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Hungry Shark Evolution
Hungry Shark Evolution
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4.0 out of 5 stars jaws type game, 12 April 2016
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Enjoyable JAWS type game. Very enjoyable.


Il Maratoneta
Il Maratoneta
Dvd ~ William Devane
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: £8.71

4.0 out of 5 stars 'Is it safe' Marathon Man Blu ray, 20 Mar. 2016
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This seventies thriller starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurance Olivier , Roy Schieder and Martie Keller and William Devane still holds it own. Having such an excellent cast is always helpful.
Hoffman plays a student who becomes embroiled in a Conspiracy that dates back to WW2.
All the supporting actors are both believable and don't hog the screen. Hoffman and schieder, hoffman and keller then Hoffman and Olivier , Hoffman and devane all behave in a believable manner. Towards one another and the interactions made believable.
British director Schlesinger brings a foreigners eye to his NY locations.
Well worth seeking out if you haven't seen, and want to see wheat was controversial 40 years ago (that was scary line to type...).
Incidentally MM did for dentists what Jaws did for sharks....


Who Dares Wins [Blu-ray]
Who Dares Wins [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Lewis Collins
Price: £12.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Who Dares Wins Blu ray, 14 Feb. 2016
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Lewis Collins post 'Professionals' career started here, with this (again) boys own adventure. Collin's plays Peter Skellern a disgraced SAS office who joins a left wing anti nuclear group , whom are in fact a really extreme terrorist group.
Much derided in its own time (1982) this movie really dosen't stand up to scrutiny, but it is very entertaining, what is worth watching is Robert Webber and Richard Widmark' s exchanges with Judy Davis.
Well worth seeking out for a Sunday afternoon viewing, although the blu ray isn't as exacting as previous Arrow video releases (this may have to do with the source material) it is also a step up from all its other home media releases.
A very good cast fill out other roles: Ingrid Pitt, Edward Woodward, John Duttine , Tony Doyle,.Patrick Allen and Maurice roeves.


The Wild Geese [Blu-ray]
The Wild Geese [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Richard Burton
Price: £12.32

5.0 out of 5 stars the wild geese blu ray, 14 Feb. 2016
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This is a guilty pleasure, a terrific old fashion unapologetic boys own adventure. sadly most of the cast are no longer with us. Richard Burton, Richard Harris Kenneth Griffith, Jack Watson, Ronald fraser.
Roger Moore and hardy kruger.
Burton plays a mercenary whom insists that his 'liver be buried with honours'.
this gives you an idea of the humour and how much of it is delivered.
An excellent entertaining movie. well worth seeking out.


The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ John Neville
Price: £7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Terry Gilliam's Baron Munchausen, 24 Jan. 2016
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Terry Gilliam's ill fated and flawed but always enjoyable fantasy is well worth the upgrade to blu ray for.
Both the production design and photography loom superb in BR. Also included are a documentaries- and a very funny Robin Williams and eric idle.
Gilliam is his usual acerbic self. Excellent


One Day in September
One Day in September
by Simon Reeve
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Munich Massacre, 24 Jan. 2016
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Excellent book pre-September 2001, Reeve looks at the Munich massacre of 11 Isreali athletes and the following "wrath of god" campaign to eliminate those whom principally organised and conspired against both the Isreali athletes and the Isreali nation.
Excellent and concise.


Trust Me I'm A Secret Agent Long-Sleeved Black T-Shirt with Yellow Print
Trust Me I'm A Secret Agent Long-Sleeved Black T-Shirt with Yellow Print
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5.0 out of 5 stars secret agent long sleeved shirt, 24 Jan. 2016
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Excellent quality top. washes ok and hasnt shrunk


Blackstar
Blackstar
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bowie's Finale Blackstar, 24 Jan. 2016
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It is almost two weeks to day since david bowie died. I recieved this album on thursday, and it took me three days to listen to completely, it would be an amazing album in its own right, but Bowies death adds another dimension to it. My wife thinks it is very "bleak" , and i kind of agree with her but think it is also a stunning finale after an amazing career. Of course my own bias colours my listening.
Personally speaking if you were never a bowie fan, ghis iz most definately not the 1st album to buy (Station to station, low, ziggy stardust, are good starting points).


Dirty Harry Collection [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Dirty Harry Collection [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Eastwood's Dirty harry blu ray box set, 13 Jan. 2016
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Clint eastwood's mythical/ western modern cop Dirty Harry was both a watershed movie and a critical stab at the (then) modern world.
Harry callaghan was the character that made Eastwood, although a star already, with Rawhide (television) and the Spaghetti trilogy, this was a true blockbuster (and fascist according to the late critic Pauline kael).
Pushing boundaries of both violence AND nudity. Cementing both Eastwood's and his director Don (invasion of the body snatchers) Siegel reputations.
Eastwood would return to Harry Callaghan with varying success over the years, 1st with Magnum Force (featuring a secret cabal within the police carrying out killings on criminal world) , featuring hal holbrook (in a siminlar role he would repeat in Capricorn one and the star chamber) and mitchell ryan, robert urich, and david soul.
The second The Enforcer featuring a Peoples liberation front - this movie refects its time, but Tyne Daly as Eastwood's partner make it worth watching.
The latter two Harry pictures both made in the 1980s, Sudden Impact (Eastwoox directed) is a truly bleak movie and even with Eastood's quips do not detract from Revenge storyline.
By the fifth movie The Dead Pool, Eastwood reputedly made to get BIRD financed.
Again reflecting the period it camd from, although it points the way celebrities goes (dying in three is highlighted and a running gag). Also the parasitic nature of tv / celebrity (living and dead) is pointedly made.

Although none of the sequels match the power of the 1st movie, the blu ray set is well worth buying, the image is a little brighter and certainly more Clarity. The extras are the same as previous sets and still in standard.
If you like Eastwood movies this set well worth seeking out.


Rick Stein's Spain [DVD]
Rick Stein's Spain [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rick Stein
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Stein's Spain, 13 Jan. 2016
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Stein is a acquired taste, sometimes coming across as slightly pompous. After saying that he has a genuine love of cooking and always finding new recipes.
This series incorporates Steins love of Spain and cooking.
Ideal for the winter months.


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