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NEW Grindhouse Special Edition - Grindhouse Special Edition (Blu-ray)
NEW Grindhouse Special Edition - Grindhouse Special Edition (Blu-ray)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The way it was meant to be seen., Dec 12 2010
Finally, we get the presentation the way it was meant to be, not pieced out and double dipped. Great films, great visual quality, great experience.

Mythbusters V4 Collection
Mythbusters V4 Collection
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time For Science!!!, Dec 12 2010
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More excellent episodes of Adam and Jamie's thoughtful and entertaining show. It's a shame we can't be allowed to purchase entire seasons as opposed to these "collections", however.

Classic Western Collection
Classic Western Collection
DVD ~ Popflix
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3.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is, Dec 12 2010
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This DVD set is good value when considering the amount of content, but less so when considering the quality of the presentation. The source material was not particularly well-preserved or restored, and the compression required to fit all the material onto the discs compounds the issue. The films themselves, much like Wayne's overall catalog, vary in quality from good to watchable to cringe-worthy.

Clint: A Retrospective
Clint: A Retrospective
by Richard Schickel
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Coffee Table Book, Dec 12 2010
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This book is one of the best purchases I've made in a long while-- a treasure of high quality photos and thoughtful retrospectives from the Man himself, Clint Eastwood, regarding his brilliant career.

Gaspipe: Confessions Of A Mafia Boss
Gaspipe: Confessions Of A Mafia Boss
by Philip Carlo
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Philip Carlo's best work...., Dec 12 2010
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....but nonetheless entertaining reading about another violent figure from contemporary history, in this case Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso. I found that the narrative was a little uneven at times, with the flow of events not always clear in relation to each other and their chronology. I would still recommend this, as I would all of Carlo's books.

Django [Blu-ray]
Django [Blu-ray]
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Finest, Dec 12 2010
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A Magnum Opus of Italian westerns, just short of Leone's classic films. Iconic imagery and an excellent performance by Franco Nero have led to many homages and references in other (contemporary) works, notably Lucas and Tarantino.

The Blu-ray presentation is the best available, using a recently discovered print. Film grain is present, but perfectly understandable given the age of the film. I'd recommend checking out the DVDBeaver review for in-depth analysis of the image itself and technical details.

I'd recommend the Italian audio track and not the dub-- the former is the original presentation as meant to be seen. The dub itself is admittedly a poor job, and distracts from the experience of the film.

A great film from a great era in filmmmaking, and not to be missed. Such films heralded more complex characters who were morally ambivalent and less clear-cut, which is a good thing. John Wayne-type characters who always had the moral justification for everything they do are not realistic or interesting-- the Italian westerns allowed the characters, even the heroes, to have a dark side and have shades of grey in them.

Seinfeld: The Complete Series (Box Set) (Bilingual)
Seinfeld: The Complete Series (Box Set) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent box set, Sept. 17 2010
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Great packaging, high-quality and complete content-- an absolute steal of a deal for a great series.

Up Till Now: The Autobiography
Up Till Now: The Autobiography
by William Shatner
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably good, April 11 2009
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This book has a lot of the trademark Shatner humor, but is sadly lacking in substance. It lacks a lot of the interesting detail that made his other memoirs so great, and seems to be more about cashing in on his resurgence of popularity in the last couple of years.

Wayne;John Ultimate Collection
Wayne;John Ultimate Collection
DVD ~ John Wayne
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 50.18
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great starting point., April 11 2009
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For fans of "the Duke" looking to start their collection, this archive is a great starting point. A good value, as you get several films together for one low price.

The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films
by J.W. Rinzler
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 25.08
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spared no expense, April 11 2009
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This book is a well-made, high quality memoir of the making of the Indy films. An absolute resource for a true film buff and fan of these films, the book has production information and art never before released to the public. Well worth the money!

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