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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (Widescreen)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Greg Stebner
Offered by PaperbackshopCA
Price: CDN$ 6.66
14 used & new from CDN$ 6.65

5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD ONE, March 23 2003
I never really was much of a Woody Allen fan, at least until I seen this movie. And I can't tell you if there have been any more scenes added on in the dvd version. I don't know. What I do know is this is a terrific film. It's a comedy, and a darn good one. Unlike a lot of today's comedy movies where the writers feel they must include tons of curse words, sex, and loads of yelling just to try and make the picture more appealing, this one has perfect dialologue that is both witty and inventive. This is a movie you can watch and get a good laugh, without wearing you out. It has action, but in a perfectly timed way. And I don't care if whether or not the movie grossed monkey one, It's good. It's the story of an insurance investigator (played by Allen) who, along with one of his associates (helen hunt) are hypnotized at a club as part of the evening enterainment. Only thing is, the magician has more sinister motives for their hypnotism. What are they? As usual, I'm not going to tell you. What I will say is that when certain words are said over a late night telephone call, Allen becomes a different person, and seeks to carry out the bidding of his "Master". This is by far one of the best movies I have seen in quite a while. I seen it on a premium channel today, and today I am ordered it from Amazon. I want to see this movie again, and again, and again. The one thing I did not like about this movie was the banjo playing during the "action" scenes, but since this was this was set in the 1940's, it really wouldn't feel right to have electric guitars played by AC/DC to set the mood. Besides, I don't think electric guitars were around at that time either???

Beckett Football Card Price Guide
Beckett Football Card Price Guide
by Price Guide Staff of Beckett Football Ca
Edition: Paperback
9 used & new from CDN$ 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Most Comprehensive Guides On The Market, July 11 2002
The Beckett Guides are the most popular guides in the world, bar none. And what I've always liked about Beckett is the depth of information contained in his guides. With this one, you get listings of sets from as far back as the late 1800's to 2001. Now please note before I go any further, if you buy this guide and by chance your card or set is not listed, it does not mean your card(s) are worthless, it simply means that what you have may not currently be receiving alot of market activity, or may be a card or cards that aren't currently known to exist. You must realize there are virtually thousands of sets on the market and newer ones coming out every week by various companies, so it is almost impossible to keep up with every one produced. So Beckett concentrates on sets that are both known to exist and have heavy market activity. Oh and one more thing, if you have rubber bands around your cards, please get rid of them. Go to your local card shop or go online and get some card holders. Condition is a key element in a cards worth, and rubber bands can cause severe damage to cards. Now, as for this book, Beckett has sets listed in ABC order and lists the individual cards of the set. So if you are putting together a set, and you see yours listed in this guide, you have the perfect checklist to keep up with what you do and do not have. For each set listed, there's a little bit of information included, and there may be production numbers included in the trivia. Beckett shows you how to collect, how to preserve your cards, how to determine condition, shares football card terminology, and has other interesting facts about football card collecting. Ahh to go to a game and load up on hotdogs. Collecting football cards brings me back to the time when I was in high school and went to the games to pull for my home team (and yes, I ate a lot of hot dogs then too). Collecting football cards make me think about the times when me and my dad would watch a game together, screaming at the players to run run run. So as I'm sure you already know, collecting football cards for most people is more than just an investment. And when I look through this Beckett guide, I see lots of cards that came out when I was younger, and they bring me back to a time(The late 60's, The 70's, and early 80's) when playing football was one of the things I loved to do the most. Beckett guides have remained the most sought after guides since the 80's and are used the world over. Some of the brands of cards you will find in this edition include Fleer, Upper Deck, Topps, Score, Playoff, and Donruss. Again, there are many other brands listed in the guide, but these are some of the most heavily traded ones. This book is a valuable tool for any true football card collector.

First Blood: Special Edition (Widescreen/Full Screen)
First Blood: Special Edition (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Sylvester Stallone
15 used & new from CDN$ 0.98

4.0 out of 5 stars The Movie That Started A Trend!!!, July 10 2002
John Rambo is just a guy who wants to be left alone so he can find an old comrade of his from the Vietnam war. But as he walks into a small town he is quickly harassed by a local lawman. John tries to keep his cool as the foul mouthed law man escorts him back to the end of the city limits, basically letting him know that he is not welcomed. But, as the sheriff drives away, he looks in his rear view mirror to find John making his way back into town. Infuriated, the sheriff stops this time and arrests John, even though he had done nothing wrong, BIG MISTAKE!!! You see John is an ex Green Beret, and one of the Army's best. Once John is taken into the police department, he is roughed up by deputies left and right. But, when they try to clean him up and give him a shave, John has a flash back to when he was a POW. He see's the razor as a knife, and he goes off the deep end. He royally kicks butt, and makes his escape out into the wilderness. As the search for him begins, the posse quickly learns that this is no run-of-the-mill kind of guy, he's smart, very smart. Once he's out in the wilderness, John quickly regains his wits, and studies how to make his next move. Lots of drama, lots of action, suspense, and terror. Does he make it out alive? You don't honestly think I would tell you do you?
(grinning) The movie has strong language but, thankfully no sex scenes. This is the movie that started not only a trend, but a term as well. The Rambo knives became a very popular and hot collectible and the term "Rambo" was given to anyone who displayed a gung-ho attitude. This movie is inspiring, and well worth it to see several times over. The plot is excellent, and the movie is now considered a classic!!!

Address Book
Address Book
by Michael Levine
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Reliable Source For Addresses, July 8 2002
This review is from: Address Book (Paperback)
You know those advertisements you see in magazines and newspapers where you can order celebrity address lists? Well, I've sent money in to a few of them and mailed off many letters, only to have junk mail concerning joining fan clubs fill my mail box. Now, I'm not saying all of these businesses are like this, I'm sure some are legit. But, if you want the most reliable source for addresses, you can't beat Michael Levine!... I've purchased his books for several years, and because of his painstaking steps at compiling information for his books, I have many autographs I never thought I'd get. Included in my collection are autographs from stars such as Stacy Keach(Gosh, I miss the Mike Hammer TV Series) Tom Glavine, Phyliss Diller, Richard Petty(The Real King of Racing) Pete Rose(Put him in the Hall!...)and Dan Quayle. And while you could get some mail returned to you stamped "address unknown" it's generally because (as I'm sure you already know) many celebrities move several times during the course of their careers. I'm an autograph hound, and Michael Levine's books have been a tremendous help to me.The book not only contains lots of movie star addresses, but, also addresses to bunches of corporations, political leaders, music stars, and other people from various vocations. And as I'm sure you must realize, not every known celebrity is listed in this guide, only the ones most people are looking for. In short, this is a book that attacks the quest for the most sought after addresses and websites in the world!

1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the B
1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the B
by J. Lang
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long Title, June 26 2002
I love this book and I own it, so I can say without a doubt that it's both entertaining and informative. But I disagree with the title of the book, it should be something like, 1,001 things about the Bible and other religious topics. For example, one of the "things" mentioned in the book pertains to Leonardo Da Vinci, which as we all know is not a figure found anywhere in the Bible. But his reason for being in this book is simple, he was the master artist behind the famous "Last Supper" painting, which I found very intriquing since I never knew who actually did the splendid art. In fact, an entire chapter (chapter 15 Music and Art, with numbers 811-867 of the list of things) lists people and selected works of various artists, who in some form or fashion, have used the topic of God in their life and/or their craft. And this is just one such chapter, there are others. So the book is NOT totally dedicated to the Bible itself. This is not to say that this book is not fascinating. On the contrary, it's one of the most fascinating books I have ever encountered and well worth the money that was paid for it ( it was bought by my sister as a Christmas present for me). You will learn interesting facts about the Bible you may or may not have been aware of, and about famous people. This is a book that anyone can read and enjoy. I higly recommend it.

Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide
Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide
by James Beckett
Edition: Paperback
12 used & new from CDN$ 5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars The Most Popular Guide In The Hobby!!!, June 17 2002
Beckett publications have the most sought after price guides in the hobby of Baseball. I've collected sports cards since 1972, and Beckett is used by more people than any other guide in the world. As for this book, you're getting a guide with over 1,000 pages of informative prices for some of todays (and yesterday's) hottest sets. Sets from as far back as 1887 to 2002. What I've always admired about Beckett guides is how extensive their listings are. Please note, while Beckett and other guides attempt to give you the most extensive coverage of the Baseball card market, it's virtually impossible to list every single set in existence. So if you get a guide and you do NOT see your card or set listed, it doesnt mean it isn't worth anything, it just means that your particular card or set may not be known of in the open market, or that it's not one of the most traded cards on the market.
The guide is set up so that the brand names are listed in alphabetical order, there's a section on the history of baseball cards, a guide to help you determine the condition of your cards (and folks, please know ahead of time, it's not kosher to put rubber bands around your collection) tips on how to Sell them, a Terminology section, a small section on how to collect, where to find them and how to preserve them. Each of the sets are broken down to list each single card of the set. You may find production numbers in the listing, as well as any known error cards or other variations. Rookie cards are designated with the RC mark. Here are some examples of the kinds of sets Beckett has listed in the guide: Topps, Fleer, Donruss, Upper Deck, Sportflics, Bazooka, Old Judge, Squirt, Topps Big, Topps Tiffany, Score, O-Pee-Chee, Denny's, Nabisco, Pacific, Ralston Purina. You will get listings of lots of subsets and parallel sets, and you will get photos of certain cards. If you are putting together a set, and it's listed in this guide, you have the perfect checklist to help you keep up with what you do and do not have. This book is a valuable tool for any baseball card collector or investor.

Ghosts of the Carolinas
Ghosts of the Carolinas
by Nancy Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.37
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Hauntings, June 10 2002
There are ghost stories, and then there are Ghost Stories. Some ghost stories are fiction, while others are real. This book deals with those that are real. If you have even one iota of belief in the paranormal, you will be fascinated by this book. I own it along with two other of Nancy Roberts ghost books, namely, "This Haunted Land Where The Ghosts Still Roam" and "Ghosts Of The Old North State". Just to give you an example of the validity of Nancy's books, please allow me to share with you the story of the Brown Mountain Lights. These lights (which I have seen myself) can be viewed by anyone on just about any night, on Brown Mountain, which is nestled near the Pisgah National Park's main highway. The famous mountain is registered as a historical landmark in North Carolina, and at one of the look outs along the Pisgah highway there is a sign, placed there by the State of North Carolina, detailing the story behind the mysterious lights. So folks, these stories are REAL. These are not Nancy Roberts "made up" ghost stories, these are actual accounts of real ghosts. As for what the Brown Mountain Lights look like, let me say that they look like huge balls of fire. They suddenly appear on the mountain in different locales, and move slowly up the mountain, then simply disappear. They have been seen for centuries, and scientists cannot explain what they are. Years ago, Tommy Fayle (I hope I spelled his last name right) put out a song called "The Brown Mountain Lights". So this is no isolated story, this is a Legend. And this is just one of the many horrifying stories you can read about in Nancy Roberts books. The Hound Of Goshen is terrifying, and so are all the stories in her books. Ghost Of The Carolina's is a book you can read to your family or to yourself. It's a great one for Halloween, or anytime you want a good "spooky" story. Be WARNED, Nancy shares her stories in an expert manner. Heck, when it comes to terror, she could give Stephen King a run for the money. So if you're a person who gets terrified easily, you may not want to read this book. If you want to read true accounts of hauntings in the South, I challenge you to purchase this fascinating book.

ESPN Sports Almanac 2002: Information Please
ESPN Sports Almanac 2002: Information Please
by Information Please
Edition: Paperback
14 used & new from CDN$ 0.35

5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Book Plus A Necessity, June 10 2002
Would'nt you like a book that covers records for ALL the popular sports, instead of just one or two? Well you've come to the right place!!! Baseball, college Basketball, Pro Basketball, College Football, Pro Football, Horse Racing, Formula Racing, Nascar, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Summer Olymipics, Winter Olympics, Bowling, Track and Field, Boxing, and Fishing, are just a FEW of the sports covered in this extra thick publication!!! You get last years season records for baseball, football, and basketball, plus, the most popular All Time Records. There's hundreds of breath taking photos as well as coverage of last years World Series, and All Time World Series Records. Ever had an argument with someone about a popular sports record? There are tons of records recorded in this fine publication. Want to improve your knowledge on sports trivia without having to thumb through thousands of sports memorabilia books? Well, here's your answer! Folks, to put it simple, this book is the best publication for sports trivia in the World PERIOD I started buying this book in 1998, and it's a big help for me. I can keep up with how my favorite players and teams are faring, plus, I need it to help me pick whose sportscards I'm going to invest in. So can you tell me who the all time Rushing Leader is? If you can't, you can find out by getting this book! ENJOY!!!

Dynasty (W/Newpk)
Dynasty (W/Newpk)
Price: CDN$ 7.83
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Matter The Trend, Kiss Can Fit In, June 5 2002
This review is from: Dynasty (W/Newpk) (Audio CD)
When this one was put out, Disco was the "in" thing and KISS adapted to the trend by putting out some songs a person could dance to as well as get off too. Is this to say that KISS went disco??? No, not totally. What actually happened was that KISS used their genius to put out music that would not take away from their image of being Rock and Rollers, yet, at the same time would make people want to dance to their music. In other words if you think KISS is going to sound like KC And The Sunshine Band on this CD, you're dead wrong. There are no horns, and no keyboards, just good rock and roll you can dance by. The one song that really takes the cake is Charisma. On it, Gene sings in his deepest voice, a voice that near the end of the song, can send chills up your spine. He literally sounds like a Demon from the depths of hell. Another great aspect of this CD is getting to hear more of the vocal talents of Ace Frehley on songs like 2,000 Man, Save Your Love, and Hard Times. The song "I Was Made For Lovin You" was the most popular song on the CD and made it into the top 20 on Billboard's Singles Chart. Catman86 Review is good to check out also.

Asylum
Asylum
Price: CDN$ 8.87
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE MASTERS ARE AT IT AGAIN, June 5 2002
This review is from: Asylum (Audio CD)
First of all, I thank God that Detroit Rock City is NOT on this cd. It's a great song, but, when you see it on CD after CD, it gets a little old. On this one, KISS again shows they are Masters of Music. It's new material for the time, and it's all ROCK AND ROLL!!! As for Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr's work, SPECTACULAR comes to mind. Probably the most memorable song on the entire album is the Provocative "Uh All Night". The sound is of course Metal, and the lyrics are risque to say the least(and if you can find the video, it will steam your glasses as well). Another thing I like about this CD is getting to hear more of the raw sound of Gene Simmons voice on songs like Any Way You Slice It, Trial By Fire, and Secretly Cruel. Tears Are Falling is the most popular song of the CD, and has Paul doing some of his most beautiful yet hard rocking vocal work to the date. MMMM, the thought of Paul Stanley and Heart's Ann Wilson doing a duo.....Cool!!! Now, if you're looking for tear jerking, blue, slow music, you wont find it here. There are no BETH like songs on this CD, just solid Rock and Roll from beginning to end.

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