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Return Of The Vampire/Revenge Of Frankenstein/Mr Sardonicus/Brotherhood Of Satan - 4 Movie Collection
Return Of The Vampire/Revenge Of Frankenstein/Mr Sardonicus/Brotherhood Of Satan - 4 Movie Collection
Price: CDN$ 9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value, . just sit and enjoy the stories., Oct. 1 2013
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As with all boxset (my theory) , you get 25% Crap, 50 % good/generic and 25% gems..... This one is on target, except that the garbage is not linked to one movie alone but to scenes scattered ove the 4 flicks, which is much better. Close ytour eyes on the "eyes" demonstration from Peter Cushing or the bad acting from some of the support crew in "Brotherhood" and you will have a very pleasant 7.5 hours of viewing.

"Revenge of Frankenstein" is regarded as superior to the 1st outing of the franchise ("Curse of.."). In my regards, it is the 2nd best out of the seven. I thought it was a perfect Hammer Goth production. Cushing is allowed to show his range and classical training. Not scary, but a great story to be told..... For once, a sequel that fits properly into the mold made by the original. You can almost hear Frankenstein mental process.

"Mr. Sardonicus" is the gem. A great story line with some jerk-scare punches. A very unique plot, it is about a man who's face is deformed (Sardonic Smile) forever after being overly greedy and attempting grave robbing. Romance, torture, plot twist.... Everything is in there. Victorian stes are as beautiful as the 4 or 5 actresses used in the supporting cast. You will want to jump through the screen and save them.

"Return of the Vampire" is a simple but effective Bela Lugosi fangs tale. It is a bit Ed Woodinh at times. but it let's itself watch. Bela is equal to himself and delivers as expected.Kind of generic horror candty bar.... The taste is the always the same, but you come back for more as you are enjoying it.

"Brotherhood of Satan " seems out of place (not a Goth-Victorian feel), but it is so effective. The Witches film with a southern states flavor does the trick. Any movie that involves magic, Kids and a town where everyone knows but nobody wants to tell.... Is a winner. Some scares but quite effects will spice the thrills. Beware, some bad acting is seen, but who cares.

This package comes with no adders, just 4 films for your pleasure

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2  [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Laurent Vernin
Price: CDN$ 18.98

5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, even better than Season one., Sept. 9 2013
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I wrote, a while ago, that the season 1 of Avengers was great mbut that ther was too much fighting and that the scenarios were bloated with action.

The creation crew at Marvel took care of that. The 2nd season has some great storylines and the character decelopment really added some finesse in something that can easily turn into a smashfest. Lots of discussion on Friendship and honor. Main and sub stories are mixed and twisted into one another to create a teen aged/ adult cartoon. With Vision and Yellow Jacket coming on board halfway through the set, It brought me back to my comics reading years. Very refreshing.... At firstm I thought that the plots were too ambitious (lots of meaga galactic stuff), but the Red Skull episodes borought back the Avengers to their roots. Seeing Captain America is a space ship around Saturn is nice, but I usually pefer a more humble approach I was served well in other episodes. Animation was perfect for the genre and I have nothing to complain about the French dubbing. Quality wise, it deserves an A.

N the cons side, the "New Avengers" episode was a write-off. Ir teamed some heroes that had nothing better to do than save the world on a sunny afternoon (The Thing was pretty direct on the subject). Maybe I was expecting the Scarlett Witch, She-Hulk or Quicksilver to appear.... The 1st two minutes of that show were awesome... then nothing. The episodes could have also used more one on one hero/villain confrontation, but that is life.

Absolutly recommended.... at his price, the 26 episodesa sets are a steal.

10 Ms: Knockout Body Wkout
10 Ms: Knockout Body Wkout
Price: CDN$ 13.83
23 used & new from CDN$ 5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best... but not recommended for beginners., Sept. 6 2013
This review is from: 10 Ms: Knockout Body Wkout (DVD)
It is an excellent release from the 10 Minutes solution serie. It is high octane and is geared form maximum intensity. Centered around training with a good dose of Kick-boxing and boxing moves, it will make the most out of each 10 minutes session. The problem with this one is that it is not for beginners. If you think about Couch potato habit or want to go through a "makeover" after a lengthy period of inactivity, you will find this out of reach. It requires some cardio power and some flexibility, or you will get discouraged. Start with some DANCING DVD from the 10 minutes collection and use this one when you are really motivated to push youself. It is not an easy one to tackle.

In accordance with the ttitle, the trainer is a sturdy, but very fit cute broad that sports the most muscular legs I have seen on a fitness DVD.. She is all business (No mini-skirt flapping or bouncing boobs, here). She takes you for 5 x 10 minutes very intense sessions.


Sinbad and the Minotaur
Sinbad and the Minotaur
Offered by Mikani Collectables
Price: CDN$ 17.79
4 used & new from CDN$ 14.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Second worst Sinbad movie ever, Aug. 28 2013
This review is from: Sinbad and the Minotaur (DVD)
in early days, Sinbad movies were about, friendship, Honor and devotione to your crew mate. I was disgusted at this punkish version of the sailor's adventures. The sleeve is promising and Arabian night fans were waiting for such a full lenght movie, Rapidly, the muscle-bound center characther shows that he is far from being at par with my expectation. The main actor is no Guy Williams or Douglas Fairbanks... but I do not think he was casted to be such. A too-tough-to*my-taste Sinbad is too far from the original, to get the older fans to adapt in 180 minutes. Then again, the film was probablt meant to re-invent the concept and create a NEW action hero. Way too graphic is terms of violence, it was meant for another public than the father and son crowd. The scene were the heroin is led to "talk/spill the beans" in gruesome. On the good side, effects are decent and main actress is gorgeous.

Some old classics can be modernized with a lot of success. In this case, producers have deprived the Franchise of his true essence. By the way, the worst Sinbad movie ever... is the one with Lou Ferrigno

Bowanga Bowanga/the Wild Women
Bowanga Bowanga/the Wild Women
DVD ~ Jean Hawkshaw
Price: CDN$ 12.99
6 used & new from CDN$ 12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fun, Fun in the jungle... kind of, Aug. 7 2013
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In this SWV you are served a triple dose of classic jungle adventure. You get 2 movies which too laid back to be taken seriously and one "save the Damsel" flick.

In Bowanga and Wild Woman, you get the feeling that everyone in the jungle are allowed to wear the latest swinsuit style from Macy's. Perfect makeup are also the norm in the Wild !!! One is set in Africa (with Wilderness scens so obviusly filmed seperatly and edited later) and the other one (Wild Woman) takes place in a Polynesian settings. it is a couple of Frankie Avalon songs short a beach movie. Numerous rituals dances scenes (not meant to be funny, but are totally hilarious) are simply added to show gorgeous woman shaking there assets in designer swimsuits. These are simple feel good movies to be shown on Saturday mornings. There are scenarios ands plots, but they are meaningless.

Vigin savrifice is a usual save the damsel, before the native make their latest sacrifice to their god. Closer to a Jungle Jim movie than the 2 other, this one sports a snene of partial nudity and is more of an serious action flick. Very generic, but entertaining.

SWV includes a short story in this set. A very old silent nudie cutie set up in the jungle. A real relic, if nothing more.

SWV did what is expected from them. A well packed DVD of quality oldies

Triple Feature: Rent-A-Girl / Aroused / Help Wanted Female
Triple Feature: Rent-A-Girl / Aroused / Help Wanted Female
DVD ~ Janine Lenon
Price: CDN$ 12.99
11 used & new from CDN$ 8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decadent Sexploitation relics, witness of the past !!!, July 1 2013
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You get a triple offering of yesteryears sexploitation. Extras are limited to a bondage type of movie. Really unusually borimg for an SWV filler.

AROUSED is a real movie. There are a tons of those sexually spiced up "Jack the Ripper" or "Boston strangler" films made in the very early 70s. This offering is a good ezample. Almost Grindhouse style, this somewhat kinky flick can be watched like a real film. Acting is decent and the story-telling carries you to the end, even if the flick is only a excuse to show skin. Kind of good...

The two other films are a stack of multiple nudity scenes with a plot barely thick enough to hold everything together. lots of photo shoots, a long game of Strip billard, lots of dancing and some whipping. All done in various states of nudity. Elegant gowns and polyester pamties are making thiese two flicks semi-classy..... You have to set your brain of the 60s wavelenght to really appreciate these two, unless you are a woman worshipper.

Human nature slowly evolves !

Good relics for ladies lovers... SWV does it again, but falls a bit short.

10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix
10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix
Price: CDN$ 9.83
28 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners, Dancing purist could disagree... but still a 4.5 stars, June 27 2013
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If you think you have no latino beat or that Mambo is only for skinny tall brunettes with boobs bulging out of their skimpy outfit ....... Think again, this DVD will prove you wrong.

Beginners will love this one. The same 10 - 15 dance steps and arm movements are repeated often in various sequences, so it makes them easy to master and hard to forget. The workouts are demanding but not difficult. They make the most out of the 10 minutes without having you give up due to complexity. Heart Pump ... yes, but not Heart attack. Mix this DVD with 1 or 2 others from the serie and you can have yourself a good workout every day.

Issues : Workout names are misleading. Tango Tone has nothing to do with Tango dancing. The Chacha one is more Merengue and Mambo than Cha Cha Cha. Mrtrngur groove fips rapifly into Mambo. It could be annoying for some. You also hear the trainer voice more than the music. But that is matter of taste.

The trainer is not your typical short skirt Latin dancer girl. She is wears conservative clothes and is not underweight (strong legs !!!!). Guess what, SHE LOOKS HEALTHY and has a PHYSIQUE THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED. Very refreshing and encouraging.

Cannot give it a five (boring music), but a solid 4 stars. "I only have 10 minutes" will turn into "let's do another 10".

Grindhouse Double Feature: Moon of The Wolf (1974) / Honeymoon of Horror (1964)
Grindhouse Double Feature: Moon of The Wolf (1974) / Honeymoon of Horror (1964)
DVD ~ David Janssen
Price: CDN$ 6.98
19 used & new from CDN$ 3.34

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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT GRINDHOUSE, but two "Whodunit" average films., June 26 2013
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Again the word Grindhouse has been mis-used. Those 2 movies are netither violent, sexually explicit or focusing on male stereotypes (maybe). Filmed 10 years apart, they have nothing in common, besides they are serial killers flicks.

"... of the wolf" is a southern states/rednecks film with a definite "Monday night presentation" feel to it. The Werewolf overtone turns it into a very mild horror film. You cannot wait for it to end, but you cannot fast forward it. Acting crew is OK and casting is generic. Cool clean "look for the killer" movie with an Alabama smell.

"Honeymoon..." is no better. A good opening punch line is the only high light to it. Like in the other film, you are led to believe that so-and-si is the killer only to discover that someone else did the deed. The character in this one are very painted by numbers. One of the serious actor probably thinks that he is the next Peter Cushing. Boring....

Movies are charming misleading and ... weak. But you are only paying around $7.00.

10-Minute Solution: 10-Minute Workouts to Shape Up Your Whole Body
10-Minute Solution: 10-Minute Workouts to Shape Up Your Whole Body
Offered by hiddenlily
Price: CDN$ 29.95
3 used & new from CDN$ 25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense in many ways... recommanded, June 21 2013
THis five times 10 minutes workout DVD is the total package. The 5 totally different workouts will get you to train every day as it will fit your every mood. You may find that they are to fast to follow, but you need to nake the most out of your 10 minutes. You will feel great ater the 600 seconds of intensity. When used with other "10 minutes" DVD (some sold as low as $9.00), you will get enough (2 or 3 DVD will suffice) workouts to keep everything fresh and keep you interrested.

3 Film Hammer Horror Set [Import]
3 Film Hammer Horror Set [Import]
Price: CDN$ 14.08
24 used & new from CDN$ 9.03

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3.0 out of 5 stars Total is better than the parts, June 20 2013
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Three lesser seen outtings from Hammer. A great value..... but not really a great deal. The lack of any extras is hurting the set. The 3 movies are quite different in quality and taste.

Prince of darlness : the legand states that Christopher lee was such an expensive commodity that they reduced his screen time to save money. He barely shows his fangs for 15 minutes during the film. Luckily, it gives the rest of the actors time to show their talent. A good classic Dracula story well delivered. As Victorian as the queen.. get a tea, relax and watch.

Frankenstein created Woman : Critics will say that it is the best one on the franchise. It is fabulous. it is not scary and more Sci-fi than horror. Peter Cushing is at ease in this misunderstood scientist role. The rest of the cast (with the exception of the pretty lady monster and Frankenstein's helper) is pale in comparison to main actor. A great story that flows lie a river in northern England. No gore or scary stuff on this one, it is almost theatrical.

7 golden vampires : In the later part of the early 70s, Monster movies were on life support, nudie cuties were on their way out, but Bruce Lee induced Kung Fu movies were IN. So let's do Vampire movie in Asia with some clothes-ripping scenes Chinese style. It is one of the worst glicks done by Hammer. Peter Cushing is almost ridicule and his great talent cannot save this disaster. The Kung Fu fighting scenes are endlsss. It actually feels more like a Dungeon and Dragons bad scenario. you have to see it once... I guess.

Could have ben a good set, but the absence of extras and the so-so packaging will not allow me to rate it higher than 3 stars.

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