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Terry Kemp
(terry@dvd.net.au)
  1. Describe your age.
    38 and damn you for asking.

  2. Where were you five years ago?
    Still in Perth

  3. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    Probably in Perth but keen to do more travelling.

  4. What's a good night's entertainment for you and your friends?
    Lots of food, good wine, good laughs, witty conversations and some home made music.

  5. What got you into DVD and how long ago?
    A somewhat recent convert in late 2000. I never really got into the video revolution as the quality never seemed to live up to my expectations but DVD with its superiority really hooked me in.

  6. What do you love about DVD?
    The convenience of disc, the quality of a cinema and the luxury of my couch. Ahhh heaven.

  7. Given the advances in DVD over the past few years, does the format still surprise you and why?
    Occasionally, but usually for the wrong reasons like a great movie released with no real effort put into making it a great release. A poor transfer of a great film is not a great release.

  8. What title in your collection do you use to introduce friends and family to DVD and why?
    Hell Freezes Over by The Eagles for the clarity and separation. Can also throw Roger Waters In The Flesh: Live and Speed in there as well.



  9. Outside of DVD, what keeps you entertained?
    Playing tennis, squash, guitar, piano and cycling (though not at the same time - yet!).

  10. Have you ever met someone famous before and/or wish to meet someone famous?
    I have only met Mick Thomas (former singer with Weddings Parties Anything) but I would love to meet Melissa Etheridge, Chris Rea or Chris de Burgh.

    I have turned down the chance to meet Rose Laxson/Hancock/Porteus at Prix D'Amour though.

  11. What is your current method of transport and what would you like to upgrade to?
    1997 EL Falcon. No plans to upgrade at the moment

  12. What is your favorite recipe/meal/take-away?
    I love Indian food and anything that has been cooked for me.

  13. What is the only joke you seem to remember when people around you are telling jokes?
    Fortunately I have a good memory for jokes and have a standard set I can call on.

  14. Can you juggle? Can you juggle knives? Can you still juggle?
    No. No. Still No.

  15. What are the most memorable nicknames you've had in your lifetime?
    Not printable.

  16. What was the first video game you fell in love with, on what machine? What is your favourite now?
    Tomb Raider on Sony Playstation. It's still my favourite series. I have really enjoyed Medal Of Honour on PS2 of late.

  17. What are your favourites? (Music, movies, books, anything!)
    Music: Chris Rea, Chris De Burgh, Melissa Etheridge, The Pretenders Movies: The Big Blue, Beautiful Thing. Get Real. I could go on but I shan't.

  18. What DON'T you like about DVD?
    The price and the limited range of titles compared to other regions. Although now, the range seems unlimited and much of it is garbage. With DVD now so established, any old crap is being released on DVD and some of it is of extremely bad quality and reeks of 'quick buck' syndrome.

Terry's recent reviews:

The Boondock Saints
"This ‘Tarentino-coulda-been’ film is pretty damned enjoyable..."

Take the Money and Run
"... will appeal to die-hard Woody Allen fans but be lucky to earn passing interest from most."

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Christmas Specials
"By this stage, you either love or hate Frank Spencer and nothing in this review is going to change that…"

Beyond Imagination - Pyramid. Colosseum. Pompeii
"This triumvirate of features is a great addition to any collection and sure to offer something to adults, children and armchair historians everywhere…"

Empires - Islam: Empire of Faith
"…forget the “Be Alert – Be Alarmed” campaign (or whatever the fridge magnet assault suggested) and try – “Be Informed”."

Porridge - Series Three
"Barker proves that he was a versatile and successful comedian and Porridge was one of his more successful efforts…"

Roswell - The Complete First Season
"If you can just get past the teenage soap opera that filters through most episodes, this is a decent series that deserved to fare better. .."

Three Way
"This is a long way from the worst film of the year, but still falls short of being a memorable experience…"

Soap - Season Two
"No show could hope to get away with such lunacy until Melrose Place some 20 years later…"

Billy Connolly - Bites Yer Bum/Handpicked By Billy
"The Big Yin is back for a vintage double helping..."


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