And here I thought we’d be returning to normalcy, but doesn’t appear as if we ever get that in the Lounge. With the new television season starting, I figured August was gearing everyone up for it, but it seems as if September is too. Be sure to check out the debut seasons of a few series including Life, Eli Stone, and The Big Bang Theory. Fans of The Office, Supernatural, and Desperate Housewives. Don’t ask for much in way of film because you’re getting more sports’ titles this week then those with the releases of the World Series Triple Pack and Red Sox Triple Pack. But if you’re like me, then one title will surely stand out to you and that’s having the Ghost Hunters Live At The Waverly Sanatorium. Start raking up your leaves early, get your pen and paper, and come home to watch any of these great titles as the wind begins to blow a little cooler outside.
September 2, 2008
Art Of Travel
Conner Layne is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, just not the one he planned on. Having discovered that his fiancé is having an affair with his best friend, he dumps her at the altar and heads off on his honeymoon solo. While experiencing the wonders that South America has to offer, he meets a friendly couple — Darlene and her husband Christopher who are planning to cross the Darien Gap, a 100-mile-long streak of undeveloped jungle, in record time with a ragtag group of foreigners. Conner decides to join the group of adventurers journeying through perilous landscape for the quest of a lifetime.
DVD Features: Trailers
The Big Bang Theory – The Complete First Season
University physicists Leonard and Sheldon know whether to use an integral or a differential to solve the area under a curve. But they don’t have a clue about girls. Or dating. Or clothes. Or parties. Or having fun. Or, basically…life. So when a pretty blonde named Penny moves in the apartment across the hall, the guys decide to get an education outside of the classroom. Boys, you have a lot to learn.
DVD Features: All 17 episodes from the first season
Cheers: The Tenth Season
NORM and the rest of your favorite bar buddies are back in the place where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came. One of the most successful sitcoms of all time barely ever took place anywhere else but in the famous bar, but it never failed to entertain either.
DVD Features: All 10 episodes from the tenth season
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fourth Season
All of the drama, betrayal, and hilarity of Wisteria Lane is back again as the beautiful women in the neighborhood take part in any backstabbing, undercutting, and shameless flaunting of their bodies to get what they want. The Emmy award winning show is back for a fourth season full of shocking twists.
DVD Features: All 17 episodes from the fourth season, behind the scenes, featurettes
Eli Stone: The Complete First Season
Follow Eli Stone on his quirky quest for answers in this exciting and upbeat comedic drama. When Eli awakens to an unending George Michael soundtrack that only he can hear, gets dive-bombed by a World War I biplane on a busy San Francisco street, and faces a fire-breathing dragon outside his office window, there are two possible explanations: delusions caused by a potentially fatal brain aneurysm or the chance that something greater is at work. He might just be a prophet sent to change the world.
DVD Features: All 13 episodes from the first season, bloopers, behind the scenes, extended pilot episode, audio commentary, numerous featurettes
Ghost Hunters: Live From The Waverley Sanatorium
Jason, Grant, Steve, and the rest of the TAPS crew were together on Halloween in 2007 at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky for an investigation like no other. Joined by ECW superstar Elijah Burke and armed with cameras, recorders, and other great pieces of ghost hunting equipment; they set out to determine just how haunted the place truly is. And trust me when I say you won’t believe your eyes.
DVD Features: Trailers
Ghost Whisperer: The Third Season
Melinda Gordon lives in a small town where life is normal except that she has the ability to talk to ghosts. With her unique talent, Melinda does everything she can to help these ghosts get some kind of closure so they can rest peacefully and so things don’t get too dangerous for her and others.
DVD Features: All 18 episodes from the third season
Life: Season One
While spending 12years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, police officer Charlie Crews developed some curious coping skills, including a Zen-like calm and a detached, quizzical approach to reality’s many injustices. When he’s exonerated and released with a bag full of money, Crews buys a big house, a great car, and, unpredictably, opts to returns to the force and use his new personality quirks to help solve crimes. As Crews navigates his newly re-claimed life, he bumps up against the members of the force who remain unconvinced of his innocence; throughout this first season, the detective gets close to department secrets that may have had something to do with his false imprisonment.
DVD Features: All 22 episodes from the first season, audio commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers
Set in 1949, the story opens into a picturesque, affluent suburb where Harry Allen resides with his wife, Pat. But there’s trouble brewing beyond the perfect picket fences. Harry has fallen deeply in love with a blonde beauty named Kay. He confesses his secret to his longtime bachelor friend, Richard, and even introduces Richard to the lovely Kay. Unfortunately for Harry, Richard is instantly smitten, and makes up his mind that he will do whatever it takes to win Kay for himself. Harry, meanwhile, continues to plot ways to escape his marriage, though he fears leaving Pat will destroy her. He soon decides the most humane thing would be to dispose of her the old-fashioned way, with the aid of a little poison. While he debates on when to make his move, we learn that Pat actually has a few secrets of her own.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, alternate endings
Witness a rare and fascinating glimpse into the world of live-action role playing, known as LARPing, as people act out the real-life version of the videogame phenomenon, ‘World of Warcraft.’ In this award-winning documentary, gamer stereotypes are simultaneously shattered and confirmed. Immerse yourself in a world completely unlike our own; a world built upon fantasy, chivalry, and imagination; a place where you can be anything, dress however, and have almost any power. This is the true story of NERO Seattle, one of over 60 LARPing franchises with thousands of members in North America.
DVD Features: None
The Office: Season Four
Boss Michael Scott and his entire office full of miscreants are back as he somehow further alienates himself from his employees. The fourth season is full of great and hilarious episodes including one scripted by the creators of the original British comedy of the same name.
DVD Features: All 14 episodes from the fourth season
Pride 32: The Real Deal
The event took place on October 21, 2006, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the first PRIDE event to be held outside of Japan, and in front of an audience of 11,727. Since the event took place in Nevada, PRIDE had to modify its rules to follow Nevada’s version of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts for this event. PRIDE followed Nevada’s MMA rules for the most part, in effect using the same rules as other promotions in Nevada like the UFC, but it used a ring to stage contests and prohibited elbows as it already did in its own rules.
DVD Features: Behind the scenes
Witness as two assistant managers begin dueling for the same promotion within their Chicago-area grocery chain. Doug is initially so sure the job is his that he takes all sorts of financial risks to impress his wife. Richard is a transfer from Canada with an addiction to self-help tapes, plus has a druggie biker past he needs to keep under wraps as the interview process heats up and the undercutting begins.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, behind the scenes, trailers
Red Sox Triple Pack
Think you know everything there is to know about your Sox? Well, guess again. Enjoy three great titles as they take you through all there is in the world of the Boston Red Sox. Including:
“Red Sox Memories” The spectacular successes and memorable characters of the Boston Red Sox are legendary in the annals of baseball history.
“2007 World Series Highlights”
Extensive coverage and highlights from the 103rd World Series are featured on this program.
“Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Ultimate Rivalry”
There is no rivalry in baseball like the one played in the shadows of The Bleacher Creatures and the Green Monster.
DVD Features: Interviews
Road House (Fox Film Noir)
When you find someone that you want to be with; sometimes you’re willing to let nothing stand in your way. A psychotic road house owner becomes insanely jealous when the coarse lounge singer falls in love with his bitter enemy.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, trailers, interactive features, photo gallery, featurettes
Supernatural – The Complete Third Season
Sam and Dean Winchester are still trying to deal with the mysterious disappearance of their father and figure out the supernatural events linking it to their mother’s death years ago by a poltergeist.
DVD Features: All 16 episodes from the third season, short cast segments, gag reel, “A Look Inside The Classic 1967 Chevy Impala” featurette, “From Legends To Reality” featurette, bonus digital copy of entire season
World Series Triple Pack
All of the excitement, drama and life-changing moments from the last three World Series are here in the official World Series DVD releases from Major League Baseball. Only one team earns the right to call themselves winners World Series Highlights showcase all of the blood, sweat and tears that go into the title of “World Champions”.
2007 World Series Highlights: Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox
2006 World Series Highlights: Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
2005 World Series Highlights: Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros
DVD Features: Interviews