DVD Roundup: 11.28.06

Joan of Arcadia: The Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Michael Welch as Luke Girardi
Amber Tamblyn as Joan Girardi
Chris Marquette as Adam Rove
Becky Wahlstrom as Grace Polk
Joe Mantegna as Will Girardi
Jason Ritter as Kevin Girardi
Mary Steenburgen as Helen Girardi
Aaron Himelstein as Friedman
Mageina Tovah as Glynis Figliola

Special Features:
22 episodes from the 2004-2005 season on six discs

Commentary on select episodes

“A Look at Season 2″

“The Making of Queen of the Zombies”

“A Tour of Joan’s High School”

“Common Thread: A Table Read”

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Running Time: 16 Hours 8 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Joan of Arcadia: The Second Season is a ‘divine and inspired’ show that stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Amber Tamblyn as Joan Girardi. An average teenager living with her family (Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Ritter, Michael Welch) in Arcadia, Joan is going through more than the average challenges any teen faces: she must somehow make sense of the surprise visits she’s been getting – from God.”

“Joan of Arcadia: The Second Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
I never saw this TV series but fans should be happy with the good selection of bonus features.

Available Tuesday, November 28



Touched by an Angel: The Third Season, Volume 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Roma Downey as Monica
Della Reese as Tess
John Dye as Andrew

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital English Stereo
Spanish Language
Running Time: 10 Hours 42 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Here to inspire viewers all over again are 14 uplifting episodes in a 4-disc set: Touched by an Angel: The Third Season, Volume Two. Come join our noble trio, Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye), as they descend to earth, handling every imaginable human dilemma with divine grace. Nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, the angels’ commitment to the quest and their eternal love for mankind is unquestioned. Often it is the journey, not the destination, that reveals the true miracles of life.”

“Touched By an Angel: The Third Season, Volume Two is not rated.

CS Comment:
Some more heavenly inspired DVDs are here. If you’re still with this series by the third season, more power to ya.

Available Tuesday, November 28



7th Heaven: The Complete Third Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Camden
Stephen Collins as Rev. Eric Camden
Happy as Happy
Catherine Hicks as Annie Camden
Mackenzie Rosman as Ruthie Camden
David Gallagher as Simon Camden
Barry Watson as Matt Camden
Jessica Biel as Mary Camden
Lorenzo Brino as Sam Camden
Nikolas Brino as David Camden
George Stults as Kevin Kinkirk

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Stereo Sound
Running Time: 16 Hours 29 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“The critically acclaimed ’7th Heaven’ details the trials and tribulations of a loving spiritual family. Produced by the legendary Aaron Spelling, the saga of parents Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie Camden (Catherine Hicks) and their five offspring: college-age Matt (Barry Watson), independent Mary (Jessica Biel), boy-crazy Lucy (Beverley Mitchell), teenage Simon (David Gallagher), and precocious Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman). This season, the family of seven expands as Annie gives birth to twins, Sam and David. But just because a couple of newborns have arrived doesn’t mean that the problems of the older children are over. A jealous Ruthie runs away from home, Mary and Lucy rebel against their household duties, and Matt is obsessed with stopping the wedding of his ex-girlfriend! And yet the show continues to offer heart and humor, while boldly examining contemporary issues. Experience all 22 episodes of Season Three of ’7th Heaven,’ the longest running family drama in television history!”

“7th Heaven: The Complete Third Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Yes, more godly entertainment from the boob tube. Continue your “7th Heaven” collection!

Available Tuesday, November 28



The Cheetah Girls 2: Cheetah-licious Edition
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Rating: TV-G

Starring:
Raven as Galleria
Adrienne Bailon as Chanel
Sabrina Bryan as Dorinda
Kiely Williams as Aqua
Belinda as Marisol
Lori Anne Alter as Juanita
Abel Folk as Luc
Golan Yosef as Joaquin
Lynn Whitfield as Dorothea
Kim Manning as Lola
Rosana Pastor as Aramet
Peter Vives Newey as Angel
Richard Felix as Randolph
Guillermo Ayesa as Sr. Reynosa
Sue Flack as Sra. Reynosa

Special Features:
2 Versions of the Movie — Never-Before-Extended Version and Sing-Along Version

Cheetah Tips — How to be “Cheetah-licious”

“Dance With Me” Music Video Featuring Belinda and Drew Seeley

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Language
Running Time: 96 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“More moves, more music, and more growl power are packed into the sensational Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘The Cheetah Girls 2.’ And this Cheetah-licious Edition DVD has 2 versions of the movie — the exclusive extended version and sing-along version. Best friends Galleria (Raven-Symoné), Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), Dorinda (Sabrina Byran), and Aqua (Kiely Williams), A.K.A. the girl band “The Cheetahs,” get the opportunity of a lifetime when they strut their way to Barcelona, Spain, to perform in an international music festival. Along the way, the “amigas Cheetahs” learn that, although their paths are not the same, they are lucky to have one another for the journey. Directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (‘High School Musical’), The Cheetah Girls 2′ will have you movin’ and groovin’! Catch all the excitement and never-before-seen bonus features in this all-new Cheetah-licious Edition DVD. ”

“The Cheetah Girls 2: Cheetah-licious Edition” is rated TV-G.

CS Comment:
Here’s a DVD for pre-teen girls. You got a sequel because you DEMANDED it!

Available Tuesday, November 28



Walt Disney’s Funny Factory With Goofy, Volume 3
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Rating: Not Rated

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
English Dolby Digital Sound
French Language
Running Time: 52 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Join your favorite Disney pals as they celebrate some of Goofy’s funniest moments in this sidesplitting collection of cartoon treasures. Goofy’s out of the doghouse and starring in his own collection of seven short films. It’s time for fun at work with Donald and Mickey in ‘Clock Cleaners.’ Then, in ‘Father’s Week-End,’ keeping an eye on Junior makes for a nonstop day of so-called rest. Hang on for hilarity when Goofy gets a boat in ‘Aquamania’ and more!.”

“Walt Disney’s Funny Factory With Goofy, Volume 3″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
You can’t go wrong entertaining kids with Goofy cartoons. Who loves ya? Goofy does.

Available Tuesday, November 21



Walt Disney’s Funny Factory With Huey Dewey & Louie, Volume 4
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Rating: Not Rated

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Sound
French Language
Running Time: 57 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Join your favorite Disney pals as they celebrate some of Huey, Dewey and Louie’s funniest moments in this sidesplitting collection of cartoon treasures. Kick off this classic collection of eight short films when ‘Donald’s Nephews’ come for a visit – and create chaos! The boys embark on all sorts of hilarious adventures with their beloved uncle, including a day on the high seas in ‘Sea Scouts,’ an unexpected encounter with a pie-loving predator in ‘Lion Around’ and more!”

“Walt Disney’s Funny Factory With Huey Dewey & Louie, Volume 4″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
More vintage Disney fun for the kiddies. Donald’s Satan spawned nephews continue their reign of terror.

Available Tuesday, November 21



Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Jamie Kennedy
Terry Crews
Tracy Dali
Dale Godboldo
Kali Hawk
Nickolas Ray Hernandez
Adolfo Quinones
RZA
Stuart Stone

Special Features:
Commentary by: Jamie Kennedy and partner in crime Stu Stone

7 episodes on two discs

Commentary by Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone

“Lighting the Fuse”: The Blowin’ Up Prequel

Infamous “Rollin’ With Saget” music video

Deleted and Extended Scenes

Rappin’ with Jamie & Stu

MTV Overdrive and Footage

“Blowin’ Up” infomercial

Podcasts

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 144 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Jamie Kennedy wants to be a rapper. Jamie Kennedy Experience Jamie Kennedy. Malibu’s Most Wanted Jamie Kennedy. That Jamie Kennedy. In MTV’s new series ‘Jamie Kenndy’s Blowin’ Up,’ he and sidekick Stu Stone want to cut a record, make a video, and get a deal. Will they stop at nothing? Will hip-hop embrace two white dudes rapping about cootie shots and bragging about hanging out with Bob Saget in their single? You’ve got to watch all 7 episodes plus the bonus features on this two-disc set to find out whether the duo is going to blow up or just blow it.”

“Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up” is not rated.

CS Comment:
I’ve never seen this show but even I have heard of the Bob Saget music video here. Jamie Kennedy fans may want to check this out.

Available Tuesday, November 28



Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – The Complete Fourth Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Dean Cain as Clark Kent
Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane
Lane Smith as Perry White
Justin Whalin as Jimmy Olsen
Eddie Jones as Jonathan Kent
K Callan as Martha Kent

Special Features:
22 episodes on six discs

Kryptonian Kronology: Dean Cain hosts an interactive history of the Superman timeline

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
French and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 1002 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Lois Lane and Clark Kent saved the best for last. In their final season, they finally get married. There are a few roadblocks along the highway to marital bliss: a worlds-at-war battle with Lord Nor; an adventure-packed encounter with the Wedding Destroyer, who believes folks are better dead than wed; and even wedding-night interruptus compliments of time-traveling H.G. Wells. But before or after the shoes and rice, all 22 fourth-season episodes zing with Lois & Clark’s action/comedy blend. A multitude of baddies – ghosts, aliens, deranged scientists and bizarre criminal geniuses – power up the excitement. A host of guest stars – Drew Carey, Harry Anderson, Antonio Sabato Jr. and more – power up the laughs. Time to fly…and say goodbye! ”

“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – The Complete Fourth Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
OK, this Superman series really jumps the shark here. If you like watching train wrecks that even Superman can’t stop, this is for you.

Available Tuesday, November 14



Power Rangers Mystic Force – Legendary Catastros (Vol. 2)
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Rating: TV-Y7

Starring:
Firass Dirani as Nick Russell
Angie Diaz as Pink Mystic Ranger
Richard Brancatisano as Green Mystic Ranger
Melanie Vallejo as Blue Mystic Ranger
Nic Sampson as Chip Thorn
Peta Rutter as Udonna
Antonia Prebble as Clare
Barnie Duncan as Toby Slambrook
Donogh Rees as Necrolai
Kelson Henderson as Phineas
Geoff Dolan as Koragg – The Knight Wolf
Holly Shanahan as Leelee
John Tui as Daggeron
Oliver Driver as Jenji
Andrew Robertt as Morticon
Stuart Devenie as Imperius

Special Features:
Bonus Episode- Whispering Voices

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Running Time: 68 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Come along for the ride of your life as the next generation of Power Rangers fills the screen with their epic crusade for good vs. evil. Join their heroic adventure as a classic backstabbing move by evil forces throws Nick and the legendary steed Catastros into another dimension. Nick must face his nagging fears, while the rest of the Power Rangers try to get Nick out of the warp in time to fend off Morticon’s lowdown scheme to get out of the Pit. One who possesses the power of the Gatekeeper is about to be revealed, and both the forces of good and evil will ultimately fight for control!”

“Power Rangers Mystic Force – Legendary Catastros (Vol. 2)” is rated TV-Y7.

CS Comment:
If you have toddler boys, teach them to beat up their friends and family members with this handy martial arts video.

Available Tuesday, November 28



Power Rangers Mystic Force: Fire Heart (Vol. 3)
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Rating: TV-Y7

Starring:
Firass Dirani as Nick Russell
Angie Diaz as Pink Mystic Ranger
Richard Brancatisano as Green Mystic Ranger
Melanie Vallejo as Blue Mystic Ranger
Nic Sampson as Chip Thorn
Peta Rutter as Udonna
Antonia Prebble as Clare
Barnie Duncan as Toby Slambrook
Donogh Rees as Necrolai
Kelson Henderson as Phineas
Geoff Dolan as Koragg – The Knight Wolf
Holly Shanahan as Leelee
John Tui as Daggeron
Oliver Driver as Jenji
Andrew Robertt as Morticon
Stuart Devenie as Imperius

Special Features:
Cool Bonus Episode: “Ranger Down”

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Running Time: 68 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Experience a new generation of Power Rangers at their most thrilling as they face the ultimate test of their teamwork. Natural and unnatural forces work overtime when the map to the powerful Fire Heart falls into enemy hands. The only way to beat Necrolai and the Hidiacs to Fire Heart is for our heroes to get past the quicksand, giant spiders, and other dangers of the Cimmerian Forest – and Xander insists on leading the way. To unlock these powerful secrets for good, the Power Rangers will need some puzzle-solving genius and a new ally against evil – Jenji the Genie!”

“Power Rangers Mystic Force: Fire Heart (Vol. 3)” is rated TV-Y7.

CS Comment:
I dare you to watch this video, especially while sober.

Available Tuesday, November 28

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