Hope & Faith: Season 1
Faith stirs up drama in the Shanowski household when she moves in with her big sister, Hope. A former soap star, Faith is looking for anything that'll bring attention her way, on, or off, the screen. Can Hope, her husband, and three kids survive her visit? Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis & Kelly, Faith Ford (Night Court) and Ted McGinley (Married with Children) star in this hilarious show from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
This 4-disc set includes all 25 episodes from the first season of the ABC series, plus commentary tracks featuring the cast and crew, bloopers, and a featurette on the creation of the show.
Buy Hope & Faith Season 1 on Amazon.com
In Plain Sight: Season One
U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon is part of the Federal Witness Protection Program where she helps to keep liars, murderers, thieves and innocent people hidden from those that want them dead. Shot on location in Albuquerque, NM, In Plain Sight is a funny, suspenseful show about the Witness Protection Program.
This 3-disc set from Universal Studios Home Entertainment includes all 12 episodes from the first season, including the 90 minute pilot. Episodes are presented in anamorphic widescreen, and accompanied by Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Deleted scenes can be found on each disc.
Buy In Plain Sight Season 1 on Amazon.com
Pinocchio (2-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition + Standard DVD) [Blu-ray]
A few years ago I had a discussion with someone who told me "old movies can't be released on Blu-ray because they weren't shot with HD cameras." He was clearly wrong, since 35mm film is a higher resolution than HD to start with, and Disney proves it by releasing Pinocchio, their second animated feature, on Blu-ray 70 years after the movie was made.
Breaking Bad — Season 1
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a chemistry teacher forced to take on a second job to make ends meet for his wife (Anna Gunn) and physically challenged son (RJ Mitte). A trip to the doctor's office for a bad cough reveals he has terminal lung cancer, and with only a few years to live — and nothing to lose — he decides to take on a new job cooking and selling meth with the help of one of his former students. Cranston, best known for playing "Hal" on Malcolm in the Middle, shines as Walter White, a role that earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
This 3-disc set includes
Just Shoot Me — Season 3
It's time to renew your subscription to Blush Magazine! After a long hiatus Just Shoot Me season 3 has been released, bringing you more fashion tips from Jack, Nina, Dennis, Elliot and Maya in these 25 episodes on 3 discs. There's also a ton of guest stars joining them this season, including Steve Carell (The Office), French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), David Cross (Arrested Development), Brian Dennehy (F/X), Tyra Banks (America's Next Top Model), Fred Willard (Back to You), Willie Garson (Sex and the City) Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), Rebecca Romijn (The X-Men) and Kenny Johnson (The Shield).
Unfortunately there isn't any bonus material on the set.
Just Shoot Me Season 3 on Amazon.com.
Simon & Simon - Season 2
The Simon brothers are back on DVD after a two-and-a-half year absence. Season 2, the first full season for the show, has the brothers investigating missing dolphins, a stolen Ki', and even teaming up with Thomas Magnum. That's right, the cross-over episode, "Ki' I's Don't Lie" from Magnum P.I. is included on this set, along with all 22 episodes from Simon & Simon season 2, including the double-length episode, "Pirate's Key." The set is released by Shout! Factory, who picked up the distribution rights from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The packaging, transfers and quality of the set as the same as season 1, so fans don't have to worry that the change in distributors will affect the quality of the set on the shelf, or in the player.
This isn't the first title Shout! Factory has continued after the initial distributor decided to hold back releasing other seasons. Do you have any favorites you'd like to see Shout! pick up?
Simon & Simon Season 2 on Amazon.com.
The Bourne Trilogy
Jason Bourne explodes onto Blu-ray with Universal's release of The Bourne Trilogy consisting of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremazy and The Bourne Ultimatum. This 3-disc set collects the three Bourne movies together for the first time on Blu-ray, and is the only way you can buy the movies; they aren't sold separately.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
I have a distinct memory of the local librarian leading me over to a wall of books where she pulled The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe from a shelf and handed it to me, saying "Gordon, you'll love this series of books." She was right; I read all the books in The Chronicles of Narnia series over the following months, and the series remains a childhood favorite. I loved the first movie when it came out a couple of years ago, and I was eager to watch Prince Caspian on Blu-ray, since I missed it in the theater. The movie joins Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmond Pevensie as they return to the land of Narnia only to find it's not quite the place they left behind. The Telmarines have taken over the land, nearly causing the extinction of the Narnians, and now their nation is in a state of upheaval as the heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, has been chased from his throne by his Uncle. The Pevensie siblings battle with the Prince to restore him to the throne, and bring peace back to the land of Narnia.
For hundreds of years WALL-E has compacted trash into nice stackable cubes, but one day he receives a visitor, EVE, a beautiful, sleek search robot. Her arrival leads WALL-E on a trip that's out of this world. This is the ninth smash hit for Pixar, and now it's available on DVD and Blu-ray.
I've loved the Pixar movies ever since I caught Luxo Jr and Knick Knack playing in theaters back when I was a 'tween (though we weren't called that yet). The stories are always phenomenal, and the characters are brought to life through the animation. Pixar has always been able to bring such personality and emotion to inanimate objects, whether it's a lamp, or a robot. WALL-E is an excellent example of the emotion Pixar breathes into their characters.