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Strategic Air Command [VHS]
Strategic Air Command [VHS]
VHS
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now available on Netflix streaming!!!, May 5, 2012
While this movie is apparently still not available as a dvd, it is now available through the Netflix streaming option.


The Social Network
The Social Network

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What to get next if you're new to Trent Reznor, January 18, 2011
This review is from: The Social Network (MP3 Music)
The Golden Globe award for the Social Network soundtrack will hopefully bring new listeners to the music of Trent Reznor. For those folks, let me suggest two albums by Reznor to explore if you like this soundtrack. While his band Nine Inch Nails is largely known for its industrial rock songs, in recent years Reznor began writing more gentle (but quite moving) instrumental pieces such as are found in the Social Network soundtack. As other reviewers have noted, the all-instumental Ghosts I-IV {Ghosts I - IV} is the Nine Inch Nails album most similar to this soundtrack, so that's a great place to start. But I would also encourage you to explore Nine Inch Nails' less well-known Still EP (also known as disc 2 of And All That Could Have Been){Nine Inch Nails: And All That Could Have Been Cd 2}. Half of the tracks on this little gem are early instrumental pieces that lay the groundwork for the sound of Ghosts and the Social Network. The other half of this EP consists of classic Nine Inch Nails songs redone in accoustic versions that might appeal to some listeners who want the emotional power of Reznor's songwriting, but at a lower decible. The Still cd can be difficult to find (and expensive), but Amazon currently has it available via mp3 download. If you are want to start off with a couple tracks, I recommend two remarkable instrumental works, "The Persistence of Loss" and "Leaving Hope". The Still EP should be an essential part of any Nine Inch Nails fan's collection.


Conan the Barbarian, two-CD set
Conan the Barbarian, two-CD set

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new BEST choice for the Conan soundtrack, December 28, 2010
Until recently, fans seeking the amazing Conan the Barbarian movie soundtrack had only to chose between the widely available (Milan) edition and the Varese edition that is 18 minutes longer, but out-of-print. Now this newly recorded 2-disc COMPLETE score provides a third option that you should strongly consider. Here are three reasons why this new version is a must-have:

1. It is the complete score, 100 minutes of music, so there is significantly more material than the previous recordings (33 minutes more than Varese, and 51 minutes more than the Milan edition). It also features a few alternate versions of tracks and one track from Conan the Destroyer.

2. It is performed by a larger orchestra (96-piece orchestra and a 100-voice chorus) with more instruments, as Basil Poledouris originally intended.

3. While the Milan and Varese editions sound somewhat dated due to the early 1980s recording quality, this brand new digital recording sounds AMAZING!

To be clear, this new recording is not going to sound exactly like what you heard in the movie. I think this version sounds BETTER! If you really want the exact movie sound, get either the Milan or Varese editions, but get this new version too, or you're going to miss out on great sound and more music.

Currently, the new recording is only available on Amazon through third-party Screen Archives Entertainment. For some reason, that option isn't offered on this page, but Amazon has another page for the same 2-cd set with a different cover picture of Conan. That's the same album I'm describing here, and that picture is actually from the back cover of the cd. By the way, don't be deterred by the low-quality of that painting; the music is absolutely first-rate.


Conan The Barbarian (Complete 2 CD Rerecording) [Soundtrack]
Conan The Barbarian (Complete 2 CD Rerecording) [Soundtrack]
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new BEST choice for the Conan soundtrack, December 28, 2010
Until recently, fans seeking the amazing Conan the Barbarian movie soundtrack had only to chose between the widely available (Milan) edition and the Varese edition that is 18 minutes longer, but out-of-print. Now this newly recorded 2-disc COMPLETE score provides a third option that you should strongly consider. Here are three reasons why this new version is a must-have:

1. It is the complete score, 100 minutes of music, so there is significantly more material than the previous recordings (33 minutes more than Varese, and 51 minutes more than the Milan edition). It also features a few alternate versions of tracks and one track from Conan the Destroyer.

2. It is performed by a larger orchestra (96-piece orchestra and a 100-voice chorus) with more instruments, as Basil Poledouris originally intended.

3. While the Milan and Varese editions sound somewhat dated due to the early 1980s recording quality, this brand new digital recording sounds AMAZING!

To be clear, this new recording is not going to sound exactly like what you heard in the movie. I think this version sounds BETTER! If you really want the exact movie sound, get either the Milan or Varese editions, but get this new version too, or you're going to miss out on great sound and more music.

Currently, the new recording is only available on Amazon through third-party Screen Archives Entertainment. I almost let that deter me, but I'm glad I didn't. Also, don't be deterred by the somewhat low-quality artwork Amazon is showing from the cd's back cover. The sound inside is absolutely first-rate.


Conan The Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Conan The Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Offered by Red Rock CDs
Price: $31.10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Third option: new COMPLETE score, December 28, 2010
Beyond this out-of-print Varese edition and the shorter but more readily available Milan edition of the Conan soundtrack, there is now a new third option that you should strongly consider. Released in late 2010, it is a 2-disc COMPLETE score, with Nic Raine conducting the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Here are three reasons why this new version is a must-have:

1. It is the complete score, 100 minutes of music, so there is significantly more material than the previous recordings (33 minutes more than this edition, and 51 more than the Milan edition). It also features a few alternate versions of tracks and one track from Conan the Destroyer.

2. It is performed by a larger orchestra (96-piece orchestra and a 100-voice chorus) and more instruments, as Basil Poledouris originally wanted it done.

3. Prior reviewers have noted that the Milan and Varese editions sound dated due to the early 1980s recording quality, but this brand new digital recording sounds AMAZING!

To be clear, this new recording is not going to sound exactly like what you heard in the movie. I think this version sounds BETTER! If you really want the exact movie sound, get either the Milan or Varese editions, but get this new version too, or you're going to miss out on great sound and more music.

Currently, the new recording is only available on Amazon through third-party Screen Archives Entertainment. I almost let that deter me, but I'm glad I didn't. Also, don't be deterred by the somewhat low-quality artwork Amazon has posted from the cd's back cover. The sound inside is absolutely first-rate.


Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian
Offered by Fulfillment Express US
Price: $12.40
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Third option: new COMPLETE score, December 28, 2010
This review is from: Conan the Barbarian (Audio CD)
Beyond the choice between this (Milan) edition and the out-of-print Varese edition (see "tearsinraine"'s featured review), there is now a new third option that you should strongly consider. Released in late 2010, it is a 2-disc COMPLETE score, with Nic Raine conducting the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Here are three reasons why this new version is a must-have:

1. It is the complete score, 100 minutes of music, so there is significantly more material than the previous recordings (33 minutes more than Varese, and 51 more than this Milan edition). It also features a few alternate versions of tracks and one track from Conan the Destroyer.

2. It is performed by a larger orchestra (96-piece orchestra and a 100-voice chorus) and more instruments, as Basil Poledouris originally wanted it done.

3. Prior reviewers have noted that the Milan and Varese editions sound dated due to the early 1980s recording quality, but this brand new digital recording sounds AMAZING!

To be clear, this new recording is not going to sound exactly like what you heard in the movie. I think this version sounds BETTER! If you really want the exact movie sound, get either the Milan or Varese editions, but get this new version too, or you're going to miss out on great sound and more music.

Currently, the new recording is only available on Amazon through third-party Screen Archives Entertainment. I almost let that deter me, but I'm glad I didn't. Also, don't be deterred by the somewhat low-quality artwork Amazon shows from the cd's back cover. The sound inside is absolutely first-rate.
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Faith [Deluxe Edition]
Faith [Deluxe Edition]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you get only one Deluxe Edition Cure album, get Faith, January 19, 2009
This review is from: Faith [Deluxe Edition] (Audio CD)
A lot of the Cure's Deluxe Edition albums don't seem necessary unless you want to own every bit of music the band ever recorded, since the bonus discs are primarily live versions and early demos of familiar songs. (The b-sides were instead released on the "Join the Dots" box set.) This material is moderately interesting, but far from essential. In many cases, you would be fine just getting the single-disc remastered version of each album that was released after the Deluxe Edition at a fraction of the price. However, the Deluxe Edition of "Faith" is different. If you are a Cure fan, you should really consider getting it. First and foremost, disc 1 contains the 27 minute instrumental track "Carnage Visors" previously only available on the tape of "Concert." This is the ulimate Cure chill-out track, almost an album's worth of music in one song. While it is on disc 1, it is not included on the single-disc version of the remastered "Faith," so you have to get the Deluxe Edition to get it.

Much of the material on disc 2 of "Faith" I can give or take-- live versions and studio demos akin to the other Deluxe Edition albums. (That said, the instrumental demos fit well with the feel of "Carnage Visors.") But there are also some real gems. First off, you get the remastered version of "Charlotte Sometimes," a great Cure single not available in remastered form elsewhere. You also the fan-favorite live version of the song "Faith" from Australia that was a b-side to the original "Charlotte Sometimes" single, but was left off "Join the Dots.") You also get a version of "Forever," a fan-favorite rarity not previously available on cd. In all, the combination of "Carnage Visors" on disc 1 and a handful of particularly good rarities on disc 2 makes "Faith" the one essential Deluxe Edition album for most Cure fans.
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Prospekt's March
Prospekt's March
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should have used "Lost?" version, but otherwise a great collection, December 12, 2008
This review is from: Prospekt's March (Audio CD)
I've really enjoyed this EP much more than I expected. The new songs are very good and album-worthy. But what I have enjoyed most are two of the alternate versions of songs from Viva La Vida. "Life in Technicolor" didn't make much of an impression on me on VLV, whereas I really like the longer version with lyrics on Prospekt's March. While the new version of "Lovers in Japan" is not notably different from VLV, it is detached from "Reign of Love" with which had been combined into one track on VLV. "Reign of Love" is fine, but it should have been a separate track. I'm grateful that the Prospekt's March version allows me to listen to "Lovers in Japan" on its own. The one part on the EP that didn't work that well for me was the "Lost+" version of "Lost!", which adds a bit of rapping by Jay-Z. Some reviewers clearly like the Jay-Z version, others notably dislike it. Regardless of how you feel about the track, it doesn't really fit in with the feel of the rest of the EP. Instead they should have used the softer, piano-based version called "Lost?" from the Lost EP. That aside, the songs on this EP fit together beautifully to become a complete package that is more than the sum of its parts. Enjoy!


Ghosts I - IV
Ghosts I - IV
Price: $9.72
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like "Ghosts", track down NIN's "Still" EP, April 23, 2008
This review is from: Ghosts I - IV (Audio CD)
If you like "Ghosts", then get yourself a copy of NIN's harder-to-find "Still" EP. Much of "Still" is instrumental pieces. The last two tracks-- "The Persistence of Loss" and "Leaving Hope"-- are amazing and would fit in well on "Ghosts." "Still" also features a couple instrumental extensions of material from "The Fragile", some 'unplugged' versions of classic NIN tracks, and the song "And All That Could Have Been" (which is the most poignant NIN song since "Hurt"). The "Still" EP is only available as a download on Amazon, but you can buy it as a new cd directly from NIN's website. Enjoy!


I am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA
I am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA
DVD ~ I Am An Animal-Story of Ingrid Newkirk & Peta
Offered by PRIMETIME DEALS
Price: $5.24
10 used & new from $2.01

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars See "Your Mommy Kills Animals!" as well, February 2, 2008
This is a very interesting documentary about PETA, but for a more comprehensive overview of the animal rights movement, I recommend the recent award-winning documentary "Your Mommy Kills Animals!" (Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't currently carry it, but it is easy to find elsewhere.) "YMKA" focuses on the less well-known and more radical grassroots animals rights groups such as SHAC, some of whom see PETA as a mainstream sell-out. (PETA declined to be interviewed for this film.) YMKA also gives more air time to moderate animal welfare groups and to the opponents of animals rights. As a result, it provides a fascinating view of the diverse and at times conflicting wings of the animal rights movement. YMKA is interesting not only for learning about the animal rights movement, but also for better understanding the tensions between radicals and moderates that occur within many other social movements as well. YMKA and "I am an Animal" cover somewhat different ground, so both are well worth seeing.


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