DVD Roundup: 8.14.07

The Fugitive: Season One, Volume One
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Rating: Unrated

Starring:
David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble
Barry Morse as Lt. Philip Gerard
William Conrad as Narrator

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 12 Hours 40 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“This hugely popular, original hit TV series that inspired two Hollywood blockbusters, ‘The Fugitive’ stars David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician unjustly accused of murdering his wife. When his train crashes en route to Death Row. Kimble breaks free from the custody of Lt. Gerard – and runs for his life. Fleeing from town to town, switching identities and toiling at countless jobs fuels Kimble’s obsession to catch the real killer – a one-armed man he saw leaving the scene of the crime. His obsession is matched only by Gerard’s – who blame himself for Kimble’s escape and who will stop at nothing to get him back.”

“The Fugitive: Season One, Volume One” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Finally! The quest to find the one armed man begins here on DVD!

Available Tuesday, August 14


Loonatics Unleashed: The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Charlie Schlatter as Ace Bunny
Jason Marsden as Danger Duck
Jessica Di Cicco as Lexi Bunny
Rob Paulsen as Rev Runner
Kevin Michael Richardson as Slam Tasmanian, Tech E. Coyote
Candi Milo as Zadavia

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 273 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Alien energy from a renegade meteor has turned them into out-of-control super-powered mutants. And they’re the good guys! The future-earth world of Acmetropolis looks dark for Danger Duck, Ace Bunny, Slam Tazmanian and all the Loonatics. Each thrilling Season 2 Episode has a precarious peril – and outrageous villain! Ophiuchus Sam plots to steal Ace’s Guardian Strike Sword. Evil Electro J. Fudd hunts mutant wabbits and ducks. Slyth Vester is about to start a 1,500-year war. And Melvin Martian blackmails the Loonatics so he can get his extraterrestrial paws on Lexi! So strap yourself in for 13 awesome adventures in the year 2772 – and laugh yourself looney with this cool 2-disc collection!”

“Loonatics Unleashed: The Complete Second Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Like most adult animation fans, I find this to be cartoon blasphemy. Turning Bugs Bunny and company into intergalactic superheroes is a bad idea. That being said, all my kids loved watching this. Ah, the generation gap widens.

Available Tuesday, August 14


Dynasty: The Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
John Forsythe as Blake Carrington
Linda Evans as Krystle Carrington
Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington Colby
Gordon Thomson as Adam Carrington
John James as Jeff Colby
Jack Coleman as Steven Carrington
Michael Nader as Dex Dexter
Heather Locklear as Sammy Jo Dean Carrington
Pamela Bellwood as Claudia Blaisdel
Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon Carrington Colby

Special Features:
Interactive Dynasty Season 2 Family Tree

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Spanish and Portuguese Language
Spanish and Portuguese Subtitles
Running Time: 17 Hours 38 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Greed. Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. Those are the four perfect words to describe Dynasty’s second season! The formidable Alexis descends on the Carrington’s like a force of nature, while the devious Sammy Jo wreaks her own brand of havoc on her new family. The great Joan Collins and the sultry Heather Locklear join the award-winning ensemble cast this season as Alexis and Sammy Jo. This season skyrocketed Dynasty into the series that defined a decade and captured the imagination of viewers worldwide. CBS DVD brings us a 6-disc collection containing all 22 second-season episodes. Passion, glamour, catfights, and the biggest shoulder pads in Denver–Dynasty, was the primetime soap fueled by an all-star cast and “sexsational” storylines.”

“Dynasty: The Second Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Greed. Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. It’s not reality TV. It’s “Dynasty,” back for its second season.

Available Tuesday, August 14


Baby Looney Tunes: Tooth Fairy Tales – Volume 4
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Janyse Jaud as Melissa Duck
Ian James Corlett as Baby Taz
June Foray as Granny
Terry Klassen as Baby Sylvester
Britt McKillip as Baby Lola
Sam Vincent as Baby Bugs, Baby Daffy, Baby Tweety
Chiara Zanni as Petunia

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 89 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“In Tooth Fairy Tales the kids learn a whole new set of lessons. When Bugs looses a tooth, Daffy tries to figure out a way to scam the tooth fairy. In Takers Keepers, Daffy soon discovers it’s not nice to steal someone else’s toy…especially if that someone is Taz! Too much of a good thing can be bad when Taz gobbles up way too much candy in Spinout. And is there any Shadow of a Doubt what shadows are after little Tweety sheds some light on the subject? Plus four more fun episodes – from babies’ playing in snow for the first time to Christmas in July – and four separate sing-along tunes to dance and play to!”

CS Comment:
I don’t know why, but “Baby Loony Tunes” seems a bit more acceptable than “Loonatics Unleashed.” Maybe it’s because they still act like their classic incarnations. In any case, the kiddies love ‘em.

Available Tuesday, August 14


Brian Regan: Standing Up
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Brian Regan

Special Features:
Brian Regan: Standing Up (Encore)

Comedy Central Presents Brian Regan (Half-Hour Special)

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 42 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Straight off a coast-to-coast tour and into your living room, this concert film captures Brian Regan at his best. Butterflies, show horses, and greeting cards are no match when this master of standup grabs the microphone. His comedy—big enough for everyone, sharp enough for you—makes him one of the hottest acts in standup today.”

CS Comment:
If you loved him on Comedy Central, you’ll like him on DVD.

Available Tuesday, August 14


Unaccompanied Minors
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Rating: PG

Starring:
Lewis Black as Oliver Porter
Wilmer Valderrama as Zach Van Bourke
Tyler James Williams as Charlie Goldfinch
Dyllan Christopher as Spencer Davenport
Brett Kelly as Timothy ‘Beef’ Wellington
Gina Mantegna as Grace Conrad
Quinn Shephard as Donna Malone
Paget Brewster as Valerie Davenport
Rob Corddry as Sam Davenport
Dominique Saldana as Katherine ‘Katie’ Davenport
Jessica Walter as Cindi
Rob Riggle as Head Guard Hoffman
Michelle Sandler as Mary Lynn
David Koechner as Ernie Wellington
B.J. Novak as Desk Attendant

Special Features:
Do’s And Don’ts – Commentary by Lewis Black, Director Paul Feig and Writers Jacob Meszaros and Mya Stark
Charlie’s Dance Reel
Additional Scenes
Guards In The Hall – a Hilarious Look at the Security Guards Out of Control

Other Info:
Widescreen (2.40:1) and Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French and Spanish Languages
French and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Six kids stuck in an airport without supervision. Someone please call security.

A snowstorm has cancelled all flights at Hoover International, and all are stranded. That’s bad news for most. But for children shuttling unaccompanied from one place to another, it’s a ticket for adventure!

Tyler James Williams (‘Everybody Hates Chris’), Dyllan Christopher (‘Seabiscuit’) and Brett Kelly (‘Bad Santa’) are among the stranded teens who put aside differences to elude airport authority and help make a little girl happy in this lively comedy. The kids are loose. So is the fun!”

“Unaccompanied Minors” is rated PG for mild rude humor and language.

CS Comment:
Produced by Lauren Schuler Donner? Co-starring Lewis Black and B.J. Novak? Maybe this one is worth checking out after all.

Available Tuesday, August 7


The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong On Every Level – Uncensored
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
The Amazing Johnathan
Psychic Tanya

Special Features:
Premium Blend Appearance
Deleted Scenes
Comedy Central Presents: The Amazing Johnathan

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 42 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Watch Las Vegas legend The Amazing Johnathan in his very own Comedy Central special, as ‘The Freddy Krueger of Comedy’ slashes and claws his way through the night.

Seamlessly mixing his unpredictable comedy, spontaneous magic and trademark gore with the not-so-capable help of his zany assistant, Psychic Tanya, The Amazing Johnathan is truly ‘Wrong on Every Level.’”

CS Comment:
How can “The Freddy Krueger of Comedy” not intrigue you?

Available Tuesday, August 14

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