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DVD Roundup: 7.10.07

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
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Beauty and the Beast - The Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Linda Hamilton as Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler
Ron Perlman as Vincent
Richard Partlow as Unerground Man

Special Features:
Video Introductions on select episodes by Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 17 Hours 23 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"Once upon a time is now as Beauty And The Beast: The Second Season, the legendary, romantic show, is as alluring as ever in a magnificent 6-disc set. This DVD of the Emmy Award - and Golden Globe - winning fantasy-crime drama series includes all 22 breathtaking second-season episodes, which feature the adventures and romance between Vincent (Ron Perlman), a mythic, noble man-beast, and Catherine (Linda Hamilton), a savvy assistant DA in New York. Though they live in separate worlds, from the very moment these two cross paths, they share a strong psychic bond as their love continues to grow without measure.”

CS Comment:
While it doesn't offer any great bonus features, this second season DVD finally has Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman appear in introductions. Better late than never!

Available Tuesday, July 10




My Super Sweet 16
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Cee-Lo as Himself
Pauly Shore as Himself
Bow Wow as Himself

Special Features:
Two Bonus Episodes
Sneak Peak from the Set of Super Sweet 16: The Movie

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 266 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"My Super Sweet 16 takes you on a wild ride behind the scenes for all the drama, surprises and over-the-top fun as teens prepare for their most important coming-of-age celebrations. Meet the kids who are determined to go all out to mark this major turning point in their lives, the parents who lavish every wish, and find out first hand what it's really like to turn 16 these days. Whether a Sweet 16, Quinceaneara or Coming Out, each week My Super Sweet 16 will document one character's outrageous journey as they plot, plan and prep for the party to end all parties. These kids expect and will only accept the absolute best. Now, it's up to them to make sure jealous siblings, stressed out parents and school rivals don't get in the way. This series gives you an up close and very personal look at the extravagant and sometimes extreme measures teens take to ensure that this milestone in their lives is commemorated by the ultimate celebration. Will their real life Sweet 16 ever live up to their fantasies? Blow out 16 candles and step in to a world that isn't always as sweet as it seems."

CS Comment:
I can't think of anything I'd like to watch more than spoiled 16 year olds being pampered by their parents. How 'bout you?

Available Tuesday, July 10




Super Sweet 16: The Movie
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Alyson Michalka as Taylor
Amanda Michalka as Sarah
Brendan Miller as Shannon
Regine Nehy as Jacquie
Ethan Phillips as Craig
Roddy Piper as Mitch
Rocco Vienhage as Coleman Palm

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes
The Best of MTV's My Super Sweet 16

Other Info:
Widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 86 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"Jacquie (Regine Nehy) and Sarah (Amanda "AJ" Michalka) are BFFs (Best Friends Forever, that is). They're about to start their sophomore year of high school and they're ready for their very own Sweet 16 party. Since they were eight years old, this shared celebration was built up to be superasat least that was the plan. But Taylor Tiara (Alyson "Aly" Michalka), the school's fashionista and wannabe party planner, has ideas of her own. Cozying up to Jacquie, Taylor's devious and destructive methods turn these best friends into worst enemies. What follows is a wild rivalry for the biggest, bossiest and most extravagant Super Sweet 16 ever.

With performances by Hellogoodbye and Pretty Ricky, there's no doubt about it as this super party is going to be sweet."

CS Comment:
The MTV documentary series gets its own movie. Hopefully it's more entertaining than the TV show.

Available Tuesday, July 10

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