It's not often a CD gets a later reissue on LP, but that's what's happened
with a brand new cover for this album from a man who, as
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
tells us, clearly has a fondness for the '60s hippy era.
A musical trio out this week from Wienerworld Ltd on DVD...
Three new music titles are out this week and all of them deep-rooted in the '80s, definitely the best
decade for music. First up is a new 20-track live concert, Howard Jones: Live at Salt Lake City,
in which he plays classics such as New Song, Life in One Day, No-One is To Blame, You Know I Love You
Don't You and his early ballad, What Is Love?.
Next up, The Steve Morse Band: Live in Baden-Baden, Germany is brought to you from a band that formed
from the ashes of '80s "pioneering fusion ensemble" The Dixie Dregs and this DVD contains two sets broadcast
on German TV in March 1990 from cult rock/jazz guitarist Steve Morse.
Finally, if your only experience of this last band was a Top 20 hit in 1986, Radio Africa - and
that was certainly the case for me - increase your knowledge with this 20=track set at 1986 gig
Latin Quarter: Live at Full House Rock Show in Hanover, with songs including No Ordinary Return,
Sandinista, New Millionaires, Burn Again and Modern Times.
All titles are £15.99 and out now. For more info, click on the respective packshots above.
Ninety-Nine Nights on Xbox 360 - will it take you as long to complete...?
A brand new epic fantasy-action game from Microsoft for its flagship Xbox 360 console, Ninety-Nine Nights
has just been released and combines large-scale combat and exhilarating action, with over 100
different weapons and fighting styles, plus magic skills and spells. There are multiple playable
characters, each with their own dedicated plot line and you'll be able to wield armies with precision
and skill against ever-evolving virtual opponents.
From the collaboration between famed game developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Q Entertainment and director
SangYoun Lee of leading Korean developer Phantagram comes the Xbox 360-exclusive Ninety-Nine Nights.
The title is a fantasy action game for Xbox 360 that allows players to experience an immersive and
emotional story though the eyes of good and evil while they fight among hundreds of fellow soldiers
through an epic adventure of fantasy and action.
In a struggle between light and dark, a new world order is established after the destruction of the
mysterious power stone. Warriors are destined to battle in a place far beyond their imagination, as
a magnificent story unfolds from multiple perspectives.
In Ninety-Nine Nights, players destroy entire armies with precision and speed unlike that offered
in any other game. Each playable character will feature his or her own strengths and weaknesses as
players attempt to choose the right combination of magic and might to overcome their adversaries. With
more than 100 weapons to master and the art of several forms of magic, players enhance their attacks
and become true deadly forces amid stunning next-generation effects.
With hundreds of combatants on-screen at once, players wield their armies with precision and skill
in massive-scale battles against ever-evolving virtual opponents. Each on-screen virtual character is
a threat as opponents with unmatched AI will react and attack of their own volition, testing the
skills and fortitude of even the best gamers. Ever-changing weather, terrain and structures contribute
to the dynamic battles as well, leading to unique and surprising changes in gameplay.
In Ninety-Nine Nights, players must decide upon their path and choose the side of either good or
evil in the struggle for the Stone of Union. In the epic and emotional campaign, gamers play through
a fabulous fantasy realm with unparalleled depth. Each character has his or her dedicated plotline
that ultimately intertwines with that of a larger story. Players can experience seven views of the
story through the eyes of each character they choose to play.
The rollercoaster to hell: Final Destination 3 on DVD...
The first two movies in this series were outstanding pieces of work where
you don't know quite where and how the next death is coming from, so as
this bunch of fated teens hop on the rollercoaster to hell, does it take
you down the same path just as brilliantly?
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
tells us that Russian-born Larissa Morozova is on a mission to conquer
Europe's music scene but will this be the CD that would make the Man from
Del Monte want to say "da"?
Loco Roco - something weird and wonderful on Sony PSP...
In this game you play a character who looks like an oversized space hopper,
traversing across 40 bizarre pieces of terrain, often splitting up into
several copies of yourself before coming back together on the other side,
bounding about all over the place.
It's so mad it's completeld hatstand and is deserving of your attention.
Infection on DVD - the last hospital visit you'll ever make...
It's bad enough these days when you have to go into hospital as they're
just not as clean as they used to be, but spare a thought for the doctors
in this one which is about as clean as the Young Ones' house and makes
MRSA look like a mere fantasy by comparison as they try to cover up a grisly
It's been almost 30 years since Marc Bolan died in a car crash, but this
3-hour, 4-part DVD will tell you all you need to know about the man including
archive footage and interviews, as brought to you by
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts.
Miami Vice - great TV show, shame about the game on Sony PSP...
Nothing could beat the combination of the Jan Hammer soundtrack as Don Johnson
cruised down Sunset Strip in his gull-wing-doored Ferrari Testarossa,
but Michael Mann obviously thought different and brought it back as a summer
blockbuster, albeit with mixed reviewed - some people thought it sucked, while
others just thought it was total rubbish - and now we get the game.
Well, some of the music sets the '80s scene and the backdrops are nice, but
as for just about every other aspect of it... Well, see for yourself.
She began her career in 1939 as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but by
the '60s her career was at its height with this 26-episode series
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts,
this particular volume also featuring a young Barbara Streisand.
Is the name Snake or Plissken? Escape From New York Special Edition on DVD...
It's complete nonsense, but entertaining for the most part, as Kurt Russell
takes to the big screen for the first of what turned out to be two movies
as one-eyed anti-hero Snake Plissken who generally ends up having to save
the world while doing it all his way only.
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Dan Owen
details it all from here.
Build great empires with Civ City: Rome on the PC...
Civ City: Rome is an innovative city builder inspired by the world of Sid Meier's Civilization,
and created by a collaboration between Firefly Studios and Firaxis Games, which invites players to shift
focus from building a multi-city empire and zoom-in on the great cities of the Roman Empire, culminating
in Rome itself.
Through dozens of missions, each offering an array of interesting decisions, players will be charged with
building, nurturing and managing one of these great cities as they endeavour to lead the Roman Empire from
its humble beginnings to its mighty apogee. Features players have enjoyed in the Civilization series,
like research, city happiness, production and culture, can now be managed actively in the wonderfully
immersive world of Civ City: Rome.
The game contains the following features:
Look inside the buildings - For the first time in a city builder you can look inside the Villas, the forums, and even the Roman baths! Discover, in much greater detail, how Romans went about their daily lives.
Civilize your city - More than 70 technologies can be developed over time to give your city a strategic advantage. Use the rich research tree to improve many aspects of your city and its relation to the wider empire.
Follow the life of a Roman family - Do they thrive and prosper from humble hut to noble palace as they move through the generations… or not? Well, that's your call!
Ease of play - Driven purely by building placement and strong visual feedback, the game lets you create your own living community simply by choosing and placing the wide variety of buildings.
Real Romans - An intriguing array of characters will interact with you and bring high drama to your city with their emotions, state of health, and candid feelings about the city. There will even be famous Romans in the city who will comment on and pre
sent new challenges for you.
Civ City: Rome is out now from Take 2 Interactive and retails for £34.99. Click on the packshot
above for more info on Amazon's website who is currently selling it for half that price.
CHARTS: Shakira vs. James Morrison - who got the No.1...?
It may have been out a while, but now this 2-disc DVD available on Amazon
for less than a tenner,
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Dan Owen
confirms that not only is it a cracking piece of entertainment but it's
also packed with extras that fans will be pleased with.
M.J. Hibbett 'validates' his latest release on CD...
Two years we checked out his album that contained the classic homage to
computer gaming for all us children of the '80s, "Hey Hey 16k", but while
there isn't another one of those on this album, we find that Matt has now
passed the 30-year-old milestone and so much of what he has to sing about now
really rings true...
There's nothing better to eek a few quid out of a wanting public than
a set of remasters and this collection, courtesy of
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Elly Roberts
introduces you to the cult figure that is Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart.
Sacre bleu! Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther on DVD...
I'll never forget the episode of Dennis Pennis where he repeated tried to get
the attention of Steve Martin, a few years ago, through a strong crowd, only
to conclude, when he finally caught up with him, with "Steve... why aren't
you funny any more?"
I can't remember him being funny since 1989's Parenthood as well as
other earlier successes, but someone keeps giving him a job. And as
DVDfever.co.uk reviewer Helen M Jerome
confirms, this remake was such a big mistake.
Spook yourself aplenty with Most Haunted Series 6 on DVD from 14th August...
Most Haunted – SERIES SIX
Radio One’s Scott Mills dares to go where no radio DJ has gone before!
TV’s spookiest series Most Haunted - Series 6, comes to DVD. Most Haunted is being released
in three volumes, the first to come out on 14 August from Contender Home Entertainment. Volumes two
and three will follow later on 11 September and 2 October, respectively.
Each volume is a 4-disc box set which includes 10 episodes (9 on Volume 3) and 10 x 25 minute Most
Haunted ‘Extra’ shows plus an exclusive 25 minutes of unseen footage. It will be priced at £24.99.
Most Haunted presenter Yvette Fielding and her team of paranormal investigators including
‘Spiritualist medium’ Derek Acorah, travel the country to capture, on film, evidence that ghosts
actually really do exist.
The team visit some of the spookiest and notoriously haunted places, including The London Dungeons
and Pendle Hill in the Lancashire Pennines, which is associated with the grim and fiendish “Witches
of Pendle”, along with old haunted prisons, stately homes and public houses it really will have you
watching, with goose bumps, from behind the sofa!
In Volume One Yvette Fielding welcomes Scott Mills and his Radio One team to York’s most haunted
public house ‘The Golden Fleece’ where they discover that things really do go bump in the night!
The public house is the oldest licensed premises in York and has had many paranormal sightings and
strange happenings throughout the years.
The team also visit Bodmin Gaol, one of Cornwall’s oldest and dreariest prisons, along with ‘The
Ghost House’ in Nottinghamshire, which is so haunted that its owners would rather the house stay anonymous!
In Volume Two the team visit ‘Petty France’, Gloucestershire – once a home to Political leaders and
literary icons, the Manor House holds a dark and sinister side that much belies its exuberant
exterior. They also travel up to ‘Arreton Manor’ on the Isle of Wight, where the crew discover a
home to torturous murder, family betrayal and more worryingly vicious and violent poltergeist activity.
In Volume Three the team travel a bit further a field when they visit the USA. Starting off in
Hollywood, the team go to the ‘American Legion’ where they end up meet one particular man, who
stands spectacularly tall in his attempts at paranormal communication.
They also travel to the Drum Barracks in Wilmington, California where a hidden and invisible danger
hides and is ready to attack those who dare to put themselves in the firing line…