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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Season Four - Universal
One of the greatest TV dramas of all time continues with 13 gripping fourth season episodes of the critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights. Small-town life in Dillon has changed irrevocably with the dramatic split of the school district. Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) finds himself fighting for the respect of the East Dillon Lions, while his wife, Tami (Connie Britton), faces her own battles as principal of the Dillon High Panthers. Across town, it’s a season for change as graduating students face life after high school, and new students deal with hostile rivalries.
MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH: Bedtime with Pooh - Disney
It’s Lumpy’s very first moon party, but tonight, the moon has disappeared! Join the Super Sleuths as they try to discover where the sky’s biggest night-light is hiding. Of course, after the party, it’s time for bed. But Tigger wants to stay up and bounce. He thinks resting is no fun at all – until there’s a mystery to solve and he’s so sleepy, he just can’t stay awake. So brush your teeth, count those sheep, and make Bedtime With Pooh the best part of your whole day!
THE WOUNDED PLATOON - PBS
Since the Iraq War began, soldier arrests in the city of Colorado Springs have tripled. At least thirty-six servicemen based at the nearby Army post of Fort Carson have committed suicide. And fourteen Fort Carson soldiers have been charged or convicted in at least eleven killings. Many of the most violent crimes involved men who had served in the same battalion in Iraq. Three of them came from a single platoon of infantrymen. Frontline tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry; and how the war followed them home.
TRIAGE - NEM
After a traumatic, near death experience in Kurdistan, Mark, a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague Colin. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind Colin’s disappearance.
WATER LIFE: Blu-ray - Questar
Water Life captures extraordinary locations and intimate animal behavior never before seen on film. Two years in the making, this groundbreaking series takes viewers on an unprecedented visual journey to aquatic ecosystems on five continents to reveal how water shapes and sculpts the landscape and provides food and refuge for an astonishing array of species. This epic series tells water's story as never before to engage viewers in vital discussions about how water must be conserved and preserved.
ROME: Power & Glory - Questar
I love documentaries on ancient empires and already have a number on Rome. This far surpasses them all. Like most I have seen, it is made for a wide audience, but this one does offer a wonderful glimpse into this civilization that still impacts so much of our current world. Each disc also has lots of extras as well as some have virtual recreations. I will enjoy watching this for years. I have seen a number of cheesy documentaries on Rome and this one is wonderful - and not cheesy, either! It is narrated by Peter Coyote.
DRAGNET: Season Two - Shout Factory
This is the city: Los Angeles. It is 1968, and Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) are hitting the streets once again in the name of law and order, to protect and to serve. The community landscape is littered daily by juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, student dissidence and con-artistry but, just like that, it can all be brought to a screeching halt when Friday and Gannon appear on the scene. Ladies and gentlemen, the stories you are about to see are true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. This is Dragnet 1968. Originally conceived as a radio program and then a popular 1950s television series, the Dragnet series from 1967 1970 featured the visionary cop drama of creator Jack Webb in its prime: paving the way for the hit shows Adam-12 and Emergency!
RHODA: Season Three - Shout Factory
Rhoda returns with the third hysterical season on DVD, beautifully re-mastered from new high-definition transfers! With her marriage to Joe coming to an end, Rhoda Morgenstern once again finds herself single and her life filled with hilarious dating adventures reminiscent of her days in Minneapolis. Complete with spontaneous trips around the world, dates with vibrant lounge singers and mistaken arrests, this 24-episode third season is a brilliant reminder of why Rhoda remains one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: XVIII - Shout Factory
The Mads of Deep 13 and the loyal yet helpless crew of the Satellite of Love, including Joel, Mike, Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot and Gypsy, cordially invite you to join them as they pay tribute to some of the finest-quality cheesefests this side of Gouda! This 18th laugh-filled edition of Mystery Science Theater 3000 promises to keep you as entertained as ever with four episodes never before available on DVD! Films Include: Lost Continent, Crash Of The Moons, The Beast Of Yucca Flats & Jack Frost. The actual DVD quality of previous Shout! Factory releases has been generally terrific with good picture and sound and few anomalies. Extra features just announced by Shout! Factory include special introductions by Frank Conniff and Kevin Murphy, original Mystery Science Theater Hour wraps, a look back at The Beast of Yucca Flats featurettes, original trailers & promos and more.
TEMPLE GRANDIN - HBO
It doesn't take long to see that Temple Grandin, the main character in this eponymous HBO movie, is, well, different--she (Claire Danes, who plays her) tells us before the credits start that she's "not like other people." But "different" is not "less." Indeed, Grandin, who is now in her 60s, has accomplished a good deal more than a great many "normal" folks, let alone others afflicted with the autism that Grandin overcame on her way to earning a doctorate and becoming a bestselling author and a pioneer in the humane treatment of livestock. It wasn't easy. The doctor who diagnosed her at age 4 said she'd never talk and would have to be institutionalized. Only through the dogged efforts of her mother (Julia Ormond), who was told that "lack of bonding" with her child might have caused the autism, did Grandin learn to speak; to go to high school, college, and grad school; and to become a highly productive scientist, enduring the cruel taunts of her classmates and the resistance of many of the adults in her life (most of whom are shown as either narrow-minded prigs or macho, chauvinist jerks). Her lack of social skills and sometimes violent reactions to the over stimulation in her environment made it tough to fit in, to say the least. Danes, who is in nearly every scene of director Mick Jackson's film, is remarkable, embodying Grandin's various idiosyncrasies without resorting to caricature. A brilliant film and an even more brilliant performance.
WOW WOW WUBBZY: Wubb Idol - Anchor Bay
Wuzzleburg welcomes the Wubb Girlz! And when the most awesome girl group hosts the ‘Wuzzleburg Idol’ talent show, everybody in town wants to win the contest. If Wubbzy can wow the judges, he’ll get the chance to perform with Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine at their big concert in Wuzzlewood and maybe become a movie star. But will he remember the importance of just being himself? Join ‘Wubb-Z’, Walden, Widget and Daizy - and two special guest stars – on the coolest road trip ever! Filled with singing, dancing, best friends and more!
WOW WOW WUBBZY: Go for Gold! - Anchor Bay
Get Ready, Get Set, Go! In this athletic-themed collection, Wubbzy and his Friends learn all about teamwork, fair play and good sportsmanship. What happens when Wubbzy joins a hoopty-hoops team? Why is Wubbzy so upset about being small? How do Wubbzy’s friends prove that cheating at games is wrong? Michelle Kwan as Michelle Kwanzleberry and Tiki Barber as Touchdown Tiki star in this collection that takes the Gold!
WOW WOW WUBBZY: Escape from Dino Island - Anchor Bay
Wubbzy and his friends are heading out on a mysterious adventure! Join the Wuzzleburg gang as they voyage to Dino Island in Widget's Wavy Wheeler 3000, explore Wazumboo Jungle and try to control a Doodleberry patch that has gone Wow! Wow! WILD! There is no telling who they will meet along the way! Sing and laugh along while learning life lessons about honesty, sharing, friendship and being prepared!
WOW WOW WUBBZY: A Little Help from my Friends - Anchor Bay
Join Wubbzy, Widget and Walden in Wuzzleburg in this fun, fun, fun collection of 8 episodes! Friendship takes center stage as Wubbzy and his pals search for a lost Wiggle Wrench, escape a runaway Doodleberry Cake, build a Super Robot, teach Walden to boogie and work hard for Wuzzleburg trophies. Together they discover the importance of positive values like confidence, cooperation, team work and above all , the meaning of friendship. There's hours of singing, dancing, laughing and learning in this Emmy award winning series that will have preschool kids and parents alike saying WOW!
MAX HEADROOM: Complete Series - Shout Factory
Television networks battle one another in an unrelenting ratings war. Whoever controls the airwaves controls the dystopic world in which they broadcast. So when Network 23s star reporter, Edison Carter, uncovers a deadly secret that could shake up the dominion the station has over its viewers, the only option is to eliminate Carter before he can make his story public. After his “accident,” his mind is uploaded to create the world’s first self-aware, computer-generated TV host: Max Headroom! But will Max bow to his creators? Or will he be the key to his human alter ago bringing down a network superpower? Able to boast his own international talk show, music videos, countless endorsements and merchandising, the puckish Max Headroom became more than just a character on television. He was a decade-defining icon, never better represented than in this sardonically witty, adventurous look at society and the place of media within it. Now all 14 uncut episodes, starring Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays, Jeffrey Tambor and Morgan Sheppard, are finally available together in one long-awaited DVD collection!
SIMON & SIMON: Season Five - Shout Factory
All 24 Original One-Hour Episodes that ran on NBC From 1985-1986 From San Diego to San Francisco, detective brothers Rick and A.J. Simon have their hands full as they are hired to unravel a mystery of stolen diamonds, investigate a killer chimpanzee, explore the world of witchcraft and go undercover as convicts to find the only escapee ever to make it out of Alcatraz in Season Five of the popular prime-time drama. Simon & Simon originally aired from 1981-1989 in the heart of what would become a golden age for action-packed television. This is arguably the best season of the eight year show.
STREET HAWK: Complete Series - Shout Factory
Broadcast by ABC in the mid 80s, this series quickly became a massive hit. Jesse Mach, an ex-motorcycle cop injured in the line of duty-now a police trouble shooter, has been recruited for a top-secret government mission to ride Street Hawk, an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds of up to 300 mph and immense firepower. Only one man, Norman Tuttle, knows Jesse Mach s true identity. The Man, The Machine, Street Hawk.