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ne' onore ne' gloria / lost command ( dvd Italian Import
ne' onore ne' gloria / lost command ( dvd Italian Import
Offered by Rarewaves-CA
Price: CDN$ 4.36
7 used & new from CDN$ 4.35

4.0 out of 5 stars A good war flic. base of conflict is primarily in Algeria although the movie was done in France and Spain..., April 30 2016
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Despite being somewhat dated cinematography, it was a very interesting and compelling movie- good writing and superb acting. Action yarn set around the 1950's French/ Algerian conflict for Independence...if you are a history buff, this might be appealing too..

Company of Heroes (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
Company of Heroes (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Vinnie Jones
Price: CDN$ 8.00
4 used & new from CDN$ 8.00

4.0 out of 5 stars WW11 America/German Action Movie, April 7 2016
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It is a reasonably good action movie with better than average acting... interesting plot. Lots of shooting and explosions; and, the storyline had some depth and was well executed until the end when I thought it morphed into an Indiana Jones movie. Worthwhile watch, nonetheless.

Age of Heroes [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Age of Heroes [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Price: CDN$ 8.00
16 used & new from CDN$ 2.25

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3.0 out of 5 stars English Commando WW11 action film., April 7 2016
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Kind of a Dirty Dozen movie, but English commandos instead of American GIs- takes place in Norway- somewhat believable plot...graphic violence... a pretty good action movie. Some of the dialogue seemed a bit unnatural and forced; two or three acts are good at their roles and the others are passable. With better actors this film would rate higher.. it had all the makings of a good flic, but just did not quite achieve its goal.

Days of Glory / Indigenes [Blu-ray] (Version française)
Days of Glory / Indigenes [Blu-ray] (Version française)
Price: CDN$ 9.99
13 used & new from CDN$ 8.46

3.0 out of 5 stars A view of WW11 not many of us, other than historians, might know and/or appreciate- 3 Stars, April 4 2016
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Interesting portrayal of volunteers from North Africa fighting for France during the second world war-most of the spoken language is in French, and it is subscripted in English. It felt very much like a historical journey related to the Algerian and Moroccan contribution to the war effort.

The spoken French did not take too much away from the picture.. after a while you did not notice it- mainly because it was an action orientated movie...frankly if it were a silent movie it would work just as well.

The reason I only graded it 3 stars is because the characters were very veneer... and I could not really get into the actors cultural/ethnic context to any great depth- it had a bit of the feel of Band of Brothers, but not as polished.

Potlatch (digipak-2 bonus tracks)
Potlatch (digipak-2 bonus tracks)
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 16.68
25 used & new from CDN$ 9.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Redbone- Come and Get Their Music, March 20 2016
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I was expecting more from this very musically talented group... however, there were a few superb songs that make the purchase worthwhile. I think as a group they kept searching for a niche market that makes them unique- and, really it was ironically their Latin undertone/style sound roots I think made them successful. In my humble opinion, the original albums with that distinctive sound have a richer texture than the more clinical tin-like digital sound.

John Wayne War Collection: 4 Film Favorites - They Were Expendable / Operation Pacific / Flying Leathernecks / Back to Bataan
John Wayne War Collection: 4 Film Favorites - They Were Expendable / Operation Pacific / Flying Leathernecks / Back to Bataan
DVD ~ John Wayne
Price: CDN$ 9.88
26 used & new from CDN$ 6.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Combination of John Wayne & War Movies- what's there not to like..., March 20 2016
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Good collection - John Wayne - you really cannot go wrong. His style of acting and his character are generally best suited to westerns and war movies.

Come & Get Your Redbone
Come & Get Your Redbone
Price: CDN$ 19.99
26 used & new from CDN$ 13.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Indeed: Come & Get This Rebone Album!, March 4 2016
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This review is from: Come & Get Your Redbone (Audio CD)
If you have not heard of Redbone- just watch YouTube- you will discover how talented this group is. If you have heard of them, you will love this album...

Founded, I believe, in the mid to late 60's... still going today, but very prominent in the music scene in the mid 1970's.

Samsung All Region Free Multi Zone Progressive Scan DVD and CD Player
Samsung All Region Free Multi Zone Progressive Scan DVD and CD Player
Offered by E-TRONIX
Price: CDN$ 49.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars PAL- no problem!, March 4 2016
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Great Product- reasonably priced... avoid worrying about getting UK movies which are sometimes much cheaper even with shipping cost in, than Canada/USA ones. UK has many movies not easily available in North America- and some are not available at all.

Go Tell the Spartans (Sous-titres franais)
Go Tell the Spartans (Sous-titres franais)
DVD ~ Burt Lancaster
Price: CDN$ 9.95
20 used & new from CDN$ 4.36

3.0 out of 5 stars If you need to watch all war movies from the Vietnam war period- watch this.. if you don't give it a pass, there are better! 4.5, March 4 2016
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Well- it is definitely a commercially stylized film: It is not the greatest movie especially for a 1978 production, and particularly as a war movie; certainly not anywhere near the standard of (for instance) Platoon from the same historical era.

Passable watch- acting is mediocre. Not much action and not much character development. 4.5 out of 10.

Black & White Minstrel Show
Black & White Minstrel Show
Offered by nagiry
Price: CDN$ 6.75
6 used & new from CDN$ 6.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Sing-Along melodies- highly entertianing songs from a bygone era..., March 4 2016
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It is great to hear the old tunes- they brought back wonderful memories when I watched B&W Minstrel shows on TV in England. - the quality of the recording was not on par with other reissued music from that era- still no regrets....happy songs, beautiful melodies and fantastic vocals. At my age 60+ and having gone through musical styles including Heavy Metal, Acid Rock, Pop, Country & Crossover, Disco etc .. I still like the soft side of a more simpler times with a pop standard style often referred to as "Dance Hall Light Entertainment"..

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