Hitting Shelves This Week…

Well if it isn’t television series, cowboy, and western week here at Hitting Shelves, then I don’t know what it is. New series sets of Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and Absolutely Fabulous are sure to get you cowboying up and prettying up! For those that like things a bit rougher around the edges, try some serious fighting titles from ESPN or UFC. And if you’re in the mood for comedy then you can get a hold of the family fun pack or an Eddie Murphy laughfest which will sure have everyone’s sides splitting. Lots of choices for all types of people this week so let’s get those list scribbled out and get spending.

May 27, 2008

Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Everythingabfabevery

Fit for a desert island, this massive collection packs everything any Ab Fab fan could possibly want, save for a dry martini. All five season of the hilarious BBC show are presented here, following two wisecracking friends, Edina and Patsy, as they stylishly stagger through life.

DVD Features: All 37 episodes from the entire series, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, outtakes, leopard print bookmark

Darfur Nowdarfurnow

Documentarian Ted Braun’s first theatrical work examines the genocide in Darfur through the eyes of six distinct individuals who are doing what they can to combat the situation. This is not a partisan film; it demonstrates how men and women in all walks of life and with various religious and political beliefs can come together to effect change.

DVD Features: Additional footage

Dario Argento Box Setdariobox

Buckets of blood, suspicious suspects, and stylish visuals–they’re so abundant in Dario Argento’s films that they nearly rival their body count. Master of the Italian “giallo” thriller; Argento’s films are both innovative and influential, providing the bloodstained blueprint for later slasher films. Included: Phenomena, Tenebre, The Card Player, Trauma, and Do You Like Hitchcock!

DVD Features: Interviews, extended scenes

The Eddie Murphy Comedy Collectioneddiecoll

Whether he’s playing one character or a dozen, Eddie Murphy can draw big laughs no matter what face he’s wearing. Sit down with the whole family for days full of laughs with this collection of some of Murphy’s funniest hits. Included: Bowfinger, Life, The Nutty Professor, and The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.

DVD Features: None

ESPN Ringside Rivalriesespnringside

If you’re in the mood for some of the greatest boxing matches of all time, then this is the collection for you. The two-disc set features insight and commentary from ESPN’s Brian Kenny, Burt Randolph Sugar and a panel of boxing experts.

DVD Features: Ali Vs. Frazier “Thrilla In Manilla”, LaMotta Vs. Robinson “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” uncut fights

Family Fun Pack Quadruple Featurefamilyfunpack

Get the whole family together and sit down for an entire weekend worth of fun with these four great films that are sure to make you come closer together and crack up laughing together. Included: Big Fat Liar, Johnny English, Thunderbirds, and Rocky And Bullwinkle.

DVD Features: None

Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2gunsmoke

Marshal Mat Dillon dons his six shooters and aims to keep the peace in the rough and rugged town of Dodge City. Experience the Wild West in the second volume from the huge second season in a series that lasted twenty long years.

DVD Features: Includes the remaining episodes from the second season

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2003) Volume 2hemanvol2

Go back in time with this 2003 series that focuses on the early years of Prince Adam as he just learns of his new powers to become the strongest man in the universe, He-Man. Not only that, but he faces off against his arch-enemy Skeletor and all of his evil counterparts for the first time.

DVD Features: Includes 13 episodes from the series, audio commentaries, behind the scenes, image galleries, and much more


Witness the story of two German families (one Jewish and the other which thrived under the Nazi regime) and the effect of the Nazi occupation on both of them in this tense and deeply disturbing dramatization of the horrible Nazi crimes of World War II.

DVD Features: None

Intervention: Season One Then And Nowintervention1

We all know someone who has had a problem sometime in their life. It could be something such as gambling or smoking, but then there are those who have problems so bad their families must intervene in order to save their lives. Go back to season one of Intervention and relive some of the cases seeing how the participants fared then and where they are now in their lives.

DVD Features: Selected episodes from the first season

Masters of Murder Collectionmastersmurder

Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Four of the most notorious names in the history of the world. The mere mention of any of them instills fear into the hearts of millions. Their lives and exploits are depicted here in this four disc set detailing their every sick move.

DVD Features: None


A group of Christian missionaries in Thailand are looking for assistance in helping the Karen people of Burma that are treated as slaves in a horrible warzone. John Rambo knows the group won’t make it out alive so he decides to help them.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, featurettes

Rawhide: Season Three, Vol. 1rawhide

Trail boss Gil Favor and his highly recognizable second-hand Rowdy Yates continue with the rest of their crew along a tumultuous cattle drive that brings them face to face with some interesting characters and plenty of danger.

DVD Features: Includes the first half of episodes from the third season

The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 2 (1937 – 1939)3stooges2

For years they provided some of the best slapstick comedy the world has ever seen and now it can be relived in all its face-smacking glory. Larry, Curly, and Moe try and survive one another although they could never make it without the others no matter what they say.

DVD Features: Includes a number of classic comedy shorts from the three years

Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 81: Breaking Point

The main event features Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira for UFC’s Interim World Heavyweight Championship. In addition you will see the much-anticipated UFC debut of former WWE Champion and NCAA national wrestling champion, Brock Lesnar fighting former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

DVD Features: Featurettes

Van Damme Action Pack Quadruple Featurevandamme4pack

“The Muscles from Brussels” was one of the biggest action stars to emerge from the 1990s–and one of the most underrated. No one could throw a punch, or hurl a roundhouse kick like Jean-Claude Van Damme–no one. Included here are Timecop, Street Fighter, Hard Target, and The Quest.

DVD Features: None