• This is crazy! You are teaching people how to make bombs.
  • You obviously haven't seen the DVD.
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  • Why is it so expensive?
  • This is a one-off, privately-produced program which is expected to sell in only limited quantities. Making and editing a video is an expensive business so we have to set the price at a level to make the effort, and time expended, worthwhile. The price per minute is admittedly much higher than a 'normal' film, but we'll never be able to sell the millions of copies that make most films viable.
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  • Why is it so cheap?
  • Yes, we know, compared to mainstream training films, it's amazingly cheap! Most training films have to sell at over 200 (US$ 320) to have any chance of being commercially successful. But we're not doing this to make lots of money, we're doing it because it's fun, intellectually satisfying, and hopefully will introduce our fascinating specialism to a large group of people. It's only a sideline; we don't have to live on the proceeds.
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  • What is PAL? Will my DVD player play your disc?
  • PAL is the standard television system used in the UK. It employs a frame rate of 25fps and an aspect ratio of approx 4:3. It is very different from the NTSC system used in the USA and elsewhere, and the SECAM system used in France. BUT most modern players are multi-standard and will play PAL discs. Please check your player before ordering.
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  • Is this DVD region-encoded?
  • No, it isn't. We are nice people and, unlike some in the film industry, don't want to try to control the distribution of this product to increase profits or otherwise attempt to rip-off the customer. The disc is completely region-free and will play in all PAL-capable machines worldwide.
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  • Can I buy it in the shops, or pay by cheque?
  • No, sorry, the DVD is only available via this web site, with payment by credit or debit card. If you are a commercial client who needs to raise a purchase order, we suggest that you purchase the DVD yourself then claim the cost on expenses. A proper VAT receipt is sent with all consignments. Sorry, but we're a small organisation and don't have the time to raise invoices for only 15.32 + VAT, then often chase big companies for payment!
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  • How long will it take to arrive?
  • We'll despatch within three days. Often sooner if the order doesn't cross either a weekend or any odd days that there is no one in the office, when we're all out blowing stuff up, or better, relaxing on some tropical beach. (Having just spent the day blowing stuff up.) For UK orders, we use first class mail, which *should* arrive next day. European air mail takes 2-3 days, the rest of the world 5-7 days.
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  • Why on earth is it rated certificate 15? Does it contain scenes of nubile women with no clothes on?
  • Sadly, no. Although we did think about that :-) We really have no idea why it was certified '15'; we expected a 'U'. The documentation states that it 'Contains explosives demonstrations'. That must be a one-off special classification! This means of course that if you are under 15 you may not order this product. But if you're under 15 you won't have a credit card anyway, so there.
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  • What if I don't like it? Can I have my money back?
  • No, you can't, sorry, not once you've opened it. We've made this rule to stop horrible, mean people buying the product, making a copy, then sending it back. We're not a big enough company to have the time or resources to be messed about like that, especially if it involves international shipping. But of course, if the disc is faulty in any way, we will immediately replace it without question. Plus, in accordance with European law, if you're an indecisive type who simply changes your mind, we'll refund your money if you return the DVD unopened.
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  • My son ordered this product. I'm concerned he may become a maniac. Will he?
  • No. Although mine did, the reasons were more to do with genetics than television.
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  • Is the DVD copy-protected?
  • Yes, it has standard copy-protection. However, we are not so daft as to believe that this will stop the determined disc hackers out there. If you make a copy for your own use, or a tape copy, for example to show at work where there is no DVD player, we don't really mind. But if you set up a deliberate pirating operation, just remember that the material we deal with on a daily basis destroys cities, and you will become our life-long enemy. So kindly consider the wisdom of your actions before proceeding.