Eric Braeden with Armand Assante on the set of The Man Who Came Back
The Man Who Came Back, released this week on DVD (shop Amazon), is a compelling revenge film set in the 1870s, chronicling the second worst labor strike in American history. Bringing the tale to life was none other than Eric Braeden, famous for his long run on CBS' The Young and the Restless (where he plays the dynamic Victor Newman) as well as roles in such films as Titanic.
Braeden, however, did much more than ...
Faerie Tale Theatre
OK, so now that we've got the holiday commercials running around the clock, I'm sure there are some of you going 'Holy non-denominational celebration! I still need to find the perfect present for [fill in the blank]!' Never fear, here are some more grand ideas to keep you on the right side of your gift-giving icon of choice's "naughty-or-nice" list.
See our suggestions after the jump.
Transformers and 300
So you have a list of people to buy for and no idea what to get them, right? Been there, suffered through that. And children, I can only offer you two options: piss off a bunch of friends over Thanksgiving so you don't have to get them anything, or head to the DVD section. Because nothing says "I put more thought into this than you deserve" than a movie starring some of their fave TV faces. And they're so easy to wrap!
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series Collection
It's been 25 years since Jim Henson introduced us to the Fraggles, some of his most psychedelic Muppet creations. And for anyone with fond memories of Red, Mokey, Wembley, Gobo and Boober(!) and all their subterranean friends, this set is sure to put a smile on your face. The 20-disc collection features more than 47 hours of Fraggle fun, including all four seasons of the show. However, the only way to own the fourth and final season is to buy this collection, something that will no doubt upset fans who have bought the first three seasons separately.
In addition to the series, the set features ...
The Sopranos — The Complete Series
Bada bing! At long last, the seedy adventures of Tony Soprano & Co. finally arrive on shelves in one complete package. While we could argue about the merits of the show all day (and don't even get us started on that ending), the No. 1 question in every consumer's mind as it relates to this set is the price tag. Is this beautifully and carefully designed package really worth $400 bucks? Like most things in David Chase's world, the answer is a bit complicated ...
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series
James Bond fans, new and old, behold: a TV series (and DVD set) after your own heart. This release, handsomely packaged in an attaché case, features all 105 episodes of the Golden-Globe winning series that combined foreign spying with 1960s cool like no other show. Starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum (who's still going strong on NCIS), the unlikely partners approached every case and in their own wacky, tongue-in-cheek style, attempted to thwart the plots of THRUSH, both stateside and abroad.
The 41-disc set features ...
The Donna Reed Show: Complete First Season
Academy Award-winner (Best Actress in a Supporting Role for From Here to Eternity) Donna Reed became the new symbol of American motherhood when The Donna Reed Show premiered in 1958. The Stone family, Dr. Alex Stone, Donna, and the kids, Jeff and Shelly, brought viewers into their homes for 8 seasons, and now Arts Alliance America is making the entire first season available on DVD. This 4-disc set includes all 37 episodes of the first season, plus a photo gallery featuring rare and never-before-seen photos, original production notes, an original TV commercial, and the original Screen Gems Inc. press release.
Buy The Donna Reed Show Season 1 on Amazon.com.
Newsradio - The Complete Series
Tune into NewsRadio for a hilarious look behind-the-scenes at WNYX, the #2 news radio station in New York City. Starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Stephen Root (Office Space), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Maura Tierney (ER), Vicki Lewis (Three Sisters), Joe Rogan (Fear Factor), Khandi Alexander (ER), Phil Hartman (Saturday Night Live) and Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), NewsRadio delivers tons of laughs in this 12-disc set featuring all 97 episodes of the series. Bonus material includes hilarious commentary tracks (some of the best I've ever heard), blooper reels, filmographies, featurettes, and more. The only downside is the packaging; the discs are on a plastic hub. but on the bright side it's only $59.95 (SRP) for the complete series. There's no reason to buy this if you already have the season sets, but it offers fans an opportunity to buy the entire series for a cheap price if you don't already have it in your collection.
Buy NewsRadio The Complete Series on Amazon.com
The Munsters: The Complete Series
I loooooove Halloween. Best holiday around, really. Christmas is nice, but come on. Chills. Thrills. M&Ms. It's all so good! And so are some of the creepy-cool, kickbutt DVDs that have been keeping Pepito the Wonder Chihuahua and I up late at night these days…
The Naked Brothers Band features real-life brothers Nat and Alex Wolff, along with their bandmates Rosalina, David, Thomas, Qaasim and manager Cooper, make up one of the hottest bands around, at least that's what this somewhat-real, somewhat-fake "documentary" would have you believe.