DVD Roundup: 6.19.07

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea – Season 3, Volume 1
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Richard Basehart as Adm. Harriman Nelson
Robert Dowdell as Lt. Comdr. Chip Morton
David Hedison as Capt. Lee B. Crane
Del Monroe as Kowalski
Terry Becker as Chief Francis Ethelbert Sharkey
Patrick Culliton as Crewman
Ron Stein as Crewman
Marco López as Crewman
Paul Carr as Clark

Special Features:
David Hedison Interview
Still Galleries

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Spanish and French Languages
Running Time: 507 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“As the SSRN Seaview’s ongoing mission continues, her crew boldly defends the free world from the enemies of mankind, battling sinister foreign powers, deadly sea creatures, deranged scientists bent on world domination, and the imminent threat of nuclear doomsday. The brainchild of producer/writer/director Irwin Allen, ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ was years ahead of its time, reflecting the key social and political issues of its day, and captivating audiences with its unique hybrid of science fiction spectacle and espionage thriller. Step aboard a futuristic atomic submarine, and see what danger lurks just below the surface in this innovative and exciting TV classic!”

CS Comment:
The sci-fi DVD collection continues with this third season collection. Fortunately, it even has an interview for fans to check out.

Available Tuesday, June 19


Perry Mason: The Second Season – Volume One
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
William Hopper as Paul Drake
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Talman as Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins as Lt. Arthur Tragg

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 12 Hours 49 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

“Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.”

CS Comment:
Here’s more for Perry Mason fans. Unfortunately, there still aren’t any bonus features.

Available Tuesday, June 19


Picket Fences: Season One
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Tom Skerritt as Sheriff Jimmy Brock
Kathy Baker as Dr. Jill Brock
Costas Mandylor as Kenny Lacos
Lauren Holly as Maxine Stewart
Holly Marie Combs as Kimberly Brock
Justin Shenkarow as Matthew Brock
Adam Wylie as Zachary ‘Zack’ Brock
Fyvush Finkel as Douglas Wambaugh
Ray Walston as Judge Henry Bone
Kelly Connell as Carter Pike

Special Features:
All Roads Lead To Rome Featurette: Featuring David E. Kelley and the Cast

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Spanish and French Language
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 1055 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Eccentricity defines daily life in Rome, Wisconsin, where the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz is murdered, a student brings a severed hand to school for show-and-tell, and a woman runs over her husband with a steamroller pleading “not guilty by reason of menopause”, Sheriff Jimmy Brock has seen it all. Indeed, behind the tidy picket fences of this quirky little town lie all the same problems and prejudices found in the big city, except in a small town everyone seems to know everyone else’s business – or thinks they do!”

CS Comment:
David E. Kelly fans should be happy to get this first season of “Picket Fences” finally on DVD. And yes, they even manage to include some bonus features.

Available Tuesday, June 19



The Wood: Back in the Day Edition
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Rating: R

Starring:
Elayn Taylor as Roland’s Mother
Omar Epps as Mike
Richard T. Jones as Slim
Taye Diggs as Roland
Tamala Jones as Tanya
De’aundre Bonds as Stacey

Special Features:
Commentary by Director Rick Famuyiwa and Actors Taye Diggs and Richard T. Jones
Making “The Wood”
Theatrical Trailer
Photo Gallery

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 106 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Lots of guys have second thoughts about marriage. Three hours before his wedding, Roland (Taye Diggs) is having third, fourth and fifth thoughts. Good thing he’s got best buddies Slim (Richard T. Jones) and Mike (Omar Epps) around to help sort those feelings out—and to remember their coming-of-age days in “The Wood” (Inglewood, California). From the big dance to first love, the rites of passage that are part of everyone’s growing up are winningly chronicled in this unforgettable tale of laughs and friendship that’s set to the most memorable musical grooves of the ’80s.”

“The Wood” is rated R for strong language and some strong sexuality.

CS Comment:
Finally! The DVD reissue you’ve been asking for! It must have been you because I sure didn’t ask for it. I don’t know what prompted them to reissue this 1999 film as a special edition, but here it is.

Available Tuesday, June 19

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