Showcase your love of music with this Hal Leonard ukulele miniature model. This 10-inch-high mini uke is a handcrafted, solid wood replica made on a 1:4 scale with a full-sized instrument, and it's inscribed with the names of the Beatles on its face. This Hal Leonard ukulele miniature model comes with an adjustable A-frame stand for displaying.
Pop in a favorite CD and stream music wirelessly with this iLive Bluetooth stereo system. It lets you program and repeat tracks for customized disc playback, and it has built-in AM/FM radio so you can tune in to local stations. Choose from CD playback, radio tuning and a ringing alert with the alarm function of this iLive Bluetooth stereo system.
Teach your youngster traditional children's songs with this VTech Musical Rhymes Book. The moveable play pieces on each page help build motor skills, while the learning mode encourages basic reading vocabulary. This VTech Musical Rhymes Book has a music mode to showcase instrumental sounds and piano keys for tuneful exploration.
Oscar winner Hilary Swank stars in the period piece The Affair of the Necklace. This is a very pleasing 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation by Warner. Sporting solid colors and well saturated black levels, the image quality on this disc is excellent save for a few minor instances of edge enhancement. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround in English and is very well produced. This mix utilizes a vast array of surround sounds during the film, making sure that both the front and rear speakers are given a nice workout. All aspects of the dialogue, effects, and music are free and clear of any distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. There are a good number of extra features on this DVD, starting off with commentary track by director Charles Shyer. Shyer is a funny and literate man who has a lot to say about the production and release of the film. Next up is a 15-minute behind-the-scenes documentary which features interviews with many of the cast and crew members. "Designing Affair" is a 15-minute piece which focuses on costume designer Milena Canonero and her work on the fashions of the film. Five additional scenes are included with optional director's commentary, though overall they wouldn't have added much to the final film. Finally there is a short gag reel of outtakes from the film, a theatrical trailer for the film, and some information on the cast and crew.
Dark Sky has assembled another solid DVD for an Amicus title with this edition of The Beast Must Die. The video transfer is an improvement over prior domestic editions of this title, boasting an anamorphic, letterboxed transfer with solid color and detail levels. It does a nice job of cleaning up the day-for-night scenes that were hard to see in past video versions of this title. In terms of audio, it sticks to the original mono mix for the film, and this soundtrack offers a good balance of dialogue, effects, and music. Dark Sky's release of this disc also imports some nice extras used on the U.K. disc of this film - namely, a commentary and an interview featurette that both focus on director Paul Annett. There's an overlap of information in the two supplements, but Annett makes for an engaging subject, particularly on the commentary, where he lays out a lot of interesting trivia and on-the-set stories (genre fans will be amused by the tales of other actors considered for this film). The extras are rounded out by a set of trailers for other Dark Sky/Amicus DVDs and some concise bios of the cast and crew members. All in all, this DVD offers a great way for horror fans to acquaint themselves with this horror oddity.