101 Films has just released a “Limited Edition” Johnny Mnemonic blu-ray in the UK. The 1995 sci-fi cyberpunk cult classic film is based on a story by William Gibson. The movie stars Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer, Takeshi Kitano and Ice-T. Johnny Mnemonic (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier that stores information in his brain at the cost of losing some of his childhood memories. He then delivers the data to the customer and receives payment. It’s a stylish well made film that’s incredibly entertaining. Personally I love the genre so hopefully this 101 Films blu-ray release does it
50 Great Christmas Present Ideas 2021 / Best Christmas Gifts For UK
Are you looking for a little Christmas Present / Gift Inspiration? Fear not as we have assembled the ultimate Christmas Present list & guide.
Whether you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for Mum, Dad the Kids, or your girlfriend / boyfriend we have plenty of fantastic ideas.
BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS BY CATEGORY
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Christmas Gift Ideas For Her
Struggling for Christmas Gift Ideas for the woman in your life? Take a look at these great gift ideas for her.
Panasonic EH-NA65CN Nanoe Hair Dryer/Diffuser
ghd Original Styler Pro Hair Straighteners
Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette 100 ml
Bomb Advent Calendar
Body & Earth 8pcs Gift Basket
Yardley London Mixed Soap Trio Set
Christmas Gift Ideas For Him
Struggling for Christmas Gift Ideas for the guy in your life? Take a look at these great gift ideas for men.
BOSS Bottled Infinite -
Eau de Parfum
Gillette Gift Set
Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
100 Movies - Scratch Off Bucket List Poster
Roberts Radio Play10 DAB/DAB+/FM
Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver
Prices correct as of 25th November 2021
Carlito's Way (1993) - 4K Ultra HD
Crime Drama, Directed by Brian De Palma, Stars Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller.
Also includes standard blu-ray version.
Deep Red (1975) - 4K Ultra HD
Italian Giallo Horror, Directed by Dario Argento. Stars David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia.
Released by Arrow Video - 2 Discs
Collateral (2004) - 4K Ultra HD
Crime Thriller, Directed by Michael Mann. Stars Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
Also includes standard blu-ray version.
Prices correct as of 30th November 2021
Electronics / Gadgets Gift Ideas
Looking for a something high tech? Take a look at these Xmas gift ideas
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 32 GB Wi-Fi Android Tablet - Dark Grey (UK Version)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Smartphone SIM Free Android Mobile Phone Phantom Silver 128GB, (UK Version)
Google Pixel 6 – Unlocked Android 5G Smartphone with 50 Megapixel Camera and Wide-Angle Lens – 128 GB
Amazon Echo Show 8 - 2nd generation (2021 release), HD smart display with Alexa and 13 MP camera
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Smart Watch, Health Monitoring, Fitness Tracker, Long Lasting Battery, Bluetooth
Sony WF-1000XM4 True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds - with Charging Case - Optimised for Alexa and the Google Assistant
The Glowhouse 8-inch Large Plasma Ball
CERROPI 7 Balls Newton's Cradle 11 Inch (Beech Base)
Floating Globe With LED Lights - Levitating Globe C Shape - Magnetic World
Gifts for Kids - Toys and Games Gift Ideas
If you need a little help finding great Christmas present ideas for kid take a look at these toys and games top picks.
World Football Stars Guess Who? -
Hornby R1234 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set
Scalextric C1403 ARC AIR GT Challenge (Mercedes GT3 v Ford GT GTE)
Mattel Games Fast Fun Kerplunk, Two Player Game
Hasbro Gaming Classic Operation Game
Hasbro Hungry Hippos Game
Home Cinema Equipment Gift Ideas
Take your home cinema setup to another level this Christmas with these fabulous TV's, Blu-ray Players & Surround Sound Systems.
Samsung QE43Q60T - 43 Inch 4K QLED
LG OLED55G16LA - 55 Inch 4K OLED
Sony 65" A80J Bravia XR OLED 4K HDR
Sony HT-SF150 2ch Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround
Sony HT-X8500 Bluetooth Single Dolby Atmos Soundbar for TV
Overall Rating: 5/5
Best All-rounder 4K Blu-ray player.
- HDR10 / Supports HDR10+
- Dolby Vision
- HDMI x2, Optical Digital
- 7.1 Multi-Channel Analogue
Overall Rating: 5/5
Best Value 4K Blu-ray Player
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- Dolby Vision
- Digital Music Compatible
- Ethernet, HDMI & Coaxial SPDIF
Overall Rating: 4/5
Best Budget 4K Blu-ray Player
- Supports HDR10+
- Upscale DVDs & Blu-rays To 4K
- Good Sound & Picture
- Great Value
PC / Console Gift Ideas
Looking for a something for the video gamer in your life? Take a look at these great computing Xmas gift ideas
Xbox Series S
All-digital disc-free, next-gen gaming with the smallest Xbox console.
Sennheiser GSP 600
Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse
Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard
Spill Resistant, Customizable Keys
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor
6C/12T, 35MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz Max Boost
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C/32T, 72MB Cache, up to 4.9 GHz Max Boost
Microsoft Surface Laptop
Go Ultra-Thin 12.4" Touchscreen Laptop (Sandstone) - Intel 10th Gen Quad Core i5, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56
15.6 inch Laptop - Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB, 1TB SSD, Full HD Display, Windows 10, Silver
Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam
Full HD 1080p/30fps Video Calling, Clear Stereo Audio, HD Light Correction
Sport / Fitness Gift Ideas
Looking for a fitness or sporting gift idea? Take a look at these great Christmas present ideas.
Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch
Voice Control, Sleep Score & Music, Bordeaux
Mitre Impel Training Football
Includes Mitre Pump - Choice of Ball Sizes / Colour
Joe Wicks - The Body Coach Workout
DVD Includes Warm-up and Cool-down Routines
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10 Must See Movies This Christmas
Die Hard (1988)
The film set on Christmas Eve divides opinion on the internet as to whether it should be classed as a Christmas movie. Well Bruce Willis has made our list!
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Who doesn’t like the Muppets? Gonzo narrates as Charles Dickens, Scrooge is played by Michael Caine and Kermit the Frog is Bob Cratchit.
Santa Claus The Movie (1985)
Dudley Moore as Patch an Elf that decides to leave the North Pole and setup making toys in New York City.
Billy Peltzer receives a a new pet as a Christmas present from his father, its a mogwai named Gizmo. But his new friend comes with rules such don’t put him in sunlight, don’t get him wet and most important of all, don’t feed him after midnight. You know it’s only a matter of time before one or more of these rules are broken.
Bill Murray plays a top TV executive in charge of running the station and it’s Christmas and that means a live show. Yes this is the wacky comedy version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) is on a mission to have the perfect Christmas, with all the family generations coming together at Clark’s home.
The Snowman (1982)
The Snowman is a must watch every Christmas, it’s simply magical. It’s an animated film about a boy who makes a snowman that comes to life and takes him on a wondrous adventure. It’s only 27 mins long and made for TV but this is indeed a MUST SEE this and every Christmas!
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
George Bailey (James Stewart) has reached the end of the line with no way out, enter Clarence an Angel yet to earn his wings to show George the true worth of his life. A genuine Christmas classic that is enjoyed by many each year.
The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
Cary Grant play Dudley an Angel sent to help Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) who has lost touch with what really matters in life. The Bishop is struggling to raise enough money to build a new cathedral. In fact the catherdral is all consuming leaving his wife Julia (Loretta Young) wondering what has happened to the man she fell in love with.
Alastair Sim stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, there are many versions of this classic tale but none in my opinion quite capure the mood and atmosphere of the 1951 film.
Happy Christmas Shopping!!!
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