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    So Cheap But So Wrong.

    Just popped over to the wonderful Play.com to order some ninja DVDs (not literally you understand, I was ordering ninja DVDs as in 'good' DVDs, top DVDs, brilliant DVDs, etc, not DVDs staring people in black suits doing forward rolls and hitting people with sticks shouting 'krid-aa!' and other such oriental battle cries, for little or no obviously apparent reason), and I thought I'd have a look in the Bargain section - all titles from £3.99, just wondered if Plays low prices could stretch to some bargains being found even in this area.

    Now, there are 1345 in the category, so you'd think there has to be something worth having, right? WRONG, YOU PLOD!

    Never before has so much un-utterable mush been placed in the same... erm, place.

    We have everything from the interestingly named 'My Mother Frank', through to the even more interestingly named 'How to Kill Your Neighbours Dog', which I hope is not a documentary.

    Then there is the almost certainly not scary 'Octopus 2' for all your horror fans out there, which leads me to believe that 'Octopus' must have made enough money to warrant a sequel, which not only defies the very laws of physics but also makes me very sad indeed.

    Now, what DVD collection is complete without 'Seasonal Gardening with Linda Barker'? Personally I'd rather buy 'Watch Me Float' with the fat one from You've Been Framed. (Which, alas, is a fictional title I made up)

    There is the very worryingly titled 'Inside the Osmonds' which conversely I really do hope is a documentary, or something is very wrong with the world and the quality continues with 'Leprechaun in Da Hood' which I can only assume is about a Leprechaun going about his gold stashing ways in da hood, bo pimping and fizzlin’ the nizzle, Cork style, ma shiz? I just can't see it myself.

    Then we have the far-too-generic-to-mean-anything-to-anyone 'Kangaroo', which is almost worth buying, just to see if its anything like 'Octopus' and was a very misguided attempt to cast a Kangaroo in a horror setting. Alas, Kangaroo 2 was not available, so this was no runaway success like 'Octopus' was, clearly.

    I finally lost the will to live once I arrived at 'Julio Iglesias, Live In Jerusalem'. Just the thought of watching it makes me feel dirty and wrong.

    Anyway, point being, it just goes to show, no matter how cheap you get, there is some crap that even I wont buy. Have a look through, see if you can find something you'd actually buy from this section.

    Oh, if anyone wants to buy Kangaroo and see if it is a horror film, please do.
    Last edited by Stewart; 20-09-2004 at 08:50 AM.

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    KANGAROO!???

    Look at it this way, it's kind of a final sanity check - if you ever find yourself actually buying anything from said section, you'll know that you've hit rock bottom and there's no point going on any more...

    edit: Some minimal research leads me to believe that it's not a horror (except in a metaphorical sense) but something far, far worse:

    "D. H.Lawrence's tale of an idealistic writer who flees Europe after being persecuted for his sexually explicit writings in search of a freer, more tolerant world in which to re-build his marriage. He and his wife settle in Australia and soon face the leader of a secret Fascist army who tries to bully them into embracing his ideas..."

    Not many people know that Lawrence was involved with early attempts to popularise freebase in the United Kingdom...
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    ROFL, that had me laughing this morning!

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    LOL at this. There is actually one £3.99 DVD worth checking out- Shogun Assasin is supposed to have some wicked (and extremely violent) ninja action (although I've yet to order it and see for myself).

    http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page...5068&p=47&g=62

    If you want to get decent films for under four quid and you don't mind waiting a while for delivery (and as long as you can cope with R1 discs), check out www.dvdsoon.com - my best deal so far was the Teen Wolf/ Teen Wolf Too disc for £3.86- although Robocop for £3.50 was by no means bad either.

    Rich :¬)

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    Shogun Assasin is proper old skool naff but fun watermargin style chopping flick....a hell of a pram he's got for his little boy.....
    I'm surprised Burberry haven't got a pram like that available for the Chava's

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    Scum, Chopper, Human Traffic, Men Behaving Badly - Jingle Balls, Space Camp, Night Of The Living Dead... Got bored after 500.

    May get this for a laugh though... http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page...2&title=144394

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    Leprechaun in Da Hood
    Okay, that one cracked me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen
    Scum, Chopper, Human Traffic, Men Behaving Badly - Jingle Balls, Space Camp, Night Of The Living Dead... Got bored after 500.

    May get this for a laugh though... http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page...2&title=144394
    Hmmm, maybe Scum out of that lot. Not sure I'd pay £3.99 for it either.

    Might just smash a snooker ball in a sock over the Play.com geezers 'ead and make it very clear that I'm the daddy now.*

    * - Don't do this, its rude.

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    i just found

    www.koreandvd.com

    theres loads of dvds in the 3$ (US) sale, so thats like 1.70 ish at the goin rate, which is bargainous


    trainspotting, resi dogs, silence of the lambs and a few others, personally if your into music, theres a load of good ones, hendrix, malmsteen, metallica, korn, all 3 dollers a pop

    i got the metallica cunning stunts dvd box set which is about 20 quid here, for 5$ ! thats like 2.50 in our money...

    pretty silly really shame about the shipping, cost me about 25$, but think its worth it for 14 dvds
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