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Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves [VHS] [1991]
Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves [VHS] [1991]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £3.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed., 26 Dec. 2000
This film still looks and sounds great today. Yes, they could have cast somebody better as Robin Hood (Tom Cruise, anybody?) but nobody would have stopped Alan Rickman stealing the show. Mary Elizabeth makes a very beautiful love interest (I disagree with a previous reviewer on that) and the film moves at a blistering pace. An updated version of an old classic certainly and no doubt they'll make another Robin Hood movie in the not too distant future.


Probe: The Zero Imperative [VHS]
Probe: The Zero Imperative [VHS]
VHS

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There's been no decent Doctor Who during the nineties., 26 Dec. 2000
This is one of the strange Doctor Who spin-offs which have some thick and fast since the programme ended back in 1989. Colin Baker was the poorest of all the Doctors so why they thought it would be a good idea to cast him alongside the shortlived Doctor Who companion from the seventies, Caroline John, is anybody's guess. The fifteen certificate indicates it is far removed from the programme we knew as the kid's favourite all those years ago. This is complete rubbish and not worth your money.


Doctor Who's Lust In Space [VHS]
Doctor Who's Lust In Space [VHS]
VHS

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Filth., 26 Dec. 2000
It's sad to see so many members of Doctor Who's past getting involved in this episode of sleaze. More embarrassing than the series ever got, this is one to miss.


Doctor Who: Time And The Rani [VHS]
Doctor Who: Time And The Rani [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £13.99

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible rubbish., 26 Dec. 2000
Poor old Sylv McCoy gets off to a terrible start with this. Even a talented guest cast cannot save what is one of the worst stories in the history of the programme. Kate O'Mara's Rani was an interesting character in 'Mark Of The Rani' but she is just used as another villain in this really bad story. I can't say anything in favour of it.


Doctor Who The Greatest Show in the Galaxy [VHS] [1988] [1963]
Doctor Who The Greatest Show in the Galaxy [VHS] [1988] [1963]
VHS
Offered by dawlishboy
Price: £7.20

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange and brilliant., 26 Dec. 2000
If Doctor Who could frighten anyone over the age of ten, this is one story that could do it. There has always been something peculiarly sinister about clowns and it is amazing that the series really hadn't used them before. The visual effects are quite good and Ian Reddington is outstanding as the chief clown. T.P. McKenna is somewhat laid back in this adventure but I disagree with a previous reviewer that he was poor: remember, one can be sinister without doing very much. The way the Doctor and Ace are trapped in a very large and complex tent is excellent and the weird family in the audience are just spooky. This was an excellent Doctor Who of all time.


Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (Special Edition) [DVD] [1983]
Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (Special Edition) [DVD] [1983]
Dvd ~ William Hartnell
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £9.62

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All together., 26 Dec. 2000
The plot isn't the best but nobody could say that uniting Richard Hurndall, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, the Master, the Brigadier and a few companions was a waste of time. A Dalek also makes an appearance, a Yeti and the Cybermen, plus we are offered a new creature: the Raston Warrior Robot (one of the best monsters the series ever created). It guest stars David Saville and Philip Latham. It's one you should watch again and again, if only to reminisce about great actors like Hurndall, Troughton and Pertwee.


Doctor Who - The Claws of Axos [1971] [VHS] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Claws of Axos [1971] [VHS] [1963]
VHS
Offered by rdowns33
Price: £3.94

3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good., 26 Dec. 2000
'The Claws Of Axos' is another story from the UNIT era of the programme. All the classic characters are here, of course: Jon Pertwee's Doctor, Jo Grant, the Brigadier and his crew, the Master plus some monsters called the Axons. They arrive on Earth and appear benevolent, offering the British government the brilliant Axonite material. The Doctor is the only character who suspects something is misleading, and he is right! This is not regarded by many as a great Pertwee story and they are right, it is one of the poorer serials. However, it was a brilliant era for the programme and 'The Claws Of Axos' is a perfectly good adventure. At least we don't get any of the Doctor's silly Venusian Karate!


Doctor Who: Survival [VHS]
Doctor Who: Survival [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £8.97

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the cheetah costumes., 26 Dec. 2000
In many ways Doctor Who finished on a high with 'Survival'. It has many things going for it. Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred are brilliant (his last season was his finest), the Master returns for a grand finale, the plot is interesting, the location for the alien planet is one of the best Doctor Who ever produced and Julian Holloway gives a good character performance as Sergeant Paterson. The only problem is the Cheetah People themselves. The idea was good but clearly not practical: they look like Puss in Boots and I know for a fact that writer Rona Munro was unhappy with them. On the whole, though, it's well worthwhile and you should look out for an appearance by a young Adele Silva (Kelly Glover in Emmerdale).


Doctor Who: The Movie [VHS] [1996]
Doctor Who: The Movie [VHS] [1996]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £12.98

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paul McGann and great effects. That's all really., 26 Dec. 2000
Paul McGann's portrayal of the Doctor is both sensitive and gentle. The special effects/sets are of a quality the programme could never have dreamed of in the past. The direction is very good and the storyline is not bad either. Unfortunately, though, the rest is extremely damaging. The Master now appears as the Terminator and the Doctor (for the first time) snogs a girl! When I see McGann in his wig and his velvet coat, plus the effects, I wish there could have been a series. Then I see the love interest and I wonder how long it would be before the Doctor does a love scene with a lady friend. I can't say this film is really any better than appalling previous stories like 'Battlefield', although for what new Doctor Who has been made during the nineties: two spoofs and this movie, to be fair, this movie comes out on top.


Schindler's List [VHS] [1994]
Schindler's List [VHS] [1994]
VHS
Offered by minipack
Price: £12.95

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Schindlers list & the lump in my throat...., 30 July 2000
What a superb film! The whole atmosphere is excellent - it's a shame that they have veered away from the true character of Oscar schindler - read the book - he was much more self centered, but that doesn't make a great film. Nevertheless, the camerawork is excellent as is Liam Neeson - and the final scene still brings a lump to my throat (maybe because it's a piece of documentary work....)


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