DVD Roundup: 3.27.07

The Shield: Season 5
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey
Walton Goggins as Detective Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace as Officer Julien Lowe
Catherine Dent as Officer Danielle “Danny” Sofer
CCH Pounder as Detective Claudette Wyms
Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey

Special Features:
Disc 1:
Extraction
Commentary by DJ Caruso, Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins, Kenneth Johnson, David Rees Snell & Kurt Sutter
Enemy of Good
Commentary by Catherine Dent, Guy Ferland, Paula Garces & Michael Jaces
Jailbait
Commentary by Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins, Kenneth Johnson, Scott Rosenbaum & David Rees Snell
Tapa Boca
Commentary by Liz Craft, Sarah Fain, Paula Garces, Laura Harring & Jay Karnes
*All Episodes Have The Option To Play With Or Without Recaps
9 Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Shawn Ryan

Disc 2:
Trophy
Commentary by Catherine Dent, Laura Harring, Benito Martinez & CCH Pounder
Rap Payback
Man Inside
Commentary by Adam Fierro, Jay Karnes, Emily Lewis, CCH Pounder & Cathy Cahlin Ryan
Kavanaugh
Commentary by Jay Karnes and Shawn Ryan
7 Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Shawn Ryan

Disc 3:
Smoked
Commentary by David Marciano, Glen Mazzara, Cathy Cahlin Ryan & David Rees Snell
Of Mice & Lem
Commentary by Anthony Anderson, Gwenyth Horder-Payton, Michael Jace, Kenneth Johnson, Benito Martinez & CCH Pounder
Post Partum
Commentary by Walton Goggins, Kenneth Johnson & Shawn Ryan
9 Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Shawn Ryan

Disc 4:
Bonus Features
Season 6 Prequel
“Delivering the Baby: The Making of Episode 511″
“The Shield Television Academy Panel”
“I.A.D.”
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Making A Scene
Scott Brazil Tribute
Music Video
25 Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Shawn Ryan

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 546 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“As the Strike Team battles racial tensions in the city, friction inside the Barn escalates with the arrival of Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh (Forest Whitaker), a dogged Internal Affairs cop obsessed with taking down Vic Mackey, squeezing Vic’s ex-wife, Corrine, to do it. In the midst of this chaos, Dutch and Claudette’s work relationship grows strained, Danny refuses to reveal the of her baby and Julien struggles with a new attractive, rookie partner.”

“The Shield: Season 5″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
Forest Whitaker shakes things up on “The Shield” in this 5th season DVD. Just in time to see Chiklis in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”!

Available Tuesday, March 27



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

Starring:
Stephen Collins as Rev. Eric Camden
Beverley Mitchell as Lucy Camden
Catherine Hicks as Annie Camden
Happy as Happy
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 (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 16 Hours 14 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD synopsis:

“From leading television producer Aaron Spelling comes 7th Heaven, a critically acclaimed family drama about a minister, his wife and their seven children. The WB’s highest-rated series, ’7th Heaven’ has captured the hearts of television audiences with its witty, charming and heartwarming storytelling and has been praised for providing high-quality entertainment for all ages.”

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

CS Comment:
You can continue your “7th Heaven” collection with this fourth season DVD.

Available Tuesday, March 27



Touched by an Angel: The Fourth Season, Volume 1
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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 Stereo Sound
Running Time: 10 Hours 2 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD synopsis:

“A trio of angels Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are dispatched from heaven with a special mission: to inspire people facing sometimes unseen crossroads in their lives. Monica, an angel who at times still needs some guidance with her earthly assignments, reports to Tess, her tough, wise and always loving supervisor. Also on hand is Andrew, who, in addition to his duties as the Angel of Death, now helps out as a caseworker on carious assignments. Gloria, an angel for the 21st century, continues to seek guidance from Monica performing her angelic duties. While the angels may not bring solutions to every problem, they always deliver a message of hope.”

“Touched by an Angel: The Fourth Season, Volume 1″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
More for your “Touched by an Angel” collection. You do have a “Touched by an Angel” collection, don’t you?

Available Tuesday, March 27



The Addams Family: Volume 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Carolyn Jones as Morticia Frump Addams
Ted Cassidy as Lurch
John Astin as Gomez Addams
Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester Frump
Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley Addams
Lisa Loring as Wednesday Friday Addams
Marie Blake as Grandmama Addams

Special Features:
Commentary: On select scenes by Thing and Cousin Itt
Commentary: On “Morticia Meets Royalty” by Steven Cox, author of “The Addams Chronicles”
Featurette: “Mad About The Addams”
Tombstone Trivia: On “Morticia’s Romance” (Part I)
Bonus: Guest Star Seance with Parley Baer, Milton Frome, Vito Scotti, Elizabeth Frazer, Richard Deacon, Sig Ruman, Margaret Hamilton, Elvia Allman, Eddie Quillan and Peter Bonerz

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Spanish and French Language
Running Time: 541 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD synopsis:

“They’re baaaack! The Addams Family, TV’s most frightfully funny family returns for more creepy capers and hair-raising hilarity, terrifying their neighbors and delighting viewers like never before! The ‘The Addams Family: Volume 2′ features the ghoulish gang in fine form: Gomez runs for mayor, Lurch becomes a pop star, Uncle Fester turns Pugsley into a chimp, and Cousin Itt loses his hair! And that’s just the beginning! So, turn down the lights and prepare yourself for the ghastly giddiness of The Addams Family…They really are a scream!”

“The Addams Family: Volume 2″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. Let your kids check it out for the first time with this DVD collection of “The Addams Family”!

Available Tuesday, March 27



Run’s House: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Angela Simmons as Herself
Daniel Simmons as Himself
Joseph Simmons as Himself
Russell Simmons Jr. as Himself
Justine Simmons as Herself
Vanessa Simmons as Herself

Special Features:
All 16 episodes from the first and second seasons on 3 discs
Interviews
Extended scenes
Music videos
Room Tours

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 316 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Over an hour of bonus footage including interviews, extended scenes, music videos and room tours from Run’s House: Family Confidential on RunsHouse.MTV.com. There’s never a dull moment when hip-hop meets holy, but that’s just the way it is at ‘Run’s House.’ Run, of the legendary Run-DMC, has become a Reverend and a family man. With a chaotic household consisting of three sons – Jojo, Diggy, Russy – and two daughters, Vanessa and Angela, the funk never stops as the Reverend creates his own Heaven on Earth with his wife, former MC Justice.”

“Run’s House: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
This is yet another entry into the lineup of reality TV shows, but the whole ‘rapper turned preacher’ angle is certainly unique.

Available Tuesday, March 20



JAG: The Complete Third Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
David James Elliott as Cmdr. Harmon ‘Harm’ Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell as Lt. Col. Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux as Lt. Cmdr. Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson as Adm. Albert Jethro ‘A.J.’ Chegwidden
Chuck Carrington as P.O. Jason Tiner

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 18 Hours 20 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“The men and women of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps are back for 24 more action-packed episodes in the third season of the long-running hit series JAG. Commander “Harm” Rabb (David James Elliot) and Major “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) both find romance this season, but also suffer heartache. And while they might take on Cuban terrorists, they still manage to make it to the wedding between Bud (Patrick Labyorteaux) and Harriet (Karri Turner)! Co-starring John M. Jackson as Admiral “A.J.” Chegwidden, JAG digs deep to portray the human side of the military experience and show the bravery of those who give all for their country!”

“JAG: The Complete Third Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
“JAG” blazes on with this third season DVD.

Available Tuesday, March 20



Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner – Uncensored!
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
William Shatner as Himself
Jason Alexander as Himself – Roastmaster
Sandra Bullock as Herself/Filmed roaster
Andy Dick as Himself – Roaster
Farrah Fawcett as Herself – Roaster
Greg Giraldo as Himself – Roaster
Clint Howard as Balok
Jimmy Kimmel as Himself/Filmed roaster
Lisa Lampanelli as Herself – Roaster
Artie Lange as Himself – Roaster
Craig J. Nevius as Himself
Nichelle Nichols as Herself – Roaster
Leonard Nimoy as Himself
Patton Oswalt as Himself – Roaster
Kevin Pollak as Himself – Roaster
Brian Posehn as Himself – in audience
Jeffrey Ross as Himself – Roaster
Sarah Silverman as Herself/Filmed roaster
Ben Stiller as Himself/Filmed roaster
George Takei as Himself – Roaster
Betty White as Herself – Roaster
Fred Willard as Himself – Roaster

Special Features:
Behind-the-scenes footage
Red Carpet interviews
“Making of the Roast” featurette

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 80 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Captain’s Log, stardate…oh, f$#@ it. It’s the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. Watch as he’s feted by comics and co-stars alike, ranging from Andy Dick, Greg Giraldo, Patton Oswalt, and Fred Willard to fellow “trekkers” George Takei and Nichelle Nichols. Whether it’s Jeffrey Ross lambasting Shatner’s overacting or Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel regretting their choice of a certain “Shatner-endorsed” travel company, you won’t want to miss one Shatner-skewering minute!”

“Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner – Uncensored!” is not rated.

CS Comment:
“Star Trek” fans will definitely want to add this Shatner roast to their collections.

Available Tuesday, March 20



Sleeper Cell American Terror: The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Michael Ealy as Darwyn
Henri Lubatti as Ilija Korjenic
Oded Fehr as Farik
Melissa Sagemiller as Gayle
Alex Nesic as Christian
Blake Shields as Tommy
Michael Desante as Masked Gunman
Jake Soldera as Marcus
Omid Abtahi as Salim
Kevin Alejandro as Benito ‘Benny’ Velasquez

Special Features:
All 8 episodes from Season 2 on 3 discs
“Infiltrating the Final Cell”
“The Enemy Within”
“Farik’s Story”
Biographies

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Language
Running Time: 445 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“It is not longer a matter of “if,” but “when.” And will the next attempt be successful?

The Emmy®-nominated ‘Sleeper Cell’ returns with more controversy, chaos, drama and realistic terror in a 3-disc collectible DVD set with 8 intense one-hour episodes. ‘Sleeper Cell: American Terror’ focuses on an inevitable and encroaching catastrophic terrorist attack.”

“Sleeper Cell American Terror: The Complete Second Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Do you like “24″? Then you might want to check out this series with an interesting take on the war on terror.

Available Tuesday, March 20



The Wild Wild West: The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Robert Conrad as James T. West
Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon
Dick Cangey as Heavy

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 24 Hours 13 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD synopsis:

“‘The Wild, Wild West’ takes you on death-defying, top-secret assignments alongside the country’s best Secret Agents, under direct orders to protect the security of President Grant and the U.S. from all manner of threats. Battle injustice with the ever-resourceful ladies’ man, Federal Agents James West (Robert Conrad) and his sidekick, the inventive master of disguise, Agent Artemus Gordon, (Ross Martin) as they ride the rails in a high-tech railroad car, armed with an array of high-tech weaponry. Follow in the footsteps of these dashing Agents as they go undercover to foil insane plots devised by revolutionary, evil geniuses and subversives. The heart-pounding Second Season includes a beautifully bound 7-disc DVD set with 28 action-packed episodes – all digitally re-mastered in full COLOR.”

“The Wild Wild West: The Complete Second Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
No Will Smith. No giant mechanical spiders. Just the original TV series.

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