Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Wednesday 16th October 2019 - 12:44:43

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Sci-Fi > Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Film Tie-in Edition review

« Hell or High Water reviewHell or High WaterLive Bait reviewLive Bait »

Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 654 - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Film Tie-in Edition
Written by Douglas Adams (Afterword by Robbie Stamp)

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Film Tie-in Edition
Price:
$24.95
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
Any good Bookseller

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Film Tie-in Edition product reviews

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that moring, this seems already to be more that he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures, starring Sam Rockwell as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Mos Def as Ford Prefect, Zooey Deschanel as Trillian, Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent and Bill Nighy as Slartibartfast. John Malkovich and Anna Chancellor play new characters developed especially for the film by Adams himself. This film tie-in edition of Douglas Adams perennially popular novel includes an Afterword by Robbie Stamp, Executive Producer on the movie and a close friend of Douglas Adams. He explains how after twenty-five years the film finally came to be made, and describes how the cast and crew were assembled. Also included are exclusive star interviews, as well as movie stills and on-set photography from filming.

This combination of Douglas Adams' classic novel with behind-the-sences information is for all those who have been brought to Hitchhiker's by the brilliant film adaptation - as well as for those who have loved it in its radio, novel and television incarnations.

Check out Macmillan Publishers Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Macmillan Publishers Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account They do not have a Facebook page They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
-none-
Other listings you may be interested in:
How Not to Do Things - The Corporate Saboteur's GuidebookHow Not to Do Things - The Corporate Saboteur's Guidebook
Rating: 9.3
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Uranium Unicorns from UranusRicky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus
Rating: 8.6
The Seven Kites of MatarikiThe Seven Kites of Matariki
Rating: 8.6
Whacker McCracker's VineyardWhacker McCracker's Vineyard
Rating: 9.8
EJ 12 Girl Hero #20: True LightEJ 12 Girl Hero #20: True LightBoy vs Beast - Ice Mega-MutantBoy vs Beast - Ice Mega-Mutant
Rating: 9.0
Artemis Fowl: The Opal DeceptionArtemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
Rating: 9.9
FeverFever
Rating: 9.0
The Wayfarer Redemption : 1 : SinnerThe Wayfarer Redemption : 1 : Sinner
Rating: 7.0
The Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of SecretThe Underland Chronicles 4 - Gregor and the Marks of Secret
Rating: 8.6
Wolves of the Beyond - Lone WolfWolves of the Beyond - Lone Wolf
Rating: 6.0
Looking for JJLooking for JJ
Rating: 8.3
Dirty Bertie - Pirate!Dirty Bertie - Pirate!
Rating: 5.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of black-kat

Review by: black-kat (Dave)
Dated: 1st of August, 2005

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 10 out of 10

I was a bit apprehensive when I was handed this for review, being an avid Hitchhiker's fan I had seen the movie and was highly disappointed, so when I saw this was the "Film Tie-in" version I was not too sure what to expect......... Until I started reading and there was the Hitchhikers story we have all come to know and love. (NB: For those of you who have seen the movie but never read the book, heard the radio series or seen the television series then you may be a little confused, but stick with it, it's well worth it.)

Having had the misfortune of never hearing the original radio series or it's sequel (If any one has a copy i'd love to hear it! Grin Icon) I was lucky enough to catch the television series on it's second airing here (Late at night on TV1) and was immediately hooked, I was off to the local book store soon after hunting down this amazing piece of comedy/scifi.

Obviously with a comedy/science fiction book the "Level of Realisim" rating probably doesn't fit, but Douglas Adams does such a fine job of describing his technology that you almost wish it could be real, as it sounds just so amazingly fun.

Whilst the extra stuff at the back of the book does make for interesting reading it's not really the main reason this book will be acquring a well earned place on my bookshelf.

Now if only the publishers see fit to release the other four books in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy i'd be set. Smile Icon

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 4920: The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering Christmas -  Author: R.A. Spratt

Product image for The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering ChristmasThis is not a survival guide to Christmas. This is a guide to conquering the Yuletide season! That's right, it is time to take a stand - don't suffer through another year of brussels sprouts, gift-wrapped socks and slobbery kisses from great aunts who forget to put their teeth in. Take control of your Christmas and put the happy back in your holiday, using the handy hints, games and inspiring stories within this book.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
Rita Rudner

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream