Friday, 29 June 2007

Arthur and the Invisibles: Prices Compared

It's Friday afternoon... take a break, put your feet up and enjoy the trailer for the family friendly animation Arthur and the Invisibles.

Having compared the prices of 27 retailers you can get your hands on Arthur and the Invisibles for just £ 11.89 including postage and packing!

Enjoy the rest of the day

Thursday, 28 June 2007

It's Sale Time: Cherry Picked DVDs

It’s sale time…. So what better excuse to get your hands on some quality DVDs delivered directly to your door… we have cherry picked just a few of the great title available which we will be adding to, but if you find any more then why not post them here….

War of the worlds - £2.99 Delivered

The rainmaker - £2.95 Delivered

Little Miss Sunshine - £.499 Delivered
Big - £2.99 Delivered
Pulp Fiction - £4.99 Delivered
Downfall - £3.99 Delivered
Full Metal Jacket - £3.99 Delivered
Hotel Rwanda - £3.96 Delivered
The Goonies - £3.99 Delivered
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - £4.99 Delivered
Jarhead - £2.99 Delivered

Goodfellas - £2.99 Delivered

Lost In Translation - £2.99 Delivered

Philadelphia - £2.99 Delivered

Almost Famous - £2.99 Delivered

Interpreter - £2.99 Delivered

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

What is that song I keep hearing

What is that song…?

I kept humming, I even tried to write down the words and sing it to friends of mine….

Of course it was Chemical Brother’s “Do it again”….. from their album “We Are The Night” available from just £6.99

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Digital Downloads? Are we downloading a poor deal?

Despite the popularity of digital downloads and the ease of the iTunes interface it is the issue of intangibility that predominantly lends me to traditional forms of purchasing music.

Of course when purchasing CDs –as opposed to digital content- we must factor in the time to fill out our address details or perhaps the postage and packaging cost, however isn’t there something to be enjoyed about a tangible collection of music? A collection you and your friends can flick through? Or even lose in a box when you move house only to find some years later?

Digital music, like digital photographs can get forgotten about – starring at you right there on your screen and ultimately destined to a demotion in sub-folder.

In addition one might consider the issue of file corruption, computer thief or merely the time in your life when you update your PC or Mac… will all or part of your investment in digital music be lost? Will your house insurance cover such downloaded content? And how much will this digital collection set you back?

Apple has recently been reported to the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) by the Consumer Association highlighting that the current position of iTunes in the UK is possibly in breach of European law. Under Euro law all consumers in all member states should enjoy the same benefits that the single market brings, however with UK downloads costing anyway upwards of 79p per track whilst in Germany and France the cost is around 67.7p there is of course an uneven playing field. One might think they can simply visit the German or French site, however it one cannot provide an address in each of these countries then I am afraid you will be charged the UK rate.

But for 79p per track, are we not to question the value?

If you want to purchase individual tracks or merely get a taste of a particular album then of course music download site have there merits, but with digital albums in many instances costing the same as the tangible album isn’t it worth getting more for your money, if only for the artwork of the album and a nice protective case….

I look toward my record collection as I write this blog entry wondering if one day I will ever treasure my folders and sub folders that make up my digital collection…. Yet I am not sure I will. But lets hope a decision is reached with regard to EU legislation and prices of UK music downloads including that of iTunes -who are not the only culprits-, so we all get better value for money… and ultimately more music!

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Movie Soundtracks part 2: American Beauty

Some you’ll know, some you won’t but in our view the soundtrack is almost as important as the script. Brilliantly crafted soundtracks can leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end, inspire and excite you or make you cry.
Over the coming weeks we will be celebrating some fantastic soundtracks and we hope you find them as thought provoking as we do.

This week: American Beauty (1999), winner of a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music in 1999 and available to buy on DVD from just £4.59

Why not refresh yourself with the movie trailer..

Love the soundtrack? It's available from just £5.99 and features the following:

1. "Dead Already" by Thomas Newman – 3:18
2. "Because" by Elliott Smith – 2:20
3. "Free to Go" by The Folk Implosion – 3:31
4. "All Right Now" by Free – 5:29
5. "Use Me" by Bill Withers – 3:45
6. "Cancer for the Cure" by Eels – 4:44
7. "The Seeker" by The Who – 3:23
8. "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Bobby Darin – 2:53
9. "Open the Door" by Betty Carter – 3:11
10. "We Haven't Turned Around" by Gomez – 6:28
11. "Bali Ha'i" by Peggy Lee – 3:10
12. "Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman – 4:05

Or you can get your hands on the original film score by Thomas Newman from just £9.47 inclusive of P&P... now, I believe it's about time for a bath.........

Sunday, 17 June 2007

7 Ages of Rock: Pink Floyd

Once again we are looking back, now only to our childhood but that of our parents. The ‘Seven Ages of Rock’ series aired on Channel 4 has rediscovered some right video gems with performances from Bowie/ Ziggy Stardust, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, The Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd.

It is with Pink Floyd that we would like to direct this blog entry, focusing upon an amalgamation of their audio-visual performances and sampling that stretches right up to the present day with covers and remixes from Scissor Sisters and Eric Prydz.

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ tour is of predominance within one of the “Seven ages” documentaries, where a wall is gradually erected between the audience and the band, sought to represent the alienation felt by the band who felt their music was evolving away from their original experimental roots as a result of their increasing fame.

Illustrations and animations were then projected onto the wall, which culminated in its destruction.

You can watch the video here:

‘Pulse’ is a live recording from their Earl’s Court concert inn 1994 and is available on both CD and DVD. In Typical Floyd style the ‘Pulse’ DVD features an outstanding audio-visual display of lasers, videos and animations set against a backdrop of timeless records including ‘Breath’, ‘Money’, and ‘Another brick in the wall’.

Here is just a sample from the Pulse concert:

In mentioning timelessness, Pink Floyd’s music has been sampled on numerous occasions, non more recent that the 2006 rerub titled ‘Proper Education’ by Eric Prydz…… what a great band indeed.

New Release: Apocalypto, Mel Gibson (2006)

Mel Gibson's latest offering "Apocalypto" about the internal destruction of the Mayan civilization is in the shops now. Whilst reservations might be cast towards Gibson's ideological stance, particularly in light of news reports that found him drunk at the wheel of a car and being abusive about the Jewish faith the film carries immense main stream appeal with great effects and an epic cast to rival the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Although not ground breaking film by any stretch of the imagination, it's well worth a look should the sun goes behind the clouds.

For a full review of this title or to compare prices, simply click here to visit

Or why not have a look at the trailer?

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Soundtrack: Requiem for a Dream (2000)

A little pre-weekend teaser on movie soundtracks.... today the trailer for Requiem for a Dream. A great film and a great soundtrack.... Just watch the following video, and you'll probably agree with both statements.

You can buy Requiem for a Dream (2000) for just £4.75 including postage and packing. Have you seen it? What did you think?

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Update: 10 Must See Horror Films

A big 'thank you' must go out to film graduate Joe Walker for providing his insight into 10 Must See Horror Films, his section is now live and can be viewed here.

Alternatively if you would like to send you top ten why not get in touch, email us:

Are you sure you are getting the best price?

With many retailers naturally competing on price in the heavily competitive environment of music and film tangibles quotes ending in 99p, 98p and 97p are common, however are you blinded by such offers? In many cases we must consider the postage and packaging charges. Of course numerous retailers operating off the mainland can benefit from tax savings and thus absorb postage costs in order to operate more competitively, but that doesn’t mean to say that they you are always going to get the best offer from such retailers.

Luckily at we have done this research for you. Simply enter the title of the CD or DVD you are looking for and we search the inventory of 50 retailers and present you with the best price available including postage and packaging charges where applicable.

So in conclusion, are you sure you are getting the best price? By now you should be.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

The Worst Album?

Only in our opinion of course, but we are to go out on a limb and cast judgement on what we believe to be the worst commercial pop album in existence. We choose the term ‘commercial’ as it is not a release that blends in with the other releases or indeed goes quietly, but it is one that is constantly promoting on prime time television slots in addition to booming out of stationary modified cars, outside branches of Halfords up and down the country.

This blog entry was stimulated in part by having to endure the hard dance 4/4 beats of Cascada via a mobile phone speaker from some helpful fello on the back seat of the bus today, luckily however, it was only a short journey, but perhaps we should have given him the Krafty Kuts CD we had just bought, would that have pointed him in the right direction for next time?

Cascada perhaps fits in with the ‘sex orientated’ approach to music, merely an object of marketing, conforming to the dominant expectation of attractive women, particularly so in leotards and sweatbands much like the Eric Prydz ‘Call on Me’ video, but are we merely to accept anything as long as it is packaged with fake tan, Hollywood hair and gym membership?

But then who are we to judge? Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but it still remains that there is so much ‘quality’ music out there, and indeed a wide range of genres; it is only beyond me that, in the words of Banksy…. “I can’t believe you morons actually buy this….”
Casada is not a bad singer mind, it’s only a shame she can’t lose the drums….. but are we missing the point?

The Krafty Kuts CD we got our hands this week was ‘These are the Breaks’. Having conducted a comparison on is it available from £10.99 and just for good measure here is the ‘Call on Me’ video…. Sweaty!