Tuesday, 8 December 2009


1x03 Job
1x04 Holiday
Still brilliant!
[Watch Job and Holiday again on iPlayer.]

Russell Howard's Good News
1x07 (3/12/09 edition, extended repeat)
[You can (still) only see the shorter version on iPlayer.]

We Need Answers
2x01 Women
How I missed the first series of this I'll never know, though to be fair it was only three episodes. It must've gone down well because this new run lasts thirteen. It's utterly, utterly barmy, but quite fun because of it.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2006)
[#84 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Following Transformers 2 and Inglourious Basterds, my catch-up of what I missed this summer continues.

DVD Extras

First Footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Sneak Peek
on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray

The theme park (aka The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) looks suitably like a Potter fan's dream; Deathly Hallows looks entertainingly different to all the other films.

new review at 100 Films

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
every inch a Boy’s Own adventure, packing every facet of that genre of storytelling into its brisk running time. There’s secret bases, ray guns, giant robots, flying aircraft carriers, snow-bound Himalayan treks, creature-infested secret jungle islands, huge underground bases, space rockets, planes that are also submarines, tree bridges over impossibly deep gorges… If it’s part of the genre, it’s probably here

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently a whole pile of feature films in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.

shameless eBay self promotion

I currently have a raft of items for sale on Popular Internet Auction Site eBay. So tardy have I been in promoting these items here that some have already sold, while others are already being bid on. (Long-term readers may recognise some of the items from when I did this before, about 14 months ago.)

Here's a list of what I currently have on the go, then, in case anyone's interested. Several are already being bid on.

'Exclusive' & New DVDs
  • 300 Special Edition, with The Art of the Film mini-book
  • Crash (2004) new
  • Wanted with mini-comic & exclusive website access code

  • Films on DVD
  • The Da Vinci Code Special Edition
  • Dark City (theatrical cut)
  • Dark City: Director's Cut (US Region 1)
  • The Fountain
  • Ghostbusters 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Highlander 2-disc 'European edition'
  • Marnie
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Special Edition
  • The Ultimate Mummy Collection including The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Nosferatu (1922) Special Edition
  • Predator
  • Se7en 2-disc edition
  • Underworld Special Extended Edition
  • Underworld Evolution

  • Masters of Cinema DVDs
  • #1 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • #71 Mad Detective

  • TV on DVD
  • Band of Brothers in original tin packaging
  • The Complete Fawlty Towers 3-disc set
  • The Sopranos Series 1 Collector's Edition
  • The Sopranos Series 2
  • The Sopranos Series 3

  • Books
  • From Russia With Love (Penguin Modern Classics edition)
  • You Only Live Twice (Penguin Modern Classics edition)

  • Sold
  • Batman Begins Special Edition
  • The Dark Knight Special Edition with mini-comic
  • Fight Club Definitive Edition (uncut)
  • The Great Dictator 2-disc edition
  • Highlander Immortal Edition
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian The Immaculate Edition
  • This is Spinal Tap Special Edition
  • Zodiac: Director's Cut

  • That's all for now. I'll aim to update this when things sell.