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Canada Russia '72: Uncut
Canada Russia '72: Uncut
Price: CDN$ 8.25
9 used & new from CDN$ 5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A revealing look at a moment in Canadian sports history., March 7 2011
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This review is from: Canada Russia '72: Uncut (DVD)
This is a good film, especially the uncut version. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the casting: with the exceptions of Dryden, Sinden,Bergman and Henderson, the actors physically did not look much like the people they were portraying. On the other hand, the actors playing Phil Esposito and Wayne Cashman, et al, had the personae bang on.

It's been 39 years so it's not super-fresh in my memory. I can remember the worry, frustration and anger, followed by the elation that Team Canada brought to most Canadians. It was interesting to see and hear about the little political games that were being played out and the paranoia of some of our players. Of course, in this movie, the areas of fact and fiction were often hard to identify.

I enjoyed it and am glad to have it in my collection. anyone who wants a raw, non-documentary version of the Summit Series should buy this DVD.

Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Sarah Polley
Price: CDN$ 11.25
21 used & new from CDN$ 6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good remake of the Romero classic!, March 1 2011
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Romero's version had more of a "social-commentary" feel to it: if memory serves, zombies were roaming the mall in that movie...behaving not unlike their living selves. Kind of a "mall hypnosis": wandering, not really buying and just being part of the herd. The only difference is it's in Milwaukee, not Pittsburgh. A lot of it was actually filmed in Toronto.

Good to see Sarah Polley in a horror movie, along with veteran Canadian Jayne Eastwood. Ving Rhames is excellent as the former-Marine turned cop. The rest of the cast is also outstanding.

Aside from a lot of head-shots, for a zombie movie, this film is dark but relatively only medium on the gore. No one is actually seen being torn limb-from-limb with viscera flying which usually happens in this type of horror-fest. Good make-up effects, of course...and FAST zombies!

Anyone who likes their horror "dished up" with a bit of dark humour will enjoy this homage.

PS I didn't give it 5 stars 'cause I hate that kind of ending.

Sandinista!
Sandinista!
Price: CDN$ 21.86
31 used & new from CDN$ 16.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album for fans of "The Clash"!, Feb. 20 2011
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This review is from: Sandinista! (Audio CD)
Bought for relative, very well-received!

Sigh No More
Sigh No More
Price: CDN$ 10.00
47 used & new from CDN$ 7.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good album for fans!, Feb. 16 2011
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This review is from: Sigh No More (Audio CD)
Bought for relative, well-received!

Jabra 100-92080000-02 Bluetooth Headset (Black)
Jabra 100-92080000-02 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Okay for cell-phones and Skype...not for me!, Feb. 16 2011
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I was looking for a Bluetooth device to use as a microphone to my computer for dictating on voice recognition software...this ain't it! It works only for things like cell-phones and on-line communications like Skype. Don't buy this (an over-complicated piece, in my opinion) unless those are you usage needs.

Wolfenstein - Standard Edition
Wolfenstein - Standard Edition
Offered by Rarewaves-US
5 used & new from CDN$ 99.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to the Wolfenstein Saga, Feb. 14 2011
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Great graphics and story-line! For me, a tougher-than-usual game to play (you can't "SAVE" when you want) but well-done. Probably requires a lot of play time to finish. Great choice of vintage WW2 weapons plus some sci-fi types and you can even utilize magic.

Kiss
Kiss
Price: CDN$ 4.99
61 used & new from CDN$ 1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great nostlgia!, Feb. 14 2011
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This review is from: Kiss (Audio CD)
The cd was brand new and sounds great. Took us right back to the 70s! These guys knew how to rock and satisfy their fans.

2.0 USB Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for HP, Gateway, eMachine, Dell or ANY Laptop/PC Running Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 200, XP, Vista & WINDOWS 7!!!
2.0 USB Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for HP, Gateway, eMachine, Dell or ANY Laptop/PC Running Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 200, XP, Vista & WINDOWS 7!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars It works...and ya gotta like the price!, Feb. 4 2011
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99 cents?! Worth far more than every penny as I use Bluetooth to dictate novels to my computer! Now, to get a dependable mic...

Maurice Richard: Rocket [Blu-ray] (Version française)
Maurice Richard: Rocket [Blu-ray] (Version française)
Price: CDN$ 21.00
12 used & new from CDN$ 17.65

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great biography of a hockey legend!, Feb. 4 2011
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Maurice Richard is depicted perfectly by Roy Dupuis in this sports bio-pic, set and made in Montreal and other parts of Quebec. His humble beginnings, his matching humility throughout and the authentic feel of the era are well-defined.

In an age where French-Canadian hockey greats were targets for the Anglophone press, the mostly English-speaking hierarchy and brutal (and often ignored) sadism of other less-gifted players, Richard does his best to keep his anger in check. until I saw this film, I never knew how much humiliation was heaped on the man. i can see why he lashed out at that referee, leading to his suspension and causing rioting in his hockey-crazed home city.

The acting by all secondary characters is exemplary, especially coach Irvin and Maurice's wife. The hockey game scenes are well-choreographed and realistic.

all in all, a good slice of Canadian sports history and portrait of a self-effacing super-star, who could be considered the greatest offensive threat ever in the NHL, considering the obstacles before him.

Marshall Mathers Lp
Marshall Mathers Lp
Offered by dodax-online
Price: CDN$ 5.84
45 used & new from CDN$ 0.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Eminem fans only!, Jan. 18 2011
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This review is from: Marshall Mathers Lp (Audio CD)
My friend liked it but found some of the content a bit harsh. I told him it was Marshall given "his" people want they want.

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