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DVD Roundup: 5.15.07

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
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Home Improvement: The Complete Sixth Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Tim Allen as Tim Taylor
Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor
Zachery Ty Bryan as Bradley Michael Taylor
Taran Noah Smith as Mark Taylor
Richard Karn as Al Borland
Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor
Debbe Dunning as Heidi Keppert

Special Features:
All-New Season 6 Bloopers

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Running Time: 561 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Get ready for some high-octane humor in the hilarious sixth season of the Emmy(R) Award-winning 'Home Improvement.' Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson return in the classic sitcom about friends, tools and the "power" of family. This year, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor pulls out all the stops as he attempts to break Bob Vila's steamroller record, and things at home get out of hand when Jill's wild sisters visit to plan their parents' 50th anniversary. Laugh along with every unforgettable moment in this 3-disc set, including all 25 episodes and exclusive, all-new Season 6 bloopers. It's a must-own collection for every 'Home Improvement' fan."

"Home Improvement: The Complete Sixth Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Continue your "Home Improvement" collection with the complete sixth season DVD. Ar Ar Ar!

Available Tuesday, May 15



Frasier: The Ninth Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Niles Crane
John Mahoney as Martin Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
Moose as Eddie
Enzo the Dog as Eddie

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Surround Sound
Running Time: 8 Hours 47 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is Frasier -- the hilarious psychiatrist first seen on TV's Cheers and subsequently the star of this smash-hit comedy series. Celebrate "Frasier's" 200th episode in Season Nine, which has Frasier Crane (Grammer) commemorating his 2,000th radio show on KACL in Seattle. But where, oh where is that one missing that would make Frasier's collection of radio programs complete? Martin (John Mahoney) lands a job as a night-shift security guard, while Niles (David Hyde Pierece) and Daphne (Jane Leeves) must endure an overseas visit from her conniving mother Gertrude and lecherous brother Simon. And Roz (Peri Gilpin) is swept off her feet by a charming and handsome new boyfriend, but is less than thrilled with his career choice: he's a garbageman! Enjoy unending laughs -- as well as Frasier's reunion with some of his pals from Cheers in Boston -- with 'Frasier: The Ninth Season'!"

"Frasier: The Ninth Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
It's hard to believe "Frasier" was on more than nine years, but here's the proof! Unfortunately there are no bonus features included.

Available Tuesday, May 15



Wings: The Fourth Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Timothy Daly as Joe Montgomery Hackett
Steven Weber as Brian Michael Hackett
Crystal Bernard as Helen Chapel
David Schramm as Roy Biggins
Rebecca Schull as Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran
Tony Shalhoub as Antonio Scarpacci
Thomas Haden Church as Lowell Mather
Amy Yasbeck as Casey Chapel Davenport

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 8 Hours 13 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Wings is still flying high, with the Hackett brothers of Sandpiper Air and their friends and co-workers at Tom Nevers Field! From the moment the gang is rescued from the plane crash to the introduction of Alex Lambert, the sexy new love interest for Joe (Tim Daly) and Brian (Steven Weber), life on Nantucket has never been funnier -- or more outrageous! Is neurotic Joe or screw-up Brian going to land Alex? In addition, will Helen (Crystal Bernard) finally see her career take off? This season, Roy Biggins (David Schramm) expresses his musical side, cab driver Antonio (Tony Shalhoub) expresses his sensitive side, and Fay (Rebecca Schull) auditions to play Oprah. Plus, dim-witted Lowell (Thomas Haden Church) ends up living with Joe and Brian – and even dates Helen! This 4-disc set includes all 22 episodes of 'Wings: The Fourth Season,' on DVD for the first time! Fasten your seatbelts...'Wings' is back and better than ever!"

"Wings: The Fourth Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
See Sandman back when he was nice and dorky! This season also marks the debut of beautiful redhead Alex Lambert. Niiice!

Available Tuesday, May 15



American Experience – Alexander Hamilton
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Kevin Hershberger as Continental Soldier
Brian F. O'Byrne as Alexander Hamilton
John Pagano as Continental Officer

Special Features:
Behind the Scenes

Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Widescreen
Stereo Sound
Running Time: 120 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor and arrogance. His life and career were marked by a stunning rise to power, scandal and tragedy. He had one of the most notorious love affairs of any public figure in American history and met his death in a startling act of political violence -- the famous duel with Aaron Burr. But his contributions as a statesman survive. As first Secretary of the Treasury during the tumultuous early years of the republic, Hamilton led the transformation of the young country into a commercial and industrial powerhouse. He was the one founder who had a vision, not of what America was, but of what it could become. This episode tells the story of the underappreciated genius who laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy -- including the banking system, Wall Street and an "opportunity society" in which talent and hard work, not birth, determined success."

"American Experience – Alexander Hamilton" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Here's a great DVD for history buffs and any high school student needing to do a report on Alexander Hamilton.

Available Tuesday, May 15



Alvin And The Chipmunks - The Chipmunks Go To The Movies
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as Alvin Seville
Frank Welker as Additional Voices
Nancy Cartwright as Additional Voices
Dody Goodman as Miss Rebecca Miller
Janice Karman as Brittany Miller
Tress MacNeille as Additional Voices

Special Features:
Star Wreck
Batmunk
Funny…We Shrunk The Adults

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 66 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Join the Chipmunks for an amazing trip through Hollywood, as they re-enact your favorite silver screen classics. In Star Wreck Alvin takes command of the S.S. Boobyprize as Captain Dirk, and through some beaming laughter and hijinks he must rescue their fellow crewmember Dr. McRoy (Theodore) from the clutches of a extraterrestrial family. Bouncing back to Earth in the dark alleys of the big city, lurks the triumphant Caped Crimefighter Batmunk (Simon) who battles the mischievous Jokester played by Alvin. Through high-flying heroics Simon shows Alvin the value that crime doesn't pay. Finally, imagine shrinking grown-ups down to the size of a bug! In Funny….We Shrunk The Adults, Simon's experimental shrinking machine accidentally shrinks Dave and Ms. Miller and the boys have to pull together and clean up the GIANT mess they made. Tinseltown will never be the same!"

"Alvin And The Chipmunks - The Chipmunks Go To The Movies" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Did you ever watch Batman and think, "Man, I'd love to see Alvin and the Chipmunks parody this!" Your wish is granted!

Available Tuesday, May 15



American Dad! Volume 2
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Seth MacFarlane as Stan Smith
Wendy Schaal as Francine Smith
Rachael MacFarlane as Hayley Smith
Dee Bradley Baker as Klaus
Scott Grimes as Steve Smith
Mike Barker as Terry
Mike Henry as Jackson
Patrick Stewart as Avery Bullock
Jeff Fischer as Jeff
Eddie Kaye Thomas as Barry
Curtis Armstrong as Snot

Special Features:
Audio Commentary On All 19 Episodes
An American Dad! Like No Other Featurette
Drawing Roger Featurette
Favorite Scenes Featurette
Multi-Angle Scene Studies
On Selected Episodes

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
English, French, Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 418 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Terrorists (and all of you bed-wetting-hippie-liberal types) beware! Ultra-right-wing C.I.A. agent Stan Smith is back, taking names, and, well you know the rest. Join Stan, along with his hilariously offbeat family, as he spans the globe to make the world safe for democracy! If you're ready to support your country, and if you're ready for an outrageous animated farce from Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Seth MacFarlane, the creative mastermind behind 'Family Guy,' you're ready for 'American Dad! Volume 2.' God Bless America! "

"American Dad! Volume 2" is not rated.

CS Comment:
If you like "Family Guy," you probably already know you'll like "American Dad." A pretty good selection of bonus features should also keep fans happy.

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