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Swimming Pool (Bilingual) [Import]
Swimming Pool (Bilingual) [Import]
DVD ~ Charlotte Rampling
Price: CDN$ 10.91
26 used & new from CDN$ 2.16

4.0 out of 5 stars I think most people watched a different movie than I did..., April 2 2004
...including the Amazon reviewer.
Everything with the pretty, sexually active teenager was imaginary -- part of the writer's next novel. The publisher's real daughter was not as attractive and behaved more like a normal teenage girl. You see her at the end of the movie. Remember? The author writes murder mysteries?
Quite well done, but not really a five-star movie.

The Kingston Trio - from the H
The Kingston Trio - from the H
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 52.95
4 used & new from CDN$ 47.95

5.0 out of 5 stars I would call it "definitive", Oct. 20 2003
They are both great albums, but ...From the "Hungry i" defines this group and their broad appeal. Great rapport with the audience, great topical wit, and outstanding preformance. A very talented group indeed. Each song from this set is just pure gold.

The Whole Nine Yards (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
The Whole Nine Yards (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 15.36
47 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars A sleeper of a movie, Sept. 26 2003
Yes, it's a little formulaic, but who can agrue with a line like: "You know, I can't think of nothing finer than a fine naked woman holding a gun." and then show you a visual confirmation. Drink beer while you watch this movie.

Terrain Modelling
Terrain Modelling
by Richard Windrow
Edition: Hardcover
31 used & new from CDN$ 20.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful for jump-starting you diorama skills, June 19 2003
This review is from: Terrain Modelling (Hardcover)
The techniques and materials for producing life-like dioramas. Clear, easy-to-follow, well illustrated. Copious crystal-clear color photographs. Eye opening.

Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek
Price: CDN$ 15.71
33 used & new from CDN$ 8.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! Talented beyond their years!, June 19 2003
This review is from: Nickel Creek (Audio CD)
I am just blown away by the depth of talent and emotion and professionalism. Not only are they great singers and musicians, but they practice their magic with a level of subtlety, restraint, and sensitivity rarely achieved by any performer at any age.

More of the same please.

American Garage
American Garage
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 22.95
5 used & new from CDN$ 13.94

3.0 out of 5 stars 5-star material, 1-star CD mix, May 21 2003
This review is from: American Garage (Audio CD)
This is a great album and I have owned it on LP and cassette. I wanted a CD because that is the medium of choice at home, work, and auto. I don't know what the deal is, but just about all the bass is mixed out. Not only is the bass guitar almost completely muted, but even the lower drums to some extent. I KNOW this is not how this album was originally mixed.
I have heard this on 4 different systems. Did I get a bad CD or are they all like this?
--scott

The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums
DVD ~ Gene Hackman
Price: CDN$ 15.12
35 used & new from CDN$ 9.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, April 4 2003
This review is from: The Royal Tenenbaums (DVD)
This movie is bursting at the seams with dry humor and detail. The tone is set by the narrator as a sort of documentary of how a family got to this particular state of resolution. I am surprised at how polarized the reviews are; this appears to be a movie that either you "get" or you don't.

Dogma: Special Edition (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
Dogma: Special Edition (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
DVD ~ Ben Affleck
Offered by MusicMoviesAndMore
Price: CDN$ 46.99
19 used & new from CDN$ 4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for movie, 1 star becuase it crashes my DVD player, Jan. 15 2003
Does anybody else have problems with this special edition crashing the DVD player?

Ford GT40 an Anglo American Competition Classic
Ford GT40 an Anglo American Competition Classic
by David Hodges
Edition: Hardcover
8 used & new from CDN$ 108.57

2.0 out of 5 stars I wish there was a better book, July 23 2002
If this were a less expensive book the rating would go to 3-4 stars but compared to books of similar subject matter (Porsche 917: The Winning Formula) the photographs are not very good and the paper and printing process is at best mediocre. To add insult to injury, the book is more than "Porsche 917".
I purchased this book as reference for model building. It is some help in this respect. But the paucity of color photos and the poor resolution cause me to downrate this book.

Porsche 917: The Winning Formula
Porsche 917: The Winning Formula
by Peter Morgan
Edition: Hardcover
14 used & new from CDN$ 77.47

5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference, June 5 2002
I build scale model cars and this book is a great reference tool. It covers all of Porsche's racing cars of the '60s leading toward the development of the 917 and recounts all the roadblocks and pitfalls along the way. People who are not saavy about the real world of large-stakes motorsport can be surprised to learn about how much rule-bending goes on. "Unfair advantages" are aggressiviely sought through research and experimentation. An interesting aspect of the 917 is much refinement and modification was needed to turn this complicated and dangerous car into a successful racer.

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