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On this edition of the show we take a look at some dangerous killers and crooked cops.  Frist up we journey back to Los Angelas circa 1940's with my video game review of LA Noire for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca) as we follow the career of a young detective on the rise.  It's then a journey to the Canadian west coat with the dvd review of The Pig Farm (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this documentary chronicles one of the most notorious serial killers ever Robert "Willie" Pickton.  It's a case of police, power and politics with the dvd review of The Bridge : The Complete First Season 1 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Aaron Douglas as Frank Leo who becomes head of the police union in a very dangerous city.  It's a retro movie blu-ray review with the release of Robocop 2 (courtesy of Fox/MGM Entertainment) starring Peter Weller & Nancy Allen as the cyber cop battles NUKE and an evil robot to boot.   Music for this episode features the songs Your City of Angels by Michael Stephens, Factory Farm by howdy! and Copenhagen by Chris Townsend, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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On this week's edition of Ramble Extra we feature more women in peril.  First up I give some interesting news on what will happen to the Harry Potter video franchise at the end of the year.  It's another new entry from the Disney vault with the review of3D blu-ray Diamond Edition of Beauty & The Beast (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as this classic tale come to high definition.  Then a woman struggles to save herself from a serial killer who's face she cannot see in the blu-ray review of Faces in The Crowd (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Mila Jovovich & Julian McMahon.  It's then time for a classic Brian De Palma film on blu-ray with the review 1980's Dressed To Kill (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as murder comes in all styles featuring Michael Cain, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.  It's a mixture of beauty and danger with the blu-ray review of Nikita : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Warner Bros Home Video) in this remake of La Femme Nikita from te 90's.  Music for this episode features the songs The Beast by ZAMARRO, Forget Your Face by James Hurst and LOve Killed Kurt by COMEG, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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It's that time of year again as I bring you my annual Halloween Special. For this year horror/sci fi anthologies take centre stage as we take a trip through time with some classic tv series. First up on the terror train is the dvd review of The Hitchhiker : The Complete Series on HBO (courtesy of Alliance Films) where the human character and all it's foibles are explored featuring guest stars such asKirstie Alley, Tom Skerrit, Gene Simmons Helen Hunt & Margot Kidder and hosted by Page Fletcher. It's horror but this time for kids with the dvd reviews of Goosebumps Attack of The Mutant and Ghost Beach (courtesy of Fox Home Video) guest starring the legendary Adam West as the Galloping Gazel. It's a journey from the inner mind to The Outer Limits Season 1 (from Alliance Films) on dvd in this 90's mix of sci-fi and horror featuring guest stars such as Leonard Nimoy, Alyssa Mlano, Beau & Llyod Bridges and Michael Dorn. Then legendary rock/pop star David Bowie hosts the Showcase series The Hunger Season 2 (from Alliance Films) guest starring Lori Petty, Brad Dourif, Cathy Moriarity and more. As a treat for all you Canadian fans out there you get highlights of the Remembering Frightenstein panel from Fan Expo 2011 featuring producer/co-star Mitch Markowitz and the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria Price taking questions. Music for this episode features the song Horror Style by The Regulator & Skinny Bee , it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_273.mp3
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For this edition of Ramble Extra our four legged friends take center stage, First up Zeus the Golden Lab is back voiced by Mario Lopez in the dvd review of The Dog Who Saved Halloween (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as mysterious stranger moves next door. Then it is golden labs of a small kind with the blu-ray review of Spooky Buddies (courtesy of Walt Disney Home Video) as the fabulous five tackle the hound from Hell and an evil Warlock all in one night in their latest adventure. It's a trip back to puppyhood for another talking dog movie with the blu-ray review of Marley & Me : The Puppy Years (Courtesy fo Fox Home video) as the world's worst dog tries to be best in show in this new family comedy. It's then men behaving like dogs (in a way) with the blu-ray review of FX Channel's The League : The Complete Second Season (courtesy of Fox Home Video) as a fantasy football league take competition to the extreme. Music for this episode features the songs NiCanine Dog by Leif Willumsen, Rasta Mon by Angel and The Players Rendezvous by The Cheebacabra , they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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This week I continue my reviews of the horror kind.  First up before any of the reviews I give you a little rant on some very bad vehicular behaviour that I saw on my local roadways.  It's a twisted tale of child abduction and murder with the blu-ray review of  the prequel to 2004's Malevolence, Bereavement (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) starring Michael Biehn and Alexandra Daddario in this indie horror flick.  It's time for a Disney calssic on 3D blu-ray with the review of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures) where Jack Skeleton runs Christmas in this stop-motion film.  Then it's a trip into cyber-mayhem with my dvd review of VLOG (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) whre a female vlogger gets in over her head in this cinema verite picture.  It's another trip to the zombiepocalypse with the dvd review of Zombie Diaries 2 : World of The Dead (courtesy of eONe Entertainment)  where a small band soldiers in the UK fight to survive the world gone mad.  Music for this episode features the songs Night Must Fall by Michael Martin, Blood Red Roses by Michael Martin & Dead or Alive by Hiroshi, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_272.mp3
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For this episode of Extra we highlight some of the bad boys of the silver screen.  First up it's a trip back to 1993 with the blu-ray release of Demolition Man (courtesy of Warner Bros. home video) where it takes a maniac to catch a maniac starring Slyvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in this action comdey classic.  Then it's a man who is his own force of personal destruction with the dvd review of Call Me Fitz Season 1 (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Jason Priestley in this comedy series about one of the drtiest car salesman you will ever meet.  It's a horror series restarted with the blu-ray review of The Howling Reborn (Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a young man (Landon Liboiron from Terra Nova) discovers there may be something dark furry and deadly in his future.  Just ahead of it's season 2 premiere on the SPACE channel you get the dvd review of Todd and The Book of Pure Evil Season 1 (Courtesy of eONe Entertainment) as a small group of teenagers and guidance councillor in Crowley High fight evil with mixed results in this new horror comedy series.   Music for this episode features the songs The Getaway Car by The Stepfordf Five, Cowboys and Crooks by Jackal & The Wolf and Evil Has A Name by Philpot, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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For this episode it mutants, millionaires, zombies and criminals on the show.  First up you get the blu-ray review of X-Men : First Class (courtesy of Fox home video) as we go back to the orgins of the team in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Then it's a kidnapping scheme gone wrong with the dvd review of The Entitled (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) starring Ray Liotta & Kevin Zegers.  It's man vs the dead with the blu-ray review of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 : 3 Disc Special Edition (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) that features new extras to get you ready for the upcoming second season.  It's a trip across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 5 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as the members of UCOS battle crime and thier own personal demons.   Music for this episode features the songs Another Day in the City by Classic Tragic Hero, Dream of You Dead by Five Four and Dead Again by Lejeune, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Direct download: ramble_271.mp3
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Sorry for the delay in shows folks but die to time and space restrictions with the webpage my episodes have been a little off pace lately.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian listeners out there.   A  fresh episode of the podcast will return next Monday or Tuesday - called X Marks the Dead featuring movie reviews of X-men : First Class on blu-ray and dvd of The Entitled as well as tv show reviews of the Special 3-disc blu-ray edition AMC's The Walking Dead : The Complete First Season and dvd review of the BBC's New Tricks Season 5.  Look for more horror and spooky reviews this month with my Halloween Special later this month.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the great weather.

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Here is another edition of Extra.  Sorry for the delay but there was no room earlier in the week  to upload this tv review spectacular.  First up we catch up with Agent Pendergast on the trail of his long lost wife with my audio book review of Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child in this cat and mouse novel.  We catch up with the gang in Philly for the blu-ray review of It's Always Sunny in Philidephia Season 6 (courtesy of Fox Entertainment) as Danny Devito and his pals get into all kinds of comic mischief.  Then it is off to William McKinley High for the blu-ray review of Glee : The Complete Second Season (courtesy fo Fox Entertainment) as the kids dance and sing their way through a whole mess of problems and tackle The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  It's across the pond with the dvd review of New Tricks Season 4 (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as we catch up with the gang at UCOS solve cases the old fashioned way.  We continue in the UK with the dvd review of VERA (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as a cantankerous detective solves crime in her own way.   Music for this episode features the songs The Good Life by Club Bob, Simple Life by Club Bob, Party Broadcast by The Cartwheel Club and On The Road by Rude Attirude, they can all be found at www.blackstackmusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

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