New On DVD This Week: Nip/Tuck, The Larry Sanders Show, The Pacific, Toy Story 3

by | November 3, 2010 at 10:27 PM | TV News

Nip/Tuck

Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) experience full-life blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems over six seasons of ‘Nip/Tuck,’ the groundbreaking series that aired on FX. Set first in Miami South Beach and later moving to LA, these cutting-edge stories range from funny to suspenseful to uncommonly powerful. The surgeries are graphically bold, and the sexuality is rampant. Memorable guest stars who go under the knife include Rosie O’Donnell, Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner and Larry Hagman, among others. From ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy, ‘Nip/Tuck’ is an unforgettable prescription for entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Buy the complete series right here.

The Larry Sanders Show

A daringly outspoken and highly creative talk show host opened a wisecracked window on the world of late night chatter—and made ‘The Larry Sanders Show‘ must-see TV in television history. Created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein, the award-winning hit series The Larry Sanders Show follows Larry Sanders (Shandling) and the twisted inner workings of his late-night talk show. Larry’s suave persona on-stage and angst-ridden antics off-stage drew millions of viewers, eager for backstage access to a show unlike any other. Throughout its six-year (1992-1998) run on HBO, the series raised the bar for fearless, acerbic Hollywood satire. The innovative use of both video and film to distinguish on-air events from back stage happenings, displaying the jarring dynamic between Larry’s on-camera poise and backstage neurosis, was brutally fascinating. And in the company of a patronizing, combative staff and a parade of A-list guests — more than game for putting their own celebrity in the crosshairs — you had a backstage pass to a Hollywood that was shockingly raw and hilarious. Buy the complete series right here.

The Pacific

‘The Pacific’ is an epic HBO miniseries that tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) – across the vast canvass of the Pacific theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima, through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. This special set is overflowing with exclusive and informative content that will further enrich the audience’s understanding of the war. The viewer will learn more about the events of the Pacific theater and the real Marines depicted in the miniseries, and will have access to a more in-depth look at the making of this epic event. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

Toy Story 3

They’re back! Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios present the critically-acclaimed, global box office smash ‘Toy Story 3,’ an exciting, heart-warming story filled with humor, adventure and surprises, that reunites America’s favorite animated toys, Buzz and Woody, and introduces a whole new set of favorites to audiences around the globe. The world’s number one animated film in box office history and The Walt Disney Company’s second biggest film of all time is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Fans of all ages who have come to love and cherish these unique characters, can explore them in a whole new way as the Disney/Pixar team provides a more in-depth look into Pixar Animation Studios and the creation of its characters with hours of exclusive bonus features on the Blu-ray Disc version of the film including filmmaker commentary with Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla K. Anderson, amusing views of life at Pixar, analysis of favorite scenes, the Toy Story Trivia Dash game, and much, much more! Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack here.

V

V‘ Season 1 is now on DVD! This hot new series is a remake of the classic 80′s miniseries of the same name about the arrival of aliens on Earth who promise a mission of peace but have ulterior motives. One of several storylines revolves around Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), a Homeland Security Agent, whose troubled son sides with the aliens. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

The Goonies

Relive the wild adventures of one of the most beloved movies of all time with ‘The Goonies 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition,’ now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Richard Donner, this family adventure is presented by one of the most influential personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg. Overflowing with a treasure chest of premium items that celebrate this cherished film, this special set includes an exciting new board game, collectible storyboard prints, 1985 souvenir magazine with behind-the-scenes stories about the actual filming of the movie in Astoria, Oregon, including the production design that transformed Astoria into the “Goon Docks,” and a reprint of a 2009 Empire Magazine article with updates of the entire cast. Buy the 25th anniversary anniversary edition right here.

Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files

Celebrated for its inventive crimes, charming scenery, and subtle humor, ‘Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files‘ is now available on DVD. This third special, value-priced collector’s set follows Barnaby’s Casebook and features the next 16 stand-alone mysteries in broadcast order of the beloved, best-selling U.K. series that counts Johnny Depp and the Queen among its legion of fans. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary mysteries, available in this distinctively packaged 16-disc collection. Village Case Files includes the episodes from Series 8 and 9 (2004-2006), previously released on DVD as Sets 9 through 12. Inspired by the characters of novelist Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, Midsomer Murders combines quirky characters and surprising mysteries with postcard-perfect English village settings and the ever-charming John Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby, a dogged investigator and devoted family man, unflappable in the face of the macabre crimes and eccentric characters he encounters on the job. John Hopkins and Jason Hughes co-star as his young assistants. Together, the pair investigates the evil lurking beyond the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer – the grisly town murders, supposed suicides, shot-gun slayings, and the deaths and rumors of deceit. Guest stars include Jane Wymark and Laura Howard as Joyce and Cully Barnaby, and Diana Quick, George Baker, Simon Callow, Annette Crosbie, Elizabeth Spriggs, Harriet Walter, Peter Capaldi, and Julia McKenzie. Buy the set right here.

Cadfael

Starring legendary Emmy-winning actor, Sir Derek Jacobi, ‘Cadfael: The Complete Collection‘ is now available on DVD, featuring all 13 episodes from the acclaimed series. Seen on PBS’s Mystery! in the late 1990s and based on the best-selling books by Ellis Peters, Jacobi plays Brother Cadfael, a warrior turned monk who solves crimes in war-torn medieval England. Filled with pitch-perfect period detail, the award-winning series also features stars Julian Firth and Michael Culver and offers a riveting glimpse into the past. This value-priced 13-disc collection contains all 13 episodes in addition to audio comments from Jacobi, historical background notes, and much more. Once a Crusader, now a man of the cloth, the worldly but humble Brother Cadfael uses his keen intuition to protect the innocent and bring the guilty to account in war-torn medieval England. Sir Derek Jacobi gives a captivating dramatic performance as a man pursuing the call of a higher justice. The series finds Brother Cadfael investigating a range of suspicious enigmas including the death of a poisoned landowner, the disappearance of a wealthy orphan, and salacious, criminal secrets obscured by jealousy and greed. Buy the complete set right here.

Beverly Hills 90210

The ensemble drama ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ about young adults growing up in Beverly Hills is a blend of romantic drama and subject matter that crosses all cultural boundaries. The storyline follows the West Beverly gang as they mature as college students and beyond, facing new challenges as they continue to grow and discover more about themselves and their personal ambitions. As their worlds evolve, old friendships will be tested as new relationships develop, but no matter how complicated their worlds become, they will always share in their strengths and experiences. Buy the Season 10 DVD right here.

Agatha Christie’s Marple: The Geraldine McEwan Collection

Nominated for an Emmy for its rich period detail and costuming, ‘Agatha Christie’s Marple: The Geraldine McEwan Collection’ is now available on DVD with 12 skillfully adapted feature-length mysteries. A hit with fans and critics alike, distinguished actress Geraldine McEwan effortlessly captures the sly wit and keen observations of Agatha Christie’s beloved tweed-clad, spinster sleuth. This value-priced 12-disc Collector’s Edition features the three complete series starring McEwan as Miss Marple and includes a bonus hour-long backstage feature with the cast and crew. In the expert care of Geraldine McEwan, Agatha Christie’s mild-mannered Miss Marple takes on new vibrancy as a “worldly lady with a past, full of fun and mischief” (London Times). She blows the police professionals out of the water with her keen insight and shrewdly analytical nature, solving cases that leave even the most experienced professionals flummoxed. These intricately plotted and thoroughly engaging whodunits feature the WWII-period atmospherics, delicious Christie wit, lush cinematography, and imaginative screenplays that earned the series critical acclaim and fan-favorite status on PBS’s Mystery. Buy the complete collection right here.

The Fugitive

Dr. Richard Kimble is accused of murdering his wife in the hit series ‘The Fugitive.’ The night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, persecuted by the Lt. Gerard, risks his life several times when he reveals his identity to help other people out of trouble. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

The Facts Of Life

Blair, Natalie, Tootie and Jo — the girls are back in business in ‘The Facts of Life‘ Season 5… literally. Season 5 finds Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) opening her own gourmet shop, Edna’s Edibles, with some help from the girls. Meanwhile Blair (Lisa Whelchel) pledges a sorority, Tootie (Kim Fields) gets into an intense battle with her mother, Natalie (Mindy Cohn) experiences an unexpected death in the family, and Jo (Nancy McKeon) starts dating a rich kid! As the girls grew, so did the story lines and characters, making every season a unique chapter in each of their lives. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.

Hannah Montana

World-famous superstar Hannah Montana has been living a double life as Malibu teen Miley Stewart?! Say what, say what? In the much-anticipated, 1-hour episode from the all-new season, ‘Hannah Montana Forever,’ the whole world will watch as Hannah takes the wig off … for good! This is the must-have series collection that includes all of Hannah’s biggest moments when she takes off the wig and shares her true identity. Hannah has been rocking the world and living the celebrity life, but behind all the glitz and glamour, she’s just a normal teenage girl named Miley Stewart. Things get complicated when she has to keep her true identity from friends, classmates, crushes, paparazzi and millions of fans! Join Miley on a journey of self-discovery in 8 hilarious episodes — including the sensational series pilot! Watch as she confesses her double life to her BFFs Lilly and Oliver, then to Jake, and then to…? You’ll have to watch to find out! Will Hannah finally take center stage as Miley Stewart? It’s the big moment y’all have been waiting for — and you can see it first, only on this DVD. Buy the Hannah Montana Forever DVD right here.

The Red Green Show: The Toddlin’ Years

Available for the first time on DVD, ‘The Red Green Show: The Toddlin’ Years,‘ the collected Seasons 4–6 (1994-1996) of the Canadian comedy and longstanding PBS hit, is now available on DVD. Following January 2010’s release of The Infantile Years, the collected first three seasons, Canada’s most hilarious handyman continues his duct-taped misadventures in The Toddlin Years, which finds Red and his gang of manly miscreants getting older – but certainly not wiser. Serving up more of the laughs that made the show a cult classic during its 15 years of broadcast, this 9-disc boxed set includes 72 side-splitting episodes from Seasons 4 – 6 with the boys in all of their mischievous glory – dreaming up more half-baked ideas, crazy contraptions and unintended consequences. Creator and star Steve Smith is a mastermind of north-of-the-border handyman humor with widespread appeal. Currently appearing at venues throughout the U.S., Smith’s multi-year tour continues to sell out. Akin to Home Improvement, which also debuted in 1991, The Red Green Show amassed a devout fan base during the show’s 15-year run for Red Green and his Possum Lodge friends’ adventurous antics, off-kilter advice, preposterous inventions and power tool artillery. Ending in April 2006 with exactly 300 episodes that still run in syndication, the Canadian comedy institution has spawned a feature film, specials, books, and a cult-like following. These 72 episodes feature series regulars Ranger Gord, Bill Smith, Hap Shaughnessy, and, of course, Red’s beleaguered but beloved nephew, Harold, as well as special guests. Buy the complete set right here.