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Advantages: The middle film is great, the blu-rays look as good as they're likely to
Disadvantages: The first and third films aren't Harryhausen's best

...This boxset from Indicator is about £42 at the moment. It’s a limited edition, and there are plans to release the films individually later on. Ray Harryhausen was a legendary creator of special effects. These generally used stop-motion monsters which wer ...

hogsflesh 30.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960 (Blu-ray)

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The stars are clear. The planets shine.

Advantages: Quite amusing in places
Disadvantages: A bumbling mess of a film, a poor blu-ray

This Blu-ray is currently £10 on amazon. There were lots and lots of Star Wars rip-offs released in the late 70s and early 80s, desperately trying to replicate George Lucas’s success on a fraction of the budget and with barely any of the creativity. Flas ...

hogsflesh 02.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Starcrash (Blu-ray)

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The future's boring

Advantages: Good Blu-ray quality
Disadvantages: Tedious film

...This DVD and Blu-ray set is £14 on amazon. In the 1930s HG Wells wrote a few film scripts for British filmmaker Alexander Korda. Things to Come stands as one of very few large-scale science fiction films made between the silent era and the genre’s re-eme ...

hogsflesh 17.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Things to Come (Blu-ray)

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Episode II: Jango Unchained

Advantages: Master, Padawan and the Queen/Senator...
Disadvantages: ...Still has Jar Jar

"There is unrest in the Galactic Senate. Several thousand solar systems have declared their intentions to leave the Republic. This Separatist movement, under the leadership of the mysterious Count Dooku, has made it difficult for the limited number o ...

SirJoseph 16.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Blu-ray)

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It's Klaatu Not Keanu

Advantages: Well made, well acted, a classic.
Disadvantages: none

From the moment the opening credits start with the sound of a Theremin (more of this later) playing a haunting tune in the background any connoisseur of classic old school science fiction will know they are in a for a treat. 'The Day the Earth Stood St ...

Mauri 12.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Day The Earth Stood Still (Blu-ray)

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