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Winx Club: Magical Adventure
Winx Club: Magical Adventure
Price: CDN$ 13.98
20 used & new from CDN$ 11.04

1.0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money -- It's A Rip-Off, Jan. 2 2014
This review is from: Winx Club: Magical Adventure (DVD)
If you love the Winx Club then don't waste your money on this version of Winx Club the Magical Adventure released by Nickelodeon. The original Italian release is about 90 minutes long. Nickelodeon did some heavy-handed editing to fit it into a 60 minute time slot and didn't even remove the grey areas for commercial breaks. An Italian unedited release is available that includes an English sound track. It is expensive but worth it in the long run.

Animalympics
Animalympics
2 used & new from CDN$ 40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Still entertains, June 2 2013
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This review is from: Animalympics (VHS Tape)
I first saw this as a teen and have been waiting to see it on DVD. This VHS version I was able to obtain through Amazon still brought back many memories and smiles over the running romance between Kit Kombo and Réné Fromage throughout this featurette. The only disappointment is that the soundtrack had deteriorated somewhat with time.

Winx Fire and Flame
Winx Fire and Flame
DVD ~ Liza Jacqueline

5.0 out of 5 stars It will never come to pass, July 4 2011
This review is from: Winx Fire and Flame (DVD)
This was to be the final episodes of the 4Kids rendering of Season Three of the Winx Club. Unfortunatly for lovers and collectors of all things Winx, this box set is doomed to never see the light of day because Rainbow withdrew 4Kids distribution licence just before this was to go to market. If you should have a copy, then hold onto it because it is soon to become rare Winx Club gold.

National Geographic - Sea Monsters 3-D
National Geographic - Sea Monsters 3-D
DVD ~ Jerry Hoffman
Price: CDN$ 19.95
16 used & new from CDN$ 10.32

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 3D -- old technology and shoddily done, Sept. 21 2009
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

The program is interesting, informative and well done -- at least the 2D version. The 3D version of the program although it is exactly the same as the 2D version was a disappointment because of the old technology used to create the three dimensional effects. I had expected that from National Geographic the 3D version would have been done using Real 3D which is now the standard used in the cinemas and requiring polarized glasses to view or a near equivalent. Instead, the three dimensional effects are created by using the old red and blue technology which was probably old even in the 50's. The glasses (four pairs of them) are so small that they barely fit a child's face and if you are an adult who also wears glasses then forget it. It was also disconcerting to see things such as cloud clusters that were red on one side and blue on the other. This was probably because the 3D process was not used consistently throughout.

If this DVD is ever reissued in a more modern 3D format, then I would consider buying another copy but for now I would recommend that you purchase the 2D only version which is also available and for a great deal less.

Teach Yourself Old English Package (Book + 2CDs)
Teach Yourself Old English Package (Book + 2CDs)
by Mark Atherton
Edition: Paperback
16 used & new from CDN$ 144.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old English Made Alive, Oct. 30 2008
Teach Yourself Old English Package (Book + 2CDs)

This is the first Old English primer to approach the teaching of Old English as if Old English is still a living language spoken by everyone in the everyday. All the example texts in the book are found on the two CDs and one gets the immediate feel of how the language was spoken in those days which makes it all the more fun to learn. Also, there is a great diversity of texts to read from chronicle items to property deeds, from monastic hand signs to fun pieces of myth and legend alongside with interesting snippets on how Old English relates to Modern English. All-in-all this is an excellent primer for all both young and old who wish to achieve a solid grounding in Old English the language in which the great epic saga of Beowulf is written.

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