Hitting Shelves This Week…

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July, but now it is time to head out to stores and pick up your favorite DVD hits. A lot of television DVD sets coming out this week as we have new seasons of Monk, Soul Food, The Batman, Psych, and many more. Building up for the release of The Dark Knight in theatres on July 18 comes Batman – Gotham Knight which brings together some of Hollywood’s greatest writers who create new adventures for the caped crusader. Tons of stuff for you to check out so scrounge up whatever pennies you didn’t spend on fireworks and zoom out to your nearest DVD stand. Err…store.

July 8, 2008


Based on the online smash hit, ‘305’ is a mockumentary detailing the misadventures of five not-so-brave members of the Spartan army charged with guarding a seemingly ordinary goat path. But when their actions lead to the death of King Leonidas and his army of 300 men, the five must find a way to redeem themselves and save Sparta from invasion.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, behind the scenes, bonus/deleted scenes, trailers, blooper reel

Batman – Gotham Knight (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)

Some of Hollywood’s hottest writers lend their talents to this richly animated Batman anthology, featuring entries by David Goyer, Josh Olson , and Alan Burnett. With six stories in all, Gotham Knight offers thrilling interpretations of the Caped Crusader, rendered in a style that recalls the dark and lurid lines of Japanese anime. Together, these interconnecting tales trace Batman from his early days battling evildoers in crime-plagued Gotham, to his later years as the metropolis’s trusted defender.

DVD Features: Single disc version also available, audio commentary, bonus episodes, “A Mirror For The Bat” featurette, “Batman And Me” featurette, sneak peeks

The Batman – The Complete Fifth Season

A young Bruce Wayne is still trying to cope with the life of being an eccentric millionaire by day and one of the most famous crime fighters by night. Donning the cape and cowl, Batman takes to the streets to keep Gotham City safe.

DVD Features: All 12 episodes from the fifth season, “Joining Forces” featurette, team-ups

Fastlane – The Complete Series

Van Ray and Deaq Hayes are cops, but they don’t carry badges. They’re more likely to carry a case full of Benjamins. Everything they need to fight high-end criminals, they get from the Candy Store ā€“ the armory of toys and bling confiscated from busted crime lords and used to help the cops pass as legit criminals.

DVD Features: All 22 episodes from the entire series

I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Fifth Season

It all started when astronaut Tony Nelson unexpectedly landed his one-man space capsule well outside of his designated zone and found himself on a deserted island with a mysterious bottle. A couple rubs and–poof!–there was Jeannie. She moved in with her new master and, in short order, the two fell in love. The rest, of course, is arm-folding, head-nodding history. Experience all the magical adventures in this the fifth and final season of the series.

DVD Features: All 26 episodes from the fifth season

Jake and the Fatman: Season One, Vol. 1

Jason Lochinvar “Fatman” McCabe is a rotund, cigar-chomping district attorney with a bulldog’s tenacity. Along with his suave investigator, Jake Styles, he secures convictions for some of Southern California’s most bewildering crimes, bringing to justice a despicable mix of killers, thieves, and rapists. Assisting the odd couple is Jake’s sunny assistant Derek, his fork-tongued secretary Gertrude, and of course his wrinkly old bulldog Max.

DVD Features: Episodes from the first half of season one

Jet Li’s Fearless: Director’s Cut

Born in the late 1800s to a martial-arts master in the Tianjin region of China, Huo Yianjia is not allowed to train at his father’s school because he has asthma. Later, as an adult, the self-taught Yianjia becomes a master in his own right with his own school and disciples. His only goal: to become the Champion of Tianjin–and he is willing to fight any and every challenger.

DVD Features: Deleted scenes, “A Fearless Journey” featurette

Monk – Season Six

Adrian Monk is back on the streets of San Francisco as one of the greatest and smartest detectives in the entire city, but he always takes a little bit longer solving his cases due to his intense obsessive compulsive disorder.

DVD Features: All 16 episodes from the sixth season, audio commentaries

Psych – The Complete Second Season

A would-be detective named Shawn and his reluctant best friend Gus start their own business together solving crimes after Shawn convinces the police he has psychic powers and can help solve cases. It’s really just his keen sense of observation, but shhhh…don’t tell them that.

DVD Features: All 16 episodes from the second season, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, featurettes

Soul Food: The Third Season

It isn’t always easy dealing with the outside world, but sometimes the bigger problems come from inside the home. Showtime’s popular dramatic series picks up where the 1997 film left off, dramatically chronicling the ups and downs of the Josephs, a close-knit black family living in Chicago.

DVD Features: All 10 episodes from the third season

Stargate Atlantis – The Complete Fourth Season

An international team of military personnel and scientists work together in outer space and happened upon a Stargate in the Pegasus Galaxy. Trying to research and examine this phenomenon, they end up in the abandoned city of Atlantis with a busted ship and the evil Wraith on their tail.

DVD Features: All 20 episodes from the fourth season, audio commentaries, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, photo galleries, and much more


Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind. Then, against Brandon’s will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, “A Day In Boot Camp” featurette, making of

Superhero Movie

You’ve seen it before in the way of teen love films, action films, and epic blockbusters. Now see all of your favorite superhero films parodied from Batman Begins to Spider-Man to The Fantastic Four.

DVD Features: None

Teen Titans – The Complete Fifth Season

The Boy-Wonder himself is in charge now as Robin leads a band of teenaged superheroes against some of the most hardened criminals the world can offer them. Along with Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire; the Teen Titans aim to keep the peace and have some fun.

DVD Features: All 13 episodes from the fifth season

The Mummy (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)

In the 1920s, a group of archaeologists led by adventurer Rick O’Connell discovers the mummified body of Imhotep, an Egyptian priest who was cursed for falling in love with the Pharaoh’s mistress. When they accidentally resurrect him, the battle for survival begins, as the mummy begins to use his powers to reclaim his long-lost love.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, trailers, deleted scenes, digital copy, numerous featurettes

The Mummy Returns (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)

Imhotep is now intent on gaining control of the Bracelet of Anubis and taking on the Scorpion King for control of the world. But to gain that power, Imhotep and his vicious true love Anuck-Su-Namun must get to the Oasis of Ahm Shere before Rick O’Connell, his wife Evie, their son Alex, the mysterious Ardeth Bay, and Evie’s brother Jonathan.

DVD Features: Audio commentary, trailers, deleted scenes, digital copy, numerous featurettes

The Ruins (Unrated Edition)

Travel along with a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

DVD Features: Rated and unrated versions available, audio commentary, making of, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, trailers, featurettes

X-Files Revelations

The eight episodes on this release were hand-picked by series creator Chris Carter… and he explains the specific reasons why in individual episode introductions. All revolving around psychic phenomena, alien abductions, and some of the other various bizarre creatures that populate the X-Files series, these tales as a whole amount to a carefully created primer for anyone who has yet to see the second feature film, The X-Files: I Want To Believe.

DVD Features: Audio commentaries, trailers, introductions

WWE: Nature Boy Ric Flair – The Definitive Collection

The life of Ric Flair has been two-fold: one with his family and loved ones and then perhaps his main life inside the squared wrestling ring. The Nature Boy has come from the lowest depths of the wrestling world to being the most well-known and quite possibly the greatest wrestler to ever live. Enjoy this journey through Ric’s career as told by himself, family, friends, and even a few enemies.

DVD Features: Promos, stories, and more

Check out my very own review here.


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