New On DVD This Week: Glee, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, Fringe, The Big Bang Theory

by | September 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM | TV News

Glee

The breakout smash hit ‘Glee‘ follows an optimistic teacher (Matthew Morrison) who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. The show also stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz and of course the incomparable Jane Lynch (as Cheerio coach Sue Sylvester), who just won the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy award at the Emmys. The hit show has attracted celebrity guest appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Eve, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Molly Shannon. The music from the series continues to shine with inventive renditions of past and present hit songs including Ike & Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” ‘Glee’: The Complete First Season “The Gleek Edition” DVD is bursting with exclusive bonus materials and extended episodes, a sing-along karaoke, a behind-the-scenes look at unforgettable “The Power of Madonna” episode, Glee Makeovers, never-before-seen “Sue’s Corners” and a dance tutorial titled “Staying in Step with Glee.” Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

The Good Wife

A heretofore stay-at-home wife and mother of two boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail in the popular, Emmy-nominated new drama ‘The Good Wife,’ starring the stupendously talented Julianna Margulies. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As she gains confidence, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician’s scorned wife to resilient career woman and working mother. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Grey’s Anatomy

This six-disc set of Season 6 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ captures some of TV’s most popular medical doctors as they navigate the ups and downs of the emergency room, particularly as it pertains to the Mercy West/Seattle Grace merger, as well as their personal lives. The collection includes two extended episodes plus many more bonus features. Buy the Season 6 DVD right here.

Fringe

Season 2 of ‘Fringe‘ contains worlds (and alternate worlds) of excitement complete with shape shifters, cryonic heads, belly-dwelling beasts and people who turn to ashes before our eyes. But the overarching narrative takes three clandestine FBI agents – Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop and Walter Bishop – through a mind-bending investigation of a parallel reality that threatens to destroy ours. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

America The Story Of Us

The most in-depth television series ever produced by History, ‘America The Story Of Us‘ is the first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America’s monumental history, and the most elaborate and ambitious in the scale of its cinematic vision. This powerful and compelling 12-part series from the creative minds that brought us ‘Planet Earth,’ featues highly realistic CGI animation (the most ambitious CGI the network has ever applied to a historical narrative), dramatic re-creations and thoughtful insights from some of America’s most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals – as well as a very special introduction from President Barack Obama. Historical events covered include: the arrival of the first English settlers, the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, economic growth of the north and south, the Civil War, the settling of the Great Plains, the development of modern, industrialized cities, the California Gold Rush and the western frontier, the Great Depression and the Second World Wars right up to present day. Buy the DVD right here.

The Big Bang Theory

Worlds collide in Season 3 of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ A love affair with Penny has opened a big, wide, wonderful world of romance for Leonard. But Sheldon likes the world just the way it was, thank you. All of which makes for a zany comic triangle with brainy, clueless Sheldon and practical, grounded Penny hilariously vying for the role of hypotenuse. This complete 2-Disc, 23-Episode Season 3 Set also features Raj, Howard, tattoos, football, awkward dates, jail time, Stan Lee, a The Lord of the Rings ring and all the fun of a series that only gets better. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Rules Of Engagement

Season 3 of ‘Rules Of Engagement‘ continues to follow the adventures of five friends who can’t seem to help but push the boundaries of their relationships. Russell’s (David Spade) sexual shenanigans may get the better of him, while Jeff’s (Patrick Warburton) world is turned upside-down when he realizes his friend is homosexual, and his wife is the proud owner of an “adult toy”. Elsewhere, Jennifer and Adam anticipate their wedding. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The Twilight Zone

In 1959, a ground-breaking television series premiered – investigating the futuristic, the telepathic, the cryptic, and the metaphysical: ‘The Twilight Zone.’ Every week, Rod Serling’s masterwork of “fear noir” took viewers from the safety of their living rooms on amazing journeys of fantasy and imagination. The first season is available on Blu-ray for the first time ever. All new 1080p high-definition transfers have been created from the original camera negatives, as well as uncompressed PCM audio, remastered from the original magnetic soundtracks. In addition, the set includes new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else, including the rarely seen, never-before-released unofficial pilot “The Time Element,” written by Rod Serling and hosted by Desi Arnaz – the episode that started a cultural phenomenon – presented in glorious high definition. Also included are  19 new audio commentaries, 34 isolated music scores, 18 radio dramas, new and archival cast/crew and scholar interviews, a “Tales of Tomorrow” episode of “What You Need,” the original unaired pilot version of “Where Is Everybody?” along with Rod Serling’s network pitch, Rod Serling’s audio lectures from Sherwood Oaks College, syndication promos, sponsor billboards, alternate opening and closing narrations. Buy the Season 1 Blu-ray right here.

Prince Of Persia

In the spirit of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, transport yourself to the mystical lands of Persia for ‘Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ the wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure. It‘s a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with death-defying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo pack right here.

Designing Women

Without a doubt, ‘Designing Women‘ was a show about female empowerment, politics, human rights, ethics and big laughs. The Season 4 DVD features all 27 unforgettable episodes and is a must-have for fans of contemporary TV classics and DVD collectors. Season 4 includes one of the most talked episodes in the series history in which Delta Burke’s character goes to her high school reunion and addresses issues on her weight gain (which Burke was also going through in real life). Burke was nominated for an Emmy for this sensitive subject. Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the show ran on CBS from 1986-1993 for seven hysterical seasons becoming a premier landmark sitcom in television history. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Hey-oh! It’s time for another round of outrageousness as the irrepressible gang at Paddy’s Irish Pub returns—more rude, crude, dysfunctional, and downright hilarious than ever before in Season 5 of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ From Internet dating and in-vitro fertilization to an uproarious road trip to the Grand Canyon, Season Five is loaded with seductions, interventions, back-stabbings, and beat-downs. You’ll find Dennis’s fool-proof method for scoring with chicks (that no one else seems to grasp), Frank wearing skinny jeans, and, of course, Flipadelphia! Brace yourself for a shot of laugh-out-loud insanity and see what’s on tap at Paddy’s Pub, the worst—and funniest—bar in the world! The Season 5 DVD feature all 12 original episodes and comes loaded with special features including deleted scenes, commentary from the cast, a blooper reel, featurettes and more and you can buy the DVD right here.

Lark Rise To Candleford

The residents of Candleford and Lark Rise are back for Season 3 of this popular PBS series. This season, a journalist named Daniel arrives to deliver the news that Emma has been left some money. There’s a substantial sum to be claimed if Emma can prove her rightful claim to the money and there could just be a rags to riches story in it for Daniel’s paper. As Emma and Robert ponder their change in fortunes, Laura shows Daniel around Lark Rise. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

The League

Get ready to be drafted into the hysterically unrestrained world of fantasy football in Season 1 of ‘The League.’ Set against the backdrop of a fantasy football league, the hysterical new show provides a unique and heightened look at male-female relationships layered with beer drinking, biting put-downs, sexual innuendos and the occasional reference to Peyton Manning. Paul Scheer (’30 Rock’), Steven Rannazzis, Nick Kroll, and Mark Duplass lend their comedic talents to the loosely scripted series about friendship, marriage, parenting, and growing up…or refusing to grow up. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong

Bill Maher, one of the most politically astute comedians in America today, killed again with his ninth solo special, ‘Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong.’ Maher’s unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. This special – nominated for two Emmy awards – was taped at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC and features his typically fearless observations on a wide range of social and political issues, including the fake patriotism of the right win, what goes on in the mind of a terrorist and why President Obama needs a posse instead of the Secret Service. Buy the DVD right here.

Leave It To Beaver

One of the most popular series in TV history, ‘Leave It To Beaver‘ stood out from the flock during TV’s golden age. While most of its contemporaries (i.e. ‘The Donna Reed Show’ and ‘The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet’) were star-driven vehicles in which the kids were merely supporting players, Beaver’s action centered on the children; seven year Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver and his 12-year-old brother Wally. Though the show went off the air in the ’60s, it continues to charm new generations even today through regularly shown reruns. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Private Practice

The sexy medical drama ‘Private Practice,’ from the creator of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ chronicles the trials and travails of a group of doctors working at the Oceanside Wellness Center. The star-studded ensemble cast includes Kate Walsh in a reprisal of her ‘Grey’s’ role, Addison Montgomery, and the collection is comprised of a five-disc set, as well as bonus features. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Scooby Doo Camp Scare

When the Scooby gang visits Fred’s favorite childhood summer camp, they learn that creepy creatures from favorite campfire stories are coming alive, haunting the nearby woods and lake. It falls to our heroes to stop these creatures before they shut down the camp for good. Buy the DVD right here