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Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 3: Nemesis

This is disc two of the third series; it was the last aired in the UK, but the second in the US. For some reason, this series has aired in its entirety in the US (summer 2007, with the DVD … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 2

This is the continuing story of high-school student Kimihiro Watanuki, who is working part-time at a wish-granting shop run by Yuuko Ichihara until he has earned enough for her to remove his ability to see spirits. He starts off as … Continue reading

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Bloodhound, DVD 1

Bloodhound or Blood Hound is a live-action series loosely based on Kaori Yuki’s one-shot manga of the same name; Bandai released the TV series in the US, but the manga has not yet been licensed. It can best be described … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 1

This is the first disc of the first anime series based on the manga by CLAMP; there is a second series that started this month. Kimihiro Watanuki is a high-school boy who can see spirits; the spirits he sees are … Continue reading

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Nana (movie)

NANA is the first of two movies based on the manga by Ai Yazawa, released in the US by Viz; the second movie ought to follow eventually. It is about the lives of two twenty-ish girls named Nana who move … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 1: 4:50 from Paddington

This is the last volume of the first series of the recent BBC adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books. The alternate title for the book is What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw! The book is one of my favorites, but it’s … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 1: A Murder is Announced

I’d started watching these adaptations last year; the earlier ones were The Murder at the Vicarage and The Body in the Library; I am enjoying them despite their flaws (or maybe because of them; comparing to the source and otherwise … Continue reading

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