After a serious drought in the middle of the summer, things are finally starting to heat up again in stores. Besides some more television sets like Beverly Hills 90210, The Hills, and Law & Order: SVU; there are even some big time films ready for your home DVD players. If you’re looking for some fighting at its best, then you can check out Never Back Down or releases from UFC and WWE. Maybe enjoying a little smokey smoke is more your bag; as long as it’s done on screen by Harold & Kumar in their second hilarious adventure. Looking for a little chaos? Then you’ve got to check out the action-packed Doomsday. But if you’re like me, then you can’t help but notice the release of Lost Boys: The Tribe is finally upon us all. Dab a little blood and write your list down on that scroll quickly before the sun rises and they’re all gone.
July 29, 2008
Advantage Collections: Gangsters & Hoodlums, Lethal Ladies, Monsters Gone Wild, and Ultimate Vampire Collection
Enjoy ten classic films in each collection of your favorite genre of films. Perhaps seeing the bad boys roam the streets with tommy guns and crowbars is right up your alley. Maybe checking out the ladies who knew how to handle themselves and had looks that could kill is more your speed. Or maybe…just maybe you’d like to be scared out of your wits and hope someone isn’t lurking over your shoulder waiting for a chance at your neck.
DVD Features: None
Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Fifth Season
Donna and Kelly, Brandon and Andrea…not to mention Dylan, Steve, David, and others joining in on the fray of sex, drugs, alcohol, high school, jobs, money, parents, and everything else that comes along with being growing up in Beverly Hills and then moving out on their own.
DVD Features: All 32 episodes from the fifth season
Classic British Thrillers
Sometimes the scariest moments in cinematic history can come without iconic horror villains, without complicated plot twists, and without huge special effects done by a computer. Sit back with the lights off and enjoy three classic films that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Including: The Phantom Light, Red Ensign, and The Upturned Glass.
DVD Features: Trailers
Dark City (Director’s Cut)
Upon awakening with a start in an icy bathtub in a strange room, with a woman’s dead body inconveniently nearby, John Murdoch can’t remember how he got there. With a police detective hot on his trail and a psychiatrist skulking around, Murdoch discovers that the key to his mystery is the presence of strange extraterrestrial creatures, the Strangers, who are experimenting with the memories of the humans in his city–from which there may be no escape.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, additional footage
Great Britain, 2007. A deadly plague, known as the “Reaper Virus,” has broken out, killing hundreds of thousands in its wake. In desperation, the British Government evacuates as many survivors as it can out of the infected area, and then builds a wall, preventing the remainder from escaping. Thirty years later, with the wall still up and the victims all but forgotten, the virus breaks out again. The Government decides to send a crack team of operatives, led by Major Eden Sinclair, into the hot zone to investigate the possibility of a cure.
DVD Features: Rated and unrated versions available, audio commentary, “Anatomy Of A Catastrophe” featurette, “Visual Effects” featurette, “Devices Of Death” featurette
Check out Scott Sawitz’s review here.
Freakazoid!: The Complete First Season
Cyber nerd Dexter Douglas surfs the web one fateful night, gets swept into a digital techno-electro smash-up that bites him in the gigabytes and ZAP…goes from geek to freak. To Freakazoid!, that is, a smart- mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero with things to do (unless there’s something really good on TV). Dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun Freaka-Me, Freaka-You!
DVD Features: All 14 episodes from the first season
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
First they just wanted White Castle, but now they’ve got bigger things on their mind. Follow along with the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.
DVD Features: Single and two-disc versions available, audio commentary, trailers, deleted scenes, and numerous featurettes
Inglorious Bastards (3-Disc Special Edition)
Exploitation legends Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson and Bo Svenson star as the leaders of a gang of condemned criminals who escape from an Allied prison camp with a plan to blast their way to the Swiss border, only to find themselves ‘volunteering’ for a suicide mission deep inside Nazi occupied France.
DVD Features: Audio commentary, interviews, deleted scenes, numerous featurettes, trailers
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – The Seventh Year
Dive into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives. Ride along with detectives Stabler, Benson, and more as they try to bring the scum of the streets to justice.
DVD Features: All 22 episodes from the seventh season
Lost Boys – The Tribe
Follow along with Chris Emerson and his sister Nicole as they arrive in a California beach town to live with a relative following the deaths of their parents. Ruling the beach is a group of local surfers who turn out to be more than teenage hooligan, they’re vampires! The group’s leader sets his sights on Nicole, pulling her into their nocturnal brood. To save his sister, Chris seeks out the Frog Brothers to guide him in the ways of vampire hunting. The long awaited sequel to the 1987 cult classic has finally arrived.
DVD Features: Regular and uncut versions available, audio commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes
Never Back Down
Underground fighting has taken its cues from the world of UFC and MMA, but is highly illegal and even more dangerous then the fighting done in the octagons. A rebellious teen finds himself right in the middle of that fight world and seeks the help of a mixed martial artist to win…and survive.
DVD Features: Single and two-disc versions available, audio commentary, deleted/extended scenes
Parking Wars: Best of Season 1
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is ready to hit the streets and make the daily lives of numerous people miserable. Ride and walk along with this bunch that gives tickets, boots up the tires, and tows away the violating cars to the impounds. Mere insults can’t hurt them, but they hear plenty of things not suitable for younger ears.
DVD Features: Additional scenes
Check out my very own review here.
The Hills – The Complete Third Season
An alumna of the hit show Laguna Beach, Lauren has set out on her own and is determined to make it big. Follow along with all her adventures as she takes to Los Angeles and works as an in intern at “Teen Vogue” magazine.
DVD Features: All 28 episodes from the third season, interviews, numerous featurettes
The Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School
Alex Russo and her brothers Justin and Max suddenly go from being your average, ordinary kids to discovering their family’s astonishing secret-they are wizards in training! Navigating the unpredictable politics of Wizards’ School, trying to control amazing new powers and fixing magic spells gone awry are just part of everyday life for these teenagers.
DVD Features: “Work It Like A Wizard” featurette
Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Vol. 1
They’re tiny, they’re toony…they’re all a little looney and they’re finally on DVD. Here you’ll find Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny (no relation!), Plucky Duck, Hamton Pig and more denizens of Acme Acres. And here you’ll find Acme Looniversity, where the Toonsters are schooled under the wise(guy) guidance of Warner Bros. ‘toon legends from Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam. Enroll today!
DVD Features: Includes 35 episodes from the first season
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 83: Serra Vs. St-Pierre
The first UFC fight in Canada and the fastest selling ticket in UFC history with tickets selling out in less than 24 hours. 21,000 fight fans gathered to watch Quebec’s own Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, the Interim UFC Welterweight Champion, attempt to become the undisputed champion in a rematch with reigning titleholder Matt “The Terror” Serra. In addition several other prominent fighters are set to fight, including Rich Franklin, Travis Lutter, Kalib Starnes, Mark Bocek, Jason MacDonald, Sam Stout, and Jonathan Goulet.
DVD Features: Backstage vignettes
War Games (25th Anniversary Edition)
Twenty-five years later and it’s still fun watching a young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing?
DVD Features: Audio commentary, documentaries, interactive features, trailers, featurettes
Witchblade – The Complete Series
It’s an ancient, mystical weapon that can vanquish Earth’s most malevolent foes, the witchblade. When the artifact falls into the hands of a savvy New York City cop, Sara “Pez” Pezzini, she harness its energies to fight crime and an encroaching conspiracy that may put the entire Earth in peril. With the witchblade in her grasp, Sara may just be able to defeat it. But she will have to be careful. The witchblade isn’t only supremely powerful…it’s also alive!
DVD Features: All 23 episodes from the entire series
WWE: Night Of Champions 2008
All the gold is on the line when the champions from Raw, SmackDown, and ECW look to walk out at the end of the night with the titles still around their waists. But challengers are stepping up to hopefully fulfill their dreams of rising to the top and capturing the coveted prizes.
DVD Features: Interviews, J.R.’s farewell address, seven matches