Holiday Gift Guide: DVD and Blu-Ray

by | December 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM | General

'Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection' (Acorn Media)

Prime Suspect

Starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren in her iconic, Emmy-winning role, Prime Suspect: The Complete Collection’ is now available on Blu-ray. Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen) stars as Detective Jane Tennison in this revolutionary police drama broadcast on PBS to universal acclaim and more than 20 major international awards, including seven Emmys (three-time winner of “Outstanding Miniseries”), eight BAFTAs, and a Peabody. The Blu-ray 7-Disc set includes nine feature-length mysteries in stunning high-definition as well as a 50-minute behind-the-scenes special, featurette, and more. Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! from the 1990s to the present and created by crime writer Lynda La Plante (Trial & Retribution, The Commander, Above Suspicion), Prime Suspect features some of Britain’s biggest stars, including Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Ciarán Hinds (Jane Eyre), Zoë Wanamaker (Poirot), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Bell (Reilly: Ace of Spies), and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary). The ITV series aired for seven series (1991-93, 1995-96, 2003, and 2006). Prime Suspect begins with DCI Tennison seizing the opportunity to head a murder investigation—something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a cover-up within the force. The following series include: a murder inquiry in the African Caribbean community; a 17-year-old rent boy murder; an abducted toddler; the manager of an exclusive country club murdered; a shooting case of a young drug dealer; new murders casting doubt on a case she solved previously; and the torture and murder of a young Bosnian refugee. In the final series, alcohol, loneliness, and the job have taken their toll, but she is determined to end her exemplary career by solving one more case: the brutal murder of a schoolgirl.Buy the complete collection Blu-ray right here.

Hawaii Five-0

The landmark classic series, which received two Emmy Awards and more than 20 nominations, is making waves this holiday season with the release of ‘Hawaii Five-0′ The Complete Series, now available on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The predecessor to CBS’s current hit show of the same name, ‘Hawaii Five-0′ The Complete Series  features Jack Lord in his celebrated role as Detective Steve McGarrett. The show has become an American classic as one of the longest-running crime shows in television history. ‘Hawaii Five-0′ The Complete Series features all 12 seasons, including the debut of the remastered tenth season, in a sleek, collectible package featuring cast photos and spectacular images of Hawaii’s stunning landscape. The 73-disc set is filled with special features including the behind-the-scenes documentary, Hawaii Now: “Hawaii Five-O” Vintage Documentary, which originally aired on PBS in Hawaii in 1971. This archival footage includes an interview with Lord; in addition, Executive Producer Leonard Freeman, Supervising Producer Robert Sweeney, Location Producer William Finnegan and Director Paul Stanley provide the inside scoop on the process of filming each episode from set design and wardrobe to casting Lord in the role of Detective Steve McGarrett. The collection is also packed with never-before-seen content including “Hawaii Five-O” syndication sales reel and Lord’s classic 1969 appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show.” Filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, the show followed Steve McGarrett (Lord), head of an elite state police unit investigating “organized crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents, felonies of every type.” James MacArthur played his second-in-command, Danny (“Danno”) Williams, with local actors playing members of the Five-O team. ‘Hawaii Five-0′ The Complete Series is available in Full Screen Format with English Mono and Spanish Mono (Seasons One-Seven) and English Mono (Seasons Eight-Twelve), English, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles (Seasons One-Seven), English subtitles (Season Eight), and English SDH (Season Nine-Twelve). The collection is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated G (Season One), PG (Seasons Two, Three and Eight) and PG, Mature Theme (Seasons Four-Seven, Nine-Twelve) in Canada. Buy the complete series right here.

Dexter

Dexter: The Complete Series‘ is now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. This special set includes all eight acclaimed seasons in an ultra-collectible recreation of the actual blood slide box used by Dexter Morgan to catalog his victims on the show. Also designed and included specifically for this collection, “Grafix: The Art of Dexter” is a collection of photography, fan artwork and iconography and images used in the series’ cutting edge promotional campaigns. Finally, fans will enjoy an all-new bonus disc with access to over three hours of behind-the-scene interviews, featurettes and more. Available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, this bonus material delves deep into the series and is highlighted by the new documentaries “The Evolution of Dexter Morgan” and “The Code.” Amazon.com will also be offering an exclusive complete collection, showcased in sleek, collectible “bust/head” packaging representing an anonymous Dexter kill. Headlined by Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning role as the now-iconic titular character, and winner of 31 awards including two Golden Globes and four Emmys, ‘Dexter’ was named as one of the best-written series of all time by the Writers Guild of America. The acclaimed series follows the seemingly mild-mannered vigilante serial killer (Hall) as he spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. ‘Dexter: The Complete Series Collection’ features a stellar ensemble cast including Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson, Desmond Harrington, Aimee Garcia and James Remar. Buy the complete series Blu-ray right here.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

At long last, all 325 episodes of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman are available on DVD with the release of the 38-DVD box set ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series.’ Bonus features include new essays by the show’s developer, legendary TV producer Norman Lear (All In The Family; Sanford and Son; The Jeffersons; Good Times; Maude), and Pulitzer Prize–winning TV critic Tom Shales, two documentary featurettes, and 10 original episodes of its delirious spinoff Fernwood 2 Night. Louise Lasser delivers a masterful performance in the title role of Norman Lear’s sublimely twisted soap opera, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman–at once a parody of the format and a twisted satire of America’s media/consumer culture. In the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio, suburban housewife Mary Hartman seeks the kind of domestic perfection promised by Reader’s Digest and TV commercials.  Instead she finds herself suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune—mass murders, low-flying airplanes and waxy yellow buildup on her kitchen floor. Louise Lasser (Take the Money and Run, Bananas) leads off the strong cast of Greg Mullavey (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, iCarly) playing Mary’s husband, Mary Kay Place (Big Love, The Big Chill), who won a 1977 Emmy for her role on the show as an aspiring country singer Loretta Haggers, Graham Jarvis (Misery, Guiding Light) as Loretta’s devoted husband, Debralee Scott (Police Academy, American Graffiti) as Mary’s younger sister, Victor Kilian (The Ox-Bow Incident, Only Angels Have Wings) as crusty Grandpa Larkin, Dody Goodman (One Life To Live, Grease) and Philip Bruns (General Hospital, Flashdance) as perhaps the strangest parents in television history, Dabney Coleman (Boardwalk Empire, Tootsie) as Fernwood’s slightly devious mayor, Martin Mull (Arrested Development, Roseanne) as identical twins Garth and Barth Gimble, and Claudia Lamb (Forever Fernwood) as Mary’s 12 year old daughter. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was unique in its creation, substance and style. In an essay written for the box set, Lear recalls developing the show’s premise. “I wanted it to play on two levels – funny to those who got the jokes but sufficiently compelling as drama to entertain those who didn’t. The recipe:  Mix pop culture and satire, stir slowly and serve straight.” Facing networks that were unwilling to take a risk, Lear and his team created the show on their own with a first-of-its-kind syndication deal. They shot a pilot and sold the show to stations directly to build their first-run syndication, bringing critical acclaim and ratings success. Buy the complete series right here.

Power Rangers

The adventures of Saban’s Power Rangers continue with five adventure-packed seasons, each every bit as exciting as the last! ‘Power Rangers: Seasons 8-12′ are now available in a DVD box set. Available for the first time on DVD, join your favorite Rangers from ‘Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue,’ ”Power Rangers Time Force,’ ‘Power Rangers Wild Force,’ ‘Power Rangers Ninja Storm,’ and ‘Power Rangers Dino Thunder’ as they take on some of the biggest, baddest villains they’ve ever faced. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise with this extraordinary 26-disc set, jam-packed with 196 awesome episodes and tons of archival bonus features, as well as brand new featurettes including interviews with some of your favorite Rangers. Buy the Seasons 8-12 DVD right here.

Star Trek: The Stardate Collection

The spirit of the U.S.S. Enterprise lives on in the heart-stopping action and unforgettable characters of the ‘Star Trek: Stardate Collection,’ now available from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Discover the Star Trek Universe and experience every thrilling moment from Kirk’s triumphant return to the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise in ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ to Picard, Data and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E’s final battle for control of the universe in ‘Star Trek: Nemesis.’ For the first time ever, all 10 original Star Trek films are together on Blu-ray in a premium, collectible package. This must-have set includes 12 discs, all 10 classic films and 25 hours of illuminating bonus content, such as interviews with the cast and crew, commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and much, much more. Buy the Stardate collection right here.

'China Beach' (StarVista Entertainment/Time Life)

China Beach

Following in the footsteps of critically acclaimed and best-selling deluxe DVD sets of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and many others,  the TV DVD archivists at Time Life, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, have released the beloved ABC-TV series ‘China Beach’  in 2013. One of the most eagerly-anticipated unreleased television programs of all time, the release marks the first time the complete series will be available on any format.China Beach – the Complete Collection’ is available s a singular collector’s set featuring all 62 episodes (64 hours), and several hours of specially-created bonus features including a cast reunion and interviews with Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, producers John Sacret Young and John Wells, and many other cast and crew members. From the moment ‘China Beach’ debuted in 1988 with its iconic opening credits backed by the Supremes’ “Reflections,” it was hailed as groundbreaking. In an era of testosterone-driven Vietnam movies such as ‘Platoon,’ ‘China Beach’ – created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young – delivered the war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict. Set in the Vietnam locale of China Beach, at the “Five and Dime” (a.k.a. the 510th Evacuation Hospital and R&R), the cast was made up of US Army doctors and nurses, officers and soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel, either on leave or at the end of their tour of duty. The supremely talented ensemble cast featured many actors beginning to make their marks on the industry, and included Dana Delany (First Lieutenant/Captain Nurse Colleen McMurphy), Marg Helgenberger (K.C. Koloski), Michael Boatman (SP4 Sam Beckett), Robert Picardo (Captain Dr. Dick Richard) and Ricki Lake (Holly Pelegrino). The other side of the camera boasted such accomplished talents as multiple Emmy Award-nominee Writer/Director/Executive Producer Sacret Young and producer John Wells, who would go on to executive produce “ER” and “The West Wing.” One of the hallmarks of the series was the use of music — iconic, emotional music from the era featuring everyone from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, to Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. It’s the music, in fact, that has prevented ‘China Beach’ from being released at all. Time Life spent over a year painstakingly clearing the rights to nearly 500 musical copyrights, so the program will be released with almost all of the original music intact. Buy the complete series right here.

The Jack Ryan Collection

An ideal gift in preparation for the highly anticipated December 25th debut of the newest thrilling drama starring Chris Pine, ‘The Jack Ryan Collection’ is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The exceptional set includes four classic films featuring the legendary CIA analyst created by author Tom Clancy together for the first time on Blu-ray.: The Hunt For Red October starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger starring Harrison Ford, and The Sum of All Fears starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman. Each film also includes behind-the-scenes special features, exploring the making of the movies through interviews with cast and crew members. Buy the Blu-ray collection right here.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Fans of Middle-earth have the opportunity to gain a broader experience of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, now available as an Extended Edition on Digital Download and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this new cut includes 13 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans. All disc versions of the Extended Edition include nearly nine hours of new bonus features and is available ahead of the December 13 theatrical release of the second film of the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD all include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the Extended Edition in high definition to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. The nearly nine hours of new special features boasts audio commentary with Peter Jackson, director/producer/screenwriter, and Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter, and “The Appendices,” a multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the Trilogy. The first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was nominated for three Academy Awards. Buy the extended edition Blu-ray right here.

Power Rangers Legacy – The First 20 Years

Power Rangers fans – it’s Morphin Time! The highly-anticipated ‘Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years’ DVD collection is now available for preorder exclusively from Shout! Factory. Limited to only 2,000 copies, the set is a must-have for the ultimate Power Rangers fan. Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years can only be ordered through the official Power Rangers Legacy Collection website at PowerRangersLegacyCollection.com and has a retail price of $650 (with free shipping).  Free shipping is only to the continental US.  There will be a shipping cost for Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and AP/DPO /FPO addresses.  The set will not be shipped outside of the US and Canada.  There is a limit of two Helmets per person. Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 150 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 20 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide. In celebration of this multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce the ultimate Power Rangers collection, Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years. Spanning the first 20 seasons of the Power Rangers television series, this limited edition home entertainment collection features every Power Rangers episode, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Megaforce, boasting over 270 hours of action-packed entertainment across 98 DVDs. Housed in a collectible Red Ranger helmet, Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years includes six DVDs spotlighting hours of bonus content, including brand-new featurettes as well as special archival material.

Mama’s Family

Own a piece of television comedy history with a limited-edition Signature Set of ‘Mama’s Family: The Complete Series,’ hand-signed by Vicki Lawrence. Following in the tradition of the Carol Burnett Signature Set, this ultra-collectible and unique piece of pop culture memorabilia will be released in a limited run of 500 units. ‘Mama’s Family: The Complete Series’ is packaged in a handsome set featuring all 130 episodes on 24 DVDs. The first two seasons feature the rare, original broadcast masters (the “Joe Hamilton” cuts) of the episodes, which fans have clamored about for years; they also feature Harvey Korman’s hilarious introductions as Alistair Quince (spoofing Alistair Cooke). The set also contains over ten hours of specially-created programming including: a cast reunion roundtable with Vicki Lawrence (Mama), Ken Berry (Vint), Dorothy Lyman (Naomi), Beverly Archer (Iola), and Allan Kayser (Bubba), all-new cast and crew interviews, including the aforementioned cast, Betty White, executive producer Rick Hawkins, costumers Ret Turner and Bob Mackie and others, a very special one-on-one interview with Vicki “interviewing” Mama through the magic of split-screen; an exclusive new Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence interview, the 1982 CBS-TV movie “Eunice,” which takes the Harper Family on a 23-year journey; an introductory note penned by Lawrence, key “Family” sketches from ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ a collectible Mama’s Family Album featuring character bios, a Mama’s FamilyTree, and interviews and anecdotes from cast members, and much more. Buy the complete series right here.

'Argo' Declassified Extended Edition (Warner Bros Home Entertainment)

Argo Declassified Extended Edition

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has released ‘Argo Extended Edition’on Blu-ray, featuring an additional nine minutes of footage that delves deeper into CIA specialist Tony Mendez’s personal relationships with his wife and son. Based on the true story of the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, the film also focuses on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played. Ben Affleck (The Town) directed. This new edition includes three brand new special features: Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act and Argo Declassified featurettes; plus a mash-up entitled Argo F*ck! Yourself. In addition, there are collectible premiums of a one-sheet poster, map of Tehran, reproduction of Tony Mendez’s CIA ID card, and a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, production notes, cast bios and more. Argo was one of the most honored and best reviewed movies of 2012. In addition to the Oscar presented to producers Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney for Best Picture, ‘Argo’ won the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Picture. The film earned two additional Oscars – for Best Achievement in Film Editing and for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay – and was nominated for an additional four (Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin; Best Original Score, Best Achievement in Sound Editing; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing). Affleck also stars in the film, leading an ensemble cast, which won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance. Arkin was recognized with Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award nominations for his performance. Argo also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina. Buy the Declassified Extended Edition right here.

The James Dean Collection

When he died in 1955 at the age of 24 in a car crash, James Dean was mourned by millions of fans throughout the world. Despite only making three films – all of them for Warner Bros. – Dean became one of Hollywood’s most spectacular stars, and 50 years later still remains an internationally compelling force, an iconic image, and a cult favorite of timeless fascination. Warner Home Video has debuted East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), remastered Blu-ray as the ‘James Dean Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ – a limited and numbered six-disc set that boasts three feature-length documentaries about Dean’s life including James Dean Forever Young, narrated by Martin Sheen; American Masters James Dean Sense Memories and George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey.  Packaged in a double-wide gift set, the collection also contains a 48-page photo book with behind-the-scene images and rare insight into each film. All three films were 4k restorations from original camera negatives at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Due to color fading, the original camera negatives could no longer yield an acceptable photochemical print. For Rebel Without a Cause, the stereo soundtrack was reconstructed from the magnetic soundtrack stripes of Cinemascope release prints. The film’s restoration was done by Warner Bros. in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Restoration funding was provided by Warner Bros., Gucci and The Film Foundation. Buy the Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray right here.

'Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts' (StarVista Entertainment)

Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

Long before Comedy Central began generating ratings and headlines with their over-the-top roasts, one entertainment icon was pioneering the format with ‘The Dean Martin Show.’ In 1973, the 10-year-old NBC variety show retooled in its final season and introduced a new feature: the “Man of the Week Celebrity Roast.” Patterned after the roasts held at the New York City’s famous Friars Club, Dean Martin’s Roasts quickly became a favorite with television audiences and eventually evolved to become a network series, ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.’ And beginning with a skewering of comedy legend Bob Hope on October 31, 1974, the program would go on to become a fixture on NBC for the next 11 years. ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection’ follows StarVista Entertainment/Time Life’s best-selling releases of ‘The Dean Martin Variety Show,’ and marks the first time that most of these classics from the Golden Age of TV will be released on DVD in a single collection. Featuring all 54 roasts from both ‘The Dean Martin Show’ and ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts,’ the program’s notable roastees included many of the 20th century’s most accomplished performers and athletes, politicians and personalities (complete list below), including: Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, George Burns, Don Rickles, Kirk Douglas, Danny Thomas, Gabe Kaplan, Hank Aaron, Wilt Chamberlin, Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan and Dean Martin himself. Among the hilarious highlights you’ll see is Rich Little recounting how he “taught” Jimmy Stewart how to do an imitation of Jimmy Stewart, Ruth Buzzi telling the story of her great battle with Muhammad Ali, and Tim Conway on whether or not Don Rickles was ever hit or jailed due to his material. Featuring over 40 hours of top-shelf comedy from hundreds of celebrities including Phyllis Diller, Jonathan Winters, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop, Henry Fonda, Gene Kelly, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Redd Foxx, Ruth Buzzi, Flip Wilson, John Wayne, Angie Dickinson, Billy Crystal and many more, the collectible set also contains over fifteen hours of bonus programming including comedy sketches from ‘The Dean Martin Show,’ rare Dean Martin TV specials that have not been seen since the original broadcast: ‘Dean’s Place (1975 & 1976), featuring Angie Dickinson, Peter Graves, and Gov. Ronald Reagan; and ‘Dean Martin’s Red Hot Scandals of 1926′ (1976 & 1977) featuring Dom DeLuise, Abe Vigoda, and Winters, exclusive interviews with roasters and roastees including Betty White and Jackie Mason, as well as Winters and Diller in heartfelt interviews taped before their recent passings. The set also contains specially-produced featurettes, rare home movies with Dean, family and friends and a 44-page collector’s book loaded with behind-the-scenes photos, classic quotes and production materials. Adding hours of classic comedy to this superlative collection, also included are two bonus DVDs featuring seven episodes from ‘The Dean Martin Variety Show’ featuring guests such as Bob Hope, John Wayne, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Michael Landon, Don Rickles, Don Adams, Dom DeLuise, Jack Benny, Rodney Dangerfield, Nipsey Russell, George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Griffith and Paul Lynde. Buy the complete collection right here.

Beverly Hills 90210

Just in time for the holiday season, return to the most famous zip code in the world with the release of ‘Beverly Hills 90210: The Complete Series,’ now available from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The staggering 72-disc collection includes every single episode of the classic series in collectible yearbook-style packaging and is highlighted by a bonus disc filled with special features. The collection features a newly produced interview with show creator, Darren Star, taking an in-depth look back at the series and how it began. Additionally, the complete set features two specials that originally aired on Fox – a behind-the-scenes look into the show and a 10-year cast reunion special – along with archival Entertainment Tonight segments. Starring Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, Vincent Young, Daniel Cosgrove, Kathleen Robertson, Vanessa Marcil, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, ‘Beverly Hills 90210‘ portrays privileged youth taking on the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood in Beverly Hills.  The collection features every love triangle, personal triumph and soul-crushing crisis from all 10 seasons. ‘Beverly Hills 90210: The Complete Series’ is available in Spanish & Portuguese subtitles (Season 10). The collection is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada. Buy the complete series right here.

Combat

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has announced the release of a newly repackaged complete series box set of TV’s longest running World War II series. ‘Combat‘ The Complete Series is now available on DVD. The series stars Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan and Dick Peabody. The series also featured a long list a guest stars, including Eddie Albert, James Caan, James Coburn, Lee Marvin, Leonard Nimoy, Mickey Rooney, Rip Torn, Robert Duvall, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Telly Savalas, Bill Bixby, Claude Akins, Dennis Hopper, Ricardo Montalban, Wayne Rogers and many more. One of television’s most popular series, the groundbreaking ‘Combat’ offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling on the front lines in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in this long-running war drama featuring an incomparable list of guest stars as well as top directorial talent. This collection includes all 152 episodes of this action-packed series, including the final season in color. Buy the complete series right here.

'The Wizard of Oz' (Warner Bros Home Entertainment)

The Wizard of Oz

Marking the 75th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ Warner Bros. has produced a 3D remastered version of the film which will launch a comprehensive, cross-divisional campaign encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, consumer products and a number of promotional partnerships. Following the IMAX theatrical release, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a limited and numbered The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Editions, featuring the 3D version of the film and more. “Seventy-five years later, The Wizard of Oz continues its reign as a multi-generational favorite, with nearly 100 percent awareness among adults and more than 80 percent awareness among children,” said Jeff Baker, WBHE Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog. “In this new 3D version, the film is bound to make history all over again—with both past and future fans.” The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will debut as a five-disc set that will include Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and UltraViolet versions of the film; a new documentary, The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; bonus features and premium collectibles. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray, a one-disc Blu-ray and a two-disc DVD. All four will contain the new documentary and extra content. Buy the 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray combo pack right here.

The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection

Legendary cultural icon Bruce Lee continues to be an unstoppable force, unbeatable warrior and an unforgettable star. He is the very face of martial arts mastery, the inspiration for millions to walk an enlightened path and mentor to the greatest stars and fighters the world over. He became a hero to those who knew him in life and, following his death, a legend to all. Since his incredible rise to fame nearly five decades ago, audiences across the globe have been amazed by the supreme talents and undeniable charisma that make Lee such a beloved icon. As an actor, his impact on film was more palpable than a roundhouse kick. He remains the single greatest figure in martial arts cinema; the man responsible for bringing the genre into the mainstream. Lee was also a loving husband and father of two and an insightful philosopher who believed in the integration of the physical and spiritual to attain a balanced existence. In every aspect of his life, he was anything but ordinary. His life remains an enduring source of inspiration, and his amazing talents will continue to make a difference on all those that come in contact with his legacy. Loyal fans, movie collectors, pop culture and martial arts enthusiasts will be treated to a whole new home entertainment experience to celebrate the life and brilliance of the late Bruce Lee with the release of the ‘Bruce Lee the Legacy Collection’ 11-Disc Blu-ray+ DVD box set presentation. Buy the deluxe collection right here.

Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is providing plenty of blood-curdling thrills with the release of ‘Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection,’ now available on Blu-ray. For the first time, all twelve Friday the 13th films are packaged together, (with seven of them making Blu-ray debuts) as a result of a strategic distribution alliance between Paramount and Warner announced last fall, granting Warner exclusive video distribution rights to over 600 Paramount titles. The set also includes a Friday The 13th Killer Extras Bonus DVD. This intense ‘slasher’ series is one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history, surpassing the domestic theatrical box-office grosses of such legendary series as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The film that turned psycho killer Jason Voorhees and his infamous hockey mask into a pop culture icon has also bested the horror competition as the #1 home entertainment seller, with total sales of $119.7M to date. The 10-disc collection includes the twelve films on nine Blu-ray discs, as well as a killer DVD bonus disc full of special features on the making of the famous franchise. The must-own set will be presented in a collectible tin case with 11 hours of previously released special features and a 40-page soft cover book. The book is excerpted from Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13tha fan-favorite volume that’s viewed as the ultimate memoir of the series, and highlights some of the 200 interviews, 600 photos, storyboards, concept art and more. Also included is a brand new, official Camp Crystal Lake embroidered Counselor Patch. ‘Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection’ also includes digital versions of all 12 films with UltraViolet, allowing viewers to download and instantly stream the films to a wide range of devices from computers and compatible tablets to smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. One of the most frightening franchises in film history, Friday The 13th focuses primarily on the character of Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a young child at Camp Crystal Lake due to the inattentiveness of camp counselors. Many years later, the camp becomes the scene of a number of murders – all of which are either committed or motivated by the avenging Jason, who forever lurks at Crystal Lake with his finely-honed machete. Buy the complete collection right here.

Man of Steel

The fate of mankind is in the hands of one man with the release of ‘Man of Steel,’ now available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, 3D Limited Collector’s Edition and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In ‘Man of Steel,’ Clark Kent is forced to confront his extraterrestrial past and embrace his hidden powers when Earth is threatened with destruction. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder. The film also stars four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (“The Master,” 2012), Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” 2008), Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves,” 1990), Oscar nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful,” 2002), Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It,” 1993), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” 1992). ‘Man of Steel’ is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition and standard definition; the DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version in standard definition; and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition, and also includes a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth.  As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

JFK 50th Commemorative Ultimate Collector’s Edition

November 22, 2013 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Warner Brothers is commemorating this tragic chapter in U.S. history by honoring one of our most influential presidents with the release of a new collection featuring the award-winning motion picture ‘JFK.’ Director Oliver Stone’s controversial highly-charged story surrounding the tragedy is now available on this special Blu-ray set. Stone’s film is considered one of the most provocative of our time. In addition to box-office success and critical acclaim, it captured eight Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor), winning two (Best Cinematography and Film Editing). It also won Stone a Best Director (Motion Picture, 1992) Golden Globe and ultimately played a major role in the national debate that led to passage of the 1992 Assassination Materials Disclosure Act. Stone directed from a screenplay he wrote with Zachary Sklar. The all-star cast includes Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Joe Pesci, Donald Sutherland, Laure Metcalf, John Candy, Walther Matthau, Sally Kirkland and Edward Asner. Buy the 50th Commemorative Ultimate Collector’s Edition right here.

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Doctor Who

The only thing better than watching ‘Doctor Who’ is watching it in high definition, which is why BBC Home Entertainment is celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary with the release of ‘Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set,’ now available everywhere. The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, Thor: The Dark World) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant, Broadchurch, Fright Night), available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in this high definition collection. The Home Entertainment team has gone above and beyond to bring fans the best possible experience, and have also fully remastered the Complete Tenth Doctor Specials as well as The Complete Fifth and Sixth Series (previously available on Blu-ray), to full 1080p resolution as well. Throw in the new Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series Blu-ray set along with hours and hours of bonus features from the past collections PLUS 120 minutes of bonus material that has never previously been available on disc, as well as more goodies than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at, and this is one blue box that just might actually be bigger on the inside. And speaking of sonic screwdrivers…Any fan of Doctor Who will be glad to tell you that all screwdrivers could stand to be a bit more sonic. And that’s why we’ve included the original Doctor Who Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver, a gesture-based remote control replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s trusty tool, in the  Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set. Crafted from real metals and featuring sound effects from the show, you can impress your friends when you turn on your television with a wave of your hand and feel like a Time Lord yourself. With 29 blu-ray discs of episodes, specials and bonus features, plus the Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver, 3 exclusive art cards and an exclusive comic book, this limited edition gift set will keep on giving for years to come. Buy the Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set right here.

Naked City

Available for the first time ever, this landmark collection includes all four seasons (138 episodes) on 29 DVDs from the acclaimed Emmy Award-winning classic TV series ‘Naked City‘ and features an amazing list of guest stars including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Rip Torn, Alan Alda, George C. Scott, Telly Savalas, Leslie Nielsen, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, James Caan, Jack Klugman, Walter Matthau, Jon Voight, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken, Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Peter Falk, George Segal, Jack Warden, Ed Asner, Doris Roberts, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane Ladd, Robert Loggia, Vic Morrow, James Coburn, Tom Bosley, Mickey Rooney, Nancy Marchand, Al Lewis and Burgess Meredith and many more. A police drama filmed entirely in New York City, Naked City’s first season featured half-hour episodes while the remainder of its four season run was comprised of hour-long episodes. The classic TV series put a human face on crime, going beyond a simplistic portrayal of good vs. evil to delve into the complex personal dramas of the people involved. It was also famous for the signature closing of every episode, “There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.” Buy the complete series box set right here.

Keeping Up Appearances

Just in time for the holidays, BBC Home Entertainment invites you to give the gift of laughter in the form of ‘Keeping up Appearances: The Collector’s Edition,’ now available on DVD. Created by Roy Clarke (Last of the Summer Wine) and starring award-winner Patricia Routledge (Hetty Wainthropp Investigates) as world-class snob Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced BOUQUET, she’ll have you know), this ultimate anthology of the perennial hit sitcom includes every episode, newly remastered and gathered together in a limited edition “Gardeners Vest’ package with collectible seeds and plant tags. With over 200 minutes of bonus content, including the brand new featurette Hyacinth Revealed with newly-recorded interview footage of Routledge, Clarke, and many others, this truly is the definitive collection for anyone looking to climb the social ladder to hilarious new heights. Played with aplomb by Routledge, Hyacinth is a character with few, if any, saving graces. Her pompous, self-serving attitude makes life miserable for all around her while she goes to incredible lengths in her quest for perfection. She keeps a spick-and-span house. Richard, her downtrodden husband, acts as a chauffeur in their immaculately kept car. Their permanently absent son has a superior name, Sheridan. Even the empty milk bottles sparkle on the doorstep after their obligatory rinse in the dishwasher. In marked contrast to Hyacinth’s meticulously ordered life, however, the rest of her family are as common as muck. They live together in a rundown house that resembles a junkyard. Sister Daisy and her husband, Onslow, are out-and-out slobs. Her other sister, Rose, is an aging tart. Rounding out the sisters is the largely unseen (until the final series) Violet – whom Hyacinth would remind you is “the one with the Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony!” Her family members aren’t the only ones in the line of fire though, her nervous neighbor Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s brother Emmett also regularly cross Hyacinth’s path. Unfortunately, pandemonium breaks out no matter how meticulously Hyacinth plans her social events. Whatever Hyacinth does, her family can always be guaranteed to show her up. Buy the Collector’s Edition right here.

Weeds

Showtime’s smoking hot hit is back with ‘Weeds: The Complete Collection,’ now available  on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD Ultraviolet) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Including seasons one through eight of the popular cable series, the limited edition Blu-ray collection is a must-have for fans and features 16 discs in a special “glowing” acrylic case package along with all-new bonus content featuring Mary-Louise Parker. Headlined by Parker (Red 2) in her Golden Globe winning role, ‘Weeds‘ also features a hilarious ensemble cast including Hunter Parrish (It’s Complicated), Alexander Gould (Finding Nemo), Justin Kirk (TV’s “Animal Practice”) and Kevin Nealon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”). In addition, the series boasts strong turns from Elizabeth Perkins (Big), Albert Brooks (Drive, Broadcast News), Demian Bechir (A Better Life, TV’s “The Bridge”) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Margot at the Wedding, TV’s “Revenge”) along with celebrated guest stars including singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, Mary-Kate Olsen (Beastly), Michelle Trachtenberg (TV’s “Gossip Girl”) and Zooey Deschanel (TV’s “New Girl”). During its final season, the series lit up the ratings, averaging 3.2 million viewers an episode across all platforms. When Nancy Botwin (Parker) faces both sudden widowhood and poverty, she’s determined to do anything to keep her kids in suburbia — including taking on the job of neighborhood pot dealer. Subversive and hilarious, the complete series is as intoxicating as ever, with everyone’s favorite pot-selling soccer mom and the rest of the Botwin clan dealing with the mafia, love affairs, the birth of an illegitimate child and relocation after relocation. Watch as the Botwins’ plans go up in smoke. ‘Weeds: The Complete Collection’ includes 16 discs and is loaded with all-new special features including a discussion with the cast as well as a look at what makes Nancy so desirable and why many of her lovers met an early demise. Buy the complete series Blu-ray right here.

Absolutely Fabulous

Comedy genius never goes out of style, darling – and to prove it, BBC Home Entertainment has released the ‘Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely All Of It’ box set. This must-have accessory for the holiday season contains every episode and special from the award-winning series ‘Absolutely Fabulous,’ spanning over 20 years of misguided adventures with fashionista best friends Edina (Jennifer Saunders, French & Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley, The Corpse Bride) – all tucked away in a super-luxe limited edition faux (totally PC, sweetie) iguana skin clutch bag. This special DVD collection gathers together all five seasons of the show, as well as every special including for the very first time the 20th Anniversary specials, in which Jennifer Saunders won the 2012 BAFTA TV Award for Female Performance in a Comedy Program. Plus, seasons 1-3 have had a bit of “work” done – they are remastered and looking more fabulous than ever. The bonus features include an extensive behind the scenes look at Ab Fab with executive producer Jon Plowman, an interview between Plowman and actress June Whitfield, the famous Olympic Torch moment, the 2012 Ab Fab Comic Relief sketch, and more. Buy the Absolutely All of It Box Set right here.

Boy Meets World

Jump back in time with Cory (Ben Savage), Shawn (Rider Strong) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in America’s beloved coming-of-age 1990s sitcom with the release of ‘Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Just in time for the new Disney Channel sitcom, “Girl Meets World,” also starring Savage and Fishel, catch up on the memorable series that touched our lives almost 20 years ago. For the first time as a complete collection, the set contains all seven seasons and all previously released bonus material plus newly created featurettes which include brand new interviews with the cast. Cory (Savage) is your average guy. He has a best friend named Shawn (Strong) from the other side of the tracks, a teacher that constantly keeps him on his toes and a friend named Topanga (Fishel) whom he has trouble understanding. With the support of his parents and his brother Eric (Will Friedle), Cory learns to cope with the roller coaster called growing up. Join Cory and the gang as they weather the ups and downs of junior high, high school, college and the scary transition into adulthood. Buy the complete collection right here.

Saved By the Bell

Go back to Bayside High School and catch up with your favorite teens with the release of ‘Saved By The Bell: The Complete Collection,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. America’s hit ‘90s television sitcom that changed the face of Saturday morning television follows Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and his friends Screech (Dustin Diamond), Kelly (Tiffani Thiessen), Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley), A.C. (Mario Lopez) and Lisa (Lark Voorhies) as they go through their adventures at Bayside High School. Containing seasons one through five, the set includes previously released bonus materials plus brand new special features including an all-new “making of” documentary and new cast and crew interviews that fans will love. Watch as the gang goes through their fun-filled days at school and their antic-filled nights at their favorite hangout, The Max. Heartthrobs Zack and A.C. are always breaking hearts. Kelly is the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Screech is the class clown and Lisa is mostly occupied with her love of fashion. Jessie is the neutralizing force, all while school principal, Mr. Belding, tries to connect with the younger generation. Buy the complete collection right here.

Under the Dome

The hit summer CBS miniseries ‘Under the Dome‘ is now available on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD. From Amblin Television and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, ‘Under the Dome’ premiered on CBS with an average 13.53 million viewers, making it the most watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”). The Blu-ray and DVD collections from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution arrive just in time for the holiday season and include all 13 episodes and never-before-seen special features. ‘Under the Dome’ centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. The miniseries stars Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson and Alexander Koch. It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Jack Bender. Buy the Blu-ray right here.