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Living Down Under: Brisbane
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This DVD is truly great value. It is packed with useful information for would-be migrants or even anybody who is interested in the idea of living/working or holidaying in Australia. This DVD features some information specific to the Brisbane area and definitely saves on hours of research or reading- its all there and lots of decent visuals to underline the narration. Invaluable!
Living Down Under: Australia
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This DVD is truly great value. It is packed with useful information for would-be migrants or even anybody who is interested in the idea of living/working or holidaying in Australia. This DVD features so much general and specific information that it undoubtedly saves on hours of research or reading- its all there and lots of decent visuals to underline the narration. Anyone interested in the idea of emigrating must watch this. It will give you a balanced, unbiased and easy insight into what could be the greatest lifestyle change that you ever make. Invaluable!
Living Down Under: Melbourne
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This DVD is truly great value. It is packed with useful information for would-be migrants or even anybody who is interested in the idea of living/working or holidaying in Australia. This DVD features some information specific to Melbourne and definitely saves on hours of research or reading- its all there and lots of decent visuals to underline the narration. Invaluable!
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Author Jim Frederick's well-researched Black Hearts takes us on a journey with the men of the 1/502nd. It is informative, raw, emotional, frustrating and at times, horrific. Its the side of war that we don't want to face up to and its the accounts of the men on the ground. Very gripping and very gritty.
Worth Dying For
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Wow! I don't usually read novels, but a mate lent me this and said 'Read the first chapter and see if you can put it down...'I honestly couldn't. It read like the best action movie your mind could imagine. Even when dog-tired at 1am, I wasn't going to put this down as I needed to know what happens next. It really is that good. Jack Reacher (the central character) is what every man wants to be. He is a fantasy that you can live-out in Lee Child's novels and the escapism here is as entertaining and enjoyable as it gets. Don't listen to the negative reviews, just buy it!!!
Life (4 Discs)
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This Blu Ray is without doubt the best you can buy. It was filmed in HD, so the picture quality is stunning. There are so many never-seen-before moments that you will not fail to be mesmerised and awe-struck. If you want to really see what your HD TV can do, then this will showcase it beautifully. The quality of the documentary is first rate and you have to be inspired by the hours and effort that has gone into making this. Buy it!
Funny Games (2008)
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I have just read the customer review entitled 'Excellent Satire'. Whilst trying to be self-effacing and clever by giving us the film student enlightenment that we all must be far too ignorant to pick up on ourselves, I think it is rather smug. What utter twaddle! If we're meant to be impressed by a 'satire' that ridicules this genre of American film then we truly are foolish, as, in essence it is ridiculing the audience for wanting to watch a violent thriller. Thats like charging money for someone to look at a pile of dog faeces and saying 'Look at my modern art masterpiece', whilst sniggering around the corner! That is not intellectually awe-inspiring; it is simply rather droll. Funny Games is being sold as one thing when in actual fact it is something else which is far more art house in its marginality.
If, like me, you are a customer who is interested by this genre and the blurb makes you want to buy, then think again. Sadly, this film is like low budget drama group production. Tim Roth is weak and the other performances are uninspiring at best. You are left feeling frustrated and short-changed by this drivel as you are subjected to director Michael Haneke's attempt to shock and shame you. What ends up happening is a couple of hours of fidgety predictability and inconsistent under and over acting.
The blu-ray is grainy and disappointing, yet ironically befitting- a poor quality disc for a poor quality film.
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
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Lets start by saying, unequivocally, that Bangkok Dangerous is a terrible film. Terrible in every way you can imagine. It is cringe-worthy. This particular brand of action film was done to death in the 1980's and 90's by the likes of Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal. There is not one shred of originality in this film and you feel that you have seen it all before somewhere (probably a good ten years before).
I am by no means difficult to please. After all, a film is simply escapism. It allows us to forget reality and enjoy being entertained by what is being played out on the world being shown to us on screen. This abomination of a film, however, is so poorly acted and directed that the only entertaining feature was that Nicholas Cage looked like Ken Dodd. Completely mis-cast as a hitman (a long haired, melancholy sentimentalist, pulling all the same facial expressions as he does in all his films, trying to pass as a ruthless assassin? Not very convincing). Anyway, even if you disagree with my opinions on the quality of the film, then please be assured that the quality of the disc is the biggest shocker.
For a Blu-Ray, you rightfully expect superior quality (you are paying for it!). With this particular disc, you will be sorely disappointed. The picture quality is severely grainy, especially in the darker scenes, which is a massive let down. The sound is nothing special and you are left feeling severely short changed as you stare in disbelief at the bootleg quality film on screen. You should avoid this blu-ray, if nothing else just to keep an hour and a half of your life to do something better with.
Freecom Classic 500GB 3.5 inch External USB2.0 Hard Drive / Black
Brought one of these a few months back. Great- 500GB of storage space to back up all my files and store all my media- all for only £80! However, there is a lot of truth in the old saying; 'you get what you pay for'. Where do I start......its big, it isn't a very durable design if you need it to be portable and it isn't powered by USB so you must be within reach of a power socket when you need to use it. I'm on my second one since the original simply seized up at random, losing nearly 300gb worth of precious data forever (kind of ironic since you store stuff as a backup and then that breaks!). Freecom, to their credit, were very efficient and prompt in replacing this item under warranty (something I suspect is a regular occurrence).
So, if you just want cheap storage space and only need a desktop storage unit, then look no further. If, however, you might get annoyed by a noisy, slow, tempremental box the size of a dictionary whirring and overheating on your desk, it'd be best to consider alternatives.
Cheap & Cheerful lump of gash.