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The Simpsons Movie — Blu-ray Review

The Simpsons Movie courtesy Fox Home Entertainment

It took them 18 years, but The Simpsons finally delivered a theatrical movie! Homer accidently causes an environmental catastrophe which could doom Springfield forever. Now Homer, one of the least responsible characters ever, must find a way to save his family, and the city.I've seen every episode of The Simpsons on TV, but I missed the theatrical run of the movie and opted to wait and watch it on Blu-ray. The video quality is stunning, and it looks like frames were painted on my TV, and the audio track (a DTS HD 5.1 Master Lossless track) sounded excellent.I've grown accustomed to the loaded Simpsons DVD sets, so I was surprised by how sparse the extras were on the movie. The two commentary tracks, one with a group, and the other with the directors, were good, but I expected to see more deleted scenes (there are only 6), and the "special stuff" section contained an odd assortment of clips, like Homer's monologue on The Tonight Show, a couple of American Idol pieces, and a short int... read more

Saturday Night Live And Other Announced Releases

The Deadliest Catch courtesy Discovery Channel

New releases announced today, February 2:Deadliest Catch - Season 3 will be coming out April 8 Saturday Night Live - The Complete 3rd Season (Regular and Limited Editions) will be coming out May 13 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Friday Night Lights Exclusive Scoop! And Other Announced Releases

Friday Night Lights by Bill Records/NBC

New releases announced today, February 1:You read it here first! Friday Night Lights: The 2nd Season will be coming out April 22. MonsterQuest: The Complete Season 1 will be coming out May 27. Paranormal State: Season 1 will be coming out April 29. Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Scoop: The Incredible Hulk and Other Announced Releases

Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno courtesy Universal TV

New releases announced today, January 31:The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers - The Collection: Volume 1 will be coming out May 13 The Incredible Hulk - Season 3 AND The Incredible Hulk - Season 4 will be coming out June 3 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Bionic Woman, Crossing Jordan and Other Announced Releases

Bionic Woman: Volume 1 courtesy Universal Studios Home Entertainment

New releases announced today, January 30:Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix will be coming out May 6 Bionic Woman: Volume 1 will be coming out March 18 Crossing Jordan: Season 1 will be coming out May 6 Two and a Half Men: The Complete 3rd Season will be coming out May 13 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster will be coming out February 5 The New Maverick (Pilot Telefilm for Young Maverick) will be coming out May 20 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

The Joy of Sets: Damages, Tudors and Kick-Ass Cable Lesbians!

Glenn Close by Craig Blankenhorn/Sony Pictures TV, Jonathan Rhys Meyers by Jonathan Hession/Showtime, Jennifer Beals by Paul Michaud/Showtime

Three good things about the writers' strike:1) No more Bionic Woman to disappoint us.2) Pepito the Wonder Chihuahua gets more "me" time.3) More chances to catch up on kick-ass cable shows on DVD!And let me tell you, that last one is a biggie, considering that a few cable shows I had to skip out on because of too many TiVo conflicts have just hit the shelves. One of them being FX's stellar, chilling Damages, which features quite possibly the single greatest performance of the last season. Is Golden Globe winner Glenn Close's Manhattan litigator Patty Hewes ingenious or pure evil? I'm not sure yet, but she is delicious nonetheless and I am having a hoot finding out.Centered around an Enron-type class-action suit against billionaire Arthur Frobisher — played with demonic menace by Ted Danson — the show should be about the case, since nobody does trial-angst better than Close (see Jagged Edge). But instead of courtrooms, we get boardrooms and some seriously twisted detours, co... read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Sixth Season — Review

Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Sixth Season courtesy HBO Home Video

Larry David is back for more wackiness with the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry takes in a family devastated by a hurricane, makes a generous donation, pay his respects to the dead, and befriends the handicapped. The sixth season includes 10 episodes on 2 discs, plus a gag reel, a behind-the-scenes look at the sixth season, and a great conversation between Larry David and Susie Essman which was shot after an airing of the sixth season premiere at New York's 92nd Street Y. — Gord LaceyBuy Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Sixth Season on Amazon.com read more

Degrassi: The Next Generation Release Announced

Degrassi: The Next Generation ? Season 6 courtesy Epitome Pictures, Inc/The N

New release announced today, January 29:Degrassi: The Next Generation — Season 6 will be coming out May 27 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

One-Day Sale on Lost Blu-ray

Lost - The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] courtesy Walt Disney Video

Amazon has a great deal for people looking to pick up the third season of Lost on Blu-ray. You can pick up the set for just $39.99, but only today, January 29. That's a savings of 59% off the regular price! — Gord LaceyBuy Lost: Season 3 Blu-ray on Amazon.com read more

Defective Recall for MI-5 - Volume 5

MI-5, Volume 5 courtesy BBC Video and Warner Home Video

Warner Home Video, which distributes DVDs on behalf of BBC Video, has issued an immediate recall notice for their recently released MI-5 - Volume 5 package. Since the set hit stores on January 8th, consumers have reported that episodes on the third disc simply will not play. The studio has verified the issue, and initiated this recall "due to a manufacturing error on Disc 3."The defective version being recalled can be identified with UPC # 794051423429, and the new release (which is expected to ship on January 31st) will have UPC # 883929017317. Not everyone's copy is defective; fellow DVD Team member Gord Lacey tells me that his third disc works just fine! However, if yours doesn't, then you may get a free replacement for the 3rd Disc by calling 1-800-553-6937. Be ready to provide the agent you talk to with your name, address and telephone number. — David Lambert read more

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