DVD Roundup: 11.13.07

Captain N and the new Super Mario World
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Walker Boone as Mario
Andrew Sabiston as Yoshi
Tracey Moore as Princess Toadstool
Tony Rosato as Luigi
Harvey Atkin as King Koopa
John Stocker as Oogtar
Gordon Masten as Big Mouth
Tara Strong as Hip Koopa
Paulina Gillis as Kootie Pie Koopa
James Rankin as Cheatsy Koopa
Michael Stark as Kooky von Koopa
Dan Hennessey as Bully Koopa
Gary Chalk as King Hippo
Ian James Corlett as Dr. Wily
Michael Donovan as Eggplant Wizard
Matt Hill as Narrator
Alessandro Juliani as Kid Icarus
Andrew Kavadas as Simon Belmont
Doug Parker as Megaman
Levi Stubbs as Mother Brain
Venus Terzo as Princess Lana
Frank Welker as Game Boy
Tomm Wright as Duke

Special Features:
Storyboard-To-Screen: Opening Title Sequence
Original Concept Art: Yoshi

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Running Time: 4 Hours

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“In 1991, NBC amped up their Saturday mornings by combining two of their animated powerhouses into one half hour time slot with ‘Captain N’ and the new ‘Super Mario World.’

‘Super Mario World’
Based on the hit video game of the same name, Super Mario World completes the animated adventures of the heroic Super Mario Brothers, Princess Toadstool and their new dinosaur friend, Yoshi.

‘Captain N: The Game Master’
In this third and final season of Captain N The Game Master, Mother Brain (Metroid) and her Forces of Chaos continue to threaten the freedom of Videoland. Only game master Kevin Keene and the N Team, Princess Lana, Simon Belmont (Castlevania), Mega Man, Kid Icarus and Gameboy can keep them from conquering the universe.”

“Captain N” and the new “Super Mario World” is not rated.

CS Comment:
This is certainly an interesting piece of video game history. It’s also cool to see just how long Mario has lasted.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Perry Mason: Season 2, Volume 2
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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 54 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the 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.”

“Perry Mason” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Unfortunately there are no bonus features with these DVDs, but “Perry Mason” fans can complete their Season 2 collections with this set.

Available Tuesday, November 13


It’s A Wonderful Life: 2-Disc Collector’s Set
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
James Stewart as George Bailey
Donna Reed as Mary Hatch Bailey
Lionel Barrymore as Henry F. Potter
Thomas Mitchell as Uncle Billy
Henry Travers as Clarence
Beulah Bondi as Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen as Ernie Bishop
Ward Bond as Officer Bert
Gloria Grahame as Violet Bick
H.B. Warner as Mr. Emil Gower
Frank Albertson as Sam Wainwright
Todd Karns as Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds as Peter Bailey (Pa)
Mary Treen as Cousin Tilly
Virginia Patton as Ruth Dakin Bailey

Special Features:
The Making of “It’s A Wonderful Life”
A Personal Remembrance
Original Theatrical Trailer

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 130 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all — and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?”

“It’s A Wonderful Life” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Just in time for Christmas this holiday classic returns in yet another DVD edition. A brand new color version should please collectors.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Disney’s TaleSpin: Volume 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Jim Cummings as Pilot Jack
Ed Gilbert as Baloo
Sally Struthers as Rebecca ‘Becky’ Cunningham
R.J. Williams as Kit Cloudkicker
Frank Welker as Additional Voices
Pat Fraley as Wildcat
Charles Adler as Mad Dog /
Janna Michaels as Molly Cunningham
Tony Jay as Shere Khan

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
French Subtitles
Running Time: 617 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Everyone’s favorite furry cargo pilot returns for more high-altitude hilarity in ‘TaleSpin: Volume 2′! Beloved Jungle Book star Baloo the bear and his navigator Kit Cloudkicker take to the skies as couriers for their friend and boss, the always resourceful businesswoman Rebecca Cunningham. With Rebecca’s adventurous daughter, Molly, and ace mechanic Wildcat rounding out the crew, the Higher For Hire crew is joined by the most memorable cast of colorful characters and scheming villains yet.

Join our heroes as they face off against familiar foes like the evil Colonel Spigot – as well as a whole new batch of rogues. Baloo and Kit battle air pirates, ancient curses, mummies and their most hair-raising challenge ever… finishing high school! With three discs packed with full-throttle thrills and first class excitement, ‘TaleSpin: Volume 2′ is a boxed set that really delivers!”

“Disney’s TaleSpin: Volume 2: is not rated.

CS Comment:
My sisters and I enjoyed watching this when we were younger. Now my kids are getting a kick out of it.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Disney’s DuckTales: Volume 3
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck (voice)
Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake (voice)
Hamilton Camp as Fenton Crackshell a.k.a. Gizmoduck (voice)
Brian Cummings as Doofus Drake / Bebop Beagle (voice)
Miriam Flynn as Gandra Dee (voice)
Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Crackshell (voice)
Rob Paulsen as Gladstone Gander (voice)
Will Ryan as Black Pete (voice)
Rene Auberjonois as Dr. Nogood (voice)

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
French Subtitles
Running Time: 546 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Return to Duckburg, USA with Scrooge McDuck and his smart-alecky nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in this exciting three-disc set! This hilarious collection takes Uncle Scrooge and the boys journeying into an African jungle, stowing away on a secret aircraft carrier, and rocketing into space searching for a lost “Money Bin.” But wherever their zany adventures find them, Scrooge and his crew, including the energetic pilot Launchpad McQuack, never forget that their greatest treasures are family and friendship! They may battle the Beagle Boys and tangle with Magica DeSpell, but when it comes to laughs, the DuckTales gang always comes out on top. Fans of all ages will love this collection of fine-feathered fun!”

“Disney’s DuckTales: Volume 3″ is not rated.

CS Comment:
This is yet another Disney animated series that we enjoyed watching. You can entertain kids for hours with it, too.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Melrose Place: The Third Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Thomas Calabro as Dr. Michael Mancini
Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward
Andrew Shue as Billy Campbell
Josie Bissett as Jane Andrews Mancini
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Allison Parker
Grant Show as Jake Hanson
Doug Savant as Matt Fielding
Jack Wagner as Dr. Peter Burns
Laura Leighton as Sydney Andrews
Marcia Cross as Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini
Daphne Zuniga as Jo Reynolds
Rob Estes as Kyle McBride
Kelly Rutherford as Megan Lewis Mancini

Special Features:
Melrose Place According To Jake
Melrose Place: Seven Minutes In Hell
Everything You Need To Know About Melrose Place Season 3

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 23 Hours 52 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“A nighttime soap opera about the lives, careers, trials and tribulations of a group of young people living in an apartment building in the trendy neighborhood of ‘Melrose Place.’ The show was a spin off of ‘Beverly Hills 90210′ and starred Heather Locklear as the scheming Amanda Woodward, head of her own advertising agency and owner of the apartment building.”

“Melrose Place: The Third Season” is not rated.

CS Comment:
Here’s another season for “Melrose Place” fans to enjoy. Fortunately there are a few bonus features for them, too.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Cougar Club
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Jason Jurman as Spence Holmes
Warren Kole as Hogan
Joe Mantegna as Mr. Stack
Izabella Scorupco as Paige
Faye Dunaway as Edith Birnbaum
Carrie Fisher as Gladys Goodbey
Kaley Cuoco as Amanda
Joanie Laurer as Teddy Archibald
Loretta Devine as Dolly
Jon Polito as Mr. Archibald

Special Features:
Topless Menus
Cougar Blooper Reel
Foxy Cougar Outtakes
Deleted Scenes
And More!

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 97 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“Get ready for the wild and outrageous unrated comedy Cougar Club. Two young guys turn their passion for older women into a business where horny guys can pair up with the older, sometimes WAY OLDER, women of their dreams. The unrated version you couldn’t see in theatres!”

This version of “Cougar Club” is not rated, but the original version was rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use..

CS Comment:
This is kind of an oddball film. It’s a blatant skin flick (topless menus, anyone?), yet it features Carrie Fisher and Faye Dunaway. It’s certainly an odd combination.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Christmas Time in South Park
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Trey Parker as Eric Cartman
Matt Stone as Kyle Broflovski

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 154 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“There’s no better time of year than Christmas, especially in South Park. So, stop fighting with the family, gather ’round the fire and watch these classic South Park episodes. Join in as the citizens of South Park sing many of everyone’s favorite holiday classics like, ‘Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo’ and ‘Christmas Time in Hell’. See the boys bring Christmas to Iraq and learn how hard it is to be a Jew during this holiday season. Christmas is a time when we all can put aside our differences and agree on what the holidays are really about: presents!”

“Christmas Time in South Park” is not rated.

CS Comment:
The ‘Golden Book’ parody DVD cover is certainly a clever touch.

Available Tuesday, November 13


Deceit
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Rating: R

Starring:
Matt Long as Dave Ford
Luke Mably as Brian
Pell James as Claudia
Joe Pantoliano as Anthony
Jon Abrahams as Roger
Adrienne Barbeau as Kathleen Darrow
Adam Smith as Officer Thoms
Ralph Garman as Police Sargeant
Meghan Markle as Gwen
Ryan Devlin as Patron

Special Features:
Behind the Scenes of Deceit
Deceit Trailer
Trailer Gallery

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD description:

“After his father’s sudden death, Dave Ford returns home with his girlfriend to attend the funeral. There he reunites with former best friends Emily and Brian Nicholson, now married and very wealthy. They offer to help Dave fix up his father s house and their friendship is instantly rekindled. But when Emily and Brian s unstable relationship turns violent, Emily runs to Dave for protection. Despite warnings from an old friend that Emily may not be who she appears to be, Dave can no longer resist his feelings for her and they begin a passionate affair. But the truth unravels, friendships are destroyed and jealousy explodes as Dave finds himself tangled up in a deadly game with no way out. ‘Deceit’ is a psychological thriller that tells a story of money, lies and obsession.”

“Deceit” is rated R for sexuality, language, and some violence.

CS Comment:
Despite starring Joe Pantoliano, this TV movie doesn’t look all that great.

Available Tuesday, November 13

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