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Spaceballs 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Spaceballs 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ John Candy
Price: CDN$ 8.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warm hearted and funny. Bti raunchy as well as a bit stilted., June 4 2013
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I hadn't seen this in decades. Blu Ray doesn't do anything for it. The story is cornier than I remember, and the script is clunky in places; the actors are unable to smooth this out with their performances. Overall though, it is what I remember it for; a genuinely affectionate, if irreverent, look at science fiction films of the 70s.

John Carter [Blu-ray + DVD]
John Carter [Blu-ray + DVD]
DVD ~ Taylor Kitsch
Price: CDN$ 14.93
34 used & new from CDN$ 7.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny, June 4 2013
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Eveyrone who says this film was a turkey either wasn't ;paying attention or has an ax to grind. Personally, I think it was a casualty of Disney's Night of The Long Knives when it was in production; the new kids wanted the old kids, and this project,to tank, so they spent almost nothing advertizing it and then made a bold public statement a week after it's release declaring it a failure. Anyway. I found the flim innovative, with an original presentation. The script felt organic (would someone please take Luca's pen away from him?). The performances felt believable, very difficult in space opera costume pieces like this. I enjoyed every moment.

Avatar 3D (Bilingual) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD]
Avatar 3D (Bilingual) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD]
DVD ~ Sam Worthington
Price: CDN$ 25.00
11 used & new from CDN$ 18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, March 10 2013
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Besides being fabulous eye candy, the story is straight out of the modern playbook; corporate colonialism with the full blessing of imperial authority treating indigenous as second class and therefore worthy only of contempt and destruction in the name of resource extraction. I do wish that Cameron had spent more than ten seconds naming the resource in question. Unobtainium? Really? Why didn't you just call it Plot Device or Spice? :P Anyway, well done.
The disc itself is well done; nary a gltich. Packaging is standard; the discs are well protected.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who loves well told, politically motivated message movies.

Battlestar Galactica The Razor Unrated Blu-ray
Battlestar Galactica The Razor Unrated Blu-ray
DVD ~ Edward James Olmos
Price: CDN$ 11.98
18 used & new from CDN$ 8.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Taut, strong story., Dec 28 2012
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this was a tragedy in the familiar mode; a strong yet fatally flawed warrior, a ronin really, regains her honour and saves the day. Good stuff!

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Edward James Olmos
Offered by BEARDOS BAZAAR
Price: CDN$ 183.49
14 used & new from CDN$ 166.51

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Sci-Fi series ever, with a couple of surprises in the box, Nov. 28 2012
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I was surprised to find both The Plan and Razor included in this boxed set. I would have said "pleasantly surprised" except that there was no indication that either of these were in this box, so I went ahead and ordered them seperately! :P Anyway, well organized, compact... well done.

La Futura
La Futura
Price: CDN$ 12.00
33 used & new from CDN$ 6.36

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ZZ Top album in 30 years, Sept. 20 2012
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This review is from: La Futura (Audio CD)
Rick Rubin deserves to have his face on a large rock somewhere for distilling the essence of so many great American musical artists. No exception here; I haven't enjoyed a ZZ Top album this much since I was a teenager! Hot DAMN and other things!

Brother MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax
Brother MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax
Price: CDN$ 269.47
13 used & new from CDN$ 237.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best printer I've ever owned!, Sept. 20 2012
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Brother printers enjoy a richly deserved reputation for quality; they build robust machines that create good images. Even more impressive to me is their clearly written, accurate documentation and ease of set-up; took minutes and the printer was ready to roll. All this in a very reasonably priced package. Splendid! I heartily recommend this product to anyone, whether for a small business or for personal use.

My printer arrived on time, well protected; kudos Amazon!

Diablo III Limited Edition Guide
Diablo III Limited Edition Guide
by Blizzard Blizzard
Edition: Hardcover
23 used & new from CDN$ 31.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book, if you're really into the game., June 3 2012
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For those who find the new Diablo enjoyable this book is a treasure trove of useful information, at least as far as playing through Normal level. The only complaint I have is that the guide doesn't take you through the game pay at higher levels. Included are tips on playstyle for each character type, an exhaustive beastiary and loads of info on crafting, gear adn the new marketplace. As with all Diablo-related products that I've seen, the artwork is excellent.

Star Wars Complete Cross Sections
Star Wars Complete Cross Sections
by Hans Jenssen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 25.08
39 used & new from CDN$ 10.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible detail!, April 26 2012
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This book represents everything that's best about the Star Wars universe: fantastic design, loving attention to detail, inspirationally imaginative. Whether you are old enough to remember the original release or you're just discovering Star Wars, if you love sci-fi and fantasy this book will appeal.

Alien Anthology [Blu-ray]
Alien Anthology [Blu-ray]
Offered by Deal Beat
Price: CDN$ 44.99
12 used & new from CDN$ 28.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, Feb. 1 2012
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What a great collection! If you're a real fan of the franchise (and why would you be reading this otherwise?) this collection is a must. The re-mastered films look amazing and Alien3 is finally watchable, even enjoyable! "Ressurection" remains an interesting failure but at least it looks great. The extra material, for people like me who love that stuff, is well worth a look.

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