To celebrated the DVD release of FRINGE SEASON 1 Tuesday September 8st. Here are some video clips from the DVD launch event in Vancouver this past August 30th.
To celebrated the DVD release of FRINGE SEASON 1 Tuesday September 8st. Here are some video clips from the DVD launch event in Vancouver this past August 30th.
To Celebrated the DVD and Blu-ray of SAMANTHA WHO?: THE COMPLETE SECOND AND FINAL SEASON Tuesday August 25th. Here are some DVD clips. Enjoy!
Samantha Who – Baby
Samantha Who – Christina Dance Moments
Samantha Who – Tire Slashing
Samantha Who – Hard Year
Samantha Who – Crazy Fan
Samantha Who – Chicago
Samantha Who – Trailer
To celebrate the 15 years of Friends here are a few clips from the show. The all-new BEST OF Collections, now available only on iTunes.
Enjoy the clips!
FRIENDS “Gunther” Interview:
FRIENDS 15th Anniversary ALL-NEW Montage:
FRIENDS 15th Anniversary Clips:
Ah, the sophomore season, here are whereby series are defined. Here you enter a world where the players have been set in motion, rules have been established. Now you have but one choice, take it to the next level or die. Only shows that take it to the next level; that are willing to go where the viewer never thought possible, are the shows that have as good a season as their first. Suffice it to say that Season 2 of Dexter is as good as the first and maybe even a wee bit better. The multi-layered overlapping stories are still here and they keep building and building until the tension is so great the viewer is left in awe.
Back in season 1, Sergeant James Doakes (Erik King) was the only officer who found, Dexter Morgan’s (Michael C. Hall) behavior more than a little unusual. This season Doakes is all out to find out what Dexter is really up to. Doakes follows Dexter wherever he goes and because of this, Dexter is unable to satisfy his hunger to kill. Worst of all, a bunch of divers has just found Dexter’s dumping ground. The media begins to call the least serial killer the Bay Harbor Butcher(Dexter of course) and FBI Special Agent Lundy (Keith Carradine) is send in to head the investigating. Dexter is slightly intimidated because Lundy has had a pretty good track record when it comes to finding serial killers. Dexter has also to contend will Lila (Jaime Murray) a lover/stalker he can’t seem to get rid off. Things get even more exciting when Doakes finds what Dexter has been hiding in his air conditioner
The second season much like the first is made up of 12 episode each one building on the other. The challenges placed on Dexter by Doakes, Lundy and Lily far exceed any tension from season one. Here the view is left to wonder if Dexter could be incarcerated at any moment. Never did I feel that it could not happened as the writers has already broken a lot of the rules I had set in my mine for the series. This is a great feeling to have when watching a television show as you don’t exactly know where the writers will take you, but know they have the guts to do just about anything.
Again like season one Michael C. Hall as Dexter is what makes the show so good. However, Dexter has some competition from Keith Carradine’s Lundy who plays his part pitch perfect. In addition, these two are not alone as this shows has one of the best cast around.
I initially saw the second season on DVD, right after finishing the first season on Blu-ray. I was a little disappointed on how the DVDs looked after seeing the first in high-def. Luckily last week I re-watched all twelve episode on Blu-ray and I’m glad to report that they look just as good as the first if not better. The sound quality is also phenomenal. The disc also features A lame game where the goal is to identify Dexter’s tools of the trade and interviews with C.S Lee, David Zayas, Erik King, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, Keith Carradine, Lauren Velez, and Michael C. Halls and the first two episodes of The United States of Tara. I which they would have included more features on this set. It’s a shame that such an excellence show lacks even one commentary track.
For those of you that have seen season one, don’t pass up season two because the show just gets better. Soon after finishing season two on DVD, I switched my cable package from HBO to Showtime just so I could see the third season and what did I think of it….Well you’ll have to wait till August.
Review By Brad Peterson
Release Date: May 5, 2009
The adventure continues, and this time is rising to its highest peak. Peter Parker would have to deal with his biggest challenge ever; it is not about the villains now, in volume 4 it is all about the hero. The Spectacular Spiderman Volume Four shows us one of the best sagas in the Spiderman universe, The Venom saga. It has been beautifully adapted to this new version without leaving or damaged any aspect of the original story, and adding an extra touch with makes it somehow original. The four episodes on this DVD might not have as much action as the previous ones and it does not offer as many newer characters as the previous two sets; however, the ones that are presented and the old ones returning are just enough to keep the fans of Spiderman entertained for a good 92 minutes.
Each episode in volume four gives us an important part of Spiderman’s life, in the first episode we are introduced to one of the most conflicted enemies/friends of the arachnid. The Black Cat makes its appearance and begins to bemused the wall crawler’s head; also a new enemy the Chameleon makes his appearance in this episode, affecting the hero’s image and reputation. Episode two and three although does not offer any new character is one of the most exciting since the Sinister Six are Assemble, this time they are commanded by no other than DR Octopus, the episode offers a lot of fun, since we see the hero struggle against this dreadful group of villains. It will take all Spiderman has plus some extra help to defeat them and safe someone really precious to him. The last two episodes are the icing on the cake, since one of the most deadly enemies emerges: Venom. It is him who test not only our hero’s special abilities but also his human side.
I was wondering how the Venom saga was going to be depicted in this series, I got to say that I am satisfied with the results. The story was well thought and depicted, the alterations did not damaged at all the comic book’s version, if anything I think this version was much better than the movie. The new characters are well drawn and acted for this type of series, Venom specially did not look as childish as many other foes, and his voice was also very good. In volume IV we still get as many action and humor in this episodes as the previous ones, but what I enjoy the most was the ability of the writers to show Peter’s struggle, not only with the enemies but also with himself and friends, also his final decision is excellently depicted; in this episodes we get to feel more the human side struggle that this comic has gotten used to show us.
The bad thing about the DVD is the same as the previous ones, some characters appearance are far away from the classical profile to the point that they might disappoint the fans, like chameleon, DR octopus, and Black Cat. However, the story helps a lot to avoid being annoyed by their look, also the final battle against Venom although original and fresh was kind of disappointing. The animation was excellent and the sound is also very good like the previous sets. The episodes continue to develop nicely with the right amount of time given for the resolution unlike the episodes from the first volume which endings were hastily rushed. The Spectacular Spiderman has become one of my favorite animated series, let us hopes that future episodes continue with the same intensity or with more, this DVD for collectors of the series is a most have, and if you are not collecting it at least watch it you would need the previous ones to understand and follow it. I recommend this volume to every fan of the wall crawler and hero series in general, it does not matter if you are a kid or an adult just leave it to Spiderman to give us lots of action, some drama (Not much) lots of laughs and a great time.
Film Review By Milo
Release Date: April 28, 2009
There is not a doubt that the Star Wars saga is one of the most successful franchises there is in history. The movies have been around for about three decades and they still gives you the same trill as when they were first released. Lucas’ creation has inspired countless novels, comic books, and movies. In 2003 there was an attempt to create new fans Lucas entertainment launched the first volume of Star Wars Clone Wars, an animated series that consisted of about 25 episodes, and it was set between the second and third. This show has great stories however its animation was not the best there was at the time. In 2008, the seventh theatrical feature of the series was released, Star Wars Clone Wars: A Galaxy Divided which was a much better effort from Lucas, however the film had mixed reactions, since it was more kid oriented, and looked more like a long TV episode rather than a movie. Nonetheless the story was convincing enough to entertained fans and leaving them expecting for more. Luckily, for Star Wars fans a continuation of the series was released in Cartoon Network, it followed a similar format (3D CGI), but with better more elaborate stories without rushing the plot, the first season consisted of 22 episodes that run from October 3 2008 to March 20 2009 becoming one of the most successful animated series in TV. Of course the jump to DVD was inevitable for the Series where fans around the world were waiting to add to their collection. It is a shame that Warner Brothers got greedy, instead of releasing a nice collection set for all fans to enjoy (which will be coming in the future), they decided to release a single DVD with the first 4 episodes of the series, leaving them more Frustrated than happy.
Do not get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with the material presented in the DVD, each episode is full of action and excitement. It opens with a great episode where we get to see the best Jedi fight. Yeah Yoda’s episode was the perfect hook, seeing him in action is just a treat that any Star War fan hardly can resist. The other episodes are also intriguing and amusing since all of them have little details that tight them to the movies, but at the same time each episode is original and persuasive to a new fan. The characters like in all the Star Wars movies are imaginative and well depicted, even their expressions and actions are consistent with the movies, books and comic books. Specially the depiction of Anakin where the audience can witness his changed through his actions, and General Grievous which design and representation added a plus to the film. I have to say that the writers, animators, voice actors, and even the sound got an A+ in this series. It is amazing how ingenious the writers were to keep these stories as detailed and consistent as possible to the movies, and the episodes from the previous series, the only complain I have from the series is just the beginning of each episode, since the narrator‘s voice and its script seem kind of cheesy and annoying, it would have been nicer if they began (not all the episodes but the ones that star a new adventure) like the movies usually do.
Since this is a DVD Review, I do have things to complain about This issue, first of all no special features, the DVD is too plain it does not seem that the marketing crew target this for an already establish fan based, but to regular little kids, whom I think after watching the episodes would go to download the rest from the internet. This make this CD unappealing to any collector or hard core fan. There is no doubt that a ultimate edition set for fans is coming in the future, so as an advise : if you have not yet heard from Star Wars this is a great DVD to get hooked in one of the most incredible stories there is, but if you are already a hardcore Star Wars fan, skip this one and wait for the complete Season.
Review By Milo
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Scandal, quest for power, and a polemic religious reform serve as the spicy ingredients of “The Tudors The Complete Second Season” DVD as Showtime continues to reveal the story of Henry VIII. In the first season, we see the early beginnings of young Henry VIII, (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) eager to establish his sovereign over England and become the most powerful man in Europe. The second season continues to show the facts with the exquisite touch that this TV series brings; lots of sex, bloody endings and a script that brings out the passion and intrigue surrounding a King that will stop at nothing to get his way.
Henry VIII continues to try make allegiances with France and the emperor with no success. When Henry decides to breaks free from the dominating Catholic Church by appointing himself as “Head of the Church of England”, declaring an annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and marrying Ann Boleyn (Natalie Domer) the scandal is such that England becomes isolated and in search for a “reform”. With Lutheran Thomas Cranmer to lead the faith of the country releasing a religious reform that causes many to take an oath, others to die and the “Act of Succession” to be amended.
Things begin to heat up when Ann Boleyn is not been able to give him a male heir to the throne and a rumor about her faithfulness to the King brings doubt and dishonor to the throne. Henry is troubled by the status of his marriage and after making Jane Seymour a lady in waiting to Ann Boleyn, he begins to court her with the intentions of eventually making her queen.
As was the case with the first season the show continues to delight and entertain with its conflicting events, settings, costumes, music and a script that could not have been better written to tell this magnificent true story. For those of us who love history and for those who just want to be entertained, you will not regret having this two disc DVD with the complete second season of this Golden Globe nominated television series. Some of the features of this DVD include an insight look at “The Tower of London”, “Descendants of Henry” and the season premier of Showtime’s hottest shows “This American Life” and “Californication”.
As a part of the promotion for this second season DVD release Showtime has created the mini-site www.whotheTUDORareyou.com, that lets you discover exactly where you would have existed in Tudor society according to your present day social status. Simply select some basic details about your life as it is now (sex, age, job, salary, etc.) and find out if you would have been a serf, a peasant, a noble, or even king to glimpse some details of what you’re life would have been like.
Release Date: January 6, 2009
The fourth season of “Lost” proof to be one of the best season in the series, establishing the show as one of the best television shows in recent years. Fourteen explosive episodes that kept audiences ones again guessing as to what the outcome of the series will be. Just in time for the holidays and a month and half from the premiere of season five, “Lost The Complete Fourth Season” will hit the shelves on December 9, 2008. The Widescreen edition has a total of six discs including all 14 episodes from season four plus many special features that will get fans in the right track to a highly anticipated season five.
After the shocking season three finale, the expectations for the fourth season were very high. Who got out of the island? Who is in the coffin? Who are the people from the freighter? What happened to Michael? These were some of the questions left open in season 3, that kept fans guessing and speculating for more than 7 months. Season four has the answer to all of those questions and even more, but not without opening a set of new ones. Giving the show the mystery and the intrigue that was absent for most of the third season.
The series took a new spin in season four, as we learn that Ben is not the only one with interest in the island. Also the addition of the flash forwards gave the show plenty of fuel to keep viewers guessing and glue to the TV sets. The concept of time and space is the main focus in season four. between flash forwards, present time and flash backs the writers made it difficult for viewers to determine the time and the year that the episodes were taking place. Displaying the reason why the series is so unique and one of the best dramas in television.
Unlike previous seasons, there are no filler episodes in the fourth season, every episode is important. Most likely thanks to the writers’ strike that cut the season short, forcing the writers to add extra quality to the story of every episode. There is so much new information and so many answers to open question in these 14 episodes, that I found myself watching the season entirely. Something that I did not experience with previous seasons.
It is very difficult to pick a favorite episode, because of the script quality put in by the writers in each of the 14 episodes in this season. However if I have to pick the most interesting episodes it has to be the episode called “The Constant” in which we find out a connection between one of the freighter people and Desmond. Also I have to said the episode “There’s No Place Like Home: Part 1″ and There’s No Place Like Home: Part 2″ which are the episodes to a explosive and surprising season finale were also exciting.
The widescreen DVD edition presentation is excellent from the packaging to the to the video and sound, keeping the quality that Buena Vista Home Entertainment put in all of their products. As far as the special features, there are 2 full disc of special features, however only a few of those are worth watching. This is the only let down in this DVD release the absent of a must watch featurette.
Some of the worth watching features in this release are “Lost On Location” an eight part featurette that takes viewers behind the scenes in the making of some of the episode of the fourth season. Also “The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy Of Lies” which is 60 minutes type report talking about the truth behind the stories told by the “Oceanic Six” survivors after their rescue.
Finally there are about of eight Easter eggs in the special features DVDs. Three of these are worth watching. The first 2 are comments from writer and creator Damon Lindelof, about Lock’s and Jack’s characters, he talks about reincarnation for Lock and comparing Jack to a glass of water. In the third one we see Ben (Michael Emerson) talking about himself, However at the end he points out the word “Halliwax” in the jacket that he is wearing when he appears in the Sahara desert. Looks like something that we are going to find out in season five. Everything continues to be a mystery!!
Release Date: December 9, 2008
In Blood+ Volume Three, Saya’s epic battle against the evil chiropterans and her pass continues with outstanding animation, state of the art sound, and beautiful sound track by Three time Grammy Award Winner Mark Manzina. However, for people who have only seen the previous two discs this volume will result in a big disappointment. First, this volume weakly closes the Vietnam saga in the first three episodes with less excitement than what was expected, all the energy that was built up from previous episodes are quickly resolved in less than 20 minutes with action sequences that were less impressive than what we have seen so far in the series, but exciting enough to save the series. The remaining two episodes the character and story remains still without moving forward, or without showing nothing new or interesting, and instead of persuading the audience to keep watching the series, it actually discourages them with nonsense events and situations that takes the viewer’s mind away from the main story. I for the first time in this series, felt bored and sleepy watching it. The problem I found with this part of the story is that with all the possibilities the plot had, it seems that the writers decided to play it safe, also the character did not evolved at all like Riku’s ability was unexplained and left behind, Saya‘s past was not addressed, and her abilities did not seem to improve. The knew characters were just there, nothing was introduced only their names and meaningless interactions with the main character were, which make them somehow tedious, let us hope in the next episodes they get more involved. The Phantom fight was very predictable and as for the resolution, many people would find it exasperated, nonetheless, it shows some sick scenes and blood in the process like the one involving little kids in the third episode and a new level of enemies like Solomon and Diva that leaves the main story open for what seems is going to be a more entertaining saga, Unfortunately for the viewer, this tease seems to be interrupted by the last two episodes where Saya and friends return to Okinawa to take time off, here nothing important about the characters happens, only a new character gets indirectly involved, and the new destination is revealed. These episodes seem to be and epilogue for what seems Saya’s next adventure, however to me they seem more like fillers (Although, I am not familiar with the manga).
As I sated before Blood + is an exceptional anime series, the way is written and displayed extraordinarily, and although the third volume is not a mesmerizing as the previous ones it have some interesting scenes, I will recommend to not let this series go, for what I have read and hear it will drastically improved. these DVD will managed to entertained for a good three episodes, and set the mood for what is coming. As fan of anime I would say that all successful series have episodes that merely adds to the story, however sometimes there are hidden things here that are later referred to or let the audience deduct stuff, if anything, they will serve as a reference point for the next adventure, and of course it is impossible, and unprofitable for the distributors to take these episodes from the DVD. I think this volume is a most have for fans who are making the collection and did not bought the box set. They already have seen these episodes and know what to expect, if you like me have not seen the episodes but like the first ten I advice you to rent it, watch the first three and wait for volume four.
Movie Review By Milo
Release Date: October 21, 2008
Here is DVD clip from The Flintstone: The Complete Series, which will be release on October 28, 2008 by Warner Home Entertainment.
The clip features commentary of behind the scenes information by the original writers and animators on how Bam-Bam came about and how the voice talent created the characters.