DVD Roundup: 10.30.07

Scrubs: The Complete Sixth Season
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Rating: TV-14

Starring:
Zach Braff as Dr. John ‘J.D.’ Dorian
Sarah Chalke as Dr. Elliot Reid
Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk
Neil Flynn as The Janitor
Ken Jenkins as Dr. Bob Kelso
John C. McGinley as Dr. Perry Cox
Judy Reyes as Nurse Carla Espinosa
Robert Maschio as Dr. Todd Quinlan
Aloma Wright as Nurse Laverne Roberts
Sam Lloyd as Ted Buckland
Christa Miller as Jordan Sullivan

Special Features:
My Making Of: “My Musical” — The Cast Stars In A Musical Episode With Songs Written By Tony Award®-Winning Composers. See It All — From Rehearsals To The Full-Blown Spectacle
Judy Reyes Keeps Talking — The Actress Behind Carla Espinosa Reveals Her Inspiration And Secrets Of The Event-Packed Season
Scrubbed Out — Deleted Scenes
Alternate Lines — A Second Opinion
Practice, Practice, Malpractice — Outtakes
Audio Commentaries

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 522 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Fill your prescription for laughs with the sixth dose of the Emmy® Award-winning ‘Scrubs.’ The doctors of Sacred Heart make their rounds in the most surreal comedy on network television. Expect big bundles of laughs this year as J.D. and Kim, Turk and Carla, and Dr. Cox and Jordan are all expecting little bundles of joy, and the entire crew takes an unforgettable road trip. Continue your ‘Scrubs’ collection with all 22 episodes of the groundbreaking sitcom’s sensational sixth season. With a band of hilarious guest stars and exclusive bonus features, including alternate takes and bloopers, this 3-disc box set is the perfect cure for the entertainment blues.”

“Scrubs: The Complete Sixth Season” is rated TV-14.

CS Comment:
Even with the sixth season DVD, they seem to have a pretty good selection of bonus features for “Scrubs” fans.

Available Tuesday, October 30


CSI: Miami – The Fifth Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine
Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne
Adam Rodriguez as Eric Delko
Khandi Alexander as Dr. Alexx Woods
Rex Linn as Detective Frank Tripp
Jonathan Togo as Ryan Wolfe
Boti Bliss as Maxine Valera
Sofia Milos as Detective Yelina Salas
Rory Cochrane as Tim Speedle

Special Features:
Rio Grand: CSI: Miami Goes to Rio
If Looks Could Kill: Special F/X Makeup
Turning Up The Heat: The Look Of CSI: Miami
Dressing The Part
The Real MDPD With Jonathan Togo
Audio Commentaries: Episode 501 – Rio, Episode 503 – Death Pool 100, Episode 505 – Death Eminent, Episode 507 – Darkroom, Episode 515 – Man Down

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Language
Running Time: 17 Hours 28 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Lead Criminalist Horatio Caine (David Caruso) is targeted by adversaries old and new in the fifth season of ‘CSI: Miami.’ As the danger grows for Caine, he and the rest of his team – Calliegh (Emily Proctor), Eric (Adam Rodriguez), Alexx (Khandi Alexander), Ryan (Jonathan Togo), Frank (Rex Linn), and Natalia (Eva La Rue) – must go the limit to solve their biggest cases yet.”

“CSI: Miami – The Fifth Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
“CSI: Miami” fans should be pleased to get this fifth season DVD set for their collection. I hadn’t realized it was on the air that long!

Available Tuesday, October 30


Twin Peaks – Definitive Gold Box Edition
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Richard Beymer as Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne
Warren Frost as Dr. Will Hayward
Michael Horse as Deputy Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill
Harry Goaz as Deputy Andy Brennan
Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson
Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs
Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings
Jack Nance as Pete Martell
Everett McGill as Big Ed Hurley
Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell
James Marshall as James Hurley
Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran
Eric DaRe as Leo Johnson
Wendy Robie as Nadine Hurley
Joan Chen as Jocelyn ‘Josie’ Packard
Ray Wise as Leland Palmer
Sheryl Lee as Madeleine Ferguson
Russ Tamblyn as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Don S. Davis as Major Garland Briggs
Chris Mulkey as Hank Jennings
Gary Hershberger as Mike Nelson
Grace Zabriskie as Sarah Palmer

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes: Lost footage saved from the cutting room floor
Exclusive feature-length documentary, Secrets From Another Place, exploring the show’s origins, production and impact – featuring brand new interviews with the cast and crew and never-before-seen footage
A Slice Of Lynch: David Lynch takes a strange and amusing look back with help from Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick and John Wentworth
Return To Twin Peaks: Follow a group of devoted “Peaks Freaks” and cast members to the 2006 Twin Peaks Festival
Interactive Map: The show’s unforgettable locations and how to find them in real life
The Complete Log Lady Introductions
Saturday Night Live: Kyle MacLachlan’s monologue and the hilarious Twin Peaks comedy sketch featuring the SNL cast
The “Falling” Music Video with Julee Cruise
And Many Golden Nuggets: On-air promos, TV spots, production documents, rare photos and more!

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo Sound
Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish Language
Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 25 Hours 1 Minute

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“When Laura Palmer is found brutally murdered, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean) soon discover that in the town of Twin Peaks no one is innocent and nothing is what it seems.
Sights unseen and sounds unheard – until now.

For the first time ever, the entire groundbreaking ‘Twin Peaks’ television series, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, has been compiled for you to own and relish, taking you deeper into the woods than ever before.”

“Twin Peaks” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Will “Twin Peaks” fans go for yet another new edition of the TV series on DVD?

Available Tuesday, October 30


Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Seventh Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
John Kassir as Crypt Keeper

Special Features:
Fatal Caper: Virtual Comic Book

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 337 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Greetings, fiends! The last time you saw the Crypt Keeper – wait, this is the last time. So turn out the frights, the party’s over. They say all ghoul things must end. But let the ghoul times roll one gleeful last time with these 13 terrorific tales based on those classic moldy-but-goodie horror comics from back when. Among the die-lights: Natasha Richardson is a lawyer planning A Fatal Caper, Ewan McGregor gets down and zombie for a Cold War and Daniel Craig finds out how the sneaky, freaky ad biz really works in Smoke Wrings. Well, time’s up. Past our deadtime. Never say die, kiddies (although we just did). It’s the final season!”

“Tales from the Crypt” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Everyone from “Star Wars” fans to James Bond fans will want to check out their heroes in guest appearances on this DVD!

Available Tuesday, October 30


October Road: The Complete First Season
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Rating: TV-PG

Starring:
Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett
Jonathan Murphy as Ronnie
Rebecca Field as Janet Meadows
Tom Berenger as The Commander
Warren Christie as Ray ‘Big Cat’ Cataldo
Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan
Jay Paulson as Physical Phil
Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka
Elizabeth Bogush as Alison Rowan
Evan Jones as Ikey
Lindy Booth as Pizza Girl
Odette Yustman as Aubrey
Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels
Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels

Special Features:
October Road: The Journey Begins — Go Behind The Scenes With The Cast And Crew To Discover How The Show Was Conceived And How Friendships Blossomed On And Off The Set
Deleted Scenes
Bloopers
Season Two Preview — A Sneak Peek Into Season Two With The Show’s Producers

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 257 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Nick Garrett’s (Bryan Greenberg) revealing new best-seller about his hometown doesn’t buy him many fans when he returns to his circle of friends on October Road. In between mending old relationships and settling family matters, Nick searches for some creative inspiration. However, Nick’s plan takes an odd turn when a love triangle with Hannah, his high school girlfriend (Laura Prepon), and an attractive college student leads him down an all-new path. Experience all Season One episodes in this two-disc DVD set, complete with exclusive bonus features, and fall in love with the characters of ‘October Road.’”

“October Road” is rated TV-PG.

CS Comment:
I’ve never seen “October Road” but the premise does sound interesting. Fans of the show will definitely want to pick up this DVD set.

Available Tuesday, October 30


Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
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Rating: R

Starring:
Timothy Spall as Albert Pierrepoint
Juliet Stevenson as Annie Pierrepoint
Eddie Marsan as James ‘Tish’ Corbitt
Cavan Clerkin as George Cooper
James Corden as Kirky
Joyia Fitch as Elizabeth Volkenrath
Clive Francis as Monty
Christopher Fulford as Sykes
Claire Keelan as Jessie
Ben McKay as Timothy Evans
Tobias Menzies as Lt. Llewelyn
Michael Norton as Josef Kramer

Special Features:
Commentary by Director Adrian Shergold
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 98 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Humble man. Loyal husband. Feared Executioner.

Living a split life as a master hangman, loyal husband and grocery delivery man Albert Pierrepoint (Timothy Spall – ‘The Last Samurai,’ ‘Vanilla Sky’) became the most feared executioner in Britain, famed for his craftsmanship in hanging over 450 people. Once praised and demonized for his role in the Nazi war trials, he must ultimately face a fate he couldn’t have imagined.”

“Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman” is rated R for disturbing images, nudity and brief sexuality.

CS Comment:
I thought this was yet another cheesy horror movie until I saw it was based on a true story. It certainly looks worth checking out!

Available Tuesday, October 30

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