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DVD ~ Klaus Kinski
Price: CDN$ 11.98
20 used & new from CDN$ 6.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 80's Science Fiction ......, March 3 2015
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Fun, and actual thoughtful sci-fi. It has that dark, sci-fi 80's feel to it, complete with the pinging electronic musical score. Klaus Kinski in my opinion, has a strong screen presence, and just by his presence makes the movie better. I think that sci-fi is a genre that you like or don't like, there are few fence sitters it seems when it comes to sci-fi as a genre. If you like the genre, then I would suggest seeing this if you haven't already.

Moontrap [Blu-Ray]
Moontrap [Blu-Ray]
DVD ~ Walter Koenig
Offered by Canadian Apple Sales
Price: CDN$ 19.87
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid, March 3 2015
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This review is from: Moontrap [Blu-Ray] (Blu-ray)
Good, solid, campy (90's I believe) sci-fi. Also, it looks great on blu-ray. I think that it's not a bad movie for it's genre. One also has to take into account the subject matter as it does not lend itself to 'Gone With The Wind' or 'Ben Hur' iconic movie status. What it is, is a movie that is B grade in terms of effects and production values, but really good in tongue and cheek dialogue and bad acting if that makes any sense. The overall effect being an entertaining B movie that is worth watching and if you like the genre, worth owning. And again, whoever remastered this one for blu-ray did a terrific job!

Cuisinart DCC-1200PRCC 12-Cup Glass Replacement Carafe
Cuisinart DCC-1200PRCC 12-Cup Glass Replacement Carafe
Price: CDN$ 22.49
3 used & new from CDN$ 22.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Really good product ......, March 3 2015
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I know it's just a coffee carafe, but it does work great!

The Night Stalker / The Night Strangler (Double Feature)
The Night Stalker / The Night Strangler (Double Feature)
DVD ~ Darren McGavin
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 160.69
6 used & new from CDN$ 60.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Kolchak is a hero!, March 3 2015
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I love these two movies. And I also love and have the Night Stalker series. I first saw these as a kid and they carry with them their own nostalgic charm. As an adult, they are just as good! Yes, they're dated, and yes the plots can be easily picked apart, but from an entertainment point of view they're great. On this particular disc, you get the two night stalker pilot movies (made I believe) before the series. Also, I'm glad to get this dvd as it's hard to find, and when you do find it, it's expensive. Good job Amazon and third party sellers!

Ed Wood (Special Edition)
Ed Wood (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Johnny Depp
Price: CDN$ 14.99
31 used & new from CDN$ 7.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this movie ......, June 1 2014
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This review is from: Ed Wood (Special Edition) (DVD)
I think that this movie really caught the essence of Ed Wood. His peculiar habits and mannerisms, his somewhat strange relationships and his movies. Being a Bela Lugosi fan, I really like Martin Landau's portrayal of Lugosi as he is shown as a struggling actor who once was great but not in demand anymore. The movie also shows Ed's attempts to bring special effects into his films which was fun to watch. Also there are nice special features on this dvd.

The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories: Updated Edition
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories: Updated Edition
by Peter Haining
Edition: Paperback
12 used & new from CDN$ 1.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Some good stories ........, June 1 2014
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There are some good stories in this collection. Some of the stories are not so good, and this collection has a decent variety of stories. So far Ive read about seventy percent of them, and most are entertaining. This is a good collection with good value, particularly if you can pick it up cheap (which I did).

Car 54 Where Are You?
Car 54 Where Are You?
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 38.81
28 used & new from CDN$ 26.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, charming, comedy!, Dec 1 2013
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This review is from: Car 54 Where Are You? (DVD)
This was a hilarious comedy. Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Joe Ross and I think Captain Block was played by Paul Reed. I was too young to remember this show but I knew that Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis were in it. I just purchased the Munsters complete set before this, so I utubed a little of this series just to see what it would be like.

It's funny, tasteful, with great scripts and character development. Fred Gwynne is great as the cultured and intelligent Muldoon who always seems to be dragged down to the mentality level of Toody. Joe E. Ross as Toody is probably the funniest part of the show. Captain Block's exasperation (particularly with Toody) is classic! Al Lewis is funny just from his facial expressions. Yes it's corny, and dated. In fact it's so dated that it's charming (if that makes any sense). I'm very pleased to have both seasons of this wonderful series as part of my DVD collection.

I do agree with previous reviewers about the packaging being not very good. The actual DVD boxes are good, but the way the discs are packaged is horrible. However, here I'm rating just the show. If you like comedies and don't have this in your collection or have never seen it, don't even hesitate, Oooo..... Oooo..... just buy it!

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
DVD ~ Robert Foxworth
Price: CDN$ 14.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good ........., Aug. 1 2013
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This review is from: Frankenstein (DVD)
I think this is a very good version of Frankenstein. It feels more like watching a stage play than a movie. The effects are very low key and muted, but this actually adds to the acting and story. Robert Foxworth brings a certain energy to the role as the Doctor. Bo Svenson gives the monster a sympathetic, childlike quality in spite of some of his horrific actions. It differs from the novel in certain ways, but this does not take away or lessen the story.

If you like the story of Frankenstein in all it's forms, i.e. Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Michael Sazarin to name a few, then I think that you will enjoy this. It is moody, atmospheric, with good simple sets, and good acting.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood
DVD ~ Patrick Bergin
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 6.43
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good version of Robin Hood ......, July 21 2013
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This review is from: Robin Hood (DVD)
This is a darker, grittier version than Kevin Costner's. I still really like the Kevin Costner version. I like the idea in this version of Saxons and Normans as the two opponents. Patrick Bergen is good as Robin Hood. Jurgen Prochnow (if I spell his name correctly) is excellent as the villain Sir Miles Falconet. There is action and an intelligent plot that keeps the story moving along at a fast pace. I enjoy owning both this and the Kevin Costner version as they make two nice comparisons and differences.

Near Dark [Import]
Near Dark [Import]
DVD ~ Adrian Pasdar
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 66.30
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid. horror film ........, June 27 2013
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Very well done, stylish and I would even say innovative, creative twist on vampire stories. What I thought was great was the idea that the vampires could actually be out during the daytime but suffered greatly in direct sunlight. Lance Henrikson and Bill Paxton were great as vampires. The movie's violence and action was well done and not too gory, and added to the suspense of the story. A refreshing, creative view of vampires as these age old beings that are super strong but at the sametime very fragile in certain ways. The hero as a young man was gullible and gets drawn into the group of vampires, and shows courage as he interacts with this evil group. All in all, a very good vampire film, which differs in a refreshing way compared to the Bela Lugosi and John Carradine portrayals of long ago.

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