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Kingdom Of Heaven (15) Rating **

French blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) mourns the death of his wife and child.

In the midst of his grief, he meets Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a baron to ailing King Baldwin of Jerusalem (Ed Norton), who has dedicated his life to pursuing peace in the Holy Land.

Godfrey shocks Balian by claiming him as his illegitimate son and then entreating him to accompany him on a sacred mission.

Kingdom Of Heaven is a sword and sandals epic with sumptuous sets and costumes. But at 138 minutes, it drags a little.

The League Of Gentleman's Apocalypse (15) Rating ***

It's the end of the world as Royston Vasey knows it. There's a storm brewing over this dysfunctional community and the omens are not good.

Reverend Bernice tells restart officer Pauline of an ancient prophecy that foretells the destruction of the village.

The only hope is for brave adventurers to travel into the real world and persuade creators Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith to resurrect the comedy.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Paramount Home Entertainment), pounds 19.99 Rating *****

If you didn't catch one of the highlights of this on TV, you can buy it on DVD.

Film-maker Martin Scorsese documents the rise of Bob Dylan, from his arrival on the music scene in 1961 to the motorcycle accident at 1966.

DVD extras include six Bob Dylan performances and others by Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, Liam Clancy and Maria Muldaur.

The Complete Fawlty Towers (PG) (2 Entertain), pounds 29.99 Rating *****

It ran for just 12 episodes, but the hilarious antics of hotel manager Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his wife Sybil (Prunella Scales) have gone down in comedy history as one of the finest sitcoms of all time.

This three-disc box set includes every episode from series one and two.

Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow (Nintendo DS), pounds 34.99 Rating ****

Some games were born to be 2D and the Castlevania series is a case in point.

It's a huge game with some beefy bosses to tackle and the seamless increase in difficulty ensures a challenge.

Title: FIFA 06 (Gamecube), pounds 39.99) Rating ****

It's the annual football release from EA, boasting the most realistic player models, licensed teams, kits and other advertising partners, but is it the most realistic footie game?

It looks great, as always, and offers more than ever. But in the gaming world you're either a FIFA or a Pro Evolution fan, and the latter will always win in this camp.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 30, 2005
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