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Reviewer:
CrustyManMeat
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  1.  GARBAGE

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    Total garbage. The charging connections are so loose they either charge or they won't. But when they do charge you will be lucky to get 3 hours use out of them before they run out. Avoid at all costs.

  2.  An absolute must buy.

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    For those of you who aren't familiar with Struzan's work, he's an illustrator that's been designing classic movie poster art since 1981, starting off with the classic film Raiders of the Lost Ark. He went on to create posters for films such as Back to the Future, The Goonies, Masters of The Universe, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist, and several more films. The guy is a movie poster legend!

    The book goes into great detail about each poster, and tells the story behind how each one was created. He talks about the people he worked with, as well as how the business of movie posters was run. We also get to see several different never before seen concepts of these posters that were created leading up to the final approved versions.

    There are a ton of interesting stories in here. One that stuck out to me was when he was hired to do some comps for the Disney Animated film, The Rescuers Down Under. He only did three poster comps for the animated feature and none of them got picked up. He went on to say that the guy who got the project founded his own company, and ended up designing all of the Disney animated movie posters, with a "very slick, airbrush style." Now it doesn't say it in the book, but that artist's name was David Willardson, and I worked as his assistant for three years. He is a great guy, artist and businessman. I just thought that was an interesting tie-in and something I could add that not many people know. Unfortunately airbrushing became obsolete when Photoshop and Illustrator came around, Willardson ended up losing the Disney work to younger, faster, and cheaper artists. He had to re-invent himself.

    One other part of the book that I wanted to share with you was his view on the Harry Potter movie posters. He only did the poster for the first film, he hasn't done any of the other Potter posters, in fact he calls them "all horrible, ugly, what Frank Darabont called the blue tinted floating faces of lobotomized zombies." Ha! He was supposed to do six movie posters for the films. He ended up doing the poster art for the second film just for his own satisfaction, the studio never used it.

    This is a fantastic read for anyone that is interested in posters, illustrations, art, movies, and even business. Seeing all the different posters and designs is really cool stuff, but it's the stories behind these posters that are the real interesting part of this book. It brings these poster to life, and gives us a whole new outlook and respect for them.

    I loved this book, and you should definitely go out and get yourself a copy if your into this stuff.

  3.  Worst Blu Ray Transfer Ever

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    I have rated this as a one purely based on the Blu Ray transfer. It is truly shocking. This has to be one of the worst I have ever seen. The grain is so heavy in some scenes its like watching it on an old VHS tape. I would avoid this at all costs. Do not get me wrong, I love this film its the transfer that is garbage.

  4.  A must read

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    This hardback graphic novel by Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel) and his regular collaborative artist Lee Bermejo is one of the best Joker character studies since Alan Moore's classic Killing Joke and serves as a timely pseudo-sequel to TDK. After another recent stint in Arkham Asylum, the Joker finds his Gotham has been carved up and divided between rival mobs and costumed villains, so he sets out to claim back the whole lot through his unique, inimitable and dastardly methods. With cameos from Two-Face, the Riddler, Penguin, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn and the Dark Knight himself, this book cements the Joker as everyone's favourite costumed villain, while at the same time paying homage to Ledger's incredible portrayal.

  5.  A sleeper hit

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    I was totally underwhelmed about this film when I entered the cinema. However, upon exiting I was gob smacked. This film blew me away. Who needs to be a Jedi Knight when you can kick ass this hard. Liam Neeson is brilliant in this film and really displays a menace that I have never seen from him before. I have already pre ordered this on Blu Ray. I advise you do the same.

  6.  So you have read World War Z?

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    So now you think you could survive a zombie attack, right? Well your wrong. This book covers so many different aspects of defense, attack and survival for when the enivitable happens it will blow your mind. I could wax lyrical about this book but then you would be reading this instaed of The Survival Guide. Suffice to say how Max Brooks thinks of these things I will never know but thanks to him I am pretty sure that when the inevitable happens I should be ok. At least I hope I will.

  7.  A must read

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    I had been pondering about buying this book for months and months. I finally bit the bullet after reading another glowing review on the internet. What can I say about this book? Just amazing. Even if you only have a passing interest in the horror genre this book will blow your mind. A gripping read from start to finish. It takes one hell of a book to get my interest hooked like this book did. I started reading it and never put the book down until I finished it. Thats how good it was one. I cant reccomend this book enough. Buy it now.

  8.  A classic

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    As part of the platinum collection this is a must buy. If you didnt buy this game at full price you owe it to yourself to get it right now. At £14.99 or two for £25 you would be crazy to miss out on this.

  9.  A Must Buy

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    As part of the platinum collection this is a must buy. If you didnt buy this game at full price you owe it to yourself to get it right now. At £14.99 or two for £25 you would be crazy to miss out on this.

  10.  Its a steal

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    At only £34.99 this an absoloute bargain. Even if you already own this on DVD you would be mad not to buy it again on blu ray.