortoise? Surely being the films most infamous scene most people know it a turtle ;))

Happy viewing.
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Colin [DVD] [2008]
Colin [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Alastair Kirton
Price: £2.47

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst British horror films ever., 10 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Colin [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
A pointless and painful viewing experience.
I saw this at Frightfest a couple of years back and most the audience were hugely dissapointed by the film and the ridiculous hype surrounding it.
Who cares if it didn't cost much to make? Colin is rubbish. Quite simply put. It's a pretentious, boring and terrible stab at a sub-genre that ran out of steam a long time ago.

Traxdata CD-R 52x Silver printable Face 50 Discs
Traxdata CD-R 52x Silver printable Face 50 Discs
Offered by Natureinks Limited
Price: £11.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very reliable cd's , however..., 25 May 2011
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...the packaging of the discs isn't good at all. The minute you remove the cellophane the cd's fall out. There is no spindle as such which means they aren't held together at all and are quite easy to damage.
Other than that I've yet to have one that doesnt work. Just open them with care.

Price: £11.47

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sleepy Sun, 4 May 2011
This review is from: Fever (Audio CD)
Fever is an enjoyable second record from California's Sleepy Sun. And whilst it's certainly a grower, it's a fairly strong record in the vein of Wolf People, Graveyard and most notably Black Mountain.

The only problem being is these guys at times sound SO much like Black Mountain it may confuse people as the male/female vocal delivery is almost identical.
I'm sure I'm not the only person to have noticed these similarities.

Crystal Castles [II]
Crystal Castles [II]
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.81

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Castles, 29 April 2011
This review is from: Crystal Castles [II] (Audio CD)
Crystal Castles are an interesting band and I've liked both the albums so far.

My only issue is do they really need to be almost an hour long?! If both records lost a good quarter of an hour they would have a far bigger impact, especially the second one which tails off slightly and feels a bit drawn out.
(I don't have a problem with epic albums but I feel these guys possibly don't have enough ideas to maintain this sort of running time yet.)

However, when these guys hit their stride they really produce some fresh and exciting ideas. I'll be interested to see where they take this next.

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