Inside Pulse » Life http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse » Life http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com Keith Richards Apologizes To Mick Jagger http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/16/keith-richards-apologizes-to-mick-jagger/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/16/keith-richards-apologizes-to-mick-jagger/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:13:02 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=293083 Keith Richards has apologized to Mick Jagger for comments made in his 2010 autobiography, Life.   The pair were interviewed for the new issue of Rolling Stone together, and Mick talked about excluding Keith from the business end of the band and how he regretted it.  This prompted an apology from Keith over his comments in the book.  Meanwhile an apology for his acting job in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies is hopefully still forthcoming.
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Daily Disc Deal: Life (U.K. Version) Blu-ray Release Only $27.99 http://insidepulse.com/2011/04/22/daily-disc-deal-life-u-k-version-blu-ray-release-only-27-99/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/04/22/daily-disc-deal-life-u-k-version-blu-ray-release-only-27-99/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:10:59 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=244891

Tired of people telling you to go green? You may rethink that once you take a gander at Life from the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit. The crew that gave us Planet Earth delivers another stellar documentary, ten parts in all. Narrated by David Attenborough, the Blu-ray set is comprised of four discs with a running time of 550 minutes.

Amazon is offering Life (U.K. Version) for just $27.99 (60% off its suggested list price).

Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continentand in every habitat, Life is the latest wildlife blockbuster from the BBC’s award-winning Natural History Unit, the producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet. Packed with excitement, revelation, entertainment, and stunning screen firsts, this breathtaking ten-part epic presents 130incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world. Discover theglorious variety of life onEarth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action; individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment, pushing the boundaries of behavior.

If you don’t have this in your collection, well your home theater is definitely missing out on some extraordinary visuals. Click the image below and take advantage of this offer today.






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Blu-ray Deal of the Week: National Geographic Ultimate High Definition Collection Only $34.99 http://insidepulse.com/2010/12/19/blu-ray-deal-of-the-week-national-geographic-ultimate-high-definition-collection-only-34-99/ http://insidepulse.com/2010/12/19/blu-ray-deal-of-the-week-national-geographic-ultimate-high-definition-collection-only-34-99/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:30:51 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=228313 Planet Earth or Life should definitely consider this for the HD visuals alone. ]]>
For Amazon’s Blu-ray Deal of the Week the online retailer has selected a box set containing six documentaries from National Geographic. From now until Christmas Day, you can order the National Geographic Ultimate High Definition Collection for $34.99 (that’s 59% off the suggested list price). These last few months the set had been selling for around $55, so to save an extra $20 that’s not a bad deal at all.

Programs include: Atmospheres: Earth, Air & Water, Relentless Enemies, Kingdom of the Blue Whale, Rhino Rescue, Extreme, Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Click here to order the six-disc set today.

Again, this deal lasts now thru December 25th.
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Life – DVD Review http://insidepulse.com/2010/07/05/life-dvd-review/ http://insidepulse.com/2010/07/05/life-dvd-review/#comments Mon, 05 Jul 2010 13:00:08 +0000 http://movies.insidepulse.com/?p=192779 Planet Earth premiered, they started work on their next nature series called Life.]]>

The Discovery Channel is not new to the nature documentary game. Planet Earth is the most famous series, but that aired four years ago. Technology changes every day, so you knew that the Discovery Channel team would not sit back and rest on their successes. So as soon as Planet Earth premiered they started work on their next nature series: Life.

Shot over the course of 3,000 days, footage was culled from all seven continents and in every habitat.

The overall theme of this series is the struggle for survival. Each episode mainly consists of showing a large number of animals obtaining food, predators and prey interacting with each, mating rituals, parenting skills and adapting to their surroundings. There really is no overall story arc as each individual segment is not necessarily connected with each other. That is probably the biggest negative of this series, but fortunately that also means there is no preachy message that the people behind this film hope to pound home.

Spanning 150 different segments that last 3 to 4 minutes each, there is a a considerable upgrade in video quality. Everything was filmed in high-definition video with some filming techniques that technologically weren’t available in the past. The US Discovery Channel version of Life is narrated by Oprah Winfrey while the BBC UK version was narrated by David Attenborough.

What is great about this series, though, are the visuals. Many thought Planet Earth was amazing to watch. Life has just stepped things up to an unbelievable level. This is what high-definition television was made for.

Life is perhaps the best nature documentary series to date. With new technology and improved visuals, this is perhaps the closest you will ever get to these animals in their natural environment. There is no real consistent storyline to tie everything together from episode to episode, but that also means there is no preachy message either. So in the end Life is entertaining series for the whole family. If you have watched this yet, you need to go rent it now. It also gets a definite must-buy recommendation as well, unless you hate animals.

Episodes:

Disc One:

Episode 1 – The Challenges of Life
Introducing the extraordinary things animals and plants must do in order to survive and thrive. Witness capuchin monkeys smashing open palm nuts with stone ëhammersí, hippos launching from the water into the air and chameleons stealing prey from a spider’s web. Sprint with cheetahs as they band together to tackle ostriches; watch dolphins form perfect rings of mud to trap fish and swim with a seal as it struggles to escape attacking killer whales in the ice of Antarctica.

Episode 2 – Reptiles and Amphibians
From icy wastes to arid deserts, reptiles and amphibians have used their ancient, cold-blooded body plan along with sophisticated behavioral innovations to master the harshest environments on the planet. See Komodo dragons hunting buffalo, sea snakes with one of the most toxic venoms in the world that breed in caves, the seemingly suicidal leaps of a waterfall toad, the tender giant African bull frog that digs water channels to save not only its own young, but that of others too; and lizards that can walk on water.

Episode 3 – Mammals
New filming techniques reveal behavior that was previously impossible to capture in extreme locations. Fly among one of the largest migrations on Earth, as more than ten million fruit bats leave the Congo basin and converge in a few special trees in Zambia to feed, sprint with the tiny, extraordinary-looking sengi as it escapes a predatory lizard, see 30 polar bears gather to feed on a bowhead whale carcass and witness the biggest fight on Earth: male humpback whales battling for a female.

Disc Two:

Episode 4 – Fish
Fish can fly, sense electricity, swim at over 100mph and even walk on land. From the open ocean to coral reef and storm-ravaged surf to the freshwater springs of Kenya, swim with sharks, mudskippers and convict fish. See the hilariously named ìsarcastic fringe-headî fighting for its home territory; hunt with sailfish; glide with flying fish; enter the secret world of courting sea-dragons; and even join the epic journey of the tiny, cliff-climbing goby.

Episode 5 – Birds
Birds are supremely adaptable, capable not only of flying at phenomenal speeds and covering great distances, but of displaying a murderous nature, running on water in pursuit of love and even of building intricate structures. Using aerial camera techniques, Life flies with the birds and explores their incredible diversity and behavior: dodging the piratical frigate birds; soaring with the lammergeyers; dancing with a thousand flamingos in the lakes of Africa; and witnessing the extraordinary displays of spatula-tailed hummingbirds, western grebes and bowerbirds as they all attempt to attract a mate.

Episode 6 – Insects
Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. The key to their success is their unique ability to reshape themselves. They possess fearsome weapons, yet can display surprising tenderness and sophisticated behavior. Take to the skies with millions of monarch butterflies in Mexico, see a beetle spray boiling chemicals at its enemies, witness giant bees fight to the death over females, join the marching columns of grass cutter ants and spend a jeopardy-filled day with damsel flies.

Disc Three:

Episode 7 – Hunters and Hunted
Every day, in the jungles, grasslands, deserts and frozen wastelands, battles are won, fought and lost between carnivores and their prey. See cheetahs join forces to bring down an ostrich, a tiny stoat take on a rabbit ten times its size, elephant seal pups snatched from their nursery pool by a killer whale, the antics of a squirrel as it outwits a rattlesnake and at an amazing 2,000 frames per second, the strike of a bulldog bat flying at 60 mph.

Episode 8 – Creatures of the Deep
Using specially developed underwater tracking time-lapse techniques, LIFE takes a journey to the uncharted corners of the ocean. It’s here the newest discoveries are being made and the strangest creatures live, from huge spider crabs which gather in their thousands, seeking safety in numbers as they shed their protective shell, to cross-dressing giant squid. Join a 250-strong pack of Humboldt squid on a hunting expedition, see the ultimate self-sacrifice of a Pacific giant octopus mother who starves to death tending her young and dive under the permanent ice of Antarctica to see a seething carpet of starfish as they devour a seal pup carcass.

Episode 9 – Plants
The drama of the plant world is impossible to view with the naked eye. But using the latest time-lapse technology, all is revealed: how a Venus flytrap snaps shut and imprisons its prey and how the animal-like grasping hooks of the cat’s claw creeper and the sticky pads of the Boston ivy help in their fight for light. Fly with the seed that inspired the design of gliders, watch the fastest growing plant on Earth rocket up two feet a day and discover the water-trapping abilities of the bizarre dragon’s blood tree, which oozes red sap from its branches.

Disc Four:

Episode 10 – Primates
Primates are uniquely intelligent ñ engaging in problem solving, communication, tool use and intimate social interplay. Primates are uniquely intelligent, engaging in problem solving, communication, tool use and intimate social interplay. In the Congo, meet a tightly bound group of western lowland gorillas led by an ancient silverback, whose chest-beating sends shockwaves more than a mile through the undergrowth. See grey Phayreís leaf-monkey mothers in Thailand battling for the privilege to babysit bright orange newborns, encounter the violent disputes of a thousand hamadryas baboons and join chacma baboons shark egg hunting on the coast of South Africa.

Episode 11 – The Making of Life
This special behind-the-scenes episode showcases the exhaustive, remarkable and record-breaking efforts by the LIFE filmmaking team to bring the breathtaking images of intimate animal and plant behavior to the screen.

The video is given in anamorphic widescreen color with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The transfer is fantastic. The visuals are stunning, and the standard definition enough looks just about as good as it was on TV. Obviously, the Blu-ray version is a little better, but this version is not bad.

The audio included is available in English 5.1 Surround sound. There are subtitles available in English, French, and Spanish as well. The dialogue and music come out loud and clear. No major problems here either.

“Life on Location” Featurettes
This is 10 video diaries that expand on the behind-the-scenes footage. They show how hard the crew worked to put this series together. Cameramen and filmmakers were often torn between excitement for getting an amazing shot and empathy for watching animals get hunted up close.

Deleted Scenes
This is 18 minutes worth of scenes that didn’t make the final cut of this series. All of them would probably be shocking for younger viewers to watch as various animals get eaten by other animals. There is some other interesting stuff in here as well, so definitely check these out.

“Music Only” Viewing Option
Here you can turn off Oprah Winfrey’s commentary, and just watch the show with the music playing only. That might please Oprah haters.

This nature series is a must-watch, even if you haven’t enjoyed nature shows in the past. Life is never boring, and you won’t be disappointed by watching this. Recommended purchase for sure.


BBC Earth Home Video presents Life. Created by BBC Natural History Unit, Mike Gunston, and Susan Winslow. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey. Running time: 484 minutes. Rated: NOT RATED. Released on DVD: June 1, 2010.




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Life's Sarah Shahi To Star in USA's Pilot, Facing Kate http://insidepulse.com/2009/11/09/lifes-sarah-shahi-to-star-in-usas-pilot-facing-kate/ http://insidepulse.com/2009/11/09/lifes-sarah-shahi-to-star-in-usas-pilot-facing-kate/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:51:42 +0000 http://tv.insidepulse.com/?p=176998 Sarah Shahi is getting a new Life within the NBC Universal family.

Shahi, who starred in NBC’s Life the past two seasons, has landed the title role in USA’s pilot Facing Kate. She’ll be playing a lawyer who, after getting a divorce, shifts careers and becomes a mediator, the HR says. Sitcom veteran Michael Sardo (Wings, Caroline in the City) is writing the script.

Shahi’s credits also include The L Word, NBC’s sitcom Teachers and Alias.

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Life Is Over At NBC http://insidepulse.com/2009/05/05/life-is-over-at-nbc/ http://insidepulse.com/2009/05/05/life-is-over-at-nbc/#comments Tue, 05 May 2009 23:16:47 +0000 http://primetimepulse.com/?p=76287 The fates of Chuck and Law & Order may still be up in the air, but NBC was definitive about one on-the-fence show at its upfront presentation Monday: Life will not get a third season.

“It will not be coming back,” was NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman’s short and to-the-point statement on the show’s fate, which came in response to a question about it at the network’s upfront presentation in New York Monday. The LA Times and numerous others reported the cancellation.

It’s not a huge surprise. The series, which starred Damian Lewis as eccentric L.A. detective Charlie Crews, averaged only about 6.2 million viewers in its second season, where it split time between Wednesday and Friday nights (along with a brief tryout on Mondays at the beginning of the season).

The show had faded from discussion of NBC’s bubble shows over the past week as reports focused attention on Chuck, Law & Order and Medium — which isn’t officially renewed, despite earlier reports. All three of those shows are reportedly still in contention for spots on the NBC schedule. The network says it will announce additional pickups, along with its lineup for next season, on Tuesday, May 19.

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Life Gets Picked Up For A Full Second Season! http://insidepulse.com/2008/11/09/life-gets-picked-up-for-a-full-second-season/ http://insidepulse.com/2008/11/09/life-gets-picked-up-for-a-full-second-season/#comments Sun, 09 Nov 2008 23:51:01 +0000 http://primetimepulse.com/?p=74702 The ratings for Life’s Wednesday debut this week weren’t great, but they were good enough to earn the show a full season on NBC.

The network announced late Friday that it’s picking up nine more episodes of the second-year cop show, which stars Damian Lewis. The move comes after the series showed signs of ratings improvement following a move from Friday to Wednesday nights.

“This unique crime drama continues to offer consistent and compelling stories each week,” says Teri Weinberg, executive vice president of NBC Entertainment. “We love ‘Life’ and are thrilled that we get to see more of these characters and amazing new cases.”

Wednesday’s episode drew about 5.9 million viewers, in line with what Life had been averaging on Friday nights. Its performance among adults 18-49, however, improved by 33 percent, from a 1.5 average on Fridays to 2.0. The show also grew in its second half-hour coming off a weak Knight Rider lead-in.

The show is the second of NBC’s sophomore class to earn a full-season pickup; the network picked up the back nine episodes of Chuck before the season started. First-year shows Knight Rider and Kath & Kim have also earned full seasons.

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Life: Season One – DVD Review http://insidepulse.com/2008/10/07/life-season-one-dvd-review/ http://insidepulse.com/2008/10/07/life-season-one-dvd-review/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:02:39 +0000 http://thedvdlounge.com/?p=77261

After over saturating the television landscape with countless procedural shows with typical case-of-the-week stories, the networks have finally started to change the recipe. Now we’re starting to see an influx of similarly thematic shows that focus on weekly cases, but now include a quirky character defect and overarching plots that take up the entire season. Much like what the USA Network has been toying around with for the past few years. This is the exact type of thing that viewers like me who can’t get into the dry, repetitive whodunit’s needed to start watching the big four during prime time again.

After spending twelve years in a federal maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Charlie Crews emerged out of the state pen with a new outlook on Life, a handsome settlement fee, and a shiny new detective badge. Now out, he sees just how much was taken away from him, and he’s not too happy. Having lost his job, his former partner, his wife, and over a decade of freedom, the only people to never give up on Charlie were his defense Attorney, Constance, and a fellow inmate, Ted, charged with the white collar crime of insider trading. Now, the unconventional police officer-turned-convict-turned-detective secretly tries to uncover the truth behind why he was set up, while re-adjusting to a Life without bars and chain link fences.

Having its first season cut short due to the writers strike does appear to hastily ramp up the need to reveal some of the seasons big secrets during the final episodes. Making the overall experience of watching the three discs worth of episodes satisfying, wrapping up in a way that doesn’t feel overly compressed or distilled down to a point where character and entertainment get sidelined. One reason for this is most likely due to the fact that the whole cover up behind Charlie’s wrongful incarceration appears to go farther down the rabbit hole than the show leads you to believe. Presumably providing for quite a few seasons worth of Crews getting the chance to serve up some zen justice.

There were a couple stumbles along the season, with a few episodes where the main storylines weren’t the most interesting or grabbing and, with only eleven episodes, tend to stick out like a sore thumb. One example of this being an episode where, if memory serves correct, ran during NBC’s “Green Week”. Where Charlie has a vision of owning solar fields (which are never mentioned ever again), and has to solve a kidnapping case which–I kid you not–revolves around a lot of police personnel sitting around a TV watching someone play a video game very enthusiastically so that they can access a hidden file on the hard drive. It’s probably the worst of the bunch, really taking the show down a level.

As the show goes on, though, we begin to see deeper complexities to the characters, slowly revealing how they’re all interconnected in a much larger picture. Hopefully that means the show in future seasons will start to turn the focus more so on the conspiracy and less on crime of the week plots. Life is exactly what NBC has been desperately needing on their line-up. A post modern cop show that isn’t afraid to include a few winks and nods at the structure and cliches of the procedural genre.


I still amazes me how advances in compression technology manage to cram three hours worth of content onto a DVD with such minimal loss in quality. The 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers spread across the three discs all look fantastic, with only some signs of edge enhancement and minor compression artifacts.

Much like many new shows on TV, Life features an English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. The show makes ample use of all five speakers and done a fine job setting the mood and tone.


The DVD set for Life: Season One is devoid of much substance. From the five commentary tracks all the way down to a feature that focuses on the veritable types of fruit featured, it lacks any essential information about the series itself. Inside you’ll find the aforementioned commentaries which included key cast and crew member, but has a very laid back and casual tone. Life Beginnings (8:17) and Life’s Questions Answered (5:23) are the main sources of substantial discussion and focuses on the overarching conspiracy storyline and general basis of the show. After that we get a couple Deleted Scenes (2:06, total) which, while not without their charm, are forgettable. Fruits of Life (:43), as I said earlier, takes a peek at all the fruits that have found their way onto the show. It’s about as entertaining as a feature of its kind can be. Lastly we have a Blooper Reel (1:01) and a collection of production stills in a very poorly titled Still Life gallery.


Much like what the USA Network has been toying around with for the past few years, NBC has finally put some faith in a character-based show that bends the traditional cop genre. The truncated first season may have forced the writers hands in revealing some big secrets, but the mystery remains intriguing and that’s what counts. Life comes recommended, but the lack of extras is a disappointment.

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Universal Studios presents Life: Season One. Created by Rand Ravich. Starring Adam Arkin, Damian Lewis, Robin Weigert, Brooke Langton, Sarah Shahi. Running time: 7 hours 56 minutes. Not Rated. Released on DVD: September 2, 2007. Available at Amazon.com.

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Hitting Shelves This Week… http://insidepulse.com/2008/09/02/hitting-shelves-this-week-26/ http://insidepulse.com/2008/09/02/hitting-shelves-this-week-26/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:00:01 +0000 http://thedvdlounge.com/?p=75810 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















Married Life

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















Monster Camp

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















The Promotion

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














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***However, schedule is subject to change at any moment***


24 -
Season 7 likely postponed until January ’09.

30 Rock -
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Aliens in America -
Eight pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Back to You -
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD*.

Battlestar Galactica -
Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD.

The Big Bang Theory -
Expected to shoot 5 to 9 new episodes to air in April/May.

Big Love -
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in March. Airdate info is TBD.

Big Shots -
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bionic Woman -
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bones -
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Boston Legal -
Expected to shoot 6 to 8 new episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters -
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 4 or 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Burn Notice -
Production on Season 2 expected to get under way in late April. New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Chuck -
No new episodes until fall.

The Closer -
Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case -
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in April/May.

Criminal Minds -
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI -
Expected to shoot 4 to 8 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

CSI: Miami -
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

CSI: NY -
Expected to shoot 4 to 8 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

Desperate Housewives -
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money -
No new episodes planned until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

ER -
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

Everybody Hates Chris -
Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Friday Night Lights -
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

The Game -
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 8 or 9 additional episodes to air in March/April/May.

Ghost Whisperer -
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Girlfriends -
Two pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected, although a special one-hour series finale is being discussed.

Gossip Girl -
Expected to shoot 5 or 6 episodes to air in April/May/June.

Greek -
Kicks off second half of Season 1 on March 24. Still awaiting Season 2 pickup.

Grey’s Anatomy -
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes -
No new episodes expected until fall.

House -
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother -
Expected to shoot 5 to 9 new episodes to air in April/May.

Jericho -
Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Journeyman -
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Las Vegas -
Two pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Law & Order -
Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent -
Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.

Law & Order: SVU -
Expected to shoot an indeterminate number of episodes to air in spring.

Life -
No new episodes expected until fall.

Life Is Wild -
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost -
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Five additional episodes could air this season.

Medium -
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot additional episodes for this season.

Men in Trees -
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain, the first of which airs Feb. 27. No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight -
Could produce a handful of new episodes to air in April/May.

My Name Is Earl -
Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

NCIS -
Expected to shoot 5 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

The New Adventures of Old Christine -
Seven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Nip/Tuck -
Season 5 concludes Feb. 19. Production on the show’s eight-episode sixth season expected to start up this summer. Airdate TBD.

Numbers -
Expected to shoot 5 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

October Road -
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

The Office -
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

One Tree Hill -
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 or 6 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Prison Break -
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice -
Slim chance it could return with 4 or 5 new episodes this season. Either way, it’ll be back in the fall.

Pushing Daisies -
No new episodes until fall.

Reaper -
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 or 6 additional episodes to air in April/May.

The Riches -
Seven-episode second season kicks off March 18.

Rules of Engagement
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 additional episodes to air in March/April/May.

Samantha Who? -
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 3 episodes to air this spring, likely after Dancing with the Stars.

Saturday Night Live -
Returns Feb. 23.

Scrubs -
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they’ll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Shark -
Expected to shoot as many as four new episodes to air in April/May. Future beyond that TBD.

The Shield -
Final season already shot. Airdate TBD.

Smallville -
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural -
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 4 or 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles -
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Two and a Half Men -
Expected to shoot 5 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

Ugly Betty -
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Without a Trace -
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

Women’s Murder Club -
No new episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

* TBD = To be determined

Credit: TV Guide
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