This would have to be the greatest DVD release date of the year and not just because of what is actually hitting store shelves, but because it is also my birthday. So while you’re out shopping for my gift, you could take a look at the horror that is Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem or the romantic comedy stylings in Juno. Perhaps you’d like to grab me another season of Melrose Place or the third volume of American Dad! There are so many different things you could pick up for me, so I saved you some trouble and have your shopping list all ready for you.
April 15, 2008
Alien Nation – Ultimate Movie Collection
The success of the 1988 feature film Alien Nation spawned a franchise that included a TV show and a series of made-for-TV films. Each installment in the series is based around a future incarnation of Los Angeles, in which humans and aliens enjoy an uneasy relationship as they are forced to live together. All five made-for-TV films are included in this set.
DVD Features: Outtakes, behind the scenes, making ofs, photo galleries,
Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem (Unrated Edition)
The race for supremacy has now fallen upon the residents of a small town in Antarctica as they find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war between the prey-seeking Predators and the queen-loving Aliens.
DVD Features: Audio commentaries, alternate/deleted scenes
Check out Rob Sutton’s review here.
American Dad, Volume Three
Think your family is dysfunctional? Then take a look at Smith family as they’re back for the third installment where they deal with such issues as gun control, role-playing games, adoption, and the everyday normal life of living with a talking fish and an alien.
DVD Features: Audio commentaries, alternate and deleted scenes, behind the scenes, multiple angles, and numerous featurettes
College Hill: Interns
What happens when a group of college students land prestigious internships in the hallowed halls of corporate America? Viewers are about to find out in this BET reality series that follows its cast of coeds through the foibles and frustrations of the professional workplace. Through hair-raising challenges, tense eliminations, and requisite hook-ups, it’ll be a rocky road on the way to success.
DVD Features: Cast audition reel, reject reel, “A Day With Soulja Boy” featurette
In the Name of the King – A Dungeon Siege Tale
No matter what the costs are, a man will do anything for his family. In this story it is a man named Farmer who sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son; two acts committed by a race of animal-warriors called the Krugs who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
DVD Features: Deleted/extended scenes, behind the scenes
Juno (Two-Disc Special Edition with Digital Copy)
For teenagers, high school is hard enough to deal with on its own with peer pressure, schoolwork, dances, sports, and everything else that can possibly add stress to their lives. For Juno, it also now contains the added burden of getting pregnant after a one night stand with her best friend Paulie.
DVD Features: Single disc version also available, alternate/deleted scenes, audio commentaries, behind the scenes, outtakes, trailers, numerous featurettes
Check out Kubryk’s review here.
Loch Ness Terror
No one has ever managed to provide evidence of the infamous Loch Ness monster, but a cryptozoologist finally tracks the creature down in this fast-paced action feature. Nessie as she’s come to be called, has always been seen as a gentle creature, but scientists soon learn that she isn’t so docile and also may not be the only one of her kind.
DVD Features: Making of, first episode of Episode Of Blood
Melrose Place The Fourth Season
Living in a small complex seems as if it would be just perfect for anyone looking to lead a quiet life full of no stress and relaxation. It is anything but that at Melrose Place as love, lust, deception, dreams, and so much more inhabit the lives of the young tenants.
DVD Features: All 32 episodes from the fourth season
SpongeBob SquarePants – Pest of the West
Spongebob SquarePants has always been a resident of Bikini Bottom. As far as he knows that is. He feels there may be more to his life so he ventures out to research his family tree and see if there is any truth to the rumor that his history may trace back to the Old West.
DVD Features: Bonus shorts, original animatic
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Broadway)
Before there was Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, there was George Hearns and Angela Lansbury. The demon barber of fleet street first had a spot on Broadway in this musical that ran on stage for a long time before ever being made into a feature film.
DVD Features: None
Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 2
Woody Woodpecker and his entire gang of zany friends are together in this gathering of over seventy-five different cartoon shorts. Chilly Willy, Buzz Buzzard, and Andy Panda are just a few of the favorites you’ll see in every hair-brained adventure-filled episode.
DVD Features: Bonus episodes, “Creating New Characters” featurette, “Timing A Cartoon” featurette, “Creating Woody Woodpecker” featurette, and much more