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Tears to Tiara
Tears to Tiara
DVD
Price: $39.99

1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, December 26, 2014
No English dubbed version here. Total let down.


Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 [LE Blu-ray/ DVD COMBO]
Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 [LE Blu-ray/ DVD COMBO]
DVD ~ Various
Price: $49.99
25 used & new from $49.99

4 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Show, 5 Star Release, but 1 star Dubbing, November 10, 2014
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I love this show. In fact, it is probably one of my top five animes of all time. Probably much closer to being first place on the list than any other anime show. Without a doubt, it is a 5 star show all the way and a 5 star release all the way (even though i wish it was all of season one instead of only 23 episodes), but the 1 star comes to the new English voice cast.

I understand the original DIC dubb in the 90's was heavily edited, and some fans viled that release, but i personally loved it. It introduced me to anime when anime wasn't easily accessible in America during that time. Whereas now, anime is widely available in all forums such as blu-ray, Netflix and even Amazon as part of their streaming collection.

This show originally aired at 630am in the morning, but i still forced myself to wake up anyways and not miss any episodes. I even recorded every episode i could on my VHS tapes. The show had heart, laughter, and the English voice cast was just spot on. The biggest problem with this set is the new voice actors really lack "personality". The original DIC dubb had no trouble in that department. I understand staying true to the source, and not deviating, but i think it is great that DIC americanized it for the US audiences and made pop culture references that were relatable. For instance when Serena/Sailor Moon says 'Joey Lawrence' when Molly confides she has a secret crush on an older man. I miss Terri Hawkes voice sooooo much. She was a great Sailor Moon and probably the only one that could voice her besides Tracey Moore who dubbed about 13 episodes in season one. They both balanced comedy and emotion perfectly.

Anyways, that is my rant. I love the release, brought it, but find the voice actors to be bland and boring and they are literally reading the Japanese subtitles word for word, but with their English voices.

Update:
So i got my set today in the mail and i have been watching the episodes for a few hours straight and i get tempted to pop in my old DVDs and watch the original voice cast. As mentioned, a lot of the actors almost sound the same and there is no variety whatsoever. Luna sounds like a kid, Molly sounds like Luna, Melvin doesn't sound like a geek. Serena's mother sounds like a teenager and her younger brother Sammy sounds like he is 30. Yes, i said it using their American names. The 1080P HD isn't even that noticeable after the first episode. Here are something others that bug me.

Amy is pronounced OM-ME. AMY is just AMY or AMI. Not OMMMMM-MEEEEEE
Jedite is just JED-DITE and not JADE-DITE. He is not some chinese jewel.
Stephanie is not horrible as Sailor Moon, but she can come off a bit annoying at times. None of the voice actors have any comedic timing in their voice.
English subtitles are simple structured sentences that anyone can write and it comes off so bland when the voice actors read it word for word without any ablibs.
Here are some dumb lines: So you are part of the bad guys team. REALLY???
Luna now says: WHAT? Instead of: WHHHHAAAATTTTTT!!!!!! No personality whatsoever. Just LIFELESS.
Jokes are lost in translation and do not come off funny.
The boring Japanese music surely doesn't hold up 20 plus years later.
The original English music was great and full of energy. They fit each scene perfectly.
I miss the original voice cast sooooo much.
Saying Moon Prism Power Make Up is sooooo CORNY. Remove the make up.
Terri Hawkes laughter was infectious and endearing. Stephanie Sheh just comes off fake when she laughs.
Now it is BUN HEAD instead of Meatball head. Americans never use the word BUN and even when they go to Starbucks to get a pastry, they never say: Let me get some buns. Meatball head is just funnier and more relatable. I can go on and on, but let me stop now.
I added pictures of the box set and hope you enjoy them.
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ZappBug Oven 2 - Portable Bed Bug Heat Treatment
ZappBug Oven 2 - Portable Bed Bug Heat Treatment
Offered by ZappBug
Price: $349.99
4 used & new from $339.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gave Me Some Sanity Back, October 12, 2014
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This past summer was not my favorite summer at all. In fact, it'll go down as the worst summer humanly possible. Like many other New Yorkers, i decided to use several vacation days to relax, enjoy the summer, and the nice weather that only rolls around during June to August. So i noticed bite marks on my arm which i assumed was by a mosquito. Probably a mosquito on crack because i got bitten several times which i thought was odd, but i thought nothing of it because i was out enjoying the sun, wearing shorts and a t-shirt and didn't wear any bug repellant. Needless to say, i assumed it was harmless till a week goes by and there is over twenty bite marks on my hand. I knew something was wrong. I examined my bed and didn't find anything. These guys blend in with the colors of the bed. I conclude it is probably more mosquitos till i see a baby insect climbing on my blanket and scurrying as fast as possible and i immediately knew what it was. I washed all my blankets and bed sheets and even left it on the dryer for an extra thirty minutes to make sure the heat kills them. I come home, decide to sit on my sofa and watch TV. I walk into my empty dark room where the lights had been off for a few minutes and all see another baby running out from underneath my new washed blanket that was just in the dryer for one hour. The next event was pure horror as i saw a few big bed bugs climbing up my window curtains. Full blown brown grown up adult bed bugs. Crushed them immediately. I was beyond LIVID. Remember, these guys are nocturnal so i have no idea what they were doing out at 8pm on a summer day while the sun was still outside.

I'll immediately got an exterminator that used eco friendly pesticides because i have pets. I'll spare you the gory details and say that this heating device brought me some closure and sanity back into my life because for almost 3 months, my life was in complete shambles until i was able to relocate to a new apartment. The management company for my old apartment complex are horrible and they are very low class (like some of my neighbors), but we'll leave that for another review. This device is big but folds up easily and takes about 1 hour to heat up. One can leave their stuff waiting to be heat treated inside while it is heating up. They ask that you leave things in there for 4 to 8 hours. If not, at least for 4 hours. 8 hours is a bit much. I left the thermometer on the outside, but I never saw it ever reach 120 degrees. The highest i saw was 118 and i refused to let it go for 8 hours because a lot of my items melted in the process. I'll have to post photos of my 100 dollar plus Kenneth Cole dress shoes so you can see what happened. The point i am trying to make is that all my items that i moved from my old apartment had to be heat treated as a precaution despite the fact that i used an exterminator and have not been bitten or seen one in weeks - i knew this was something i had to do in order to bring myself some sort of closure. There are other options that are less expensive, but this is a good alternative if you are moving to a new place and want to make sure the infestation you had wasn't as severe as you thought it was. I think the device is a bit expensive and they couldn't even include a second power plug to keep the regular plug from over heating. Other alternatives include using d-earth which is a powder that causes the bed bugs and other insects like roaches and ants to die as soon as they touch it as it dries them up and they start decomposing. Exterminators can get very expensive but know your rights as a tenant as the landlord/management company is responsible for paying for an exterminator. Also, i left and all my neighbors were telling me about their infestation. It is truly the worst experience ever. I hope to be bed bug free now.


Firestorm [Blu-ray]
Firestorm [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Andy Lau
Price: $14.99
23 used & new from $7.42

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not in Mandarin Chinese As Advertised, September 25, 2014
This review is from: Firestorm [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I just got this blu-ray in the mail and i am sure it is a good movie. That is why i am giving it four stars. I will update my review after my initial viewing. However, i wanted to warn everyone who is interested in purchasing this film that it is NOT in Mandarin Chinese as advertised on Amazon's webpage and even on the back of the box. Both have Mandarin and Cantonese as the languages listed, but only Cantonese is available. The disc itself only offers Cantonese when you select SETUP on the menu. I am very disappointed because Mandarin films rarely get a decent release in the US, so i was looking forward to this as i do not speak Cantonese.

Just an FYI for anyone picking this up under the impression it is in Mandarin.


Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Nintendo 3DS
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Nintendo 3DS
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47 used & new from $10.65

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Formulated, Addictive & Well Done, April 26, 2014
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I was hesitant about getting the PS3 and Wii U versions because i know the 3rd installment was NOT made by the folks at Rocksteady and a lot of the online reviews noted that the third one just wasn't as great as expected. Anyways, i decided to get the Nintendo 3DS version instead and it was a Gold Box deal and i have absolutely no regrets. This game is formulated, yet it delivers and it is addictive and well made. I know some of these other hack and slash games seem formulated as well such as (i.e. Thor), but this one seems to nail it on the bulls eye and it just works.

Batman does a lot of swinging around in his batarang while cashing down Catwoman, fights some bad guys, opens closed hatches, does some crawling Metal Gear style, fights some bad guys, swings around some more, opens closed hatches, and a lot of repetition. For some reason, this formula doesn't disappoint here. The music is great to and gets one hyped up when it starts pounding on as the fight scenes between the thugs begins. By the way, all the thugs are wearing the same clothes. Nothing inventive there. Would have been nice to have them change it up, but they didn't. I would recommend this version to anyone who has a Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, or a PS Vita. I am not sure if this is a direct port of the PS3 version so i won't say anything else except that this game is original in its own right.
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Ride Along (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
Ride Along (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Ice Cube
Price: $12.49
39 used & new from $5.00

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Painful on so many levels., April 1, 2014
So this is a remake of the Sandra Bullock movie with Melissa McCarthy called The Heat. In addition, it’s a remake of the Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan film called Cop Out. Oh, and it’s a remake of the Marky Mark movie with Will Ferrell. Ok…so you are seeing a trend here with a good cop slash lazy-loose cop film. This film is not breaking new ground and I feel it will only appeal to diehard Kevin Hart fans. I am a fan of good comedy, but this film was downright painful to watch in the movie theater. It truly was. I looked at my watch so many times to see when this thing would end. Kevin is straight up annoying and the sound of his nasal voice drives me up a wall. Certain comedian’s talents just don’t translate well on screen. This is a perfect example of one of them. Stir clear of this film.


Nymphomaniac: Volume I [HD]
Nymphomaniac: Volume I [HD]
DVD
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Something Different, March 8, 2014
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I didn't know this movie was out in theaters. All i recall is Shia at press interviews acting crazy and i didn't even know that this was the film he was promoting.

Anyways, this movie is about a sex addict that is saved by a man after a beating and she decides to tell him the story of her life and how she became a sex addict. The nude and sex scenes are NOT over the top. They are very brief and quick, so i don't think its exploiting any of the actors, or over the top, or a movie that is meant to shock people because it reminds people of porn. Don't let the film posters fool you into thinking that this is a film that is insanely sexually charged because that is the furthest thing from it. In fact, movies like Basic Instinct are far more sexual than this. This film is provocative and also makes one think. Are we monsters for having sexual urges and desires?

The main character played by Charlotte Gainsbourg recalls how everything started from her child hood and the things she would do out of sexual curiosity. She constantly paints herself as a horrible person for having these sexual feelings and for being an overly sexual person. Of course, things start getting really intense as she becomes a teenager and has Shia take her virginity. The movie is 2 hours and i guess everyone is probably waiting for the main attraction which is the scene between the main character and Shia which doesn't happen till about 2 mins before the film ends. I thought this film was beautifully shot and the performances are amazing. I was also pleasantly surprised by Christian Slaters performance. It also starts with some interesting rock music during the opening and ending credits. I am glad i saw this film. I don't know any theaters that are playing it. I can't wait to see the 2nd volume and i think anyone with Amazon Instant Video access should rent this. You will not be disappointed.


Endless Love
Endless Love
DVD ~ Gabrilla Wilde
Price: $6.96
21 used & new from $3.75

18 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Chemistry and Performances, February 18, 2014
This review is from: Endless Love (DVD)
The two lead actors in the role played by Alex Pettyfer (David) and Gabriella Wilde (Jade) have amazing chemistry in this film. This is instant the first time that the two share screen time together. Their first encounter, conversation wise, takes place at David's job where he is a valet employee and parking cars for the rich. Gabrielle immediately longs for him as she senses his lust for her.

Anyways, i am not going 2 go in a full length detail about the plot, but its about 2 young lovers who just graduated from high school and never spoke to one another during their time in school. One character is very wealthy while the other comes from a modest working class family. This remake changes things up a bit by making it a class difference that separates the two while the original was an age difference. Jade's character has been a bit of a recluse ever since her brother passed away. Once she meets David, he brings out the passionate side in this beautiful wallflower. Of course, its not always rainbows and butterflies as their are obstacles in the way from Jade's father who is intent on making sure his daughter becomes a successful cardiology doctor. This is a must see film. This wonderful ideal notion of being young and in love for the first time where everything is new and dangerous is captured wonderfully in this film. Being 18 and care free without a worry in the world and facing the unknowns of first time love is portrayed beautifully by the performances delivered by Alex and Gabriella. In fact, all the actors are amazing. All the british actors pull off their American accents without any problems. Alex has become a likable actor ever since he put on some good weight. He was so thin and british in Beastly.

I hope the blu-ray version is unrated because there were so many things in the trailer that didn't end up in the movie. Check it out an enjoy. I can't wait for this to be finally released.


Endless Love (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
Endless Love (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Gabrilla Wilde
Price: $9.96
25 used & new from $5.19

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Chemistry and Performances, February 18, 2014
The two lead actors in the role played by Alex Pettyfer (David) and Gabriella Wilde (Jade) have amazing chemistry in this film. This is instant the first time that the two share screen time together. Their first encounter, conversation wise, takes place at David's job where he is a valet employee and parking cars for the rich. Gabrielle immediately longs for him as she senses his lust for her.

Anyways, i am not going 2 go in a full length detail about the plot, but its about 2 young lovers who just graduated from high school and never spoke to one another during their time in school. One character is very wealthy while the other comes from a modest working class family. This remake changes things up a bit by making it a class difference that separates the two while the original was an age difference. Jade's character has been a bit of a recluse ever since her brother passed away. Once she meets David, he brings out the passionate side in this beautiful wallflower. Of course, its not always rainbows and butterflies as their are obstacles in the way from Jade's father who is intent on making sure his daughter becomes a successful cardiology doctor. This is a must see film. This wonderful ideal notion of being young and in love for the first time where everything is new and dangerous is captured wonderfully in this film. Being 18 and care free without a worry in the world and facing the unknowns of first time love is portrayed beautifully by the performances delivered by Alex and Gabriella. In fact, all the actors are amazing. All the british actors pull off their American accents without any problems. Alex has become a likable actor ever since he put on some good weight. He was so thin and british in Beastly.

I hope the blu-ray version is unrated because there were so many things in the trailer that didn't end up in the movie. Check it out an enjoy. I can't wait for this to be finally released.
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Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T)
Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T)
Price: $29.99
75 used & new from $29.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Smartphone with Ton of Features, January 5, 2014
Length:: 2:29 Mins

T-Mobile review of the same phone. This is a feature packed phone for the price. For under one hundred dollars, users get a great smart phone on a great network and in addition, no one is locked down to a two year contract. I tried to cover as much as i could in the video review, but due to file size limitations, i maxed out if i exceed a three minute video review. I am a huge Windows OS fan. I think their OS is great and offers users a different experience. It is NOT the most exciting OS out there, but at the same time, it is a very solid OS and runs very smoothly. It is not a battery hog or glitchy like the Android OS. My pros and cons are below. I know my cons list might be a bit long, but remember that you are getting a lot for the price and there is only so many cons because it is on the AT&T network. Get the better model for the T-Mobile network instead. Feel free to ask me any questions and i'll be happy to respond.

Pros:
- Price (A smartphone under one hundred dollars and no contract)
- 4G (HSPA Plus Network no 4G LTE but faster than 3G)
- Built in Wi-Fi
- Mobile HotSpot Feature
- Windows OS
- Features packed smart phone for the price
- LCD display (LCD is brighter than AMOLED displays)
- Expandable memory up to 64GB via micro SD card
- 720P Video recording on the phones built in camcorder

Cons:
- No HD display
- Display is 4 inches (5.2 inches would be perfect)
- No front facing camera for video chats
- A larger battery
- Not a 13 megapixel camera
- No flash on the camera
- No Starbucks or Hangouts App yet
- No 4G LTE (Runs on HSPA Plus which is faster than 3G)
- Price (A smartphone under one hundred dollars and no contract)
- AT&T Network is not that reliable and very conjested
- AT&T plans are a bit expensive
- No Wi-Fi Calling (T-Mobile version has wi-fi calling)
- No 1080P Video recording
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